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I’ve stalked – ahem – followed  Kirsten of Simply Grove for longer than I can even begin to remember. And while I always had a strong feeling her place oozed all out fabulous, I never really knew how great it was. That is, until now. Mid-century modern gets a beautiful twist in a way that’s unique to Kirsten. Captured by Allison Corona, you can see the whole thing in all it’s glory right here.

From Kirsten… We’re renting this space which unfortunately makes decorating a little more difficult. Thankfully, these days temporary wallpaper is available and thank God for that! The dining room had a wall treatment that was not at all me. I found this black and white patterned wallpaper from Swag Paper. it gives the space a wow factor and because it’s black and white it seriously goes with everything. I have a small art collection passed down from my late Uncle and I’ve displayed a few pieces here. The Muuto pendant light adds a wonderfully modern touch to this space. Also, I am all about round dining tables. I love them for entertaining and for my sweet little family. It gives you the chance to look at everyone square in the face! 

The living room is the reason we fell in love with our home . We were drawn to all of the windows and natural lighting. This home was built in the 90′s but it has an older feel to it, mostly because of the living space. Because we are renting, they are unfortunately details that we aren’t able to change. The fireplace has a granite, which isn’t my favorite, so I covered the tiles with a black adhesive paper. 

We also painted the entire space white so that I could introduce color using the rug and accessories. I’ve been collecting furniture for years and mixed vintage pieces with new pieces in this room. The ceilings are super high which makes the space feel that much bigger. If you’re ever looking for us, chances are you’ll find us here.

When you walk in our home, you’ll notice more wallpaper displayed in the foyer. This particular temporary wallpaper is from Temp Paper. Who doesn’t love a peony?! When I saw this pattern, I fell deeply in love. The foyer is small so I placed a small table for storage, a coat tree for guests and a rug for added warmth. Easy peezy!

I consider my bedroom to be a sanctuary for my husband and I. I chose to paint one wall a deep charcoal to create a dramatic/moody look. Because it’s such a great focal point, I didn’t need to use a headboard, which is great because I can never decide on one! The rest of the room is painted extra white from Sherwin Williams. My father in law made the bench which sits at the end of the bed and my husband made the bed frame itself. The long dresser was my grandfathers and the duck that holds my necklaces was my uncles. Again, I love pairing old and new, sentimental and commercial. It gives the space character and personality!

Design & Styling: Kirsten Grove | Photography: Allison Corona

LIVING ROOM
Sofa: Luna Sofa | Grey Chair: Fashion For Home | Eames Shell Coffee table: thrifted | Arch Floor Lamp: Hayneedle | Diamond Pillow: Deny Designs | Rug: Medallion Rugs | Pink Art: Art.com | Spotlight: Lamps Plus | Triangle pillow: Nine Space | Kilim Pillow: Interwoven | Clear/Gold vase:  Serena & Lily | Small Cup: Ferm Living | Mini dipped planters: Wind and Willow Home

DINING ROOM
Wallpaper: Swag Paper | Dining Table: Hayneedle | Black dining chairs: Hayneedle | White Dining Chairs: Vintage | Pendant: Mutto

BEDROOM
White Quilt: Mark & Graham | Hanging Rug: Novica | Motorcycle Print: Jeremiah Hagler

FOYER
Wallpaper: Tempaper | Table: Hayneedle | Coat Teepee: Hayneedle | Rug: Hayneedle | Large black basket: Colonial Mills