January 29, 2015

Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove
And here it is…One of my favorite projects to date. I am thrilled to reveal this farmhouse bathroom renovation. Alongside Kohler, I designed a fresh, modern bathroom that is the perfect fit for a 1920’s farmhouse, which is lucky enough to be owned by my close friends, the Kren family. Kohler had a huge part to play in this space. The Kohler Tailored Vanity Collection is a brilliant concept. You can create the vanity of your dreams, on the comfort of your sofa. There are five distinct vanity styles, ranging from traditional to contemporary, that each yield a sharp statement. I chose the Jute 60″ floating Vanity in Walnut Flax, paired with the solid white vanity top. My favorite detail about the Jute vanity is how streamlined it is. It’s like having a gorgeous piece of furniture in your bathroom.
Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

The homeowner made this rustic tub shelf in his woodworking studio. It’s a perfect solution to hold all of your soaps and potions. And it’s a lovely detail in the bathroom.

Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

I chose to do classic subway tiles with a modern twist by using dark gray/black grout. The darker you go, the more striking it will become. And cheers to not having to bleach your grout!

Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Now let’s talk about this Kohler faucet. The Karbon faucet is a modern masterpiece! It literally took my breathe away when I first saw it in person. My favorite part is the integral sprayhead that provides both laminar flow and spray functions at the touch of a button.

Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Hexagon tiles are a major trend right now. Black hexagon tiles are borderline perfection. We got these particular tiles off of Overstock for a steal of a deal. Pair them with white grout for a fantastically awesome look. And for the shower, we chose a black penny tile with the same white grout.

Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

If you are needing decorative items for your bathroom, you can’t go wrong with plants, jars marble objects and white towels. The homeowner also made this raw wood ladder to display towels on.

Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

I love displaying barn style lighting in modern spaces. And the cage just makes it industrially amazing.

Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

The homeowner had some great postcards that we used as art. We also pulled jars and plants from other rooms in the house to keep the budget cost low.

Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

Bathroom designed by Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

 

Photography: Kirsten Grove

Next week I’ll be talking a little more about the vanity storage details that will blow.your.mind.

 
January 28, 2015

House Tour via Simply Grove

This house tour is deeply rooted in scandinavian design. The simple neutral tones and textures throughout this home create a relaxing yet stylish space. And I love all of the simple art and pattern choices!

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

House tour via simply grove

House tour via simply grove

House tour via simply grove

House tour via simply grove

 

Images: Alvhem

See the entire house tour here.

 
January 27, 2015

Pink inspiration via simply grove

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I’ve been on a major pale pink kick lately. I could use it in every room of my house. And I could wear it! It does seem rather scary to add pale pink to your home. Here are a few images to inspire you to jump on the pale pink wagon.

 

Pink inspiration via simply grove

 

Image: Skona Hem

Pink inspiration via simply grove

 

Image: Coco Lapine Design

Pink inspiration via simply grove

 

Image: Coco + Kelley

Pink inspiration via simply grove

 

Image: Mechant Studio 

 
January 22, 2015

Jaymee Srp via Simply Grove

 

Artist and textile designer Jaymee Srp’s new line of hand block printed textiles are completely handmade by her in her home studio.  She strives to help people create meaningful homes full of things they love. Her collection is stunning and will make any home beautiful and happy. I was instantly drawn to her pillows. They are graphic, modern and clean. Shop her pillows and linens here.

 

Jaymee Srp via Simply Grove

Jaymee Srp via Simply Grove

 

Shop the entire collection here.

 

 
January 21, 2015

This is for locals and non-locals! You can ask me any question, inquire about whatever issue you have and tackle any scenario…as long as it’s in the one hour slot. Email me at simplygrove22@gmail.com and we will get you in the books!

And if you want to see some of the projects that I have been apart of, check out my Houzz profile here.

 
January 20, 2015

High ceilings and large windows create the most beautiful spaces. This particular neutral home (via Entrance) has that, plus modern and classic details weaved throughout the home. And there are plenty of raw wood moments to keep things casual. I love homes like this that keep you guessing as you view each room.

You can see more here.

 
January 14, 2015

Image: Stadshem

Last year we saw a few trends popping up here and there. These same trends are back for 2015, and I sure hope that they will be successfully staying around. I am loving all of them! See them all below.

Image: Dust Jacket

1. Chunky blankets on the bed. This trend brings texture to the sometimes boring bed. If you have dark bedding, choose a light blanket and vice versa for light bedding.

