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Friday Find :: Chic Credenzas

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chic credenza // bedroom // lonny mag

The credenza. Love them because of the many uses they can hold. Typically housed in dining spaces, this versatile storage piece can also work well in living rooms, bedrooms and entryways. Our credenza is used as a media cabinet in our family room.

Looking for a credenza? Here are a few super chic credenzas I’ve round-up up that may just catch your eye too.

chic credenzas // friday finds // simplifiedbee.com

product links:

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

happy friday,

cristin

*photo via lonny

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Read full story By on April 17, 2015 in 5 favorites, antiques, contemporary decor, dining rooms, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, furniture, tables

Interview :: J.K. Kling Interior Design

I was instantly drawn to the fresh, elegant and traditional minimalism of the interiors showcased in the portfolio of J.K. Kling Associates. With over 25 years of experience, Judy Kling and daughter Wendy Wolcott are transforming interiors from Manhattan to Palm Beach. Rich in pattern, color and comfort, the design duo creates the kind of spaces that make you not want to leave your home. So I’m thrilled to be interviewing Wendy Wolcott of J.K. Kling Associates today!

blue & white wallpaper // entry // JK Kling Associates

Simplified Bee:  I love that you are a mother – daughter team! When did you realize that you wanted to design together?

Wendy Wolcott: Ever since my mother started J.K. Kling Associates when I was fourteen, I would intern for her during the summers and was always involved in the business in one way or another. It was not until working with David Easton in New York City that I realized what a great opportunity it would be working for my mother. Although working for an amazing firm like David’s was invaluable, nothing could compare to the hands on experience you get with having your mother as your boss. 
marble backsplash // designer kitchen // JK Kling
SB: What are your personal styles? How are they similar? Different?
WW: Our personal styles are very much alike. We gravitate towards a more neutral palette that is well edited yet comfortable. Wendy tends to designs with a more modern look and practical, kid friendly approach due to having two boys and a dog. Judy, on the other hand, has a more classic and sophisticate style in which she combines antiques and modern accents beautifully. 
Billy Baldwin // living room
SB: Who would you most like to collaborate with on a project?
WW: There are so many fabulous architects and designers that we would love to work with but if we could only pick one, Billy Baldwin would be an honor to work with. One of our favorite quotes from Billy was “I have always believed that architecture is more important than decoration. Scale and proportion give everlasting satisfaction that cannot be achieved by only icing the cake.”  Billy was very much ahead of his time. The image above could easily be from the 1960’s or today. 
diamond jute stair-runner rug
SB: Do you have “go to” paint colors? If so, which ones?
WW: We are very loyal to our Benjamin Moore colors. BM White Dove and Super White can be found in almost all of our homes; however right now we are coveting Farrow & Ball’s High Lacquer Hague Blue. 
yellow wallpaper // bedroom // JK Kling
SB: Which of today’s interior design trends are here to stay and which ones will we see fade away?
WW: While ikats and over-scaled patterns have been in and out of the spotlight for decades there may be a trend towards smaller more minimalistic patterns and design in the future. 
traditional living room // JK Kling
SB: Where do you recommend clients splurge versus save?
WW: We always clients to encourage invest in at least one good piece of art. You can fill your home with great looking pieces, in any price range, but great art that speaks to you is priceless. 
traditional garden gate // gardern
SB: What excites you most about interior design today?
WW: Since Judy entered the business, in 1984, her absolute passion is what the internet has brought to interior design. There was once a time where you had to research, travel and scout. Nowadays, so much is accessible right from your design studio.
green ikat chair // bedroom // JK Kling
SB: Fill in the blank. No room is complete without…
WW: No room is complete without great lighting and something personal. A room can change completely with the right light bulb and personal photographs of friends and family. We also feel no bedroom is complete with out the most luxurious bedding, nothing can make is better than the softest ironed sheets and a downy bed.
powder room with chic wallpaper // JK Kling
SB: Do you have a favorite design tip or words of wisdom when decorating?
WW: Every eight to ten years a room needs a face lift. No matter how well a room is kept fresh and modern touches always make a difference. 
powder blue bedroom // JK Kling
SB: What’s next for J.K. Kling Associates?
WW: Since the opening of our new Palm Beach office, our past year has been filled with travel, wonderful clients and exciting new projects. We can only hope to continue on this fantastic path. 

 

Thank you Wendy for your time. We look forward to seeing your next project!

 

*all photos provided by J.K. Kling Associates

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Read full story By on April 13, 2015 in Bathroom, Bedroom, Features, foyers, interior design, Interiors, interview, Interviews, Kitchen, Living Room, living rooms, pattern, wallpaper

Nate Berkus Target :: Spring / Summer 2015 Collection

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Have you seen it? The Nate Berkus at Target Spring & Summer 2015 Collection is stunning and now available! The collection includes numerous geometric, natural and gold pieces at very affordable price-points. And just in time for spring cleaning, it also touts great stationary pieces to help keep your desk organized in style!

Here are a few items from the collection that caught my eye:

Nate Berkus for Target // Spring & Summer 2015 Collectionproduct links:

1. faceted lamp // 2 . desktop organizer // 3. brass accent table // 4. round tray // 5. chevron rug // 6. basket

happy shopping, happy spring!

cristin

 

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Read full story By on March 30, 2015 in 5 favorites, breakfast nooks, contemporary decor, Features, furniture, home accessories, lighting, office supplies, Organization, Paperwork, rugs

Friday Find :: Designer Outdoor Fabrics

outdoor living // california style

With warmer weather fast approaching our patios, decks and porches are going to get a lot more use. Here is California, our outside living is an extension of what’s inside and therefore its critical that the design flows from one space to another. In the past, outdoor fabrics have been ho-hum and frankly there hasn’t been much selection. Over the past few years however, I’ve seen a huge uptick in beautiful designer outdoor fabrics. And these chic, yet durable fabrics are great for indoors too. For a client with young children and pets, I recently installed several chairs, window cushions and pillows in outdoor fabrics.

Today I’ve rounded up a few of my current faves in designer outdoor fabrics:

designer outdoor fabrics // friday finds // simplifiedbee.com

product links:

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

happy friday,

cristin

*first image via Traditional Home

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Read full story By on March 27, 2015 in 5 favorites, Features, Friday Finds, pattern, textiles