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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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Beautiful Staircases

beautiful staircases

How darling is this painted stairwell with chic lucite handrail? It’s in a gorgeous Cape Cod home designed by Raquel Garcia and featured in Elle Decor.  The space had me thinking beautiful staircases and how they can make such powerful architectural and design statements.

beautiful staircases // cement tiles // @simplifiedbee #staircases #tiles

In our own home which I shared on Instagram, I added decorative cement tiles and gray paint to give a small stairwell leading to our mudroom a fresh look. Dino our Sheepadoodle puppy loves it too!

To kick off the weekend, I’ve rounded-up a variety of staircases featuring runners with bold patterns, tiles with ethic touches and handrails with artistic style. You might notice one that looks familiar too – it’s another staircase in our home that I’ve talked about before. Can you pick it out?

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3 black & white stair runner // 4 blue tile staircase // 5 stair runner with nailhead// 6 antelope stair runner // 7 spanish tile staircase // 8 bookcase under stairs // 9 david hicks inspired banister

Fun News! This little old blog was also nominated for Amara’s interior design blog award… you can vote here. Thanks so much for your support!

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Read full story By on August 11, 2017 in foyers, interior design, Interiors, pattern, rugs

Design Trend :: Classic Stripe Patterns

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striped indigo pillow // bedroom

Summer and stripes go hand-in-hand. From awnings to chairs, pillows to rugs you can find classic stripe patterns popping up in homes in all styles. The bedroom above designed by Alexis Manfer (as seen in Rue Magazine), features an indigo striped throw pillow tops the bed adding a pop of color and pattern to the space. Such a chic touch!

Today, I’ve rounded-up a few home decor favorites featuring stripe patterns – some traditional, some modern and all super stylish.

design trends // classic stripe patterns #stripes

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1 wooden bowl :: 2 tassel rug :: 3 counter stool :: 4 throw blanket :: 5 storage baskets

:: even more classic stripe patterns ::

 

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Read full story By on July 27, 2017 in Bedroom, beds, design trends, Features, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, pattern, textiles, throw pillows, traditional, wallpaper, window treatments

Stylish Daily Planners 2018

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It’s that time of year! School will be starting soon and 2018 will be here before we know it (yikes!). It’s a time when parents and students everywhere are challenged to keep track their new schedules, events and activities. Keeping an organized calendar is an essential part in helping manage your daily activities and prioritize your time. It’s also a great way to kick-off the new school year and the new year the right way. And it’s true… keeping organized helps relieve stress (we can all use a little less stress in our lives!). When kept up-to-date, a planner allows you to find information quickly, prioritize effectively and schedule appointments on the spot. Love this.

Last year I scheduled all of my events, reminders and appointment on my iphone calendar. Although I liked the alarms, I didn’t like that I could see all of the month’s events in one glance. So this year I’ve decided to keep both. It may be overkill, but I still like keeping an old school daily planner. Today, I’m sharing my favorite daily planners for the remainder of 2017 and 2018 – so many super stylish options and I’m sure you’ll find one you love too!

stylish daily planners 2018 #agendas #dayplanner

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1 pink geode custom planner :: 2 succulents custom planner :: 3 cactus life-planner  :: 4 gold dot planner :: 5 white & black planner :: 6 floral agenda :: 7 mint leather planner :: 8 icon agenda

:: and even more stylish planners ::

 

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Read full story By on July 21, 2017 in daily planners, Features, home organization, office supplies, Organization, Paperwork, time management

Round-up :: Dining Chairs

wishbone dining chairs

A new set of dining chairs can make all the difference in giving your dining room an updated look. Some of my favorites include clean lined mid-century, timeless traditional and eclectic vintage chairs. The dining room shown above, by Stylizimo is a beautiful example featuring mid-century wishbone chairs – love how the sheepskin rug thrown over one chair gives it an on trend bohemian look too.

Now, where can you find vintage, eclectic or designer chairs? A fabulous source is Viyet (pronounced vee-yet). It offers access to designer and brand name furniture at a fraction of retail prices. They make it easy for owners of high-end furniture to sell items when it comes time to move or redecorate. All of their pieces come from individual homes, interior designers, or designer showrooms and are personally inspected by one of their experienced curators.

Today, I’ve selected several of my current dining chair favorites now available at Viyet. Whether your starting fresh or looking for the perfect chairs to update your room, these chairs will make any dining space look beautiful.

dining chairs // viyet

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Read full story By on July 6, 2017 in 5 favorites, chairs, dining rooms, Features, furniture, interior design, Interiors, mid-century modern, vintage