November 27, 2013

la la lovely bedroom

hi friends!  just stopping in to say happy thanksgiving.  i hope you have a great one.  a fantastic one, really.

also, i’m over on design mom today being featured in the living with kids column.  i absolutely love this column on design mom.  i think it is so fun to see how other families live, don’t you?  i’ve never really done a whole home tour and shared liked this … so if you’d like to see how we live and bit more about my home pop on over and let me know what you think!

xo . trina

November 26, 2013

adams & august daybed

i am all about little corners or happy spots, as i like to call them.  and, my happy spot now happens to be in our family room thanks to my custom made day bed by adams and august.

adams & august daybed 2

it’s so great, i thought it deserved its own post.  i wanted a piece that could be versatile and ultimately cozy.  the piece nestled up to the bookshelves instantly turned our corner into a reading nook.  but don’t think us to brainy.  we also push the piece around (since its on casters) and cozy up on it for movie night.  and, since it is actually a day bed it works great for an extra bed when guests are here (like this week)!

adams & august daybed 3

while i was busy dreaming up ways to stack and and pile blankets to make the piece soft, squidy and princes and the peay, jason of adams and august was busy working on all of the gorgeous details like the pretty circles on the edge of the piece.

adams & august daybed 4
i couldn’t be happier with my daybed.  it’s fits our style and life style perfectly.

you can see more of adams & august work here + if anyone is intrested you can purchase the same model here.

tell me, do you have a happy spot in your home?  i’d love to hear about it.

p.s. you can see the daybed in action on our video.

all images by white shutter photography

November 18, 2013


wishbone hook via la la lovely

bunny ring holder via la la lovely

squirrel game via la la lovely

how about a giveaway to start off the week?  i’ve partnered with imm living for their choo choo chooses holiday edition and picked out a few of my favorite pieces from their collection, which you can see styled in my home above.  i wish i could tell you which piece is my favorite, but i love them all.


i’m excited to announce that one winner will recieve the very same beautiful items ( a $246 value).

1.  meagerie collection plates $59
2.  lucky break wishbone wall hook  $26
3.   rabbit bell jar ring holder  $26
4.  the socialites porcelien container $76
5.  earl the squirrel stacking game $59


a Rafflecopter giveaway

congratulations to winner tania weibel!

be sure to follow imm living on facebook for an entry and for updates.

*you can shop these itmes and more at burke decor who is also offering a 15% off discount code: IMMLIVING15

giveaway open to US residents only

design by simply grove & la la lovely | photography by white shutter

ok, so i’m a little excited about this post.  just a little.  ok, maybe a lot.  i’ve been working on updating my family room with the help of my dear friend and fave interior stylist, kirsten / simply grove.  last month kirsten flew out and we had a blast putting everything together and collaborating with my friend corbyn, who produced this really rad video.  check it :

i was super grateful and a little giddy when all of this was going down.  because, here i was decorating my family room (in the house i grew up in) with my good friend (who i met through blogging) while filming with my childhood friend (who i made dorky videos with, all through high school).  i mean – - really!  the whole thing was just too much fun.  it’s pretty amazing when you get to collaborate with such creative and talented people who happen to be your friends.

so, as i mentioned, i grew up in this house.  i’ve seen each room change many times over (this particular room has seen blue shag carpet and boasted of a full on western / cowboy motif – not at the same time, thankfully).  sometimes its hard to unsee what you have always seen, you know?  the truth is, as much as i like to decorate,  i get a little stuck when it comes to decorating my own home.  i like to pick things  out but i’m not the greatest at placing them.   can you relate?  i realized i needed help….so i rang up kirsten.  and, anyways it was an excuse to get her to come visit!  she is brilliant at what she does and she helped me make decisions on things i tend to over think.

scroll on through to see the gorgeous photos taken by white shutter.

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

la la and grove | image : white shutter photography

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

my favorite element of the room is the daybed (above) that was custom made by adams and august (in fact, it’s so good it’s getting its own post – next week).  it’s perfect for cozying up on with a book, and rolling over by the couch for movie night.  my kids love it!

and, yes, that is an ikea couch that got an upgrade with some new legs.  i know, i know, a white couch + 4 kids.  that is where scotch guard comes in.  and, hey, it’s an ikea couch….so, i’m not sweating it.

la la and grove 10

to say i’m happy with the end result is an understatement. this room is connected to the kitchen so we spend most of our time here and it makes me so happy to have a completed space.  it’s vintage, it’s modern, it’s cozy, it’s ecclectic, it’s scandi, it’s interesting, it’s relaxing, it’s bright, it’s me!  i used to avoid this room and now i just want to hang out in it all the time.

be sure to head over to simply grove to see more photos (that aren’t included in this post).

a lot of items were thrifted, a good amount i had, and lot of filling in with ikea . . . other items seen are from:

daybed by adams and august  | karlsad sofa from ikea | moderne lamp by anthropologie | shag rug c/o rugs usa | pink cushion c/o of artsy modern | x art print c/o artsy modern | chair by euro style lighting | striped blanket c/o nine space | assortment of pillows c/0 nine space | coffee table from euro style lighting | gold plant pot from anthropologie | candlestick from ikea | framed art from land of nod | leather bag by madewell | knit blanket from west elm


video / frank and harvey

photos / white shutter photography

styling / simply grove + la la lovely

want to see more la la lovely + frank and harvey videos?  la la’s room reveal + our land of nod collaboration.

September 16, 2013






can you believe summer is really over?  i’m in denial.  really.  i might not accept it until i see snowflakes grace the ground.  it was my hope to have my back patio all prettied up in june and do a post then, but it just never happened.  i sometimes start things i can’t (or more like, don’t) finish.  but, i still wanted to share.  because living in the details sometimes means letting a few details go.

click through for more photos + more (possibly unfinished) details  . . .

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