May 3, 2016

Ferm Living via Simply Grove

Ferm Living is one of those brands that instantly captures your attention. Firmly rooted in traditional Scandinavian design, while also incorporating unique graphic details, the products offered by this company never cease to impress. What originally began as a simple wallpaper collection in 2006 has now successfully morphed into an entire home goods line ranging from textiles to decorative objects, and even includes a collection for kids.

Personally, I’ve loved adding their clever little cloud wallstickers to my sons’ room. They’ve literally made all the difference in giving the space that perfect modern touch. I really appreciate that their graphics are fun and whimsical without being kitschy, and I think that design aesthetic translates to the rest of the brand as well. And now I have my eye on some of their brass hexagonal planters…so sleek!

Although Ferm Living is based out of Denmark, those of us in the U.S. and Canada can still access their products through their retail partner, Clever Spaces. If you’d like to see more from the brand, here are a few more of my favorites from their collection…

Ferm Living via Simply Grove

Ferm Living via Simply Grove

Ferm Living via Simply Grove

Ferm Living via Simply Grove

Ferm Living via Simply Grove

*All images courtesy of Ferm Living.

Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

 
April 29, 2016

PlushRugs via Simply Grove

Today marks 8 days in our new house. If you’re following me on Instagram or Snap Chat, you’ll see that we’re moving fast on the Simply Grove renovation. We’ve got a tight timeframe that we are trying to stick to. One of the rooms that we set up quickly was the living room. We needed one room to lounge in, especially because the rest of the home is in disarray. Thanks to PlushRugs, my living room feels completely cozy and comfortable. Because I can’t, and don’t want to show you full pictures of the home, I at least wanted to show you snippets of this May-6 rug from the Maya Collection from PlushRugs. It’s my new favorite! It’s a modern interpretation of the classic Morocan Berber carpets. I am an advocate for rugs. They can change a space from drab to awesome! This specific rug took our living room and modernized it but didn’t take away from comfort.

 

PlushRugs via Simply Grove

PlushRugs via Simply Grove

PlushRugs has branched out from only having rugs and has recently launched HedgeApple, a great source for furniture and home decor.

 
April 28, 2016

The Best of Boise Idaho via Simply Grove

Illustration by Morgan Wolf Design

It’s no secret that I live in Boise, Idaho. It’s been my city for the past 18 years, which seems crazy to me! I moved here at the tail end of my senior year and I haven’t left. I’ve had people ask me how I ended up in Boise. Family is what got me here and my husband is what got me to stay…:) I met him through my cousins and immediately fell smitten. He was born and raised in Boise and has always been a huge fan. When we got married, we naturally knew that Boise would be our forever home. I am Boise’s biggest fan! I love this city for so many reasons. The quality of life is unbeatable here. Raising a family is easy and fun. The community surrounding this city is invested, friendly and passionate to make Boise the best. Boise is also growing and evolving beautifully. Start up companies are moving here and creating an entrupanierhl buzz. The landscape of this city is maturing thanks to investors that love Boise and see major potential. We have been 0n more national lists than I can count! So to say the least, I love Boise.

I decided to put together a list of what I love about this city. Everything from the best thrifting to the best coffee. Now, if we missed something, don’t get mad. Simply email me and we will add it to this list of Boise awesomeness.

 

The Best of Boise

 

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Alloway Lighting via Simply Grove Instagram

 

THRIFT/CONSIGHNMENT/ANTIQUE

Once upon a time

4774 W State St.

Killer accessories, art and ceramics.

Enchanting Objects

4906 W state St.

Shabby Chic Antiques

Idaho youth ranch Thrift Store

1417 W Main St

250 N Orchard

10353 W Fairview Ave

Pots, vases and occasional furniture finds.

Goodwill

8300 W Overland Rd

Watch monthly for great target deliveries.

