dreamy

Is it Wednesday day already?  Wow.  Humor me as I dream of fall and decorate my imaginary farmhouse.

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Spotted this perfection on my instagram feed, via Mark D. Sikes, who is amaze.  I saw this home and nearly passed out cold on the floor.

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Love this relaxed runner layered with pops of foliage and pumpkins.  My favorite look of all.  Keeping this look in mind for Thanksgiving!

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Obsessed with this distressed caddy and flatware.  I actually have an old dairy caddy that’s off-white, and have always toyed with the idea to fill it with my silver when hosting a big meal.  Now I’m inspired to go for it!

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Behold my dream study, complete with a day bed to enjoy a good read and hot tea or afternoon naps.  Had this image forever.  Love the crisp white and warmth with all the textures.

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More layers and comfort.  Even with all the white touches, this still feels like an ideal place to relax on a chilly day.

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Of course, no farmhouse is complete without a beautiful equine. Voila.

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So there you have it.  Another farmhouse daydream.  You know, studies show that daydreaming inspires creativity, increases your metabolism, and is good for the soul.  And it’s both gluten and sugar free.  You read it right here.

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wednesday white

I love a big dose of white enveloped with swaths of boxwoods.  It truly completes me and is the picture of classic beauty.  We start with this masterpiece, none other than the Connecticut home of design legend, Bunny Williams.

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This lady has some serious boxwood game going on.  You can see the rest of her home and garden tour here.  

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Check out this amazing window box.  Little sprigs of boxwoods planted between hydrangeas another lovely green.

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Love these boxwoods which are fab accent pieces to anchor a dreamy porch.  I probably should have titled this post “an ode to boxwoods.”  I am that obsessed with them.  Maybe in part because they’re the only plant I have that doesn’t die from accidental neglect?  They are hardy and forgiving.

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Also love them planted in the ground.

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Or in a simple container.  Perfect if you’re renting a home but want a touch of elegance in the yard.  This is exactly what I’ve done for our rental properties over the years.

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Or you can dedicate an entire garden to them. The perfect architecture doesn’t exactly hurt ; )

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So there you have it.  White and boxwoods.  My recipe for design happiness!

[images via my pinterest farmhouse page]

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stripe style

Stripey fabulousness from doorway to duds.

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If this doorway were a top?  Voila!  You can’t go wrong with classic design or fashion that has a clever twist.  I’m strongly considering this top.

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Okay I just wrote a post before sunrise.  On a Monday.  You know you’re loved if I’m writing this early ; )  Meanwhile, can you believe October is almost here?  Wow!  Since moving to the beach, fall has become my favorite season.  I love sipping hot tea, hunting down white pumpkins, and busting out my layers.  The hot summers here are so brutal and feel like they’ll never end.  Thank goodness cooler air is only a few short weeks away.  I already wore my boots on Friday night even though it was still a humid 74 degrees.  Call me an autumn optimist.

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    SeletaI‘m Seleta, a city girl living the beach life with my husband, fabulous four offspring, happy horses and frisky fur babies. A former TV personality turned Designer, I love to share the sparkly side of life. Read more here.
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