Introducing Nicole Balch and Kirsten Grove

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Images: Making it Lovely and Simply Grove

The Interior Collective family is growing each and every day, which is why we’re thrilled to introduce our newest writers: Nicole Balch and Kirsten Grove. Not only do these two interior design lovers have stellar taste and skill, they have both created their own online communities devoted to all things design. Join us in welcoming these two smart and savvy ladies, whose taste, tips, and advice will inspire you to revamp your own home design.

Nicole Balch, a.k.a Mrs. Making it Lovely

Image: Making it Lovely

When Nicole Balch moved into a new home in 2007, she took to the web to keep her family and friends updated on her decorating projects and the progress of the new house. Turns out the people in her inner circle weren’t the only ones interested in her unique and charming design aesthetic. Founder of the wildly popular lifestyle and design website Making It Lovely, Nicole’s avid fan base—which includes celebrities, brands, industry insiders, and legions of DIYers—clamors for Nicole’s clever design tricks, party planning secrets, and fashion advice. The website is so popular that the crafty wife and mother of two turned her blogging hobby into a full-time gig.

Keeping it Simple with Kirsten Grove

Image: Simply Grove

If you’re anything like Kirsten Grove, then you know that raising a family is no excuse to forgo exceptional interior design. The self-proclaimed ginger-holic is a mother of two who is constantly balancing her busy family life with her lifelong passion for interior design. When the Idaho native isn’t helping clients reimagine their living quarters, she’s shelling out tips, inspiration, and even e-decorating through her interior design website Simply Grove. Named one of Babble’s Top 50 Design Mom Bloggers of 2011, Kirsten has been a speaker at the Alt Summit for the last three years, and has even been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Lucky Magazine, RealLiving Magazine,,, and

We are excited to welcome these two extraordinary influencers into our growing community!

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