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Kitchen Design Crush :: Lauren Liess

I’ve loved watching Lauren Liess’ career explode over the past few years. Having had the pleasure of meeting Lauren at a design conference in LA., I can say she is super down-to-earth, approachable and beautiful. Just like her interiors!

Lauren Liess Designs

In the last year Lauren opened Lauren Liess & Co., an interior design studio and home furnishings boutique in Virginia and launched the textile company, Lauren Liess Textiles. She did this all while raising her adorable three young boys (Christian, Justin and one-year-old Luke) and doing a huge renovation on her own home. Can we say super woman?! Her new home graced the pages of the latest Domino Magazine. It’s amazing. The open modern, yet rustic kitchen is a standout and gives you a great peek into the beautiful juxtapositions Lauren achieves so effortlessly in her designs.

open kitchen shelving  - Lauren Liess Design

The rusted iron opening shelving flanking the oven’s hood caught my attention first. They are so unexpected. Love, love, love! She also pairs modern white perimeter base cabinets topped with black soapstone with an island wrapped in reclaimed wood and topped with clean white marble. Although contrasting Lauren achieves a relaxed balance kitchen design that’s pleasing to the eye.

art wall in the kitchen - Lauren Liess Designs

To make the sink area a focal point in the kitchen, Lauren created a whimsical art wall. Daring? Of course! She’s breaking all the “rules” here, but I love the result. Speaking of silly rules, did you notice Lauren didn’t add a backsplash and mixed hardware finishes throughout?

reclaimed lumber and marble kitchen island - Lauren Liess Designs

I mixed  a variety of metals throughout the space for a relaxed collected feel- brass, iron, stainless steel, galvanized steel, bronze and more.  My husband, David, found the antique apothecary drawer pulls on ebay. – Lauren Liess via Pure Style Home Blog

eat-in kitchen by Lauren Liessopen-shelving kitchen by Lauren Liess Designs

To display barware, vases and serving ware, Lauren hung butcher block shelving from Ikea next to the refrigerator. The wood gives the space a little warmth that contrasts nicely with the dark, honed soapstone perimeter countertop

relaxed open kitchen living room - Lauren Liess

Here is a look at the kitchen from the living room that sits right off of it. As you can see, Lauren continues her relaxed, layered approach here to. It’s so friendly, just like Lauren.

happy decorating,

cristin

*Photos by Helen Norman via Pure Style Home

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Read full story By on March 28, 2014 in brass, curated look, family rooms, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, vintage

Designer Kitchen With Painted Floors

I came across this beautiful kitchen by San Francisco-based interior designer, Palmer Weiss while getting my daily dose of inspiration on Pinterest. The all white kitchen has a mix of traditional and contemporary elements including marble countertops, hicks pendant lights and stainless steel appliances. It was the fabulous and bold chartreuse painted flooring however,  that had me taking another look.

designer kitchen with painted floorsdesigner kitchen with yellow painted floors

I love it. Do you?

Cristin

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Read full story By on May 16, 2013 in contemporary decor, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, Uncategorized, window treatments

My Favorite Posts of 2012

Didn’t this year fly by fast? With 2013 just days away, I wanted to take time to reflect back on a busy and rewarding year here at Simplified Bee. It’s been wonderful and I’m so blessed. To celebrate, I’ve selected twelve of my favorite posts of 2012.

elegant foyer designed by Suzanne Tucker

1. Interview with Interior Designer Suzanne Tucker

 organizing school paperwork tips

2. Guest Post: Organizing School Paperwork

 organized medicine cabinet

3. Organized Medicine Cabinet

teen girls hangout room

4. San Francisco Showcase 2012 :: Sneak Peek

 hexagon tables

5. High Point Market Spring 2012 :: My Faves

kids playroom with world map wallpaper

6. Playroom Design with Centsational Girl

Hamptons Designer Kitchen

7. Hampton Designer Showhouse 2012 :: Favorite Details

honeycomb pattern daily planner 2013

8. Top 7 Stylish Daily Planners for 2013

Union Jack decor for home

9. Summer Olympics Tribute :: Union Jack Decor

vintage swim suits

10. Peek Into The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show 2012

green and white kitchen nook

11. My Kitchen Nook Reveal

thanksgiving table setting

12. Thanksgiving Table Setting

It’s a pleasure to write this blog every week. I also hope that it inspires you as it does me. Thank you so much for reading!

Wishing you a joyous 2013!

Cristin

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Read full story By on December 28, 2012 in foyers, High Point Market, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, Organization, teen rooms, Uncategorized

Interior Design of the Day: Jennifer Lopez’s LA Home by Michelle Workman

michelle workman j lo staircase

Today I am excited to be blogging about a favorite interior design over at Staci Edward’s {inspired by life} blog.  It was really hard to narrow down my absolute favorite interior design, so I am focusing on one I am loving at the moment: current American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez’s Los Angeles home by the very talented  designer Michelle Workman which was recently featured in Veranda. {speaking of American Idol – how in the heck could Pia get voted off? Craziness.}
michelle workman jennifer lopez LA home
Originally Jennifer wanted a French inspired interior, but changed her mind and left Michelle just three months to pull the project together. Talk about pressure! The result is a glamorous, home that is fresh and inviting. “Jennifer wanted to go modern and streamlined but retain the sophistication and stylishness,” says Michelle in the Veranda article.
michelle workman jennifer lopez kitchen
Here is a peak at my favorite room, the kitchen. I  typically gravitate to all white kitchens, but I am loving the cool gray-blue cabinets with white countertops. Gorgeous. 
Michelle also designed a West Hollywood condo that I love and think you just might too.
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Read full story By on April 12, 2011 in foyers, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen