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Girls Flamingo Bedroom & Caitlin Wilson Textiles

girls' bedroom with flamingo wallpaper and caitlin wilson textiles // simplified bee design

It’s been months in the making, but our new home addition is in its final stages. The master suite was all new construction, but some rooms were reconfigured. One such room was the bedroom of one of my kiddos. She’s an animal lover and can be found most of the time in the backyard talking to our hens. She has even knit them scarves. So it was totally in her wheel house to select a pink flamingo wallpaper for her new room (yes, there are tons of flamingos and yes, it’s adorable).  Pinks, corals and gray. Loved this color palette and looked to Caitlin Wilson Textiles first when sourcing throw pillows for her bed. I was in the process of narrowing down sizes and patterns when I received an email from Caitlin’s assistant asking if I like to review some throw pillows. (what?! I almost fell out of my chair.) It reminded me of the times when I would pick up the phone to call my mom, but she was already on the line because she was calling me.

So, of course I said yes and selected the Coral Fretwork and Greige Deco pillow. They are even more beautiful in person. The Coral Fretwork pillow has tiny gold metallic threads that create just the right sparkle. Love!

If you haven’t been introduced to Caitlin’s gorgeous pillow collection, I’ve selected a few of my current faves.

Caitlin Wilson Pillows

All my patterns can be juxtaposed for a bold, edgy look- I want you to have fun with the process! – Cailtin Wilson
rugs // caitlin wilson textilesRecently Caitlin launched a new colorful, fresh rug line. There are custom options too. Speaking of custom, many of Caitlin’s textiles are sold by the yard and are perfect for designing your own drapery, linens and cushions.

Thank you Caitlin for helping make my daughter’s room so special!

happy decorating,

cristin

 

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Read full story By on August 11, 2014 in baby and children, Bedroom, bedrooms, chinoiserie, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, Girl, Interiors, rugs, simplified bee portfolio, textiles, throw pillows, wallpaper

Friday Finds :: Statement Rattan Chairs

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

 

Popular in tropical climates, rattan furniture has made its way into our urban, suburban and country homes. Whether used inside or out, rattan furnishings give spaces a breezy, laid-back feel. Most recently, I’ve spotted the durable, lightweight material used for chairs in a variety of styles. I’m sharing a few of my favorite statement rattan chairs today.

statement rattan chairs // simplified bee #design #chairs #rattan

 

product links: one // two // three // four // five

The rattan hanging chair is nostalgic for me too because we had one hanging in our home as a child. It was our inside swing.

happy friday!

cristin

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Read full story By on August 8, 2014 in 5 favorites, chairs, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, furniture

Our Small Walk-in Closet Design

rough walk-in closet - simplified bee

One criteria for the new addition in our home was a walk-in closet for the master bedroom. The closet space is on the small side (roughly 6′ x 7′) and because it needed to be designed for me and my husband’s clothing, it had to be highly functional. I turned to and partnered with the nice folks at EasyClosets for help designing the perfect system for our closet. Over the phone and online, I worked with an EasyClosets designer to create a custom closet that maximizes storage from floor to ceiling and delivers a super stylish look. Functional and beautiful. Love!

small walk-in closet design // EasyClosets // Simplified Bee

 

Here’s a look at the overall design. As you can see we utilized several functional storage features including full-extension drawers, double hanging rods and a fabulous slanted shoe shelf. Once I placed the order it only took a few days for the boxes to arrive. Yes, there were quite a few boxes too!

EasyClosets install // Simplified Bee #closets

 

The install was done by my husband. He knocked the whole project out in a weekend. Don’t have the time or not a weekend warrior? No worries, EasyClosets can help find a professional to install it for you.

small walk-in closet design // simplified bee

For a clean look, I selected flat drawer fronts, driftwood finish and modern chrome pulls. I love how it came together and was so excited to start filling it with our shoes clothing and accessories. Next week, I’m going to be sharing more images of our small walk-in closet design. Stay tuned!

happy organizing,

cristin

*disclosure: This post was sponsored by EasyClosets, however all opinions are my own (as always!)

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Read full story By on August 6, 2014 in Closets, home organization, Interiors, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, Tips/Tricks, wallpaper

8 Stylish Daily Planners 2015

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Keeping a calendar is an essential part of being organized. It’s an important step in helping manage your daily activities and prioritize your time. It’s also a great way to kick off a new school year and start 2015 off on the right foot (which will be here before we know it!). Did you know that you can reduce stress by simply logging appointments, events and assignments in a daily planner? When kept up-to-date, a planner allows you to find information quickly, prioritize effectively and schedule appointments on the spot.

Although there are some terrific online calendar apps, I still prefer writing down appointments, events and day-to-day tasks in a traditional daily planner. With so many stylish designs these days it was tough to narrow down my favorites, but here goes.
stylish day planners and agendas for 2015 // simplified bee #organizing #2015

product links:

1. Metalic myAgenda Desktop  // 2. Floral Date Book  // 3. Groovy Agenda

4. Hot Pink Planner  // 5. Green Ikat Agenda  //6. Preppy Academic Planner

7. Turquoise Life Planner  // 8. Striped Simplified Planner

do what matters - forget the rest

(via Emily Ley)

Having a hard time getting it all done even with a daily planner? Here are some Time Management Tips that may help!
happy organizing,
cristin
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Read full story By on August 4, 2014 in back-to-school, daily planners, event planning, office supplies, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, overcome procrastination, Paperwork, time management, Tips/Tricks