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Inspiration :: Girls Bathroom Design

I’ve been taking a break from tackling any new renovation projects in our home, but we do have a couple more bathrooms that need attention. One of the bathrooms on the list is that of my oldest daughter who is now a teenager – yes, time keeps flying by!

I want the space to reflect the traditional architecture of the house, while having a transitional feel. Here are some bathrooms that I’ve been drawn to… although, I haven’t passed any design ideas by my tough client 😉

make-up vanity // bathroom

In this bathroom by Brooke Wagner I’m loving the make-up vanity and large hex flooring.

basket weave tile // girls bathroom

The basket weave tile flooring and subtle blue vanity had me taking a second look at this bathroom by Studio McGee.

traditional bathroom // brooke wagner designer

The pops of blue in the hex tile floor and mirror attracted me to this bathroom designed by Brooke Wagner.

black & white hex tile flooring // bathroom

Spotted on Design Sponge, this bathroom features a black and white hexagon floor and subway pattern tiled walls – a timeless look.

kids bathroom with wallpaper // Emily Henderson

Wallpaper is also something I’m considering for my daughter’s bathroom. I love this pattern in Emily Henderson’s kiddos’ jack & jill bathroom – however it may be a little too juvenile.

traditional girls bathroom with wallpaper

And how sweet is the bathroom by Amie Corley? Loving the tiny marble herringbone pattern floor, classic subway tiled walls and the floral wallpaper. Now to see what my client likes 🙂

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Read full story By on March 7, 2017 in Bathroom, bathrooms, interior design, Interiors, pattern, tile, wallpaper

Kitchen Trend :: Waterfall Countertop

neolith marble waterfall countertop // kitchen island

It’s a kitchen trend I’ve seen grow over the past few years. A waterfall countertop is a a great solution to finish off the ends of cabinets while adding a modern, decorative touch. The clean-lined look is something I was drawn to and included in my own kitchen renovation. Originally the second island was suppose to seat two to three and have storage on the opposite side. As the kitchen process evolved, I revised the plan to seat four by removing the under counter cabinetry. The island basically evolved into a parsons style table when I added the waterfall countertop in ultra durable marble patterned neolith. It’s such a heavy piece that it’s actually a movable table, not a set island. The finished piece is pictured above and posted on Instagram a few weeks back.

I’m so happy with the finished look, I wanted to share with you some of my inspiration…

marble waterfall countertop // kitchen island

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In this kitchen designed by Ashley Garrison, Ashley Garrison Interiors Inc. features a center island wrapped in carrara marble – the perfect stone to contrast the warm driftwood cabinetry.
marble waterfall countertops // kitchen island

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Isn’t this kitchen island stunning? The marble pattern on the turned counter really steals the show in this kitchen.

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Here’s another beautiful kitchen (designed by Leslie Cotter Interiors) featuring a marble waterfall countertop used to cover the island. The marble edge is less chunky than the previous example.

limestone waterfall countertop // kitchen island

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This sleek kitchen island design by Liz Hand Woods balances warm wood tones with limestone waterfall countertops. So chic!

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This large, square island in kitchen designed by Kelly Hinchman of Studio H Design Group allows for some serious storage. The waterfall edge countertop in all white (perhaps quartz) adds to the sleek, modern feel.

concrete waterfall countertops // kitchen

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Concrete is another material that looks great wrapped around cabinets. I love it here paired with white cabinets and floors.

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Read full story By on February 28, 2017 in contemporary decor, design trends, Features, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, tile

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

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maple apple pie // thanksgiving recipes

 

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modern thanksgiving table // thanksgiving decor inspiration

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black + white gingham // thanksgiving table

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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

Reveal :: Modern Bathroom with Rove Concepts

This modern bathroom reveal is long overdue folks, but with the One Room Challenge for our foyer and master bathroom it got pushed aside. One of the first projects we tackled in our new fixer-upper home last year was the guest bathroom – mainly because of an active leak that needed to be addressed. Over the years, the bathroom had been updated here and there, but not in a good way. The blinds, contemporary vanity, plastic yellow tiles and glass mosaic tile work needed to go. In fact, the entire space needed to be gutted and it all had to go except the original tub. Take a look at the before images and you will understand.

:: BEFORE ::
guest bathroom beforeguest bathroom beforeguest bathroom demo

We wanted the new bathroom to feel fresh, yet timeless; traditional, yet with a modern twist. The black hexagon cement tile flooring was selected first and the white subway tile contrasted with dark grout was a natural pairing. The window was painted a glossy black and dressed with a custom roman shade in a sharp black and white buffalo check fabric. A new smaller pedestal sink, chrome mirror and vanity lighting was also added for a clean look.

As you know, I love to mix styles and love modern touches. To complete the space I teamed up with Rove Concepts, a leader in mid-century modern reproduction furnishings and accessories. I appreciate their focus on quality, detail and use of the highest quality materials to deliver reflect the essence of minimalist design.

:: AFTER ::
new traditional bathroom // @simplifiedbee #neotrad #bathrooms

I love adding a stool or chair to a bathroom when space allows. Once the radiator under the window was removed, it seemed a lovely spot for seating. Rove Concepts’ Flag Halyard Ottoman was the perfect choice. This statement piece was inspired by Hans J. Wegner and features suspended flag line supported by a durable stainless steel frame. It also comes with a chic Australian long-haired sheepskin to drape over the top. Isn’t it divine?

modern bench // black & white bathroom // @simplifiedbeemodern accessories // black & white bathroom // @simplifiedbee

You know how I like to incorporate live plants in every room and bathrooms are no exception. Rove Concepts’ Strapped Marble Vase caught my eye instantly as I knew it would look great in the space. It now houses a beautiful orchid. I adore the strap detail – it brings a little warmth to the space and coordinates with the ottoman nicely.

buffalo check roman shade // bathroom // @simplifiedbee

Keeping it simple and functional, I selected a black ceramic coffee cup to corral the toothbrushes. The cup’s finish is a combination of matte and glossy. A subtle, yet lovely detail.

modern bathroom accessories // @simplifiedbee

I’m completely in love with this new bathroom. And a big thank you to Rove Concepts for helping me get it beautifully styled.

:: SOURCES ::

ottoman // marble vase // hexagon cement tile // pedestal sink // chrome faucet // triple sconce lighting // pivoting mirror // roman shade // iron hook rack // toothbrush holder

*all photography by Simplified Bee

**products named were supplied by Rove Concepts, however all opinions are my own as always.

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Read full story By on August 16, 2016 in Bathroom, bathrooms, furniture, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, mid-century modern, simplified bee portfolio, tile, window treatments