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Color Crush :: True Blue

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classic clue & white decor // mark d. sikes

This elegant blue and white table vignette for Legends of la Cienega 2014 designed by Mark D. Sikes struck a cord with me. I’m drawn to the layered patterns, chinoiserie touches and brilliant blues. The timeless color palette is on trend again and here are a few home décor favorites I’ve spotted recently:

color crush // blue and white decor

blue décor product links:

1. swirl vase // 2. throw pillow // 3. ginger jar // 4. bowl set

5. dining chair // 6. table lamp // 7. nate berkus textile

8. schumacher textile // 9. rebecca atwood textile

 

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on February 25, 2015 in chinoiserie, color, design trends, Features, lighting, textiles, throw pillows

Indoor Plant Spotlight :: Orchids

potted orchid atop stacked booksLive houseplants are essential home accessories that add life to a space. A personal favorite is the orchid. With over 20,000 known species, the orchid is exotic, colorful and often fragrant. Orchids look fabulous anywhere including in an entryway, bathroom or on a coffee table. Here are a few great examples of interiors featuring orchids:

orchid, artwork & chinoiserie chest

Mark D. Sikes via Lonny

orchid atop bar tray

 Lisa Stasuilewicz via Lonny

white orchids // living room

 JK Kling and Associates

white orchids // contemporary white bathroom

Lovejoy Designs

pink orchids // living room

Lucy & Company via DecorPad

Orchid care can be tricky, but not as difficult as you may think. BHG has a great article on how to care for orchids in your home.

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on February 4, 2015 in Bathroom, Bedroom, chinoiserie, flowers, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room

Friday Finds :: 5 Favorites

It took me a couple days to get back into the swing of things around here. But we are back to our routine with the kids back at school and me back to work. Fortunately, I love what I do, so it wasn’t that hard to get motivated again. Speaking of motivating, I’ve rounded up five favorite articles and images I came across this week – had to share them with you!

cozy gray living room // the design files

Coco+Kelley’s Mixing Some Menswear Into Your Home // photo via The Design Files

feather hanging art

One Kings Lane’s Studio Tour: Kristen Leigh Baker // image via One Kings Lane

textured concrete walls

some inspiring images from TineKHome‘s new 2015 catalog // love the textured concrete walls

living room // velvet & linen

seeing Brooke’s home grace the cover of this month’s Veranda Magazine // the chinoiserie wallpaper panels in the living room are a fave

DIY indigo clay wreath #crafts

the color indigo – still a fave for 2015 // DIY clay wreath via sweet paul

What inspired you this week?

happy friday,

cristin

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Read full story By on January 9, 2015 in 5 favorites, chinoiserie, craft, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, wallpaper

My Favorite Posts of 2014

As I look back over the past year, it always amazes me how fast it goes by. 2014 was a busy, yet rewarding year both personally and professionally. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some wonderful clients, build a beautiful addition on our own home and celebrate this blog’s five year anniversary (wahoo!). Here’s a look at some of my favorite posts of 2014:

blue and orange boys bedroom - cristin priest of simplified bee

Design Reveal: Blue and Orange Boy’s Bedroom

blue bathroom vanity - Jamie Drake

Bathroom Vanity Ideas

summer root beer floats table - simplified bee

Healthy Root Beer Float

Tent Bed - Boys Bedroom - Regan Baker Design #bedrooms

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014: Boy’s Bedroom

easter bunny placecard holders - diy #easter ideas

DIY Easter Craft Ideas

california style holiday table setting // simplified bee blog #TargetStyle

White & Gold Holiday Table Setting

fabulous entryways // Anisa Darnell

Fabulous Entryways

chinoiserie wallpaper // de gournay // simplified bee #chinoiserie #wallpaper

Interview: Claud Gurney of de Gourney

chevron backsplash - designer kitchen - Jute Home #kitchens

Kitchen Design Crush

white bathroom vanity with gray countertop // cristin priest // www.simplifiedbee.com #bathrooms

Design Reveal: Marble Bathroom

In case you missed it, here are my favorite posts from 2013 too :)

Thank you so much for reading the bee. See you in 2015!

Happy New Year,

Cristin

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Read full story By on December 30, 2014 in Bathroom, bathrooms, Bedroom, bedrooms, Boy, boy's bedroom, chinoiserie, Christmas, foyers, Holiday, holiday decor, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, tabletop, tile, wallpaper