Savers

10475 W Fairview Ave

DI

10740 W Fairview Ave

L.A. Junk Antiques

1911 W State St

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift

251 N Orchard St

Low cost shopping alternative of quality goods.

Antique Wold Mall

4544 Overland Rd

The Recycled room

9115 W chinden Blvd #102

Consigned furniture and home decor.

A.E. Hudsons Antiques

1810 W State St.

 

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Echelon via Simply Grove Instagram

 

HOME

Boise Vintage

1524 S Broadway Ave

The best of mid-century can be found here.

Beatnik

108 N Latah St.

Another winning mid-century shop. Some of my favorite vintage furniture pieces have been from Beatnik.

Bee Wise Goods+Bakery

3017 W State St

Handmade, vintage, antique, and quirky items for your home.

HOME by Melisa James

3011 W State St.

If you love vintage pieces with a shabby chic flair, this is your spot!

The Speakeasy Gallery

850 W. Main St.

Boise Vintage sells their high end items here.

Chandi Lighting 

1110 W Jefferson St

Owner Meredith Clark creates some of the most beautiful custom lighting. You must visit to believe.

Echelon

1404 W Main St

All of your modern and contemporary furniture and home goods can be met here.

Mixed greens

237 N 9th St

The perfect place to find unique home decor.

36th st Nursery

3823 Garden Center Way

Some of the best indoor plants can be found here, as well as awesome decor and items to style your home with.

Alloway Lighting

1420 Grove St

A lighting one stop shop with the best customer service.

Lit & Co.

3019 W State St.

The best smelling candles in the city.

Sevoy

650 E Fairview Ave

Mid-century and antiques fill this space.

Paperie and Pen

The Village at Meridian. 3540 E Longwing Ln

All things paper! And they have awesome art and home decor goods.

Tai pan trading

1123 N Milwaukee St

Kitchen accessories here are on point.

Furniture Outfitters

76 N Cole Rd.

They have lots of budget friendly furniture pieces.

Anthropologie

The Village at Meridian. 3540 E Longwing Ln

World Market

Milwaukee Marketplace, 1157 N

Target

633 N Milwaukee St.

Pottery barn

350 N Milwaukee St

DownEast

3503 n Eagle Rd

Furniture and drapery finds.

 

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Blush via Simply Grove Instagram

 

BEAUTY & FASHION

Fancy pants

825 W Idaho St

Blush by Jaime Rose

405 S 8th St #109

Piece Unique

205 N. 10th

Lux

817 W. Idaho

Urban Outfitters

328 S. 8th

Anthropologie

The Village at Meridian, 3600 E Fairview, Meridian, ID

Nordstrom Rack

Boise Towne Square, 534 N Milwaukee St

Boise Towncenter

350 north Milwaukee

(Includes stores like H&M and JCrew)

The Village at Meridian

3600 E Fairview, Meridian, ID

(Includes stores like Lulu Lemon, Lush, Robert Comstock, Walla Walla Clothing Company)

 

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Slow By Slow via Simply Grove Instagram

 

COFFEE

Slow by Slow

403 S 8th St

Java

223 N 6th St #110 and 612 N 13th St

The District Coffee House

219 N 10th St

Hyde Perk Coffee House

1507 N 13th St

Flying M Coffeehouse

500 W Idaho St #100

Janjou Patisserie

1754 W State St

Thomas Hammer

298 N 8th St

Neckar Coffee

The Boise Farmers Market every Saturday

 

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Hyde Perk via Simply Grove Instagram

 

