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Outside In: The Gardens and Houses of Tichenor & Thorp

disclosure: This “Outside In: The Gardens and Houses of Tichenor Thorp” post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links.

Southern California architects and husband/wife team, M. Brian Tichenor and Raun Thorp are known for their thoughtful attention to the relationship between architecture and landscape. Their goal is to seamlessly knit together exterior and interior spaces. In their newly released book, Outside In: The Gardens and Houses of Tichenor & Thorp (Vendome), the design duo invites us into their own beautiful, luxurious homes. From Mediterranean to Colonial, California desert to the foot of the Tetons in Wyoming, the book delivers over 475 stunning photographs and illustrations. Starting with the land and views, it also dives into Tichenor & Thorp’s core design elements of each project. I found myself enjoying going between projects I was personally drawn to instead of reading from cover to cover. It a great book for any architectural and landscape lover.

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When outside and inside are designed together and as a whole, there is a cohesiveness that is extraordinary: Interiors feel expansive and light, and the garden feels connected and accessible—an integral part of the living environment. – M. Brian Tichenor, AD

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*all images used with permission by Vendome 

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Read full story By on October 28, 2017 in book, book review, Features, home exterior / curb appeal, interior design, Interiors

California Traditional Home Tour

A few weeks ago, a traditional style home designed by Chloe Warner of Redmond Aldrich Design caught my eye. Domaine featured the transformation of the beautiful Hillsborough, California home. Warner’s client, a Williams Sonoma Executive knew what she wanted – a happy, colorful and youthful space. As you will see, the result is just that. Using playful fabrics, chic wallpaper and elegant furnishings, Warner created a fresh and inviting home – just what her client dreamed of.

entry with stairway  // console & round mirrortraditional living room // chloe warner traditional living room // chloe warnernavy dining room chairs // chloe warnerchrome bar cart // dining roomwallpapered hallway // chloe warnerbedroom // faux bamboo chestbathroom // brown & white wallpaper // chloe warner


happy decorating,


*photos via Domaine


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Read full story By on April 20, 2015 in bar carts, Bathroom, bathrooms, Bedroom, bedrooms, chairs, dining rooms, furniture, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, pattern, traditional, wallpaper, window treatments

Endless Options :: Wood-Mode Cabinetry

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What do these beautiful kitchens have in common? All of the cabinets are made by Wood-Mode. Based here in the United States, family-owned Wood-Mode has been creating quality custom cabinetry for kitchens, baths, closets and offices for over seventy years. While at KBIS with BlogTour, I had the pleasure of touring the Wood-Mode booth and seeing their craftsmanship first hand. Although known for it’s traditional designs, Wood-Mode also offers contemporary and European styles that are gaining popularity with today’s homeowners. Take a look at just a handful of the many door styles offered:

kitchen cabinet door fronts by Wood-ModeExpanding homeowners options even more, Wood-Mode recently launched 17 designer opaque colors with 14 vintage companion colors to its offering of cabinet finishes. Personally, I love the gray and blue tones – they are a nice departure from all white kitchen and bath trend!

Wood-Mode cabinet color palette

Traditionally, our customers choose the classic colors – wood tones, black, white and off-white, considering a cabinetry purchase should last years, if not decades. Our new designer opaque and vintage colors are subtle yet striking which allows customers to gain a touch of color without committing to a color that may be short-lived trendwise. – John Troxell, Director of Design, Wood-Mode

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Wood-Mode is also dedicated to making cabinetry that is not only beautiful on the outside, but highly functional on the inside. The wide-variety of built-in storage and convenience features were having me longing for new kitchen cabinets!

By offering endless options, Wood-Mode’s high functioning, stylish and customized cabinets compliment any architecture and personal style. You’ll have to keep Wood-Mode cabinetry in mind for your next kitchen, bath or closet project!

happy decorating,


*disclosure: this post was sponsored by Wood-Mode through #BlogTourVegasalthough all opinions are my own.

*first image via Houzz

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Read full story By on March 10, 2014 in Bathroom, contemporary decor, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, traditional

Beautiful Interiors by Nightingale Design

Recently I’ve been pinning lots of images from Nightingale Design’s beautiful portfolio. The Connecticut based designer, Julie Nightingale prides herself on creating beautiful, inviting interiors that reflect her clients’ personalities and lifestyles. She delivers sophisticated, yet practical interiors. Have a look at some of my favorites from her portfolio.

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shell drum shade chandelier

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Don’t you love?
Photo credit: Jane Beiles Photography
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Read full story By on February 20, 2013 in Bathroom, bathrooms, Bedroom, bedrooms, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room, living rooms, wallpaper