December 1, 2015

Accent chair inspiration via simply grove

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There’s just something about a great chair, isn’t there? When my husband and I moved into our new home over a year ago, we bought a vintage mid-century chair (much like the one above) from a local furniture store and, to this day, it’s my favorite seat in the house. More than just providing extra seating for our living room, it has that perfect combination of character and comfort that we were looking for. Plus, it’s just the right shape for curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee….definitely a winner, if you ask me. If you, too, are on the hunt for that perfect accent chair, keep reading for some of my favorite choices…


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I love a good vintage leather chair, especially in this rich cognac color. This type of chair works well with a number of different styles, and the deep, comfortable seat makes it an ideal choice for living room seating. If you’re lucky enough to find two, snatch them up! Finds like these don’t come along every day.


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The Toro Lounge Chair from Blu Dot has long been a favorite of mine. There’s almost something sculptural about it. Its slender shape and lightweight design make it a great option for smaller apartments and tight corners.


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If you’re one of the lucky ones with lots of natural lighting in your bedroom, couldn’t you just imagine soaking up some rays in this gorgeous hanging chair? Talk about cozy reading nook. I also love that the transparent birdcage design prevents the chair from taking up too much visual space in the room.


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A great butterfly chair will never steer you wrong. An accent chair that looks this good and has the ability to be easily folded up and stored away is an asset, to be sure. This is the perfect choice if you want to have extra seating on hand when company arrives.


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Of course this list wouldn’t be complete without the iconic Eames Lounge Chair. With its unmistakable shape and comfort factor, this chair has maintained its popularity for good reason. The original does come with a hefty price tag but, fortunately, there are plenty of replicas out there if you’re looking for something a bit more affordable.

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November 25, 2015

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Parents. You will love this site for kids decor. Nobodinoz has some fabulous furniture pieces and decor items. Check out their site here.

Teepee blue scales, toy storage pink honey sparks, metropolis grey bed, white wooden night stand, bowling, bean bag white stars.

November 24, 2015

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We live in a 1947 bungalow with beautiful wood windows. I don’t like covering windows like these up, so I opted for shades that can go up and disappear during the day and cover the windows at night. Cellular Window Shades had exactly what I needed for a nice price. I have them in my bedroom, so I wanted them to be blackout for those bright summer mornings. I am so pleased with my decision!

Shop Cellular Window Shades here.

November 21, 2015

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If you live in Boise, come see me at the Wintry Market today and tomorrow! Along with 60+ vendors, Simply Grove is selling stuff to style your house with, including macrame awesomeness, ornaments and decor items. SEE YOU SOON!

November 19, 2015

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I recently did a small makeover in my living room. The hard part about this space is that it’s small, so certain pieces of furniture can make it feel even smaller. The ceilings are not very high either, so I have to be creative with height and scale. I found pieces that are lower to the ground, but they don’t lack in scale and width, which is important when you are entertaining guests. No one wants to sit in a mini chair.

I’ve owned this grey chair for a few years now. It’s super comfy, low to the ground and really wide. Everything I need in this living room. This sofa is also low to the ground. It’s actually quite smaller than our previous sofa. But we’ve turned our downstairs into our lounge area with two sofas, so we are good upstairs.

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I kept up my art gallery because I LOVE ART GALLERIES. I added a few new pieces, including the poster from Parabo Press. I actually took that picture in Florence and had it printed and mounted with a wooden rail, all from Parabo Press. It’s one of my favorite details!

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I am always collecting accessories to style with. These are all items that have been moved from room to room. I never get tired of them because I constantly use them in new vignettes.

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My dog, the photo bomber.

One item that I  definitely needed a different solution for was the rug. My previous rug was too large for this space and way too light. (The living room is right off of the front door, so the far corner got trashed with dirt.) This beautiful rug from Solo Rugs is the perfect size and texture for this room. It’s a silk and wool rug that emphasizes a modern take on Ikat, art nouveau and traditional small-scale designs. It’s perfection. And the size makes the room feel bigger!

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If you need some good pottery, try thrifting for it! I have found so many great pieces that are original, with signatures from the artists themselves. Everything you see here has been thrifted. I found that marble block at a thrift store and I use it everywhere! Yes, it is a hunt but a hunt well worth it.


