Things We Love:Boxwood


Hi, friends! Are you having a good week? We sure hope so! I had a signing for Lies and Other Acts of Love with one of my favorite authors, Mary Alice Monroe, day before yesterday, and Mom got to come too! Everyone had so much fun at the event that we didn’t get home until midnight and, in the shock of being out so late on a school night, we, um, forgot what day it was. Hence the sharing of our Friday favorites on Thursday. But any day is a good day to share favorite links from around the web, right? We hope you’ll forgive us!


Green and White


Summerfield House Design

Life of Polarn Per

burst of vibrance


Wonderful Palmetto Life

carolina girls

life of polarn per

The Fuller View

Des dem ventana

Atlanta Homes

                                             Happy weekend, friends!!



Drake Design Associates
We’re in the short rows here on the renovation of the Beaufort house and frantically prepping for a July 5 party. (Yikes!)
Paul Davis Design
The rain isn’t helping the outside painting much, but you know the old saying… Some days, though, don’t you wish you could control the weather for a couple of hours?
Alexa Hampton’s Hampton’s House via Architectural Digest
At any rate, we hope to have a few things planted in the yard to increase the curb appeal. 
Highstreet Market
As of this moment, the only thing we’ve purchased is the weeping rosemary that will hang out from underneath the brand-new fence and trail down front of the raised concrete that encloses the yard.

Home Bunch

It’s simple, fragrant and keeps the mosquitoes away! 

Loi Thai – Tone on Tone Antiques Garden

My sweet grandmother (Mom’s mom) bought us the most gorgeous urns to go on the front porch, and we can’t wait to plant them!

Atlanta Homes Magazine

We haven’t totally decided what to plant yet, and are between just simple flowers and a tiny shrub with a flower border like this.
Annie Brahler – Eurotrash Designer’s Home
It’s amazing how a single plant can add so much height! And we love this contrast with the stark white front, which is basically what we’ll be working with.
Pamela Pierce Design via Veranda
Overall, we like the idea of having a the yard look clean, fresh and uncluttered like this.
classy in the city
Plus, neither of us has much of a green thumb, so it’s probably best not to have too many complicated things to keep alive!
Elizabeth Kimberly Design
We love the symmetry of a pair of planted urns and the finished touch they add to any front porch. What plants do you keep on your front porch?


Garden Fountains

Hulsey Gardens
Hatfield House

Hulsey Gardens

Swan House

Veranda Magazine
Chris Meech Photography

Traditional Home

Thomas Loof Photography via House Beautiful

Traditional Home Magazine Jeff Herr Photography

Hatfield House 




House Tour: Pamela Pierce Design

Some homes simply beckon you to come inside. This one by Pamela Pierce Design certainly beckons us…
And, just as we expected, when we “stepped” across the threshold, this one didn’t disappoint. We love everything about this kitchen. The steel windows, the stainless island, the bull over the window. It’s the kind of place we can see ourselves procuring fresh herbs and whipping up a culinary masterpiece. (You know, theoretically.)
There’s nothing we love more than mealtime, and it’s always better when it’s spent with family and friends. The picnic table and open shelves with a sophisticated air give this dining area that unique combination of laid back and chic.
This whole house feels like a spaaaaahhhhh! We used to be convinced that every floor needed an area rug, but we’re changing our minds left and right. This room is a perfect example of how bare floors can feel light, bright and, most important, clean.
We don’t have to tell you that we’re wild for neutrals. And the pops of fresh green contribute to the organic feel.
We are short of breath over this room. The simple furniture, reclaimed floors and stunning doors are positively jaw dropping.
A mix of old and new is really the only way to go when designing a home.
These indoor shutters are an amazing way to make the room feel sparse yet finished. And you know we are all about a canopy bed!
Chandelier + Marble + Clawfoot tub = Dream bathroom. 
We’re big twin bed fans anyway, but these might be the most fabulous we’ve seen. This house makes us wonder why we ever, ever feel like we need to spice up our neutrals. These pictures make us feel like we can take a deep breath!
Sometimes that all-important outdoor living room can be filled with little-thought, seemingly forgotten pieces. Not here. This gorgeous patio blends seamlessly with the rest of the home.
Nothing lends that “I’ve been here forever” feel live ivy-covered walls. Funny because we’d have no problem being here forever! We hope you have a wonderful day!


Things We Love: Garden Benches

garden benches
Howard Design Studio
Of all the places we sit, we think our gardens might be our favorite. So, as much as we worry about the places we lounge indoors, we thought we might focus today on getting comfy in the fresh air. From the simple to the ornate to everything in between, you can’t go wrong with these beautiful benches. For a perfect place to spend an afternoon, just add a sweet summer breeze!


garden benches
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


garden benches
Howard Design Studio


Howard Design Studio


garden benches
Howard Design Studio




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