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Friday Finds :: Fall Favorites

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pale pumkings

Happy Friday and Fall! Yes, it’s a miracle that I’m blogging. Truth be told, I just didn’t have the passion to blog or design. So, after nine years I decided to take an extended break from it all. It has been a wonderful couple months, but I am finding that I’ve missed writing and sharing what inspires me. So, today I’m jumping back in with a few of my fall favorites for you and your home. Enjoy!

fall favorites 2018 // @simplifiedbee #fall

:: product links ::

1 burberry shoulder bag :: 2 cotton hand towels :: 3 linen & suede stripe pillow

4 octagonal mirror :: 5 rattan tray

* pumpkin image source

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Read full story By on October 12, 2018 in Entertaining, fashion, Features, Friday Finds, Holiday, home accessories, mirrors, Thanksgiving, throw pillows, Uncategorized

Friday Finds :: Fall Favorites

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pumpkin butter cookies // BHG

Awe, fall. I love this time of year. In addition to pulling out cozy sweaters and boots, it’s pumpkin season. I seriously love pumpkin in just about everything – pies, lattes and bread top the list. However, the creamy pumpkin butter sandwich cookies (above) I spotted at BHG look amazingly yummy.

Here are a few more fall favorites I rounded-up for this fabulous Friday:
fall favorites // friday finds @simplifiedbee

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handbag // 2 area rug // 3 table lamp // 4 wool throw // 5 storage baskets

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Read full story By on September 30, 2016 in 5 favorites, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, home accessories, lighting, rugs

5 Favorites :: Nordstrom Sale

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It’s what we’ve all been waiting for… the Nordstrom Sale is here! Well, almost. Early access is going strong though through July 21st and then it’s open to all. If you’d like to seek early access to all the fabulous fall must-haves that are marked down for a limited time, please find out how here. I’ve already scouted out some of my favorites – from a Jo Malone cologne set to a coveted hobo bag by Rebecca Minkoff – and sharing them with you today.5 Favoriest // Nordstrom Sale 2016

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1 rebecca minkoff hobo handbag // 2 cuff denim shirt // 3 joe’s skinning jeans // 4 tory burch espadrilles // 5 jo malone cologne set

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Read full story By on July 19, 2016 in 5 favorites, discounts, fashion, Features

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