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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