March 24, 2016

Sachi Bedding via simply grove

When styling a modern bedroom, I love the look of less is more. There are a few simple components that are needed for every bedroom. These include-

+Good quality bedding. +Bedside lighting. +Bedside tables. +Art. +Plants.

These components cover the bed area and will allow your room to have a finished look. And when considering these details, stay with neutral tones for a minimalist look, or go colorful for a bold look. And if you are going to spend a lot on one item, choose bedding.

If you open up my linen closet, you will find stacks of sheets and duvets. I am always looking for the best brand with the softest feel and highest thread count. Let me introduce you to SACHI. SACHI bedding is made of 100% Extra Long Staple Cotton, true 500 TC Sateen weave, and is completely eco-friendly. Their collections are carefully curated to have a stylish modern aesthetic and colors that can be easily mixed and matched. The quality is unbelievable and the price is even better.

 

Sachi Bedding via simply grove

Sachi Bedding via simply grove

For this bed that I styled, I chose the Gray duvet cover and Dune sheet set. Both can be mixed and matched with other colors and patterns. Purchase your own today and use the coupon code SIMPLYGROVE for $25 off any Sheet Set valid until April 30th 2016. And if you want to try out the colors in your space, order free swatches here. Cheers to that!

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Shop SACHI here.

 
March 23, 2016

Honeywell Lyrics thermostat via simply grove

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

A well designed home does not need to skimp on the simple details. This even includes the thermostat. Have you ever just tried to ignore the look of your thermostat? I mean, it provides what it needs to provide, so why should we be concerned about what it looks like?

Well, lucky for us, Honeywell has created the Lyric Round Wi-Fi, Thermostat and it’s PERFECT!

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Not only is it aesthetically perfect, but the Lyric thermostat makes everything conveniently perfect. You can control it from your bed, the couch, even the bathroom. All you do is adjust the temperature on
the Lyric app right from your smartphone or tablet. It is so easy to use! No need to wake up freezing cold and wish that your arm was long enough to adjust the temperature. When you set up HomeKit, you can simply talk to Siri and let her know that you want the heat on.

We installed the Lyric in Simply Groves’ contributor, Mindy Bucklew’s Mid-Century home. It couldn’t look any cooler in this space! Her home is modern and clean, so the Lyric is a match made in heaven.This thermostat’s look is adaptable, meaning you could use it in a traditional space or a modern space. Whatever style, it will shine!

A few favorite details to point out-

  1. The installation is easy and to the point, which always makes life a
    little better.
  2. Lyric does something called geofencing. When you connect the thermostat to Wi-Fi and a smartphone, you can set it to adjust to your preferred temperature when you’re at home and for savings when you’re out — automatically.
  3. The Lyric app is super easy to use.
  4. The Lyric can tell the difference between different weather climate factors such as humidity and adjust accordingly.

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Honeywell Lyrics thermostat via simply grove

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Honeywell Lyrics thermostat via simply grove

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Shop the Lyric thermostat here.

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

 
March 22, 2016

Open Shelving tips via simply grove

Image: My Ideal Home

Open shelving seems to be cropping up everywhere these days — in our kitchens, dining rooms, and even our bathrooms. In an era when small space living is being embraced by so many, people are searching for design solutions that will take a room from feeling cramped and closed-off to open and airy. And, let’s be honest, designers are having a heyday styling these babies…seriously, vignettes galore! As I’m sure you can guess, I’m a huge fan of the trend, especially in kitchens. There’s really no better way to display your favorite dinnerware, copper pots, and wooden cutting boards. Sure, you may have to do a bit of extra dusting but, c’mon, you know it’s worth it….

Open Shelving tips via simply grove

Image: The Design Chaser

These charcoal shelves are brilliant. I love that the double lip design allows for storage on top of each shelf, as well as inside. And that gorgeous, dark color really makes every element stand out…even the glassware.

Open Shelving tips via simply grove

Image: Dwell

Sometimes the best rule of thumb is to stick to the two M’s….minimal and monochromatic. Keeping things super simple can often be the most visually interesting.

