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Get the Look :: Pretty Chinoiserie Bedroom

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chinoiserie bedroom with foo dog lamps // Laura Tutun Interiors

I love a little touch of chinoiserie and this bedroom by interior designer, Laura Tutun has the perfect balance. The serene gray and white space features a beautiful mix of traditional and modern styles and both subtle and bold chinoiserie elements. One wall features a stunning gray and yellow mural wallpaper that is beautifully framed by windows covered in a Roman shades with a refined Greek key pattern. The foo dog lamp on the modern bedside table  is also a personal fave.

chinoiserie wallpaper in gray and yellow - bedroom - laura tutun interiorschinoiserie bedroom in grayget the look

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Read full story By on May 21, 2014 in Bedroom, chinoiserie, Features, Get The Look, interior design, Interiors, lighting, wallpaper, window treatments

Design Reveal :: Blue and Orange Boys Bedroom

I’m thrilled to be sharing a peek into a boy’s bedroom I designed for a client’s son. Even though my client, Suzanne (also a friend and fabulous lifestyle photographer) lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, she choose my virtual design services. This gave her the design direction she was looking for, but the ability to purchase items herself and at her own pace.

Suzanne envisioned a “big boy” room that her son would enjoy now and through his teenage years. One way we achieved this was to select a neutral wall color – Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter. It’s a warm gray that gives the room a fresh, modern feel. While the rug, window treatments, furnishings and bedding pull traditional hues of blue and orange perfect for a boy any age.

blue and orange boys bedroom - cristin priest of simplified bee

To get a full appreciation for the transformation, I’ve included a look at the room before (below). There are actually two images – one of when it was a yellow nursery and the other more recent for the toddler years (although the paint color had already been changed for the new design).

boys bedroom before - simplified bee

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My client’s son loves his new “big boy room.” The desk with locker-style drawers is his favorite – it’s just plain cool. On the other hand, I love the dark brown dresser with contrasting white pulls and the custom photo canvas above. The photograph taken by Suzanne of her son adds a pop of color and a personal touch to the space. Love!

If you are interested in the products used in this design, some of them are listed below… get the look

How does Simplified Bee’s Virtual Design work? Step one is to answer a detailed questionnaire that narrows down the client’s vision, style and budget. Next after a scheduled phone call and consultation with the homeowner, I will create a design delivered digitally that includes mood board(s), floor-plan(s), paint colors, budget/shopping tool, detailed product info and any additional instructions the client will need to finish the room. The client then has the opportunity make the design come to life by purchasing items directly from the shopping list and at their own pace. For more information and pricing, please contact me!

Happy decorating!

Cristin

*photo credit Suzanne O’Brien Studio

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Read full story By on January 30, 2014 in baby and children, Bedroom, bedrooms, beds, bookshelves, Boy, boy's bedroom, color, interior design, Interiors, lighting, simplified bee portfolio, teen rooms, traditional, window treatments

New Traditional Interior Design by Courtney Giles

This weekend I caught up on reading some of my favorite shelter magazines. There was one house tour featured in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle that caught my eye. Atlanta-based Interior Designer, Courtney Giles transformed the historic 1911 four bedroom house for a young couple. Sticking with a neutral palette for the most part, Giles’ design blends traditional elements with fresh , modern accents – it’s what I refer to as new traditional interior design. The result is inviting, elegant and current.

greek key window treatment - atlanta homesformal living room by Courtney Giles black paneled pocket door - atlanta homes

Love this black and white paneled pocket door, brass elements and chinoiserie wallpaper!

formal dining room with round table - Courtney Gilesnew traditional family room by Courtney Gilesgourmet kitchen with orange barstoolschinoiserie wallpaper in bathroom

The chinoiserie wallpaper in the powder room is dramatic and bold, but a fun choice for this small space.

serene bedroom design by Courtney Gilesmirrored fret door to closetboutique style closet design

The curved window-seat bench in the boutique style walk-in closet is my fave!

elegant bathroom by Courtney Giles

For more images and information about this home, visit Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle.

Happy decorating,

Cristin

*Photo credit: Emily Followill via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle

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Read full story By on January 27, 2014 in Bathroom, bathrooms, Bedroom, bedrooms, chinoiserie, Closets, dining rooms, family rooms, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room, living rooms, mantels, tables, traditional, Uncategorized, wallpaper, window treatments

Preppy Home Office

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Have you been thinking about giving your home office an update? These images may just motivate you to do that. You may recall my wonderful intern from the past two summers, Michaela. Last year she graduated from design school and has launched her own firm, Michaela Noelle Designs. I’m thrilled to share with you a project she recently debuted. It’s a preppy home office design for a mutual friend of ours that has two boys. Looking to have a girly space of her own, she hired Michaela to transform her catch-all office space into a room that’s fresh, feminine and beautifully organized.

preppy home office design

office before

We created four zones for the office: the bookshelf /scrapbooking supply area, the desk, window seat and bar cart we are calling our “craft cart”. Bar carts really are versatile! – Michaela

preppy home office // pinboard detail

The thing I love about my new office space is the way I feel when I go in there: peace and happiness! My old office made me crazy with all the clutter and disorganization. I love the Expedite unit with all the baskets and storage and finally somewhere to put all my scrapbooking albums! I also love the prints in my office, such a great idea, especially the LOVE one above my desk. – happy client

preppy home office // ikea shelving and stencil wallpreppy home officecraft cart // preppy home officevintage truck in window // preppy home office

I love that the vintage trunk was kept under the window. It’s softened with floor length West Elm drapery in a soft lattice pattern and a trio of throw pillows in navy velvet and a chinoiserie floral by Caitlin Wilson Textiles. If interested in knowing more product sources featured in this beautiful office, please visit Michaela’s blog!

Bravo Michaela! Love, love, love  it!

Happy decorating,

Cristin

*images courtesy of Michaela Noelle Designs

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Read full story By on January 8, 2014 in home accessories, Interiors, office supplies, office/study, Organization, textiles, window treatments