Artifact Uprising via simply grove

Artifact Uprising via simply grove

Artifact Uprising via simply grove

Artifact Uprising via simply grove

Do you have loads of pictures that you don’t know what to do with? My camera roll is full of memories that I want to showcase but I don’t want tons of frames on my mantel…..ya know?! I love the Square Prints from Artifact Uprising. These bordered paper prints with high quality, textured matte-finish, are downloaded straight from your device and sent to your home. One set includes 25 images and can be downloaded from Instagram, VSCO, your photo gallery, your computer or dropbox.

It’s endless how you can display these prints. You can create a collage similar to the one that we created by attaching the prints to your wall with tape. Or you could fill a coffee table book with the images. Many many options!

BEST NEWS EVER! You can order one set of 25 prints for FREE! Just use the code SIMPLYGROVE25 at checkout from now until April 29th. (Shipping is not included.) Either shop online or download their app. Thank you Artifact Uprising for being so awesome.

 
April 14, 2016

Decorate with blue via Simply Grove written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: The Design Chaser

Good news for all you blue lovers out there! This color is having a major moment right now. I see it cropping up everywhere these days, from accent walls to cabinetry. And it isn’t just one shade in particular. Turquoise, powder blue, navy, and everything in between seems to be sharing the spotlight. The thing I really love about blue is that it pairs so well with other neutrals. Honestly, it’s one of the first choices I gravitate towards when I’m wanting to add color to any given space. If you, too, are feeling the blues (in a good way), take a peek at some of my favorite ways to incorporate this lovely color into your home…

 

Decorate with blue via Simply Grove written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: Apartment Therapy

I’ll take a set of these powder blue dining chairs, please. Paired against a pale backdrop of white walls and a light wood floor, this one simple color addition makes an instant design statement.

Decorate with blue via Simply Grove written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: Deluxe Catalog

A row of beautiful glass jars in varying shades of blue does wonders for this neutral sideboard. Add in the chevron patterned rug and you’ve got a match made in heaven.

Decorate with blue via Simply Grove written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: Halcyon House

This bathroom is speaking my love language. Nothing makes a white tub pop like a stunning tile floor. Adding in warmer elements, like a rustic stool and brass hardware, keeps the space from feeling too cool and sterile.

Decorate with blue via Simply Grove written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: Style by Emily Henderson

A baby blue Smeg fridge just belongs in an all white kitchen, wouldn’t you agree? It’s retro and modern all at the same time. And also really, really cute.

Decorate with blue via Simply Grove written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: Style Me Pretty

This dreamy print, you guys! I can’t get enough of it. In a neutral frame, set against a minty wall and a dark sideboard…well, I’ll just leave it at that.

Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

 

COLOR via Simply Grove

Image: VT Wonen

Choosing the perfect color in a bedroom can be intimidating. You don’t want to choose something that you will get tired of quickly. Using colorful linens is the perfect solution. You can change them out at anytime. Here are a few beautiful bedrooms that illustrate just how easy it is to introduce color in your linens and bed pillows.

Also, if you are shopping for new linens, below are a few of my favorite sites that have a wide variety of colors and sizes.

+Flaneur +Authenticity 50 +BedFace +Sachi +Coyuchi +Barn and Willow

COLOR in the bedroom via Simply Grove

Image: ELLE Decoration

COLOR in the bedroom via Simply Grove

Image: Home Adore

COLOR in the bedroom via Simply Grove

Image: Norsu Interiors

COLOR in the bedroom via Simply Grove

Image: Mim Design

 

Styling your kitchen with Wolf via simply grove

I am not the worlds best chef. In fact, I don’t cook that often. My husband does most of the cooking in our home. But, just because I don’t enjoy cooking doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy filling my kitchen with the very best. Wolf Gourmet reached out to me about their cookware set and I quickly jumped at the chance to review this stunning set. Wolf Gourmet always does it right, and this is no exception. Constructed from stainless steel and aluminum with a heavy-duty 7-ply construction, Wolf Gourmet’s cookware provides quick, even heating and superior heat retention. These are lifetime pieces! They also provide a manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty, so they really are forever pieces. I give them a giant two thumbs up!

SG contributor, Janna Smith, put them to use and made a yummy potato dish. You can find the entire recipe below.

