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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 :: Adorable Vertical Succulent Gardens

Happy Friday! Succulents are popping up all over the home, patio and garden these days. I especially love vertical succulent gardens. So when I spotted these adorable vertical succulent gardens in whimsical shapes, I knew I had to share with you. All are available at Lolivia Gifts on Etsy.

moon and star vertical succulent gardenowl vertical succulent gardenwhale - vertical succulent garden

So cute, right?

Happy Friday,


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Read full story By on June 20, 2014 in Features, friday find, Friday Finds, Garden, green design, Interiors

Friday Find :: 2013 Daily Planner by Whitney English

Last fall I wrote about my Top 7 Stylish Daily Planner for 2013, but it should have been top 8.  I ran across this chic black & white striped 2013 daily planner by Whitney English and just loved it… thought you would too.

Whitney English Daily Planner 2013

I needed something to keep me on course, focused, and I needed something that was going to make sure that I was truly doing what I needed to do to achieve my dreams. I needed something that was going to help me design an intentional, well-designed life. Every single day. And so, The Day Designer™ was born. – Whitney English

honey do note pad listnewborn baby schedule listweekly meal planner and grocery listcomputer website password organization listblogger schedule and planner note pad

There is no better way to organize and prioritize your day than by making lists. That’s why I had to share these darling note pads by Whitney English too! She has created a note pad with everyone in mind. Aren’t they adorable?

You can purchase Whitney’s items at her Etsy store!

Happy Organizing & Happy Friday,


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Read full story By on February 1, 2013 in daily planners, etsy, Features, Friday Finds, office supplies, Organization, Paperwork, time management

Find Find: Cement Succulents by Waterstone

Today’s Friday Find combines several things I love… succulents, Etsy, ceramics and Pinterest.

Cement Succulents by Waterstone on Etsy

I first saw these unique succulents on Pinterest and simply fell in love with them. They are the beautiful creations by Michelle Weddle and can be purchased through her Etsy store, Waterstone.  Each are handcrafted and cast from molds Michelle designs of various succulent species with strong gypsum cement.

Ceramic Succulents in Gold, Silver and Neon

“It’s a process that allows me to recreate the unique form of one particularly delightful specimen many times over. To me, they are treasured relics, comparable to a pristine white sand dollar or the shell of a sea urchin.” says Michelle in a recent article on Etsy’s blog.

They would be great additions to a bookcase, bedside table or dining room table. Best yet.. they don’t need to be watered!

Happy Friday!

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Read full story By on September 7, 2012 in etsy, flowers, friday find, Friday Finds, home accessories