Modern Apartment Decor…

I mentioned last week that I’ve been fortunate enough to be helping out with a local project that is pretty awesome. The Owyhee has been an iconic hotel in Boise for over 100 years. Today, it is being thoughtfully redesigned and restored, enhanced with modern touches. The Owyhee is being converted to feature 36 modern rental apartments, a revitalization of the banquet facilities, 60,000 beautiful square feet of modernized office and retail space, and a reopened rooftop terrace. It’s epic!

My first assignment for The Owyhee was styling their model apartment. I wanted to create modern apartment decor in this space. It was a fun project, showing how a youthful individual can make these stylish apartments their own. You will recognize pieces from Target, West Elm, Urban Outfitters and a few other spots. I also scored some awesome vintage finds at Boise Vintage.

Did I mention that I styled the entire space in 10 hours?? It was a whirlwind event!

ALL photography by Allison Corona.

 

Happy Friday…

Image: My living space.

Hope you all had a great week! It’s been a busy week for me but a successful week. I am beyond thankful for the things that I am able to be apart of in this season. One of those projects is a local renovation that is seriously amazing. I’ll be posting pictures soon. See you soon!

Me Elsewhere-

My living room featured on Oh, I Design.

Inspiring Conference Rooms.

Introducing Summer Color in Your Space.

Ocean Inspired Color Scheme.

Kids Shelf DIY…

My kids have shared a room for the last 4 years. They have both loved there time together but now that they are getting older, they want their own spaces. So I recently transformed my office into Eden’s very own bedroom. Ethan is staying up in their once shared room. I will be posting pics of Eden’s entire space next week. Today you get a glimpse of the space, only because Elise Vaughn did another fantastic DIY specifically for Eden’s bedroom. This DIY shelf is the cutest thing ever! And Eden is totally in love with it. Take it away, Elise!

*  First select the wood and rope that you want to use- I found my bundle of white and neon rope at Fred Meyer for 8.99 and the piece of wood came from ReStore for 1.39!!

*  Next measure the shelf lengths from your wood, mark and cut to size.

 

*  Then you will need to measure and mark spacing for your drill holes in each corner of your shelf planks- chose a drill bit the same width as your rope so that it is a nice snug fit. also make sure that the holes line up for all of the shelves.
*  Next you will want to take your rope and wrap some sticky tape around the end so that it is easier to thread thru the corner holes.
*  Cut a length six times the total height of your shelf.
*  Begin at the top shelf corner hole- doesn’t matter which one.  Thread the rope all the way through leaving a 2 foot tail.  Make sure you are threading from the top of the shelf down.  With the tail of your rope extended beyond the top of the shelf, tie a knot in the rope under the board.  Don’t tie it to tight until all of your knots have been made, incase you need to adjust any of the lengths and knot placements.
*  continue threading your rope through the top of the next shelve and tie a knot under the board and so forth until you have evenly spaced out your number of shelves.
*   Once you get to the bottom shelf tie a knot under the board and then another knot that will sit under the adjacent hole.  Then thread the rope back up towards the top- tying a knot below each board before you thread it through.
*  Now that you are back at the top shelf with all of your excess rope, allow for a triangle hang pitch above the tope shelf and bring the row over to the opposite corner holes and begin the process over again, evenly spacing your knots and boards.
*  Once you have successfully threaded the rope through all four corners of your shelves – tie your original rope tail and the rope remnant together to be hung over the shelf suspension dowel.
*  The shelve suspension dowel is constructed from a plunger dowel and a metal pipe thread disk from the hardware store.

* You can either paint the metal disc or leave it as is.

*  Measure the length of dowel that you want and cut.

*  Thread the dowel into the pipe disc
* Screw the pipe disc into your wall and suspend your rope shelf from it.
* I added some tassels that I made out of white yarn to the base of my shelf- completely optional!

Presto an inexpensive and functional suspending wall shelf.

Shop Elise Vaughn’s kid clothing line here.

 

Marble Countertops…

Image: Remodelista

Recently I’ve had a few clients and friends ask specific questions about marble and specifically, marble countertops. Some are concerned with it’s durability and strength. I personally could use marble for the bathroom, the kitchen, the laundry room…almost any room! It’s such a beautiful material that can be paired with so many styles.  Here is a great article on marble that should explain it all!

Summer Loving…

Image: My living room via Oh, I Design.

School is out, the sun is out and my kids are already bored! Haha. Any parents relating right now? Being a work at home mom, this can be a challenge so I’m strategizing lots of summertime activities. This happens every summer. But it really does force me to be creative. Anyways, that’s my mini summer rant. Have the best weekend and I will see you next week!

