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Kate Spade Saturday Collaboration with West Elm

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Kate Spade Saturday + West Elm // design collaboration for home decor

Some personal favorites in the world of home decor and fashion have teamed up. West Elm has partnered with Kate Spade Saturday (the casual, spirited offshoot of Kate Spade New York) to create some super playful, yet chic furniture, bedding, rugs and accessories. The collection was released a few weeks back and some items are already on sale – so if you like what you see, don’t wait! Here are a few item that caught my eye:

Kate Spade Saturday + West Elm // Home Decor Collaboration // Simplified Bee Favorites

 

product links:

1 // graphic black & white rug

2 // colorful abstract art

3 // diamond wool pouf

4 // bentwood slipper chair

5 // galaxy sheet set

What are you favorites from Kate Spade Saturday collaboration with West Elm?

Also, be sure to check out Kate Spade Saturday’s SECRET SALE for up to 75% off… hurry – it won’t last long!

happy shopping,

cristin

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Read full story By on January 21, 2015 in 5 favorites, chairs, color, contemporary decor, discounts, Features, furniture, home accessories, pattern, throw pillows

Vintage Chic Home Office Design

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vintage brass table lamp

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As a designer I’m always seeking out chic vintage furnishings and home decor. My go to destinations include flea markets, estate sales and craigslist. However, the process of scouring through items can be time consuming, hit or miss and downright frustrating (is it the real deal? is the seller trustworthy?).  And of course this is simply the buying side, not the selling side of vintage furnishings! But fortunately there is now Chairish, an online marketplace where design lovers can exchange gently used, pre-owned furniture and decor directly with one another. They make the whole buying, selling and shipping process a breeze. In addition, the experts at Chairish hand-select and curate the collections of items on the site, so you know you’re getting quality vintage and designer decor that is accurately represented. Love!

The folks at Chairish asked me to select a favorite rug from various styles that were provided and then create a styleboard designed around that pattern and color scheme using furnishings from their site. I selected a beautiful grass green Turkish rug as the starting point for a vintage chic home office design. The process of sourcing and searching for items on Chairish was fast and easy. I could even keep track of my favorites along the way! The result is fresh, airy and of course chic.

vintage chic home office design // www.simplifiedbee.com

 product links:

1. brass pendant // 2. custom made campaign desk // 3. gold faux bamboo & cane chair

4. vera scarf pillow // 5. brass pineapple // 6. pair of bamboo étagères

7. “flying man” by michelle armas // 8. bamboo-style cachepot

9. mid-century lamb’s wool ottoman // 10. grass green turkish rug

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on January 7, 2015 in bookshelves, furniture, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, office/study, rugs, simplified bee portfolio, Uncategorized, vintage

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 :: For the Home

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holiday gift guide 2014 // for the home // simplified bee #holiday2014 #giftguide

 

Gifts for the home are always a welcome sight for the decor lovers on your list. Today, I’ve hand-picked some fabulous items that I’ve been swooning over this fall. As you will see, I’m gravitating to home furnishings and accessories in neutrals (great for layering), with a touch of brass (still so hot!), and clean lines (always timeless). From a stunning chair by Kelly Wearstler (splurge) to a festive stoneware pitcher by Oh Joy! for Target (super affordable), there’s a variety of gift ideas ranging in price. I’m hoping Santa brings me one of two of these lovely items for my home!

links to holiday gift guide 2014 – for the home:

1. bud vases // 2. raw alabaster table lamp // 3. pinecone & pomegranate wreath

4. tom dixon brass form bowls //5. kelly wearstler elliot chair // 6. brass bordered stone box

7. houda rug // 8. rattan bar cart  // 9. oh joy! pitcher

10. tom dixon brass tea pot

 

happy holidays,

cristin
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Read full story By on December 8, 2014 in bar carts, brass, chairs, contemporary decor, Entertaining, furniture, gift guide, Holiday, lighting, rugs, Uncategorized

Get the Look :: Olive Green Decor

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olive green decor // dining room

Olive green decor. Are you loving it? As Megan talked about in her article earlier this week, olive green is predicted to be one of the trending colors for 2015. Alone, the warm green can be a bit ho-hum. But, when the handsome green is used in combination with another color – like above with gold accents – it can be quite sophisticated and even fresh. If you are looking to interject olive green in your decor – whether it’s painting an entire room or adding an accent pillow, here are some options to consider:

decorating with olive greenproduct links: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 //

Love it or leave it? I’m curious to hear your thoughts on olive green decor and this trending color for 2015!

happy decorating,

cristin

* first image via Atlanta Homes Magazine

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Read full story By on October 23, 2014 in color, design trends, dining rooms, Features, furniture, Get The Look, throw pillows, wallpaper