Open Shelving tips via simply grove

Image: Greige Design

How perfect is the idea of matching the shelf color to the wall? It almost appears as if this pristine collection of white dinnerware is floating in space. And the color combo of deep blue, bright white, and natural wood is spot on.

Open Shelving tips via simply grove

Image: Smitten Studio

When it comes to open shelving, placement is everything. Group like things together, vary the height of your groupings across the shelf, and always allow for a bit of space in between. You can’t lose.

Open Shelving tips via simply grove

Image: Oh Happy Day

Brass wishbone brackets, a towering wall of white subway tile, and a collection of dishes in the prettiest muted colors you ever did see. It’s a mashup of modern-meets-classic-European chic and I’m all about it. Incorporating tried and true design elements with newer trends will never steer you wrong.

Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

 

 

Spotlight- Sharon Montrose via Simply Grove

Ever since I mentioned my affinity for one of Sharon Montrose’s gorgeous prints in my last post, it got me thinking about how much I love her work in general. Sharon is an amazing commercial photographer specializing in animals, and her long list of clients includes major brands such as Iams, Target, and Warner Brothers, to name a few. But aside from her impressive commercial work, I’m a huge fan of her animal series photographs. More often than not, these simplistic, playful prints can be found in kids’ room and nurseries but, as you’ll see below, they work equally well in grown up spaces, too. A few years ago, Sharon and her team began the Nursery Project, a series of high-design spaces that are intended to inspire her customers. Seriously, these rooms are incredible! I’m sharing just a few of my favorites here, along with some other living spaces that I love, but be sure to check out more on The Animal Print Shop blog.

Spotlight- Sharon Montrose via Simply Grove

Spotlight- Sharon Montrose via Simply Grove

Spotlight- Sharon Montrose via Simply Grove

Spotlight- Sharon Montrose via Simply Grove

Spotlight- Sharon Montrose via Simply Grove

Image:Smitten Studio

Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

*Unless otherwise noted, all images are courtesy of The Animal Print Shop.

 
March 15, 2016

House Tour via Simply Grove

Via: Stadshem Photography: Jonas Berg

Cool, calm and collective describes this neutral home. The kitchen is definitely my favorite space. The lighting had me at hello!! See the entire studio here.

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

 
March 10, 2016

Dining Room Love by Mindy Bucklew via Simply Grove

Image: Design Milk

We’ve featured some pretty amazing kitchens over the last few months, but let’s talk dining rooms today. Personally, I love the versatility of this space — you can opt for a patterned rug or a bare floor, a matching set of chairs or an interesting mix, a dramatic chandelier or a simple pendant — the choice is up to you and the options are practically endless. And let’s not forget the transformative power of an eye-catching piece of artwork on the wall. This buffalo print, featured above, is one of my absolute favorites and it really makes the room, don’t you think? If you’re ready for more dining room inspo, check out these beauties below…

Dining Room Love by Mindy Bucklew via Simply Grove

Image: Ideat

This dining space is all about the mix. I’m loving the combination of the rustic table with the Eames dowel-leg chairs and the matte black pendants. Incredible wooden beams on the ceiling never hurt matters, either.

Dining Room Love by Mindy Bucklew via Simply Grove

Image: A House in the Hills

Want to know the quickest way to add a bit of luxe to your dining chairs? Add a sheepskin throw! Not only does it dress things up, it also makes a wire mesh chair infinitely more comfortable. Bonus.

Dining Room Love by Mindy Bucklew via Simply Grove

Image: Anna Bode

Ok, this cactus is pretty impressive, am I right? We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again….plants make ALL the difference.

Dining Room Love by Mindy Bucklew via Simply Grove

Image: Pelle Lundquist

And speaking of plants, how great is this floral splash of pink against a simple white table and neutral wishbone chairs? It’s the perfect contrast between pale and vibrant.

