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Stylish Organized Kitchen

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stylish organized kitchen // studio mcgee

Whether your kitchen has a lot of work-space or just a little, keeping the counters neat and organized is essential. And as I’ve stressed before, organization doesn’t have to be ho-hum. There are so many beautiful storage items perfect to keep a stylish organized kitchen. Here are a few of my favorites. . .

stylish organized kitchen // @simplifiedbee #kitchen #organizedkitchen

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1. marble fruit bowl :: 2. ceramic rope canisters :: 3. copper tray :: 4. enamel on steel utensil holder :: 5. kitchen island :: 6. wire bin :: 7. marble soap dispenser :: 8. woven rattan tray :: 9. salt cellar :: 10. tin storage buckets

:: more beautiful kitchen products ::

*first image via studio mcgee

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Read full story By on January 30, 2018 in Decluttering, home accessories, home organization, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, storage, Tips/Tricks, Uncategorized

Valentine Gifts for Her

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bee mine mug #bee #bumblebee #valentine

Whether your are in a relationship or not, Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to spoil those that you love. Giving your hubby, boyfriend or love a little nudge or suggestion on Valentine gift ideas for you is often welcomed. I’m loving this sweet bee mine mug (above) and here are a few more items that are currently on my list:Valentine Gifts for Her #valentinegifts #valentines

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  1. heart tray :: 2. chloe backpack :: 3. heart charm necklace :: 4. cozy fleece pullover :: 5. cookie cutter set :: 6. xoxo mug :: 7. faux fur heart pillow :: 8. wool knit beanie :: 9. xoxo plate :: 10. champagne chocolates :: 11. coco chanel perfume :: 12. dior addict lip maximizer

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Read full story By on January 21, 2018 in Entertaining, fashion, gift guide, Valentine's Day

Favorite Kitchen Design Trends 2018

With a new year, many of us have plans to renovate or fresh-up our homes. One living space I’d recommend starting with the heart of the home, the kitchen. We recently finished our kitchen renovation and I must say, it was worth the pain. If you are considering a kitchen renovation of your home, take a look at my favorite kitchen design trends for 2018.

ONE :: DARK KITCHENS

kitchen design trends 2018 // dark kitchens // @simplifiedbee

Move over all-white kitchens – dark kitchens are in! The dark kitchen however is not a new trend in 2018, but one that’s been building momentum over the last few years and can’t be ignored. From modern to traditional, dark gray, navy and black are hues are being used on cabinetry. I love it paired with white walls like in this kitchen designed by Studio McGee.

TWO :: STATEMENT RANGES

kitchen design trends 2018 // colorful kitchen accents // @simplifiedbee

Another trend in kitchen design are statement ranges. Elaborate hoods are being toned down, while ranges are ramping up in style. Even though there are several luxury ranges that would certainly make a statement in your kitchen, La Cornue is leading the pack. La Cornue gives you more flexibility in customizing the color and trim of their ranges with 8 colors and 3 trim options. This gourmet kitchen (spotted on Instagram) feature’s a gorgeous La Cornue range in tapestry.

THREE :: COZY KITCHENS

kitchen design trends 2018 // cozy kitchens // @simplifiedbeekitchen design trends 2018 // cozy kitchens // @simplifiedbee

Open floor plans have allowed for a easy access from kitchen to living spaces, however it’s been the textiles and furnishings which help deliver a seamless flow. In the process, kitchens are now getting more inviting, approachable and cozier. Adding upholstered banquettes, throw pillows and plush area rugs in the kitchen is a trend I don’t see slowing down in 2018. (image sources – first via Instagram – Kate Marker Interiors and second via Instagram – Amber Interiors)

FOUR :: BLACK FINISHES

kitchen design trends 2018 // black finishes in kitchens // @simplifiedbee kitchen design trends 2018 // black finishes in kitchens // @simplifiedbee

FOUR :: MATTE BLACK FINISHES

As I mentioned, darker colors are making a comeback in the kitchen, but it’s not just the cabinetry. I’m specifically noticing a shift from polished finishes (brass, chrome, etc.) to matte black. From lighting to faucets; appliances to hardware, matte black finishes are trending. Loving this breakfast nook with a woven pendant in black. (image sources – first via Instagram – Lilly Gianikas and second via Studio McGee

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Read full story By on January 8, 2018 in breakfast nooks, color, decorative hardware, design trends, Features, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, throw pillows, Uncategorized

The Most Wonderful Time . . .

The week before Christmas, although hectic is one of my favorites all year. The tree has been trimmed, gifts have been wrapped and the holiday parties are in full swing. The smell of gingerbread, the twinkle of lights and sounds of Christmas carols are all around and we love it. Today, I’ve gathered a few images from Pinterest and Instagram that reflect the magical spirit of Christmas –  the most wonderful time of the year!

winter cabin in the woodsTiffany & Co. Christmas // Londonnew year's goals #goals #itsongingerbread cakeholiday home // Atlanta Homes Mag

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1 :: 2 :: 3 :: 4 :: 5

:: last minute gift ideas ::

 

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Read full story By on December 18, 2017 in Christmas, Entertaining, Holiday, holiday decor, pinterest, quote, vintage