Hi friends! An instagram follower recently asked me what I would be sure to include when building or renovating a home. I decided to poll my audience for what they would be sure to include. So if you are in the midst of a renovation or building a home, this post is for you. For those of you like me who hope to do that one day, it is a great post to bookmark and save for later.
Some homes stand a part with their presence. They hold great stature, elegance, and grandeur. My friend Libby’s home is surely one of those outstanding estates to remember. Originally built by the former Governor Clements of Texas, this home feels grand but cozy. It is full of beautiful collections displayed in clever ways, as well as lushly layered pattern and design.
The most frequently asked question at The Potted Boxwood is:
“What is the paint color?”
I understand why. Finding the right paint color is tricky, and so often it doesn’t turn out the way people envision.Pictures are brightened and edited, plus online doesn’t translate to real life in more ways than one.
While I was in Hinsdale, I was fortunate enough to tour one of the most iconic homes in this charming Chicago suburb. Anna Fiascone took me through this colorful home that was once a dairy barn in 1898 for the house next door. In 1924, it was converted into a residence. Despite a long history, the home is still perfectly functioning for a modern family- plus, full of charm!
Wallpaper isn’t going anywhere. It can add beautiful texture in any room with grasscloth, a pop of bold pattern in small spaces, and an intriguing focal point in dining rooms, hallways, and beyond. I have rounded up some of my very favorite wallpapers with all of you.
It is a true Christmas treat and a major personal privilege to bring you a Beyond the Curb home tour of renown interior designer Cathy Kincaid. Cathy’s lovely 1918 Dallas home is every bit as charming and thoughtfully designed as you would expect it to be. With a masterful eye, Cathy uses pattern in perfect proportion. She strives to make her design equally layered and refined, while still being comfortably chic.
I was incredibly thrilled to be the digital media sponsor of the ABPA Home Tour here in Dallas this year. There were four beautiful homes that were included in tour, and I am so excited to share two of them with you all today.
The minute you meet AnnBlair Housefield, you want to be in her orbit. She is magnetic, charming, funny, and effortlessly chic. Her home equally embodies all those qualities. Despite being a 1946 home lightly touched up over the years, this West Highland Park home in Dallas is still very relevant. AnnBlair was not afraid to use color, especially in the two darling girls’ nurseries featured. This is an ideal example of young family making fresh waves in an older home without losing the intended aesthetic.