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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

5 Favorites :: Organizing Your Home

organized mudroom #getorganized

(image via remodelista)

Hello 2017! With the new year brings new resolutions. One goal that may top your list is organizing your home. However, this can be easier said than done! Cleaning closets, organizing the entry, and clearing the clutter takes planning, time and motivation. In the spirit of getting organized in 2017, I’m sharing 5 simple ways to get organized.
ONE :: HOOKSsimple entry with hooks and bench

Entryways are a dumping ground for coats, shoes and bags. Make the space more orderly with wall hooks to hang items. I love this example by Coco.Kelley.

TWO :: BASKETSorganized linen closet with baskets

Linen closets can get messy quickly if they are not planned out. I recommend baskets with tags to keep the space well organized. Here Ballard Designs uses chic woven baskets house toilet paper and bedding.

THREE :: PIN BOARDScork wall // home office

I’m a huge fan of pin boards to keep important papers organized and top of mind. This cork wall is not only a great way to keep announcements, invites and important documents organized, it’s a decor statement. Love!

FOUR :: CLEAR STORAGE

acrylic front drawers // closet organization

Acrylic storage is a favorite of mine for obvious reasons – you can see everything inside saving so much time. I love this example of acrylic drawer front for a closet I spotted on My Domaine.

FIVE :: TRAYS

waterworks bathroom accessories // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallengetrays // organized kitchen // @simplifiedbee

I love trays for organizing. I use them throughout the house to corral items. Above are two examples of how I use trays in my own home. The first is a ceramic tray to house bathroom essentials and the second is a simple wooden tray to keep oils, spices and other kitchen items organized beautifully.

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Read full story By on January 4, 2017 in 5 favorites, Closets, Decluttering, decorative hardware, Features, goal setting, healthy home, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, Tips/Tricks

Mind & Body :: Chesapeake Bay Candle

chesapeake bay candle // mind & body

Recently I received a lovely assortment of candles and diffusers from the Mind & Body Collection by Chesapeake Bay Candle. The arrival of this new lifestyle collection of home fragrance products couldn’t have come at a better time. Our kitchen remodel has run into some roadblocks that have added additional stress to our lives and we needed a little wellness. The Chesapeake Bay’s Mind & Body Collection offers eight soothing scents available in a range of formats, including jar candles, reed diffusers, and pillar candles in three sizes. And all are very reasonably priced!

Chesapeake Bay Candle // Harmony

The first candle I gravitated to was Peace & Tranquility. I love the simple, yet elegant white frosted glass jar which looks great in any room. Clean, airy and exotic, this candle delivers a beautiful aroma blending floral namely jasmine, cotton blossom, and rose with woody elements including cashmere and sandalwood. I also loved that the soy wax blend candle with a lead-free cotton wick burns cleanly – perfect for the healthy home. This beauty is going to be enjoyed in our new kitchen and a calming reminder to look at the positives in life.

Chesapeake Bay Candle // Peace + Tranquility

Other favorites from the collection include Joy + Laughter (cranberry dahlia) and Reflection + Clarity (sea salt sage) – be sure to check out the entire collection here!

*disclosure: products provided by Chesapeake Bay Candle, however all commentary is my own.

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Read full story By on October 11, 2016 in Features, healthy home

Healthy Home :: Easy Indoor Plants

antique chest // bedroom // simplified bee #chinoiserie

As I mentioned in the Rue article, plants are an essential element of home decor. House plants bring the outside in, add a splash of color and texture, but most importantly create healthy homes. These all natural air purifiers not only give off oxygen, but some varieties are known to remove harmful chemicals such as ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene. In addition, indoor plants can even decrease stress while boosting mood, memory, concentration. A win, win, win right? But, sometimes selecting the right plant can be overwhelming so here are some simple tips to keep in mind:

tips for selecting indoor plants // www.simplifiedbee.comsucculents // coffee table // simplified bee

Below I’ve rounded up my top 5 best indoor plants. These are plants I incorporate in my own home because of their purifying properties and low maintenance.

easy + purifying indoor plants // www.simplifiedbee.com

 

happy decorating,

cristin

Photos by Julia Robbs // Styling & Interiors by Cristin Priest

 

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Read full story By on July 30, 2015 in 5 favorites, Features, flowers, green design, healthy home, simplified bee portfolio, Tips/Tricks