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White and Gold Holiday Table Setting for Target

gold and white holiday table setting with Target // simplified bee blog #TargetStyle

Hello December! It’s time to deck the halls, trim the tree and prep for holiday dinners. With the Christmas season in full swing, I was thrilled to work in partnership with Target on planning my tablescape this year. The festive white and gold color scheme sprang from the gorgeous table runner by Oh Joy! for Target and the fun candlesticks from Threshold. I paired the runner with elegant gold and silver swirl dinnerware and faux bamboo flatware. In contrast to the metallics, I added pops of color and earthy touches with succulents, air plants and driftwood. The mini hanging glass terrariums with sand and air plants topped each place setting and are the perfect gift for each dinner guest. I love the result!

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From beautiful candlesticks to chic table runners, timeless flatware to festive dinnerware, Target has every little thing (at super affordable prices) you’ll need this holiday season to entertain family and friends!

happy holidays!

* all photos and styling by Cristin Priest of Simplified Bee

** Target provided merchandise from their store for this post, but my opinions are all my own – as always!


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Read full story By on December 1, 2014 in bar carts, Christmas, container garden, contemporary decor, dining rooms, Entertaining, event planning, Features, flowers, Holiday, holiday decor, simplified bee portfolio, tabletop, Uncategorized

Spring Gardening Essentials

disclosure: This post contains an affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using this link.


With March’s arrival I’ve been thinking about the warmer months ahead. One thing I enjoy most about spring is the opportunity to garden again. Every year I like to add a new gardening tool, get a fresh pair of gloves and incorporate new plants. I’ve spotted several items on my wish list at  One King Lane’s “go green” sale and I wanted to share them with you too!

spring gardening must haves

Does this make you you excited to garden? Find all of these spring gardening essentials and more on sale at One Kings Lane this week!

happy gardening,


 *Although One Kings Lane is an affiliate of Simplified Bee, my opinions are my own.

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Read full story By on March 4, 2014 in container garden, discounts, flowers, healthy home

Friday Find :: Veggie Garden Basics

Can you feel it? Ah, summer is almost officially here. And one rewarding (and eco-friendly) project for the summer months is to plant a vegetable garden.

raised veggie garden basics

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t have a large backyard, there are plenty of container options that would be great for patios, decks or even fences. I love this vertical herbal and veggie garden solution below…

vertical veggie and herb garden ideaimage via Nesting Newbies

If you are thinking of creating a veggie garden this summer, now is the time and here are some fun tools and basics you’ll need to get started.

veggie garden basics

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Happy Friday!


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Read full story By on May 31, 2013 in container garden, Features, food, Friday Finds, Garden, green design, healthy home

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012 – Sneak Peek

With breathtaking views, box beamed ceilings and a double-curved grand staircase, the historic mansion at 2020 Jackson Street in the coveted Pacific Heights neighborhood is this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The Classic Revival home was designed by Julius Krafft and built in 1902 by Wells Fargo Bank President Isaias Hellman as a wedding gift to his daughter. However, after the 1906 earthquake and fire, the 11,500 square foot home was the temporary headquarters of Wells Fargo.
{Entry Garden by Living Green}
This year’s Showcase features a roster of both seasoned and emerging designers. Wallpaper, neutral color palettes and extraordinary light fixtures were design trends that kept repeating from room to room.   Here’s a sneak peek at some of the beautiful spaces:
{French Art Deco sideboard and aubergine fabric by Classic Cloth covers the City Salon designed by BAMO}
{Ceiling detail of Timorous Beasties botanical print wallpaper cut-out in the Gentleman’s Study by Geoffrey De Sousa Interior Design}
{Shell & brass chandelier and lilac lucite tables in the Dining Room by ScavulloDesign}
{Terrace designed by Frank Holbrook}
{Union Jack painted wall in the The Modern Pantry designed by Dehn Bloom Designs and Tinsley Hutson-Wiley Interior Design}
{Walker Zanger “Tracciato Diva” tile in Power Room by KCS Estates}
{Urban-chic Kitchen & Great Room by Green Couch Interior Design – Photos provided by Green Couch}
{Abstract art by Paul Burlin featured in the Guest Bedroom designed by Matt Murphy Studio}
{Lots of neon in the Teen Girl’s Room designed by Em Design Interiors}
{Fashion Design Blogger’s Office designed by Catherine Kwong Design}
{Hanging hats and bike in the Teen Boy’s Room designed by KGB Interior Design}
{DuChamp inspired Bathroom by Ma( i )sonry Napa Valley}
{Eclectic The Listening Room designed by Maccaul Turner Design}
{Hand-crafted bed and chenille wallpaper by Romo in The Tailor Made Suit( e ) by Brian Dittmar Design}
{Collector’s Library designed by Jonathan Rachman Design – Photo by John Merkl}
With over 30 rooms, I couldn’t possibly cover it all in today’s post. I will dive into some of the rooms in more detail over the next coupe weeks – so stay tuned!
If you are in the San Francisco area, I encourage you to tour this exquisite home. It will be open to the public from April 28 – May 28 {Tuesday through Sundays}. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here. It’s all for a great cause too and  benefits the San Francisco University High School’s financial aid program.
*all photography by Simplified Bee or otherwise noted
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Read full story By on April 26, 2012 in bathrooms, container garden, dining rooms, interior design, kitchens, lighting, living rooms, office/study, original artwork, patio furniture, teen rooms, tile, wallpaper