Happy Monday everyone! I’m so excited to be joining some of my blog besties to share some Spring decorating with you all today! If you are joining from Megan’s fun blog Honey We’re Home hello and come on in! I love having people over. :)
I have to admit that until a couple of weeks ago my house was looking pretty bare! I took down Christmas and then went in for a not so fun knee surgery in early January and as you can imagine the house didn’t change much for a good six weeks. Survival mode is always a good time, right? If the counters were occasionally wiped off by my poor, exhausted husband I called the day a success! I’m still limping around, but am finally feeling good enough to be cleaning and decorating a little. It feels SO good! Like I’m me again. :) You won’t see any major changes.. just a few small Spring updates that are putting a smile on my face at the moment!
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My style is always fairly casual, but I wanted my family room to feel a little more on the crisp, clean side vs. a complete farmhouse feel for a change. I swapped out my old frames for some white frames and I moved the vintage books I’ve had on my shelves for over a year and replaced them with a few simple accessories. I still love the coral accents in this room (especially for Spring!) so I bought this beautiful rose print to add more coral to my shelves. It helped give this space the crisp look I was going for!
I’ve had a larger faux fiddle leaf fig in the corner of this room for years and loved it so I wanted to find another one for my husband’s office. I searched on-line and found this faux fig and ordered it and when it came I fell in love all over again! I decided to keep it here for a change and I put the other faux fig in Kenny’s office and they both look so good! Either of them are great options if you are like me and can’t keep a plant alive to save your life. #thestruggleisreal
Speaking of plants.. I was getting groceries the other day and found this darling little rose bush that matched my home too perfectly to be left behind. I’m praying it will make it through the month! Isn’t it cute!? Another new addition are my pillows. These large white pillows with small navy designs and coral tassels might be my most favorite pillows ever. At least this season. :) This cozy striped throw is also new for Spring and will be perfect to transition into Summer.
Simple decor on the right shelves also! I bought this Paris print before our trip to Paris over a year ago and am happy to finally have it displayed. The coral throw over my chair is the one I’ve had in my master bedroom. Such a pretty throw with a herringbone pattern and it comes in lots of colors for Spring! On a side note if you’re a flower lover, this book (displayed on my shelf) is so good! I get lost in the pictures alone.
I’m still trying to figure out what to do with my mantel! It’s such a hard spot for me to decorate because it’s so big. I took down the magnolia wreath and am loving the clean look of just the mirror. I still love my lanterns, but need something to go on the right.. always a work in progress around here. :)
Hydrangeas are every season to me. :)
Getting my black and white striped fix on my console table. I love color but can’t say no to a good black stripe.
Which is why these fun vases had to come home with me the second I saw them. So pretty full of faux Spring blossoms!
I added a touch of Spring to the kitchen too!
If you saw my IG stories last week I attempted to switch out the dishes in this cabinet and ended up creating nothing but a great big hot mess. I absolutely hated it! So I put everything back how it was. Sometimes change isn’t a good thing.. ha. :)
But I did mix up the tray and added some of my new navy gingham dishes. Love these! So cute for an Easter or Spring/Summer table setting! They come in yellow and blue too.
One thing I’ve found decorating with plants and flowers is that if you have a few that are real sprinkled in with all of the faux, everything looks even more real! This faux topiary looks real on its own but even more next to my real small plant. That will most likely kick the dust within the week. ;) I added some of my antique rolling pins to a basket in my window. I collect them because they remind me of my grandma Ellen (who Ellie was named after). She was an amazing cook and would always make me the best homemade noodle soup when I was a little girl. I loved watching her roll out the noodles! I know she looks down on me from heaven when I’m making Kole Ramen noodles for dinner and just shakes her head.
Maybe the rolling pins will help..
I added more little faux plants over the stove and called it good!
It’s the little things. :)
The rest of my gingham plates are on this butler’s pantry shelf.. ready for Easter!
I’ve had so many questions about my black and white striped rugs and if they wash well. They do! I’ve washed all of them multiple times in my washer (even though they say not to!). I always wash my kitchen rugs and lay them out to dry. The only issue is that the first time you wash them they will shrink a little. It didn’t bother me at all.. I just cut the rug pad a little shorter. They are still plenty big! But something to be aware of. They are the same rugs I have in my upstairs laundry room and on my front porch. I’m a fan. :)
I kept the decor simple in my kitchen nook too.. just green apples in my dough bowl. Next to hydrangeas of course. :) Two of my three kids are obsessed with green apples lately so that was an easy decor decision!
Time to open these french doors and feel the cool breeze of Spring! Pretty much feels the same as the cool breeze of winter, summer and fall for us in southern Cal, but who’s keeping track? ;)
Like I said, no major changes around here. Just a few new plants, a few new pillows and a clean kitchen.
All this girl needs to feel normal again. ;)
If you are new, below are a few other spaces in my home that always feel like Spring! You can also head here to download all of the paint colors throughout my home. Thanks for stopping by!
*Update – Getting lots of e-mails about this rug in our family room. I wrote all about it in this post on the rugs throughout my home!
Next up on the tour is my darling friend Courtney at A Thoughtful Place. Courtney has such a beautiful home and warm personality! We live about an hour away from each other and are lucky to get to meet for lunch once in a while to catch up! Always a treat. I know you will love her as much as I do! Also be sure to check out the rest of my friend’s Spring tours! So many fun ideas to welcome this beloved season. :)
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