As a mother of two young children, Cristin understands the desire for a home to be functional, yet beautiful. Blending the two disciplines of home organization and interior design resonated with her and thus Simplified Bee® was born. She believes that surrounding yourself with lovely, organized spaces reduces stress, makes you happier, and inspires healthier living. The most common decorating mistake is having too much clutter. Cristin’s advice is to purge often and display only what you love. When decorating, her favorite interior designs are approachable, multi-layered, and artfully blend old and new. It’s all about striking a balance. Don’t be afraid to mix period styles, patterns and textures, and vintage or worldly pieces. She’s not a fan of interiors that are too matchy-matchy, but prefers those that are more eclectic and evolve over time.
A blue and white striped rug is a great way to add a Patriotic touch to a room.
Love this small decorative star pillow for a sofa, chair or bed.
This classic chair in red would be a great additional to a blue & white breakfast nook.
Here is a star pendant light similar to the one Meg Braff used in the boy’s room she designed. This one could be used in a hallway, kitchen or entryway.
There is no better way to show your national pride than by hanging an American flag on your house!
Invest in a good pair of rubber gloves!
Love that this vacuum has a portable spot cleaner for upholstery and window treatments.
A heavy duty sponge is also a must to get you through your spring cleaning tasks.
I love this side-by-side refrigerator. It holds everything you need!
This is my next rug to purchase - be sure to keep it clean every season!
Great for keeping all your gardening gear in one place and off the garage floor.
Maximize all storage options with this overhead shelving option.
Keeping tools neatly organized could never be easier!
Industrial wire shelving like this is a great starting point for any garage makeover and it’s affordable too!
Bikes can take up lots of valuable space in a garage. Hang them with this budget friendly hook!
I love how this 36 ornament chest has a top layer lift-out-tray to keep ornaments safe while providing easy access to lower tray.
With felt protectors or cardboard dividers, this dinner plate chest is a great option for storing precious holiday china after the holidays.
I want this holiday ornament organizer with three drawers for easy access; each shelf is able to hold 18 ornaments in its cubed cells, with a total capacity of 54 ornaments!
This bag is perfect for storing and protecting fragile artificial wreaths!
Artificial trees are extremely popular and can be pricey. Protect your investment with a sturdy Christmas tree bag like this.
The clear front makes this shoe box a winner!
I love the smell of cedar in a closet and they help repel moths that could damage clothing.
Perfect for maximizing space and dividing a closet.
These sweater drawers would add a fun pop of color in any closet!
Swap out your old bulky hanger for thin ones which save space and maximize your closet,
I always stock up on clear gift-wrap tape before the holidays!
I want this tool!
Simple solution for keeping ribbons organized.
Create a custom look gift-wrap area using adjustable curtain rods in a bookcase.
Keep your wrapping paper organized and stored somewhere discreet.
To get items off the floor, this is a perfect additional to a mudroom, garage or entryway.
I love double hooks – one for backpacks and the other for coats.
add pebbles to a cookie sheet and you have an instant boot tray!
It's a staple in our house!
Great for corralling all supplies needed for your homework station!
Every busy family should own one!
I haven’t seen a built-in alarm backpack before, but it has me thinking. Putting this on the list!
The pencils usually outlast the erasers in our house – I’m stocking up on these for back-to-school!
It's a staple in our house!
Great for corralling all supplies needed for your homework station!
Pillows are great for pulling together color schemes and unifying a space.
Great transitional sofa that would be great mixed with other styles.
Etageres are great ways to organize and display collections.
A fine dining table is a great investment piece for any young couple.
Display your favorite wedding photos in an elegant frame like this.
Clothing racks are a great way to arrange clothing neatly at your yard sale.
Great for organizing money at the yard sale, but only if someone can watch it at all times.
Folding tables are perfect for displaying smaller, fragile items at a yard sale.
A calculator is a must at any yard sale!
A tape measure is a tool you will want on hand at the yard sale too.
An entry mirror should reflect the style of your home and be a statement piece.
