Hello and welcome back all! I have been so excited for today as I am joining some incredible friends for the Cozy Spring Home Tours – hosted by the very talented Rachel at Shades of Blue Interiors and co-hosted by Country Living Magazine! A big thank you to HomeGoods for providing gift cards that were used to purchase some of the decor in this post.
Joining these ladies on this tour and having you over to our home is a total honor. One I do not take lightly… I look forward to these opportunities to share with you and truly hope you leave feeling encouraged, intrigued and inspired. Country Living Magazine online is sharing an article with some spring inspiration from these tours too.
(Round Decorative Sculpture, Basket Tray and Wooden Tray are from HomeGoods)
I am going to take you through most of the rooms in our home and share some simple tips on how I like to dress it for the season of spring. It is such a cheerful season and one of promise. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, activities are slowly shifting to the outdoors and the days are getting longer! Need I say more, it is delightful!
And just like any season, it is equally as fun to prepare for when making “home”. Firstly, I like to use as many vases or containers (unconventional works) as I can and fill them with greenery. Nothing says spring more to me than blooms and greens! As seen here I took this HomeGoods decorative sculpture and pushed a bit of faux eucalyptus/lilacs inside. Since they are faux this also eliminates the need for water.
Layering trays can give dimensional/textural interest to the space too. I don’t worry about styles in these cases and just use shapes or materials that are fun, like the hexagon tray with the lighter weaved tray. The basket weave lightens things up for the airy season.
I used more color in this tour than I normally do and really LOVED it… Use color to promote the crisp and bright notion of spring, even when you have a neutral palette. I added some muted pinks and blues to the sofa with HomeGoods’ pillows and let the patterns dance around together. Because the colors are soft, the patterns could be playful without competing.
Keep Baskets lying around as they give texture and “speak spring” with lighter materials and fun designs.
(Patterned Pillow and Basket from HomeGoods)
I don’t worry about what I am filling them with as I know a toy or book will find it’s way in there. Or even a pillow, ha!
As you leave our family room here you will step across the sunroom into our dining room.
This is easily the favorite room in our house for so many reasons. One of which is that spring is most vividly seen here through the walls of windows.
To enhance the season, fill the space with like-minded flowers. Noted in the beginning, I am using all my “favorites”, even here arranged in a bowl (tutorial) and keeping the flowers displayed as if they were clipped from my yard. Even though lilacs will not bloom until May, they are one of the very best! And when they do… I display them in every room for their fragrance and beauty. While these pictured are mostly faux, they seem more real when grouped and repeated throughout the rooms because that is what I would do if I had a gorgeous tree ready to clip outside my window ;).
Mix and match dishes. This is an inexpensive way to change up the look of your servingware without having to buy a whole new set. I used pink plates with organically striped bowls and classic napkins from HomeGoods. Much like the pillows, the colors are muted but just the right touch for these sweet months.
From this dining space you step straight into our hardworking kitchen…
Sometimes it is a great idea to empty your shelves and unload them, just to reload them with much less. I did this with my white HomeGoods’ dishware and then I filled another one of their serving bowls with blossoming potted plants. I just plopped them in there with their containers so I could pull them out and water them easily. Lightening up spaces can feel so refreshing during this season of renewal.
Treats and refreshments whether eaten or sipped, are always a good idea any time of year.
(White Vase and Modern Cloche from HomeGoods)
These jam hand pies are sitting pretty and hoping to be indulged. Having things out and ready can make guests feel welcome. Nor do they have to be homemade… I tried to make this festive Rose Bundt Cake for the post and it was a terrible fail – so I grabbed these from the freezer and no one cared where they came from ;). They were all gone by the time I finished photographing.
Those same lilacs are making the spaces cohesive and were easily gathered in a fruit inspired vase (or maybe artichoke inspired I should say… lol?!
(Hanging vase from HomeGoods)
As we leave the kitchen you will land right in front of our bedroom.
While I keep this room mostly white and bright, this time I decided to rethink bright and add bold pops of color and pattern.
