simply grove studio via simply grove

simply grove studio via simply grove

simply grove studio via simply grove

simply grove studio via simply grove

There is one whole area of the studio that I use for photo shoots. I placed diamond wall panels from Wall Dimensions on the north side of that area. I wanted something that would give dimension to the white walls since the south side of that area is boring and has no furniture or decor. With a little styling of old and new pieces, it became a stylish wall.






I wanted to give you a little glimpse into my living room. The Grove Bungalow is coming along! Projects are slowly being completed and rooms are beginning to look more look livable spaces and less like storage rooms. I love myself a good project but sometimes I would rather snap my fingers and see everything completed at once. Anyways, I will post more images as they come. Hope you are having a fantastic Wednesday!

BTW- don’t forget to enter this GIVEAWAY. And if you want to see more of Simply Grove, follow along over here on Instagram.






Image: My bedroom on Instagram

I posted my bedroom on Instagram the other day (simply because I was proud of myself for making my bed…hehehe) and received some questions about the decor, paint and accessories. So I decided to make my bedroom this weeks Get the look. Some of the items are the actual items used in my bedroom and some of them are similar. The paint is Sherwin Williams Rock Bottom. Here’s the look:

1. Grey Pillowcase 2. Planter 3. Cow Hide 4. Crochet Knit Throw 5. Black Desk Lamp 6. Bench 7. Gold Lamp

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend and I will see you next week!

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Mixing wood in your white kitchen.

Wall mirrors in modern rooms.



I posted a picture of my potted Christmas tree on Instagram and got a really great response from people wanting to do the same this Christmas season. The reason we decided to go this route is because we want to re-plant it once Christmas is over. Our good friends have a gorgeous farm in the area and have already reserved a spot for our little tree. If we wanted to chop it down next year and use it for our Christmas tree, we could. But I think we might continue to make this a tradition and continue to find homes for these trees. If we had a big enough piece of property at our home, we would just make a forest of trees!

One piece of advice. Invest in a really good/sturdy pot. Ours got a crack due to the roots and started spraying water the other night. It was AWESOME!

Image: my instagram.






Serena & Lily invited Simply Grove to take part in their holiday promotion. They asked five bloggers, including myself, Oh Happy Day, Design for Mankind, Gal Meets Glam and Dallas Shaw, to choose different parts of their home to decorate for the holidays, using their favorite Serena & Lily holiday items. I quickly chose my dining room. Mostly because their holiday tablescape pieces are out of this world GORGEOUS! (See the bottom of this post for the list of items included in this design.)

You can head over to¬†Serena & Lily‚Äôs Facebook page¬†to vote for your favorite holiday look (maybe mine??!!), which gives you the chance to win a $1000 gift card to Serena & Lily. HELLO!! The contest will run until 12/22. They will pick one lucky person to win. I hope you win! Don’t forget to check out their holiday line here.

Plated Glass Vase, Plated Glass Vase 2, Coro Glassware, Star Pendant, Jewel String Lights, Tabla String Lights, Metallic Vine Napkins, Bergen Embroidered Runner.


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Last week, I shared briefly about the Land of Nod event that I hosted at my house. Here are a few images that Allison Corona captured from the party. It was a cozy night with so many fun moments!

Read more about the event here.





I have been wanting to add a reading corner in my kids bedroom for awhile now. Their bedroom, which they share, is a really large space and perfect for adding a fun, educational area. I partnered with Target to create this home library project. The Target School Library Makeover program is part of Target’s commitment to helping more children learn to read proficiently by the end of third grade. It’s an amazing program that makes moms like me happy to know that children’s education is still top priority. Which is exactly why I am all for creating a space that is learning friendly for my kids.

I chose this Threshold bookshelf to display all of the kid beloved books. It was a simple solution for making there colorful books pop out.

I displayed some fun prints from The Pattern Box along with art pieces by my son.

I’ve had my eye on this Nate Berkus rug for awhile and finally decided to use it in this space. If you’re in need of a stylish neutral, this is your solution!

Learn more about the Target School Library Makeover project here.

Additional Items- Cloud garland, Star Pendant, Throw Pillow, Triangle Decals.







Images via my Instagram.

This last Thursday, I hosted a Land Of Nod event at my house. It was beyond fun!! Lia Miller from Land Of Nod came to Boise and joined us for this fabulous event. We had the best giveaways, fantastic food and of course awesome gift bags. I don’t have the pictures to show for yet, BUT I had to blog a little about it BECAUSE I am offering my Simply Grove readers 15% off from today until Wednesday the 27th. That calls for some retail celebrating! All you need to do is use the code ¬†SIMPLYG upon checkout.

