June 17, 2015

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My latest Martha Stewart contributing post is up and it’s all about styling a Scandinavian inspired living space. Check it out here.

June 17, 2015

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I’ve showed you images of my daughters bedroom in the past (go here to see the list of sources). It’s a clean, minimal space, perfect for dreaming up fairytales and musicals…..hint…that’s all she does. One fun detail that we’ve added is Prettypegs. My husband built Eden a palette bed. It needed a little something something. When I first saw Prettypegs, I wanted to try them on a sidetable or dresser. But then I saw these pink Astrid legs and fell deeply in love. They’re exactly what Eden’s room needed!


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June 16, 2015

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It’s amazing what mixing textures can do to a space. This living room is very neutral in it’s color palette and the warmth comes mostly from the rug texture mixed with the fabric textures. So if you are a minimalist in your decorating, try adding warm, soft textures to bring in interest and comfort!

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Bathrooms are on my mind right now. Most of my clients are redoing their bathrooms and creating modern masterpieces. You may remember this bathroom above that I did for a client earlier this year. It was a blank slate that we filled with clean materials. I’m doing a bathroom right now with a similar vibe but a little more pops of gold. A lot of people ask me to refer them to sites that have good inspiring bathroom images. Below are some of my fave.

Pinterest– I’ve pinned over 700 bathrooms for your enjoyment.

Remodelista– You can browse some amazing bathroom images.

Houzz– Choose between a plethora of styles and sizes.

Design Sponge– Grace and her team have featured some amazing bathrooms over the years.

Domino– We wouldn’t except anything less than incredible bathrooms.



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Dining Rooms can be tough to freshen up. It’s not like you want to throw around a bunch of money changing out dining chairs every season. Instead focus on the smaller details of the space. Below are a few tips and tricks-

1. Add greenery and flowers to your dining table for a splash of color and natural elements.

2. Use vintage chairs as head chairs to create an eclectic, on point look.

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3. Add art or rearrange existing art with a few extra additions. Depending on the season or your mood, choose complimenting colors and tones.

4. Switch out your chandelier for a modern, industrial pendant.

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5. Add statement pieces like large art, a bright rug or interesting objects to shelves.

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6. Switch out chairs for a bench. Keep one side filled with chairs to keep it unique.

7. Add sheepskin rugs to a few of your chairs for texture and warmth.

If you are needing some more dining room Inspiration, I have a Pinterest page dedicated to dining rooms for your enjoyment!

June 5, 2015

Styled by Kirsten Grove

Apparently I share a lot on my Instagram that I forget to share here on the blog. Geeez Kirsten, get your act together! I sometimes consider my Instagram a mini blog that all of you can somehow channel from there to here. If you DO follow me on Instagram, you may have already heard my biggest news of the year. And what is that you ask? Well……I’m thrilled to share with all of you that my first book for Sterling Publishing is due out Fall 2016!  It will be a collection of chic and resourceful ways to style your home with styling specifics for each room and some new tips and tricks. Styling is my one true love. It’s what I’m passionate about when it comes to design. So to create a book that is focused on the subject of styling makes me so giddy! I want to create a book that is not only beautiful enough for you to place on your coffee table, but also practical enough to give you the tips that you need to style your own home.

If you want to see the process of the book, I will hashtag #simplygrovebook for you to follow along.

Cheers, my friends! xxoo

June 4, 2015

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I’ve talked about moving into an office space a lot on my Instagram, but I realized that I haven’t talked about it much on the blog. I have worked out of my house for 8 years now, which has been great up to this point. Nothing like working in your PJ’s, drinking coffee while watching Good Morning America. But times have changed for me and it’s a season where I need to take myself and Simply Grove a little more seriously. So I’ve found a cute little office in a historical building here in Downtown Boise. It’s perfect for me and my assistant to work our little tails out of. And I can now have clients meet me at my office as opposed to meeting me at coffee shops and restaurants.

We are still in the reno stage of the office and hope to move in next week. One thing that I will be working on figuring out for the office is storage. I’m such a clean freak and I don’t want a lot of clutter showing. I love the look of vintage filing cabinets and neatly designed wooden shelves. I also love beautiful pieces of furniture that double as storage for offices. It’s all about hiding the junk and showing the pretty stuff!

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Below are some office finds that are a perfect fit for any office space!

Office Finds

1. Planter 2. Rug 3. Bookshelf 4. Storage Dresser 5. File Cabinet


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CONGRATS RACHEL M! You’ve won! Email me your address at kirsten@simplygrove.com.

Tis the last week of school and I’m already checked outtttttttt. I feel like I’m ready to call it a summer and just head to Cabo! So in honor of all you moms and dads out there who work hard and tirelessly, I’m giving away the latest vacuum from Electrolux – the Ergorapido® Lithium Ion Brushroll Clean™ Xtra. Guys, this will make the day to day task of floors a SYNCH for you! When I first received mine, I felt like a kid at a candy store. It’s just so easy and so efficient.

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All you need to do is a leave a comment below to enter! I will announce the winner Saturday morning. Happy WINNING!

Disclosure: I was provided the vacuum in exchange for this review. All opinions are MY OWN.


How to get the look of a family friendly living space via simply grove

This family friendly living room, seen on Cakies, has both laid back and super stylish details. The pops of pail colors mixed with the natural elements make for a fun and creative space, perfect for kids to lounge and adults to entertain. Here are a few tips to create your own family friendly living room-

+Choose child friendly fabrics that include fun patterns and soft colors.
+Mix and match colored pots and ceramics.
+Pair something old (like a vintage mirror) with something new (like a ultra modern chair).
+Display playful art.
+Floral patterns always have a home in these spaces.

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May 28, 2015

Kirsten Groves living room via simply grove

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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.



J.Jill Dress via Simply Grove

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 30, 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—-

Simply Grove Giveaway


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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.