1

Apr

2014

Hi friends!! Is your week off to a good start? I’m having a hard time starting, even if it is already Tuesday. I feel like I’ve had too many vacation/spring break days and it’s throwing my jive off a bit. But I’m back and I’m working on some really great projects. I get to throw you a teaser today from a project I completed with Sherwin-Williams. Remember this bedroom paint project that I teamed up with Sherwin-Williams for National Painting Week last year? It really did change the feel of my bedroom and I still LOVE IT! This year I tackled a side table project using one of my favorite SW spring colors. You’ll have to wait until next week to see the before and after.

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We have a plethora of throw blanket options at my house. Furry blankets, soft blankets, little blankets…many blankets. My most recent blanket to join this massive collection is this gorgeous Happy Habitat blanket by Karrie Kaneda. It is my all time favorite! The quality is undeniable. It’s the perfect snuggle blanket yet still looks beyond stylish.

Shop Happy Habitat here.

 

 

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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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I’m pretty excited to be showing my house over on SMP Living today. It’s been awhile since I have showed this many corners in my home and Allison Corona did a fantastic job capturing my space. Even in the midst of our darkest inversion yet! See the entire tour here. Also I will post more images here on SG tomorrow!

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I have been eying this Snug Studio Calendar for awhile now. I finally gave in and purchased it for my office. Happy {pink} Valentines to me! (Image via my Instagram, which you should follow because I have some GOOD giveaways next week just on Insta.)

I hope you have a day full of love and joy!

Also find me here-

How to decorate using primary colors.
Bright accents in modern spaces.
Shop some pretty red and pink for your home.

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29

Jan

2014

I put some birds on my walls the other day. While shopping at one of my local antique shops, I found these cute bird prints that were originally a calendar. I attached them to the wall with a simple strip of washi tape. It was an easy way to add some great art!

Most everything on the buffet is thrifted. The small vase is Ferm Living and tall glass vase is Serena and Lily.

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22

Jan

2014

Today I have the easiest DIY for you to try! Now, I’m not the most fond of completing DIY’s. I’d rather snap my fingers and magically create something. But since that doesn’t work, I’ve made a New Years resolution of being more hands on. Here’s the easy peasy DIY:

I sometimes prefer displaying items on a tray when decorating on a tabletop. I think it looks more edited and finished. I had a photo shoot at my house the other day and didn’t have a tray available to use so I ran to my local Lowes looking for a square of marble. They didn’t have marble available but I found this pretty Calacatta White Glazed Porcelain Floor Tile. It’s simple yet sophisticated.

Now here comes the tricky part! I kid i kid. Here comes the painfully easy part. Place felt pads (that you would use for chair legs) and place one on each corner of the tile. Flip it over and there you have it. A simple tray for your pretty things.

You could also use these in the kitchen and bathroom. Try finding a fun patterned tile to display on neutral countertops. And of course you can never go wrong with marble.

Did I mention that this DIY cost a total of $4? Yay for that!

If you want to take your tray to the next level, try this tray DIY.

 

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10

Jan

2014

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!

Also find me here (click on links)-

Mixing wood in your white kitchen.

Wall mirrors in modern rooms.

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Image: My Instagram

As I write this post, I am gazing upon a fresh pile of snow while staying warm in my cozy home. It seems this weather has got me dreaming of much warmer climates. I am a bit of a cold weather baby…especially this year. Weather has nothing to do with this post but at least you know my opinion of snow….:)

When last year was wrapping up, I felt a switch in myself concerning this blog. 2013 proved to be a fun, adventures year for me. I traveled, met amazing people, designed some pretty fantastic spaces and counted my blessings daily. The one area that suffered because of my lifestyle was this blog. It lost it’s originality and began looking like every other blog. It’s no secret that my passion is for interior design. I live it, breathe it and love creating it. Like so many of you, I crave finding new spaces and new ideas online. That is what I want for Simply Grove. I want you to visit SG and learn basics, feel inspired and really understand who I am as a designer. With that being said, you will notice less posts a week. Replaced will be more meaty posts in exchange for a lot of short, worthless posts. My goal is to post more original content, practical advice that we all could use in our spaces and still offer gorgeous inspiration from all over the world. Design should be fun and enjoyed by all. SG is ready to have some major FUN this year! With all of that, I am planning on doing a site re-design. Out with the old and in with the new!!

I will also be using Pinterest more to promote products, room tours and new designs. Make sure to follow Simply Grove on Pinterest to see those changes.

I really do appreciate all of your support over these last several years. There are thousands upon millions of creatives out there so I definitely count my blessings to be apart of this giant community of amazingness.

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I was pretty quick to take down my Christmas decorations this year. Mostly because I had the flu through the holidays, which meant I was laying on the couch looking at the decorations for a long.long.long time. I decided to give the mantel a festive look for New Years and the month of January. I kept some of my Christmas decor including this Star garland from Land Of Nod and this lantern garland from Serena & Lily. I also kept this felt wreathe, also from Land Of Nod, hanging above the mantel. It’s a festive for look to celebrate 2014!

 

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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.

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10

Dec

2013

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’s 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.

 

 

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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.

 

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25

Nov

2013

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!

Atlanta
Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay
Charleston
D.C.
Rebecca + Suzanne of A Feteful Life
Kansas City
Carrie + Morgan of Ampersand Design Studios
Los Angeles
Kelly Lanza of Studio DIY
Nashville 
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

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