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Design Crush :: Bradshaw Orrell Interiors

The clean, light and airy home designed by Bradshaw Orrell Interiors stopped me in my tracks. Featured in Traditional Home, the Greensboro, North Carolina house was recently transformed for a newlywed couple relocating to the south from Manhattan. Orrell describes how the couple’s exquisite artwork, heirloom antiques and natural light played a crucial role in the overall design. In addition, Orrell, a former furniture designer for Niermann Weeks and Baker, incorporated his own sleek custom-designed furniture. The result is fresh, elegant and has a new traditional flare. Simply stunning as you will see.

traditional foyer with round table // Bradshaw Orrell traditional living room // large-scale photography // Bradshaw Orrell traditional open kitchen design // Bradshaw Orrell elegant open dining space design // Bradshaw Orrell custom bathroom vanity design // Bradshaw Orrell beautiful + organized craft room design // Bradshaw Orrell girl's bedroom // chinoiserie wallpaper // Bradshaw Orrell

How cute is the bedroom from their baby girl, Elle. The soft lavender chinoiserie wallpaper is a personal fave!

get the look

happy decorating,

cristin

*all images by Emily Jenkins Followill via Traditional Home

**disclosure: “Get the Look” contains an affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links.

 

 

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Read full story By on November 20, 2014 in bathrooms, Bedroom, bedrooms, breakfast nooks, chairs, chinoiserie, Girl, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room, Organization, storage

Dome Pendant Light Trend + Houzz Feature

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white dome light over table

Large dome pendant lights. They are being used more and more throughout the home including in dining rooms, kitchens and even bedrooms. The sleek, clean design had definitely increased in popularity and was the topic of an article recently written by Mary Jo Bowling on Houzz. I was thrilled to have my little breakfast nook (below) featured and talk about the design trend too! Here’s one quote taken from the article.

Simplified Bee Kitchen Nook with trellis wallpaper

Dome pendant lights more understated than some over-the-top or frilly fixtures and they are kind of like the little black dresses of design, in that they can be dressed up or down to go with anything. – Cristin Bisbee Priest via Houzz

chrome dome pendant light

I often get asked who made the dome pendant in our nook. It was by Arteriors, but has been discontinued. If you are searching for something similar though, this chrome dome pendant light is a good alternative.

happy decorating,

cristin

*first image via Noe 

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Read full story By on March 31, 2014 in breakfast nooks, design trends, Features, houzz, Interiors, interview, Kitchen, lighting, simplified bee portfolio

Home Decorating Ideas :: Project Décor

Have you heard of Project Décor? It’s an amazing all-in-one design platform that allows you to create the room of your dreams and then buy it.  The highly addicting image-centric site (which speaks to me), is a place where users can get tons of home decorating ideas.

home decorating ideas with project decor

Creating your new room is super easy (and fun!). First, browse for products you love and “tear” them. Then create a design board (a cinch to do) using the items you’ve torn. If you like, share products or boards with friends or the hubby for approval (or not). And lastly, have your credit card handy to purchase.  Don’t worry, Project Décor welcomes all. They carry a variety of styles and price points, so there is something there for everyone.

I’ve created a few design boards to give you an idea of what you could do using Project Décor

yellow and navy dining room design board

As an on-line design store and more, it lets design fans mix and remix items from the world’s leading designers and brands to get a room just so—and then get the actual pieces home. – Project Décor

chic table lamp round-up

modern pink nursery design board

 These boards, some of my fave products and so much more can be found on Project Décor!

Hope to see you there!

Cristin

 

 

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Read full story By on February 7, 2013 in chairs, Design Tips, furniture, home accessories, interior design, lighting, mid-century modern, product review, Project Decor, Tips/Tricks

Client Design Reveal :: Kitchen Design Transformation

Today I’m excited to be sharing a client’s eat-in kitchen that was recently updated. I’ve provided before and after pictures so you can see the kitchen design transformation. It’s quite dramatic.

Kitchen Design Update with Carrara Marble Countertops

In the kitchen the counters and backsplash were replace with gorgeous carrara marble. The gray veining is really beautiful. The island originally didn’t allow for seating, so we extended the marble and provided space for three barstools. The base of the island was painted a stoney gray to provide contrast with the white marble.

Other updates in the kitchen included new cabinetry hardware, a pair of pendant lights and an under-mount sink in stainless steel.  The cabinetry, flooring and appliances all remained the same.

cararra marble kitchen islandcarrara marble kitchen counters

To maximize the space in the dining area, I had a custom L shaped bench created (with storage drawers of course!). It is topped with a kid-friendly vinyl cushion in a metallic silver.  A rectangular trestle table and bright yellow ladder back chairs were also added so that the whole family can enjoy the space.

yellow and gray great room kitchen nook

The family was thinking of moving to a new home, but after the kitchen was updated they decided to stay. It makes me so happy to think I helped a client love their home.

I have more pictures of this clients home that I’ll be sharing soon!

A big thank you to Michaela and Summer for helping me with the photoshoot!

- Cristin

*Photo Credit: PlumLily

 

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Read full story By on October 29, 2012 in breakfast nooks, Interiors, Kitchen, lighting, storage, tile