May 28, 2015

Kirsten Groves living room via simply grove

Kirsten Groves living room via simply grove

Kirsten Groves living room via simply grove

I have a wall in my living room that I’ve slowly been adding art to. My latest purchase is an epic John Wayne piece that I found at a local antique shop. My family watched old westerns during my childhood so I feel like John was always apart of my life…as he should be!:) Another new piece on my wall is by Jaime Derringer. I love mixing modern art with vintage art. It keeps things interesting and unique.

And if you’re on the market for new pillows these three on my sofa do no wrong. I am a huge fan of pink right now and this Linen Cushion pillow from by molle is perfection. For a pillow that can be paired with just about anything, this Sumatra pillow from Christy Linens is a great option. And then for a punch of pattern, the moonlight pillow from bunglo can work good with many different looks. And please note that the the awesome geometric blanket is from Happy Habitat. It’s a staple piece!

 

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What kid doesn’t dream of sleeping under the stars. That’s why the trend of indoor tents is not only aesthetically cool but super fun for kids. So if you live in Europe, you’re really lucky! You get dibs on this kids tent bed from Cuckooland. My kids saw this image on my computer and now pray that we get one sent to our front door….they are still praying..:)

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And then there’s these chairs.

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Or this chair.

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Wallpaper is still on point, so it’s nice when new patterns are released. This specific pattern (Etoile Wallpaper) from Sian Elin is neutral enough to pair in any space.

 

 

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One thing I love about the changing seasons is changing my wardrobe. This interior lover also loves fashion. I love creating timeless looks with new pieces –pieces that can travel well and transition easily to each destination. J.Jill launched their new summer line and it’s full of pieces that can replace some of your oldies. It’s a great excuse to clean out your closet! Personally, I am on assignment to remove all of my cold weather garments to make rom for breezy, summer looks. When I can see my options in plain sight, it’s easier for me to visually create ensembles.

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This simple black linen dress is a great option to travel with. It packs light and can be paired with so much, like this glass seed bead necklace. And speaking of necklaces, I am all about displaying my jewelry like art pieces. It’s another great solution for the changing of seasons. When you can see your summer accessories, you are more apt to wear them. Consider wall hooks for necklaces and vintage plates for rings.

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Here are a few extra tips for cleaning out your closet for the summer months:

+If you haven’t worn it in 6-9 months, you probably won’t wear it ever! So get rid of it.

+Try on pieces that you are uncertain about. Snap a photo of yourself and let the picture tell you if it’s yay or nay.

+Do your homework. Find out what this season’s trends are. First, decide if those trends work for your lifestyle/body type. If they work and you already have them hanging in your closet, bravo!

I’m pretty sure that summer is my favorite season to dress for!

Shop J.Jill here. You can receive 30% off all full-priced styles, May 26-June 9, using code MSBLOG when ordering!

*Offer valid May 26, 2015, through June 9, 2015, on full-priced merchandise in a single purchase. Discount taken at the time of purchase in stores (outlets excluded), at JJILL.COM or via catalog. For retail store purchases, this coupon must be presented. Limit one coupon per person for one-time use only. UGG®, Frye®, Birkenstock®, Born®, Clarks®, Corso Como®, Gentle Souls®, New Balance®, Spanx®, Superga®, Tretorn® and Vidorreta® brand styles excluded. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, except the J.Jill credit card discount. Discount not valid on previous purchases or gift card purchases and is exclusive of sales tax and shipping fees. No cash value.

 

Hi friends! Happy Memorial Weekend. And tis the season of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale. I took some time to choose my favorite home decor items from this sale and guys, there are some good finds!! I would seriously get two of everything if I could! So click on each item of your choice and HAPPY SHOPPING.

 
May 21, 2015

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Because my home is a smaller “bungalow”, the eating area has been a challenge. It’s a super small space that is more narrow than short. We had our white round table in this area but it definitely wasn’t working. Our guests had to slide in through a few chairs just to get to their chair. We made it work but it wasn’t ideal. When I found this table, I knew right away that it would be the perfect fit and look for this space. AND I knew it would compliment our new Bryght dining chairs. The Marcus Dining Table is sleek, practical and wipes down like a dream.

