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Holiday Gift Guide 2016 :: Hostess Gifts

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gold thanksgiving tabletop // sacramento street

With Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, I thought I’d kick-off my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide with hostess gifts. When attending a Thanksgiving dinner or upcoming holiday soiree, it’s always a good thing to bring a little something for the hostess. When considering hostess gifts, it’s always best to give a gift that you would like to receive yourself. If you love it, odds are they will too! Here are some of my favorite hostess gift ideas for the 2016 holidays. From festive candles to plaid kitchen dish towels, there is something here for everyone!

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*top image via sacramento street

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Read full story By on November 14, 2016 in brass, Christmas, copper, Entertaining, gift guide, High Point Market, Holiday, home accessories, Thanksgiving

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!


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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

High Point Market Spring 2012: My Faves

A few weeks ago I attended the world’s largest home furnishings market, High Point  Market in North Carolina. The to the trade event is held twice a year – in April and October. Market brings buyers from around the world to see new products and trends the showrooms of approximately 2,000 manufacturers. 
I loved every {overwhelming} minute. However, because I only able to attend the event two days and couldn’t get to everything, but I wanted to share some of products I loved:
{tangerine fabrics by Wesley Hall}


{navy lacquer game table by Oomph}
{honeycomb side table by Lucy Smith Designs
{quatrefoil pendant light by Mr. Brown}
{mosaic petrified wood table at Palecek}
{modern brass base ottoman by Nathan Anthony}
{rope bookcase at Noir}
{mini sputnik chandelier in nickel and brass by Jonathan Adler for Robert Abbey}
{Bunny Williams Venetian mirror} 
There are lots more products I spotted and pinned on Pinterest. The board also contains products from Market repinned from others visiting High Point.
Happy Friday!

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Read full story By on May 18, 2012 in furniture, High Point Market, interior design, lighting, textiles

Highlight’s from Home Meridian at High Point

Last week I had the pleasure of attending High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina for the release of spring 2012 collections.  It was my first time to Market and let’s just say that I was a little overwhelmed by the magnitude of the event.
My trip was sponsored by Home Meridian and their Baby Creations and Pulaski brands.  Home Meridian ranks among the top five case goods suppliers to US retail, so there was tons to see! The showrooms are all located at 220 Elm Street – a picture of their newly renovated lobby was taken from my iPhone (below). 
My first stop was the Baby Creation showroom. Not typically shown at Market, this collection of beautiful, high quality nursery furniture ranges from class to modern styles. While touring, I was able to talk to the designer of the collection (who is also a mom) and she went into detail about how each piece is designed to grow with your child and provide as much functionality as possible. 
The sweet and elegant Angelina Collection was being introduced at Market. The six-legged crib is really stunning. This convertible crib is designed to grow with your little one and be used for many years. It converts to a toddler bed {guard rail is included with the crib}, daybed and then can be converted into a full bed with optional rails.
Black in a nursery can be so stunning. I think it works for both boys and girls too. I loved Baby Creation’s traditional combo dresser hutch in antique black
In a rich chestnut finish, I love the lines of this convertible sleigh crib. The bun feet can be removed to lower the height of the crib to suit the needs of the parents. It’s part of Baby Creations’ Cape Cod Collection which also features a changing table (below) that can be used as a media center down the road.
The Venezia Collection isn’t new, but I thought this beautiful, traditional European style crib was worth sharing with you.
Next I was off to tour Home Meridian’s Pulaski division. Pulaski was founded in 1955 and is known for its craftsmanship and affordable pricing. They are also an industry leader in curio cabinets. One of Pulaski’s collections, Accentrics offers beautiful, multi-functional casegoods. The chest / desk combo shown above was brilliant don’t you think? I can see it being used in so many different spaces.

This modern cabinet opens up and folds out into a full bar! I love how much space it saves when it is all buttoned up.

I loved the mirror detail on this tall antiqued cabinet and think it would work beautifully in a bedroom, living room or dining room.
The Home Meridian brands are sold through retailers. Follow the links to find a dealer in your area for Baby Creations and Pulaski.
Thank you Home Meridian for your generous hospitality!
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Read full story By on May 2, 2012 in baby nursery room, bar carts, crib, furniture, High Point Market