Dining Room Love by Mindy Bucklew via Simply Grove

Image: Vertigo Home

The copper accents in this room have me doing a happy dance. The tone of the metal is just right against the warm wood furniture and rich, patterned rug. Sign me up!

Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

 
March 9, 2016

Barn & Willow Pillows via Simply Grove

Images styled and photographed by Kirsten Grove.

If you were to look in my downstairs linen closet, you would choke at the site of all of my throw pillows. In fact I am constantly giving pillows to friends and clients. It’s an addiction. So when companies like Barn & Willow email me about their newest pillows, I can’t resist. Their pillow collection is fantastic! But they don’t just stop at pillows. Barn & Willow specialize in draperies as well as carry throw pillows and throw blankets.

Barn & Willow offer a custom design and quote feature, as well as a free swatch program. Also, they  launched a unique program called Try Before You Buy that allows customers to hang full sized curtains in their homes as they are going through the decision making process of ordering drapes. Customers can order as many sample panels as they wish at $10 each to keep for up to 7 days.  Returning it is super easy. You simply drop it in the mail with the pre-paid shipping label that they provide.  Once customers place their drapery order, the $10 cost of trying out the sample panels is refunded.  Amazing!

Barn & Willow Pillows via Simply Grove

Barn & Willow Pillows via Simply grove

Barn & Willow Pillows via Simply Grove

Barn & Willow Pillows via Simply Grove

Images styled and photographed by Kirsten Grove.

For this space, I chose the Lumbar Pillow in Oyster, Black/Grey Dot Pillow and Shale Pillow.

Shop all of Barn & Willow Here.

 

Kitchen via Simply Grove

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You can call me a renting expert. Over the span of my 34 years of existence, I have rented several times. I’ve learned quickly that if you want to make your rental feel like your own personal space, you need to get creative. You also need to think temporary. What are temporary details that are easy to change back when you move out? Some obvious switchable details would be lighting, hardware, window treatments and paint. But one not so obvious idea is temporarily changing your countertops. I have temporarily changed my fireplace tile, but it was my friend Jennifer Hagler from A Merry Mishap who first thought of this for kitchen counters. What is it, you ask? Adhesive Film in grey marble. Who doesn’t love marble? We all swoon over marble kitchens, like the one above. Well, you can create the same look and vibe by simply attaching adhesive film to your counters, like my kitchen below.

Kirsten Grove faked marble in her kitchen. Via simply grove

Image: Simply Grove Instagram

We installed our adhesive counters a year and a half ago and they are still going strong! As long as you don’t cut produce directly on the film (I always use my wooden cutting boards), the paper will last a good amount of time. As you can see we used it for our counters and backsplash. The existing materials were in the tan/brown family, so it wouldn’t have worked to just use it on the counters. I wish I had kept the before pictures. It really is a dramatic change! So, if you hate your counters but it’s not in your budget to replace them, DO THIS! PS: You could totally do this in your bathroom too! AND Amazon carries other options, like black, white and black marble.

Shop the adhesive film here.

 

 

 
March 2, 2016

Bedside Table Styling via Simply Grove. Written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: Amber Interiors

I’m a big believer that the bedroom is the sanctuary of the home. It should feel relaxing and inviting…the kind of space you want to curl up in and stay for awhile. And just as important as picking out the right pillows or choosing the perfect sheets, styling your bedside table is a very necessary piece of the design puzzle. In a way, it’s the ideal finishing touch, like putting a cherry on top of a sundae. Without it the room just feels a little empty and incomplete. In fact, this is the opportune time to show off your favorite plants, beautiful ceramics, or a well-designed lamp. If you’re looking for more styling inspiration, check out a few of my favorite ideas below…

Bedside Table Styling via Simply Grove. Written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: Gardener & Marks

If you’re squeezed for space or dealing with tight corners, opt for something minimal like a stool. It keeps the room visually open and offers just enough space to add a cute little succulent and a small stack of books. This is also the perfect opportunity to choose either wall mounted lighting above your table or a unique hanging pendant.

