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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

Friday Find :: Schumacher 125th Anniversary

Schumacher turns 125! In celebration, the legendary American textile company is pulling from its archives some of its most iconic patterns and reinterpreting them for today. Schumacher’s 125th Anniversary collection consists of a wide variety of patterns that span different influences, periods, and styles. It’s fabulous and I can’t pick a favorite, but have narrowed a few to share for this week’s Friday Find:

citrus garden // schumacher fabric #citrus #fabric

Citrus Garden – Based on an archival botanical pattern that acclaimed midcentury architect Josef Frank designed for the house in 1947

Flame Stitch // Schumacher Fabrics #blue

Valkyrie Flame Stitch – First introduced in 1972, this classic motif traces its roots to 15th century central Europe

Shengyou Toile in indigo // Schumacher 125 Anniversary Fabrics #chinoiserie

Shengyou Toile – Hand drawn toile based on an 18th-century Oberkampf document by Jean-Baptiste Pillement, a court painter to Marie Antoinette

Indian Arbre Fabric // Schumacher 125th Anniversary Collection #textiles #blue

Indian Arbre – Featuring the timeless tree of life pattern, this hand-painted fabric is inspired by traditional Indian palampore that was first introduced to Europe in the 17th century

Congratulations Schumacher and here’s to 125 more fabulous years!

happy decorating,


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Read full story By on October 10, 2014 in antiques, chinoiserie, Features, Friday Finds, mid-century modern, textiles, upholstery

Introducting the Timothy Corrigan Rug Collection & 5 Favorites

Timothy Corrigan living rooms #interiordesign

Named one of Architectural Digest’s top 100 architects and designers in the world for nine years, Timothy Corrigan is a master at creating laid-back luxe interiors. Although born in the United States, Corrigan’s love of classical European style is evident in all of his projects. In addition, it’s paramount for the design icon to create spaces that are inviting, livable and comfortable. Love this!

Timothy Corrigan formal dining room

Quote by Timothy Corrigan Interior Designer

Timothy Corrigan bedroom design

Timothy Corrigan fabrics for Schumacher

Corrigan recently introduced a beautiful new collection of fabrics and furnishings with Schumacher. As you can see from the sampling of fabrics above, the collection like his interiors, seamlessly blends European elegance with a chic California freshness. Pulling many of the same rich layers, patterns and colorways, Corrigan is debuting a new line of rugs with Patterson, Flynn & Martin. All nine rug patterns are completely customizable – pick your own colors and even change the pattern’s scale. I’m in love and think you will be too. Have a look at my five favorites…

Timothy-Corrigan Rug Collection

What’s your favorite?

happy decorating,


*images via Architectural Digest and Timothy Corrigan

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Read full story By on March 19, 2014 in 5 favorites, contemporary decor, Features, interior design, Interiors, rugs, textiles

Design Reveal :: California Casual Chic Living Room

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Open to the kitchen with a view of the backyard, my client envisioned a casual retreat that could stand up to all the kids’ play, yet still be chic. The result is an inviting, kid-friendly space that incorporates a fresh twist on traditional, mixes the old with new and features worldly accents. I’m thrilled to give you a tour of this California casual chic living room.

California casual-chic interior design - simplified bee

The color palette, of blues and gold was predetermined by the room’s wall color and roman shades. A pair of existing skirted sofas were reupholstered in woven golden fabric – although still a tailored look, they have a warm beachy feel. The seating area is anchored by a steel blue rug with a fresh pattern inspired by ancient Aztec tile.

California casual-chic interior design - simplified beerococo-style antique chair in schumacher fabric - simplified bee

A demilune table found at a local consignment store was placed behind the sofa and is flanked by a pair of elegant Rococo style chairs. The heirloom antique chairs were reupholstered in the beautiful Sinhala Linen (stone) by Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Schumacher. The traditional tree of life pattern really complements the chair’s ornate pierced splat back and curvy cabriole legs.

california chic living room // cristin priest of simplified bee

Between the sofas I placed a Moroccan inspired octagonal side table topped with a beautiful brass ring lamp, turquoise foo dog and a succulent that brings the outside in.  The sofas’ custom throw pillows in Sikar Embroidery (flax) also by Martyn Lawrence Bullard features an exotic ikat pattern that pulls together the color palette beautifully.

oval marble coffee table // california chic living room // simplified bee

Avoiding sharp corners, an oval coffee table with a gilded base and marble top was selected. The table was back-ordered forever, but worth the wait!

Stylish Built-in Bookcase - Simplified Bee

Remember this styled built-in bookcase? Here it is again with a few new accessories.

stylish bookshelves // cristin priest of simplified bee

I’m so happy with the way this space came together and so is my client. Love that!

Happy decorating,


*photo credit: Jennifer Jacobson

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Read full story By on January 6, 2014 in antiques, bookshelves, chairs, chinoiserie, console tables, contemporary decor, curated look, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, living rooms, simplified bee portfolio, throw pillows