2.10.2011

Real Life Home No.3






































































Continuing on with the newly-formed "Real Life Home" series...here is no.3:

For those of you just tuning in, this series showcases living spaces decorated by people like you and me--people who choose not to, or can't afford formally-trained interior designers; people who mix new finds with antiques and secondhand pieces from Craigslist (or the like). People who have figured out, on their own, what looks and feels good in their living space.

Today's "Real Life Home" marks the third living space featured in this series and is home to Kirsten Grove--creator of the Simply Grove blog. I had the chance to meet Kirsten at ALT last month and was thoroughly impressed with her style, friendliness and ability to balance life, work and family. Suffice it to say I learned a few things from her--she has a solid head on her shoulders that Kirsten! And seriously, is her home in Boise amazing or what? It just goes to show, you don't have to live in a schmancy urban environment to have a cool living space. You can create a stylish home anywhere you live; which, is such an important thing to remember.

View no.1 and no.2 in the series here.

all images by Kirsten Grove

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22 comments:

karey m. said...

i KNEW i loved that home for a reason! love that girl so.

and you...your space here is divine. always like a giant breath of fresh air. xoxo.

ashley maureen said...

she has such a wonderful aesthetic... her home is so light & bright, how could you not be happy in there?!

Misty said...

What an awesomely simple and inspired home she has! FABULOUS!

Rachel said...

White is so sophisticated, so under-appreciated. It takes a great designer to pull it off so well!

Jenna said...

Her bedroom chandelier and side table are gorgeous!! Would love to know where she found those! What a beautiful, sophisticated home.

dandee said...

It was really great meeting Kirsten at Alt. You're right, she definitely has things together. And her home? Truly inspiring. I think I'm going to turn my books so the pages (instead of spines) show on all of our bookcases. Really lovely.

simplygrove said...

Thanks so much Stephanie, for featuring my house!!! And thanks for the sweet comments!
Jenna... The side table to the left was my uncles... I stole it from him:) The other side table is a thrift find. I bought the chandelier from a show room and painted it a glossy black.

ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE CREATIVE... said...

Beautiful, calm and easy on the eye, I like houses that have a personal touch and says something about the people who are living in them to opposite very well designed spaces with the most expensive furniture you can get and cold like hospital.

Lori Andrews said...

I love everything about that house. Including the owner. :)

raina said...

Such a Gorgeous home, thanks for sharing Kirsten!

Jen said...

wow - i can't believe people actually lie there. so beautiful. love everything about it. i might have to steal an idea or two. love how you can see her taking the picture reflected in the microwave!

o charm said...

lovely, lovely, lovely! it's great to see another real space that goes with such muted and natural tones, as i always tend to do (but for sometimes feel like i shouldn't?) she's pulled it off so well.

thank you for doing this series, i love it!

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

simply dreamy...in every. single. way! Loving the headboard!

Sara said...

This house.... Amazing!

Iman said...

Love it!
I really like the "Real Life Feature!"

redmenace said...

Oh pretty! I really want to know the color used as the main color on the wall in the living room???

Anonymous said...

Very lovely home. Stephanie I wanted to ask your opinion on some tolix like chairs. They are the Marais chair at industry west. I love the tolix at sundance but can't afford them. What do you think of these? Love your beautiful blog!
Thanks,
Christy

lynne said...

love this series!!

Joslyn said...

her house it gorgeous...and so is she!!!
love that Kirsten!
xoxo

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

She has great taste...of course i LOVE her white kitchen! :))))

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Stephanie said...

Christy, I love that site you sent me...some great finds and great prices. I've actually never seen Tolix knock-offs in person so I can't comment on their quality or anything. Sorry! I only have the real thing, as I was able to purchase them at the Sundance outlet in SLC for a great price. Anyway, I'm off to explore that site further. One last thought, you could always buy one and see what you think before purchasing an entire set. For that price, buying one is very doable and if you didn't like it for the kitchen/dining area, you could use it as a desk chair somewhere (or just an extra chair).

Good luck Christy!

Brittany @ The Aubergine Notebook said...

her home is fantastic! it was great meeting her at alt, i think her home definitely fits her personality. absolutely fabulous.

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