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Design Trend :: Metallic Throw Pillows

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I’ve been spotting them everywhere these days. Metallics whether that be gold, silver, bronze or copper are giving interior furnishings, fixtures and textiles the Midas touch. Shimmery throw pillows are a great way to embrace the trend without going overboard. Just like animal prints, a little metallic touch goes a long way!

Here are a few chic metallic throw pillows that rose to the top of my list.
gorgeous metallic throw pillows // simplified bee #gold #metallic #pillows

Product Links:

1 // gold hong kong pillow by caitlin wilson

2 // copper decorative pillow by john robshaw

3 // metallic leather love pillow

4 // serpent pillow

5 // kubus by pierre frey pillow

6 // midas touch pillow by john robshaw

7 // beaded pagoda pillow by jonathan adler

 

 

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Read full story By on September 15, 2014 in color, design trends, Features, textiles, throw pillows

Chinoiserie Chic :: Pagoda Decor

Chinoiserie, simply stated is a style of decoration reflecting Chinese motifs. The French term dates back to the late 18th century when it became popular to incorporate Asian motifs in traditional European decor such as housewares, furnishings and textiles. The pagoda and its ancient tiered architecture is one such iconic Chinese silhouette that’s still inspires chinoiserie chic home decor today.  This arched silhouette is being featured on everything from wallpaper to lighting, and in a variety of styles from sleek and modern to ornate and traditional. Here are a few of my favorite items inspired by pagodas.

Chinoiserie Chic :: Pagoda Decor :: Simplified Bee

product links: one // two // three // four // five // six

Visit Houzz to see all of my other chinoiserie chic pagoda decor finds!

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on July 14, 2014 in chinoiserie, design trends, Features, home accessories, houzz, mirrors, throw pillows

Friday Finds :: Feather Patterns in Home Decor

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One trend that has taken flight is the use of feathers and feather patterns in home decor. Whether real, drawn or manufactured, they add an exotic feel to any space and are being featured in a wide variety of home decor items like rugs, lighting and wallpaper. I personally love the look.

feather pattern decor finds - www.simplifiedbee.com #feathers

product sources: 1. headdress // 2. art  //3. sculpture // 4. shower curtain // 5. pendant light

 

My recent Houzz ideabook features even more of my favorite products adorned with beautiful feathers and feather patterns.

Do you love feather patterns too?

happy friday,

cristin

 

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Read full story By on May 2, 2014 in design trends, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, home accessories, houzz, lighting, pattern

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,

cristin

*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