Earlier I talked about introducing muted tones and yes do that, but also don’t be afraid to make some statements. Pillows are such an easy way to try this out… I found that blue and coral pillow at HomeGoods which happened to make a perfect mix with the pillows I was already using.
And for one final room – I had to give a look at our daughter’s space…
(Pink tassel blanket from HomeGoods)
I couldn’t resist the tassels and pink on this blanket… I still continue to layer textiles but keep them lighter in weight. Spring warms up throughout the season, so while I love the chunky knits I choose to cycle those out for a bit and replace them with cottons to mimic the feeling of the year.
Friends I hope you enjoyed today and that these tips have given you some ideas or encouragement for decorating this season. Again thank you SO very much for visiting, I appreciate these opportunities and each and every one of you!
You will find the entire tour listed here below for your enjoyment…
Shades of Blue Interiors — The Nesting Place
Home Stories A to Z — The Golden Sycamore — The Lettered Cottage — TIDBITS
Craftberry Bush — Jones Design Company — Rooms FOR Rent — Julie Blanner
Zevy Joy — AKA Design — So Much Better With Age — Finding Silver Pennies
The Chronicles of Home — Unskinny Boppy — Cherished Bliss — Town & Country Living
Clean & Scentsible — Maison de Pax — Ella Claire — Making Home Base
*HomeGoods provided gift cards for products used within this post and all opinions are 100% my own.
Lanita Anderson says
WOW! Your Spring Home Tour was absolutely breathtaking!! I love the soft, subtle pops of color that you added and the great ideas you shared for decorating. I think my favorites would have to be your table all set in the pastel dishes and the couch with the beautiful pillows!! Blessings to you and happy spring!
Lanita, oh thank you so so much. I appreciate taking the time to come here and visit with me. Have a wonderful day!
So pretty and cheerful! Love the new pillows, touches of pink, and the cute basket! Happy Spring!(even though cool today even in Florida).
Donna thank you very much and happy Spring to you!
So beautiful!!! I love every bit of your home!
Rose thank you bestie, love ya and I really appreciate your comment – love yours too… xo!
It looks gorgeous, friend! Love the pillows on the couch (and the transparency about the failed dessert! That is so real life some days!) So exciting to see your blog up there with some others that I’ve known and read for a while!
Tricia thank you sweet friend! I really do appreciate it and yes lots of real life here – ;)… you have seen me in it – ha! Have a good rest of your week!
Julie Blanner says
It’s all so gorgeous! I can’t get over your pretty table, and the fact that those lilacs and eucalyptus are faux! Amazingly beautiful, as always.
Julie thank you so much friend and I can not wait to visit you beautiful home!! I appreciate you stopping by – xo
Drooling over all of it! Especially love your sunroom. I’m longing for days out in mine. All your florals, especially the lilacs are gorgeous. Can’t believe they’re faux. xx
Danielle, thank you so much friend and oh my goodness did I enjoy your gorgeous bedroom! I had fun touring with you – xo
Your faux florals look great and seem like they are high quality! Where did you purchase these, or where do you typically purchase artificial flowers?
Shannon – thank you so much, I appreciate that. I find almost all my florals at Hobby Lobby, Michaels or JoAnn Fabrics. Those lilacs are from Home Goods and honestly they look so real in person and in my opinion are worth it when they have their 50% sales =)…
You have such an artistic eye for the right shots Annie. So good. I love your tips– especially about taking everything off of open shelves and putting less back on. So smart and so true. I also LOVED your colorful pillows– so cheerful!
Rachel oh my that is such a compliment, thank you! It has been a total joy getting to know you and honor to tour with you, thank you again for having me and hope that you are having a good weekend! xo
Your dining room is dreamy with those big windows!!
It’s all so beautiful Annie. Your home is the perfect backdrop for spring!
WOW!!! doesn’t surprise me:) And thanks for posting spring home design. Love it.
Chris Washburn says
Absolutely love your home!!! Can you please share where you purchased your dining room chandelier?