Me ELSEWHERE-

Summer color in your home. My favorite room in my home. How to use brass and gold accents in your kitchen.

Affordable and Beautiful Sofas…

Friends and clients are constantly asking me for tips on finding the perfect sofa and not breaking the bank. Choosing the right sofa can be a challenge. Mostly because of cost, but also comfort, size and quality also play a huge factor. That’s why I am SO excited that Kyle Schuneman teamed up with APT2B to create this upholstery line that features some stellar sofas. The designs represent a more sophisticated urbanite feel, and the prices are super accessible, starting at only $899. These modern pieces are all made by hand in Los Angeles, CA. Shop the entire collection here.

See more here.

framed & matted

I wanted to share with you the launch of the Artist Spotlight Series from framed & matted which debuts with Los Angeles-based photographer, Max Wanger. This project offers the opportunity for framed & matted to partner with a different artist each month to create a featured framed artwork. As you can see, Max Wanger’s Tulum print is snug and safe in my living room. I adore this print! And I double adore what framed & matted are doing with the Artist Spotlight Series. 

Purchase the Tulum print HERE for only a few more days! Hurry!

 

Inspiration {Melbourne Home}…

This is one of my most favorite home tours, ever! The modern lines mixed with the soft, cool tones mixed with natural elements….amazing. See the entire tour here.

See you next week!! I have some DIY’s and styling tips to share with you all!

I’m also over here and here. And also thank you ForRent.com for this interview.

My Duvet from Schoolhouse Electric…

I know that you’ve seen quite a few images of my bedroom recently. Mostly because I’ve been putting a lot of attention into creating exactly what I want for my bedroom. I’m loving my latest addition, the Imperfect Plus Duvet Cover from Schoolhouse Electric. The fern-green plus signs are designed by Portland artist Ashley Goldberg. I’m totally digging this look! And I’m digging the mix of the plus signs and striped sheets, also from Schoolhouse Electric. Thank you Schoolhouse Electric for being awesome!

Shop Schoolhouse Electric here.

Colorful Tea Towel…

Last week I instagrammed about this fantastic tea towel from Wind & Willow Home. Honestly, I could frame it. It’s SO beautiful! Right now Wind & Willow Home has a Indiegogo crowdfunding to raise money to launch this soft goods line. I am ALL about promoting small business growth, handmade and American made. If you have a moment, head over and learn more about this awesome business!

 

Bathroom Makeover…

Can I start by saying that when I first saw a glimpse of Capree Kimball’s bathroom redo on instagram, I about passed out! I love EVERYTHING about it! She did a fantastic job mixing patterns and materials effortlessly. And because I love who Capree is as a person, I am so SO happy that she now gets to live in this gem. See more over on Curbly.

Master & Master…

We love Master & Master. It’s stackable and stylish pieces for the office, bedroom and any other room in need of shelving and tables. I personally would love to outfit my entire office in Master & Master. Shop here.

DIY & From My Heart…

This DIY, seen on Design Sponge, is a clever way to design a bench. Hair pin legs are always a great go to for benches and tables. And the brushstroke upholstery is awesome! See the entire DIY here.

I hope that you are all having a great week thus far! I have to be honest in telling you that I am feeling a little overwhelmed in this moment of my life. If Simply Grove feels super sporadic, my apologies. I don’t ever intend to dismiss this blog but there are seasons where my creativity and time management needs a little attention and support. I am passionate about interior design and I will always be passionate about interior design. I’m really seeking out what my next steps in this crazy, blogging/entrepreneurial life are going to be. I never want to reinvent the wheel and just do things because other people are doing the same things and finding success. I want to do things that match up with my passions. Thank you for reading this blog and thank you for supporting Simply Grove. There are a millions of awesome blogs out there that are football fields more advanced than me. So the fact that you still visit Simply Grove means the world to me.

I would LOVE to hear from you! If there are any posts that you need more of, haven’t seen enough of, or are tired of, let me know! Either comment below or email me at simplygrove22@gmail.com. I really do value ALL of of your feedback. And I only want to blog what is important not just to me but to the readers.

Much love to you all! xxoo

Inspiration {Color}…

 

I love color so naturally this home is a winner in my book! Seen on My Scandinavian Home (via here), this home shows that you can add color in your furniture, accessories and even books. Think outside of the art and wall color boxes when deciding on moments of color. Plus, it’s always fun to think unconventional!

 

 

Styling…

This week I did some styling for the Owyhee in Boise. The thoughtfully re-designed and restored Owyhee has been converted to feature 36 modern rental apartments as well as a bunch of other awesomeness! Anyways, I got to have a hand with styling one of the new apartments. I’ll post more images in the weeks to come.

See you next week!!

I’m also over here and here.