Boise was one of 9 cities that participated in these Land of Nod pop up events. Below is a list of those cities and awesome bloggers who hosted some mean parties!

Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay
Rebecca + Suzanne of A Feteful Life
Kansas City
Carrie + Morgan of Ampersand Design Studios
Los Angeles
Kelly Lanza of Studio DIY
Salt Lake City / Provo
Kirsten Krason of 6th Street Design School
San Francisco
Cristin Bisbee Priest of Simplified Bee
Michaela Warner of Michaela Noelle Design
Mary Heffernin, a former Real Families participant and hosting at her amazing busines The Makery



First, let me start by saying that Bear LOVES to jump in front of the camera! Every time I take my camera out, he plops down wherever I’m shooting and just waits for his debut. Half cute, half annoying.

So I’ve done a little updating to my living room. A few awesome changes that have been made include this amazing area rug from Medallion Rugs. The area rug takes up the entire space. And the colors… THE COLORS! I can’t get enough of them. One detail that I have wanted to add more of in my living space is color. This rug alone did just that.

Also, you’ll notice the bright, graphic pillows on my sofa. Those beauties come from Nine Space. Another pop of color that I needed! Find them here.

And last but not least, I needed more lighting in this space. When I saw this spotlight from, I knew right away that it would be a perfect match for my space.

Now all I need to do is throw a little party, celebrating color!



Simply Grove presents Lutron Light Sensor. from simply grove on Vimeo.

I showed you images of my entryway makeover yesterday. Now I get to show you the techie cool part of the space. I teamed up with Lutron to promote their light sensors. The reason I am totally willing to back this product up is these¬†sensors can help save energy and make life easier. I need more of both of those things in my life. Another detail about Lutron’s light sensors is how easy they are to install. If I can install them, anyone can! And it only takes 15 minutes of your time.

I installed Lutron’s Maestro¬†Occupancy/Vacancy Sensing C¬∑L Dimmer. The¬†Maestro occupancy/vacancy sensors automatically turn lights on when you enter a space and off when you leave, making them a convenient way to save energy in a home or commercial space. They‚Äôre ideal for rooms where lights are accidentally left on. For us, it’s our entryway light. For others it could be the office, laundry room, pantry and even walk in closets. It’s also great for those moments when your hands are full and you need a third hand to turn lights on.¬†These products work¬†with various light bulbs types (incandescents, halogens, dimmable CFLs and dimmable LEDs) and feature ambient light detection, which means lights will only turn on if there‚Äôs not enough sunlight filling the space.

Watch my video above to see how the process was for me. You’ll love the end;) And PLEASE excuse my ugly bandaid. It’s a war wound that won’t go away!

Shop Lutron here and learn more about the Dimmer here.



Last Friday Hayneedle posted images of my Entryway makeover. I’m thrilled with how it turned out! I wanted to create a fun and stylish space so that when my guests walked in, they instantly felt a cool vibe. With the help of Hayneedle, I’m hoping that I created just that for my guests.

You can find the list of accessories and furniture pieces here on Hayneedle. Also, the awesome Bel Reef art piece on the console table is from

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Check out my new entryway over on Hayneedle! I’ll be posting more pictures next week of the makeover as well as a nifty new detail that has changed our entryway from ordinary to high tech.

Go here for full reveal.

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I’ve recently added the Vintage Vibe squares to my living space and they compliment it perfectly. Bear is so excited about my new FLOR squares! The always happy and excited dog of mine managed to sit still in this photo and I just couldn’t resist sharing.

FLOR carpet squares are all about customization for your home.

Learn about and shop the entire collection here.




Yesterday I featured my bedroom and have had a few inquiries about my bedside task lamps. Unfortunately they are vintage, but I have put together a couple task lighting options that are the perfect night light!

1, 2, 3, 4




Mark and Graham recently launched a new bedding line. It goes with what they preach, personalization. I added the bedding to my personal bedroom and I couldn’t love it anymore than I already do! I’m always an advocate for white bedding so this was an easy transition for me. I wanted to add something fun to the shams so I chose his and hers hash-tagged, since we live in the hash-tag age. I chose the¬†Geo Matelasse Quilt and Make Your Mark shams. Both clean easy and are soft to the touch.

Images taken by Kirsten Grove.

I updated my kids bedding using Mark and Graham and will be posting the reveal soon.

Shop Mark and Graham here and the bedding collection here.