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH

Guru Donuts

204 N Capital BLVD

Goldy’s Breakfast Bistro

108 S Capitol Blvd

Moon’s Kitchen Cafe

712 W Idaho St.

Addie’s

501 W Main St

Trolley House

1821 E Warm Springs Ave

Wild Root Cafe & Market

276 N 8th St

Juniper

211 N 8th St

Saint Lawrence Gridiron

705 W Bannock St

*Saturdays & Sundays only

Red Feather Lounge

246 N 8th St

*Saturdays & Sundays only

Capri Restaurant

2520 W Fairview Ave

Big City Coffee & Cafe

1416 Grove Street

Joe momma’s

600 S Rivershore Ln #170

Sunrise Cafe Boise

7135 W State St

Dutch Oven Cafe

1621 N Orchard

Java 

223 N 6th St and 1612 N 13Th st

Cottonwood Grille

913 W River St

*Saturdays & Sundays only

Janjou Patisserie

1754 W State St

 

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On The Fly via Simply Grove Instagram
LUNCH

Bleubird

224 n 10th St

On The Fly Deli

800 W Main St #200

Jenny’s lunch line

106 N 6th St

Boise Co-op

888 W Fort St

Bowl Of Heaven

5628 W State st

Whole Foods

201 S broadway Ave

Java

223 N 6th St and 1612 N 13Th st

Boise Fry Company

204 n Capitol Blvd

The Dish

205 N 10th St #110

Bittercreek

246 N 8th St

Sandbar at the Riverside hotel

2900 W Chinden Blvd

Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria

800 W. Main St #230

Fanci Freez

1402 W State St

Red Feather

246 n 8th

Pie Hole

205 N 8th

Flying Pie

4320 W Fairview

Mai Thai

750 W Idaho St

Pho Nouveau

780 W Idaho

 

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Juniper via Simply Grove Instagram

 

DINNER

State and Lemp

2870 W State St

Juniper

211 N 8th St

10 Barrel Brewing

830 W Bannock St

Chandlers

981 W Grove St

Barbacoa

276 Bobwhite Ct.

Fork

199 N 8th St

Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery

610 W Grove St

Bittercreek

246 N 8th St

Cafe Vicino

808 W Fort St

Alavita

807 W Idaho St

Lucianos

11 N Orchard St

Reef

105 S 6th St

Cottonwood

913 W River St

13th st pub and grill

1520 N 13th St

Casa Mexico

1605 N 13th St

Asiago’s

1002 W. Main St

Saint Lawrence Gridiron

705 W Bannock St

Matador

215 N 8th St

Pho Nouveau

780 W Idaho

Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria

800 W. Main St #230

Mai Thai

750 W Idaho St

The Brickyard

 

FOOD TRUCKS

The Funky Taco

Archie’s Place

B-Town Bistro

Tiki Teriyaki

Murphy’s Mini Donuts

Bowld Over

Brown Shuga SouldFood

Boise Fry Company

Rice Works Asian Food

Mad Mac

 

SMOOTHIES/JUICES

Bowl of heaven

5628 W State St

Kind Cuisine Cafe

4628 W State St

Boise Co-op

888 W Fort St

On the fly Rotisserie Deli

800 W Main St

Tree City Juice 

1265 S Capitol BLVD

Whole foods

201 S broadway Ave

Boise Juice

 

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BEER

10 barrel brewing Co

830 W Bannock St

Prefunk Beer Bar

1100 W Front St

Bittercreek

246 N 8th St

Payette Brewing

111 W 33rd St

Sockeye

3019 N Cole Rd

Prost!

274 N 8th St

Boise brewing

521 W Broad St

 

COCKTAILS

Juniper

211 N 8th St

Mai Thai

750 W Idaho St

Modern Hotel

1314 W Grove St

The Mode Lounge

800 W Idaho St

Red Feather Lounge

246 N 8th t

Fork

199 N 8th St

Bardenday 

610 W Grove St

Alavita

807 W Idaho St

 

HOTELS

Modern Hotel

1314 W Grove St

The Grove Hotel

245 S Capitol Blvd

Hotel 43

981 W Grove St

Boise Guesthouse

614 N 5th St

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Museums

boise art museum

670 Juila David Dr

idaho state historical museum

610 Julia Davis Dr

old idaho penitentiary

2445 Old Penitentiary Rd

Idaho State Capitol Building

700 W Jefferson St

 

