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Reveal :: Modern Bathroom with Rove Concepts

This modern bathroom reveal is long overdue folks, but with the One Room Challenge for our foyer and master bathroom it got pushed aside. One of the first projects we tackled in our new fixer-upper home last year was the guest bathroom – mainly because of an active leak that needed to be addressed. Over the years, the bathroom had been updated here and there, but not in a good way. The blinds, contemporary vanity, plastic yellow tiles and glass mosaic tile work needed to go. In fact, the entire space needed to be gutted and it all had to go except the original tub. Take a look at the before images and you will understand.

:: BEFORE ::
guest bathroom beforeguest bathroom beforeguest bathroom demo

We wanted the new bathroom to feel fresh, yet timeless; traditional, yet with a modern twist. The black hexagon cement tile flooring was selected first and the white subway tile contrasted with dark grout was a natural pairing. The window was painted a glossy black and dressed with a custom roman shade in a sharp black and white buffalo check fabric. A new smaller pedestal sink, chrome mirror and vanity lighting was also added for a clean look.

As you know, I love to mix styles and love modern touches. To complete the space I teamed up with Rove Concepts, a leader in mid-century modern reproduction furnishings and accessories. I appreciate their focus on quality, detail and use of the highest quality materials to deliver reflect the essence of minimalist design.

:: AFTER ::
new traditional bathroom // @simplifiedbee #neotrad #bathrooms

I love adding a stool or chair to a bathroom when space allows. Once the radiator under the window was removed, it seemed a lovely spot for seating. Rove Concepts’ Flag Halyard Ottoman was the perfect choice. This statement piece was inspired by Hans J. Wegner and features suspended flag line supported by a durable stainless steel frame. It also comes with a chic Australian long-haired sheepskin to drape over the top. Isn’t it divine?

modern bench // black & white bathroom // @simplifiedbeemodern accessories // black & white bathroom // @simplifiedbee

You know how I like to incorporate live plants in every room and bathrooms are no exception. Rove Concepts’ Strapped Marble Vase caught my eye instantly as I knew it would look great in the space. It now houses a beautiful orchid. I adore the strap detail – it brings a little warmth to the space and coordinates with the ottoman nicely.

buffalo check roman shade // bathroom // @simplifiedbee

Keeping it simple and functional, I selected a black ceramic coffee cup to corral the toothbrushes. The cup’s finish is a combination of matte and glossy. A subtle, yet lovely detail.

modern bathroom accessories // @simplifiedbee

I’m completely in love with this new bathroom. And a big thank you to Rove Concepts for helping me get it beautifully styled.

:: SOURCES ::

ottoman // marble vase // hexagon cement tile // pedestal sink // chrome faucet // triple sconce lighting // pivoting mirror // roman shade // iron hook rack // toothbrush holder

*all photography by Simplified Bee

**products named were supplied by Rove Concepts, however all opinions are my own as always.

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Read full story By on August 16, 2016 in Bathroom, bathrooms, furniture, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, mid-century modern, simplified bee portfolio, tile, window treatments

San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: The Garden Room

Happy Friday! It’s been quite the hectic week with the One Room Challenge Reveal. I’m so relieved that’s it is complete (sigh) and touched by all the positive feedback. Thank you so much!

San Francisco Decorator Showcase // The Garden Room // Heather Hilliard

To wind down the week on a relaxing note, I’d like to share another fabulous room from this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The Garden Room by interior designers Heather Hilliard and Fleur Keyes of Heather Hilliard Design is an airy and informal space perfect for entertaining. With a casual, chic California vibe, the room’s organic design blurs the boundary between indoor and outdoor living. Love this! The walls are covered in a whitewash lime wall finish set a perfect neutral backdrop. A gorgeous open flame wood-burning fireplace is flanked by antique mirrors and logs ready for cozy fire. I’m also loving the long natural-edge wood Chris Lehrecke dining table and John Himmel handwoven rope armchairs – elegant, yet casual. Bravo ladies!

San Francisco Decorator Showcase // The Garden Room // Heather Hilliard San Francisco Decorator Showcase // The Garden Room // Heather Hilliard San Francisco Decorator Showcase // The Garden Room // Heather Hilliard

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit San Francisco Decorator Showcase – tours are available now through May 30, 2016.

