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One Room Challenge :: Week 3

It’s already week three of the One Room Challenge! If you are dropping by for the first time, here’s the first and second weeks to get you caught up on all the action.

Today I’ll be sharing my process of selecting furniture for the Foyer. The 12′ x 12′ space only has one wall (opposite the front door and approximately 7′ long) that’s suitable for furniture. The question then becomes which pieces and in what configuration? Here are some of the options I considered:

fabulous entryways // Erin Gates Design

This entry by Erin Gates is beautiful and a chest flanked by upholstered chairs is a great, functional furniture arrangement for an entry. This English Colonial style dresser would have worked however, I didn’t want a visually heavy chest of drawers in the space.

small entry with baskets // via www.simplifiedbee.com

This charming small entry (via Chatelaine) features a clean-lined console table and large baskets to corral shoes. I love the simplicity and functional aspects of the space, however I was seeking more color and upholstered seating.

formal entry with bench // via www.simplifiedbee.com

Benches are also great furniture options for Foyers. I love this tufted bench with polished brass base. Such an elegant look, however I longed for a console table. So I decided on another great furniture arrangement for our entry.

entry with console and x benches // tami ramsey

This entry designed by Tami Ramsey has a similar furniture arrangement I was looking for. A chic console and a pair of upholstered benches that could be tucked under. I love the chinoiserie touches here too!

oomph console tables // one room challenge // www.simplifiedbee.com

With the furniture arrangement set, I immediately thought of one company that creates the most amazing custom furniture, unique lighting and in particular gorgeous console tables: oomph. Their signature traditional, with a twist style was just what I was envisioning for the foyer. With several beautiful styles, 16+ colors and intriguing surfaces to choose from, I selected the stately Fenwick console in club navy with a linen surface. And I LOVE it. And a huge thank you to oomph for their support and sponsorship!

X bench // clarence house tibet print // by @simplifiedbee

From there I selected a fabric for the pair of X benches. I’ve had my eye on Clarence Houses’ Tibet Print for some time. It’s exotic, playful and in pale blue picked up on all the right shades for the Foyer. The textile was purchased through ORC sponsor, DecoratorsBest – a go to destination for over 200,000 designer fabrics, wallpaper, trim, pillows and rugs at fantastic prices. LivenUPdesign (via Etsy) created the X benches in just the right dimensions to fit under the console table.  They centered the tiger perfectly on the tops of each bench and were so lovely to work with.

faux-bamboo mirror // sloan mirror // @simplifiedbee

I love mirrors in entryways (they are practical and can add light to the space) and knew that I wanted to place a large one over the console table. Because I’d selected so many pieces in shades of blue, I wanted the mirror to be different. After considering tons of options through ORC sponsor Bassett Mirror (fabulous selection of lamps, mirrors and furnishings at great price points!), I selected the Sloan mirror (above). It’s rectangle shape wouldn’t compete with the wallpaper pattern like a round mirror would. I also loved the gilded faux-bamboo finish – a chic chinoiserie touch.

Here’s a look these and some other selections for the Foyer all together:

foyer selections // one room challenge // www.simplifiedbee.com

Selections for the Foyer and why:

gilded faux-bamboo mirror – because I love an entry with a mirror and love for bamboo

chinoiserie table lamp – because of their chinoiserie style and deep navy color (I’ll go into more detail regarding lighting next week!)

fenwick console table – because of it’s scale, neo-traditional style, durable lacquer finish and custom options

clarence house tibet print in pale blue  – because it’s a chic, yet playful chinoiserie print in all the right shades of blue perfect to liven up the  X benches

diamond natural fiber rug – because the space needed a neutral, warm element without a busy pattern

celerie kemble bloom wallpaper – for all the reasons mentioned in this post :)

I hope you’ll check back next week to see more progress! In the meantime, don’t forget to drop by to see what the other ORC participants are up to. There are so many incredible projects in this group!

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Read full story By on October 21, 2015 in chinoiserie, console tables, etsy, foyers, furniture, interior design, Interiors, mirrors, tables, textiles, upholstery

Friday Find :: Chic Credenzas

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chic credenza // bedroom // lonny mag

The credenza. Love them because of the many uses they can hold. Typically housed in dining spaces, this versatile storage piece can also work well in living rooms, bedrooms and entryways. Our credenza is used as a media cabinet in our family room.

Looking for a credenza? Here are a few super chic credenzas I’ve round-up up that may just catch your eye too.

chic credenzas // friday finds // simplifiedbee.com

product links:

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

happy friday,


*photo via lonny

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Read full story By on April 17, 2015 in 5 favorites, antiques, contemporary decor, dining rooms, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, furniture, tables

Nate Berkus Target :: Spring / Summer 2015 Collection

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Have you seen it? The Nate Berkus at Target Spring & Summer 2015 Collection is stunning and now available! The collection includes numerous geometric, natural and gold pieces at very affordable price-points. And just in time for spring cleaning, it also touts great stationary pieces to help keep your desk organized in style!

Here are a few items from the collection that caught my eye:

Nate Berkus for Target // Spring & Summer 2015 Collectionproduct links:

1. faceted lamp // 2 . desktop organizer // 3. brass accent table // 4. round tray // 5. chevron rug // 6. basket

happy shopping, happy spring!



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Read full story By on March 30, 2015 in 5 favorites, breakfast nooks, contemporary decor, Features, furniture, home accessories, lighting, office supplies, Organization, Paperwork, rugs

Friday Finds :: Stylish Nightstands with Storage

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Whether it’s simply a place for a table lamp, clock radio and water glass or it houses books, earplugs and remote controls, the nightstand is an essential piece in every bedroom. From modern to traditional, Hollywood Regency to transitional, I’ve rounded up a variety of beautiful nightstands and bedside tables in an Ideabook on Houzz. My favorite designs include ones with drawers. There’s nothing better than stylish nightstands with storage options for keeping a bedroom neat and clutter free!

stylish nightstands with storage space // simplified bee

product links:

1. Campaign Side Table

2. Mirrored 3-Drawer Chest

3.  Inlay Table with Drawers

4. Larchment Chest

5. Aqua Nesting Tables

California Adventure Park at Sunset #disneyland #mickeymouse

On a personal note, it’s been quite the week! We took a last minute family vacation to Disneyland (aka the happiest place on earth). It had been a few years since our last visit with Mickey, so the kids were over the moon to say the least. This time around was extra special too because we could all ride California Screaming together. Such a thrill for my youngest. I’ve posted a few pictures of the trip on Instagram, but wanted to share my favorite taken in the early evening at the California Adventure Park (above).

Happy Friday!


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