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Book Review :: A House in the Country

Book Review // A House in the Country // via @simplifiedbee

What happens when a renowned architect and an A-list interior designer collaborate to build their dream home? The magical result is chronicled in a must have new decor book, A House in the Country which invites us in the one-of-a-kind Greek Revival-inspired house of Peter Pennoyer (architect) and Katie Ridder (designer). The creative power couple spent years searching for just the right property and in 2009 found a ranch house on six-and-a-half acres in Millbrook, New York. With more than 300 photos and illustrations, Peter and Katie invite us into their home and share the story behind the transformation. The book is simply organized into three sections – Exterior, Interior and Garden. It’s evident from just the first few page turns, that the home’s architecture and interior design are totally in sync. Don’t let the exterior traditional architecture fool you either – the home’s interior is colorful and full of modern touches. Katie’s bold use of color including pink and purple – beautifully connects and defines the spaces in Peter’s open-floor plan. In addition, the home’s garden is sensational and I love how the book dives into the smallest details including plant selection.

This home is extraordinary and the book captures it amazingly. Here is just a sampling of the stunning images.

A+House+in+the+Country+Book+Reviewfoyer // purple tile // katie ridderentry // katie ridder

The entire house is a feat of texture, color and personality. – A House in the Country

living room // katie ridderpink library // katie ridderfloral arrangement // A House in the Country // Book Review @simplifiedbeebreakfast table // kitchen // katie riddergirl's bedroom // katie riddergeo tile floor // bathroom // katie ridder
* photography by Eric Piasecki

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Read full story By on October 25, 2016 in Bathroom, Bedroom, book, book review, color, Features, flowers, foyers, Girl, girl's bedroom, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room, living rooms, wallpaper

Friday Finds :: Valentine’s Day Picks

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tulip magnolia branches // spring blossoms

Valentine’s Day is next weekend – I know, hard to believe we are well into February already! Whether in a relationship or not, it’s a great day to spoil those that you love. And don’t forget to treat yourself to something special too. Here are some of the sweet things that are currently on my list.

Valentine's Day // via @simplifiedbee #gifts

product links:

1 blush lipstick // 2 waterproof backpack // 3 macaroons // 4 rose candle // 5 sunglasses

first image:

tulip magnolia branches

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Read full story By on February 5, 2016 in Features, food, friday find, Friday Finds, Holiday, Valentine's Day

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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May = Mother’s Day. Sunday, May 10th marks the day we honor our mothers, grandmothers and motherhood. One way to show your love and appreciation for all your mom has done, is to give a thoughtful gift. I’ve rounded up a few I think my own mom would love.
Mother's Day Gift Guide 2015 // Simplified Bee

mother’s day gift guide product links:

1 // personalized turkish cotton towel

2 // monogrammed bamboo handbag

3 // hexagon vase (extra 40% off spring sale styles & 30% off everything else. code SALETHERAPY)

4 // fresh pink peonies (free shipping with MOMSDAY code)

5 // hanging planter

6 // gardening tools (free shipping with MOMSDAY code)

Mom, let me know if I got it right!

happy mother’s day,

cristin

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Read full story By on April 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

Indoor Plant Spotlight :: Orchids

potted orchid atop stacked booksLive houseplants are essential home accessories that add life to a space. A personal favorite is the orchid. With over 20,000 known species, the orchid is exotic, colorful and often fragrant. Orchids look fabulous anywhere including in an entryway, bathroom or on a coffee table. Here are a few great examples of interiors featuring orchids:

orchid, artwork & chinoiserie chest

Mark D. Sikes via Lonny

orchid atop bar tray

 Lisa Stasuilewicz via Lonny

white orchids // living room

 JK Kling and Associates

white orchids // contemporary white bathroom

Lovejoy Designs

pink orchids // living room

Lucy & Company via DecorPad

Orchid care can be tricky, but not as difficult as you may think. BHG has a great article on how to care for orchids in your home.

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on February 4, 2015 in Bathroom, Bedroom, chinoiserie, flowers, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room