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Elements of Modern Farmhouse Style

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modern farm house // H2 Design + Build

The simple, clean-lined, practical design of the modern farmhouse is appealing and trending. A wraparound porch, standing metal seam roof and industrial lighting is one quick way to spot one from the street. But, the rustic, yet refine style goes beyond the exterior. Inside plank wooden flooring and exposed reclaimed beams are often offsite by crisp white walls. In fact, the modern farmhouse color palette is typically very simple: black, white, and gray. Classic stripe and check patterns are also featured throughout the home including throw pillows, wallpaper and tile work. Other farmhouse elements often found are sliding barn doors, apron sinks and ship-lap siding. I’ve rounded up a few images of different rooms through a house that are great examples of modern farmhouse style.

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Read full story By on May 3, 2017 in Bathroom, bathrooms, breakfast nooks, contemporary decor, design trends, dining rooms, Features, foyers, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, lighting, mudrooms, throw pillows, Uncategorized

Design Reveal :: Black and White Powder Room

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black & white juju hat // bird wallpaper

One of the spaces that was renovated during our last construction project was the powder room. It sits toward the from of the house and is in parallel with the staircase – making the room long and narrow. It has been decorated several times since 1940 and the last being in the late 60s. The blue toilet and sink coordinated with the wallpaper which featured cherubs. Gold wall sconces with crystals flanked a mirror that was removed before we bought the home. Shear drapery that was full of dust covered a large window. All of it needed to go.

:: BEFORE ::

vintage bathroom // before renovation // @simplifiedbeepowder room demo

The space was completely gutted and re-plumbed. From head to toe the room was transformed into a light and airy space. Check it out now…

:: AFTER ::

black & white bird wallpaper w juju hat // bathroom // @simplifiedbee

The wallpaper – Pajarita (black) by Laundry Studio for Hygge & West features whimsical birds and was my first design selection for the bathroom. The delicate, yet energetic pattern was inspired by the various murals of birds seen throughout Mexico City. I also love that birds symbolize freedom. Black concrete hexagon tiles and a steel mirror were paired with the wallpaper. To flank the mirror, I selected understated, yet classic wall sconces. A top-down Roman shade in white match-stick was selected to bring in the light and provide privacy. The black and white ju ju hat hanging above the toilet is just plain fun and a nod to the birds. The blue sink was the perfect scale for the room, so I had it re-painted in white to match the new toilet by Toto. The faucet hardware needed to be replaced, but was able to reuse the original toilet paper and towel rack hardware.

vintage sink // bathroom // @simplifiedbeebathroom sconce // top down shade // black steel mirrorsheepadoodle // bathroom // @simplifiedbee

Dino – our one year old Sheepadoodle – helped me with the photo shoot and is seen here on the cement tile floor by Cement Tile Shop.

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Read full story By on January 12, 2017 in Bathroom, bathrooms, interior design, Interiors, lighting, mirrors, simplified bee portfolio, wallpaper

Reveal :: Modern Bathroom with Rove Concepts

This modern bathroom reveal is long overdue folks, but with the One Room Challenge for our foyer and master bathroom it got pushed aside. One of the first projects we tackled in our new fixer-upper home last year was the guest bathroom – mainly because of an active leak that needed to be addressed. Over the years, the bathroom had been updated here and there, but not in a good way. The blinds, contemporary vanity, plastic yellow tiles and glass mosaic tile work needed to go. In fact, the entire space needed to be gutted and it all had to go except the original tub. Take a look at the before images and you will understand.

:: BEFORE ::
guest bathroom beforeguest bathroom beforeguest bathroom demo

We wanted the new bathroom to feel fresh, yet timeless; traditional, yet with a modern twist. The black hexagon cement tile flooring was selected first and the white subway tile contrasted with dark grout was a natural pairing. The window was painted a glossy black and dressed with a custom roman shade in a sharp black and white buffalo check fabric. A new smaller pedestal sink, chrome mirror and vanity lighting was also added for a clean look.

As you know, I love to mix styles and love modern touches. To complete the space I teamed up with Rove Concepts, a leader in mid-century modern reproduction furnishings and accessories. I appreciate their focus on quality, detail and use of the highest quality materials to deliver reflect the essence of minimalist design.

:: AFTER ::
new traditional bathroom // @simplifiedbee #neotrad #bathrooms

I love adding a stool or chair to a bathroom when space allows. Once the radiator under the window was removed, it seemed a lovely spot for seating. Rove Concepts’ Flag Halyard Ottoman was the perfect choice. This statement piece was inspired by Hans J. Wegner and features suspended flag line supported by a durable stainless steel frame. It also comes with a chic Australian long-haired sheepskin to drape over the top. Isn’t it divine?

modern bench // black & white bathroom // @simplifiedbeemodern accessories // black & white bathroom // @simplifiedbee

You know how I like to incorporate live plants in every room and bathrooms are no exception. Rove Concepts’ Strapped Marble Vase caught my eye instantly as I knew it would look great in the space. It now houses a beautiful orchid. I adore the strap detail – it brings a little warmth to the space and coordinates with the ottoman nicely.

buffalo check roman shade // bathroom // @simplifiedbee

Keeping it simple and functional, I selected a black ceramic coffee cup to corral the toothbrushes. The cup’s finish is a combination of matte and glossy. A subtle, yet lovely detail.

modern bathroom accessories // @simplifiedbee

I’m completely in love with this new bathroom. And a big thank you to Rove Concepts for helping me get it beautifully styled.