Coffee TableBeatnik
Side Table– Target {Last Year}
Table LampNEB Brass Lamp from Tictail
RugSolo Rugs
ChairFashion For Home
Pillows– Pink- By Mölle, Grid- Society6, Marble- Pencil Me In at Society6
Art– Black and White- Jaime Derringer from Minted, Poster- Parabo Press, Framed Instagram- Framebridge
Diamond on mantel45 Wall Design
Cement candlestick holder on mantelAnthropologie
Basket on coffee tableLocal and Lejos
Pottery on coffee tableBeatnik
Small pottery on side tableMullox Studios

Everything else is either thrifted or purchased at markets and flea markets.

November 18, 2015

winter pillow

My Scandinavian Home

I love bringing a hint of Christmas into each room of our home and my bedroom is one of my favorites. I am a bit picky and I’m not crazy about the green and red combo. For my bedroom i like to keep things a little more simple. If i do end up adding red or green around the home, the red mainly stays in the kitchen with a few pops here and there and I prefer nature to takes its course when it comes to the green.

I don’t go crazy on my bedroom but i give it just enough christmas love to make it feel like the holidays. I always opt for Christmas throw pillows. I love black and white pillows because they’re timeless and I can store them away each year and continue to reuse them. What better way to bring in the holiday cheer.

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Christmas pillow

Lekker Fris

And the dapper thing about b/w is you can stack and stack without really putting much thought.

wall figures


Using wall figures in your bedrooms is a genius way to incorporate winter. Washi tape is a japanese masking tape that is simple to decorate your space with. You can choose from a plethora of different colors and find a superfluous amount of DIY’s to add to any room in your home. Winterize your master bedroom with a more classy looking figurine and allow your kids’ to get their creative juices flowing with their own design ideas.

mini christmas tree



I think you’d all agree that there is nothing more christmassy than a tree and christmas lights. Mini trees not only add greenery to your bedroom but you get the irresistible pine tree smell that no candle can compare too. You can add lights to pretty much anywhere. Bundle them, string them, add them to your headboard, etc. As long as you’re happy no one can tell you otherwise.


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And last but most certainly not last your sheets and covers. I’m gonna be honest, I am not the most excited about reindeer, santa, snowflakes sheets, just because I feel like there are so many more ways you can adorn your space. I love integrating greys and stripes as my main covers.

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November 17, 2015

Kitchen by deVOL via simply grove

This shaker kitchen from deVOL has my heartstrings. Is it not gorgeous?!?! The Victoria Road NW6 Kitchen by deVOL has hammered copper sinks, luxurious Belgian Blue Fossil worktops and amazing Carrara marble backsplash. This kitchen just screams style and class. See and read more here.

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Kitchen by deVOL via simply grove

Kitchen by deVOL via simply grove

Kitchen by deVOL via simply grove


Front Door Makeover via simply grove

I’m as much about the exterior of a home as I am about the interior! Just like shoes can say a lot about a person, the front door can say a lot about your house. It can describe your style, your hospitality, even your cleanliness. Too far? Sometimes not. I am all about thinking outside of the box and choosing colors and wood tones that are not obvious choices. I’ve teamed up with Kelly-Moore Paints to give this 1960’s mid century dream house a fresh new coat of paint on the front door.

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You can see above that the previous color was a deep chartreuse tone. Totally great in it’s own right, but I wanted to give this home a nice, clean look that felt more pale rather than bright. I chose Reflection Pool (KM5010) because of it’s soothing pastel blue tone. I was inspired by some of the amazing Palm Spring abodes and their fantastic pale doors. My clients, who live in Boise, have a very Palm Spring vibe to their home, so I wanted to compliment that as much as I could.

Front Door Makeover via simply grove

Front Door Makeover via simply grove

I got only the best with Kelly-Moore Paints. The finish was fantastic and it covered perfectly!

Front Door Makeover via simply grove

Front Door Makeover via simply grove

When the light reflects on the door in the evening, it has a fantastic ombre look. I appreciate that…!

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Watch this video by Kelly-Moore Paints to learn how to paint your front door.


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I know, I know. Christmas isn’t here yet. BUT you need to be inspired so when you start decking the halls, you have a game plan….right?? With the help of Martha Stewart and this years collection at Home Depot, I’ve created a simple mantel design that anyone can do. It’s a great look for both a small space and a larger space. And it’s easy peasy!

