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Friday Finds :: Fall Favorites

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Happy Friday and Fall! Yes, it’s a miracle that I’m blogging. Truth be told, I just didn’t have the passion to blog or design. So, after nine years I decided to take an extended break from it all. It has been a wonderful couple months, but I am finding that I’ve missed writing and sharing what inspires me. So, today I’m jumping back in with a few of my fall favorites for you and your home. Enjoy!

fall favorites 2018 // @simplifiedbee #fall

:: product links ::

1 burberry shoulder bag :: 2 cotton hand towels :: 3 linen & suede stripe pillow

4 octagonal mirror :: 5 rattan tray

* pumpkin image source

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Read full story By on October 12, 2018 in Entertaining, fashion, Features, Friday Finds, Holiday, home accessories, mirrors, Thanksgiving, throw pillows, Uncategorized

Stylish Organized Kitchen

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stylish organized kitchen // studio mcgee

Whether your kitchen has a lot of work-space or just a little, keeping the counters neat and organized is essential. And as I’ve stressed before, organization doesn’t have to be ho-hum. There are so many beautiful storage items perfect to keep a stylish organized kitchen. Here are a few of my favorites. . .

stylish organized kitchen // @simplifiedbee #kitchen #organizedkitchen

:: product links ::

1. marble fruit bowl :: 2. ceramic rope canisters :: 3. copper tray :: 4. enamel on steel utensil holder :: 5. kitchen island :: 6. wire bin :: 7. marble soap dispenser :: 8. woven rattan tray :: 9. salt cellar :: 10. tin storage buckets

:: more beautiful kitchen products ::

*first image via studio mcgee

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Read full story By on January 30, 2018 in Decluttering, home accessories, home organization, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, storage, Tips/Tricks, Uncategorized

Favorite Kitchen Design Trends 2018

With a new year, many of us have plans to renovate or fresh-up our homes. One living space I’d recommend starting with the heart of the home, the kitchen. We recently finished our kitchen renovation and I must say, it was worth the pain. If you are considering a kitchen renovation of your home, take a look at my favorite kitchen design trends for 2018.

ONE :: DARK KITCHENS

kitchen design trends 2018 // dark kitchens // @simplifiedbee

Move over all-white kitchens – dark kitchens are in! The dark kitchen however is not a new trend in 2018, but one that’s been building momentum over the last few years and can’t be ignored. From modern to traditional, dark gray, navy and black are hues are being used on cabinetry. I love it paired with white walls like in this kitchen designed by Studio McGee.

TWO :: STATEMENT RANGES

kitchen design trends 2018 // colorful kitchen accents // @simplifiedbee

Another trend in kitchen design are statement ranges. Elaborate hoods are being toned down, while ranges are ramping up in style. Even though there are several luxury ranges that would certainly make a statement in your kitchen, La Cornue is leading the pack. La Cornue gives you more flexibility in customizing the color and trim of their ranges with 8 colors and 3 trim options. This gourmet kitchen (spotted on Instagram) feature’s a gorgeous La Cornue range in tapestry.

THREE :: COZY KITCHENS

kitchen design trends 2018 // cozy kitchens // @simplifiedbeekitchen design trends 2018 // cozy kitchens // @simplifiedbee

Open floor plans have allowed for a easy access from kitchen to living spaces, however it’s been the textiles and furnishings which help deliver a seamless flow. In the process, kitchens are now getting more inviting, approachable and cozier. Adding upholstered banquettes, throw pillows and plush area rugs in the kitchen is a trend I don’t see slowing down in 2018. (image sources – first via Instagram – Kate Marker Interiors and second via Instagram – Amber Interiors)

FOUR :: BLACK FINISHES

kitchen design trends 2018 // black finishes in kitchens // @simplifiedbee kitchen design trends 2018 // black finishes in kitchens // @simplifiedbee

FOUR :: MATTE BLACK FINISHES

As I mentioned, darker colors are making a comeback in the kitchen, but it’s not just the cabinetry. I’m specifically noticing a shift from polished finishes (brass, chrome, etc.) to matte black. From lighting to faucets; appliances to hardware, matte black finishes are trending. Loving this breakfast nook with a woven pendant in black. (image sources – first via Instagram – Lilly Gianikas and second via Studio McGee

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Read full story By on January 8, 2018 in breakfast nooks, color, decorative hardware, design trends, Features, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, throw pillows, Uncategorized

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 :: For Kids

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holiday gift guide - the kids

With over ten nieces and nephews ranging in age from one to seventeen, I have quite a bit of shopping to do in the next couple weeks! The little ones however are my favorites to shop for, so this gift guide was curated with them in mind. With so many beautiful clothes and fun toys to choose from, I had trouble narrowing it all down. Here are a few however that I’m especially smitten with this holiday season . . .

holiday gift guide for kids // @simplifiedbee #kidsgifts #giftguide #kids #holidaygifts #christmas

:: holiday gift guide for kids – product links ::

one ruffle dress :: two love beanie :: three ballet flats :: four pink boots :: five chase your dreams tee :: six elephant earrings :: seven sweets pjs :: eight play kitchen :: nine teddy doctor kit :: ten plaid shirt :: eleven fleece sweater :: twelve boots  :: thirteen arctic stuffed toy :: fourteen star wars pjs :: fifteen hustle tee :: sixteen tee pee :: seventeen vintage style tennis shoes

*first image via

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Read full story By on November 29, 2017 in baby and children, Christmas, Entertaining, fashion, gift guide, Holiday, Uncategorized