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5 Favorites :: Outdoor Sofas

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With warmer months ahead and our house addition wrapping up in a few weeks, I’ve been on the hunt for backyard patio furniture. We want the outside living area to feel like an extension of our home, so are looking to add an outdoor sofa. It’s been hard to narrow down because I like such a variety of styles. Here are a few we are considering. Which would do you like best?

outdoor sofas - simplified bee

product links: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

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Read full story By on June 3, 2014 in 5 favorites, Features, furniture, Garden, patio furniture

Maya Angelou’s Last Tweet

Maya Angelou's last tweet #quote

Earlier this week my Mom emailed me this quote which was Maya Angelou’s last tweet. The message is profound. It had me reflecting and celebrating the incredible life of the legendary poet, civil rights leader and mentor to so many of us. The world is a better place because of Dr. Angelou’s courage, faith and love. May her legacy and body of work continue to inspire future generations for centuries to come.

cristin

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Read full story By on May 30, 2014 in quote

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 – Dining Room

Last week I finally had the opportunity to tour this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. One room that stood out as a personal favorite was the formal dining room by Cecilia Sagrera-Hill and George Brazil of SagreraBrazil. The room’s elegant design was inspired by the existing beautiful wood detailing and gorgeous hand-painted chinoiserie wallpaper installed by interior design icon, Michael Taylor (1927-1986). Mixing up period styles, the design duo added modern elements including the rug, upholstered chairs and geometric shaped dining table covered in a form fitted golden cover. The most eye-catching element however was the modern art hung above the fireplace – a magical infinity mirror with suspended butterflies in colors pulled from the wallpaper. I tried capturing an image of the artwork, but failed (so sorry!). These images don’t do the room justice, but I pulled some of the best ones I took and found:

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*photo credits: 1st and 2nd photo by Janet Paik via Houzz, 3rd & 5th photo by Cristin Priest via of Simplified Bee, 4th photo via Domaine 

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Read full story By on May 28, 2014 in chinoiserie, dining rooms, interior design, Interiors, lighting, original artwork, vintage, wallpaper

Friday Finds :: Fave Memorial Day Sales

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Memorial Day weekend is here! The day marks a special day of remembrance for the men and women who lost their lives in service of the United States of American. Many celebrate the weekend with backyard bbqs, picnics in the park and lounging at the beach. Wherever you are this holiday weekend, you don’t have to miss out on all the amazing deals from retailers because most can be found online. Here’s a round-up some of my favorite online Memorial Day Sales you’ll have to check out!

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Tom's // Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale


Nordstrom
: Half-Yearly Sale for Women’s & Kids (Spring markdowns on women’s & kids apparel, shoes, accessories and more) // Ends June 1 // Loving the classic summer stripes by Toms currently marked down!

white rattan scroll headboard // girl's bedroom

 Serena & Lily20% off everything // CODE SUMMER20 // Loving the vintage inspired rattan seahorse headboard featured in the little girl’s room above!

daydream believer t-shirt - Kids Gap #sale

Gap: Take 40% off regular price styles! Use code EVENT. Restrictions apply. // Ends 5/26 // I’m going to have to pick up this girl’s “daydream believer” tee!

indigo tie dye dress - Joie

Joie: Receive an extra 20% off sale items through 5/26 // CODE MDW20 // Loving the indigo tie dye dress above for summer – it’s under $100 with the promotion!

white snake skin handbag // Loeffler Randall #sale

Loeffler Randall: 30% off // Ends 5/26 // Loving the selection of handbags – the white snakeskin bag is stunning!

Channels Wallpaper in Beige by Kelly Wearstler #sale

 Kelly Wearstler: 20% off sitewide with purchases $250+ // CODE KWFAMILY // Ends 5/26 // I’m a huge fan of Kelly’s designs and love her fabrics and wallpaper especially. Channels in Copper/Beige (above) is a current fave!

Happy Memorial Day!

cristin

 

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Read full story By on May 23, 2014 in bedrooms, beds, discounts, fashion, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, Holiday, wallpaper