29

Aug

2008

I know its already a bit into the weekend but never the less, have a joy filled weekend and Labor Day!! I leave you with a photo of my son’s room which was my project this week. My husband (my good looking carpenter) painted the walls white and left the top 2 feet and the ceiling the already existing mocha color . I have a few more things to add. Some art, photos, and my grandpa’s antique desk to name a few. I am also on the hunt for the perfect chair for his room. I spotted a lime green louis style chair that needed some TLC at a thrift store for like $20 but when I went back to get it, it was gone:( Oh well.
Please check back next week for a fun giveaway!!!

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28

Aug

2008

Thank you so so much Holly for making Simply Grove your New Blog of the Week!

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27

Aug

2008

If I had to pick the hardest space to do a simple redo it would have to be the bathroom. Unless you have lots of money to redo the floors, vanity area, bath or shower you are pretty much stuck with what you got. That is why you have to be creative. New mirrors, shower curtain, paint, wallpaper and lighting to name a few can really freshen up a space. Here are a few examples and inspirations of some gorgeous bathrooms that might inspire you to give yours a face lift.

I love wallpaper in powder rooms. Shootfactory
A massive crystal chandelier adds glamor to any bathroom. Apartment Therapy
Gray adds warmth to this bathroom while the chest gives off some great textile.
I adore this color combo.
What a perfect contrast between the floor, tub and paper. Above 3 from Living Etc.
This is one fabulous bathroom by Holly Becker! haus maus
The shower curtain is a great example of adding a pretty textile to an otherwise normal bathroom.
My favorite bathroom of all times!
Adding a statement mirror and an accent table gives this room a lived in feel.
This is just fun.
Add paper, a whimsical mirror, chandelier and you get oohlala.
Another favorite of mine.
Uniting the floor and wall with a 2 color pallet adds major drama. The whole set up is gorgeous.
Simple and serene.
Another great mirror.
I love the black and white striped rug with all of the natural elements. Above 10 from Domino
Lovely wall of mirrors.
I thought this glass ball chandelier was so clever in this bathroom.
Another great furniture piece in a bathroom.
The green textile draped over the tub is lovely!
Try painting your floor a fun pattern instead of papering your walls.
The faux wood paper looks great next to the silver basin.
Another wonderful example of a papered bathroom.
You can never go wrong with black and white. Above 8 from House to Home

Painting your cabinets a dark mocha would give an instant face lift.
This shabby chic bathroom got its look from the mirror, pendants and the simple flower arrangement. Easy transformation.
Here is another view. Above 3 from Point Click Home

This flickr family picked a great paper for there walls.

 

27

Aug

2008

If I had to pick the hardest space to do a simple redo it would have to be the bathroom. Unless you have lots of money to redo the floors, vanity area, bath or shower you are pretty much stuck with what you got. That is why you have to be creative. New mirrors, shower curtain, paint, wallpaper and lighting to name a few can really freshen up a space. Here are a few examples and inspirations of some gorgeous bathrooms that might inspire you to give yours a face lift.

I love wallpaper in powder rooms. Shootfactory
A massive crystal chandelier adds glamor to any bathroom. Apartment Therapy
Gray adds warmth to this bathroom while the chest gives off some great textile.
I adore this color combo.
What a perfect contrast between the floor, tub and paper. Above 3 from Living Etc.
This is one fabulous bathroom by Holly Becker! haus maus
The shower curtain is a great example of adding a pretty textile to an otherwise normal bathroom.
My favorite bathroom of all times!
Adding a statement mirror and an accent table gives this room a lived in feel.
This is just fun.
Add paper, a whimsical mirror, chandelier and you get oohlala.
Another favorite of mine.
Uniting the floor and wall with a 2 color pallet adds major drama. The whole set up is gorgeous.
Simple and serene.
Another great mirror.
I love the black and white striped rug with all of the natural elements. Above 10 from Domino
Lovely wall of mirrors.
I thought this glass ball chandelier was so clever in this bathroom.
Another great furniture piece in a bathroom.
The green textile draped over the tub is lovely!
Try painting your floor a fun pattern instead of papering your walls.
The faux wood paper looks great next to the silver basin.
Another wonderful example of a papered bathroom.
You can never go wrong with black and white. Above 8 from House to Home

Painting your cabinets a dark mocha would give an instant face lift.
This shabby chic bathroom got its look from the mirror, pendants and the simple flower arrangement. Easy transformation.
Here is another view. Above 3 from Point Click Home

This flickr family picked a great paper for there walls.

 

Go check out my amazing friend Jenn’s 2 beautiful daughters on ohdeedoh!! Your heart will possibly melt:)

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26

Aug

2008

So I was just browsing Apartment Therapy’s Ohdeedoh for a couple purposes (hint hint JL) and I saw this room. Oh my goodness! I am always (seriously) on the search for the perfect little girls bedroom. It needs to have the perfect balance of pink, girliness, quirkiness and a little bit of fluff. This room fits the bill!

 

25

Aug

2008


The latest issue of Elle Decor is my pick for Magazine Monday. I already posted on Nanette Lepore’s home designed by Jonathan Adler which is spectacular. I also love Nate Berkus’s Chicago home. All in all go get this issue!

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25

Aug

2008

Good Morning! Lets begin the week by examining this room. What do you think? Are you seeing purple this season??

 

22

Aug

2008

Have you checked out Nanette Lepore’s home in Elle Decor? Well, if you haven’t here are a few photos to enjoy.






Elle Decor

 

There a certain people who love textile design. Then there are those who love to design furniture. And then there are those who just design rooms. What about the ones who do it all! Like the Day’s?? Yes.
The furniture designer Robin Day and his textile designer wife Lucienne made a huge statement in British Design after World War 2. They pioneered a new modern idiom and are still Britain’s most celebrated design couple. Read there amazing bio here.

The Days
The Days living room in London.
Sunrise Fabric, 1969
Hillestack Chair, 1950

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20

Aug

2008

I thought this would be a great room to view today:) It is so bright and cheery. I love all the gorgeous moldings and the vinyl wallpaper that resembles grass cloth. This entryway is simply fantastic!
Point Click Home

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19

Aug

2008

La La Lovely (lovely blog I might add) posted about this home last Wednesday and I became completely smitten:) I had no idea that I would love Tori Spelling’s home so much. I have never watched her reality show so I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon these photos. Does anyone know who her interior designer is??








 

19

Aug

2008

As the demand for amazing antiques and fine art grow people need simple easy ways to access such things. That is why Bond & Bowery is fantastic. Father and son team Ben and Elliot Spaisman founded B&B and have had quite a bit of success since its beginning. The site now offers goods from about 60 U.S. and London dealers, including a dozen in the DC area. You can read more about B&B here.
Reverie Antiques & Decor
Swank Lighting
Rue Auber
Autrefois Antiques

 

18

Aug

2008

Today’s Magazine Monday is dedicated to Septembers issue of Domino. This issue is filled with bright and bold ideas. The front cover sets the tone for what you will find inside. British designer Matthew Williamson’s home is a melting pot of color, patterns, textiles and a plethora of styles. Vanessa Bruno’s home is simple, clean and stylish. My favorite space is Tori Mellott’s 450 square foot apartment. She got her inspiration for her calm beige and gray space from Tom Delavan’s home.
The vanity + stool write up previewed a collection of adorable pairs! I give this issue 2 SimplyGrove thumbs up!

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18

Aug

2008

Traditional Home featured a renovated ’50 ranch house, decorated by interior designers Laura Forbes Carlin and Alison Forbes. What they did in the children’s spaces is so cute!! I found this photo via ohdeedoh.