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GUESS WHAT?? You can win Kure Collection item of your choice!! See giveaway BELOW—-

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Head over to Martha Stewart to see my latest post about small bedroom storage solutions. With the help of Promise Tangeman and her stylish bedroom, we have some great tips for you! See the post here.

 

And if you are in the market for a new dresser, a few of my favorites are below.

 
May 19, 2015

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This post is sponsored by Metrie. All opinions are my own.

I have had a lot of conversations lately about renovating and remodeling. It seems that spring has brought in the “let’s work on our house” bug. Believe you me, I always have the bug so it’s not new news to me. But it does seem that the warmer months bring in a desire of “out with the old, in with the new”. One company that can help in any size of renovations is Metrie. Since 1926 Metrie™ has transformed spaces with exquisitely crafted architectural trim. When you walk into a room and see beautiful trim, crown mouldings, and interior doors – those finishing touches that make a room beautiful and stylish – that’s what they make. It’s like adding the perfect shoes to your outfit. Without them, the clothing can look a little blah.

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Metrie’s five unique Then & Now Finishing Collections offer coordinated products organized by style – ‘Fashion Forward,’ ‘French Curves,’ ‘Pretty Simple,’ ‘True Craft’ and ‘Very Square.’ They make it SO easy to create your own look. All you need to do is choose from one of the five Collections that matches your style, select the elements you want and add personal touches like stains, paints or finishes.

Each Collection contains a series of coordinating moulding profiles called ‘Scenes.’ The Scenes range in wood species, size and design to allow flexibility in creating a unique space within a particular Collection. You can choose different price levels within each Collection to fit whatever budget you need.

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See! So easy!

BTW-  Metrie has an innovative website with design planning tools including a Style Quiz and a Room Styler. That’s a fun detail for any homeowner!

 
May 18, 2015

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Kitchens really are the heart of the home. Guests tend to gather in the kitchen more than any other room of the home. I always love hanging out in cozy kitchens. What makes a cozy kitchen? Lighting is a big factor. But another way to cozy up your kitchen is to add vintage details. Vintage art, lighting, appliances, furniture and ceramics can all create a warm, friendly environment. Mix old with new just to make sure that your space doesn’t become outdated. And mix color and patterns with neutral details. Happy Vintage!

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Image: Anna Gillar

 
May 13, 2015

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Sofas can make or break a space. I’ve been in some awesome homes, and when the sofa isn’t on point, it throws the rest of the space off. One sofa style that is a great transitional option is chesterfield sofas. They are a classic choice for modern or traditional spaces. Below are a few other looks that had us at hello!

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Images: West Elm Blog, Fate Loves the Fearless, Fantastic FrankSeventy Nine Ideas, Lily

 

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I’ve had the awesome opportunity of being apart of Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week for the last few years. (See last year’s post here.) This year I tackled my bathroom. Because I am in a rental, I can’t do a whole lot of renovations BUT paint can always be done! I chose Extra White on the bottom and this gorgeous blue, Seaworthy on the top quarter of the walls and ceiling. My bathroom went from total drab to clean and fresh. And it’s all because of PAINT! Below is a glimpse of the horribleness that was before…..

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Boring beige…. Thank God for paint!

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I like when bathrooms are bright and simple. I didn’t want to clutter this little bathroom but wanted to make it seem light and open. The blue added some much needed personality while the white kept it modern. Thank you Sherwin-Williams for consistently making spaces look like a million bucks! Check out more National Painting Week projects here.

This blog post was written as part of a collaboration with Sherwin-Williams. I received compensation and all words and opinions are my own. 

 
May 7, 2015

Kirsten Grove's Bathroom via simply grove

Happy Thursday, friends! I wanted to share a little teaser of a small project that I’ve been working on in my own home. My small bathroom needed some TLC, so with the help of Sherwin-Williams and National Painting Week, I transformed it from beige blah to color happy! Check back on Monday for the full tour!

