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Interior Designer + Organizer + Blogger - Love to create functional, yet style-savvy spaces. Embracing quality over quantity. Loving life. Living now.

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5 Favorites :: Nordstrom Sale

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It’s what we’ve all been waiting for… the Nordstrom Sale is here! Well, almost. Early access is going strong though through July 21st and then it’s open to all. If you’d like to seek early access to all the fabulous fall must-haves that are marked down for a limited time, please find out how here. I’ve already scouted out some of my favorites – from a Jo Malone cologne set to a coveted hobo bag by Rebecca Minkoff – and sharing them with you today.5 Favoriest // Nordstrom Sale 2016

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1 rebecca minkoff hobo handbag // 2 cuff denim shirt // 3 joe’s skinning jeans // 4 tory burch espadrilles // 5 jo malone cologne set

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Read full story By on July 19, 2016 in 5 favorites, discounts, fashion, Features

Book Review :: Home Decor Cheat Sheets

How high should you hang a chandelier hang above the dining table? What paint finish should you use a kid’s room? What size rug should go under your bed? When it comes to decorating the questions can be endless, but there are definitely some design dos and don’ts I adhere to. Some of these “rules” are easy to remember, but it’s always nice to have a cheat sheet or illustration to reference. Over time I have pinned, cut-out and dogeared pages in decor books, but have never had one single source. So I was thrilled to receive a copy of a newly released book, Home Decor Cheat Sheets by Jessica Probus that contains 300+ colorful, easy-to-understand images aimed at teaching you everything from furniture placement to bathroom lighting tricks, window styles to  how to make a floor plan. I’m loving the practical nature of this book and is a resource I’m looking forward to using for years to come. Decor lovers, you are going to want a copy of this helpful book. It would also make a perfect housewarming gift!

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Just like the completion of any home, the cheat sheets in this book are meant to be used as a process not to be tackled in one day or even one year, but consulted as needed over time to make the kind of slow, purposeful improvements that turn a few walls and some well-hung curtains into an actual home. – Jessica Probus, Author of Home Decor Cheat Sheets

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Read full story By on July 13, 2016 in book, book review, decorating small spaces, Design Tips, furniture, gallery wall, interior design, lighting, pattern, Tips/Tricks

5 Favorites :: Kitchen Counter Stools

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kitchen counter stools // round-up // @simplifiedbee

Sorry for the radio silence, but our kitchen remodel has been consuming much of my time these days. I’ve made tons of decisions regarding cabinetry design, fixtures and finishes, but still have a few up in the air. For example, I still have yet to select the counter stools for an island. I’m torn on material and design. Should I pick up brass accents to echo the pendant lighting? Add a chinoiserie touch? or go with something classic? Here are a few that have made the short list. eeny, meeny, miny, mo…

kitchen counter stools // round-up // @simplifiedbee

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Read full story By on July 11, 2016 in 5 favorites, brass, chairs, chinoiserie, Features, furniture, Kitchen, kitchens

Glamping Inspiration

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Summer is in full swing and that means vacations are underway. My kids have been lobbying to go camping, but let’s just say I’m not a fan of roughing it. However, I think that glamping might be fun. So I’ve pulled a few of my favorite camp sites that have given me some great glamping inspiration . . . and who knows – I might just find myself on a camping trip!glampiing bedglamping ideasglamping inspiration // @simplifiedbeeglamping inspiration // @simplifiedbee

Here are also a few comfort products the made my glamping short list . . .
glamping // the short list // @simplifiedbee

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1 wool throw // 2 rattan hurricanes // 3 floor pillow // 4 portable stove // 5 canopy swing bed

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Read full story By on June 27, 2016 in outdoor living, textiles, throw pillows