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Chic Modern Entry

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A home’s entry is one of the most important spaces to decorate and organize. It’s the place where you will meet & greet guests, take on and off shoes and hang up coats and scarves. And for this, it needs to be both beautiful and functional. This chic modern entry was designed by Lauren Nelson and recently featured in San Francisco Cottages & Gardens.

timeless modern entry // san franciscoI’m loving all the design details – the chevron front door, striking Pietra marble floors and rustic wooden bench topped with an organic sheepskin rug. The console table and baskets are perfect for helping organized keys, scarves and shoes.

juju hat // console table // entrychic modern entry // @simplifiedbee

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1 juju hat // 2 sheepskin rug // 3 rug // 4 basket // 5 marble console

 

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Read full story By on September 7, 2017 in console tables, Features, foyers, Get The Look, interior design, Interiors, Organization

Beautiful Staircases

beautiful staircases

How darling is this painted stairwell with chic lucite handrail? It’s in a gorgeous Cape Cod home designed by Raquel Garcia and featured in Elle Decor.  The space had me thinking beautiful staircases and how they can make such powerful architectural and design statements.

beautiful staircases // cement tiles // @simplifiedbee #staircases #tiles

In our own home which I shared on Instagram, I added decorative cement tiles and gray paint to give a small stairwell leading to our mudroom a fresh look. Dino our Sheepadoodle puppy loves it too!

To kick off the weekend, I’ve rounded-up a variety of staircases featuring runners with bold patterns, tiles with ethic touches and handrails with artistic style. You might notice one that looks familiar too – it’s another staircase in our home that I’ve talked about before. Can you pick it out?

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image sources top to bottom:

3 black & white stair runner // 4 blue tile staircase // 5 stair runner with nailhead// 6 antelope stair runner // 7 spanish tile staircase // 8 bookcase under stairs // 9 david hicks inspired banister

Fun News! This little old blog was also nominated for Amara’s interior design blog award… you can vote here. Thanks so much for your support!

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Read full story By on August 11, 2017 in foyers, interior design, Interiors, pattern, rugs

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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image sources top to bottom 1 :: 2 :: 3 :: 4 :: 5 :: 6 :: 7 :: 8

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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

Book Review :: A House in the Country

Book Review // A House in the Country // via @simplifiedbee

What happens when a renowned architect and an A-list interior designer collaborate to build their dream home? The magical result is chronicled in a must have new decor book, A House in the Country which invites us in the one-of-a-kind Greek Revival-inspired house of Peter Pennoyer (architect) and Katie Ridder (designer). The creative power couple spent years searching for just the right property and in 2009 found a ranch house on six-and-a-half acres in Millbrook, New York. With more than 300 photos and illustrations, Peter and Katie invite us into their home and share the story behind the transformation. The book is simply organized into three sections – Exterior, Interior and Garden. It’s evident from just the first few page turns, that the home’s architecture and interior design are totally in sync. Don’t let the exterior traditional architecture fool you either – the home’s interior is colorful and full of modern touches. Katie’s bold use of color including pink and purple – beautifully connects and defines the spaces in Peter’s open-floor plan. In addition, the home’s garden is sensational and I love how the book dives into the smallest details including plant selection.

This home is extraordinary and the book captures it amazingly. Here is just a sampling of the stunning images.

A+House+in+the+Country+Book+Reviewfoyer // purple tile // katie ridderentry // katie ridder

The entire house is a feat of texture, color and personality. – A House in the Country

living room // katie ridderpink library // katie ridderfloral arrangement // A House in the Country // Book Review @simplifiedbeebreakfast table // kitchen // katie riddergirl's bedroom // katie riddergeo tile floor // bathroom // katie ridder
* photography by Eric Piasecki

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Read full story By on October 25, 2016 in Bathroom, Bedroom, book, book review, color, Features, flowers, foyers, Girl, girl's bedroom, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room, living rooms, wallpaper