1. Frette Bath Linens

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    I am loving spending time in my new bathroom… a vanity area to prep for my day, natural light from my large window, counter space to lay out my makeup… it’s amazing how you truly appreciate these things after living in tight bathrooms with minimal counter space {or any space for that matter} in New York City!

    For today’s post I partnered with a brand that’s quite familiar with the idea of enjoying life’s small luxuries, Frette. Frette is one of the world’s leading fine linen brands, with bed and bath linens that can be found in some of the world’s most prestigious hotels, homes, and stores. When we spoke about partnering I knew their towels would be my dream finishing touch to make this space my mini sanctuary of relaxation.

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    Because I have been sharing my home updates, I figured I should share how I transformed this space to start. {No, it did not look exactly like this when we bought the house…while we didn’t move the countertops or change the hardware… we did give the bathroom a nice “facelift.”} The mini makeover consisted of replacing the sconces {which I got from Worlds Away}, the mirrors {which I got from Gabby}, cabinet knobs {which I got from Bathroom Unique}, and painting the cabinetry and walls {with paint from Benjamin Moore}.

    Personalizing the space to become my mini haven meant incorporating Frette’s plush terry bath sheets {which are about twice the size of any normal towel}. Then merchandising a dish of my favorite summer perfumes {the newest being Figue eu de Perfume from Calypso St Barths}, purchasing a funky vanity stool {which I was thrilled to come across at HomeGoods}, and of course displaying the prettiest pink roses throughout. Welcome to my happy place!

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  2. Chambray & Bubbles

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    We are starting to settle in to our new home and I have to say the kids are just LOVING having a backyard. Every afternoon we swing open the backdoor to run around in the sunshine, playing games of hide and seek, searching for treasures {ie. acorns}, and most recently, blowing bubbles. I always said we wanted to move so our kids could grow up in a house with a yard like my husband and I did, but it wasn’t until we got here and started playing out back that I realized just how lucky we are to have the space. Today’s shoot is basically a glimpse into an average summer afternoon at our house… the pure joy that children have when playing with bubbles never ceases to amaze me.

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    Our go-to summer attire for Reese has been a sweet top with little shorts paired to canvas slip-ons {the only shoes Reese will wear because she can put them on herself… we are in the “Mommy I want todo it allllll by myself” phase!}. With all of the craziness from our move I have been doing all of our shopping on OldNavy.com so I get these cute pieces right to our new doorstep. Today’s Old Navy top is perfect for the new Southern Belle… a flutter sleeve chambray blouse with embroidered flowers on the trim and white cuffed denim shorts.

    The flower bubble blower was a find in the dollar section of Target {I am regretting not buying more!} while her miniature adirondack chair is from Pottery Barn Kids. I hope that you all are taking some time to get your kids outside, and if you need an activity, never underestimate the power of bubbles to get the kids excited about getting out! These smiles say it all!

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    Thank you to Old Navy for sponsoring this post.

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  3. Master Bedroom Sneak Peek #TNChateauFH

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    While our house is still bustling with construction for another few weeks, it was important to me to make our master bedroom a cozy sanctuary away from the chaos. Still a bit bare {because it is seriously double the size of our last bedroom}, we have been slowly filling the room with new pieces like our new Inspire Q king size bed and beautiful Echo Design bedding to make it feel like home.

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    We brought our favorite Slim Aarons photo, Poolside Gossip, with us and hung it in a prime spot on our wall across from the bed. Much like the photo influenced the color palette for our room in NYC, it did once again when we chose the Mykonos Bedding Collection by Echo Design. Their king duvet mini set includes a beautiful print duvet and 2 shams; I am in love with the light mosaic pattern which really brightens and lightens the room! Then doesn’t my bed look insanely comfortable? Kind of like a hotel?! If you want that whole overflowing with cozy pillows “hotel look” you must splurge on king pillows and euro shams {the Echo set includes the covers}. These pillow inserts make a world of a difference.

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    Then for our furniture, we chose a new Inspire Q bed, the Inspire Q Marion nailhead Wingback Tufted King in Grey Linen. {Transitioning from a queen to king is no joke! I feel like I don’t see my husband anymore!!} Then I kept my Inspire Q Kenton x Base Wood side tables in white, but updated to mirrored bedside table lamps, the Inspire Q Felton 3-way crystal mirror lamps. We painted the walls and trim of the room a clean white {White Dove OC-17 Satin Impervo by Benjamin Moore}, the perfect compliment to the whole color scheme. Then we wanted blackout shades that matched so we ordered white ones from ShadesOnline.com. {In the picture above you can tell how much space we are dealing with – holy moly!}.

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    Our new Jonathan Adler Morrow Settee matches perfectly to our Echo Design shams so I placed it in the room as a filler although after consulting with our interior designer we may opt for other seating space in front of the bed!! Guess I will have to keep you posted! Looking forward to sharing more of the reveal with you guys soon!

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