4

Mar

2015

via simply grove

via simply grove

via simply grove

via simply grove

via simply grove

This Toronto house tour, seen on Style Me Pretty Living, was actually posted last year but I’ve come to appreciate the pops of color and soothing bedroom. I’m also loving the nursery. It’s calm and cool. The home itself is 107 years old. Amazing! See more here.

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I am so thrilled to be featuring Cori Magee’s apartment on Simply Grove. Cori Magee is an amazing graphic designer who has an eye for everything cool and stylish. Her scandinavian design inspired space feels so comfortable yet so put together. Cori’s space is also relatable and doesn’t feel stuffy nor too proper. I asked Cori a few questions. Enjoy below.

What inspires you when decorating your space?

I find so much design inspiration on-line, both digital-magazines and design blogs. I also enjoy a handful of printed mags, like Dwell, Living Etc., El Mueble, Elle Decoration UK and Habitania) Also, museums, restaurants, the sidewalk….inspiration is everywhere.

How would you describe your interior aesthetic?
Not an easy question to answer. I pull my ideas from so many places and then I decide what works for me and the way I live. Ultimately I think I enjoy a modern aesthetic mixed with old and new, warm wood finishes mixed with a black and white palette… Modern Merger? Can that be a thing? Sort of like personal labels, I think interiors should just be what they want to be, typically it won’t just be one singular style, but a combination. And no matter which styles are combined, it should always represent your personality.

What are your favorite home decor shops/websites?

I want all kinds of things from One Nordic, a blanket from Ferm Living and a rug from Loom. I need lighting from One Forty Three and Patrick Townsend. Our place should have a few pieces from Norman Copenhagen and Moorea Seal has pretty home accessories. I have fun shopping Society6 for art and accessories, and I really want a large Britt Bass piece when we have more space. If I could, I would buy-out Bodie and Fou, they’ve done a brilliant job curating lots of my fave shops into one. Lastly, I’ll never stop shopping Ikea, love it. The list does go on, but I’ll stop.

Visit Cori’s awesome blog here. Thank you, Cori!!

Photography by Alyssa Ratowski.

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19

Feb

2014

Last year, Simply Grove was blessed enough to have one of the best individuals on our team. Kayla Smasne is not only as smart as they come and beyond responsible but is a dedicated design enthusiast who will go places with her amazing aesthetic. Kayla lives in a smaller apartment with great natural light. A few months back we started brainstorming a redesign for her living room and dining room. She started by painting the entire space Extra White from Sherwin Williams. This instantly opened the space up and gave her the perfect backdrop for color and pattern. From there she added gold polka dots from Urban Walls in the dining room. Who needs wallpaper when you can create the same look with temporary decals! Colonial Mills created a custom rug for this project to place in the dining room. We were able to choose the colors and patterns. It was such a fun process and it turned out exactly how Kayla wanted!

Kayla did a great job mixing old and new. The dining room table was actually a table that I inherited from the Brass Razoo days. Kayla paired it with modern dining chairs. She also mixed an Ikea sofa with a vintage mid century coffee table. And who doesn’t love a glittery Bourgie lamp?!? Her home just proves that you can create a space on a budget and fill it with old and new to still get a modernized look.

See all sources at the end of this post.

Images taken by Kirsten Grove (that’s me;)

Dining Room-
Black Dining Chairs (similar)- Amazon
White Dining Chairs- Ikea
Pendant Light (similar)- Amazon
Dining Room Rug- Colonial Mills
Polka Dot Decals- Urban Walls
Dining Table Tray- Deny Designs
Extra White Paint- Sherwin Williams

Living Room-
Sofa- Ikea
Triangle Pillow- Nine Space
Hexagon Mirrors- Ikea
Living Room Rug- Target
Gold Sidetable- Target
Bourgie Lamp- DWR

Greenery- Flowers at Will

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I am smitten with this house tour from Melbourne Australia. They have done a great job mixing light and dark. Sometimes a space can come across too white or too dark so a nice combo can be refreshing. Also, the bedroom is my jam.

See the entire house tour here.

