May 18, 2015

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Kitchens really are the heart of the home. Guests tend to gather in the kitchen more than any other room of the home. I always love hanging out in cozy kitchens. What makes a cozy kitchen? Lighting is a big factor. But another way to cozy up your kitchen is to add vintage details. Vintage art, lighting, appliances, furniture and ceramics can all create a warm, friendly environment. Mix old with new just to make sure that your space doesn’t become outdated. And mix color and patterns with neutral details. Happy Vintage!

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May 13, 2015

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Sofas can make or break a space. I’ve been in some awesome homes, and when the sofa isn’t on point, it throws the rest of the space off. One sofa style that is a great transitional option is chesterfield sofas. They are a classic choice for modern or traditional spaces. Below are a few other looks that had us at hello!

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I’ve had the awesome opportunity of being apart of Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week for the last few years. (See last year’s post here.) This year I tackled my bathroom. Because I am in a rental, I can’t do a whole lot of renovations BUT paint can always be done! I chose Extra White on the bottom and this gorgeous blue, Seaworthy on the top quarter of the walls and ceiling. My bathroom went from total drab to clean and fresh. And it’s all because of PAINT! Below is a glimpse of the horribleness that was before…..

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Boring beige…. Thank God for paint!

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I like when bathrooms are bright and simple. I didn’t want to clutter this little bathroom but wanted to make it seem light and open. The blue added some much needed personality while the white kept it modern. Thank you Sherwin-Williams for consistently making spaces look like a million bucks! Check out more National Painting Week projects here.

This blog post was written as part of a collaboration with Sherwin-Williams. I received compensation and all words and opinions are my own. 

 
May 7, 2015

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Happy Thursday, friends! I wanted to share a little teaser of a small project that I’ve been working on in my own home. My small bathroom needed some TLC, so with the help of Sherwin-Williams and National Painting Week, I transformed it from beige blah to color happy! Check back on Monday for the full tour!

 

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Well folks…here it is! It’s the final week of the One Room Challenge! If you’ve seen Week OneWeek Two, Week Three Week Four or Week Five, you know that I’ve been re-doing a bedroom. My One Room Challenge consisted of freshening up this adorable, bright bedroom. My assistant and her husband (who also happens to be my niece-in-law and nephew) moved into this adorable early 1900’s home a few months ago. The bedroom was pretty much a blank slate. Because they are both young and hip by nature, I wanted to created a stylish, modern space that felt minimal yet sophisticated. You can see that the before was very “before’y”….

Yep, that’s a before!

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And now the AFTER! It’s a smaller space so we had to keep the accessories and extra pieces of furniture smaller in scale. That’s also another reason why I chose white bedding with pops of color and texture. But I couldn’t keep the entire room white! I had to add an accent wall to keep things interesting and semi dramatic. Between the amazing rug, cool lighting, rich textures and patterns and modern furniture, I can’t figure out what my favorite part of the room is.

A few things to note before you take a tour of the room.
-We needed a bed frame but not a headboard, so with a tight budget and limited time, my nephew built a pallet bed and painted it a nice bright white.
-Vintage suitcases are a great accessory to add to a space to give personality. We used stacked camel leather suitcase and displayed design magazines on them.
-If you need decorating items for shelves and such, walk around your home a few times and search cabinets and drawers. You are bound to find some treasures!
-Use rugs to add color and texture to a room.
-Don’t forget that plants are an inexpensive accessory to add to any room.
-Use wallpaper to spruce up a door instead of the traditional wall.

See the entire tour below!

(ALL sources are listed below. Shop away!)

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

 

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

Bedroom styled by Kirsten Grove

SOURCES-

Paint- Olympic Range from Sherwin Williams

Wallpaper on Door- Cole & Son wallpaper from DecoratorsBest

Rug- Allegra Lavender from Oliver Yaphe

Art Collage on Wall from Minted- Mission Print, B&W by Koshi, Lily of the Valley, B&W by Jaime Derringer.

Large Art Print on Green Wall- Stones by Koshi

Chair- Modway White Chair from Wayfair

Left Side Table- Hexagon Side Table from Wayfair

Right Wall Side Shelf- JM & SONS

Sconces- Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

Black Pendant- Barn Light Electric

Floor Lamp- LumiSource Grammy Floor Lamp from Wayfair

Pillows- Grey Flying V and Gold & Black from Jaymee Srp

Pillow- Linen Pink Salt from By Molle

Striped Quilt- Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

Throw Blanket on Bed- Denim Throw from By Molle

Duvet Cover- Crisp White Pintuck from Mark & Graham

White Sheets- Wayfair

Make sure to visit all of the other bloggers participating in this challenge to see their final results, listed below. Also follow along on Instagram using#oneroomchallenge

 

 

 

 

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Congrats Shauna Wright! You’re the winner! Email me your address at simplygrove22@gmail.com.

