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Design Reveal :: Black and White Powder Room

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black & white juju hat // bird wallpaper

One of the spaces that was renovated during our last construction project was the powder room. It sits toward the from of the house and is in parallel with the staircase – making the room long and narrow. It has been decorated several times since 1940 and the last being in the late 60s. The blue toilet and sink coordinated with the wallpaper which featured cherubs. Gold wall sconces with crystals flanked a mirror that was removed before we bought the home. Shear drapery that was full of dust covered a large window. All of it needed to go.

:: BEFORE ::

vintage bathroom // before renovation // @simplifiedbeepowder room demo

The space was completely gutted and re-plumbed. From head to toe the room was transformed into a light and airy space. Check it out now…

:: AFTER ::

black & white bird wallpaper w juju hat // bathroom // @simplifiedbee

The wallpaper – Pajarita (black) by Laundry Studio for Hygge & West features whimsical birds and was my first design selection for the bathroom. The delicate, yet energetic pattern was inspired by the various murals of birds seen throughout Mexico City. I also love that birds symbolize freedom. Black concrete hexagon tiles and a steel mirror were paired with the wallpaper. To flank the mirror, I selected understated, yet classic wall sconces. A top-down Roman shade in white match-stick was selected to bring in the light and provide privacy. The black and white ju ju hat hanging above the toilet is just plain fun and a nod to the birds. The blue sink was the perfect scale for the room, so I had it re-painted in white to match the new toilet by Toto. The faucet hardware needed to be replaced, but was able to reuse the original toilet paper and towel rack hardware.

vintage sink // bathroom // @simplifiedbeebathroom sconce // top down shade // black steel mirrorsheepadoodle // bathroom // @simplifiedbee

Dino – our one year old Sheepadoodle – helped me with the photo shoot and is seen here on the cement tile floor by Cement Tile Shop.

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Read full story By on January 12, 2017 in Bathroom, bathrooms, interior design, Interiors, lighting, mirrors, simplified bee portfolio, wallpaper

Friday Finds :: Copper Decor

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copper kitchen #range #copper

It’s uses vary from a conductor of heat and electricity to coins. It’s also making a big comeback in home decor. Copper (aka the chemical element Cu) with it’s striking reddish-orange color is being incorporated throughout the home and most noticeably in kitchens and bathrooms. The kitchen above not only features timeless polished copper cookware, but a stunning range in the finish.

Love the look too? Today’s Friday Finds are a round-up of copper decor accents that could be easily incorporated into your own home.

friday finds // copper decor // @simplifiedbee

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1 tiered wire baskets // 2 utensil holder // 3 pendant lighting // 4 coat hook // 5 brushed copper lid box

*first image via Artichoke

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Read full story By on January 6, 2017 in color, copper, design trends, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, home accessories, lighting, storage

Friday Finds :: Fall Favorites

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pumpkin butter cookies // BHG

Awe, fall. I love this time of year. In addition to pulling out cozy sweaters and boots, it’s pumpkin season. I seriously love pumpkin in just about everything – pies, lattes and bread top the list. However, the creamy pumpkin butter sandwich cookies (above) I spotted at BHG look amazingly yummy.

Here are a few more fall favorites I rounded-up for this fabulous Friday:
fall favorites // friday finds @simplifiedbee

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handbag // 2 area rug // 3 table lamp // 4 wool throw // 5 storage baskets

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Read full story By on September 30, 2016 in 5 favorites, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, home accessories, lighting, rugs

5 Favorites :: Woven Lighting

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woven pendant lighting // nursery room

They have been popping up in all sorts of interiors including dining rooms, kitchens and even nursery rooms (like this adorable one above). I’m referring to the woven lighting trend and I’m loving it. From rattan to rope, cane to basket – the organic material gives a textured, earthy touch to any space.

I’ve been sourcing a few woven pendants and chandeliers that could work in our family room / great room area. Because I’ve selected brass lighting fixtures for the kitchen and dining space, I wanted something different for the the family room area. I’ve been eyeing woven options for a while and narrowed down some of my favorites for you today.

woven pendant lighting // @simplifiedbee #lighting

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

*first image via Domino

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Read full story By on September 7, 2016 in 5 favorites, baby nursery room, chinoiserie, Features, Interiors, lighting