:: SOURCES ::

ottoman // marble vase // hexagon cement tile // pedestal sink // chrome faucet // triple sconce lighting // pivoting mirror // roman shade // iron hook rack // toothbrush holder

*all photography by Simplified Bee

**products named were supplied by Rove Concepts, however all opinions are my own as always.

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Read full story By on August 16, 2016 in Bathroom, bathrooms, furniture, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, mid-century modern, simplified bee portfolio, tile, window treatments

One Room Challenge :: Week 4

Holy cow, it’s week four of the One Room Challenge. It is amazing how when you lay a line in the side to get something done, the date seem to creep up faster and faster! Our master bathroom and walk-in closet project is well underway and I wanted to share with you some of the progress.

master bathroom // mosaic marble tile // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

As you may have seen on my Instagram feed where I’m sharing sneak peeks, the mosaic marble floor has been installed. Here is an image of the tile before grouting. You can see me standing on a white material that is an adhesive for the heated floor mats. Yep, during the colder months, our feet will stay warm.

master bathroom // marble hex tile // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

Here is an image of the hexagon marble tiles that went on the shower floor. I love how they coordinate with the large octagon patterned floor.

master bathroom // rohl faucet and kohler sink // @simplifiedbee

The calacatta marble counter top, faucet by Rohl and Ladena under-mount sink by Kohler were installed. I purchased the pair rectangular of Kohler sinks through a generous ORC sponsor, Lowes – many thanks! They are a generous size and have a transitional look which I love.

vanity hardware // master bathroom // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

Sourcing hardware for the master bathroom was like shopping for jewelry. It’s so much fun. For the most part I followed the lead of the original hardware finish throughout the bathroom – polished chrome. I did this mainly because the hinges on my closet were not being changed out and are in that finish. The towel hook shown above is from Rejuvenation and is from their Canfield collection. For the main vanity, I selected polished chrome square pulls for a modern touch. I wanted the make-up vanity however to feel different – more feminine and more romantic. I therefore choose the chic lucite and polished chrome drawer pulls from ORC sponsor, LuxHoldups. This image does not due the pull justice – it’s high-quality and gorgeous! Not pictured is a stunning lucite shower door pull that is at the glass shop. I’m crossing my fingers the shower doors are going to be installed in time – we have had some hiccups!

As for lighting selections, I had quite a few to make for the spaces. Over the vanity in the master bathroom, I was on the hunt for a single sconce that would be placed between a pair of mirrors. The finish of the fixture was in question and so I sourced a variety. Here are the ones that made the final cut:

lighting options // master bathroom vanity // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

 

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1 cuff sconce // 2 bryant sconce // 3 brass sconce // 4 baxter sconce // 5 muses sconce

In the end, I selected the Baxter sconce (#4 above) through ORC sponsor Crystorama. I was drawn to the glass detail in the torch design. It’s really a good looking sconce and I’m so pleased.

For my husband’s walk-in closet, I definitely wanted a fixture that was flush or semi-mount and had a brass finish. It also needed to have a masculine quality. Here are a few of the fixtures I considered for the space:walk-in closet // lighting options // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallengeproduct links:

1 flush-mount sunburst // 2 goodman pendant // 3 semi-flush mount in aged brass // 4  globe pendant// 5 gardner pendant

I selected Crystorama’s Lawson semi-mount in aged brass (#3 above). It had a timeless and stately quality that my husband liked. It also has some crystal detail that I liked. A win-win!

flush mount sputnik light fixture // lucent light shop // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

Above the make-up vanity in the master bath I replaced a vintage crystal chandelier with a mid-century inspired flush-mount sputnik light fixture from Lucent Light Shop (another fab ORC sponsor) I wanted to incorporate hints of brass and modern touches in the space, so the fixture was a perfect choice. I also love the romantic feel that the custom glass accents deliver. Isn’t it the best? In the image above, you also get a glimpse of the Bumblebee wallpaper by Farrow & Ball that lines the back of my closets.

flush-mount bamboo light // master bathroom // @simplifiedbee@yahoo.com #oneroomchallenge

In the water closet with the Woods & Pear wallpaper and Farrow & Ball’s Worsted on the ceiling, I hung Crystorama’s Masefield light fixture in antique silver. It’s just the right scale and the faux bamboo finish is my fave!

ink stripe in black // caroline cecil textiles

For two windows in the master bathroom, I wanted them covered in Roman shades. Selecting a fabric with a pattern was quite tricky because of the strong octagonal floor tile and the vertical wallpaper in the water closet. Going with a solid would have been easy, but of course I like to play with patterns so decided against that. I fell in love with Caroline Cecil Textiles a few months ago and inquired to see if she would be willing to work with me. I was thrilled when she said yes. We scheduled a call to discuss my vision and after looking over several beautiful samples, I selected her ikat inspired Ink Stripe in black (above) for the shades.  I adore the pattern’s painterly twist on a classic stripe. So fun!

There is more to come next week! I’ll be sharing the more progress and all the fabulous accessories! Also, be sure to follow along on Instagram where I’m sharing more images! If you are just joining us, here are links to the first three weeks of the One Room Challenge:

One Room Challenge :: Kick-off  //  One Room Challenge :: Week 2  //  One Room Challenge :: Week 3

The other 19 ORC participants have been busy creating some fabulous rooms! Be sure to check out their progress…

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Read full story By on April 27, 2016 in Bathroom, bathrooms, brass, interior design, Interiors, lighting, Uncategorized