Scandinavian Design

House Tour via Simply Grove

This house tour is deeply rooted in scandinavian design. The simple neutral tones and textures throughout this home create a relaxing yet stylish space. And I love all of the simple art and pattern choices!

House Tour via Simply Grove

 

House tour via simply grove

House tour via simply grove

House tour via simply grove

House tour via simply grove

House tour via simply grove

House tour via simply grove

House tour via simply grove

House tour via simply grove

House tour via simply grove

 

Images: Alvhem

See the entire house tour here.

Trend: Pale Pink

Pink inspiration via simply grove

Image: Pinterest {Do you know direct link?}

I’ve been on a major pale pink kick lately. I could use it in every room of my house. And I could wear it! It does seem rather scary to add pale pink to your home. Here are a few images to inspire you to jump on the pale pink wagon.

 

Pink inspiration via simply grove

 

Image: Skona Hem

Pink inspiration via simply grove

 

Image: Coco Lapine Design

Pink inspiration via simply grove

 

Image: Coco + Kelley

Pink inspiration via simply grove

 

Image: Mechant Studio 

Jaymee Srp

Jaymee Srp via Simply Grove

 

Artist and textile designer Jaymee Srp’s new line of hand block printed textiles are completely handmade by her in her home studio.  She strives to help people create meaningful homes full of things they love. Her collection is stunning and will make any home beautiful and happy. I was instantly drawn to her pillows. They are graphic, modern and clean. Shop her pillows and linens here.

 

Jaymee Srp via Simply Grove

Jaymee Srp via Simply Grove

 

Shop the entire collection here.

 

Let Me Help You

This is for locals and non-locals! You can ask me any question, inquire about whatever issue you have and tackle any scenario…as long as it’s in the one hour slot. Email me at simplygrove22@gmail.com and we will get you in the books!

And if you want to see some of the projects that I have been apart of, check out my Houzz profile here.

Home Tour

High ceilings and large windows create the most beautiful spaces. This particular neutral home (via Entrance) has that, plus modern and classic details weaved throughout the home. And there are plenty of raw wood moments to keep things casual. I love homes like this that keep you guessing as you view each room.

You can see more here.

Trends for 2015

Image: Stadshem

Last year we saw a few trends popping up here and there. These same trends are back for 2015, and I sure hope that they will be successfully staying around. I am loving all of them! See them all below.

Image: Dust Jacket

1. Chunky blankets on the bed. This trend brings texture to the sometimes boring bed. If you have dark bedding, choose a light blanket and vice versa for light bedding.

Image: My Unfinished Home

2. Accent Chairs. This is always a trend, though we are seeing eclectic chair choices more and more.

Image: Studio Karin

3. Powder Grey Kitchen Cabinets. This is a nice change from white, black and natural wood cabinets.

Image: Alex-Quisite

4. Pastel Colors. Yes, yes and YES!

Image: My Scandinavian Home

5. Sconce Lighting and Greenery. Both of these are always a good decision.

Image: Hem Trender

6. Vignettes. Creating a vignette on any surface is a trend that is here to stay.

Image: Residence

7. Dark Gray Sheets. I’m not saying that white sheets are no more. I’m just saying that dark gray sheets are awesome!

New Year

{Products in Image: Blanket & Pillow}

Hi 2015! I already love you. A new year always brings new chances, opportunities and exciting moments. I for one love anything new. I like to call myself a futurist. It’s all about what’s ahead! One thing that I have coming in the near future is a brand new site. It’s time for Simply Grove to get a new look! It’s a new time for me and I can’t wait to step into those “new moments”. So if you see me around locally, you will see me studying Pinterest like it’s my life’s worth. Studying color, design, movement. It’s all about what happening for this year! 2014 was sooooo yesterday. My Intel Tablet is getting worked over right now! It never slows down though. It seems to have a energizer bunny mentality. And the perfect thing about it?? It fits in my small bag so I’m not dragging around my big computer bag. I think all designers can appreciate that.

Are you stoked for 2015??

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Nate Berkus Spring Collection

I’m sure you’ve already seen Nate Berkus new spring collection for Target around the web. Let me just remind you of it’s awesomeness! Above is a collection of my personal favorites. The pillows are spot on. And those lights are on point. You can view the collection here.

Tuft & Needle

My favorite mattress on the market right now comes from this brilliant company, Tuft & Needle. The mattress is incredible and the price is even more incredible. We have been sleeping on ours now for a few months and I cannot begin to tell you how much I love it.

A few things to note about Tuft & Needle.

+It ships in the tiniest box. You literally will not even believe that your mattress is in the box!

+It arrives right at your door….with free shipping! WHAAAAA???