First up I centered the Alaskan Spruce artificial wreath on the mantel. One thing to note about this wreathe is that I formed a more square look. It actually comes perfectly round. I then displayed some short and tall candlestick and holders that I already owned around the wreath. I anchored the mantel on each side using these fun standing reindeer, which made my kids very very happy. To finish up the look, I hung these Winter’s Wonder ornaments along the mantel. I used simple tacks that I attached underneath so that you don’t see holes.

It’s a simple, fun look that can be enjoyed by adults and children!

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Shop the entire Martha Stewart Holiday Collection at Home Depot here.

November 12, 2015

Fall Mantel Inspiration via Simply Grove

Image: Little Green Notebook

Let’s talk fall inspired mantels! Even with the winter months quickly approaching, there’s still time to enjoy a little cozy autumn goodness before we break out the ornaments and snow globes. I, for one, prefer to take more of a subtle approach to fall styling, relying more on colors, warm textures, plants, and florals to create the right feel. But, with that being said, I also love cute little pumpkins and sweet pinecone garlands. Whatever your style preference is, I think the key is to find a few great elements and stick with them rather than throwing everything in the mix. If you’re looking for a few examples, these fall friendly mantels hit just the right notes….


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There are those little pumpkins I was talking about! Adding a single row of them to a white fireplace really makes the perfect color statement, especially when displayed with a brass mirror and simple wreath.


Image: Coco + Kelley

Even if you don’t have a working fireplace, you can still find ways to warm up your space during the fall season. This faux fireplace is all about cozy textiles like knitted pillows, sweater blankets, and a fluffy sheepskin rug.


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These gold-dipped feathers are such a great take on a modern fall garland. Pairing it with white pumpkins keeps with the neutral, minimal theme.


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Why not add some autumn color to your faux fireplace with the help of a little fabric? This one gets the bohemian treatment with a vibrant scarf, woven baskets, and brass candleholders.


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There’s so much to love about this bright mantel…desert plants in tiny terracotta pots, pumpkins galore, and don’t even get me started on that yarn tassel garland. I may just be making one of those for next year.

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The holidays are fast approaching. Like FAST. For most people, that means lots of hosting and guests (welcomed and unwelcomed) staying over. It also means stocking the house with supplies upon supplies. This is usually when I make one large trip to the grocery store to buy large packs of paper products, gallons of laundry detergent and rejoice in my purchases.

Cottonelle has made things easy for all of us by creating the Mega 4-in-1 Roll. It seriously
takes a long time to run out, which is needed during the holidays. Bravo Cottonelle! I’ve partnered with Cottenelle to give you a few simple ideas to keep your bathroom clean, toilet paper friendly and ready for guests.

1. Display pretty lotion and bath bubble bottles that guests can use themselves.

2. Stack your TP in a pyramid when storing them in the open.

3. Place a multipurpose cleaner or wipes in reach for when you need to do a quick clean.

4. Plants can quickly brighten up a bathroom. If you don’t have much counter space, hang one near a window.

5. Choose a dark bathmat to disguise dirt and stains.

6. Trash cans with lids are much easier to keep care of rather than open trash cans.

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Let’s enjoy the holidays and let Cottonelle take care of our bathroom needs….:)

This post is sponsored by Cottonelle. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible.

November 5, 2015

Radio station makeover via simply grove

A few months back, Boise’s KISS FM reached out to me about doing a studio mini makeover. I immediately jumped at the chance of creating a cool vibe in one of my favorite radio stations. So without ripping out anything major, we added new paint, wallpaper, furniture and accessories. We wanted to make this a hip space for when KISS FM hosts awesome artists and guests.

KISS FM has a short video of the process over on their blog. Warning- you will see lots of dancing and painting…. and dancing. (You can see it here.)

I want to thank all of the amazing sponsors that helped make this room awesome sauce!

Boise Mural– Morgan Wolf Design

Paint– Glidden Paint

Drapes Budget Blinds

Desk Chairs– Echelon Fine Home

Lounge Chairs– Beatnik Vintage

Pendant Lights– Alloway Commercial Lighting

Wallpaper– Tempaper designed by Bobby Berk


See before and after images below.


