Holiday Gift Guide 2016 :: Hostess Gifts

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gold thanksgiving tabletop // sacramento street

With Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, I thought I’d kick-off my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide with hostess gifts. When attending a Thanksgiving dinner or upcoming holiday soiree, it’s always a good thing to bring a little something for the hostess. When considering hostess gifts, it’s always best to give a gift that you would like to receive yourself. If you love it, odds are they will too! Here are some of my favorite hostess gift ideas for the 2016 holidays. From festive candles to plaid kitchen dish towels, there is something here for everyone!

holiday gift guide 2016 // for the hostess #giftguide2016 #holiday2016

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*top image via sacramento street

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Read full story By on November 14, 2016 in brass, Christmas, copper, Entertaining, gift guide, High Point Market, Holiday, home accessories, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Decor Inspiration

kitchen range + tile backsplash // design by Cristin Priest @simplifiedbee

Our kitchen – great room renovation has taken five long months, but we are thrilled with the overall result. There are so many aspects I love, but am particularly smitten with the Sub-zero Wolf range, Fireclay tile backsplash and Neolith countertops (sneak peek above). As you can image, we are very excited to be hosting Thanksgiving in our new kitchen! So recently I’ve been combing blogs and Pinterest for Thanksgiving decor inspiration and recipes. Here are some of my favorites…

white pumpkins & antlers // thanksgiving tablescape

image via Tone on Tone

maple apple pie // thanksgiving recipes

 

image via Kitchen Heals Soul

modern thanksgiving table // thanksgiving decor inspiration

image via Greige Design

black + white gingham // thanksgiving table

image via Dimples & Tangles

black & white thanksgiving table

image via Sarah Sherman Samuel

white pumpkins // thanksgiving decor inspiration @simplifiedbee

image via Ella Claire

smores pie // thanksgiving recipes

image via Gimme Some Oven

Inspired? If not, be sure to check out more Thanksgiving inspiration here.

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Read full story By on November 7, 2016 in contemporary decor, dining rooms, Entertaining, flowers, Holiday, holiday decor, kitchens, pinterest, simplified bee portfolio, tabletop, Thanksgiving, tile

Friday Finds :: Blue Home Decor

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True blue. It’s a favorite color of many including interior designer Mark D. Sikes who created these beautiful spaces in a sea of blue. The calming color is a fabulous choice throughout the house including for nurseries (boys and girls!), bathrooms and kitchens. For today’s Friday Finds, I’ve rounded-up a few of my current favorite home decor items in the shade of blue.

blue home decor finds // @simplifiedbee #blue #homedecor

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1 indigo throw pillow // 2 “the blue sea” by theresa losa // 3 navy dining chair // 4 prisha rug // 5 geo plate

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Read full story By on November 4, 2016 in Bedroom, bedrooms, color, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, interior design, Interiors

Book Review :: A House in the Country

Book Review // A House in the Country // via @simplifiedbee

What happens when a renowned architect and an A-list interior designer collaborate to build their dream home? The magical result is chronicled in a must have new decor book, A House in the Country which invites us in the one-of-a-kind Greek Revival-inspired house of Peter Pennoyer (architect) and Katie Ridder (designer). The creative power couple spent years searching for just the right property and in 2009 found a ranch house on six-and-a-half acres in Millbrook, New York. With more than 300 photos and illustrations, Peter and Katie invite us into their home and share the story behind the transformation. The book is simply organized into three sections – Exterior, Interior and Garden. It’s evident from just the first few page turns, that the home’s architecture and interior design are totally in sync. Don’t let the exterior traditional architecture fool you either – the home’s interior is colorful and full of modern touches. Katie’s bold use of color including pink and purple – beautifully connects and defines the spaces in Peter’s open-floor plan. In addition, the home’s garden is sensational and I love how the book dives into the smallest details including plant selection.

This home is extraordinary and the book captures it amazingly. Here is just a sampling of the stunning images.

A+House+in+the+Country+Book+Reviewfoyer // purple tile // katie ridderentry // katie ridder

The entire house is a feat of texture, color and personality. – A House in the Country

living room // katie ridderpink library // katie ridderfloral arrangement // A House in the Country // Book Review @simplifiedbeebreakfast table // kitchen // katie riddergirl's bedroom // katie riddergeo tile floor // bathroom // katie ridder
* photography by Eric Piasecki

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Read full story By on October 25, 2016 in Bathroom, Bedroom, book, book review, color, Features, flowers, foyers, Girl, girl's bedroom, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room, living rooms, wallpaper