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Kitchen Trend :: Waterfall Countertop

neolith marble waterfall countertop // kitchen island

It’s a kitchen trend I’ve seen grow over the past few years. A waterfall countertop is a a great solution to finish off the ends of cabinets while adding a modern, decorative touch. The clean-lined look is something I was drawn to and included in my own kitchen renovation. Originally the second island was suppose to seat two to three and have storage on the opposite side. As the kitchen process evolved, I revised the plan to seat four by removing the under counter cabinetry. The island basically evolved into a parsons style table when I added the waterfall countertop in ultra durable marble patterned neolith. It’s such a heavy piece that it’s actually a movable table, not a set island. The finished piece is pictured above and posted on Instagram a few weeks back.

I’m so happy with the finished look, I wanted to share with you some of my inspiration…

marble waterfall countertop // kitchen island

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In this kitchen designed by Ashley Garrison, Ashley Garrison Interiors Inc. features a center island wrapped in carrara marble – the perfect stone to contrast the warm driftwood cabinetry.
marble waterfall countertops // kitchen island

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Isn’t this kitchen island stunning? The marble pattern on the turned counter really steals the show in this kitchen.

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Here’s another beautiful kitchen (designed by Leslie Cotter Interiors) featuring a marble waterfall countertop used to cover the island. The marble edge is less chunky than the previous example.

limestone waterfall countertop // kitchen island

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This sleek kitchen island design by Liz Hand Woods balances warm wood tones with limestone waterfall countertops. So chic!

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This large, square island in kitchen designed by Kelly Hinchman of Studio H Design Group allows for some serious storage. The waterfall edge countertop in all white (perhaps quartz) adds to the sleek, modern feel.

concrete waterfall countertops // kitchen

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Concrete is another material that looks great wrapped around cabinets. I love it here paired with white cabinets and floors.

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Read full story By on February 28, 2017 in contemporary decor, design trends, Features, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, tile

Round-up :: Kids Room Ideas

Full of life, love and laughter – I’m a fan of children’s spaces. Decorating for your little one doesn’t have to be overly cutesy or themed. Infusing some grown-up touches through furnishings, artwork or textiles can help add a sophistication to the space that helps it stand the test of time. Today I’ve round-up some fresh kids room ideas that feature design elements that both kiddos and parents will love.
star wars bedroom // boys' bedroom

This sweet bedroom by Joni of Lay Baby Lay showcases the boy’s love of Star Wars (fun artwork!). I love the modern touches and that the theme is subtle.
kids bedroom + book wall #kids

The book wall is this gender neutral kids’ bedroom is darling – it would also work behind a desk in a home office! The room designed by Jillian Scott was spotted in Rue Magazine.

boys bunk room // bedroom

Bunk beds are a great option for smaller kids’ bedrooms. I love this navy bunks with privacy curtains & brass rails in a Manhattan apartment decorated by Elena Frampton and seen in Architectural Digest. So sharp!

modern nursery // painterly wallpaper

Don’t you love this fun painterly wallpaper?! It’s just darling as an accent in this baby’s nursery by Sarah for A Beautiful Mess.
gender neutral nursery room

I’m also loving the neutral herringbone wallpaper featured in this sweet girl’s nursery room by Studio McGee. The timeless plaid upholstered bench adds a fun play on pattern too.

southwest chic // girl's bedroom // kids room ideas

This Southwestern chic bunk room features a fun hanging chair, tiered bunks and super fun cactus wall detail (it was a diy project!). Spotted also on A Beautiful Mess.

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Read full story By on February 7, 2017 in baby and children, baby nursery room, Bedroom, bedrooms, beds, Boy, boy's bedroom, contemporary decor, Girl, girl's bedroom, interior design, Interiors, Playroom, playrooms, teen rooms

Decorating for Valentine’s Day

Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? It’s okay, I do too. However, decorating for Valentine’s Day unlike Christmas or even Halloween, is more subtle. I keep it simple and don’t overdo it.

Today I’ve teamed up with the super creative folks at Minted to create a festive, yet fresh tablescape for cupid’s favorite holiday. As you’ll see – it’s not all about hearts & arrows – I’ve mixed in some none traditional prints such as the partridge table runner and modern stitch napkins to the mix – these patterns could be used year around which is a win-win. I also included red roses for a traditional touch and a double fudge chocolate cake for something sweet – a Valentine must! The bay window was the perfect place for garland & bunting to deliver a special “love you” message to family and friends.

Valentine's Day tablescape // @simplifiedbee

Valentine's Day tablescape // @simplifiedbee @mintedmodern table setting // Valentine's Day // @simplifiedbeeValentine's Day // Love Bunting BannerValentine's Day tablescape // @simplifiedbee #valentinesValentine's Day tablescape // @minted linens

Minted product links:

modern white cake stand // partridge table runner // modern stitch napkins // jute ribbon (for napkin rings & floral arrangement) // ombre love bunting banner (custom)// felt garland // love sticker (for napkin rings)

Now… can we just talk about how darn cute the Minted classroom Valentines for kids are?

cute kids' Valentine's Day cards // @simplifiedbee

My kids selected “You’re a llama fun!” and “I like the way you roll” Valentines for their friends. So cute and I love that they are personalized. Here are a few more Valentine favorites for the kiddos from Minted:

*disclaimer: this post was sponsored by Minted, however my opinions are mine own as always

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Read full story By on January 23, 2017 in baby and children, contemporary decor, Entertaining, flowers, food, Holiday, holiday decor, home accessories, simplified bee portfolio, stationary, tabletop, textiles, Valentine's Day

Thanksgiving Decor Inspiration

kitchen range + tile backsplash // design by Cristin Priest @simplifiedbee

Our kitchen – great room renovation has taken five long months, but we are thrilled with the overall result. There are so many aspects I love, but am particularly smitten with the Sub-zero Wolf range, Fireclay tile backsplash and Neolith countertops (sneak peek above). As you can image, we are very excited to be hosting Thanksgiving in our new kitchen! So recently I’ve been combing blogs and Pinterest for Thanksgiving decor inspiration and recipes. Here are some of my favorites…

white pumpkins & antlers // thanksgiving tablescape

image via Tone on Tone

maple apple pie // thanksgiving recipes

 

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modern thanksgiving table // thanksgiving decor inspiration

image via Greige Design

black + white gingham // thanksgiving table

image via Dimples & Tangles

black & white thanksgiving table

image via Sarah Sherman Samuel

white pumpkins // thanksgiving decor inspiration @simplifiedbee

image via Ella Claire

smores pie // thanksgiving recipes

image via Gimme Some Oven

Inspired? If not, be sure to check out more Thanksgiving inspiration here.

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Read full story By on November 7, 2016 in contemporary decor, dining rooms, Entertaining, flowers, Holiday, holiday decor, kitchens, pinterest, simplified bee portfolio, tabletop, Thanksgiving, tile