Presenting a curated feed of picturesque porches, well-appointed interiors and chic decor finds, Christina Dandar’s The Potted Boxwood is a haven for design traditionalists.


PORTRAIT BY JOHN CAIN PHOTOGRAPHY
PORTRAIT BY JOHN CAIN PHOTOGRAPHY

Like many of her influencer counterparts, design blogger Christina Dandar did not set out to be a full-time content creator. In fact, the social media star was getting her master’s at SMU when she decided to channel her love for beautiful homes into a passion project: The Potted Boxwood (thepottedboxwood.com). Since launching her blog in 2014, Dandar has continued to fill our screens with charming vignettes of classic architecture, timeless decor, well-manicured lawns and covetable front porches. The blogger’s signature snaps of Dallas’ most enviable exteriors—which can be found under her dedicated hashtag #ChicInDallas—have earned her 125,000 Instagram (@thepottedboxwood) followers and counting. In addition, Dandar’s content includes product roundups, gift guides, tablescape ideas and, most recently, home tours—a new video series gives followers an insider’s view of what’s behind the famed facades featured in her feed. Here, the design devotee shows us how to emulate her classic style.


BOXWOOD PHOTO BY NUMISMARTY/ISTOCK; BOOK PHOTO COURTESY OF RIZZOLI NEW YORK; ALL OTHER PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDS
BOXWOOD PHOTO BY NUMISMARTY/ISTOCK; BOOK PHOTO COURTESY OF RIZZOLI NEW YORK; ALL OTHER PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDS

“Nicholson-Hardie is a treasure trove of beautiful boxwoods, planters and specialty home gifts in Dallas.” Boxwood, nicholson-hardie.com

“Beautifully patterned, upholstered ottomans are a great way to add a curated look to any space.” One Kings Lane Liza skirted ottoman in prairie floral blue, onekingslane.com

“Aerin Lauder’s latest book highlights entertaining tips passed down from her beauty icon grandmother Estée, as well as glimpses into her gloriously chic homes. I refer to it often!” Entertaining Beautifully, rizzolibookstore.com

“Bamboo flatware can immediately elevate any tablescape with the perfect pop of natural texture.” Pottery Barn natural bamboo flatware, potterybarn.com

“Bamboo flatware can immediately elevate any tablescape with the perfect pop of natural texture.” Pottery Barn natural bamboo flatware, potterybarn.com

“These planters have a classic design and are excellent quality. They can even be painted to match shutter or door colors for a more customized look.” Frontgate Versailles planter, frontgate.com