Friday Finds :: One Kings Lane Sale

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california casual dining room

Labor Day weekend has arrived. It’s a bitter sweet time for some that don’t want summer to end – including me!  However, the fabulous Labor Day sales can definitely help ease the transition into fall and cooler weather. One of my favorite sales going on right now is over at One Kings Lane where you can save an addition 20% sitewide. Take a look at some beautiful decor items that caught my eye . . .

One Kings Lane Labor Day Sale Picks #sale #okl

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1 moroccan pom blanket :: 2 bar stool :: 3 slipcover chair :: 4 pendant light :: 5 blue & white rice jar

*first image via OKL

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Read full story By on September 1, 2017 in chinoiserie, contemporary decor, discounts, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, furniture, home accessories, interior design

Beautiful Staircases

beautiful staircases

How darling is this painted stairwell with chic lucite handrail? It’s in a gorgeous Cape Cod home designed by Raquel Garcia and featured in Elle Decor.  The space had me thinking beautiful staircases and how they can make such powerful architectural and design statements.

beautiful staircases // cement tiles // @simplifiedbee #staircases #tiles

In our own home which I shared on Instagram, I added decorative cement tiles and gray paint to give a small stairwell leading to our mudroom a fresh look. Dino our Sheepadoodle puppy loves it too!

To kick off the weekend, I’ve rounded-up a variety of staircases featuring runners with bold patterns, tiles with ethic touches and handrails with artistic style. You might notice one that looks familiar too – it’s another staircase in our home that I’ve talked about before. Can you pick it out?

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3 black & white stair runner // 4 blue tile staircase // 5 stair runner with nailhead// 6 antelope stair runner // 7 spanish tile staircase // 8 bookcase under stairs // 9 david hicks inspired banister

Fun News! This little old blog was also nominated for Amara’s interior design blog award… you can vote here. Thanks so much for your support!

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Read full story By on August 11, 2017 in foyers, interior design, Interiors, pattern, rugs

Design Trend :: Classic Stripe Patterns

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striped indigo pillow // bedroom

Summer and stripes go hand-in-hand. From awnings to chairs, pillows to rugs you can find classic stripe patterns popping up in homes in all styles. The bedroom above designed by Alexis Manfer (as seen in Rue Magazine), features an indigo striped throw pillow tops the bed adding a pop of color and pattern to the space. Such a chic touch!

Today, I’ve rounded-up a few home decor favorites featuring stripe patterns – some traditional, some modern and all super stylish.

design trends // classic stripe patterns #stripes

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1 wooden bowl :: 2 tassel rug :: 3 counter stool :: 4 throw blanket :: 5 storage baskets

:: even more classic stripe patterns ::

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Read full story By on July 27, 2017 in Bedroom, beds, design trends, Features, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, pattern, textiles, throw pillows, traditional, wallpaper, window treatments

Stylish Daily Planners 2018

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It’s that time of year! School will be starting soon and 2018 will be here before we know it (yikes!). It’s a time when parents and students everywhere are challenged to keep track their new schedules, events and activities. Keeping an organized calendar is an essential part in helping manage your daily activities and prioritize your time. It’s also a great way to kick-off the new school year and the new year the right way. And it’s true… keeping organized helps relieve stress (we can all use a little less stress in our lives!). When kept up-to-date, a planner allows you to find information quickly, prioritize effectively and schedule appointments on the spot. Love this.

Last year I scheduled all of my events, reminders and appointment on my iphone calendar. Although I liked the alarms, I didn’t like that I could see all of the month’s events in one glance. So this year I’ve decided to keep both. It may be overkill, but I still like keeping an old school daily planner. Today, I’m sharing my favorite daily planners for the remainder of 2017 and 2018 – so many super stylish options and I’m sure you’ll find one you love too!

stylish daily planners 2018 #agendas #dayplanner

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1 pink geode custom planner :: 2 succulents custom planner :: 3 cactus life-planner  :: 4 gold dot planner :: 5 white & black planner :: 6 floral agenda :: 7 mint leather planner :: 8 icon agenda

:: and even more stylish planners ::

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Read full story By on July 21, 2017 in daily planners, Features, home organization, office supplies, Organization, Paperwork, time management