I would love to gift one of you with an 8-Quart Stockpot with lid ($429.99 value). Simply comment anything you’d like, below. I will choose one winner. US residents only, please. Giveaway will be open through April 11th at midnight. GOOD LUCK!!

Congrats Peter D! You have won the WOLF Giveaway!! Email me at simplygrove22@gmail.com.

Styling your kitchen with Wolf via simply grove

Styling your kitchen with Wolf via simply grove

Styling your kitchen with Wolf via simply grove

Styling your kitchen with Wolf via simply grove

Ingredients:

1 lb tri-colored potatoes
2 tbsp spoon fresh rosemary
1/3 stick butter
4 cloves of garlic
1/2 medium white onion
1/2 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp pepper
1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions:

  • Wash and dry potatoes. cut in halves or quarters.
  • Fill pot with water just barely covering potatoes.
  • Once water comes to a boil leave potatoes for about 10-12 or until easily pierced with knife, add salt to your water here.
  • While water is boiling, mince garlic, pull leaves off rosemary sprig, dice half onion
  • Place garlic and butter in microwave for a minute
  • Add tablespoon of olive oil to a pan and sear the onion until golden brown
  • Potatoes should be done at this point. drain potatoes and add to pan with onion.
  • After adding potatoes, add the melted butter and garlic and fresh rosemary.
  • Add cracked pepper and more salt if needed.
  • Toss potatoes so everything is evenly coated
  • Ready to eat.

Styling your kitchen with Wolf via simply grove

Styling your kitchen with Wolf via simply grove

Styling your kitchen with Wolf via simply grove

Shop Wolf Gourmet here.

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Annabode + Co Spotlight via Simply Grove

Image: Design Sponge

One of our favorite things to do here at Simply Grove is to highlight the work of those we admire. And today we’re doing just that! I recently stumbled upon the Instagram account of Anna Smith, lead designer behind Annabode +Co., and I could not stop scrolling through her feed. Particularly when it came to pictures of the home she and her husband, Austin, are remodeling in Denver, Colorado. The kitchen alone is amazing and was recently featured on Design Sponge a few months back. This project was a major fixer-upper and the before & afters will blow your mind! If you want to check out all of the images, be sure to take a look here. As for the rest of Anna’s terrific work, I’m sharing just a few of my favorites below…

Annabode + Co Spotlight via Simply Grove

Annabode + Co Spotlight via Simply Grove

Image: Design Sponge

Annabode + Co Spotlight via Simply Grove

Annabode + Co Spotlight via Simply Grove

Annabode + Co Spotlight via Simply Grove

*Unless otherwise noted, all images are courtesy of Annabode + Co.

Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

 

Little girls bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

A few weeks ago, one of my bestie’s hired me to style her two young daughters shared bedroom. She already had most everything to use. She just needed someone to style and put everything together, which is always my cup of tea! She wanted a whimsical little girls bedroom, with modern details, that can transition well when the girls get a little older. So after discussing and looking through what she had, we tackled this room and created a fun yet elegant space.

One of my favorite details in the room is the bedding. The Emily & Meritt Bed of Roses duvet from PB Teen is a showstopper. We paired it with simple quilts and sheepskin pillows. The elegant details on the white metal bed frames from 9 by Novogratz at Walmart (amazing price point, btw) work perfectly with the bedding.

Now, let’s talk about that wall hanging! In the midst of the art gallery, I displayed this gorgeous macrame from Aletheia Designs. The texture of the macrame breaks up frames and brings some much needed contrast. This is another piece that is very budget friendly and needs to be in your home!

Below are a few other details that made this space come together quickly-

+ Stylish bedding that still feels whimsical.

+ A variety of colorful art for a simple art gallery.

+ Playful ceramics that can be used as decorative accents.

+ Plants, because plants can be used everywhere.

+ Meaningful items that take a space from normal to special.

Little Girls Bedroom Makeover via Simply Grove

Little Girls Bedroom Makeover via Simply Grove

Little Girls Bedroom Makeover via Simply Grove

Little Girls Bedroom Makeover via Simply Grove

Little Girls Bedroom Makeover via Simply Grove

Little Girls Bedroom Makeover via Simply Grove

Little Girls bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Little Girls Bedroom Makeover via Simply Grove

Little girls bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Little Girls Bedroom Makeover via Simply Grove

Little girls bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Images: Kirsten Grove

More Sources- Macrame Wall HangingBedding, Metal Beds, Side Table, Lounge Chair.

