1. How to Create your dream Office

    How to create your dream office

    Now that I made my big moving announcement, it’s time to start preparing for all of my new rooms, starting with where the magic behind FH happens… my office! I loved making my New York City office a sweet haven {see the post here}, but now I will actually have a whole room to myself rather than a corner of my bedroom – yippee!! So I have started putting together a wish list for this new space, creating my dream office. Sleek white desk, a fuzzy chair, gold antique-esque shelving, and countless girly accessories. Shop the look below if your office also needs a refresher!

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  2. Moving to Nashville

    Southern Style Homes in Nashville TNSouthern Dream Home with Cherry Blossoms

    I am incredibly excited to announce that the FH Family will be moving to Nashville, TN this summer. After nearly eight years in New York City, countless fashion jobs, meeting the man of my dreams, giving birth to two children at NYU hospital, birthday parties, FH events, and much more, our love for the city could not be stronger. That being said, we would like to continue growing our family {not quite yet… mamma needs another year or so}, we would like to raise our kids in a house {with a big playroom!!}, we need more space for even bigger parties, and being near my husband’s family will be a nice perk.

    When we started our house search I couldn’t believe how each house is more gorgeous than the next. If you are visiting Nashville, I highly recommend driving Belle Meade Boulevard for some of the most incredible homes. Our home {OMG I still can’t believe I can say that!} is about 15 years old and is a classic Southern style — “classic white house with black shutters” look — which I really wanted! I love the regal look of white columns on the front porch, and then not featured in these photos is the gorgeous screened in patio in the backyard {finally, a garden party is in my future!!}, and overall just SO MUCH SPACE, which coming from New York, we totally appreciate.

    Our new Home in Nashville TNWhite House with Black Shutters

    So what’s on tap for house work? First off, our inspection came back with a laundry list of repairs, so while I wanted to renovate quite a bit, we are going to break down our renovations into two parts. The first phase of work will include:

    1. Re-doing the kitchen — replacing countertops, replacing the backsplash, painting, and potentially re-doing the floors.
    2. Re-doing the downstairs powder room — ripping down the wall paper and either re-wallpaper or painting, replacing the sink, and replacing the light fixtures.
    3. More cosmetic changes — Tearing down essentially all the wallpaper {which is in every room} and replacing with new wallpaper or paint, replacing all light fixtures, and re-carpeting all of the bedrooms.

    Phase Two may include building a new master bedroom suite downstairs {the current one is upstairs} and restructuring the upstairs to make space for more kids bedrooms. As each room is re-done I will be sharing before and afters of the process as well as a list of todo’s and shopping links to my favorite pieces. If I leave anything out be sure to ask!!

    I love all the friendships I have made along the way in NYC and I am so excited for you guys to take this journey with me to Nashville. If any of you are Nashville locals, I look forward to meeting!! {And any recommendations on great restaurants, coffee shops, workout classes, blow-out places, photographers — OMG, too much todo!!}

    Here’s to the next step!! {Oh, and below is a sweet fountain in my backyard… dying!}

    Antique Angel Fountain

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  3. Bedside Table Decor

    Fashionable Hostess Bedside Table Decor

    While most people’s bedside table ends up clustered with books, papers, and lipsticks from last night’s clutch, there’s nothing prettier than a coiffed bedside table to complete a room. Here are a few styling ideas in case you are looking to give yours a makeover.

    Fashionable Hostess Bedside Table Fashionable Hostess Bedside Table - Antler Dish from Marshalls

    Look Number 1: Two stacked books {“#GirlBoss” and “Darling, you can’t do both“}, a Jonathan Adler White Agave Vase {on sale for $24.00!!} with a simple rose, a Deer Jewelry Dish {similar}, and a Kate Spade candle.

    Fashionable Hostess Bedside Table - stacked coffee table books and perfumes Fashionable Hostess Bedside Table - stacked coffee table books and perfumes 2

    Look Number 2: Three stacked coffee table books {“American Style Icon“, “Made to Order“, “Camille Styles Entertaining“}, and three girly perfumes on top {Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs, Elizabeth and James Nirvana White, and Escada Joyful}.

    Fashionable Hostess Bedside Table - Diptyque candlye and picture frames

    Look Number 3: Picture frames {similar}, a Diptyque candle in my favorite scent Vanille, and a glass bird paperweight {similar}.

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