January 13, 2015

{Products in Image: Blanket & Pillow}

Hi 2015! I already love you. A new year always brings new chances, opportunities and exciting moments. I for one love anything new. I like to call myself a futurist. It’s all about what’s ahead! One thing that I have coming in the near future is a brand new site. It’s time for Simply Grove to get a new look! It’s a new time for me and I can’t wait to step into those “new moments”. So if you see me around locally, you will see me studying Pinterest like it’s my life’s worth. Studying color, design, movement. It’s all about what happening for this year! 2014 was sooooo yesterday. My Intel Tablet is getting worked over right now! It never slows down though. It seems to have a energizer bunny mentality. And the perfect thing about it?? It fits in my small bag so I’m not dragging around my big computer bag. I think all designers can appreciate that.

Are you stoked for 2015??

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I’m sure you’ve already seen Nate Berkus new spring collection for Target around the web. Let me just remind you of it’s awesomeness! Above is a collection of my personal favorites. The pillows are spot on. And those lights are on point. You can view the collection here.

 
January 8, 2015

My favorite mattress on the market right now comes from this brilliant company, Tuft & Needle. The mattress is incredible and the price is even more incredible. We have been sleeping on ours now for a few months and I cannot begin to tell you how much I love it.

A few things to note about Tuft & Needle.

+It ships in the tiniest box. You literally will not even believe that your mattress is in the box!

+It arrives right at your door….with free shipping! WHAAAAA???

+You get a 30 night trial. So if you’re not a fan, no worries.

+It has a 10 year warranty. 10 YEARS!

So if those details didn’t sell you on Tuft & Needle, go to their site here and personally read all about this amazing product.

 
January 7, 2015

Image: Remodelista

Kitchens are evolving as we speak. There are so many creative, stylish details that you can incorporate in kitchens. My personal favorite look is two toned cabinets. Wood on bottom and white on top. Or black on bottom and wood on top. And open shelving is still as awesome as it was last year. Below are a few more ideas to take your kitchen from great to amazing.

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*Incorporate art and cool lighting in your kitchen. Use pops of color in the art. And don’t be afraid of mixing finishes in lighting and hardware… like silver and gold.

Image: Coco Lapine Design

*Actual pieces of furniture can serve as great storage options in your kitchen. Use armoires, bookshelves or dressers.

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*You cannot go wrong with marble. Like never!

 
January 6, 2015

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With the New Year comes organizing and re-decorating. Well, at least for me. I am obsessed with getting new linens in celebration of the New Year. This year I splurged and purchased a new down comforter and high thread count sheets. My husband has already thanked me tens of hundreds of times. It’s definitely a well worth it purchase. These bedrooms should inspire putting some thought into our own personal bedrooms. Since we spend at a lot of time in our bedrooms, might as well do it right! Below are a few ideas to spruce up the bedroom.

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*If you are not wanting to spend money on new bedding, use what you have and change it up with a new throw. Chunky throws are trending right now. And you can never go wrong with sheepskin.

 

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*Keep the colors serene in your bedroom. To dark and bold could cause your dreamland to be interrupted.

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*Paint the wall behind your bed a contrasting color to create a floating headboard.

 
January 3, 2015

Image: My living room (seen on my Instagram) went from holiday cheer to clean and simplistic. Pottery Barn and I are working on cleaning up my living space. Here’s a sneak peek.

Hi friends! Happy 2015 to you and yours. It’s an unbelievable thought that we have reached 2015. I remember when Shane and I got married in 2000…. Looking towards the future seemed many many moons away. Instead, here we are…2015. I have so many things to be grateful for in life. So many milestones that have been met these last few years. But like most of you, I am ready for bigger and better moments. I don’t think that is a bad desire. I think it’s normal and natural to want to move ahead and dream bigger in life. So cheers to 2015. It’s going to be AMAZING!!

 
December 19, 2014

6 more days! Yep…just 6 more days. How?? Not sure… but my kids, along with most kids, are ecstatic beyond words. I had Christmas come early a few weeks ago….in the form of these GORGEOUS dining chairs from Bryght. I LOVE them. I wanted something with soft color in my eating area. This modern green hue is perfection. And if you are looking for a great affordable sofa, Bryght is your site! Seriously check them out here.

Right now I am carrying my trusty tablet wherever I go, checking off to-do lists like nobody’s business! I’m not sure where I would be without my tablet. It’s allowed me to create lists for practically everything!

I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel. This could include the Intel Corporation providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment.

 

 
December 18, 2014

My good friend Stephanie of mini fête recently had a Christmas photo shoot in my studio. The images turned out perfect! It made me so excited about the potential of my studio and what I can create out of it. Plus, hosting talents like Stephanie is an honor.

One detail in the studio that I have been wanting to share about is the diamond wall panels from Wall Dimension. I wanted to bring some texture into the all white space and quickly fell in love with these. Plus the process of hanging them is super easy. Who doesn’t love an easy project!!