 
April 5, 2016

Haiku Home Fan via simply grove

Boise summers get really REALLY hot. So hot that you won’t find many homes without AC or a good variety of fans. Fans are not the most fashionable accessory for a home. They can seem clunky and awkward. The moment I received news about the Haiku L Series Fan, I knew that I would have a lot of happy clients and readers who are on the search for the perfect fan. So, here you go friends!  The Haiku L Series Fan, which comes in black or white, does exactly what it’s supposed to do. It gives off a nice breeze in your space but doesn’t take away from the beauty of your home. We installed the Haiku L Series Fan in white in SG contributor Janna Smith’s bedroom. I love the juxtaposition of the ceiling medallion (not included) with the fan. It’s modern meets classic, which is a beautiful thing.

The 52-inch L series delivers amazing quality that Haiku is known at a budget friendly cost. Below are a few of the awesome features.

  • When paired with the wall control, SenseME technology is enabled. SenseME utilizes motion, humidity, and temperature sensors to automatically adjust fan speed for maximum comfort  and efficiency.
  • Built-in LED featuring 16 brightness settings.
  • Sound-chamber tested for silence and hand-balanced for wobble free operation.

Haiku Home Fan via simply grove

Haiku Home Fan via simply grove

Haiku Home Fan via simply grove

Haiku Home Fan via simply grove

Haiku Home Fan via simply grove

See, you can have a super stylish space WITH a super stylish fan!

Shop the Haiku L Series Fan here.

 
March 30, 2016

Spring Decorating by Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

Image: Country Living

Spring is finally here! And thank goodness for that. Not that I don’t like our brisk and snowy winters here in Idaho…they’re beautiful in their own right. But after several months of frigid temps and shorter, darker days, spring is always a welcome (and warm) change. And when that change finally does come around, I jump at the chance to bring a little bit of the outside in. This is the time open up those windows, clear out the clutter, and stock up on all the pretty houseplants your heart desires. Looking for more spring decorating ideas? Here are a few of my go-to tips…

Spring decorating by Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

Image: Passion Shake

Brightening up the living room is a great place to start. Change out heavy textiles and pillows with lighter fabrics and airy patterns. Art prints that mix neutrals and pretty pastels add a nice touch.

Spring decorating by Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

Image: My Scandinavian Home

It goes without saying, but if there was ever a time for fresh flowers in your home this is it! The minute tulips and peonies start cropping up in the markets, you can bet I have a vase of them sitting on my dining room table. Gotta enjoy these beauties while they last.

Spring decorating by Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

Image: A Beautiful Mess

These shelves are everything. What better way to bring some color to the walls than with a fun mix of plants and a few bright copper watering cans? Yes and yes.

Spring decorating by Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

Image: My Scandinavian Home

Organization really is key when it comes to spring decorating. Neatly stacked books, neutral storage boxes, and thoughtfully styled art pieces makes this living space feel clean, calm, and serene.

Spring decorating by Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

Image: Design Sponge

Simple is best when it comes to spring bedrooms. Opt for crisp, light bedding with rich accents, like this moroccan pouf and cowhide rug, to balance things out. And, of course, don’t forget to add a great plant to the bedside table.

Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

 
March 29, 2016

KASSATEX bathroom accessories via Simply Grove

Bathrooms can be one of the funnest spaces to style. Who doesn’t want a spa like experience in their bathroom? When I style a bathroom, I like to keep things light and airy, using natural materials. Below are a few of my favorite accessories to style a bathroom with.

+Plants.

+Simple and stylish branded bottles.

+Candles.

+Wooden trays and bowls.

+Marble.

+Ceramics for jewelry.

+Tea towels.

I’m not normally drawn to bathroom accessory sets, but when I first saw the Pietra Collection from Kassatex, I fell deeply in love. I wanted ALL OF IT! Who doesn’t love marble and rose gold?? And each piece can be styled with a plethora of other accessories. I used the entire collection in this modern bathroom that I designed last year. The marble works great with the neutral scheme in this bathroom.

