Hello friends! And welcome to my first ever spring home tour! I am very excited to be participating in this week-long blog hop with so many talented friends. If you are new here, or if you are joining me from Lisa at Cottage Style Blog, I'm so happy to have you! And to those of you who visit often, I'm glad you are back to join in on the fun!
Spring is always a special time for me. It's a time for new beginnings and for a refresh of my spaces. I'm usually so tired of the winter lull by this time of year, so I'll take any excuse to add some color back into my life (and my decor!). We have had such a steady wave of winter weather this year with little to no sun - I'm over it! Fingers crossed there are no more winter weather surprises and we are in for glorious sunshine (please!). My house is ready for spring and filled with color and blooms - so here we go!
One of my favorite ways to decorate is to use large vases as statement pieces, and to change out fresh and faux florals for different seasons. It's one of the easiest ways to update a space instantly. I added a few pops of pink by changing out the stems here. In less than 5 minutes, my foyer was spring-ready! It's an old trick, but works like a charm every time.
On the other side of my console table, you can see my travel gallery wall peeking through. I talk more about how I put it together (in a super budget friendly way) here.
Like most of you, my obsession with throw pillows is strong! And spring time is no exception - give me a few new pillow covers and a couple of inserts and I am a happy girl! I swapped out my winter-y throw pillows in our great room for something lighter and the room felt like a breath of fresh air. I still kept one fuzzy throw in case it gets chilly in the early mornings or late at night, but the rest of this space was updated with white, blue and a pop of pink.
My husband has a "no decor policy" for the ottoman. He would much rather put his feet up after a long day's work or on the weekends during his Netflix-binge sessions. But this season, I went against his wishes and added this pretty tray from my friend Teri's Etsy Shop. You can peruse more of her gorgeous items here. I mixed in a few neutral stems and pink cherry blossom stems for quick and easy styling.
I guess you could say that I went all out in my great room, because the pillows, the cherry blossoms, navy vases and ottoman styling were not enough! The fireplace looked a little naked to me, and I thought hmmm, wreaths are not just for Christmas! To sprinkle in a bit more spring, I added a DIY rose and cherry blossom wreath for the perfect floral touch.
My home is a total open-concept dream, so just behind my great room is my dining area. Having minimal walls keeps things airy and bright and is always a bonus when entertaining.
If you have gotten to know me over the years, you know I love tablescapes! Setting the table in different ways for each season (sometimes even weekly!) is one my favorite ways to decorate. It's where my worlds collide - my love for food, shiny cutlery, tableware and florals all come together, and I use all of these items to be creative and express myself.
In keeping with the blue and white (with a pop of pink) theme this season, I opted for similar colors when setting the table. I found these stunning plates at Anthropolgie and they just spoke to me! They worked so well with these beautiful cobalt blue napkins, and totally complemented the wild grass and ranunculus centerpiece. The cherry blossoms were a nice finishing touch that completed the entire design. For a little glitz, I opted for rose gold cutlery, because let's be real, you can never go wrong with rose gold!
Just like I swap out stems in vases, I swap out greenery and florals in these wall planters. These are probably the most versatile decor piece in my home, and I just love styling them for every season.
Next, let's head on over to the kitchen - the work horse of my home. I kept my spring decor pretty simple (actually non-existent!) here. After Christmas and New Years, I crave a good deep clean of this space. My spring decorating is actually more reorganizing and purging when it comes to my kitchen. This keeps things running smoothly for the rest of the year (while I accumulate more of all the things!). In true Simplicite fashion, I decided to dress up this space with some "delicious, burst of flavor" desserts. I recently discovered gooseberries and paired them with some lemon and elderflower syrup to make a simple no bake cheesecake. I will be sharing this ridiculously easy recipe on the blog soon, so look out for that!
The last stop on this tour is my master bedroom. I usually don't do too much in here for spring, but this year I wanted it to feel like a retreat. I did a little overhaul, by adding a few pieces of art, changed out the duvet (I just love this gorgeous watercolor print!) and added some soft pastel pillows.
If you looked closely, you may have noticed some tassel pillows in the greatroom. I added a few here in the master bedroom, because let's just say - I am obsessed!
Now that my bedroom has been refreshed for spring, I just love spending my lazy weekend mornings in here. This bedroom is the perfect excuse to have breakfast in bed and I can now say that it's a regular thing on days off! A girl can totally get used to that ...
Phew! We made it through the main areas of my home and I'm so glad I had a chance to share it with you. If you noticed something you are curious about, or if you want to know more I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below or email me. If you aren't already, you can subscribe here to receive updates via email. I've got some fun DIYs and recipes coming your way, so stay tuned!
Next up on our week-long blog hop is the oh-so talented Merichelle from We're the Joneses! To visit all of the stunning homes on our tour, click on the links below! Feel free to share this tour on Pinterest by pinning any of the images in this post or come say hello on Instagram @___simplicite___.
With much love,