Amazing job mini fête! Read more about Stephanie here. See the entire shoot here.

 
December 17, 2014

THE WINNER OF THE TARGET GIVEAWAY IS JENNA SIMMONS! Congrats Jenna!

AND I also have a $400 giveaway straight from everyones favorite store, Target. All you need to do is follow me on Instagram (if you don’t already) and then leave a simple comment below telling me that you’re following SG on Insta. Giveaway ends Friday night at Midnight. I will announce the winner Saturday Morning. GOOD LUCK!

Needing some last minute gift ideas?? I have some fantastic ideas for you, straight from everyones favorite store, Target.

 

Earings, Hat, Gloves, iPad Mini, Body Wash, Faux Throw, Bag.

Bike, Watch, Bag, Socks, Toiletry Bag.

Fox, Dress, Rocking Horse, Doll, Bow, Nerf Gun, Giraffe.

 

iPhone 5/S Case, Glass Water Bottle, iPhone 6 Case, Taylor Swift 1989 Album, Copper Mug, How I Met Your Mother DVD.

DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

This post was created in partnership with Target. All opinions are my own.

 
December 16, 2014

I wanted to give you a glimpse of Christmas at my house. It’s super simple this year. Our living space is smaller so we opted for a small tree and kept the big tree downstairs in the studio. Last year I got the cutest triangle stockings at The Land Of Nod. The kids love how deep they are….for all of those goodies. I love how they look!

A few years ago I made a batch of white clay ornaments. I found them hidden in a random box and decided to use them on the small tree. I love how modern they are. And the joy banner is from K-mart….almost 10 years ago!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

 

 

 

 
December 16, 2014

This year I will be hosting a small group at our house for Christmas. I love hosting (not necessarily cooking though) and I love using organic elements to create a great tablescape. Last year my good friend Caitlin created this tablescape and I’ve been in love with it ever since! It’s simple yet so so elegant. The colors that she used are neutral yet stunning.

Below is a video that Real Living Magazine and Super A-Mart collaborated on for the holidays. It’s a perfect example that you don’t have to do too much to create the perfect table.

Super A-mart is a place for you to go and seek inspiration for your renovations and home needs. You’ll love it!
 

This country yet modern kitchen is all sorts of greatness! The colors and textures are so old yet so new. See more here.

I love how my friend and Pinterest superstar, Alex Evjen, decorated a holiday table using Coca-Cola homewares collection. It’s super clean and fresh!

Kyle Schuneman is launching his third upholstery collection here for Apt2B.  Mid-century modern inspired, the colors and contrast on these four new frames create a cool, unique and stylish collection. Customizable contrast piping, tufting, wood bases and available in 21 color combinations to fit your style. I’m in love! Shop here.

 

 
December 9, 2014

This Christmas I have embraced “less is more”. Of course there are some colorful Christmas decor traditions that we will always have. But for my mantel, I wanted something clean and fresh. I wanted a modern Christmas mantel. Target helped me attain that look. Here are some tips for a fresh Christmas mantel. (Check out my fall mantel here.)

+Use real garland as opposed to fake. It looks so much better.

+Mix old with new. I used a hand form and piece of art that I’ve had for awhile and paired them with new products from Target.

+Layer layer layer. Place larger, taller items in the back and layer smaller items in front.

+Arrange things in odd numbers. Instead of placing 2 items together, use 3 or 5 to create a perfectly layered look.

+You don’t need lights in the garland for it to be festive. Instead, place them at the base of the fireplace for a little twinkle.

Items used from Target- Antique Mirror Tray, Small Mason Jar, Pillar Candlestick, Votive Candleholder.

This post was created in partnership with Target. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 
December 5, 2014

20 days until Christmas. OMG! 20 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS! How did this happen??? The older we get, the faster time flies by. It’s quite a phenomena. I feel like I have 273 things to accomplish on my to do list and I don’t even know where to begin! I carry my tablet around with me and pull it out at every store, coffee shop, restaurant…anywhere that I have a second to gather my thoughts and reorganize myself. My favorite list app on my tablet is Evernote. It’s easy to use and keeps me together, most of the time. And speaking of lists, a big item on my list of accomplishments is GETTING A BRAND NEW SIMPLY GROVE WEBSITE! I can’t wait to freshen SG up! Cori is hooking me up. It’s going to be awesome sauce!

What are some of your favorite apps to keep things together?

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December 3, 2014

There’s a new site in town that I’m head over heals for. And just in time for CHRISTMAS! The Citizenry is a socially conscious online home décor company that combines smart, modern design with authentic international style. The Citizenry allows consumers to create a home with meaningful pieces that celebrate the rich history of human craftsmanship across the globe. I appreciate that all items are ethically sourced and handcrafted in small batches using age-old techniques,

Each season, The Citizenry collaborates with artisans from a different part of the world to create a curated collection of stylish home goods. In August 2014, the brand launched with collections from Peru and Argentina, which included luxurious alpaca textiles and handcrafted leather chairs.

Shop The Citizenry here.