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Anniversary Giveaway :: Artwork by Driftwood Interiors

coral artwork - porter design

Art. It can add color, texture and personality to a space. It always finishes off a room. However, artwork can be pricey and out of reach for many. One source I love for affordable art is Etsy and that’s where I originally found the beautiful work by Kerri Shipp of Driftwood Interiors. Her signature coral series (above and used in several of my own projects) are a clear favorite by designers, but you will adore her vibrant abstracts, sweet florals and new interior portraits (see below). All of her giclee prints are affordable and a great alternative to mass-produced art.

Driftwood Interiors Artwork Giveaway - Simplified Bee

To end a great week of giveaways, Driftwood Interiors is giving all Simplified Bee readers the opportunity to win a pair of 11″x14″ prints. The winner will get to pick the prints. Kerri is willing to ship worldwide, so this giveaway is open to all over the age of 18. Simply enter below using the Rafflecoper link. The winner will be announced on Facebook once the giveaway closes.

Simplified Bee Giveaway #win #giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Also, there is still time to enter the other fabulous giveaways sponsored by WayfairSerena & LilyLamps Plus and Truffle! There are some terrific items and gift cards up for grabs!

To close out a fun week of celebrating five years of blogging, I wanted to thank you for your continued support. You are the best!!!

happy friday and good luck,

cristin

*first image via Porter Design

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Read full story By on May 16, 2014 in etsy, Features, Giveaways

DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas

Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? It’s okay, you don’t have to be shy about it. I do too. Valentine’s Day decor, unlike Christmas or even Halloween, is more subtle. It’s simple, and not overdone. It also doesn’t have to be expensive. For example, how cute are these DIY conversation heart pinatas made by DIY Studio?!

DIY conversation heart pinatas // Valentine's Day

If you are up for a little project, I’ve rounded up several other really cute DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas and am sharing them today over at Wayfair.

Cristin

 

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Read full story By on February 4, 2014 in craft, DIY, Entertaining, etsy, Holiday, Tips/Tricks, Valentine's Day, Wayfair

My Office + Organized Home Office Products

Once you get on an organizing roll, it’s hard to stop (at least for me!)  After organizing my desk, it motivated me to tackle my bookcases in my home office. They really weren’t bad, but needed to be streamlined and I wanted them to have a refreshed look.  To help me reach my goal, the folks at See Jane Work at Office Depot asked me to select items from their new collection. Combining fresh style and organization, the See Jane Work collection offers super stylish office accessories in a variety of fun patterns (chevron, herringbone, stripes florals, and more) and color palettes (aqua blue, shades of pink, black, white, and more). They are perfect for mixing and matching. Best yet, they are really affordable!

stylish home office bookshelves // simplified beekids art boxes - simplified bee and see jane work

To coordinate with items I already owned, I selected items from the See Jane Work Collection in hues of aqua and white. To corral my kids artwork and over-sized school papers, I picked at a pair of decorative art boxes. I love them. They have an overlapping magnetic lid closure which is really slick! I also added a few white magazine files to conceal mismatched file folders, shelter magazines and home decor catalogs. Adding pops of white can help a space look fresh, airy and modern.

stylish home office storage // simplified bee

To keep my active product samples easy to get to, I selected a fabric bin with fun grommet handles and herringbone detail inside.

home office storage ideas // www.simplifiedbee.com

My client projects are organized using binders. When I spotted the herringbone in blue, I knew they’d work with my shelf and company’s image. Next to the binders, I placed a series of white decorative storage boxes. They are now used to organize my fabric samples by color.

succulents and hexagons // simplified bee

I can’t tell you how many readers say, “I saw a hexagon or honeycomb pattern and thought of Simplified Bee.” As a nod to the shape, I added a new art print and placed it next to a current fave – succulents.

be brave art // simplified bee

I also picked up this darling “Be Brave” print as a reminder that God is with me at all times.

I love my “new” bookcase! What’s your favorite element?

Happy organizing,

Cristin

*Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Office Depot, although all opinions are my own.

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Read full story By on January 21, 2014 in bookshelves, Decluttering, decorating small spaces, etsy, home accessories, home organization, interior design, Interiors, office supplies, office/study, organization tips, Organizational tips, Paperwork, simplified bee portfolio, storage, Tips/Tricks

Friday Find :: Motivational Art

Sometimes we all just need a little motivation to finish a project, get to the gym or simply get through the day. One thing that helps motivate me is artwork. Art is optimistic, inspiring and moving.  Adding art in your home not only boosts your mood, it bring personality to the space.

inspirational art1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 //7 // 8 // 9

 

What helps motivate you?

Happy weekend!

Cristin

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Read full story By on June 21, 2013 in etsy, Features, Friday Finds, gallery wall, original artwork