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Cozy Decor :: Plaid Throws

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Colder weather is at our doorstep and that means one thing… it’s time to bundle up. Cozy plaid throws are a timeless favorite. The classic pattern is a great one for the winter months. I also love that throws are super easy to use either inside or out.

plaid throw // living room // jenni kayne

Want this cozy look too? Here are some plaid throw favorites I rounded up. . .

plaid throws // cozy blankets @simplifiedbee #plaid #throws

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*image sources – first via Camille Styles and second via My Domaine

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Read full story By on November 1, 2017 in Features, Get The Look, home accessories, Interiors, Living Room, outdoor living, pattern, tabletop, textiles, traditional

Outside In: The Gardens and Houses of Tichenor & Thorp

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Southern California architects and husband/wife team, M. Brian Tichenor and Raun Thorp are known for their thoughtful attention to the relationship between architecture and landscape. Their goal is to seamlessly knit together exterior and interior spaces. In their newly released book, Outside In: The Gardens and Houses of Tichenor & Thorp (Vendome), the design duo invites us into their own beautiful, luxurious homes. From Mediterranean to Colonial, California desert to the foot of the Tetons in Wyoming, the book delivers over 475 stunning photographs and illustrations. Starting with the land and views, it also dives into Tichenor & Thorp’s core design elements of each project. I found myself enjoying going between projects I was personally drawn to instead of reading from cover to cover. It a great book for any architectural and landscape lover.

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When outside and inside are designed together and as a whole, there is a cohesiveness that is extraordinary: Interiors feel expansive and light, and the garden feels connected and accessible—an integral part of the living environment. – M. Brian Tichenor, AD

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Read full story By on October 28, 2017 in book, book review, Features, home exterior / curb appeal, interior design, Interiors

Friday Finds :: Tassel Blankets

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tassel blanket // bedroom // amber interiors

I know you been spotting them on instagram and pinterest too… large tassel blankets thrown over the foot of a bed. The layered look like in this room designed by Amber Interiors is a great way to add color, pattern or texture to a bedroom. And let’s not forget how cozy an extra blanket during the winter months ahead.

diy tassel blankets #tassels #diy

If you are up for some crafting… here is a simple, diy tassel blanket I spotted on Design Sponge. So cute!

Not in the diy mood? Don’t worry, for today’s Friday Finds I’ve rounded-up a few favorite tassel blankets in wonderful neutral colors. Happy weekend!

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Read full story By on October 13, 2017 in 5 favorites, Bedroom, bedrooms, beds, design trends, DIY, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, holiday decor, home accessories, Interiors, textiles

Book Review :: David Hicks Scrapbooks

David Hicks // David Hicks Scrapbooks @simplifiedbee

David Hicks, the iconic English interior designer, is best known for his bold use of color and geometric pattern as well as his famous clientele including British royals. His inspiring career spanned nearly five decades – from the 1950s to the 1990s, Hicks carefully and thoughtfully chronicled his vast work and accomplishments in scrapbooks. Clips from shelter magazines featuring his designs, newspaper articles, ticket stubs and personal letters from clients were just some of the memorabilia collected in the twenty-five volumes he created.

David Hicks Scrapbooks // Book Review @simplifiedbee

The precious scrapbooks became his legacy and his son and interior designer, Ashley Hicks pared down over 3,000 pages to just over 300 of the best that are featured in a newly released book, David Hicks Scrapbooks by Vendome. First off, the book’s cover is a stunner – it’s coffee table worthy for sure. And as you flip through the collage style pages with drawing and handwritten notes, you get a personal glimpse into the fascinating world of David Hicks. This beautiful book is a must for any Hicks fan and a great addition to your design library.

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Read full story By on September 20, 2017 in book, book review, Features, interior design, pattern