Bedside Table Styling via Simply Grove. Written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: Desire to Inspire

Floating bedside shelves are always a good idea in my book. They’re modern, unobtrusive, and they provide additional storage. Not to mention the fact that they’re sturdy enough to support a great art print next to the bed. Brass wall sconces are the perfect compliment.

Bedside Table Styling via Simply Grove. Written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: Desire to Inspire

Be sure to match your proportions! If you choose a slender bedside table, don’t overload with a clunky lamp and too many objects. Keep things sleek and simple. I love that the lamp in this scenario almost appears to be an extension of the table itself. Great design yields great results.

Bedside Table Styling via Simply Grove. Written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: Refinery29

If sophistication is what you’re after, a monochromatic color scheme is the way to go. In this case, varying shades of white from the wall sconce, flowers, and marble tabletop really pop against a charcoal gray wall.

Bedside Table Styling via Simply Grove. Written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: Design Sponge

Don’t pass up the chance to bring the outside in. I’m happy the whole tree stump trend is going strong and I really hope it sticks around. The result is rustic, organic, and just plain lovely. Topping it with a little greenery is the best choice…naturally (no pun intended).

Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

 

Color Love via Simply Grove

Image: DesignLoveFest

If you were to ask me what my favorite color is, I couldn’t answer you. Why? Because it changes all of the time. I am constantly inspired by new colors. Color can also drastically effect the mood in a space. Bright colors can bring energy while neutral, muted colors can bring calmness. Right now I am digging 4 colors for the home.

The first is this muted, jeweled green. It’s a nice change from the bright kelly green.

Color Love via Simply Grove

Image: Inside Out

I love the blue family! This blue leans towards the grey side of things but is still vibrant enough to make a statement.

Color Love via Simply Grove

Image: Miss Moss

Powder pink wins. It’s a soft color that you can either make use in a big way, like cabinets, or in small ways, like a throw pillow.

Color Love via Simply Grove

Image: My Domaine

I have never been a fan of purple, until this last year. Adding it in a rug or blanket is not expected and cool!

 
February 25, 2016

Art inspiration via simply grove

Art inspiration via simply grove

It’s amazing how quickly art can change the look of a space. Art is like shoes. It can make an outfit look one way, or another way. That’s probably why I switch out my art constantly. Photos.com brings fine photography into your home without spending too much. And they do all of the framing, matting ect. For my entryway, I chose Flower Still Life by Odilon Redon. I love the colors and the vintage vibe. I chose to get this piece printed on canvas, but they have several other options, including birchwood and aluminum. Below are a few of my favorite prints from photos.com.

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Color and Pattern in Living Rooms via Simply Grove. Written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: Coco Lapine Design

I’ve never really been adventurous when it comes to color, in either my wardrobe or my home. Truth be told, I’m definitely more of a neutral gal, sticking with the tried and true palette of white, black, navy and gray. I know, I know…kinda boring. But, as my design aesthetic has evolved (a bit), I’ve certainly come to realize the impact of color and pattern. Especially in a living room. Whether it’s a vibrant chair or a striking rug, these little additions possess the ability to really elevate a room to the next level. And the key here is little additions — adding small pops of color or texture here and there so that it doesn’t consume the entire space. Even the neutral lover in me can handle that! Here are a few more examples of living rooms that are on point…

 

Color and Pattern in Living Rooms via Simply Grove. Written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: A House in the Hills

When I think about adding pattern, wall hangings are one of the first things that come to mind. They come in a variety of colors, and they’re super soft and textural. I also love the fact that they’re typically handmade. This giant version, paired next to a great leather chair and plant, makes for a super cozy corner.

Color and Pattern in Living Rooms via Simply Grove. Written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: My Domaine

How amazing is this rug with those printed chairs and that kitchen bar?? Honestly…black, navy, pink, and orange. I may be a color convert.

Color and Pattern in Living Rooms via Simply Grove. Written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: A Cup of Jo

This living room has it all. Rich, dark walls, a cowhide rug, and a great print hanging over the couch. Add in a cute little dog and you’re golden. A space like this proves that color doesn’t have to be bright and punchy, it can also be moody and subdued.

