5

Feb

2014

Rue Magazine’s 3rd annual small space issue came out yesterday. In this issue, I was especially fond of photographer Emily Johnston’s space and artist Caroline Z Hurley’s apartment. They both show us how it can be an easy task to transform a small space into a stylish getaway. Of course there are other amazing homes and features in this issue so you must check it out!

See the entire issue here.

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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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Inger Johanna

1. The warmth and the deep hues against a neutral palette via Inger Johanna.

2. Imperfectly perfect kitchen via The Style Files

3. Sparkly and simple place cards via Clementine Daily.

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Picked at random, congrats to Jennifer Kay for winning the Nespresso!!!! Email me your address at your soonest convenience.

Image: Draumesidene

Hi friends. I’m sure most of you are busy getting ready for the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is the one holiday that makes my toes tingle with excitement. It brings me back to a time when I was a kid and everything felt extremely giddy and happy. From the stack of presents under the tree, to the colorful Christmas cookies left out for Santa on Christmas eve. Now as an adult, the holidays take on a totally new meaning. It’s all about a tasteful, meaningful Christmas for me and my family. I want to be surrounded by the people that I love most and involve myself in activities and moments that mean the most to me. Basically, I want to be really warm and fuzzy! Something that makes me really warm and fuzzy…..coffee!

Today I get to offer you a chance to win my obsession….a NESPRESSO! This is the best coffee maker on the market, if you ask me. The coffee is amazing, the machine is sleek and modern and the milk frother…oh my heavens….is revolutionary. Today we are giving away the  Pixie in Aluminum and the Aerooccino milk frother (a value of $329) to one lucky winner.

Here’s how to win-

1. Like Simply Grove on Facebook. 2. Leave a simple comment below.

Giveaway ends Thursday night at midnight. Winner will be chosen at random on Friday morning, Dec 19th, at 9am eastern.

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Live Creating Yourself

I must admit, rugs in the kitchen are just fabulous. Once you get over the reality that we are all messy humans and we WILL spill, a rug in the kitchen gives the space a “lived in” feel, warmth, color, and depth. I like to scotch guard my rugs or even have them professionally treated for extra protection. Scroll if you need any more convincing that this is the best idea ever…

A Perfect Gray

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16

Sep

2013

Take a look at this home from Skona Hem.  Taking a space with bones full of character and adding modern furniture and pieces often become my favorite designs. This space has so many color contrasts combined with a truly “lived in” look; I fall in love with the details every time I see these images…

More details on this home here.

 

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1. Nothing better than a kitchen before & after. It IS possible to achieve the design of your dreams! Thanks Remodelista for the inspiration.

2. Perfectly designed space via Plaza InteriorsCombining office and dining is a great way to have the best of both when you don’t have an area specifically for a desk.

3. A great space including an end-of-the-week retreat crawlspace for your kids to go play via Pinterest!!

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30

Aug

2013

A perfect DIY pouf project to send you into the weekend inspired, by The Marion House Book.

Nap Spot via Pinterest seen on Simply Grove

Wouldn’t mind taking an afternoon nap in this surreal space from No Home Without You.

Kitchen tip: Combine functionality and stunning design by removing upper cabinetry and adding a pop of color to base like Allison Burke perfected here via ApartmentTherapy.com.

 

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26

Aug

2013

Hello!!! I am so loving this home and just had to share Trendenser’s house for today’s tour!! Please do start your week off by indulging in this refreshing kitchen with me!

 

What is not to love about this dining space?? See more here.

 

Louise Liljencrantz Sievers was on point when designing this space and the beautiful images were taken by  Sanna Lindberg .

 

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Eden has an obsession with oatmeal and grits. It’s her everyday staple.

I’m loving my Kilim pillow from Interwoven. It goes with just about everything.

I had dinner at one of my close friends house the other night. She has a killer kitchen!

Another shot of Tanna’s kitchen. Her subway tiles get me every time.

Our entryway is completed. I hope to show you images next week!

Have a fabulous weekend! XO

You can also find me here, use the links below!

Don’t know what to match copper with? This color palette is the perfect match!

How to pull fashion inspirations into your home decor.

Create a gallery wall in your bathroom!

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21

Aug

2013

Just saw this chalkboard pegboard DIY over on Dwell. What a great idea for your kitchen or dining space!

See more here.

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Happy Monday! I wanted to start the week off with some serious house love. Elise Joseph of Pennyweight recently shared her home on Design Sponge. I don’t think there is a room that I don’t love, including her gorgeous bedroom! If you haven’t seen her house tour yet, swoon away! And see more here.

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Here’s a few images from the latest Rue Magazine that should inspire you on this beautiful Friday!

See the entire issue here.

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8

Aug

2013

Rare Device just launched a new website and it’s pretty great! If you’re in need of unique objects and accessories for your home, this is the place to go! I have my eye on a few things…oh yes I do!

 

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I stumbled upon this home renovation on Pinterest last night. This couple is doing a fantastic job on there home! Wouldn’t you agree??

See more here.

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