My cheery mirror in Real Living!!!

A friend and SG reader emailed me last week and told me that my yellow mirror is in the November issue of Real Living in the "Your Thoughts" section. Yippee! I wont be able to see it for awhile since it takes a bit longer to get here from Australia. So Australian peeps, let me know how it looks!
Also, check out Viv's blog today. She announced on ish and chi that her home is featured in Real Living!! I am so excited for her. She is a lovely person with a lovely home:)

Les Bois Tuesday: Paisley Roberts....

I am excited to introduce you to a new installment here on Simply Grove. I have had quite a few local SG readers request tips and suggestions on shops, design and cool finds here in Boise. Well I welcome you to Les Bois Tuesday. Every Tuesday I will be introducing and or re- introducing you to somewhere fabulous in my city, Boise Idaho. Some may underestimate Boise's cool factor but I assure you that we are expanding and growing into a city full of hip and lovely finds. Really?? Idaho?? Yes, Idaho. And come on, we have Boise State football!!

Our first stop is Paisley Roberts. Eeeekkk, I LOVE this store. You want gift wrap and stationary heaven? Here it is! They have walls lined with gorgeous paper and carousels full of colorful ribbon. They carry Angela Adams, Lotta Jansdotter, Kolo, Three Designing Women, Cavallini & Co., Tea Forte, Curly Girl Design, and Egg Press—just to name a few.

The owner of this adorable shop Liz Roberts shared with me that their gift selection including Angela Adams stationary sets and their variety of candles are hit sellers. Also their Imprintable invitations are really popular. You can choose from Snow and Graham, Cross my Heart, Bella Ink, Inviting Company, Peculiar Pair, Egg Press, and more.

Their front display window is so chic! I love the dress made from paper.

The ribbon carousel is my favorite feature in the store.
Mix and Match stationary.

If you are in the downtown Boise area make sure that you stop by Paisley Roberts on 9th St. You are going to want to buy the whole store, trust me.

If you still don't believe me that Boise is cool then let Design* Sponge tell you.

New but Old.....

I wanted to give my sofa a fall makeover but not spend alot of money. I found some plaid shirts that hubby and I grew tired of and made a few pillows out of the fabric. I also found some ultra cheep vintage fabric from a consignment shop and made a few more pillows. There is another floral fabric that I found at a local fabric store that I will add soon. But for now I like my plaid party on the sofa. Oh and how about that lamp find!!


$6 thrift shop find...yay!

Good day.....

Hello Monday! Its nice to see you. You are the start of a great week and the start of some fun posts. Don't go by to quickly because I have alot to do today. And please be nice to all of my peeps out there! God bless ya Monday:)

Lovely blue bedroom images via A.THouse of Turquoise and Design* Sponge.

3 things to love....oops, I mean 5.

1. Bold pieces.
3. Cute shades.
3. A lovely Etsy.
4. Chairs and a table that need to be in my house.
5. Gray Posies.

images via room 123 (via Desire to Inspire), My DecoinkloreJill Stuarts home (via Elle Decor) and Etsy.

Saidos Da Concha......

There are certain images I see that make me think a big Wow.
I am sure that alot of you have heard of Constança Cabral and her Etsy shop as well as her blog. I have seen her name and her work around the web but just recently sat down to take a good look at her fun blog. Her use of fabrics and her eye for mixing textiles is lovely. I have collected my most favorite images from her blog. Please enjoy and make sure to go visit her!

Also a big thanks to Project Nursery for doing a tour of Eden Jo's room. Check it out here!

Some more.....

We received our family pictures today in the mail from Yan Photography and I just had to post these 3 images. The first one explains Shane and I very well. Haha. The second one explains why I married this hottie!! (Hopefully you are not mad that I posted this picture babe!!) And the third one, well I just like it.

I won......

9 years ago today I married "the one". Yep, I married the love of my life.
To the hottest and greatest man alive, Happy Anniversary babe!!!!

Genevieve Wiseman......

I have the utmost appreciation and love for Stylists. I don't think that there is a better job out there if design is your cup of tea. With that being said Genevieve Wiseman is one of those design Genius's. She is a Photo Stylist who does roomsets, tabletop, editorial & advertising. Her portfolio is stacked and her work is amazing. Please enjoy this mini interview with Genevieve.

When did you decide that you had a love for Styling?
Probably all my life - I was always moving furniture around in my bedroom to change things up when I was a kid. I also changed up the look over the years, it went from Merimeko to Laura Ashley bedding and everything in between on the walls.
My mother was a decorator for a brief stint and I remember I loved looking through all the heavy stacks of wallpaper books and going to furniture showrooms with her.

Do you consider yourself a designer as well?
Yes - overall, the same design principles apply. However the big difference is, it is a real 3D space and needs to function accordingly.

How long have you been in this field?
Full time for the past 5 years as a Stylist.
(Although, I did intern for House & Home magazine when I was in high school.)
Styling for magazines and advertising as I do, is also about photography. So I have been in the photo industry for over 10 years.

What has been your favorite project?
Styling for Target. I loved working with the photographer Mark Olson (so lovely).
Having a strong team is a real treat. Coming up with ideas and power shopping for multiple roomsets was both creative and challenging.

Favorite City?

San Francisco

Coffee or Tea?

Fall or Spring?
Spring - I love tulips

Brown or Black?

Any tips for people wanting to start a career in Styling?
1) Look at lots of inspiration images and figure out what you like. It may be a theme, a color story, a certain trend. It always goes back to Susan Sontag for me, how it does what it does.

2) Go to stores/showrooms/flea markets and look at what is available to rent/borrow/buy and start to think about how it would look if it was photographed. Maybe pair it with something that is not the norm.

3) Meet up with photographers to shoot creatives to create a portfolio for yourself.

4) Go with the flow - it always works out in the end

Thank you so much Genevieve! You are one talented Chic!
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