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5 Favorites :: One Room Challenge 2017

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I’ve been following the latest One Room Challenge on Instagram – have you? As you may know I participated in the past; redecorating our foyer and then renovating our master bathroom… in 6 weeks no less! The pressure is real and so I was feeling for the latest group of decor bloggers that took on the challenge. The final design reveals were published last week and are super fun and creative. It was so hard to narrow down, but I’ve selected five designs to share with you today.

black vanity // master bathroom // house updated #orc

The black vanity with brass hardware in the master bathroom designed by House Updated is fabulous. The tribal rug with pale pinks and gray works beautifully with the marble flooring and herringbone walls. Love the rounded brass mirror too.

serene boy's nursery room

This serene, yet sophisticated gender neutral nursery room by chris loves julia is another fave. It was designed for her baby girl-to-be, but I think would work for a boy too. The brass geometric mobile is a super chic touch, don’t you think?

gracie wallpaper // dressing room // house of brinson

House of Brinson‘s guest bedroom and dressing room is also spectacular. The walls are covered in an aged blue gray paint by Farrow & Ball and panels of Gracie wallpaper hang in the dressing room (shown above). Simply stunning.

chinoiserie chic // console table

The dining and sitting room design by The Pink Pagoda is another show stopper. The traditional design is layered with chinoiserie and modern touches. I’m loving this vignette in particular… and look a fern!

floral wallpaper + pink ceiling // bedroom // the english room

At first glance, this bedroom seemed it was designed for a teenage girl, but it’s actually the master bedroom for blogger Holly from The English Room. She is known for her bold, colorful and multi-layered designs. Don’t you love the lucite bed!

And be sure to check out all the fabulous One Room Challenge Spring 2017 reveals at Calling it Home. So fun!



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Read full story By on May 18, 2017 in 5 favorites, baby and children, baby nursery room, Bathroom, bathrooms, Bedroom, bedrooms, brass, color, console tables, Features, Girl, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, teen rooms, traditional, Uncategorized, wallpaper

Hampton Designer Showhouse 2015

Need a little dose of sophisticated, yet relaxed Hampton style? Take a peek into the Hampton Designer Showhouse 2015 featuring 25 top tier interior designers. Located at 233 Old Sage Harbor Road in Bridgehampton, New York the designers transformed the barn style house into a decorating masterpiece. One notable trend throughout the home was the use of the color blue. I’ve pulled a few images of the showhouse featuring the the hue that typifies coastal living.

nautical foyer // hampton decorator showhouse 2015

Foyer // Elissa Grayer Interior Design

Kitchen // Hampton Designer Showhouse 2015

dining room // hampton designer showhouse 2015
Dining Room // Barbara Page Home
master bedroom // hampton designer showhouse 2015
Master Bedroom // Dyfari Interiors
master bathroom // hampton designer showhouse 2015
Master Bathroom // Baltimore Design Group

For over 25 years, Traditional Home has featured beautifully appointed show homes across the country and the Hampton Designer Showhouse continues to be a favorite,” commented Ann Omvig Maine, editor in chief, Traditional Home. “Year after year, the participating designers continue to surprise and delight us, creating beautiful spaces which we showcase prominently in our coverage. It’s for these reasons Traditional Home is thrilled to serve as the National Media Sponsor for 7 consecutive years.”

blue bedroom // hampton designer showhouse 2015

Bedroom 3 // Hagins & Mortimer Design

mudroom // hampton designer showcase 2015

Mudroom // Scot Meacham Wood Design

This of course is just a small selection of the beautiful designs showcased this year. To get a grand tour, showhouse is open to the public now through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.  For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.hamptondesignershowhouse.com.