*photo credit: michele lee willson

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Read full story By on May 13, 2016 in contemporary decor, furniture, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, window treatments

One Room Challenge :: Week 5

My master bathroom and walk-in closet renovation for the One Room Challenge got very stressful last week. Nothing about the shower door installation was easy. First, I was told on the day of the scheduled install that they got one of the panel measurements wrong and that the hole for the handle was done in error – so they weren’t able to install that day. A week went by and I was told the new glass was on its way. When the replacement glass arrived last Friday, one of the panels was the wrong thickness and the hardware wasn’t in the right finish. At this point in time with the challenge, I couldn’t wait another week for the right materials. I made the decision to have the guys go ahead and install for the photo shoot, but that it would have to be corrected. Here is an image of the flooring before the shower door was installed. I’m loving the transition from the bigger octagon mosaic floor to the smaller marble hex tile shower floor.

marble hex tile // master bathroom // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

Last week wasn’t all that bad though because lots of the fun details were installed. One of my favorite was a pair of Roman shades by The Shade Store in Ink Stripe organic cotton canvas by Caroline Cecil Textiles. They are stunning! The canvas has a really nice weight to it that works well for window treatments. The image below captures one of the shades that was hung in the water closet. I love the play on pattern here.

master bathroom // one room challenge // @simplifiedbee

The round mirror with leather strap was sourced through Joss & Main (another fabulous ORC sponsor with fabulous prices!). I selected a smaller scale round mirror as an accent to break up all of the horizontal and vertical lines in the space. I love that it reflects more natural light into the bathroom.

Adorne by Legrand // pop-out outlet // @simplifiedbee

Also a highlight was the install of some very stylish light switches and outlets by adorn legrand. This pop-out outlet was a favorite included in my product review last week. It’s a small detail, but design is all about the the details?

I also wanted to share some of the other smaller details for this space. Here’s a few of the beautiful bathroom accessories I selected:
master bathroom accessories // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

product links:

1 arteriors bronze tabletop mirror // 2 mongolian cross leg stool // 3 floe soap dispenser & toothbrush holder in smoke

4 keaton wall mirror // 5 rolling laundry bin // 6 black edge boudoir tray

faux lamb fur lucite stool // @allmodern // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

Here’s a peek at the make-up vanity with new lucite & chrome pulls from LuxHoldups and the faux lamb cross stool from AllModern.com (a favorite source for modern furnishings and an ORC sponsor). I LOVE this stool and so do my daughters!

walk-in closet // the accessories // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

product links:

1 waterworks rattan laundry basket // 2 marble box with wood lid // 3 modern brass pull // 4 tribal kilim runner // 6 natural & white woven bins

rope mirror detail // walk-in closet // @simplifiedbee

For my husband’s walk-in closet, I selected a nautical rope mirror from Bassett Mirror Company (one of our fab ORC sponsors) for several reasons; one, I thought it had a masculine quality that he would like (and he does!), two, because it would add more light in the space, and three, it compliments the Cole & Sons Wave wallpaper.

walk-in closet accessories // marble box // @simplifiedbee

Also for the walk-in closet, I selected a beautiful marble box with a wood lid from Bellacor (a returning ORC sponsor that offers over 500,000 home decor products). It delivers both organization and style – which of course I love! The box is just the right size for my hubby to place his wallet, phone and keys in. The marble and wood combination is so chic too!

Next week is the final reveal! I can’t wait to share with you our new bathroom and walk-in closet. I’m over-the-moon with how it’s pulling all together! Meanwhile, be sure to follow along on Instagram where I’m sharing more images! Just in case you are just joining this series, here are links to the first four weeks of the One Room Challenge:

One Room Challenge :: Kick-off  //  One Room Challenge :: Week 2  //  One Room Challenge :: Week 3 // One Room Challenge :: Week 4

Be sure to also check out the progress of the other 19 ORC participants! I’m blown away by the talent…

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Read full story By on May 4, 2016 in Bathroom, bathrooms, Closets, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, mirrors, storage, waterworks

Organizing Tips for Kids

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ikea bookcase // kids' playroom // via @simplifiedbee

With the fresh new year, it’s a great time to establish fresh new organizing habits. Getting your kiddos organized is high on most parents’ list too. Getting kids to be organized can be a challenge and an ever changing process as they grow up. Recently I shared some of my favorite tips on organizing for kids with Pottery Barn Kids. One of my favorite is having storage options available throughout the house – including the entry, hallway/staircase and  kitchen. I’ve pulled some really super adorable and stylish options (some that can be personalized) available through Pottery Barn Kids. Most of these items are currently on sale too! Gotta love that!

organizing the kids // bins and baskets // via @simplifiedbee

product links: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

* first image :: design & styling by Cristin Priest and photography by Jenn Jacobson

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Read full story By on January 27, 2016 in baby and children, family rooms, Features, home accessories, household cleaning, Interiors, Interviews, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, playrooms, storage, Tips/Tricks