Color and Pattern in Living Rooms via Simply Grove. Written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: The Style Files

It goes without saying, but pillows are one of the quickest and easiest ways to inject both color and pattern into any space. They also come in a range of affordable prices, which is a major plus if you’re shopping on a budget. Personally, I’m a fan of down pillows versus fiberfill ones, which tend to lose their shape over time.

Color and Pattern in Living Rooms via Simply Grove. Written by Mindy Bucklew

Image: SF Girl By Bay

The thought of showcasing a mini library in a living room makes me really happy. Book bindings incorporate instant color, and all those varying heights and shapes create a unique pattern of their very own. Add in the fact that you can quickly grab your favorite read and settle in on the couch for the afternoon….I’m sold.

Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

 
February 23, 2016

Mountain Cabin via Simply Grove

A few weekends ago my family and I took a trip to Tamarack Resort, which is about 90 minutes outside of Boise. A few words come to mind when describing Tamarack. Breathtaking, relaxing yet adventurous and accessible. We went for a quick three day getaway and came home feeling refreshed. We spent three days eating great food, being surrounded by some of the most gorgeous mountains and hitting the slopes a few times. Let me start by saying that I haven’t skied in YEARS! The last time that I was on the slopes was in Junior High. I was a little nervous (or a lot) to try it again. Right when I was paired with my instructor, I knew that I was going to be OK…haha. She was amazing! My kids, who have never skied nor snowboarded, did fantastic. Tamarack made us feel at home and treated us like kings and queens.

My favorite part of the trip was touring a few custom homes in Tamarack. I couldn’t believe the size and the beauty of these homes! My most favorite home was a modern masterpiece. This 10,300 square foot, four story mountain home was designed by minimalistic contemporary architect Dale Jones Evens of DJE Architecture in Australia. There wasn’t anything about this home that I didn’t love! I snapped all of these pictures on my iPhone, as I was walking around with my jaw on the ground, so they’re not the best quality. But man oh man…the details and the design of this space go unignored. The kitchen was designed, built off site and installed by Studio Becker of San Fransisco. I’m sure you recognized a few of the lighting choices. The Random Light by Bertjan Pot hangs several times in the living room and dining room. The beauty of this light is that you can see right through it, so the views of the mountains are not interrupted. Also, the mix of raw wood and stone creates a laid back vibe in this minimalist space.

Mountain Cabin via Simply Grove

Mountain Cabin via Simply Grove

Mountain Cabin via Simply Grove

Mountain Cabin via Simply Grove

Mountain Cabin via Simply Grove

Mountain Cabin via Simply Grove

Mountain Cabin via Simply Grove

Mountain Cabin via Simply Grove

Take my word for it and visit Tamarack Resort…pronto!

 
February 19, 2016

Laundry Room Makeover designed by Vintage Revivals via Simply Grove

Have you ever felt helpless when it comes to your laundry room? Maybe no inspiration or feeling like you have no idea how to design a laundry room? Mandi from Vintage Revivals created a functional yet cool laundry space that is perfect for those late night laundry parties (that I seem to have ALL OF THE TIME). You can see the entire space renovation here. Also check out this laundry room that I did with Pergo last year.

Laundry Room Makeover designed by Vintage Revivals via Simply Grove

Laundry Room Makeover designed by Vintage Revivals via Simply Grove

 
February 18, 2016

The set of The Intern via simply grove

The set of The Intern via Simply Grove

The set of The Intern via Simply Grove

Images: My Domaine

Did you see The Intern, starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway?? Oscar-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Nancy Meyers (It’s Complicated, Something’s Gotta Give) released this film, The Intern in September of last year, and of course the interiors were on point! The film is centered on a Brooklyn-based fashion site founder so naturally the set is stylish and fresh. The room that caught my attention right away is the kitchen. Holy pretty!! It’s the perfect brownstone beauty with modern elements throughout. Shop the look below.

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