Love the clean lines of this double coat hook—it would look fab in an entryway!
Love that this storage basket is lined in a colorful fabric—select a color for each member of your family!
A simple shoe rack like this is perfect for an entry closet.
A beautiful chest is great for an entry, and the drawers offer lots of concealed storage.
Love the clean lines of this twin bed with toy box storage!
Zebra stool and coat rack—yes please!
Such darling storage bin for boys or girls.
Love that this laundry basket has pull handles and can collapse as save space when not in use.
Great way to organize and have your stationary handy!
Love that these drawer organizers are clear—great if you are using a patterned drawer liner!
Colorful bowls like this are so fun in a desk drawer!
Muffin pans are great for organizing items in desk drawers and this one would provide a fun pop of color!Leftover wallpaper is a quick and colorful way to line a desk drawer.
This driftwood base coffee table makes a statement on its own!
Fu Dog statues in a deep red would make perfect coffee table accessories.
I love this black and white lacquered tray and think it would be terrific on a coffee.
This simple vase would be spectacular on a coffee table with fresh flowers.
I love the texture of this seagrass coffee table.
Place a pair of table lamps like these on a sofa table for additional lighting and a fabulous pop of color.
I love the simple lines of this black writing desk—a great choice behind a sofa!
The Saarinen round dining table is a classic and would a great choice behind a sofa.
Would love this old-world style console against a modern sofa.
A pair of acrylic bent leg stools would be a beautiful compliment to the Saarinen table too!
I love this modern crib in gender neutral gray!
A nursery chair that will stand the test of time!
Changing table + cabinet = love!
This is the perfect bookshelf for a nursery!
Fun and functional storage for all the things a new baby needs!
I am drawn to the earthy feel of this banana leaf storage bin and love using them in pantries.
I love that these storage jars are stackable!
This space-saving item for spice collections would be perfect on the back of a cabinet or pantry door.
I love this teal color and playful pattern and because it’s washable, this wallpaper would be super fun in a pantry.
This clean-lined wire basket would be great for corralling snacks in an orderly fashion.
Not only is this bin adorable, it’s made of canvas which is soft and safer for toddlers.
Love the sweet design of this rug. It’s also super soft which is perfect for little ones.
This sleek bunk bed offers tons of storage and lots configuration options…loving it!
I adore the mix of pattern, texture, and color in this bedding set. My girls would love it!
I don’t think children’s décor needs to be overly cutesy—that’s why I love this lamp for a child’s room. It’s a piece that can be used for years to come.
These multi-color striped bins are great because they would add color and texture to a room. The canvas material makes it perfect for young children.
I love Chinese blue and white pottery and have started collecting it. Jars like this one are my favorites.
Trays are a great way to organized. This square tray with a vibrant yellow geometric pattern would be a great addition to a desk, coffee table, or kitchen counter.
Think out-of-the-box. I love to use colorful mugs like this to organize office supplies, make-up and costume jewelry.
Changing out throw pillows is a great way to change the look of a room without breaking the bank. Love the whimsical pattern and vibrant color that this pillow by DwellStudio delivers.
I love that these recycling bins are stackable and heavy-duty!
This is a beautiful bookcase to keep things organized and pretty.
Once the decluttering has taken place, purchasing the right products to keep items in order and save space is key. One of my favorites is the door shoe organizers. They are great for organizing not only shoes, but toys, craft supplies and hair accessories.
When it is not appropriate to get rid of Grandmother’s china plates, storing them properly and safely is important.
Love the color for these magazine boxes!
This is great for the traditionalist that loves to write everything down and have all events, addresses and appointments in one place. And I love that it’s refillable!
On a tight budget? For the price, you can’t beat this monthly planner and notebook!
I like to write my goals down and pin them on a bulletin board so I see them daily
A picturesque desk calendar like this one, helps me visualize the year and determine when it would be best to start certain tasks.
I'm a big fan of these for color-coding tasks and marking my calendar.