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Hello, I am totally inspired by this home by Saa Kurkistaa. There is character where it needs it, and simplicity where it doesn’t. The accessories really add a “homey” feel with family photos and keepsake items in eyesight. The dining room is perfectly neutral with the only pop of color being greenery, which add so much life to the spaces. Can you be head over heels for a home? I totally am…

 

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This house is one that will take you through many aesthetics and styles while maintaining a consistent vibe throughout the whole space. Cecilia Dupire‘s home set in the South Hampton gets me! First, I am of course loving the white throughout. White walls (in almost every case) give that clean and fresh look. And I just love how I get the true feeling that artistry is formed based on the furniture and accessories selected. With the architecture of the home being fairly simple it is perfect that the furniture creates a boldness and each room makes its own statement.

 

 

 

 

 

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23

Dec

2013

Urbis Magazine

This tour is one of those you really take your time with, each room filled with its own interests and decorated beautifully to the nth degree. You will find a couple common themes throughout the whole home like vintage picked accessories and perfectly popping hues. “I love the retro glamour it conjures up,” says creator (and obvious design mastermind) Jean-Christophe Aumas who credits the beauty of these images of his Parisian home to photographer Richard Powers. Enjoy this wealth of eclectic design inspiration…

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Anyone want to take me to this winter wonderland?? I am SO loving this home via Trendland nested on a mountainside in Sweden. Every time I look at the images I find more detail in the mixture of industrial and scandinavian coziness. The exposed fireplace gives warmth to the entire space and how perfect to have a fresh layer of snow shining bright through the floor to ceiling windows. Take an escape to this nordic space…

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Get ready for a stunning take on a perfect home set in the Netherlands. Photographed by Holly Marder for Decor8 and styled by Nancy Berendsen don’t be surprised if you fall in love with the natural light, raw wood features, and pastel palette in this to-die-for space. The mix of modern and eclectic will leave you inspired and wanting more…

What do you think? I am LOVING this home via Decor8 and all of its detail…

 

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2

Dec

2013

This monday is a fun and eclectic combination of interior treasures. Karena Schuessler‘s Charlettonburg, Berlin apartment keeps you guessing and goes beyond the unexpected. The roomy architecture makes for ample space for Karena to work her design magic. Take a tour around her amazing quirky abode…

All images by Ailine Liefeld.

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A white slate, with added neutral tones, rustic pieces, and a vintage appeal gives you this stunner of a loft in Brooklyn. This space via French By Design is so simple, comfortable, and livable. Each bit of space in this small loft has to be functional and simplicity allows it to be small AND beautiful!

All images by Matthew Williams.

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18

Nov

2013

Take a break from your Monday to take in this gorgeous get up via Share House‘s Inspiration Blog. It must be the location in Sydney, the Swedish design, and the cabin style aesthetic that gets me inspired and reminds me that simplicity is the best accessory in a home.

Designed by Frag Woodall.

All images by Terrence Chin.

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Sarah from Smitten Studio is clearly a design genius. She has been working on her new home and gave a glimpse into her living space that I just had to share. Not only is it aesthetically GORGEOUS but it gives such a clean and organized feel even when incorporating some of her vintage pieces and favorite accessories. If you are taking notes: mixing brand new furniture pieces (like her west elm storage) with used market finds (like her chair and coffee table) can’t be done any better…much love for this space.

all images and styling done by Sarah Sherman Samuel.

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Okay…seriously try not to let your jaw drop when looking through this dated Poland flat turned STUNNER via Remodelista. There is not one aspect of this design that doesn’t make my heart sing. How the makers of this space from LOFT Magdalena Adamus mixed modern and traditional is spot on and of course a space like this couldn’t be so loved if it wasn’t captured beautifully, like it SO is. Lets just say I am all in on this space, and you should be too…

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28

Oct

2013

Okay, this space via Blackbird is beyond lovable! The white. The architecture. The untamed design. You might recognize this home because we featured the dining space for last weeks Get The Look, and just COULDN’T get enough!! Take a tour, you’ll love the vibes and the adventure in this Stockholm space.

Photography by Johan Carlsson.

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