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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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Round-up :: Easter Egg Designs

With Easter just a few short weeks away, I’ve been gathering ideas for celebrating the special day. I’ve been amazed at all the creativity and especially the beautiful Easter egg designs out there. From indigo dyed to hand drawn, I’ve rounded up a variety of beautifully designed eggs that you may just want to try yourself.

DIY indigo Easter Eggs

Indigo Easter Eggs

graffiti (no-dye) Easter Eggs

graffiti Easter eggs

marble Easter eggs

marble Easter eggs

pink crescent moon Easter eggs #diy

crescent moon Easter eggs

chick & bunny Easter eggs #diy

chick & bunny Easter eggs

gold sharpie initial // Easter egg design

gold sharpie Easter eggs

happy crafting!

cristin

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Read full story By on March 24, 2015 in craft, DIY, Easter, Entertaining, Holiday, spring, Tips/Tricks

Friday Finds :: Spring Decor for the Home

disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links.

cherry blossoms // spring floral arrangements

Hello spring! Blooming trees, longer days and warmer weather. What’s not to love about this season? It’s also the perfect time to refresh your home with new home accessories. Don’t over think it – it can be as easy as adding a live plant, chic lighting fixture or fresh throw pillow. I’ve pulled together some eye-catching spring decor for the home that you just might love too!

fresh spring accessories for home // www.simplifiedbee.comproduct links:

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

happy friday!

cristin

 *first image via Real Simple

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Read full story By on March 20, 2015 in chinoiserie, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, healthy home, home accessories, lighting, throw pillows

Glimpses of a Design Client Installation

Installing for a design client is always exciting. In fact, I had the pleasure of doing a large install for a client just last week. It’s always fun to see the before and after transformation right in front of your eyes. Most of all, it great to see the smiles on your client’s face. I’m thrilled when they are in love with their new space.

Although it’s not time to share all, I have been sharing glimpses of this beautiful home and design on Instagram. Here are a few of my favorites.

inlay side table & chrome lamp // Cristin Bisbee Priest Designs // Simplified BeeChevron-Cow-Hide-Rug-Siimplified-Bee Oly Chandelier // Cristin Bisbee Priest // Simplified Bee #Chandelierplay room rug & pouf // Cristin Bisbee Priest // Simplified BeePowder Room with Trellis Wallpaper in citron // Cristin Bisbee Priest // Simplified Bee

I’m loving it all and am especially pleased with the wow factor Kelly Wearstler’s trellis wallpaper in citron gave the powder room (pictured above).

Wishing you a wonderful week!

happy decorating,

cristin

*all photos by Cristin Bisbee Priest for Simplified Bee

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Read full story By on March 16, 2015 in baby and children, Bathroom, bathrooms, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, lighting, Playroom, rugs, simplified bee portfolio, wallpaper

Round-up :: DIY Message Boards

Having difficulty juggling appointments, activities and homework schedules for your family? As my kids have gotten older, I’ve found that it’s more and more challenging to kept it all straight. A message board in our kitchen nook has helped us tremendously. If you are are need of a command center, I’ve rounded up a few DIY message board options that you may want to consider.

DIY message center // kitchen command center // BHG

Love this sleek, colorful dry-erase message board via BHG. It’s made from a piece of glass that’s simply been painted on the back and framed. Love!

DIY magnetic message board #organized #home #messages

This DIY magnetic board from 4 Men and 1 Lady, is made of a 26 gauge galvanized steel sheet and then framed.  It also doubles as a dry erase board for quick messages. Would love great in a kitchen, mudroom or playroom.

DIY message board // entryway organization #diy

The folks at Martha Stewart created this chic message center using a store-bought cork board that was painted and upgraded with a brass rod to hold mail and hooks to hold keys. Love the many functions it provides!

wall mounted craft paper roll // diy message board #diy #message

Although this option isn’t as versatile as the others, I love the simplicity. The could be a fun DIY project or purchased through George & Willy.

happy organizing,

cristin

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Read full story By on March 9, 2015 in DIY, home organization, kitchens, martha stewart, office supplies, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, Paperwork, Tips/Tricks