BOISE PARKS & RECREATION

Hiking & Trails

biking

Greenbelt

Zoo

Discovery center

Boise Public Library

Boise Water Activities

-paddle boarding

-rafting

-kayaking

-river floating

Bogus Basin Ski resort

-Skiing

-Snowboarding

-Snow tubing

 

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NEIGHBORHOODS OF BOISE

NORTHEND BOISE

24th and Ridenbaugh

This neighborhood is full of personality with streets of historic homes, huge trees and tons of parks. Definitely a Boise favorite!

NORTHWEST BOISE

Anything west of 28th St.

Easy access to Boise River Greenbelt and the foothills for some awesome hiking. This area is a mid-century gold mine.

THE SYCAMORE DISTRICT OF BOISE

Between 36th & Collister North & South of Catalpa

Most tranquil of all the neighborhoods. It has an historic and northend vibe with more reasonable prices. Also has easy access to trails and hiking.

SOUTHEAST BOISE

Here you will find new construction and modern subdivision with large landscapes.

BENCH

Glen Haven Street, Morris Hill, Alpine and Roosevelt

Another mid-century dream. Affordable living for eclectic neighborhoods.

SOUTHEND

Considered Boise Bronco’s Territory. Super close to BSU campus with lots of great, older homes.

Events

Treefort Music Fest

An event that welcomes well-known and independent artists from all over the globe. With dozens of venues throughout the city you are able to discover new bands from sun-up to sun-down.

First Thursday

An event that occurs every first thursday of the month. It takes place all throughout Boise from 5:00-9:00 pm and provides visitors and locals to roam the streets of downtown and visit shops and galleries. In-store entertainment, tastings and special events are all for your enjoyment.

The Boise Farmers Market

Every Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm at 10th and Grove in downtown Boise. A family oriented market that provides you with some of the best food trucks and local vendors.

Capital City Public Market

This giant market is also every Saturday from 9-1pm on 8th St. You will find tons and tons of amazing makers, food vendors and local awesomeness.

Wintry Market

A space full of some of the best local makers! Plan to attend this every November.

 

 
April 26, 2016

Minimal Design via Simply Grove

Image: Facing North With Gracia

When you think about minimalism, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Some people might say that it’s too stark or too devoid of color. Or, perhaps, that it feels a little like living in a gallery. And, of course, it certainly can be those things if taken to the extreme. But if you look at the true motive behind minimalism, it’s really meant to showcase good design rather than detract from it. It’s about finding the pieces you really love and making them the star of the show, instead of filling in all the gaps just because a space feels slightly “unfinished”. It involves creating a well-loved, carefully curated collection that speaks for itself. In the words of renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, “less is more”. And I can’t help but agree that, when it comes to design, it’s often the simplistic spaces that are the most stunning. Case in point, here are a few more examples of minimalism at it’s best…

Minimal Design via Simply Grove

Image: My Scandinavian Home

Clean, white walls and a matching floor create the perfect canvas for this modern living room. With a few well-placed elements like an Eames lounge chair, jute rug, and low-hanging pendant, this space feels surprisingly complete.

Minimal Design via Simply Grove

Image: Riikka Kantinkoski

I love the look of these sleek black cabinets with an equally dark countertop. Your eyes are instantly drawn to all the beautiful details, like the cutting boards, ceramics, and brass sconces.

Minimal Design via Simply Grove

Image: Funktion Alley

Nothing else is needed in this simple dining nook other than a terrific pendant, a few mesh chairs, and a couple of eye-catching plants. Yep, I’d eat my breakfast here.

Minimal Design via Simply Grove

Image: Design Sponge

Bathrooms are one of those spaces where I always err on the side of minimalism. You can’t beat bright white walls and clean, uncluttered countertops. It’s a guaranteed way to make a small room feel larger and more open.

