As some of you may know, my home was a labor of love. We purchased it as a family of three and moved in two years later as a family of 5–talk about taking our time! Santiago saw this house with his brother and immediately knew it was the one. I, on the other hand, have no vision and only saw the house for what I was previously–UGLY. After a lot of back and forth, we made it official. We hired Jaime Andres Ortega from JAO Arquitectos to be our architect, and Celia Domenech from LID By Celia Domenech to be our designer/interior decorator. Together, they created the home of our dreams! Fast forward to what feels like 500 years and 321 days into a pandemic and BOOM, we moved into our home. I know I share a lot of it on instagram while I’m filming myself doing nothing, but here’s a closer look at the spaces we hang out in on the daily. These photographs were taken by the best photographer in Miami, Anita Andrade.
This space was created entirely by Jaime Andres. We didn’t have a guest bathroom when we moved in, so he created one by closing off some of the dining room. It not only gave us a bathroom we wanted, but it allowed for us to have a bit of a more formal entryway. This is something I really, really wanted and I love how it turned out. One of the things I was adamant about was the chevron pattern on the hardwood floors in the entryway. This was a nightmare to get exactly right but I’m so happy we went for it! It’s perfect.
Wallpaper: Phillip Jeffries, Como Silk II, Coast
Table: Wisteria (unfortunately this store closed during Covid but they’ll be back soon according to their website!)
Light Fixture: Circa Lighting
Ottoman: Restoration Hardware
Fabric for Ottoman: Christopher Farr, Peonies
Art Piece above Ottoman: Made Goods
Accessories: the husk on the table is from Country French and the books were gifted.
Santiago insisted upon having separate a living room and family room. Unlike most houses today that are a completely open concept, he wanted to keep the house a bit more traditional and “formal.” This is something that initially I was against but now I’m so happy I went with what he wanted. We really do use both spaces and the kids know the living room is off limits. We had a structural beam we couldn’t get rid of, so Celia came up with the idea to create another column and a floating shelf. This created the separation between the two spaces and it is aesthetically pleasing and really does make it feel like two completely separate areas.
Couch Fabrics: Blue Pattern is Christopher Farr and Beige is Perennials
Chair Fabric: Christopher Farr, Peonies (this fabric ties in with the entryway)
Table Lamp: Circa Lighting
Lamps on Floating Shelf: Circa Lighting
Drapes and Rods: Restoration Hardware
Carpet: Kravet Carpet
Bar: Warm Nordic
This is where we spend a majority of our time. The couch is comfortable, the tv is amazing and every time a guest comes over, Santiago hides my blanket. It’s fantastic!
Couch: Arhaus (reupholstered in Perennials fabric)
Console: Bungalow 5 (not pictured but it’s underneath the TV and it’s spacious and beautiful)
OMG–my dining room almost ruined me. The chairs I initially purchased were damaged. Then I got new ones from Serena and Lily. After they arrived we realized they were wrong. Fast forward to like SIX months later and I finally have my dining room set. The only thing, unfortunately for YOU that isn’t custom are the chairs from hell (and some other stuff too).
Dining Table: Custom LID Design in white oak cerused wood
Light Fixture: Circa Lighting
Dining Chairs: Serena and Lily
Dining Slipcover Chairs: Serena and Lily
Armoires: Custom LID Design
Armoire Handles: Restoration Hardware
Acrylic Table: CB2
Ok that’s it for now 🙂 I’ll share bedrooms and playroom another day!