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Scandinavian Christmas Style

Have you been busy decking the halls? Truth be told – I haven’t gone crazy this season. I’m not sure if my hesitation to go all out decorating for Christmas is because of all the hectic house construction over the last year or that my holiday style is changing. Over time I’ve been increasingly drawn to the simple style of the Scandinavian Christmas. The style embraces minimalist, rustic and natural elements that I’m loving this season. To show you, I’ve pulled some of my favorite images featuring this Nordic style – all found on my Holiday Decorating Ideas board on Pinterest (yes, still a go to place to organize images and inspiration).

scandinavian christmas tree // holiday decorcandles // scandinavian christmas decorDIY Felt Christmas Treeslayered gingerbread cake // holiday goodiesmini boxwood wreathssimple, natural christmas gift wrap

image links from top to bottom:

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

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Read full story By on December 12, 2016 in Christmas, DIY, Entertaining, food, Holiday, holiday decor, mid-century modern, pinterest, tabletop, Tips/Tricks, Uncategorized

Thanksgiving Decor Inspiration

kitchen range + tile backsplash // design by Cristin Priest @simplifiedbee

Our kitchen – great room renovation has taken five long months, but we are thrilled with the overall result. There are so many aspects I love, but am particularly smitten with the Sub-zero Wolf range, Fireclay tile backsplash and Neolith countertops (sneak peek above). As you can image, we are very excited to be hosting Thanksgiving in our new kitchen! So recently I’ve been combing blogs and Pinterest for Thanksgiving decor inspiration and recipes. Here are some of my favorites…

white pumpkins & antlers // thanksgiving tablescape

image via Tone on Tone

maple apple pie // thanksgiving recipes

 

image via Kitchen Heals Soul

modern thanksgiving table // thanksgiving decor inspiration

image via Greige Design

black + white gingham // thanksgiving table

image via Dimples & Tangles

black & white thanksgiving table

image via Sarah Sherman Samuel

white pumpkins // thanksgiving decor inspiration @simplifiedbee

image via Ella Claire

smores pie // thanksgiving recipes

image via Gimme Some Oven

Inspired? If not, be sure to check out more Thanksgiving inspiration here.

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Read full story By on November 7, 2016 in contemporary decor, dining rooms, Entertaining, flowers, Holiday, holiday decor, kitchens, pinterest, simplified bee portfolio, tabletop, Thanksgiving, tile

Halloween Front Door Decor

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crows & pumpkins // Halloween porch decor

Typically I start decorating our house for Halloween the first week of October. Unfortunately, our kitchen remodel is taking a little longer to wrap up and all inside holiday decor will have to be on hold. However, I am planning on moving ahead to make the front door frightfully fun. I’m loving how the enchanting front porch above was decorated using simply bare tree branches, pumpkins and a flock of black crows. I’m also adore the simplicity of the Halloween front door (below) that is decorated using a swarm of cut-out bats and a similar mix of branches and pumpkins. Scary chic!

bats // Halloween front door decor // @simplifiedbee

Need to make your entry boo-ful too? Here are also some more Halloween front door decor I’ve rounded-up:
Halloween Front Door Decor #halloween

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1 lantern // 2 bat wreath // 3 black crow // 4 black cat // 5 witch’s broom // 6 lit burlap pumpkin

*first image via Good Housekeeping and second image via Town & Country

 

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Read full story By on September 27, 2016 in Entertaining, Halloween, Holiday, holiday decor, home accessories

Friday Finds :: Pinterest Faves

Happy Friday! Holy cow, did this last week seem to fly by or what?! I’ve been busy decking the halls, wrapping gifts and checking off the gift lists for loved ones.  Even though I didn’t find time to blog, I still visited one of my favorite sites for inspiration: Pinterest. Here are a few of the most popular pins in the last few weeks:

dusty rose front doordare to beginsmall dining space // san francisco apartment // rue magazineelegant master bedroomvegan amaretto snowballs // holiday cookiesrustic country holidaypinecone garland // how to // holiday decor

image sources:  1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7

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Read full story By on December 11, 2015 in Bedroom, Christmas, color, dining rooms, Features, food, friday find, Friday Finds, Get The Look, Holiday, holiday decor, interior design, Interiors, pinterest