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Holiday Gift Guide :: For Home

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christmas decor // front door

We’ve covered the guys, gals and kiddos – now it’s time to focus on your friends and family who love to decorate and entertain this holiday season. This holiday gift guide for home is for them. It also happens to be my favorite gift guide! I rounded-up a variety of beautiful items from a festive faux flocked wreath to a cozy shearling throw.
holiday gift guide for home // @simplifiedbee #giftguide #homedecor #holidaygifts

:: holiday gift guide for home – product links ::

one table runner :: two flocked wreath :: three alabaster tic tac toe :: four elephant ornament :: five pom dot pillow :: six ski resort art :: seven plaid lambswool pillow :: eight copper wine glasses :: nine bowl set :: ten martini pitcher :: eleven pom pom shearling throw :: twelve jenner rug :: thirteen mulling spices gift crate

:: even more great gifts for home ::

*first image via

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Read full story By on December 6, 2017 in brass, Christmas, copper, Entertaining, gift guide, Holiday, holiday decor, home accessories, rugs, throw pillows

Halloween Front Door Decor

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crows & pumpkins // Halloween porch decor

Typically I start decorating our house for Halloween the first week of October. Unfortunately, our kitchen remodel is taking a little longer to wrap up and all inside holiday decor will have to be on hold. However, I am planning on moving ahead to make the front door frightfully fun. I’m loving how the enchanting front porch above was decorated using simply bare tree branches, pumpkins and a flock of black crows. I’m also adore the simplicity of the Halloween front door (below) that is decorated using a swarm of cut-out bats and a similar mix of branches and pumpkins. Scary chic!

bats // Halloween front door decor // @simplifiedbee

Need to make your entry boo-ful too? Here are also some more Halloween front door decor I’ve rounded-up:
Halloween Front Door Decor #halloween

product links:

1 lantern // 2 bat wreath // 3 black crow // 4 black cat // 5 witch’s broom // 6 lit burlap pumpkin

*first image via Good Housekeeping and second image via Town & Country


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Read full story By on September 27, 2016 in Entertaining, Halloween, Holiday, holiday decor, home accessories

Friday Finds :: Holiday Wreaths

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holiday wreath // black front door

Happy Friday! How was your first week of December? Mine was productive. I’ve stored away all of the Thanksgiving and fall decor and have started pulling out the Christmas lights, trim and ornaments. One area that I’d like to refresh with a festive wreath is our newly painted front door. It’s black with brass hardware like the one featured above. So I’ve been on the hunt for holiday wreaths and although didn’t find the beautiful one that hangs on this door, I did find a variety of styles that may work.

holiday wreaths // via @simplifiedbee #holidaydecor #wreaths

links to holiday wreaths:

1 snowy sugar pine // 2 pinecone & berries // 3 gold & green  // 4 jingle bells // 5 succulents

 * first image via

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Read full story By on December 4, 2015 in Christmas, Features, flowers, friday find, Friday Finds, Holiday

One Room Challenge Fall 2015 :: The Reveal

It’s here and all I can think of is how quickly the past six weeks have flown by! Today’s the big reveal of my Foyer for the One Room Challenge and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. It’s such a happy space and am thrilled with the result!

formal foyer // one room challenge // @simplifiedbee

As you may know, for the past several weeks I’ve been sharing the whole design process (including all the ups and downs!). In case you’ve miss any and need to catch up, here are the links:

Week One – Foyer Before // Week Two – Wallpaper & Paint // Week Three – Furnishings // Week Four – Lighting // Week Five – Art & Accessories

To refresh your memory and to appreciate the transformation, I’ve included a few before images in combination with the reveal images.


traditional front door // ORC before // www.simplifiedbee.com


fall front door // one room challenge // @simplifiedbeefall front door // one room challenge // @simplifiedbee

I love the new black door painted in Farrow & Ball’s Pitch Black. It makes such stately entrance to our home. The handsome hanging lantern via Lowes was also a terrific addition. And isn’t the antler doormat by Mark & Graham just perfect?


Foyer Before // ORC // www.simplifiedbee.comFoyer Before // ORC // www.simplifiedbee.com


chinoiserie chic foyer // design by @simplifiedbee

This is really a happy space. I’m in love with it all. The large-scale feather bloom wallpaper by Celerie Kemble for Schumacher sets the tone immediately. The gorgeous navy lacquer console by oomph is the perfect compliment. I’m also so pleased with the chinoserie chic touches in the fabulous x benches in Clarence Houses Tibet Print, gilded faux bamboo mirror, pair of elegant table lamps and vintage blue & white porcelain bowl housing the cacti & succulents.

entry console table // by @simplifiedbeeformal foyer // one room challenge // @simplifiedbeecacti & succulent arrangement // @simplifiedbeefoyer staircase // @simplifiedbee

As I mentioned in this post, the stair-runner got held up in customs. Unfortunately, it still hasn’t arrived. I’m so bummed not to be able to show you a finished project, but the reality is that sometimes we have no control over these things. It’s a great lesson in patience in this need to have it now society. When it is installed, I will be sure to share it with you! I still love this image because it showcases the lovely scalloped pendant from Bellacor and high-gloss painted ceiling in Farrow & Ball’s Borrowed Light so beautifully!

minted artwork // staircase landing // @simplifiedbee

I also love how the staircase landing turned out. The dyptich artwork through Minted compliments the original door chimes which we modernized by adding a clean-lined teak cover. For texture and to balance the space, I added a small bench covered in a cozy sheepskin rug.

vintage chandelier + window valance // staircase landing // @simplifiedbeegallery wall // one room challenge // @simplifiedbeemichelle morin artwork // design by @simplifiedbee

At the top of the stairs, I left the original vintage chandelier – it is so timeless that it didn’t need to be changed out. However, I updated the window valance and have it covered in a beautiful hand-blocked textile from Galbraith & Paul. It’s layered it with a matchstick woven roman shade in white. The adjacent gallery wall filled with Michelle Morin’s whimsical birds and bees is another spot that makes me smile.


farrow and ball paint // oomph console table // decoratorsbest fabric for x benches // bellacor pendant light // bassett mirror table lamps & wall mirror // minted dyptich artwork // lowes outdoor lantern // mark & graham doormat


celerie kemble wallpaper for schumacher // vintage blue & white bowl via chairish // artwork by michelle morin // natural diamond pattern rug // sheepskin rug for bench // corn-husk wreath // seagrass basket for the fiddle fig // x benches by livenupdesign

PHOTOGRAPHY :: candace & kurt williams of photo-tecture

Thank you so much for following my One Room Challenge journey! I’ve been so touched by all the lovely comments and encouragement.

Now to all the other final reveals of the other 19 ORC participants – I’m so excited to see all the gorgeous interiors from this talented group!

A huge thank you to Linda at Calling it Home for organizing everything, securing such fabulous sponsors and including me in The One Room Challenge Fall 2015! It was such an incredible experience and one I’d be honored to do again! 

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Read full story By on November 11, 2015 in chinoiserie, console tables, etsy, foyers, furniture, gallery wall, interior design, Interiors, lighting, mirrors, monograms, simplified bee portfolio, textiles, traditional, wallpaper, window treatments