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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20

Jan

2015

High ceilings and large windows create the most beautiful spaces. This particular neutral home (via Entrance) has that, plus modern and classic details weaved throughout the home. And there are plenty of raw wood moments to keep things casual. I love homes like this that keep you guessing as you view each room.

You can see more here.

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3

Jan

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!!

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I’m over on The Interior Collective talking about house plants in the bathroom, using vibrant pillows and other fun topics. Check it all out here.

BTW, I’m a little MIA right now and it’s all for good reasons. I’m finishing up some great design projects that I cannot wait to show all of you. Until then, I’ll be choppy over here but I’ll still slam you periodically with some interior inspiration!

xxoo

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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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This is one of my most favorite home tours, ever! The modern lines mixed with the soft, cool tones mixed with natural elements….amazing. See the entire tour here.

See you next week!! I have some DIY’s and styling tips to share with you all!

I’m also over here and here. And also thank you ForRent.com for this interview.

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I love color so naturally this home is a winner in my book! Seen on My Scandinavian Home (via here), this home shows that you can add color in your furniture, accessories and even books. Think outside of the art and wall color boxes when deciding on moments of color. Plus, it’s always fun to think unconventional!

 

 

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16

May

2014

This week I did some styling for the Owyhee in Boise. The thoughtfully re-designed and restored Owyhee has been converted to feature 36 modern rental apartments as well as a bunch of other awesomeness! Anyways, I got to have a hand with styling one of the new apartments. I’ll post more images in the weeks to come.

See you next week!!

I’m also over here and here.

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Image: Coco Lapine Design

When you ask me what my favorite color is, I will instantly tell you that it is green. Now, it’s not your normal, average green. It’s modern shades of green like mint, moss, fern and tea green. There are some amazing shades of green that we haven’t even tapped into yet when it comes to interior design. These three different shades of green, seen in this post, are exactly what I am about!

If I could bottle up a green and keep it forever, it would be the exact shade of the sofa and chair seen above. Heaven!

Image: Design Milk

These dining chairs are exactly what this kitchen/dining space needed. Finding the right dining chairs can be tricky. I always say to go basic on the table and have fun with the chairs.

Image: Desire To Inspire

This tub is another fabulous shade of green. And having a colorful tub is the funnest idea ever!

 

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Image: Sfgirlbybay. Photos by martin sølyst for bolig magazine.

Maybe it’s because spring is here but I am craving color right now! I love the look of a clean space with a splash of bright, beautiful color. I’m normally not a purple or pink fan but done right, I’m in love!

What are your thoughts on color? How much is too much>

Image: Apartment Therapy. Designer: Sarah Stacey.

Image: Home Life. Photography Armelle Habibs and Styling Julia Green.

Image: Livet Hemma

Image: My Paradissi. Design by Mim Design, photo by Derek Swalwell.

Image: Pinterest

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This beach house is exactly what I would want in a beach house. Relaxing, colorful, serene and fun. The color choices are not overwhelming but still playful enough for a house by the ocean.

See the entire tour here.

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26

Mar

2014

Sometimes you just need simple yet functional in your home. This LAXseries Storage Bench and Ent Shelf from MASHstudios is just that, simple yet functional. They are both full of classic design that gives a space the perfect amount of style.

Shop all of their collections here.

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Image: Bungalow 5. Poster: Froh & Frau

Something that comes with the price of creating a modern space is using a stiff, well designed but not very comfortable sofa. I’ve had clients who have voiced their concern with modern design and it always includes the choice of sofa. These images show that just because you have a modern space, does not mean that you have to replace style for comfort. Here are some of my thoughts-

*If you purchase a straight lined sofa, style with large, fluffy pillows and soft textiles.

*Stores like BoConcept and Room & Board  carry a variety of comfortable sofas. Even Ikea’s Karlstad holds it’s own in comfort.

*Place soft details around the sofa, like a plush rug and comfy ottoman. Those simple pieces will create instant comfort.

*Throw blankets are a must.

Image: Bodie and Fou

Image: VT Wonen

Image: Penelope Home

Image: Planet Deco

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21

Feb

2014

Yesterday I mentioned that my home is being featured right now on Style Me Pretty Living. I wanted to post some of my favorite pictures here on SG, which were captured by the awesome Allison Corona.

See the entire tour and list of sources here.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend! See you next week!

You can also find me here-
Vaulted ceilings in modern spaces.
Copper lighting ideas.

AND, if you have a second, I would LOVE YOUR VOTE! xxoo

 

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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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