1. Master Bedroom Update #MIACHATEAUFH

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    While I have shared a few glimpses of my new bedroom in past blog posts or on my instagram, I am officially ready to reveal the finished look on the blog with our new bed, new bedside tables, and new table lamps completing the look. So, welcome to my cozy bedroom haven!! Our beautiful velvet baby blue bed comes from My Chic Nest and perfectly enough is named “The Amanda Bed” {a fab coincidence!!}!! My Chic Nest has a wide range of stunning beds and headboards, especially if you love a whimsical feel, and with so many fabrics, colors, and details to choose from, each pieces feels truly one-of-a-kind. I wan’t sure if I made the right choice when ordering the blue, but from the moment it arrived I fell in love because it completely transformed our room! {And I also can’t get over how perfectly the color matches our Boll & Branch organic bedding – you may remember that I featured it in this post from our Nashville house.} Our bedside tables I have had my eye on for what feels like forever; I just love the elegance of the shape and the tassel pulls {they come from Bungalow 5}. Then our new bedside table lamps were the best find!! Can we talk about how hard it is to find an oversized lamp that is well-priced?!! These Addison Table Lamps from Z Gallerie are seriously huge in size {18″W x 18″D x 33″H}, elegant in design, and I love the white linen lamp shade.

    We are so lucky to have a stunning window over-looking our backyard in our bedroom, so I wanted to create a cozy sitting area alongside it. Here we got incredibly lucky because so many pieces from our Nashville house magically found new homes in our new house, specifically in this nook. Since my husband no longer has an office in our home in Miami, we were able to use these Restoration Hardware floor lamps in our bedroom {one on either side of the chairs}, and then two Oroa chairs that were formerly in our family room were the perfect seating for this space. Our simple gold side table completed the look, housing pretty vases, picture frames, and my favorite candles. Hope you love the way this cozy space came to life!!

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    Photography by Yesi of Simplylively.us & Lindsey Grace Photography

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  2. Coffee Table Books for Spring

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    Coffee table books are probably my favorite decorative item. Whether it’s a heaping pile on a bookshelf or few with assorted colored spines on a console, they allows guests to peek into your world just that little bit, sharing your interests and aspirations. Because I am always looking to add to my endless collection, I wanted to share a few on my wish list for Spring, as well as a few of my all-time favorites. On my wish list: Assouline’s In the Spirit of Napa ValleyThe Big Book of the Hamptons and Gypset Travel because when Spring hits I immediately get the itch for Summer vacation and these fill that void! On the party-front I am eyeing New York based Jewelry designer, Lele Sadoughi’s book Pret-A-Party talking about 21st-century entertaining.

    As for my all-time-favorites, I would have to say that C.Z. Guest American Style Icon is a must for those of you girly girls, while Jan Showers’ books, two of my favorites being Glamorous Rooms and Glamorous Retreats, are for for the interior design lovers. Slim Aarons’ book appeal to just about everyone {men included!}; Poolside with Slim Aarons and Once Upon a Time are definitely the most popular. I made a shoppable list below with more great picks to expand your collection!

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  3. Kitchen Tour #MiaChateauFH

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    Welcome to our new kitchen! I feel like I have shared bits and pieces on my social media, but I am excited to share the full reveal today with a run down of all the changes I made to create the finished look! I have to say that I am in love with this space! The main island is massive, making it great for dining at the bar {which we do every night!} or cooking up a storm from guests. The breakfast nook is where we enjoy our mornings with the kiddos {and I confess to even putting a TV in there so I can clean up while the kids tune into PBS kids}. In sharing this space today, I really hope to inspire you because while I completely transformed the space, I did so by making some pretty simple changes {that you could easily do in your own home!}. So here is what I did to bring this room to life!

    I started by tearing out the crown molding. I know a lot of people may think I am crazy because crown molding can be so elegant, but in this space I felt like it was outdated, plus I have molding in the existing cabinets, so it seemed redundant. Immediately after removing the crown molding it felt much more modern and open, mission accomplished. Next, I moved on to painting. This room was actually yellow {even the ceiling!}, so by I chose my favorite white, White Dove by Benjamin Moore, which immediately changed the feel of the space {and made it feel much bigger!}. I was fortunate that the cabinets came as featured, in this pretty white gloss, but I did change out all of the knobs and pulls from gold round ones to slim silver bars {ie. sleek brushed nickel pulls from MyKnobs.com}. The kitchen used to be a mix of golds and silvers, so I love that I slowly transitioned the kitchen to all silver, which leads me to my next change, the lighting. I am obsessed with these oversized industrial-feel pendants from Restoration Hardware {the Benson Pendants – see here in 16″}. They make me feel like I am on the set of Top Chef, and they actually give great cooking light! As I said over and over in my last home tour, I am obsessed with lighting and it can completely transform a space, so always splurge on cool fixtures!!

    Last but not least was the backsplash {see the before picture in this post}. I did something that I haven’t really seen done before and I consider it more of a temporary fix, and I painted over the existing black marble backsplash to look like an extension of the wall. Ultimately I would love to swap out the backsplash and countertop to be some version of white like our Nashville Kitchen, but for now I think painting the backsplash and covering some of the black did wonders!

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    When it came to unpacking and organizing the kitchen, I was blessed with the help of The Home Edit team who swooped in from Nashville to unpack, organize, label, you name it. Did you see the coffee cup display? You should see what they did with my kid’s tupperware drawers, fine china, and endless sets of flatware. And I love how they labeled everything with white paint pens! I highly recommend them if you are moving into a new home or simply need to give your kitchen {or pantry, or closet, or entire home!} an organizational lift!

    As for furniture, we went with the same pieces that we had in our last kitchen. {And can I just say how lucky we are that it all fit perfectly! My husband couldn’t be happier!!} Our breakfast table and bar stools are a custom design from New Design Furniture and my white breakfast table chairs are from Modani. Then for details, my gorgeous cake dome and flower vases are Juliska, my blue placemats are Lexington Company, and my blue kitchen utensils are Le Creuset. If you have any other questions about my decor, please contact me!

    Hope you loved the tour and stay in touch as I go about my day-to-day in our home with hashtag #MiaChateauFH on social media!

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