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Chic Modern Entry

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San Francisco entryway #entry
A home’s entry is one of the most important spaces to decorate and organize. It’s the place where you will meet & greet guests, take on and off shoes and hang up coats and scarves. And for this, it needs to be both beautiful and functional. This chic modern entry was designed by Lauren Nelson and recently featured in San Francisco Cottages & Gardens.

timeless modern entry // san franciscoI’m loving all the design details – the chevron front door, striking Pietra marble floors and rustic wooden bench topped with an organic sheepskin rug. The console table and baskets are perfect for helping organized keys, scarves and shoes.

juju hat // console table // entrychic modern entry // @simplifiedbee

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1 juju hat // 2 sheepskin rug // 3 rug // 4 basket // 5 marble console

 

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Read full story By on September 7, 2017 in console tables, Features, foyers, Get The Look, interior design, Interiors, Organization

Beautiful Staircases

beautiful staircases

How darling is this painted stairwell with chic lucite handrail? It’s in a gorgeous Cape Cod home designed by Raquel Garcia and featured in Elle Decor.  The space had me thinking beautiful staircases and how they can make such powerful architectural and design statements.

beautiful staircases // cement tiles // @simplifiedbee #staircases #tiles

In our own home which I shared on Instagram, I added decorative cement tiles and gray paint to give a small stairwell leading to our mudroom a fresh look. Dino our Sheepadoodle puppy loves it too!

To kick off the weekend, I’ve rounded-up a variety of staircases featuring runners with bold patterns, tiles with ethic touches and handrails with artistic style. You might notice one that looks familiar too – it’s another staircase in our home that I’ve talked about before. Can you pick it out?

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image sources top to bottom:

3 black & white stair runner // 4 blue tile staircase // 5 stair runner with nailhead// 6 antelope stair runner // 7 spanish tile staircase // 8 bookcase under stairs // 9 david hicks inspired banister

Fun News! This little old blog was also nominated for Amara’s interior design blog award… you can vote here. Thanks so much for your support!

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Read full story By on August 11, 2017 in foyers, interior design, Interiors, pattern, rugs

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

Foyer Updates + Announcement

As you may recall, the carpet stair runner didn’t arrive in time for the big One Room Challenge reveal. I was so bummed not to have it complete, but was thrilled to have it installed just a few days before Christmas. I selected a wool carpet with an antelope pattern by Stark. It’s the perfect dose of pattern and neutral color for the space. I couldn’t be happier with the result!

foyer // antelope carpet stair runner // @simplifiedbeefoyer // antelope carpet stair runner // @simplifiedbee

Another item that was needed in the foyer (yet, that’s not as glamorous) was a rug pad for under the diamond pattern natural rug. Because rug pads can be full of glues, chemicals and off-gases, I jumped at the chance to test out an eco-friendly rug pad from Rug Pad Corner. Each rug pad is cut to order down to the inch, so it’s a perfect fit for your rug. They also provide a variety of rug pads based on type, use and floor material. For our foyer we needed a non-slip rug pad that wouldn’t damage the hardwood floors. We went with the Ultra Premium and are very pleased with it’s performance. Although it doesn’t apply in our case, the Ultra Premium rug pad can also be used over radiant heat floors – thought some of you may want to know!

eco-friendly rug pad // @simplifiedbeeformal foyer // one room challenge // @simplifiedbee

Now that I have the foyer complete, it’s time to move on to the next project in our new home. There are several rooms that need a complete redesign and I’m excited to be sharing one of them with you through the One Room Challenge Spring 2016 edition! I’ve been planning away and can’t wait to share with you the space which I will be introducing next Wednesday, April 6th. Stay tuned!!!

* disclosure: rug pad provided by Rug Pad Corner although opinions are all my own as always // this post may contain affiliate links

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Read full story By on March 29, 2016 in foyers, interior design, Interiors, rugs