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Dome Pendant Light Trend + Houzz Feature

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white dome light over table

Large dome pendant lights. They are being used more and more throughout the home including in dining rooms, kitchens and even bedrooms. The sleek, clean design had definitely increased in popularity and was the topic of an article recently written by Mary Jo Bowling on Houzz. I was thrilled to have my little breakfast nook (below) featured and talk about the design trend too! Here’s one quote taken from the article.

Simplified Bee Kitchen Nook with trellis wallpaper

Dome pendant lights more understated than some over-the-top or frilly fixtures and they are kind of like the little black dresses of design, in that they can be dressed up or down to go with anything. – Cristin Bisbee Priest via Houzz

chrome dome pendant light

I often get asked who made the dome pendant in our nook. It was by Arteriors, but has been discontinued. If you are searching for something similar though, this chrome dome pendant light is a good alternative.

happy decorating,


*first image via Noe 

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Read full story By on March 31, 2014 in breakfast nooks, design trends, Features, houzz, Interiors, interview, Kitchen, lighting, simplified bee portfolio

Design Crush :: Christine Dovey’s Home

Did you see Christine Dovey’s home featured last week on Style Me Pretty? Hello gorgeous. Christine, a stylist, mother of three and the voice behind the Bijou & Boheme, collaborated with interior designer, Meredith Heron (who I had the pleasure of hanging out with while in Vegas for BlogTour -love her!!!) on the project. The result is simply stunning. With a balanced mix of various period styles from mid-century modern to Art Deco, the home is all glam and all Christine.

You’ll see from some of my favorite images that Christine has embraced several current decor trends including the use of brass (hardware, lighting and furnishings), wallpaper (foyer, girl’s bedroom) and geometric patterns (textiles, rugs throughout). Love it!

white kitchen with brass and marblemid-century modern meets glam kitchen nookchic foyer with ostrich wallpaper chic black and white living roomchic brass etagere - family roomgirls bedroom with petal pusher wallpaperchic teen girls bedroom

happy decorating,


*photo credit: Ashley Capp via Style Me Pretty

Graham & Brown Wallpaper and Decor

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Read full story By on February 19, 2014 in baby and children, Bedroom, brass, breakfast nooks, foyers, Girl, girl's bedroom, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room, mid-century modern, vintage, wallpaper

Design Crush :: Black & Spiro Interior Design

Sometimes I run across a portfolio of an interior designer that stops me in my tracks. The work of Australian designer, Anna Spiro of Black & Spiro Interior Design made me do just that. Each of her residential projects are filled with such wonderful layers, color and life. I’m sharing some of my favorite images from her newly designed website, but you will have to drop by to see all of her gorgeous portfolio. You will love!

fireplace mantel with artwork and shellsclassic blue and white living roomorange and blue dining roomdecorating with bookswild imagination.yellow outside dining chairschinoiserie bedroom pillowscolorful kitchen nook diningnursery room art gallery wallpink+orange ikat pillows

*images via Black & Spiro Interior Design

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Read full story By on April 8, 2013 in baby nursery room, Bedroom, breakfast nooks, chairs, chinoiserie, color, curated look, interior design, Interiors, Living Room

Pinterest Favorites of the Week

As you may well know, I’m addicted to Pinterest. The images that cross my screen inspire me daily. So, I thought I would share my Pinterest favorites from this past week.

mint and pink cake

I don’t even eat sweets, but just loved the color combo of this mint & pink layered cake.

mint blue nesting tables

I’ve had my eye on Serena & Lily’s chic nesting tables for some time. They are full of function and style. Love!

Thibauts New Jubilee Collection

I’ve always been drawn to a pink bathroom, so had to pin this bath with Guadeloupe wallpaper from Thibaut’s new Jubilee Collection. Simply gorgeous!

banquette with storage drawers

I pinned this sweet breakfast nook because I loved the U shaped banquette and the storage drawers. Such a cozy spot for all members of the family to enjoy!

happiness quote

Love this quote. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball or two. I’ve learned not to sweat the small stuff and focus on the joys life brings.

Find these images and so much more on Simplified Bee Pinterest boards!

Michaela (the fab design student who interned with me last summer) is interviewing several design blogger today and I was thrilled to be included. She asked us a few questions on why they began blogging, how it’s changed since we started and what has come of this awesome community. It’s fun to know why these other ladies took the leap into the blogging world.

A BIG thank you to all who have voted for Simplified Bee at Circle of Moms’ Top Home Design Moms! If you can still vote (again if you wish) here.

Happy Friday,


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Read full story By on April 5, 2013 in Bathroom, breakfast nooks, Interiors, pinterest, quote, wallpaper