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Color Crush :: True Blue

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classic clue & white decor // mark d. sikes

This elegant blue and white table vignette for Legends of la Cienega 2014 designed by Mark D. Sikes struck a cord with me. I’m drawn to the layered patterns, chinoiserie touches and brilliant blues. The timeless color palette is on trend again and here are a few home décor favorites I’ve spotted recently:

color crush // blue and white decor

blue décor product links:

1. swirl vase // 2. throw pillow // 3. ginger jar // 4. bowl set

5. dining chair // 6. table lamp // 7. nate berkus textile

8. schumacher textile // 9. rebecca atwood textile

 

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on February 25, 2015 in chinoiserie, color, design trends, Features, lighting, textiles, throw pillows

Design Trend :: Copper Home Decor Accents

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copper pendants // kitchen // lonny

Move over brass — copper is back! This warm, rustic metallic element is trending. Whether used in sinks, lighting fixtures, hardware or home accessories, copper accents bring a sophisticated glamour to a space and are perfect paired with neutral palettes. Here are a few of my current copper favorites.

2015 Design Trends // Copper Home Accents

product links:

1 // pendant lighting

2 // baskets

3 // candle

4 // monogrammed shot glasses

5 // chair

6 // channels wallpaper

7 // whistling tea kettle

8 // monogrammed tray

If you are digging the copper home decor trend, you’ll have to check out my latest ideabook on Houzz!

happy decorating,

cristin

*image source via Lonny

 

 

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Read full story By on January 26, 2015 in chairs, color, copper, design trends, Features, home accessories, houzz, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, lighting, wallpaper

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 :: For the Home

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holiday gift guide 2014 // for the home // simplified bee #holiday2014 #giftguide

 

Gifts for the home are always a welcome sight for the decor lovers on your list. Today, I’ve hand-picked some fabulous items that I’ve been swooning over this fall. As you will see, I’m gravitating to home furnishings and accessories in neutrals (great for layering), with a touch of brass (still so hot!), and clean lines (always timeless). From a stunning chair by Kelly Wearstler (splurge) to a festive stoneware pitcher by Oh Joy! for Target (super affordable), there’s a variety of gift ideas ranging in price. I’m hoping Santa brings me one of two of these lovely items for my home!

links to holiday gift guide 2014 – for the home:

1. bud vases // 2. raw alabaster table lamp // 3. pinecone & pomegranate wreath

4. tom dixon brass form bowls //5. kelly wearstler elliot chair // 6. brass bordered stone box

7. houda rug // 8. rattan bar cart  // 9. oh joy! pitcher

10. tom dixon brass tea pot

 

happy holidays,

cristin
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Read full story By on December 8, 2014 in bar carts, brass, chairs, contemporary decor, Entertaining, furniture, gift guide, Holiday, lighting, rugs, Uncategorized

Design Reveal :: Marble Bathroom

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After months of planning, designing and building, our home addition is complete. :) Although I’m enjoying all of the new space, my favorite is the new master bathroom. At 6′ x 7′ its certainly isn’t big, but it has what we need. Come take a peek.

white bathroom vanity with gray countertop // cristin priest // www.simplifiedbee.com #bathrooms

The white and gray carrera tile was my starting point for the crisp, clean color scheme. The honeycomb pattern floor tiles are paired with 6″ x 18″ honed white carrera field tiles in a subway pattern for the shower and walls. Both were ordered through my friends at the Tile Bar. For maximum storage I designed the custom white vanity with a tower and a single sink (we needed the storage more than a second sink).  For contrast and durability it was topped with a charcoal quartz. The hardware gives it a little mix of chinoiserie and mid-century modern style. I love the result.

designer marble bathroom // custom vanity // cristin priest of simplified bee #bathroomsdesigner marble bathroom with chrome faucet // cristin priest of simplified bee #bathrooms #chrome

It was hard to resist the brass trend and instead selected polished chrome finishes for all of the fixtures and hardware. I wanted the new addition to feel like it was always part of the home, so didn’t change up the finishes. I selected a beautiful traditional faucet by California Faucets that is perfect for my 1940s ranch style home. This particular style of widespread faucet (shown above) is available through Belmont Hardware. Ask for Ron in the Belmont store and he can hook you up! I also love that California Faucets allows you to design your own faucet in over 30 decorative finishes!

designer marble bathroom with steam shower // cristin priest of simplified bee #bathrooms

The shower also features California Faucets’ hand-shower, thermostatic system and drain. Not only do I love the look and feel, but all of these products comply with strict water conservation building codes. According to the California law, all shower heads must flow no more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute, interior faucets must emit no more than 2.2 gallons of water per minute and all toilets must use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush.

shower thermostatic system by California Faucets // www.simplifiedbee.com #showers

Here’s a closer look at California Faucets’ StyleTherm Thermostatic System. We selected a round chrome plate with a single volume control. Even though we have two shower heads, the control will only allow us to run one at a time to comply with the new water conservation rules. Anything to help the drought and save water is okay by me!

marble hexagon tiled floor // bathroom design // cristin priest of simplified bee #tile #marbledesigner marble bathroom with square shower drain // cristin priest of simplified bee #bathrooms

The Neo Style drain is so chic too! Love it. You have to check out all of the other luxe drains at California Faucets!

designer marble bathroom // steam shower // cristin priest of simplified bee #bathrooms

Do you remember my Mr. Steam article? Well, I fell in love with the product so much I had to get one for the new shower. In addition to the Mr. Steam unit we selected a fold-down teak bench and a sleek iTempo control system. The control system is housed inside the shower which is the best. We are loving our new steam bath!

marble bathroom // mirror with scones // simplified bee design #bathrooms

There are also some smaller design details in the bathroom that make the space functional and beautiful including the light sconestowel rack, acrylic tray, tassel hand towels, cement succulentenamel bath accessories and simple banded Roman shade. The scone shades have a silver trim which I was drawn to.

designer marble bathroom // cristin priest of simplified bee #bathroomsdesigner marble bathroom // acrylic tray // cristin priest of simplified bee #bathroomsdesigner marble bathroom // chrome towel rack // cristin priest of simplified bee #bathrooms

A big thank you to California Faucets, Mr. Steam and TileBar for helping me create the perfect bathroom. Loved working with you on the design and thrilled with the result.

happy decorating,

cristin

 *all photography by Cristin Priest and property of Simplified Bee

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Read full story By on September 17, 2014 in Bathroom, bathrooms, chinoiserie, decorative hardware, interior design, Interiors, lighting, mirrors, pattern, simplified bee portfolio, storage, tile, window treatments