Behind the Boxwoods

Happy Tuesday! I got a lot of messages asking for a more detailed breakdown of my latest instagram post featuring the small topiaries I got at Home Depot. So, here we go…the first real blog post. I couldn’t find the double ball topiaries on the HD website, but if you to their garden center they are upfront. I also snagged some larger ones for my front door. I have a major boxwood addiction…

This whole vignette started a few months ago when I had this massive empty wall space to fill up. When we bought our house it had already been flipped. The downside- I didn’t get to pick the details and finishes I wanted but one of the upsides was the beautiful molding they put in the kitchen. I knew designing this wall that I didn’t want to cover the molding and I didn’t want to make any massive furniture investments because we lovingingly call this house our “five year home.” So, I searched Joss and Main and found this  Preusser Console. The price was right, but I am not a good online furniture shopping, so I skeptically bought it. I ended up loving it and especially like how narrow it is because everything else I was finding was far too deep.

 

 

My favorite part about this vignette hands down, is the Soleil Mirror from Wisteria. I have a love affair with this mirror and if it didn’t look ridiculous I would honestly have one in every room of my house. It compliments any decor style, whether contemporary, transitional or traditional and it the perfect size. If you have any wall space that needs a wow factor, this mirror does the trick every time.

 

 

The faux Ghost chairs are probably one of my favorite Amazon purchases to date and from someone who is convinced they keep Amazon Prime in business that is saying a lot! They are durable, kid friendly, and easy to clean. After sticky peanut butter and jelly fingers have been over them I just wipe them down with an all purpose cleaner and then every week or so I spray them with this. Any mom out there can appreciate a set of dining chairs that are beautiful but that also won’t give them a heart attack if spaghetti sauce splatters all over them (R.I.P. cream upholstered parsons chairs). Plus the arms help keep little ones from sliding around so its a win win.

 

 

Speaking of kid friendly, the jute runner in the post has been awesome for our family. It has held up really well in an incredibly high traffic area. I would argue it is just shy of Pottery Barn quality at a third  of the price. The exact runner I ordered is sold old, but there is a new runner that looks almost identical and is sisal.  And I love it. Maybe even better then the runner we have now. Luckily for me, good ole’ Amazon Prime can deliver it in two days. Now, how to tell my saint of a husband that I might be buying yet another rug. Oops!

 

 

I love collecting Chinoiserie jars and have collected them from everywhere from family collections to EBTH and Wisteria. Every time I find one it feels like I’ve found hidden treasure. The double happiness vases at the bottom of the console were an awesome Home Goods find and the planter on top was a family hand me down. I was able to find vases similar to the ones on the bottom here. It is from Houzz and if you haven’t checked out there shop, you definitely should. They pull from tons of vendors and you can get some great steals. I also have these bud vases that are similar and look perfect mixed in with ginger jars for vignettes.

 

Last but not least, the lamps and the silhouettes. The bamboo buffet lamps are from Ballard Designs (my obsession) and were backordered because they were so popular. Let me tell you though, they are SO worth the wait. I get compliments all the time on them and they are really versatile. You could put them in any room and they provide a ton of light. As you will learn reading my blog I have a love affair with anything that is gold and bamboo. Literally anything that falls under this category seems to instantly elevate whatever space it’s in- its down right magical. Trust me, its a purchase you won’t regret .

And the silhouettes. Oh the silhouettes! They are some of my dearest possessions. We get them done every year by one of the most talented artists I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, Clay Rice. He is also an author and travels along the East Coast  part of the year creating custom silhouettes. His website will often listen his tour dates and hopefully he’ll be coming near you sometime soon!

 

 

And that’s a wrap. The first official blog post is on the books! All that is left to do is order some monogrammed cachepots for the topiaries, but the ones from Home Depot will actually work nicely in the meantime and have actually inspired me. Now I’m considering getting them monogrammed in a kelly green vs the blue I was originally envisioning.  I’ll let you know how they turn out! Hope it was a fun read and I will be back on Saturday posting my Loving Lately featuring home and decor products. I hope you’ll come back and keep reading!

XO,

Sophie

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