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Design News :: Nate Berkus for The Shade Store

roman shade // caroline cecil textiles // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

For sometime The Shade Store has been a go to destination for me to source window treatments for clients as well as my own home. Do you remember the beautiful Roman Shade in our master bathroom for the One Room Challenge?

Nate Berkus // roller shade patterns // The Shade Store

To ensure quality custom window treatments, The Shade Store manages all inventory as well as every aspect of the production process. In addition, I love that all of their products are made in the USA.

nate berkus roller shade fabrics // the shade store

1 henri tile in nickel // 2 astre in moonstone // 3 palmetto in blue ink // 4 raffi in rose sand // 5 avenue stripe in pearl gray

The Shade Store collaborates with leading designers such as Kate Spade New York, Jonathan Adler and Jeffery Alan Marks to create fresh and relevant collections. I was thrilled to hear that recently they launched a collaboration with A-list designer, Nate Berkus. The Nate Berkus for The Shade Store Collection features five patterns for Roller Shades in neutral prints inspired by Berkus’ worldwide travels including textiles from Mexico, embroidery from Southeast Asia and printed fabrics from Europe. Some of my personal favorites are listed above. I’m loving this collection – how about you?

 

 

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Read full story By on June 21, 2017 in design trends, Features, interior design, pattern, textiles, window treatments

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

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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

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

product links:

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

San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: Cheerful Girls Bedroom

girls bedroom // ann lowengart interiors // san francisco decorator showcase

Another room that caught my eye in this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase is the cheerful girl’s bedroom by Annie Lowengart of Ann Lowengart Interiors. “Smoll’s Room Redux” is a modern twist on the designer’s sister’s childhood bedroom. Lowengart takes a classic pink and orange color combination and adds a contemporary, chic twist using playful patterns and unexpected accent colors. However, the modern brass chandelier and colorful, geometric ceiling wallpaper (from the Flavor Paper) steals the show. I’m completely smitten with this bedroom as any little girl would be too!

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With its cheerful palette and bespoke details, this inviting bedroom is perfect for the little girl who will one day live out her dreams as a strong, sophisticated woman. – Annie Lowengart, Interior Designer

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For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit San Francisco Decorator Showcase – tours are available now through May 30, 2016.

*photography credit: david duncan livingston

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Read full story By on May 19, 2016 in baby and children, Bedroom, bedrooms, brass, color, Girl, girl's bedroom, interior design, Interiors, teen rooms, textiles, upholstery, wallpaper, window treatments