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San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 :: Sneak Peek

This year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase is a beautiful Elizabethan-style home designed by iconic architect Julia Morgan (notable works include the legendary Hearst Castle and became the first woman to be awarded the American Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal). The residence located on Jackson street in the prestigious Presidio Heights neighborhood, was completed in 1917 for $20,000 for Abraham Rosenberg, the “Dried Fruit King” and his wife, Alice.

In the last few months, thirty-eight Bay Area interior designers have transformed the six bedroom, eight bath home for the San Francisco University High School’s 38th annual Decorator Showcase. Gorgeous light fixtures, exquisite furnishings and extraordinary wallcoverings had me visiting spaces more than once on my tour. Here’s a sneak peek of the showcase:

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 // Grand Entry // Candace Barnes

Grand Entry // Candace Barnes Design Studio // Christopher Stark Photography

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 // Living Room // Phillip Silver

Living Room // Phillip Silver // Photo by Cristin Bisbee Priest of Simplified Bee

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 // kitchen // Navarra Design

Kitchen // Navarra Design // David Duncan Livingston Photography

San Francisco Decorator Showcase // Dining Room // Cecilie Starin

 Dining Room// Cecilie Starin // Margot Hartford

San Francisco Decorator Showcase // Powder Room // Julie Rootes Interiors

Powder Room // Julie Rootes Interiors // Christopher Stark Photography

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 // His Office // Brittany Haines

His Office // Brittany Haines of Authenticity B. Designs // Photo by Cristin Bisbee Priest of Simplified Bee

San Francisco Decorator Showcase // Bathroom

Gentleman’s Bathroom// Evars + Anderson // Christopher Stark Photography

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 // Laundry Room // Evars + Anderson

Laundry Room // Evars + Anderson Interiors // Christopher Stark Photography

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 // Boy's Bedroom // Willem Racke and Susan Lind Chastain

Boy’s Bedroom // Willem Racke and Susan Lind Chastain // Photo by Cristin Bisbee Priest of Simplified Bee

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 // Girl's Bathroom // Nest

Girl’s Bathroom // Nest Design // Christopher Stark Photography

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 // Play Room // Allison Caccoma

Kids’ Playroom // Allison Caccoma // Photo by Cristin Bisbee Priest of Simplified Bee

San Francisco Showcase 2015 // Dressing Room // Heather Hilliard

Dressing Room // Heather Hilliard

Billards Room // San Francisco Decorator Showcase // Geen Couch Interior Design

Billiard Room // Green Couch Interior Design // David Duncan Livingston Photography

Do you love what you see? The home will be open to tour April 25 – May 25. Please visit www.decoratorsshowcase.org for tickets and more information.

happy decorating,

cristin

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5 Favorites :: Walker Zanger Pinterest Board

Simplified Bee Pinterest Board for Walker Zanger

For the past week I’ve had the pleasure of working with Walker Zanger on creating the Pinterest board, Simplified Bee’s Inspirations. You will have to check it out. It’s loaded with beautiful images inspired by the gorgeous patterns, colors and textures found throughout the Walker Zanger’s exceptional stone and tile collections.

Walker Zanger // Luxe Stone & Tile Designs

From the sophisticated, yet simple Sterling Row to worldy, yet timeless Villa D’Oro, I was mesmerized by the vast and varied collections offered. Throughout the pinning process, I tried to pair a Walker Zanger stone or tile with a beautiful interior, vignette or quote. The process was so fun and had me dreaming up spaces throughout the home featuring these exquisite collections. Here are my favorites from the pinboard:

rustic + modern kitchen // Blakes Londonchic dining nook // Antonio Buzzettagray living room // new england homeart deco & hollywood regency bedroom // Tobi Fairleybathroom // carerra marble & brass hardware

image sources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

If you are lucky enough to be in Las Vegas this week for this year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), you will have to drop by Walker Zanger’s booth (S7023 – South Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center). In addition to previewing hundreds of new tile and stone products from their 2015 collections, you have the opportunity to meet the design team behind the soon-to-be released tile collaboration with Robert A. M. Stern Architects.

happy decorating,

cristin

*sponsored by Walker Zanger, however all opinions are my own as always!

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Read full story By on January 20, 2015 in 5 favorites, Bathroom, Bedroom, Features, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, Living Room, living rooms, pattern, pinterest, tile, Uncategorized

Vintage Chic Home Office Design

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vintage brass table lamp

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As a designer I’m always seeking out chic vintage furnishings and home decor. My go to destinations include flea markets, estate sales and craigslist. However, the process of scouring through items can be time consuming, hit or miss and downright frustrating (is it the real deal? is the seller trustworthy?).  And of course this is simply the buying side, not the selling side of vintage furnishings! But fortunately there is now Chairish, an online marketplace where design lovers can exchange gently used, pre-owned furniture and decor directly with one another. They make the whole buying, selling and shipping process a breeze. In addition, the experts at Chairish hand-select and curate the collections of items on the site, so you know you’re getting quality vintage and designer decor that is accurately represented. Love!

The folks at Chairish asked me to select a favorite rug from various styles that were provided and then create a styleboard designed around that pattern and color scheme using furnishings from their site. I selected a beautiful grass green Turkish rug as the starting point for a vintage chic home office design. The process of sourcing and searching for items on Chairish was fast and easy. I could even keep track of my favorites along the way! The result is fresh, airy and of course chic.

vintage chic home office design // www.simplifiedbee.com

 product links:

1. brass pendant // 2. custom made campaign desk // 3. gold faux bamboo & cane chair

4. vera scarf pillow // 5. brass pineapple // 6. pair of bamboo étagères

7. “flying man” by michelle armas // 8. bamboo-style cachepot

9. mid-century lamb’s wool ottoman // 10. grass green turkish rug

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on January 7, 2015 in bookshelves, furniture, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, office/study, rugs, simplified bee portfolio, Uncategorized, vintage

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 :: For the Home

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holiday gift guide 2014 // for the home // simplified bee #holiday2014 #giftguide

 

Gifts for the home are always a welcome sight for the decor lovers on your list. Today, I’ve hand-picked some fabulous items that I’ve been swooning over this fall. As you will see, I’m gravitating to home furnishings and accessories in neutrals (great for layering), with a touch of brass (still so hot!), and clean lines (always timeless). From a stunning chair by Kelly Wearstler (splurge) to a festive stoneware pitcher by Oh Joy! for Target (super affordable), there’s a variety of gift ideas ranging in price. I’m hoping Santa brings me one of two of these lovely items for my home!

links to holiday gift guide 2014 – for the home:

1. bud vases // 2. raw alabaster table lamp // 3. pinecone & pomegranate wreath

4. tom dixon brass form bowls //5. kelly wearstler elliot chair // 6. brass bordered stone box

7. houda rug // 8. rattan bar cart  // 9. oh joy! pitcher

10. tom dixon brass tea pot

 

happy holidays,

cristin
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