Image: My Unfinished Home

2. Accent Chairs. This is always a trend, though we are seeing eclectic chair choices more and more.

Image: Studio Karin

3. Powder Grey Kitchen Cabinets. This is a nice change from white, black and natural wood cabinets.

Image: Alex-Quisite

4. Pastel Colors. Yes, yes and YES!

Image: My Scandinavian Home

5. Sconce Lighting and Greenery. Both of these are always a good decision.

Image: Hem Trender

6. Vignettes. Creating a vignette on any surface is a trend that is here to stay.

Image: Residence

7. Dark Gray Sheets. I’m not saying that white sheets are no more. I’m just saying that dark gray sheets are awesome!

 
January 13, 2015

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Hi 2015! I already love you. A new year always brings new chances, opportunities and exciting moments. I for one love anything new. I like to call myself a futurist. It’s all about what’s ahead! One thing that I have coming in the near future is a brand new site. It’s time for Simply Grove to get a new look! It’s a new time for me and I can’t wait to step into those “new moments”. So if you see me around locally, you will see me studying Pinterest like it’s my life’s worth. Studying color, design, movement. It’s all about what happening for this year! 2014 was sooooo yesterday. My Intel Tablet is getting worked over right now! It never slows down though. It seems to have a energizer bunny mentality. And the perfect thing about it?? It fits in my small bag so I’m not dragging around my big computer bag. I think all designers can appreciate that.

Are you stoked for 2015??

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I’m sure you’ve already seen Nate Berkus new spring collection for Target around the web. Let me just remind you of it’s awesomeness! Above is a collection of my personal favorites. The pillows are spot on. And those lights are on point. You can view the collection here.

 
January 8, 2015

My favorite mattress on the market right now comes from this brilliant company, Tuft & Needle. The mattress is incredible and the price is even more incredible. We have been sleeping on ours now for a few months and I cannot begin to tell you how much I love it.

A few things to note about Tuft & Needle.

+It ships in the tiniest box. You literally will not even believe that your mattress is in the box!

+It arrives right at your door….with free shipping! WHAAAAA???

+You get a 30 night trial. So if you’re not a fan, no worries.

+It has a 10 year warranty. 10 YEARS!

So if those details didn’t sell you on Tuft & Needle, go to their site here and personally read all about this amazing product.

 
January 7, 2015

Image: Remodelista

Kitchens are evolving as we speak. There are so many creative, stylish details that you can incorporate in kitchens. My personal favorite look is two toned cabinets. Wood on bottom and white on top. Or black on bottom and wood on top. And open shelving is still as awesome as it was last year. Below are a few more ideas to take your kitchen from great to amazing.

Image: Remodelista

*Incorporate art and cool lighting in your kitchen. Use pops of color in the art. And don’t be afraid of mixing finishes in lighting and hardware… like silver and gold.

Image: Coco Lapine Design

*Actual pieces of furniture can serve as great storage options in your kitchen. Use armoires, bookshelves or dressers.

Image: Shoot Factory

*You cannot go wrong with marble. Like never!

 
January 6, 2015

Image: Domaine

With the New Year comes organizing and re-decorating. Well, at least for me. I am obsessed with getting new linens in celebration of the New Year. This year I splurged and purchased a new down comforter and high thread count sheets. My husband has already thanked me tens of hundreds of times. It’s definitely a well worth it purchase. These bedrooms should inspire putting some thought into our own personal bedrooms. Since we spend at a lot of time in our bedrooms, might as well do it right! Below are a few ideas to spruce up the bedroom.

Image: Dust Jacket

*If you are not wanting to spend money on new bedding, use what you have and change it up with a new throw. Chunky throws are trending right now. And you can never go wrong with sheepskin.

 

Image: The Design Chaser

*Keep the colors serene in your bedroom. To dark and bold could cause your dreamland to be interrupted.

Image: Apartment Therapy

*Paint the wall behind your bed a contrasting color to create a floating headboard.

 
January 3, 2015

Image: My living room (seen on my Instagram) went from holiday cheer to clean and simplistic. Pottery Barn and I are working on cleaning up my living space. Here’s a sneak peek.

Hi friends! Happy 2015 to you and yours. It’s an unbelievable thought that we have reached 2015. I remember when Shane and I got married in 2000…. Looking towards the future seemed many many moons away. Instead, here we are…2015. I have so many things to be grateful for in life. So many milestones that have been met these last few years. But like most of you, I am ready for bigger and better moments. I don’t think that is a bad desire. I think it’s normal and natural to want to move ahead and dream bigger in life. So cheers to 2015. It’s going to be AMAZING!!

 
December 19, 2014

6 more days! Yep…just 6 more days. How?? Not sure… but my kids, along with most kids, are ecstatic beyond words. I had Christmas come early a few weeks ago….in the form of these GORGEOUS dining chairs from Bryght. I LOVE them. I wanted something with soft color in my eating area. This modern green hue is perfection. And if you are looking for a great affordable sofa, Bryght is your site! Seriously check them out here.

Right now I am carrying my trusty tablet wherever I go, checking off to-do lists like nobody’s business! I’m not sure where I would be without my tablet. It’s allowed me to create lists for practically everything!

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December 18, 2014

My good friend Stephanie of mini fête recently had a Christmas photo shoot in my studio. The images turned out perfect! It made me so excited about the potential of my studio and what I can create out of it. Plus, hosting talents like Stephanie is an honor.

One detail in the studio that I have been wanting to share about is the diamond wall panels from Wall Dimension. I wanted to bring some texture into the all white space and quickly fell in love with these. Plus the process of hanging them is super easy. Who doesn’t love an easy project!!

Amazing job mini fête! Read more about Stephanie here. See the entire shoot here.