Beautiful Southern California Home Tour

It’s a new week and I’m thrilled to be sharing a beautiful project by Corona del Mar, California-based interior designer, Ohara Davies-Gaetano. The emerging designer (recently published in Veranda) helped a family remodel and settle into their new Newport Beach home (downsizing from their previous one in Virginia). Ohara created an inviting, comfortable, yet elegant space reflective of her clients’ casual lifestyle. She also wanted a very open feeling where all areas of the house seamlessly flow into the next. Because the home was much smaller than what the owners were used to, each room had to serve its purpose and be functional. European antiques found throughout the home add small but elegant touches, which epitomize Ohara’s passion for mixing a little old with the new. I also love how her design  embraces the gorgeous light, landscape and outdoor living Southern California is known for.

california home with stone fence #curbappealrelaxed + elegant california living room designelegant living room designwhite modern kitchen // marble coutertops and backsplash // Ohara Davies-Gaetano elegant kitchen // california homedining room // upholstered chair details #nailhead #slipcoveredelegant california bedroom #bedside #bedroomswhite marble bathroom // Ohara Davies-Gaetano #bathroomsserene white bedroom designmodern stainless steel tub #bathroomsgorgeous southern california patio #outdoorliving

 

 *images published with permission via Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors

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Read full story By on September 8, 2014 in antiques, Bathroom, bathrooms, Bedroom, bedrooms, dining rooms, Garden, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, lighting, living rooms, patio furniture, tile

5 Favorites :: Serena & Lily Fall 2014 Collection

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Serena & Lily // Indigo Blue Bedroom // Fall 2014

A Simplified Bee favorite, Serena & Lily recently debuted their new fall 2014 collection. And if you haven’t seen it, you’ll need to take a peek. It’s fabulous! They have introduced several new custom upholstery pieces, tons of gorgeous lighting fixtures and decor accessories and linens in deep indigo – a personal fave. Here’s my top five picks from the collection.

5 Favorites // Serena & Lily Fall 2014 Collections // Simplified Bee

 

 1 // Carson Armchair in Ebony

2 // Painted Basketweave Pillow in Inkwell Blue

3 // Whitman Pendant in Brass & Bronze

4 // Palmetto Wallpaper in Inkwell Blue & Khaki

5 // Savile Tray Side Table in White

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Read full story By on September 4, 2014 in 5 favorites, Features, furniture, home accessories, lighting, throw pillows

Pretty Pink Roses :: The Bouqs Company

Flowers bring a fresh, natural beauty to any space. Through color, size and texture floral arrangements are a terrific decor accessory to help set a room’s mood. So when Bouqs, the premium online floral delivery service asked if I’d like to review a bouquet for myself, it was a no-brainer. I selected a dozen long stem pink roses called Sweetness. Sweet indeed! Like most of Bouqs flowers, they were grown at the foot of a mineral rich volcano in South America and arrive a few days later at my front door.

Here are the pretty pink roses in my daughter’s new flamingo room. So simple, elegant and sweet. And boy are these roses huge and long-lasting. Here’s an instagram of them a few days later. Amazing.

pretty pink roses // flamingo girls bedroom // simplifiedbee.com

Another difference that makes Bouqs special? They cut flowers to order and avoid a lot of waste. In addition, Bouqs only sources from eco-friendly, sustainable farms that respect the environment and their workers. Love this!

premium pink roses from thebouqs.comSending beautiful flowers is a great way to let your loved ones know you are thinking of them and with Bouqs‘ hassle-free concierge service you’ll never forget a birthday, anniversary or special date again. Brilliant!

*disclosure: Bouqs is an affiliate of Simplified Bee, however all opinions are my own (as always)

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Read full story By on September 2, 2014 in Bedroom, Features, flowers, Girl, girl's bedroom, home accessories, Interiors, product review, simplified bee portfolio

Friday Finds :: Labor Day Sales 2014

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New England boating #summertime

Awe Labor Day. Hard to believe it’s here. Soon the leaves will fall, days will get shorter and cooler temperatures will settle in. To soften the blow of summer’s end a little retail therapy may be in order. And best yet, this weekend is a great time to snatch up that pair of shoes, table lamp or hand bag you’ve been swooning over.

SALES NOT TO BE MISSED…

Lulu & Georgia // 25% off using promo code LABORDAY25 // love, love, & love

C Wonder // 30% off full priced items & additional 50% off sale items // say what? yep, I’m grabbing this, this & this.

Waiting on Martha // 20% off everything using promo code SOLONGSUMMER // how fab is this gold knotted rope bowl! need to stock up on this delish tea too.

Zhush // 20% off everything using promo code LABORDAY2014 // super fun stapler, note card set and personalized lucite tray for your desk.

J.Crew // additional 40% off sale items use promo code WEEKEND // time to get this metallic tote :)

Pottery Barn // up to 25% off // load up on Halloween decor now – loving this, this & this.

Tory Burch // up to 30% off with discount code LABORDAY14 //perfect for fall.

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Read full story By on August 29, 2014 in discounts, fashion, Features, friday find, Friday Finds