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Decorating for Valentine’s Day

Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? It’s okay, I do too. However, decorating for Valentine’s Day unlike Christmas or even Halloween, is more subtle. I keep it simple and don’t overdo it.

Today I’ve teamed up with the super creative folks at Minted to create a festive, yet fresh tablescape for cupid’s favorite holiday. As you’ll see – it’s not all about hearts & arrows – I’ve mixed in some none traditional prints such as the partridge table runner and modern stitch napkins to the mix – these patterns could be used year around which is a win-win. I also included red roses for a traditional touch and a double fudge chocolate cake for something sweet – a Valentine must! The bay window was the perfect place for garland & bunting to deliver a special “love you” message to family and friends.

Valentine's Day tablescape // @simplifiedbee

Valentine's Day tablescape // @simplifiedbee @mintedmodern table setting // Valentine's Day // @simplifiedbeeValentine's Day // Love Bunting BannerValentine's Day tablescape // @simplifiedbee #valentinesValentine's Day tablescape // @minted linens

Minted product links:

modern white cake stand // partridge table runner // modern stitch napkins // jute ribbon (for napkin rings & floral arrangement) // ombre love bunting banner (custom)// felt garland // love sticker (for napkin rings)

Now… can we just talk about how darn cute the Minted classroom Valentines for kids are?

cute kids' Valentine's Day cards // @simplifiedbee

My kids selected “You’re a llama fun!” and “I like the way you roll” Valentines for their friends. So cute and I love that they are personalized. Here are a few more Valentine favorites for the kiddos from Minted:

*disclaimer: this post was sponsored by Minted, however my opinions are mine own as always

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Read full story By on January 23, 2017 in baby and children, contemporary decor, Entertaining, flowers, food, Holiday, holiday decor, home accessories, simplified bee portfolio, stationary, tabletop, textiles, Valentine's Day

Scandinavian Christmas Style

Have you been busy decking the halls? Truth be told – I haven’t gone crazy this season. I’m not sure if my hesitation to go all out decorating for Christmas is because of all the hectic house construction over the last year or that my holiday style is changing. Over time I’ve been increasingly drawn to the simple style of the Scandinavian Christmas. The style embraces minimalist, rustic and natural elements that I’m loving this season. To show you, I’ve pulled some of my favorite images featuring this Nordic style – all found on my Holiday Decorating Ideas board on Pinterest (yes, still a go to place to organize images and inspiration).

scandinavian christmas tree // holiday decorcandles // scandinavian christmas decorDIY Felt Christmas Treeslayered gingerbread cake // holiday goodiesmini boxwood wreathssimple, natural christmas gift wrap

image links from top to bottom:

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

get the look

 

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Read full story By on December 12, 2016 in Christmas, DIY, Entertaining, food, Holiday, holiday decor, mid-century modern, pinterest, tabletop, Tips/Tricks, Uncategorized

Thanksgiving Decor Inspiration

kitchen range + tile backsplash // design by Cristin Priest @simplifiedbee

Our kitchen – great room renovation has taken five long months, but we are thrilled with the overall result. There are so many aspects I love, but am particularly smitten with the Sub-zero Wolf range, Fireclay tile backsplash and Neolith countertops (sneak peek above). As you can image, we are very excited to be hosting Thanksgiving in our new kitchen! So recently I’ve been combing blogs and Pinterest for Thanksgiving decor inspiration and recipes. Here are some of my favorites…

white pumpkins & antlers // thanksgiving tablescape

image via Tone on Tone

maple apple pie // thanksgiving recipes

 

image via Kitchen Heals Soul

modern thanksgiving table // thanksgiving decor inspiration

image via Greige Design

black + white gingham // thanksgiving table

image via Dimples & Tangles

black & white thanksgiving table

image via Sarah Sherman Samuel

white pumpkins // thanksgiving decor inspiration @simplifiedbee

image via Ella Claire

smores pie // thanksgiving recipes

image via Gimme Some Oven

Inspired? If not, be sure to check out more Thanksgiving inspiration here.

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Read full story By on November 7, 2016 in contemporary decor, dining rooms, Entertaining, flowers, Holiday, holiday decor, kitchens, pinterest, simplified bee portfolio, tabletop, Thanksgiving, tile

Thanksgiving Tabletop :: Simply Modern

disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links.

simple + modern thanksgiving table // camille styles // photo wynn myers

Yesterday it snowed for the first time this season. It was quite magical! As the snow fell, I found myself thinking of Thanksgiving and daydreaming up a little tabletop idea. I’m loving the simplicity of a black & white palette, with fresh modern accents. It’s not fussy, but an elegant, classic look. Don’t you think?

simple + modern tabletop // thanksgiving ideas // @simplifiedbee

Thanksgiving Tabletop:

1 tower wine glasses //  2 leif dinnerware // 3 houndstooth napkins

4 bird candle holders // 5 linen table-runner // 6 petrified wood serving boards

 

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Read full story By on November 3, 2015 in Entertaining, Holiday, tabletop, Thanksgiving