Hello Spring Home Tour + Bloom Where You Are Planted {Family Room}

HELLO SPRING!

Spring to me is a time of plans and projects. Margaret Atwood, said it best..."In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." Planting flowers and playing in the dirt is therapeutic to me. When spring arrives, I cannot stay in the house. It's like there is some magical force that is pulling me by the hand. Since, I can't be outside all the time, I try to incorporate as many of the colors, smells, and nature inspired decor into my home that I can, without going overboard.🌿 

Springtime family room
Springtime family room
Annie Selke pillows

There is no separation between our kitchen and living room, so we positioned the couch as a room divider. You might think I'm crazy having such a light couch with 2 kids and a dog, but this fabric is stain resistant and so amazing. It is from Ashley Furniture. I love for my home to be light, bright, and cozy. Therefore, when choosing the "big ticket" items, I go neutral. Then, add pops of color with throw pillows, florals, etc. These amazing pillows by Annie Selke were my color inspiration. The pale blue and cream fit perfectly in with my decor.

spring living room

Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers, but they are so hard to maintain and keep alive. So, when I found these faux hydrangeas at Pier One I snatched them up! I also decided to add a few to my white tobacco basket. Who else loves decorating with tobacco baskets? There are a few staple pieces that I keep out all year round...vintage dough bowls, chippy corbels, and tobacco baskets! The lanterns are from Pottery Barn, metal basket and birch logs are from Hobby Lobby.

Spring Family Room
Springtime family room
corbel and vases

If you are on the search for some amazing, chippy corbels, I have the gal just for you! Tara @our.stone.cottage has an amazing ETSY store with a whole lot of chippy, yummy goodness. 🙌🏻😀

If you missed my Springtime Entryway you can view it by clicking {here} or my Springtime Dining Room by clicking {here}. Also make sure you come say Hi on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest!

 

Sources:

  • Park Hill Lanterns

Springtime Home Tour

 

🌷Spring has sprung🌷

I would say that besides Christmas, spring is my favorite season to decorate for. So, I wanted to give you a little tour of my springtime dining room.

 

The beautiful spring pastel colors just make the home feel like it's so happy and alive! I seriously love spring! Just by adding some bursts of color with real or faux flowers, can effortlessly transition your home into spring. I like to bring the garden inside, and you don't have to have a green thumb to do so! 🌿

This springtime tablescape was super easy and cheap! I love using old Ball mason jars as vases and their beautiful blue color is perfect for spring. If you don't have any, check your Grandmother's attic or your local flea market. If you follow me on Instragram, you know that I love "all white everything!" I especially love white dishes and decorating with them. They are very versatile and can easily be used with every season.This cute little cake stand was only $5 at the Target dollar spot and the napkins were $3. Score! Another little secret I'll share with you is, the little bird nests are actually Christmas ornaments! I love to re-use and re-cycle to save money!

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Like I said earlier, I definitely do not have a green thumb, but I do have a local supermarket that has fabulous, affordable flowers! Another option is to "go for faux." Faux does not mean "fake looking" anymore! The faux flowers now look so real that you cannot tell the difference! Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Pier One, Pottery Barn, Magnolia Market, and Amazon all have a great selection of faux flowers.

Here is a look at the springtime tablescape with faux hydrangeas. I love how the vintage blue Ball mason jars pop against the subtle white and green from the hydrangeas. I get asked often where my table, chairs, and cabinet are from. They are all from Pier One. I will link them for you below. I hope I've inspired you to bring a little spring into your dining room! 🌿  

SOURCES:

  • Cremone Cabinet

Springtime Home Tour

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Welcome! 🙌🏻😀

I'm so glad you are here! I've wanted to start a blog for quite some time and I thought spring would be the perfect time to launch it. Spring symbolizes a time of rebirth and renewal, and that's what this blog is for me!

With spring comes the promise that everything can begin again, a time of letting go and embracing something new. The air seems fresher, the step lighter, and spring fever fills our hearts. Newly built nests filled with delicate little eggs begin to fill the trees and fragrant blossoms are all around. I love to incorporate all these elements of spring into my decor.🌷🌿

The first thing you see as you come into my house is my entryway credenza. It's adorned by these two gorgeous chippy windows that came out of a local church. They are still one of my all time favorite finds! I would say I have an eclectic style: a little farmhouse shabby chic, mixed with some French cottage, a dash of rustic, and a whole lot of yummy chippy goodness.

 

This year I decided to do something a little "out of the box" and tape my faux tulips to the windows with the cutest tape ever! Both the tulips and the "Bless Your Home" tape are from Magnolia Market. I love how it turned out! Throw in some chippy corbels, candlesticks, a doughbowl with some gorgeous tulips...aaaaand voila! 👏🏻  🙌🏻  I will admit that I have a little obsession with chippy corbels and doughbowls. Who am I kidding, I have a huge obsession! I have them in all shapes and sizes and they are perfect to decorate with from season to season.

I wanted to share a close up of my entryway credenza. I just love the intricate details carved into the wood. When searching for classic statement pieces of furniture, I always try to choose neutral, timeless pieces that can easily be transformed by adding some pops of color with seasonal greenery and florals. That way you can switch things out and not break the bank! I also love to "shop the house!" Which just basically means, as my husband says, "moving things from one room to another." I promise you there is a lot more thought that goes into it than that, but it works well when your on a budget! Lol!

 

 

SOURCES:

  • Faux Tulips