+You get a 30 night trial. So if you’re not a fan, no worries.

+It has a 10 year warranty. 10 YEARS!

So if those details didn’t sell you on Tuft & Needle, go to their site here and personally read all about this amazing product.

Kitchen Ideas

Image: Remodelista

Kitchens are evolving as we speak. There are so many creative, stylish details that you can incorporate in kitchens. My personal favorite look is two toned cabinets. Wood on bottom and white on top. Or black on bottom and wood on top. And open shelving is still as awesome as it was last year. Below are a few more ideas to take your kitchen from great to amazing.

Image: Remodelista

*Incorporate art and cool lighting in your kitchen. Use pops of color in the art. And don’t be afraid of mixing finishes in lighting and hardware… like silver and gold.

Image: Coco Lapine Design

*Actual pieces of furniture can serve as great storage options in your kitchen. Use armoires, bookshelves or dressers.

Image: Shoot Factory

*You cannot go wrong with marble. Like never!

Bedroom Ideas

Image: Domaine

With the New Year comes organizing and re-decorating. Well, at least for me. I am obsessed with getting new linens in celebration of the New Year. This year I splurged and purchased a new down comforter and high thread count sheets. My husband has already thanked me tens of hundreds of times. It’s definitely a well worth it purchase. These bedrooms should inspire putting some thought into our own personal bedrooms. Since we spend at a lot of time in our bedrooms, might as well do it right! Below are a few ideas to spruce up the bedroom.

Image: Dust Jacket

*If you are not wanting to spend money on new bedding, use what you have and change it up with a new throw. Chunky throws are trending right now. And you can never go wrong with sheepskin.

 

Image: The Design Chaser

*Keep the colors serene in your bedroom. To dark and bold could cause your dreamland to be interrupted.

Image: Apartment Therapy

*Paint the wall behind your bed a contrasting color to create a floating headboard.

Cheers To 2015

Image: My living room (seen on my Instagram) went from holiday cheer to clean and simplistic. Pottery Barn and I are working on cleaning up my living space. Here’s a sneak peek.

Hi friends! Happy 2015 to you and yours. It’s an unbelievable thought that we have reached 2015. I remember when Shane and I got married in 2000…. Looking towards the future seemed many many moons away. Instead, here we are…2015. I have so many things to be grateful for in life. So many milestones that have been met these last few years. But like most of you, I am ready for bigger and better moments. I don’t think that is a bad desire. I think it’s normal and natural to want to move ahead and dream bigger in life. So cheers to 2015. It’s going to be AMAZING!!

It’s Happening

6 more days! Yep…just 6 more days. How?? Not sure… but my kids, along with most kids, are ecstatic beyond words. I had Christmas come early a few weeks ago….in the form of these GORGEOUS dining chairs from Bryght. I LOVE them. I wanted something with soft color in my eating area. This modern green hue is perfection. And if you are looking for a great affordable sofa, Bryght is your site! Seriously check them out here.

Right now I am carrying my trusty tablet wherever I go, checking off to-do lists like nobody’s business! I’m not sure where I would be without my tablet. It’s allowed me to create lists for practically everything!

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Christmas Shoot

My good friend Stephanie of mini fête recently had a Christmas photo shoot in my studio. The images turned out perfect! It made me so excited about the potential of my studio and what I can create out of it. Plus, hosting talents like Stephanie is an honor.

One detail in the studio that I have been wanting to share about is the diamond wall panels from Wall Dimension. I wanted to bring some texture into the all white space and quickly fell in love with these. Plus the process of hanging them is super easy. Who doesn’t love an easy project!!

Amazing job mini fête! Read more about Stephanie here. See the entire shoot here.

Target GIVEAWAY {CLOSED}

THE WINNER OF THE TARGET GIVEAWAY IS JENNA SIMMONS! Congrats Jenna!

AND I also have a $400 giveaway straight from everyones favorite store, Target. All you need to do is follow me on Instagram (if you don’t already) and then leave a simple comment below telling me that you’re following SG on Insta. Giveaway ends Friday night at Midnight. I will announce the winner Saturday Morning. GOOD LUCK!

Needing some last minute gift ideas?? I have some fantastic ideas for you, straight from everyones favorite store, Target.

 

Earings, Hat, Gloves, iPad Mini, Body Wash, Faux Throw, Bag.

Bike, Watch, Bag, Socks, Toiletry Bag.

Fox, Dress, Rocking Horse, Doll, Bow, Nerf Gun, Giraffe.

 

iPhone 5/S Case, Glass Water Bottle, iPhone 6 Case, Taylor Swift 1989 Album, Copper Mug, How I Met Your Mother DVD.

DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

This post was created in partnership with Target. All opinions are my own.