Today I’m sharing some main living areas of my home decorated for spring for my Spring Home Tour 2019. Despite me not feeling my best with this pregnancy, I couldn’t let my favorite season pass without doing a home tour.
I’m joining Krista with The Happy Housie for a blog hop she is hosting. Since Monday there have been 10 people sharing their homes per day, so make sure you check them out at the bottom of this post! If you are hopping over from the last stop in yesterday’s tours, Rambling Renovators, welcome! I’m so glad you are here!
I’m starting with my living room because it is where we have been spending the most time lately, and I love the changes I made in there the most.
I added some blush accents with a couple pillows, and a throw, which seems to be a recurring color every spring, so I imagine I will still love these few additions next year as well. I also put some fresh budding branches in that large clear vase on the right which I was hoping would bloom by last weekend, when I took these pics, but they didn’t quite. I’m excited because since taking the pics, already a few blossoms have opened and they are the prettiest shade of pink!
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Even though I seem to kill all fresh green plants I get every year, I decided to get a few new ones anyways, because there really is nothing like fresh plants. I love the life it brings to any room, and the added benefit of extra fresh oxygen being produced. Maybe it’s in my head, but I feel like it makes our air healthier!
Most of the pillows have stayed the same since last fall when I shared How to Add Timeless Color and Texture to a Room. I didn’t even change my bookcase styling because I still love it so!
The blue and white pillows in the room are all from Tonic Living, but the newer pinky ones pictured below are both from Pottery Barn. The pink one looks like burlap but is much softer than I was expecting first glance, which is good because burlap is typically scratchy and this one isn’t at all. I love how that lumbar one has a vintage-feel pattern and the colors marry the blue and blush color scheme.
I’m not sure why, but whenever my coffee table isn’t tidy, the room doesn’t feel tidy to me. It’s so simple, but having a few pretty things corralled on a tray makes the room cozier! That big candle was a new purchase from HomeGoods and while I usually don’t put many fresh greens on my coffee table, but I decided to add that Jade plant and I love it there! It isn’t too large or obtrusive, and has been doing very well the past couple weeks in that spot with not a lot of direct sunlight. I’ll let you know if I can keep it alive! The basket was an antique mall find from a couple months ago.
The last addition I made to this room was with a pair of brass sconces on either side of the TV. I’ve been thinking about adding them for almost a year and finally decided to try it out. I didn’t need to hard-wire them in because of the great idea from my friend Brooke and her Magic Light Trick.
The sources for the living room furniture and main elements are as follows: slipcovered sofas- Ikea, wood armchairs- Overstock, coffee table- DIY, sofa table- DIY, built-in bookcases- DIY, pallet accent wall- DIY, storage bench under TV- DIY, rug- HomeGoods but same one found here, large art behind sofa- Minted.
The next room I’m going to share is my dining room. I shared this area last week in my Spring Garden Tablescape post, but I thought I’d share a few new shots so you can get an idea of how this room flows to the next.
This pretty linen tablecloth from HomeGoods is coincidently the same color of blue as my walls (Timid Blue by Sherwin Williams), and I layered on top this pretty floral table throw from Pottery Barn. After the tablescape pictures were done, I put most of it away. I put the tulips and bunnies in a wooden tray so I could easily remove them when we are eating but it still keeps things looks fresh and spring-y the rest of the time.
You can see from this angle how the dining room connects to the living room, and that little wall next to the garage door. We put an Ikea shoe cabinet there last spring and I love how little space it takes up but the new styling possibilities I have there.
The clear glass canisters are vintage and I picked up at an antique mall in January, and the dark bronze vase is from Crate and Barrel (I got with a gift card a few months ago). The rest of the items I’ve had since early last year. The Juju hat I got originally at World Market but they are sold out and similar can be found on Etsy.
Turning around from that spot, you will see our kitchen! I love this view now! We decided to replace the butcher block counters with natural quartz in January and I cannot tell you how much more I love being in the kitchen since this update. Just some tulips and a fresh plant by the sink is all I did to ‘spring-ify’ this space. Check out my initial kitchen reveal post for sources.
Adding pink everywhere seems to be a theme for this Spring tour! 😉
Here is a wider angle I don’t show that often! You can see how the kitchen looks connected to the dining room and the stairs down to the basement off to the left. Last fall when I re-painted our kitchen cabinets, I took off the knobs from the doors around the fridge. Only problem? I didn’t finish painting those cabinets before I started feeling sick with morning sickness, so you can see a color difference if you look very closely– the cabinets around the fridge are a slightly warmer tone (what happened to the bright white oil paint after a few years). I’m hoping to finish that project sometime this year haha!
The front room got a new rug (it was on sale for less than $200 for an 8×10!), which prompted me to change a few things on the piano– although I’m still not sure I love the wood art with the frames. I was so frustrated on the day I took pictures of this room because I couldn’t settle on anything that I LOVED, but I didn’t want to buy anything new. So, it will stay like this for a bit until inspiration strikes.
I did add that Bird of Paradise plant in the corner and I just need to remember to always having some large plant in that corner because the rooms looks colder and boring without it. The blanket on the couch is more out of necessity because our Standard Poodle puppy, Rio, loves to jump on the couch and look out the window, so it prevents a lot of dirty paws from marking up my couch.
I didn’t have the energy to style my entry bench, which is usually something I love to do, so this little peek at where our front door is all the “entry” you are going to see! 😉
I love having a blue and white rug in here and feel it will transition with the seasons better, but it is definitely making me rethink that coffee table. The rug is a bit too busy for such an airy table, and I think maybe something more solid or chunky might look better. We shall see! It’s still a pretty view and feels fresh!
For some spring color, I popped in a couple bunches of regular roses and spray roses from Trader Joe’s into this chinoiserie ginger jar.
On the opposite wall to the sofa, is this view of the buffet I built a few years ago. I played around a bit with styling, although it does feel like it is lacking some color. Can’t wait for those pink blossoms on the branches to bloom, and I love the large sculptural element they add to that wall.
And that is it for my Spring Home Tour 2019! I hope you enjoyed these little changes we have made and the pops of pink I added to each room to welcome spring.
Make sure to visit the next stop on the hop, my friend Danielle from Finding Silver Pennies!
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