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San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 :: Sneak Peek

This year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase, , is a beautiful Elizabethan-style home designed by iconic architect Julia Morgan (notable works include the legendary Hearst Castle and became the first woman to be awarded the American Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal). The residence located on Jackson street in the prestigious Presidio Heights neighborhood, was completed in 1917 for $20,000 for Abraham Rosenberg, the “Dried Fruit King” and his wife, Alice.

In the last few months, thirty-eight Bay Area interior designers have transformed the six bedroom, eight bath home for the San Francisco University High School’s 38th annual Decorator Showcase. Gorgeous light fixtures, exquisite furnishings and extraordinary wallcoverings had me visiting spaces more than once on my tour. Here’s a sneak peek of the showcase:

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 // Grand Entry // Candace Barnes

Grand Entry // Candace Barnes Design Studio // Christopher Stark Photography

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 // Living Room // Phillip Silver

Living Room // Phillip Silver // Photo by Cristin Bisbee Priest of Simplified Bee

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 // kitchen // Navarra Design

Kitchen // Navarra Design // David Duncan Livingston Photography

San Francisco Decorator Showcase // Dining Room // Cecilie Starin

 Dining Room// Cecilie Starin // Margot Hartford

San Francisco Decorator Showcase // Powder Room // Julie Rootes Interiors

Powder Room // Julie Rootes Interiors // Christopher Stark Photography

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 // His Office // Brittany Haines

His Office // Brittany Haines of Authenticity B. Designs // Photo by Cristin Bisbee Priest of Simplified Bee

San Francisco Decorator Showcase // Bathroom

Gentleman’s Bathroom// Evars + Anderson // Christopher Stark Photography

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 // Laundry Room // Evars + Anderson

Laundry Room // Evars + Anderson Interiors // Christopher Stark Photography

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 // Boy's Bedroom // Willem Racke and Susan Lind Chastain

Boy’s Bedroom // Willem Racke and Susan Lind Chastain // Photo by Cristin Bisbee Priest of Simplified Bee

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 // Girl's Bathroom // Nest

Girl’s Bathroom // Nest Design // Christopher Stark Photography

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 // Play Room // Allison Caccoma

Kids’ Playroom // Allison Caccoma // Photo by Cristin Bisbee Priest of Simplified Bee

San Francisco Showcase 2015 // Dressing Room // Heather Hilliard

Dressing Room // Heather Hilliard

Billards Room // San Francisco Decorator Showcase // Geen Couch Interior Design

Billiard Room // Green Couch Interior Design // David Duncan Livingston Photography

Do you love what you see? The home will be open to tour April 25 – May 25. Please visit www.decoratorsshowcase.org for tickets and more information.

happy decorating,

cristin

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Round-up :: DIY Message Boards

Having difficulty juggling appointments, activities and homework schedules for your family? As my kids have gotten older, I’ve found that it’s more and more challenging to kept it all straight. A message board in our kitchen nook has helped us tremendously. If you are are need of a command center, I’ve rounded up a few DIY message board options that you may want to consider.

DIY message center // kitchen command center // BHG

Love this sleek, colorful dry-erase message board via BHG. It’s made from a piece of glass that’s simply been painted on the back and framed. Love!

DIY magnetic message board #organized #home #messages

This DIY magnetic board from 4 Men and 1 Lady, is made of a 26 gauge galvanized steel sheet and then framed.  It also doubles as a dry erase board for quick messages. Would love great in a kitchen, mudroom or playroom.

DIY message board // entryway organization #diy

The folks at Martha Stewart created this chic message center using a store-bought cork board that was painted and upgraded with a brass rod to hold mail and hooks to hold keys. Love the many functions it provides!

wall mounted craft paper roll // diy message board #diy #message

Although this option isn’t as versatile as the others, I love the simplicity. The could be a fun DIY project or purchased through George & Willy.

happy organizing,

cristin

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Read full story By on March 9, 2015 in DIY, home organization, kitchens, martha stewart, office supplies, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, Paperwork, Tips/Tricks

5 Favorites :: Walker Zanger Pinterest Board

Simplified Bee Pinterest Board for Walker Zanger

For the past week I’ve had the pleasure of working with Walker Zanger on creating the Pinterest board, Simplified Bee’s Inspirations. You will have to check it out. It’s loaded with beautiful images inspired by the gorgeous patterns, colors and textures found throughout the Walker Zanger’s exceptional stone and tile collections.

Walker Zanger // Luxe Stone & Tile Designs

From the sophisticated, yet simple Sterling Row to worldy, yet timeless Villa D’Oro, I was mesmerized by the vast and varied collections offered. Throughout the pinning process, I tried to pair a Walker Zanger stone or tile with a beautiful interior, vignette or quote. The process was so fun and had me dreaming up spaces throughout the home featuring these exquisite collections. Here are my favorites from the pinboard:

rustic + modern kitchen // Blakes Londonchic dining nook // Antonio Buzzettagray living room // new england homeart deco & hollywood regency bedroom // Tobi Fairleybathroom // carerra marble & brass hardware

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

If you are lucky enough to be in Las Vegas this week for this year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), you will have to drop by Walker Zanger’s booth (S7023 – South Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center). In addition to previewing hundreds of new tile and stone products from their 2015 collections, you have the opportunity to meet the design team behind the soon-to-be released tile collaboration with Robert A. M. Stern Architects.

happy decorating,

cristin

*sponsored by Walker Zanger, however all opinions are my own as always!

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Read full story By on January 20, 2015 in 5 favorites, Bathroom, Bedroom, Features, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, Living Room, living rooms, pattern, pinterest, tile, Uncategorized

Design Crush :: Walker Zanger Sterling Row

Walker Zanger, world-renown for luxury stone and tile, launches its newest collection inspired by elegant menswear. Created from a beautiful mix of porcelain tile and black and white marble, the Sterling Row Collection offers the stunning look of exotic wood and marble inlay. The collection features masculine and timeless patterns evoked from the well dressed gentleman including some of my favorites, houndstooth, oxford, argyle and tuxedo.

elegant menswear // layered pattern

The designs of Sterling Row are inspired by the elegant feel of fine fabrics, the richness of burnished leather and the luxurious bespoke menswear created by the finest tailors in London, Manhattan and Paris. – Walker Zanger

The Sterling Row Collection // Porcelain & Marble tile // Walker Zanger

Need more inspiration? I’m teaming up with Walker Zanger over the next week to curate Simplified Bee’s Inspirations, a Pinterest board with tons swoon worthy images certain to inspire any design lover. See you there!

happy decorating,

cristin

 *first image source

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