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5 Favorites :: AERIN Collection for Williams Sonoma

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AERIN Collection for Williams Sonoma Home

Spring has sprung and so too has a new collection by Aerin Lauder for Williams Sonoma Home. The AERIN Collection is inspired by the Lauder’s iconic oceanfront home in Palm Beach and blurs the lines between indoor and out. From lighting to dinnerware, the AERIN Collection is beautifully elegant and effortlessly stylish. It was hard to narrow down, but here are my five favorites . . .

AERIN Collection for Williams Sonoma Home

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1 ginger jar champange bucket // 2 link pitcher // 3 brass floral sculpture // 4 clarkson chandelier // 5  jute fringe linen pillow

get the look

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Read full story By on April 11, 2017 in 5 favorites, Features, furniture, lighting, outdoor living, spring, tabletop, throw pillows, Uncategorized

Friday Finds :: Outdoor Living Target

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black + white patio decor

The season for alfresco entertaining is just around the corner… finally! Sprucing up your outdoor space can be easy and affordable with Target’s collections of stylish outdoor furnishings, chic patio umbrellas, durable rugs, and more. See something you love? Don’t wait – for the next couple days you can save an extra 10% off outdoor living at Target using promo code STPATRICK. Happy shopping!

outdoor living from target // @simplifiedbee #outdoorliving #patio #outdoordecor

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one.patio chair // two.outdoor striped rug // three.umbrella // four.cafe lighting // five.throw pillow

*first image via domino

 

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Read full story By on March 17, 2017 in Entertaining, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, outdoor living, patio furniture, pools, rugs, throw pillows

Glamping Inspiration

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beach glamping

Summer is in full swing and that means vacations are underway. My kids have been lobbying to go camping, but let’s just say I’m not a fan of roughing it. However, I think that glamping might be fun. So I’ve pulled a few of my favorite camp sites that have given me some great glamping inspiration . . . and who knows – I might just find myself on a camping trip!glampiing bedglamping ideasglamping inspiration // @simplifiedbeeglamping inspiration // @simplifiedbee

Here are also a few comfort products the made my glamping short list . . .
glamping // the short list // @simplifiedbee

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1 wool throw // 2 rattan hurricanes // 3 floor pillow // 4 portable stove // 5 canopy swing bed

image sources top to bottom: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 & 5

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Read full story By on June 27, 2016 in outdoor living, textiles, throw pillows

Book Review :: Patina Farm

When I started blogging back in 2009, there were a few hundred decor bloggers out there. Now there are thousands and it’s been really hard to keep up with all my favorites because the list just gets longer and longer. One blog that I’ve followed from the very beginning is Velvet & Linen by interior decorator, Brooke Giannetti.  We quickly bonded on interior design, being moms and raising backyard chickens. At the time, Brooke and her world-renown architect husband, Steve were living in a lovely home in suburban Santa Monica, California. I’ll never forget her decision (which she shared on her blog) to leave the bustling, star-studded Los Angeles community for the quite, serene oasis of Ojai Valley – situated just south of Santa Barbara. I was inspired by her bravery to move her school aged children, build her dream home and follow her heart to spend her free time in nature.

Patina Farm // Book Review // via @simplifiedbee

Over the course of the last few years, I’ve watched Brooke and Steve’s dream unfold and was thrilled to hear that they were going to give us a tour in their just released book, Patina Farm . Through 150 stunning images and beautiful sketches by Steve, the book delivers a detailed account of inspirations, architectural elements, and various influences the designing couple encountered throughout the process. I found it interesting that the number one influence in their home’s footprint was sunlight. To achieve their goal of maximizing sunlight in and outside the home, they situated the house so that the back faces south. They also balanced the light in rooms by adding windows to two or three sides allowing for natural light for greater lengths of time. The connection of the indoor and outdoor spaces just flows in this house – allowing the family to reach their goal of of being surrounded by nature.

front gate // Patina Farm

The mix of materials used throughout Patina Farm was heavily influenced by French, Spanish and Belgium design and included galvanized steel, terra-cotta roof tiles, limestone, glass steel doors, and reclaimed barn doors to name a few. The Giannettis wanted their home to feel as it was built over time this mix helps them achieve that look. The result is a home that’s stunning from every angle. It’s superbly elegant, yet inviting and unpretentious. Brooke and Steve make it look effortless.

farm sink kitchen // steve and brooke giannetti // patina farmkitchen // steve and brooke giannetti // patina farm

One of the main reasons we built Patina Farm was to show our children the power of a dream. – Steve & Brooke Giannetti, Patina Farm

breakfast area // steve and brooke giannetti // patina farmliving room // steve and brooke giannetti // patina farmmaster bedroom // Patina Farm // Book Reviewmaster bedroom chaise // steve and brooke giannetti // patina farm

This one of the loveliest decor books I’ve read and I’m amazed at how intimate it is. From the first page, Brooke and Steve welcome you into their home in the most down-to-earth, personal way. I highly recommend taking a tour of Patina Farm for yourself!

*photographs by Lisa Romerein from Patina Farm by Brooke Giannetti and Steve Giannetti, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith

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Read full story By on March 8, 2016 in Bathroom, Bedroom, book, book review, Features, Garden, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room, outdoor living, Uncategorized