It’s Mother’s Day week! So to celebrate I’m offering a couple of giveaways. This first giveaway is from MoMA Design Store. The compact and wireless Doxie Go will make it easier to go paperless when you are on the go (and gets you organized in the process). The Doxie Go (retail value $229) is compact, wireless and rechargeable allowing you to scan important documents, photos, recipes and sketches without needing a computer. It’s quite brilliant! All you need to do is leave a comment below. I’ll announce the winner this Friday. Good luck!

Check back tomorrow for the reveal of the One Room Challenge.!

 

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Parents of little ones, this is exciting news!  Oeuf is happy to present its new Fawn crib and bassinet system, a charming and thoughtfully designed bassinet that easily converts to a crib. Made from Baltic birch plywood, it’s designed with clean lines and a modern sophistication. Oeuf’s matching Fawn dresser completes the nursery set. The Fawn system set is available mid-May

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Week 5 of the One Room Challenge is here! Which means only one more week until the final REVEAL!! I can’t wait to show you everything that we have done in this awesome space. This week I wanted your opinion on these Oliver Yaphe handwoven Allegra rugs. Which color do you fancy?

Option #1 OR….

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Option #2 ???

I know which one I love and I know which one my client loves. Now I want your opinion! Both the purple and seafoam green are stunning in person.

Let me know what you th

Check out Week OneWeek Two, Week Three and Week Four. And please come back next Wednesday for the FINAL REVEAL!  And make sure to check out all of the other bloggers participating in this challenge, listed below. Also follow along on Instagram using#oneroomchallenge

 
April 28, 2015

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My mantle changes quite often. My living space is small so it’s an area that I can display my latest and greatest items. One piece that I cannot get enough of is this vase from Kulture Bomb. It’s cool enough to display individually or pair it with smaller pieces. Kulture Bomb has a good assortment of decorative pieces that would make great additions to anyones home. I also love their pillow collection.

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April 23, 2015

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Today I’m giving away this GORGEOUS pillow from Made Of Cloth, a $169 value. If you want to win it, head over to my Instagram to see how you enter. GOOD LUCK!

 

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One of my favorite things about this bedroom makeover is the green accent wall. I chose Olympic Range from Sherwin Williams. I have been wanting to do a deep green accent wall for forever. And trying to find the perfect green is a tough gig. This one is my favorite thus far!!

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It’s deep enough enough to be moody but colorful enough to be dramatic. I’m going to be put some black and white art on this wall as well as displaying a modern white chair in front. It’s gonna look fantastic!!

Another fun element in the room will be this Cole & Son wallpaper from Decorators Best. Peonies are always a winner in my book. And this particular paper slays me with the color choices. I still haven’t fully decided what I will do with it.

Check out Week OneWeek Two, and Week Three and check back next Wednesday for WEEK FIVE’s update! We will be talking paint colors and wallpaper! And make sure to check out the other bloggers participating in this challenge, listed below. Also follow along on Instagram using#oneroomchallenge

 
April 20, 2015

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Bookshelf Styling Tips

Last week I shared some simple bookshelf styling tips over on the Pottery Barn blog, Inside & Out. Check it out here.

 
April 16, 2015

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I’m a sucker for pillows and tea towels. So when I was introduced to Cotton & Flax, I jumped for joy! Cotton & Flax is a line of handmade textile home goods from designer Erin Dollar. Every piece in the collection is cut, printed, and sewn in Los Angeles, CA.

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Cotton & Flax just launched new tea towel designs that are simply beautiful. I think I want to collect all of them!

Shop the tea towels here and shop all here.

 

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Chair, Wall Side Shelf, Sconces, Side Table, Floor Lamp.

Week three of the One Room Challenge and we’re talking about some added accessories and furniture pieces. (Check out Week One and Week Two.) Details make or break a space. Because I want to create a minimal yet sophisticated space, I chose light, airy pieces that don’t interfere with the space. Straight lines and simple tones can be matched with rich colors and textures.

I love using wall sconces instead of table lamps for either sides of the bed. I chose this Schoolhouse sconce and then mixed up the side tables by using a floor table and a wall shelf. It will be a fun change up!

I’m starting to get really excited to start on the installation! It’s going to be sweeeeeeeeeet.

Check back next Wednesday for WEEK FOUR’s update! We will be talking paint colors and wallpaper! And make sure to check out the other bloggers participating in this challenge, listed below. Also follow along on Instagram using #oneroomchallenge

 
April 13, 2015

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Happy Monday! Let’s start the week with a fun modern family house tour. This Scandinavian apartment is on trend, fun and relaxed. Makes for a great family space! The patterned wallpaper is a pop of personality in this clean, white space. Here are a  few details that make this home awesome-

1. Mix of woods.

2. Poster art.

3. Black grout in the kitchen.

4. An infusion of grey, black, white, natural materials and pops of color.

5. Books.

6. Art leaned against the wall as apposed to hung on the wall.

Have a great day!!