Bedding Choices - for Master Bed

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KD and I are buying our bedding sets for years from Bed, Bath & Beyond and some random places. At this point I have plenty of unused and unwanted bedsheets, top sheets and all which I would like to get rid of. Recently we got invited to our friends where I got to see their perfectly lined bed with clean-white sheets in their master bedroom, this gave me inspiration to ask about their bedsheet. 

After this visit, I started my own research based on our sleeping habits. I decided to splurge on this as we spent 1/3 of our life in bed. I reaserched and read all these article: Huffington post Laurel & Wolf

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When you search in to how to find perfect bedding or bedding 101, you will find number of articles on it. As a designer, I was aware about some of the Business to Customer companies like: Boll and Branch  Brooklinen  Parachute Home

After all these research, I bought Brooklinen Bedding. I looked in types of bedding, bedding color, style, texture  and reviews. As a designer I am so excited for you all to write down more about styling of bedding. I will also give you more updates in my insta story regarding bedding styling process. 

Follow me, comments your thought down in comment box. 

I will hope to see you next week! 

Simple 'N' Chic

Selection of Kitchen Cabinets

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In my opinion, Kitchen is the biggest and most important part in any home design. When KD and I decided to take plunge on our big renovation project  - our first instinct was to ripped down our old kitchen and give new face to the kitchen. The whole kitchen was functional but not to our style. As a couple, we love to host parties and invite friends, the location of the kitchen is currently totally separated from entertaining area. But out of all concerns, kitchen cabinets is the key feature which makes or define the character of the kitchen. 

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When we started looking in to kitchen cabinets, my designer instinct kicks in. Currently in the US market, there are three types of kitchen cabinets: 1) Fully Custom,  2) Semi-Custom, 3) Imported  

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  1.  Fully Custom: In this type, you are getting all the liberty and bells & whistles. But it comes with big  price tag! KD & I are still beginning in our life of home owners, we are not sure that this will be our forever home. So we decided to exclude this option. 
  2. Semi-Custom: Generally all Semi-Custom cabinetry are made out of maple wood. There drawers are nicely dove-tailed and there are ample amount options available when it comes style, color and stains. We looked in to it and we decided, this option is good but still it was lacking some of the modern vibe, as a couple we were looking at. 
  3. Imported: This category is bit tricky one, it is one of the cheapest among all options. Also, it has very few options when it comes to style, color and paint/stains. We found out awesome company called Cliq Studios and Alice Cabinetry. Cliq Studio provide factory direct cabinets which are made in US while Alice Cabinetry gets wood from Canada and made cabinets in china. Once it arrives in US, it is assemble in US. Both these company had their own people who designs our cabinet types using their customized software and kitchen dimensions. We told them our requirments on pull-outs vs draweres vs shelves. 
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The whole process to get to know this awesome market was mind-blowing for KD. Together we learned so much about our lifestyle and needs. As a designer I used to think that, we define spaces in a way  thus it forces anyone to define their lifestyle but this is totally different journey, KD & I felt.

At the end, we decided to go for BIrch Kitchen Cabinets made from Alice Cabinets. We love their customer service  and their design options. 

Can't wait to share our theme  and design styles in next blogpost. 

Xoxo, 

Simple 'N' Chic

 

 

5 Interior Colors - We are considering for reno project

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As I mentioned to you guys here regarding our reno  project and color theory and decision process. One thing like many other girls, I am considering to have white canvas for  pretty interiors. Based on so many inspirational pictures, we came a across with these 5 colors: 

1. White Dove by Benjamin Moore

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2. Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore

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3. Antique White by Kelly Moore

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4. Swiss Coffee (7002-16) by Valspar

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5. Ultra Pure White Drop by Behr

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Can you guys help us in picking up colors? We are looking for neutral as well as define shade of white? 

I would like to hide my interior designer instinct and want to know your opinion?

 

Comments please. 

 

Xoxo,

Simple 'N' Chic 

Spring To-do list

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Spring is one of my favorite season. (well after Fall :P) But I love to see blooming nature all around me. With spring season, we have started our reno  project but besides that I have so many plans for Simple 'N' Chic and life. So without any further due, here is my list: 

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1) Designate a day of the week for big-batch meal prepping and eat them throughout week while reno is happening. 

 

2) Start pottery class and make one piece of pottery for new home

 

3) Design and build a pergola for our backyard

 

4) Do major spring cleaning and give overall polished look to  clothes, shoes and kitchen

 

5) Plan small camping (I am so nervous about this) trip with KD

 

6) look for perfect vintage jeans for spring weather 

 

7) Come up with excellent line up for new upcoming events with Simple 'N' Chic (Shhhh..... it is secret and I will keep you guys posted..stay tuned) 

 

What's your list? Eager to know! 

 

Ruchita 

Simple 'N' Chic 

One year anniversary of bay area living

 Lake Tahoe, CA

Lake Tahoe, CA

KD and I are celebrating our one year anniversary here in Bay Area! Today I just want to say hi and thank all our readers to share this special virtual space called  "Simple 'N' Chic". We started my blog and home decor shop/interior design firm after moving away from our small family and friends! When we moved here, we decided that we won't judge anything for atleast a year.

 

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When you live in one place for so many years, then you move to new place and you start comparing both  places. We deliberately try not to compare and it worked! In short, I just want to add and say, Bay Area has it's own charm and we can not wait to experience it! 

 

Thanks for all your support! Have a great weekend! 

Ciao, 

Simple 'N' Chic Team