Oct 05, 2012
Fab Friday with Cristin Bisbee Priest
Simplified Bee. Robin Baron: Welcome Cristin! Tell me about Simplified Bee. Cristin Bisbee Priest: As a busy mother of two, I understand the desire for a home to be functional, yet beautiful. I saw a need for "functional" interior design and knew homes could be orderly without sacrificing style. As a result, I launched Simplified Bee® in January 2009 offering residential style-savvy functional design services in the San Francisco Bay Area. I believe surrounding yourself in beautiful, organized spaces reduces stress, makes you happier, and inspires healthier living. RB: What inspired you to start your blog? CBP: In May of 2009, after a client pushed me to do so, I started the Simplified Bee® Blog. With limited marketing funds, the blog was originally a placeholder for a website that would be developed later that year. To my surprise, the little blog grew and I grew to love writing about interiors, organizing and entertaining. I have also really enjoyed “meeting” bloggers and readers from around the world. The Museum of Modern Art. RB: If you got invited to the Oscars, what would your red carpet look be? CBP: What a fun question! My look would be classic, Hollywood glam… it’s the Oscars! Anything vintage by Versace, Oscar de la Renta, or Givenchy would do. RB: How would you describe your own personal home décor style? CBP: It’s casual, eclectic and has evolved. I love to mix styles and a little new with old.