How many times have you heard (or read) me describe a room using one or all of those words?
A lot, right?
I can’t help it – those three little words just to seem to sum up what we have going on around here so well. I apologize for the repetition. 🙂
And so it goes without saying that, regardless of the season, my decorating choices are going to reflect those three little words – and this spring is no different. I simply wanted things around the house to feel fresh, open, and airy – which to me meant lots of white, soft and subtle neutrals, and pops of green.
I shared a little look at a few things last week…
A pretty and easy going collection of old books, greens, glass, and a little wicker for the front of the room.
And a similar look over on the mantel.
I like to use the same elements around the room to help make things flow and feel cohesive – the same glass bud vases and spring blooms, old books, a pop of green, and the color of the frames mimic the tone of the wicker bottle and map hanging over the apothecary cabinet.
A couple of pretty pillows with an oversized gingham pattern added to the sectional, along with a lightweight textured throw, freshen and lighten everything up.
The pillows are all monotone, but the variety of texture (basketweave, linen, velvet, etc.) keep it from being too blah. Texture is key when layering neutral over neutral.
The end result is still cozy, but brighter and a bit lighter.
I’m not sick of that giant metal tray that’s been on the coffee table since last fall yet, so it stayed put along with the same stack of books and carved wood bowl. You don’t always have to change everything to get a fresh feel to a space. Make it easy on yourself – if you love it, leave it be.
The addition of a few hydrangea blooms and mossy balls adds an easy spring touch.
And that’s all I’ve got, folks.
See? There I go again. I just can’t help myself.
Happy Spring, friends!