Minimal Design via Simply Grove

Image: Hey Cheese

Let’s talk about this minimal office space. The shelving, alone, is a work of art. Smart design features, like a built-in desktop with matching hidden drawers, allow this space to feel clean, modern, and unobtrusive. Truly the perfect work environment.

Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

 
April 21, 2016

via Simply Grove

I’ve had the renovation bug for a while now. We have been renting for the past few years, so any changes made in a rental have to be small and temporary. My husband and I started the house shopping process a few months back. We looked at MANY homes. Some were move in ready. Others needed to be burnt to the ground out of pure disgust. We knew we wanted something with a lot of character but didn’t want to have to call the mold patrol. Anyways…LONG story short…we found our dream home, made an offer and it was accepted! And the best part is, it’s move in ready AND ready for a renovation! Best of both worlds. A little bit about the house… It’s a 1957 ranch style. It sits on a nice sized lot with lots of room to grow. The inside has so much character! You’ll find teak wood, stone fireplaces, lots of great, big windows. Here is a couple sneak peeks of the house in it’s original state, before we bought it.

Simply Grove house before.

Simply Grove house before.

Simply Grove house before.

Paneling, shakes, lava fireplaces…it’s got it all!!

We want to keep you in the renovation loop, so we are going to film this process, as well as updating you right here on Simply Grove. And on my social media channels, you can follow along with the hashtag #simplygroverenovation. PS- I’m on snapchat daily, so follow me at Kirsten Grove.

Happy Renovation!!

 

 
April 21, 2016

Fracture via Simply Grove

I am always looking for new and fresh ways to print and display my photos. I had taken some pictures of my kids this past winter and I really wanted to display them in my home. When I first heard of Fracture, I knew that I wanted to test it with the pictures that I took. Oh my good heavens! They came out perfect! Fracture prints your photos in vivid color, directly to glass. It’s picture frame and mount all in one. It creates a clean, non fussy look for your pictures. And it saves you lots of money not having to frame your pictures. Create your own picture magic with Fracture here.

Fracture via Simply Grove

Fracture via Simply Grove

Fracture via Simply Grove

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

 
April 20, 2016

Bedroom Makeover designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Who doesn’t love a good bedroom makeover….on a budget! The awesome owners of this bathroom renovation recently asked me to help them with a quick and budget friendly makeover to their master bedroom. MY FAVORITE kind of design! We needed the basic accessories-

1. Bedding
2. Rug
3. Lighting
4. Side Tables
5. Art
6. Accessories

Below you can see that the room was a nice, blank slate.

Bedroom Makeover designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

I wanted to give this room an understated pop. To begin, I chose a modern black and white diamond wallpaper from Walls Need Love. It adds instant personality and style! And to play off of the wallpaper, we went with this diamond rug. The walls were already white so I decided not to paint. This room has great natural light, and the white makes it that much more open and fabulous!

The lighting desperately needed swapped out. For more reading light, sconces were needed. These CB2 sconces are always a good idea!

My favorite detail in this room is the wall hanging from Aletheia Designs. It’s simple yet so so beautiful! We went with a platform bed that didn’t have a headboard, so a wall hanging in this size is a great alternative in place of a headboard.

(More sources listed at the end of this post)

Bedroom Makeover designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

They wanted to keep a TV in their bedroom but didn’t want it to be a focal point. So I created a small art gallery around the TV. I know it’s been done a lot BUT it really is the best solution! To keep the wall looking eclectic and organic, we used a variety of art and wall accessories, including a mirror and a clock.

Bedroom Makeover designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Bedroom Makeover designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Bedroom Makeover designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Bedroom Makeover designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Bedroom Makeover designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Bedroom Makeover designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Images: Kirsten Grove

Sources:

Wall Hanging, Bedding, Sheets, Throw PillowThrow BlanketRug, SconcesSide Tables (Similar), Art, ArtWall Clock.

 

 

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