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Elements of Modern Farmhouse Style

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modern farm house // H2 Design + Build

The simple, clean-lined, practical design of the modern farmhouse is appealing and trending. A wraparound porch, standing metal seam roof and industrial lighting is one quick way to spot one from the street. But, the rustic, yet refine style goes beyond the exterior. Inside plank wooden flooring and exposed reclaimed beams are often offsite by crisp white walls. In fact, the modern farmhouse color palette is typically very simple: black, white, and gray. Classic stripe and check patterns are also featured throughout the home including throw pillows, wallpaper and tile work. Other farmhouse elements often found are sliding barn doors, apron sinks and ship-lap siding. I’ve rounded up a few images of different rooms through a house that are great examples of modern farmhouse style.

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Read full story By on May 3, 2017 in Bathroom, bathrooms, breakfast nooks, contemporary decor, design trends, dining rooms, Features, foyers, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, lighting, mudrooms, throw pillows, Uncategorized

Design Trend :: Indoor Fern Plants

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indoor fern plants #interiorplants

Fiddle figs, succulents and palms have been very popular houseplants in the last few years. Recently I’ve also noticed a trend for indoor fern plants – once a huge favorite for the home in the 1970s. Producing beautiful lush green foliage, ferns help purify the air and act as natural humidifiers – loving that here in the dry, high Sierras!

hanging fern terrariums

With over 10,000 known species of fern in the world, selecting one could get a little overwhelming. To make the choice easier, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites indoor fern plants – I think you’ll love them too!indoor fern plants // favorites from @simplifiedbee

:: links for indoor fern plants ::

1 boston fern :: 2 crocodile fern :: 3 asparagus fern :: 4 maidenhair fern :: 5 button fern

If you are interested in incorporating ferns in your home, here’s a great fern care guide via BHG. If growing plants isn’t your thing, yet you’d still like to bring the fern pattern indoors, here are some favorite home decor items featuring ferns:

*images via apartment therapy & mooi wat planten doen

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Read full story By on April 20, 2017 in design trends, Features, green design, healthy home

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

Friday Finds :: Copper Decor

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copper kitchen #range #copper

It’s uses vary from a conductor of heat and electricity to coins. It’s also making a big comeback in home decor. Copper (aka the chemical element Cu) with it’s striking reddish-orange color is being incorporated throughout the home and most noticeably in kitchens and bathrooms. The kitchen above not only features timeless polished copper cookware, but a stunning range in the finish.

Love the look too? Today’s Friday Finds are a round-up of copper decor accents that could be easily incorporated into your own home.

friday finds // copper decor // @simplifiedbee

product links:

1 tiered wire baskets // 2 utensil holder // 3 pendant lighting // 4 coat hook // 5 brushed copper lid box

*first image via Artichoke

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Read full story By on January 6, 2017 in color, copper, design trends, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, home accessories, lighting, storage