*photo credit: Phillip Ennis Photography

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Read full story By on August 10, 2015 in Bathroom, bathrooms, Bedroom, bedrooms, color, contemporary decor, design trends, dining rooms, Features, foyers, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens

Client Reveal :: Playroom and Guest Room Design

I’m so excited to reveal a recent design project for a family with two young boys. Originally the bedroom was designed for guests and had a queen size bed (bummed, because I didn’t get an image of the before!). Needing a place for the boys to play and guests to rest, my client asked me to create a space that serves as both a playroom and guest room.

playroom and guest room design // cristin priest // simplified bee

A white daybed with a pull-out trundle was paired with a custom headboard in a Duralee geometric fabric in cool shades of blue and green. It’s topped with a variety of pillows including Serena & Lily’s quilted Euro shams in navy/clover and Kuba pillow in navy.  The turquoise bed-cover with white contrasting welt was custom made durable sunbrella fabrics. The fabrics definitely set the room’s nautical color palette and we pulled out the lightest blue for the wall color (Benjamin Moore’s Arctic Blue).

daybed headboard in blue and green // simplified beeplayroom and guest room design // cristin priest of simplified bee

For the boys’ games, toys and Lego creations (remember this boy’s bedroom with Lego display?), I selected a pair of Billy shelving units from Ikea, had them painted in Benjamin Moore’s Galapagos Turquoise and backed in a green and white trellis pattern wallpaper (used in my own kitchen nook). Green felt bins were added to help coral toy cars, smaller games and Legos of course! Land of Nod’s tree floor lamp with movable lights serves as a bedside reading lamp.

ikea billy bookcase hack with wallpaper // simplified bee

ikea billy bookcase in playroom // cristin priest // simplified bee

For extra kid-friendly seating, a pair of turquoise poufs and crisp white garden stool were selected. Perfect for a game of Go Fish!

My client was thrilled with the result and that’s the best part.

Happy decorating,


*photography credit: Jenn Jacobson


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Read full story By on December 4, 2013 in baby and children, Bedroom, bedrooms, bookshelves, Boy, contemporary decor, DIY, ikea, interior design, Interiors, Playroom, playrooms, simplified bee portfolio, Tips/Tricks, wallpaper

Peninsula Volunteers Decorator Show House :: Guest Bedroom & Bath

Melodie Rubin of House of Ruby designed the Traveler’s Bedroom, a serene guest retreat for the Peninsula Volunteers Decorator Show House in Woodside, California going on now until May 24th. The sunlit second floor bedroom as Melodie puts it, “offers the best seat in the house, providing an impressive view of the three-story birch tree and Woodside hills beyond.”

Guest Bedroom - Peninsula Decorator Show House - House of RubyEmbroidered linen window treatments inspired the room’s tranquil color palette of  lavender, blues, greens and ivory. It’s the gilded canopy bed however, that takes center stage. I love that it has a soft upholstered headboard – it’s a nice juxtaposition to the metal frame. An ornate hand-beaded floral chandelier (which reminded me of a birdcage) hangs elegantly above a seating area placed at the foot of the bed.

designer bedroom with canopy bed by House of Ruby

The pair of Bunny Williams table lamps beautifully mimic the movement and pattern in throw pillows on the sofa love-seat. Those table lamps are gorgeous and are a personal favorite.

blue chevron pillow + bunny williams lamp - bedroom design by House of Rubybedroom desk vignette - design by House of Rubycolorful archer sculpture - artMelodie Rubin of House of Ruby

Melodie (pictured above) designed a custom corner bookshelf lined in blue paint. It not only balances the room, but displays beautiful collections of art, books and worldly treasures. I also loved the sculpture of the colorful archer she selected and place just beside the bookcase.

lavender vanity and ikat chair - Woodside Decorator Show House

Just of the guest bedroom is the Dressing Room and Bath by Jana Meewes Fung of Julianne Quelle Interior Design. It’s restful sage, lavender and taupe color palette allows for a seamless transition between the two spaces. Standout elements in this space include an exquisite Venetian mirror, bamboo “Dynasty” chair and luxurious fabrics.

Bamboo Dynasty Chair - Bathroom by Julianne Quelle Interior Designlavender bathroom with Venetian mirrorThat’s me in the mirror, but I loved this vantage point so much that I wanted to include the image. Don’t you love the inset shelving units flanking the pedestal sink?

These spaces are so fresh, crisp and chic. Love! Don’t you?


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Read full story By on May 6, 2013 in Bathroom, bathrooms, Bedroom, bedrooms, beds, bookshelves, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, lighting, mirrors, original artwork, textiles, wallpaper, window treatments