KASSATEX bathroom accessories via Simply Grove

KASSATEX bathroom accessories via Simply Grove

KASSATEX bathroom accessories via Simply Grove

KASSATEX bathroom accessories via Simply Grove

KASSATEX bathroom accessories via Simply Grove

Shop all of Kassatex here.

 
March 24, 2016

Sachi Bedding via simply grove

When styling a modern bedroom, I love the look of less is more. There are a few simple components that are needed for every bedroom. These include-

+Good quality bedding. +Bedside lighting. +Bedside tables. +Art. +Plants.

These components cover the bed area and will allow your room to have a finished look. And when considering these details, stay with neutral tones for a minimalist look, or go colorful for a bold look. And if you are going to spend a lot on one item, choose bedding.

If you open up my linen closet, you will find stacks of sheets and duvets. I am always looking for the best brand with the softest feel and highest thread count. Let me introduce you to SACHI. SACHI bedding is made of 100% Extra Long Staple Cotton, true 500 TC Sateen weave, and is completely eco-friendly. Their collections are carefully curated to have a stylish modern aesthetic and colors that can be easily mixed and matched. The quality is unbelievable and the price is even better.

 

Sachi Bedding via simply grove

Sachi Bedding via simply grove

For this bed that I styled, I chose the Gray duvet cover and Dune sheet set. Both can be mixed and matched with other colors and patterns. Purchase your own today and use the coupon code SIMPLYGROVE for $25 off any Sheet Set valid until April 30th 2016. And if you want to try out the colors in your space, order free swatches here. Cheers to that!

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Shop SACHI here.

 
March 23, 2016

Honeywell Lyrics thermostat via simply grove

This post was sponsored by Honeywell. All opinions are my own. Thank you
for allowing me to continue to do what I love and share what I love!​

A well designed home does not need to skimp on the simple details. This even includes the thermostat. Have you ever just tried to ignore the look of your thermostat? I mean, it provides what it needs to provide, so why should we be concerned about what it looks like?

Well, lucky for us, Honeywell has created the Lyric Round Wi-Fi, Thermostat and it’s PERFECT!

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Not only is it aesthetically perfect, but the Lyric thermostat makes everything conveniently perfect. You can control it from your bed, the couch, even the bathroom. All you do is adjust the temperature on
the Lyric app right from your smartphone or tablet. It is so easy to use! No need to wake up freezing cold and wish that your arm was long enough to adjust the temperature. When you set up HomeKit, you can simply talk to Siri and let her know that you want the heat on.

We installed the Lyric in Simply Groves’ contributor, Mindy Bucklew’s Mid-Century home. It couldn’t look any cooler in this space! Her home is modern and clean, so the Lyric is a match made in heaven.This thermostat’s look is adaptable, meaning you could use it in a traditional space or a modern space. Whatever style, it will shine!

A few favorite details to point out-

  1. The installation is easy and to the point, which always makes life a
    little better.
  2. Lyric does something called geofencing. When you connect the thermostat to Wi-Fi and a smartphone, you can set it to adjust to your preferred temperature when you’re at home and for savings when you’re out — automatically.
  3. The Lyric app is super easy to use.
  4. The Lyric can tell the difference between different weather climate factors such as humidity and adjust accordingly.

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Honeywell Lyrics thermostat via simply grove

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via simply grove

Honeywell Lyrics thermostat via simply grove

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Shop the Lyric thermostat here.

This post was sponsored by Honeywell. All opinions are my own. Thank you
for allowing me to continue to do what I love and share what I love!​

 
March 22, 2016

Open Shelving tips via simply grove

Image: My Ideal Home

Open shelving seems to be cropping up everywhere these days — in our kitchens, dining rooms, and even our bathrooms. In an era when small space living is being embraced by so many, people are searching for design solutions that will take a room from feeling cramped and closed-off to open and airy. And, let’s be honest, designers are having a heyday styling these babies…seriously, vignettes galore! As I’m sure you can guess, I’m a huge fan of the trend, especially in kitchens. There’s really no better way to display your favorite dinnerware, copper pots, and wooden cutting boards. Sure, you may have to do a bit of extra dusting but, c’mon, you know it’s worth it….

Open Shelving tips via simply grove

Image: The Design Chaser

These charcoal shelves are brilliant. I love that the double lip design allows for storage on top of each shelf, as well as inside. And that gorgeous, dark color really makes every element stand out…even the glassware.

