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Color of the Year 2014 :: Radiant Orchid

dining room with radiant orchid chairs

Pantone’s Radiant Orchid (18-3224), an  intriguing shade of purple associated with joy, love and good health, has been selected as 2014’s “it” color. The captivating tone is quite a contrast from last year’s Emerald Green and 2012’s Tangerine Tango.

Pantone Radiant Orcid - Color of 2014

An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society. An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid draws you in with its beguiling charm.” – Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®

Radiant Orchid in Home Decor - 2014 Color of the Year

one // two // three // four // five // six // seven // eight

What do you think? Will your be embracing Radiant Orchid as the color of the year 2014?

Happy decorating,


*first image via Pinterest

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Read full story By on December 17, 2013 in color, dining rooms, interior design, Interiors

Design Crush :: Purple Girls Room

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teen girls bedroom room plum and purple

How cute is this big girl’s bedroom for 8 year old Gigi, the daughter of Pam Ginocchio (co-founder of Project Nursery) I first spotted on Pinterest? Pam teamed up with Serena & Lily on the room’s fresh, fun and feminine design. Gigi herself requested the crisp purple palette – so sweet.

teen girls modern bedroom dresser

The glossy white mosaic mirror looks great hung above a sleek dresser and contrasts nicely with the wall’s Shale paint color.

teen girls modern desk in bedroom

A white Parsons desk is paired with a fun apple green bentwood chair – love the mix of styles here!

striped ceiling wallpaper in girls bedroom

On the ceiling a bold wide stripe wallpaper in plum from Serena & Lily’s new wallpaper collection was selected. It’s a fabulous, dramatic choice for room which features 14 foot ceilings.

rattan hanging chair - girls bedroom

Love, love, love the 60’s inspired rattan hanging chair with plum herringbone throw! Such a fun spot for Gigi to relax, read and daydream.

teen girls bedroom bedside table

Serena & Lily’s timeless Pondicherry upholstered bed with nailhead  was selected for the bed and is topped with the Kite Sheet Set and the Berry Border Duvet and Shams. A curvy bedside table is topped with a whimsical bird lamp, while a woven white basket placed on the bottom shelf is perfect for organizing Gigi’s small collections. The plush white rug is super chic and adds a wonderful texture to the space.

It’s a fabulous purple girls room I’m sure Gigi is going to love for years to come!



*photo credit: Colin Price Photography


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Read full story By on September 23, 2013 in baby and children, Bedroom, bedrooms, beds, Girl, girl's bedroom, Interiors, teen rooms, wallpaper

DIY Ribbon Chandelier in Shades of Purple

This spring we have hosted several family celebrations. One was for my daughter. She requested the event be “purple.” Originally I was going to add pops of black into the color scheme, but my Mom said it would look too harsh. I agreed and instead mixed shades of purple. The result was feminine, fresh and fun.
pretty purple party decor details // Simplified Bee

To capture the moment, I hired Jennifer Jacobson Photography. She took all of the images in the collage above. I think she did an amazing job!

martha stewart ribbon chandelier and cake stand
Martha Stewart’s ribbon chandelier was my inspiration and starting point for decorating the party’s main table.

diy ribbon chandelier how to

To make the ribbon “chandelier”, I first wrapped lavender satin ribbon around a 12-inch wreath form to cover the surface of the form. Using three colors of satin ribbon – lavender, purple and white – I cut lengths of about 16 inches. Then I created a pattern by knotting cut pieces of ribbon around the wreath at their midpoints.

DIY ribbon chandelier // Simplified Bee
The ribbon “chandelier” was hung using three smaller cut lavender ribbons and tied to my dining room’s chandelier. I love the whimsical touch and the way it pulled the color scheme together.

Next I will share the floral arrangements and block print tablecloth made for the party!

Wishing you a great weekend!
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Read full story By on May 20, 2011 in DIY, Entertaining, Parties, simplified bee portfolio