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Radio station makeover via simply grove

Radio station makeover via simply grove

Radio station makeover via simply grove

Radio station makeover via simply grove

Radio station makeover via simply grove

Radio station makeover via simply grove

Radio station makeover via simply grove

Radio station makeover via simply grove

Radio station makeover via simply grove

Morgan Wolf of Morgan Wolf Design free handed this amazing mural of Boise. This is definitely the highlight of this studio!


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You rock, KISS FM!


November 4, 2015

Thanksgiving Tablescape via Simply Grove

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Now that October has come to an end, the holiday season is officially in full swing and I couldn’t be happier about it. Thanksgiving, in particular, has always ranked high on my list of favorites. There’s something so special about gathering around a beautifully decorated table with the people you love, sharing a delicious meal, and simply expressing gratitude. It’s the best, really. And, if you’re like me, styling the table is one of the highlights. It doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated. Sometimes choosing one striking element, like stringing colorful fall leaves above the table, is just the thing to set the mood for an incredible meal. If you’re looking for more table inspiration, check out these beautiful images below…


Image: The Effortless Chic

There are moments when you have to let the food speak for itself. In this case, the turkey acts as the centerpiece, surrounded by side dishes, subtle greenery and votives. Simple and perfect.


Image: Design Love Fest

How gorgeous is this modern, fall inspired wreath? The added benefit of this beauty is you could literally leave it hanging up all season long even after you take the foliage down. Step-by-step instructions for creating your own version are available here.


Image: Sarah Sherman Samuel

I love the idea of pairing black and white plates with copper flatware. The result is super chic and eye-catching without being overstated. And the sweet, handwritten place card keeps things from feeling too stuffy.


Image: Spoon Fork Bacon

Speaking of place cards, these mini rosemary wreaths are just about perfect in my book. They come together in minutes with the help of a little floral wire and kitchen twine. I’m all about handcrafted touches that are both stylish AND easy!


Image: Courtney Khail Watercolors styled shoot via Style Me Pretty

If you were thinking of putting your succulents away until next spring, don’t! When paired with the right accents, like a simple white table runner and gold dipped wine glasses, they can add an elegant, sophisticated vibe to any Thanksgiving meal.

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October 30, 2015

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Clients are constantly asking me what in the world do they do with their windows. Should they leave them simple or add pattern and texture to them. This question should be followed up with “what is your style”? If you are a minimalist by nature, leaving them plain is a good option. But if you love color and texture, you by all means should add a little something to your windows.

Prospect + Vine emphasizes on textile.  They aim to make home decorating projects fun, accessible, and affordable. They also believe that windows should be a focal point in every room. They are dedicated to helping customers inspire their own personal style. Curtains provide a unique opportunity to do just that. New curtains can immediately change a space and both bring warmth and style. Curtain quality and style are extremely important at Prospect + Vine.  Their collections feature updated classics, modern patterns, and clean silhouettes. With a broad variety of fabrics to choose from, curtains are sewn and sold in pairs instead of single panels to ensure perfectly matched and equally measured curtains. Prospect + Vine also offers an exclusive hemming service to customize the length of the curtains. PERFECTION!

We all love a an expert that knows what they are doing, right?? “Ask the Expert” offers direct access to the Prospect + Vine design team who are available to offer complimentary design advice for any decorating dilemma, from practical tips to design recommendations.

Prospect + Vine carry an assortment of items other than curtains, including drapery, shades, bedding, lighting, rugs, furniture, and home decor. Check out some of my favorite items below.

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How to PRE-decorate for Christmas via Simply Grove

Are you excited to decorate for the holidays but not entirely ready to display a Christmas tree quite yet? I have several friends (you know who you are) that have already decorated their entire house for Christmas! I have other friends that refuse to even decorate using greenery until the middle of December. I personally prefer splashing the holidays around my home starting November 1st. I figure that Christmas goes by in the blink of an eye, so I want to start enjoying it quickly. With the help of West Elm (and a fabulous basket from Nate Berkus for Target) we have pulled together a few decorative items that will help your house go from normal to holiday ready.

How to pre-decorate for the holidays via simply grove


How to pre-decorate for the holidays via simply grove


How to pre-decorate for the holidays via simply grove