Open Shelving tips via simply grove

Image: Dwell

Sometimes the best rule of thumb is to stick to the two M’s….minimal and monochromatic. Keeping things super simple can often be the most visually interesting.

Open Shelving tips via simply grove

Image: Greige Design

How perfect is the idea of matching the shelf color to the wall? It almost appears as if this pristine collection of white dinnerware is floating in space. And the color combo of deep blue, bright white, and natural wood is spot on.

Open Shelving tips via simply grove

Image: Smitten Studio

When it comes to open shelving, placement is everything. Group like things together, vary the height of your groupings across the shelf, and always allow for a bit of space in between. You can’t lose.

Open Shelving tips via simply grove

Image: Oh Happy Day

Brass wishbone brackets, a towering wall of white subway tile, and a collection of dishes in the prettiest muted colors you ever did see. It’s a mashup of modern-meets-classic-European chic and I’m all about it. Incorporating tried and true design elements with newer trends will never steer you wrong.

Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

 

 

Spotlight- Sharon Montrose via Simply Grove

Ever since I mentioned my affinity for one of Sharon Montrose’s gorgeous prints in my last post, it got me thinking about how much I love her work in general. Sharon is an amazing commercial photographer specializing in animals, and her long list of clients includes major brands such as Iams, Target, and Warner Brothers, to name a few. But aside from her impressive commercial work, I’m a huge fan of her animal series photographs. More often than not, these simplistic, playful prints can be found in kids’ room and nurseries but, as you’ll see below, they work equally well in grown up spaces, too. A few years ago, Sharon and her team began the Nursery Project, a series of high-design spaces that are intended to inspire her customers. Seriously, these rooms are incredible! I’m sharing just a few of my favorites here, along with some other living spaces that I love, but be sure to check out more on The Animal Print Shop blog.

Spotlight- Sharon Montrose via Simply Grove

Spotlight- Sharon Montrose via Simply Grove

Spotlight- Sharon Montrose via Simply Grove

Spotlight- Sharon Montrose via Simply Grove

Spotlight- Sharon Montrose via Simply Grove

Image:Smitten Studio

Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

*Unless otherwise noted, all images are courtesy of The Animal Print Shop.

 
March 15, 2016

House Tour via Simply Grove

Via: Stadshem Photography: Jonas Berg

Cool, calm and collective describes this neutral home. The kitchen is definitely my favorite space. The lighting had me at hello!! See the entire studio here.

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

 
March 10, 2016

Dining Room Love by Mindy Bucklew via Simply Grove

Image: Design Milk

We’ve featured some pretty amazing kitchens over the last few months, but let’s talk dining rooms today. Personally, I love the versatility of this space — you can opt for a patterned rug or a bare floor, a matching set of chairs or an interesting mix, a dramatic chandelier or a simple pendant — the choice is up to you and the options are practically endless. And let’s not forget the transformative power of an eye-catching piece of artwork on the wall. This buffalo print, featured above, is one of my absolute favorites and it really makes the room, don’t you think? If you’re ready for more dining room inspo, check out these beauties below…

Dining Room Love by Mindy Bucklew via Simply Grove

Image: Ideat

This dining space is all about the mix. I’m loving the combination of the rustic table with the Eames dowel-leg chairs and the matte black pendants. Incredible wooden beams on the ceiling never hurt matters, either.

Dining Room Love by Mindy Bucklew via Simply Grove

Image: A House in the Hills

Want to know the quickest way to add a bit of luxe to your dining chairs? Add a sheepskin throw! Not only does it dress things up, it also makes a wire mesh chair infinitely more comfortable. Bonus.

Dining Room Love by Mindy Bucklew via Simply Grove

Image: Anna Bode

Ok, this cactus is pretty impressive, am I right? We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again….plants make ALL the difference.

Dining Room Love by Mindy Bucklew via Simply Grove

Image: Pelle Lundquist

And speaking of plants, how great is this floral splash of pink against a simple white table and neutral wishbone chairs? It’s the perfect contrast between pale and vibrant.

Dining Room Love by Mindy Bucklew via Simply Grove

Image: Vertigo Home

The copper accents in this room have me doing a happy dance. The tone of the metal is just right against the warm wood furniture and rich, patterned rug. Sign me up!

Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor