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San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014: Boy’s Bedroom

Another charming kids space in this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase was created by local design firm, Regan Baker Design.  The little boy’s bedroom (aka Little Roamers Room) was inspired by Regan Baker’s own children’s love of building forts.

Tent Bed - Boys Bedroom - Regan Baker Design #bedrooms

Taking center stage is a darling denim tent hung from the ceiling. It can even be expand across the room to create a giant playhouse. How fun is that! I also love the hanging lantern centered inside the tent. So darn cute!

tent bed - boys bedroom - san francisco showcase

Here’s a closer look at the bed layered in throw pillows, wool blanket and bed sheets from Serena & Lily. Love that sweet stuffed chicken too and animal pocket dolls from Coral & Tusk!

vintage 1970s amimal wallpaper in orange - boys bedroom - Regan Baker Design

The homeowner asked Regan to incorporate the existing 1970s wallpaper. The zig zag parade of animals in orange and white inspired the tribal artwork and southwestern inspired textiles also found throughout the space.

boys bedroom closet with wallpaper - Regan Baker Design

How cute is the closet with map wallpaper, arrows and darling clothing from Tea Collection?

The showhouse is open through May 26th, so there is still time for you to tour. Also, for more information on this boy’s room, visit Regan’s blog!

happy decorating,

cristin

*photo credits: Janet Paik for Houzz (3rd photo), Patricia Chang for SF Curbed (2nd & 4th photos), Regan Baker Designs (1st photo)

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Read full story By on May 19, 2014 in baby and children, Bedroom, bedrooms, beds, Boy, boy's bedroom, Closets, houzz, interior design, Interiors, Organization, throw pillows

Anniversary Giveaway :: Truffle Stylish Organizational Pouches

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It’s day two of Simplified Bee’s 5th year anniversary giveaway week! Today’s fabulous giveaway is provided by Truffle. The San Francisco-based company creates super chic pouches that are highly functional, versatile and reusable – perfect for keeping your purse, backpack or luggage organized. To keep my own handbag organized, I have a clear Clarity pouch inside at all times. The quality is topnotch. I also love that I can see and get to what’s inside quickly. It’s the best and I’d love for you to have one too!

Tidy Your Purse - Truffle Giveaway - Simplified Bee Blog #giveaway

The kind folks at Truffle are giving one lucky Simplified Bee reader three of their products – a no 1 clarity, a skinny privacy and a mini privacy. The winner get to pick the colors (based on availability). 

Truffle handbag organizer solutionsSimplified Bee Giveaway #win #giveaway

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In addition, Truffle is offering all Simplified Bee readers 20% off all purchases using promotional code: BEE20. Hurry, the discount only runs through May 16, 2014!

Good luck and happy organizing,

cristin

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Read full story By on May 13, 2014 in fashion, Features, Giveaways, Organization, storage

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 :: Blue Boys Bedroom

The San Francisco Decorator Showcase for 2014, located at 3660 Jackson Street in the city’s upscale Presidio Heights neighborhood is open! Although I haven’t been able to tour it yet, I wanted to share some images of the darling boys bedroom by interior designer, Shelley Cahan of  Shelley & Company. Do you remember her dressing room in last year’s showhouse?

navy blue boys bedroom - Shelley and Co

The retreat for the little gentleman is called “Little Boy Blu” and is inspired by a nostalgic sense of adventure. Both sophisticated and playful, the space is filled with rich patterns, muted shades of blue and vintage inspired furnishings and textiles (Restoration Hardware and Serena & Lily). The homeowners asked Shelley to keep the whimsical blue and white wallpaper by Pierre Frey which ended up be a launching point for the room’s design.

ceiling detail - airplane blueprint - boys bedroom

Decorative ceilings are the best and I love the aircraft blueprint inspired ceiling in this room. Such a fun way to inspire a little boy to dream, travel and see the world!

closet detail - boys bedroom - Shelley and Co

How cute is the “BLU” sign in the closet?!

blue and gray boys bedroom dresser vignette

Shelley has a beautiful way of layering and the dresser vignette above is a great example.

navy blue and white boys bedroom - San Francisco Showcase 2014In the corner, Shelley creates a fun play area for the little boy and his friends. Love the hex table!

I’ll be sharing more of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase in the upcoming weeks, but if you are in the area I encourage you to tour the home. Here’s more details and how to purchase tickets.

happy decorating,

cristin

*all image via Shelley & Co except last image via Houzz

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Read full story By on May 5, 2014 in baby and children, Bedroom, bedrooms, beds, Boy, boy's bedroom, Closets, interior design, Interiors, Organization

Kitchen Pantry Ideas

gray butler's pantry #kitchens

A beautiful, functional butler’s pantry. It’s a space most of us only dream of having. While not all homes have the space or layout for a large butler’s pantry, most kitchens can incorporate a pantry. They can be designed in a variety of ways and sizes. Some are located in a side closet and separated by a door, while others are in a hallway just off the kitchen. One of my favorite pantry style is built-in and a central part of the kitchen itself.

Here are just a few kitchen pantry ideas …

kitchen pantry ideas

This built-in pantry by Brayer Design has the look and feel of a refrigerator. Love the racks on the cabinet door for spices and smaller items.

kitchen pantry cabinetry ideas

Here is a similar pantry by Leslie Ann Abbott that is flush with the refrigeration units.

kitchen pantry under the stairs

The space underneath a stairwell sometimes goes unused. In this kitchen by Mark Williams Design Associates a clever and very stylish pantry is created giving a little more storage.

archway kitchen pantry

Spotted on Pinterest, I love this pantry with arched cabinetry doors. Makes a lovely architectural statement.

colorful kitchen pantry

A hallway can also be a great place for a pantry. Love this one by Karen Swanson. The colorful cabinetry and patterned wallpaper is so playful next to the all white kitchen.

Inspired? Me too.

happy decorating,

cristin

*first image via DecorPad

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Read full story By on April 28, 2014 in interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, Organization, pantry, Uncategorized