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.

3 Things To Love {GREEN}…

Image: Coco Lapine Design

When you ask me what my favorite color is, I will instantly tell you that it is green. Now, it’s not your normal, average green. It’s modern shades of green like mint, moss, fern and tea green. There are some amazing shades of green that we haven’t even tapped into yet when it comes to interior design. These three different shades of green, seen in this post, are exactly what I am about!

If I could bottle up a green and keep it forever, it would be the exact shade of the sofa and chair seen above. Heaven!

Image: Design Milk

These dining chairs are exactly what this kitchen/dining space needed. Finding the right dining chairs can be tricky. I always say to go basic on the table and have fun with the chairs.

Image: Desire To Inspire

This tub is another fabulous shade of green. And having a colorful tub is the funnest idea ever!

 

Pendant Light DIY…

Ok, this may be my favorite DIY that Elise has tackled thus far! It’s stylish, easy to achieve and goes with a variety of aesthetics. Be inspired and take notes!

What you need:

Clamp light
Gold spray paint
Electrical plug replacements
Wire cutters
Wooden beads

Disassemble the clamp light.

Spray paint the light cage gold.

Cut the electrical cord towards the end close to the plug.

Thread the wooden beads down the electrical cord. Follow the instructions that come with the replacement plugs to put your electrical cord back together and PRESTO!

Cheers, Elise (Check Elise’s kids clothing line here.)

DIY designer, styling and photography: Elise Vaughn.

 

New Brass Pendant…

I hope you all had a fantastic week and an even better weekend! Next week is a brand new week full of endless possibilities and new beginnings!

BTW, do you love my new Schoolhouse Electric brass sconce? I can’t get enough of them!

I am also over here, here and here.