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Inspired by 1,2,3,4,5

As we have all noticed, cabinet trends have become more about “thinking outside of the box” and less about “keeping everything oak”. Kitchens and bathrooms are spaces of style and design instead of just being average, practical rooms. Some of my most favorite kitchens have elements that feel custom. They are full of rich design and creative concepts. And instead of keeping everything matchy, we are breaking spaces up by adding unique materials and textures.

Custom Omega Cabinetry designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Today I’m really excited to announce a fun project that I’ve been working on these last few months. In partnership with MasterBrand and Omega Cabinetry, I have created a signature cabinet finish, which I have lovingly named Norton Green. Why Norton Green, you may ask? Because most of my childhood was spent in Bend, Oregon where we lived on the cutest street called Norton. It was surrounded by the most beautiful, large trees which always created such a lush feeling. Living in a place like Bend made me appreciate certain colors and textures. I, like so many of you, love green. I wanted to created a look that could incorporate this love for green. I wanted it to be an accent color, for a kitchen island or for a powder room, but really you could use this deep, rich color as your main kitchen cabinet and mix with materials, as seen below.

Kitchen design with Omega Cabinetry via Simply Grove

I wanted to design a mock kitchen as an illustration for you to see Norton Green used in a modern way. I designed this kitchen around four main design components. My signature color, Norton Green, marble, matte black and gold. All of these details create a stylish yet classic space, perfect for the cook in all of us. Also, when designing with such a specific color, you should go neutral with the other elements, so that you are designing a space that can breathe instead of getting suffocated with color.

Custom Omega Cabinetry designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Creating a signature finish with Omega Cabinets was both enjoyable and very easy. The Omega finish experts were able to match the color that I had envisioned for this project. They helped me with the door style, material selection and finish treatment, all with my input. When I first envisioned this project, I knew exactly what green that I wanted to use, so I sent them a paint swatch, Mallard Green from Benjamin Moore, and they were able to match the paint swatch perfectly! In fact, they can match any fabric swatch, artifact, paint swatch and even specific stain colors. To know that you personally designed these finishes makes the project that much more rewarding.

Custom Omega Cabinetry designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

To create some versatile examples for Norton Green, they had me choose three different cabinet doors. So I chose the Puritan, which is inspired by simple utility, the Desoto, which is perfectly minimal and the Bravura, for a fine furniture quality appearance. These looks can be translated from modern to traditional. It’s all about the placement and the items that you use to compliment your cabinetry.

Custom Omega Cabinetry designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

I am thrilled with the result of this partnership and I couldn’t be happier with the quality and consistency of Omega Cabinetry. Also check out Hunted Interior and Sugar Charm to see their custom finishes!

Kitchen Design Sources- Backsplash, Sconce, Countertop, Hardware, Pendant, Hood.

Photography: Hailey Wilson for Simply Grove

This blog post is sponsored by MasterBrand and Omega Cabinetry. All opinions are my own.

January 17, 2017

Warm kitchen via simply grove

Warm kitchen via simply grove Warm kitchen via simply grove

I saw this kitchen last week on Coco.Kelley  from The Future Kept and man did I fall in love! The warmth of the cabinets mixed with the coolness of the tiles and flooring is perfect. I also obsessed over that hood! It’s a winning kitchen in my opinion. And speaking of kitchens, check back tomorrow for a special kitchen post!

January 12, 2017

Twyla via Simply Grove

What do I ALWAYS say about art?? That it’s the perfect shoe to an outfit! Or the pot to a plant. It brings together a room like no other accessory can! My uncle was a huge art geek. He had art from all over the world, and that is what made his home in Jackson Hole Wyoming so amazing!

I’m really excited about Twyla, which launched in October. It is a smart, new way to buy art.  They offer limited-edition works by top contemporary artists made exclusively for Twyla at a fraction of the cost of original work. Twyla’s curated, easy-to-navigate site makes it a breeze to shop for art that is delivered in a museum-quality frame in an easy-to-open box (no drills!) and can even be professionally hung by an expert art installer, which has been expanded to 21 cities: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chapel Hill, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Durham, Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC.

This makes for a seamless, stress-free experience.

Twyla via Simply Grove

I also used to live in Jackson Hole as a child. When I was choosing a piece from Twyla, I was immediately drawn to this horse piece by Nick Turner. It’s five horses in Wyoming, and it takes me back to my childhood in JH. The colors are unbelievable, and they compliment my home so well.

Twyla via Simply Grove

Something else to note is that Twyla is offering free shipping! AMAZING. Shop Twyla here.

Images: Hailey Wilson for Simply Grove


Quick Tips Get Your Kitchen Organized For 2017 via Simply Grove

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The kitchen is easily one of the most notoriously clutter-prone spaces in the home. We all are guilty of getting a little lazy and jamming our dishware and cooking supply in just any free cabinet space. Not only does a messy and disorganized kitchen stress us out, it also inhibits the space’s functionality as well as its aesthetic. In order to give us all a little project kickstart for the new year, I have a few tips to make 2017 the year we all finally get our kitchens organized.

Store Smarter

Quick Tips Get Your Kitchen Organized For 2017 via Simply Grove

Via Ikea

Get creative with how and where you keep your cooking and home goods. Hang mugs from hooks to create more room in your cabinets. Insert dividers and trays in pull-out drawers and your cabinets to keep your flatware organized and in the right space at all times. Attach hanging containers to a metal rod on your kitchen wall or backsplash to store dish soap and other cleaning supplies in a convenient and out of the way spot. Place what you most often use at eye level where it is easily accessible and hard to lose track off. For items you use less frequently, store them up high, and your heavier appliances and supplies low.

Make Decluttering A Habit

Quick Tips Get Your Kitchen Organized For 2017 via Simply Grove

Via Pinterest (do you know the source?)

Like any area of your home, you tend to accumulate plenty of unwanted and unnecessary things in your kitchen over the years. Get into the habit of getting rid of duplicates, items that are beyond repair, or pieces that you find yourself never using. Space is valuable and filling it with unusable and redundant things only creates more of a mess. Whether it’s a yearly purge or the weekly tidy up, make sure to be mindful with how you use your space and what you store in it.

Label, Label, Label

Quick Tips Get Your Kitchen Organized For 2017 via Simply Grove

Via The Glitter Guide

Creating clear labels and categories for your belongs to give yourself a neater, more streamlined kitchen. Establishing a permanent home for your items based on functionality (baking supplies, snacks, spices, etc.) will make it a lot easier to locate and use your space to its full potential.

Be Selective With What You Put On Display

Quick Tips Get Your Kitchen Organized For 2017 via Simply Grove

Via Habitus Living

Open shelving is the perfect solution for forcing you to keep your kitchen belongings tidy and beautiful. Pick a mixture of pieces that are aesthetically pleasing and frequently used in the kitchen fully utilize your on view storage space.

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