Organized Closet on a Budget

black and white closet using Ikea // walk-in closet

An organized space is like a breath of fresh air. It calms us. For most, wardrobe closets can be some of the most unorganized spaces in their home. Therefore I always recommend closet systems to help keep reach in and walk-in closets organized.  These systems can be pricey, so when I stumbled across this gorgeous black and white organized closet – done on a serious budget – I had to share it with you.  Nina Holst of Stylizimo created a beautiful walk-in-closet using items mostly from Ikea. The DIY shoe rack created with a series of Ikea’s BYGEL towel rods and spray painted gold is brilliant!

DIY ikea shoe rack // walk-in-closetblack & white closet // organized accessories #closetblack and white walk-in-closet with vanity stylish vanity tray // walk-in closet

Don’t you love it? For more images and information about Nina’s organized closet on a budget visit her blog.

happy organizing,

cristin

* all images via Stylizimo

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Read full story By on November 11, 2014 in Closets, Decluttering, DIY, home organization, interior design, Interiors, Organization, organization tips, Tips/Tricks, Uncategorized

5 Favorites :: Holiday Dinnerware

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Thanksgiving table setting // dining room // Lonny

With the holidays just around the corner, your dining table will soon take center stage. Of course linens, glassware and the centerpiece are important items when setting the table, but dinnerware is paramount. Whether you are seeking a modern or traditional feel, there are tons of beautiful holiday dinnerware patterns to choose from. I’ve rounded up a few of my current faves in a variety of styles that would be great options for your holiday dinner party coming up.

favorite holiday dinnerware // simplified bee #tablescape #holiday2014 #thanksgiving

product links:

1. traditional // 2. modern // 3. transitional // 4. exotic // 5. timeless

* first image source Lonny

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Read full story By on November 6, 2014 in 5 favorites, Christmas, dining rooms, Entertaining, Features, Holiday, holiday decor, Parties, tabletop, Thanksgiving

Woven Wall Hangings by Brook & Lyn

colorful string wall art // Emily Henderson's home // Domino(source)

The colorful, eye-catching string wall art in Emily Henderson’s home (featured in Domino) had me thinking how much I love that woven wall hangings are making a comeback. Although the 70s retro macramé are popping up in interiors, I’m most drawn to a more refine, modern look. The woven wall art by Brook & Lyn is just that. The Los Angeles based studio founded husband and wife team, Mimi Jung and Brian Hurewitz creates stunning works that are truly a blend of the new and the nostalgic.  Jung, with a background in art and graphic design, weaves the creations on custom looms that Hurewitz makes. Doesn’t’ that sound so romantic? Each unique piece incorporates natural fibers suspended from simple copper rods. Love, love, love. Take a look for yourself.

Brook & Lyn // chic woven wall art // simplified bee artist spotlightBrook & Lyn // chic woven wall art // simplified bee artist spotlightBrook & Lyn // chic woven wall art // simplified bee artist spotlightBrook & Lyn // chic woven wall art // simplified bee artist spotlight

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Read full story By on November 4, 2014 in design trends, Features, gallery wall, Interiors, original artwork

Happy Halloween & Congrats SF Giants

colorful pumpkins for fall // simplified bee

Hello Friday! Not only is it my favorite day of the week, but it’s an extra special one at that. Today here in the San Francisco Bay Area we are celebrating the rain (at long last!), Halloween (kids are geared up!) and of course our 2014 World Series Champions SF Giants (for the 3rd time in five years might I add)! Love this image below… captures the thrill of the win. They never give up. So proud of our team!

San Francisco Giants // World Series 2014 // MadBum and Posey #orangeoctober #sfgiants #championstogether

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While we soak in the big win and the ground the rain, we will be carving our pumpkins this afternoon for Halloween. I’ve spotted some fun ideas at on Pinterest via BHG.

flame jack-o-lantern for halloween // simplified bee

Love this bonfire pumpkin idea!

black jack-o-lanterns for halloween // simplified bee

Also digging these painted black pumpkins. The lite orange inside is really striking.

SF Giants jack-o-lantern template // simplified bee #sfgiants #pumpkinsBut, think we may have to download one of these stencils for our World Series champs!

Happy Halloween,

cristin

 

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