1. Patio Spring Makeover with Frontgate

    When people ask me what my favorite room in my house is… I always answer, “Can I say my patio?!” You see, living in Miami, your patio becomes like a second living room. We are always hanging outside eating lunch, watching the kids swim, enjoying an evening cocktail… so it’s always been important to me that our space outside reflect my style as much so as the inside.

    When we first moved into our house I was lucky enough to partner with Frontgate to furnish this outdoor space. From outdoor rugs, to outdoor dining and living sets {that are beautiful and comfortable enough to be inside!}, I had no idea the space could look so great, and be so perfect when it came to entertaining guests. Back then though, I wanted a much cleaner, simpler palette. Something with minimal color. {See the before here.} Well, come spring I was ready to bring in some color, bring in some accessories, and really jazz up the place. It was time for a mini makeover.

    I combed through Frontage’s catalogues and online site and decided that a true impact piece would be a big and bright statement rug, and wow did I find a winner! I was a tad worried it wouldn’t be “me”… I mean, I am the girl who likes all white! But I am now OBSESSED!! Contrasted to white patio furniture it makes the space playful and inviting. To compliment the rug I brought in outdoor pillows with bright blue accents. I just love these tassel pillows on my lounge chairs, and and on my new Weston tufted Sofa, I love my the chevron pillows. Everyone’s favorite though is the sweet Flamingo pillow!!

    Over at my dining table, I wanted to compliment the blue with some Spring friendly tableware. I placed Savannah pebble dinner plates under the prettiest floral dishes, the Savannah bloom salad plates and Savannah bloom bowls. I tied back to the blue with Kim Seybert bamboo placemats and Jupiter beaded glasses.

    When it came to accessories, the Catawba Lanterns STOLE THE SHOW. The large size is quite large, which is amazing and impactful. And at night filled with flameless candles, they create such a romantic atmosphere. It’s accessories like these lanterns, that take a space from “looking good” to looking “looking decorated”. Head over to Frotngate’s blog to read my full interview on the makeover.

    I am excited to share endless stories of how I entertain out here all Spring and Summer long!!

    My Furniture:

    My Accessories:

    Photography by Yesi of Simply Lively

    Thank you to Frontgate for partnering on this post.
  2. Updating my Kitchen with the Adorne Collection by Legrand

    This week I got started on my Spring Cleaning and I wanted to focus on the most popular room in the house, my kitchen. Out with the old… chipped dishes, left-over Holiday decor, the list went on. One swap that I hadn’t considered for my todo list, but quickly realized was essential, was switching out my old electrical plates and light switches. When I updated the kitchen when I moved into the house last year, I switched the pendant lights and the cabinet pulls, but I actually never thought to update the light switches, thus leaving older, chunky switches on my beautiful white walls….

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  3. Updating your Doors with Schlage

    Last year I changed the interior and exterior door handles to Schlage and it has completely enhanced my home technologically and aesthetically! When we bought our home last year, the knobs were a hodgepodge of mis-matched golds, most of which were tarnished. I wanted sleek new knobs that matched our aesthetic, with Schlage I found just that. For my powder room and bedroom doors {featured above}, I chose the Birmingham Lever with Wakefield trim Bed & Bath Lock in Satin Nickel which has privacy locking. Then for the doors that have a deadbolt {the the doors to my patio and pool below}, I chose the Accent Lever…

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  4. White & Bright Decor Favorites

    Ever since the Holidays ended I have been ready for a home refresh, craving a mix of whites and neutrals in fun textures. The core of a room starts on the ground, and so many of you have asked me about my neutral rugs in my home, so when I came across this handwoven rug with natural fibers in a gorgeous durable neutral on One Kings Lane, I had to share! Then how about all these accessories… from the Vineyard Geodes to the Trellis Motif Ginger Jars, neutrals have never had so much character! Then I am obsessed with these Donna Karan Home Pillows…

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  5. Brooks’s Toddler Room with RH Baby & Child

    Well guys, Brooks’s big boy room is finished thanks to RH Baby & Child!! I can’t stop talking about how amazing their design services was right down to the finishing touches… the experience combined with the outcome is better than I could have imagined. Remember I had my in-home consultation, my in-store design meeting, so the final step was installation day!! In case you forgot what his old room looked like, check out the before in this FH post. First we chose “Cashmere Grey” as the new color for the walls. It’s a great grey…. so neutral, a great backdrop for any space, and looks amazing…

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