 

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Well folks…here it is! It’s the final week of the One Room Challenge! If you’ve seen Week OneWeek Two, Week Three Week Four or Week Five, you know that I’ve been re-doing a bedroom. My One Room Challenge consisted of freshening up this adorable, bright bedroom. My assistant and her husband (who also happens to be my niece-in-law and nephew) moved into this adorable early 1900’s home a few months ago. The bedroom was pretty much a blank slate. Because they are both young and hip by nature, I wanted to created a stylish, modern space that felt minimal yet sophisticated. You can see that the before was very “before’y”….

Yep, that’s a before!

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And now the AFTER! It’s a smaller space so we had to keep the accessories and extra pieces of furniture smaller in scale. That’s also another reason why I chose white bedding with pops of color and texture. But I couldn’t keep the entire room white! I had to add an accent wall to keep things interesting and semi dramatic. Between the amazing rug, cool lighting, rich textures and patterns and modern furniture, I can’t figure out what my favorite part of the room is.

A few things to note before you take a tour of the room.
-We needed a bed frame but not a headboard, so with a tight budget and limited time, my nephew built a pallet bed and painted it a nice bright white.
-Vintage suitcases are a great accessory to add to a space to give personality. We used stacked camel leather suitcase and displayed design magazines on them.
-If you need decorating items for shelves and such, walk around your home a few times and search cabinets and drawers. You are bound to find some treasures!
-Use rugs to add color and texture to a room.
-Don’t forget that plants are an inexpensive accessory to add to any room.
-Use wallpaper to spruce up a door instead of the traditional wall.

See the entire tour below!

(ALL sources are listed below. Shop away!)

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

 

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

SOURCES-

Paint- Olympic Range from Sherwin Williams

Wallpaper on Door- Cole & Son wallpaper from DecoratorsBest

Rug- Allegra Lavender from Oliver Yaphe

Art Collage on Wall from Minted- Mission Print, B&W by Koshi, Lily of the Valley, B&W by Jaime Derringer.

Large Art Print on Green Wall- Stones by Koshi

Chair- Modway White Chair from Wayfair

Left Side Table- Hexagon Side Table from Wayfair

Right Wall Side Shelf- JM & SONS

Sconces- Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

Black Pendant- Barn Light Electric

Floor Lamp- LumiSource Grammy Floor Lamp from Wayfair

Pillows- Grey Flying V and Gold & Black from Jaymee Srp

Pillow- Linen Pink Salt from By Molle

Striped Quilt- Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

Throw Blanket on Bed- Denim Throw from By Molle

Duvet Cover- Crisp White Pintuck from Mark & Graham

White Sheets- Wayfair

Make sure to visit all of the other bloggers participating in this challenge to see their final results, listed below. Also follow along on Instagram using#oneroomchallenge

 

 

 

 

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Congrats Shauna Wright! You’re the winner! Email me your address at simplygrove22@gmail.com.

It’s Mother’s Day week! So to celebrate I’m offering a couple of giveaways. This first giveaway is from MoMA Design Store. The compact and wireless Doxie Go will make it easier to go paperless when you are on the go (and gets you organized in the process). The Doxie Go (retail value $229) is compact, wireless and rechargeable allowing you to scan important documents, photos, recipes and sketches without needing a computer. It’s quite brilliant! All you need to do is leave a comment below. I’ll announce the winner this Friday. Good luck!

Check back tomorrow for the reveal of the One Room Challenge.!

 

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Parents of little ones, this is exciting news!  Oeuf is happy to present its new Fawn crib and bassinet system, a charming and thoughtfully designed bassinet that easily converts to a crib. Made from Baltic birch plywood, it’s designed with clean lines and a modern sophistication. Oeuf’s matching Fawn dresser completes the nursery set. The Fawn system set is available mid-May

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Week 5 of the One Room Challenge is here! Which means only one more week until the final REVEAL!! I can’t wait to show you everything that we have done in this awesome space. This week I wanted your opinion on these Oliver Yaphe handwoven Allegra rugs. Which color do you fancy?

Option #1 OR….

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Option #2 ???

I know which one I love and I know which one my client loves. Now I want your opinion! Both the purple and seafoam green are stunning in person.

Let me know what you th

Check out Week OneWeek Two, Week Three and Week Four. And please come back next Wednesday for the FINAL REVEAL!  And make sure to check out all of the other bloggers participating in this challenge, listed below. Also follow along on Instagram using#oneroomchallenge