Springs so close I can almost taste it. I’m excited to share our simple spring home tour today.
The snow is melting… Slowly….
I can see some green grass and a bit of the deck, the pool still looks like a skating rink.
If you’re visiting from my sweet friend Rachel’s home welcome! Isn’t her style and ideas for spring beautiful?
If this is your first time visiting, welcome! For those who don’t know, we reside in Scituate, MA on Boston’s South Shore. We live in a little fishing village and our home is right in the harbor. Spring seems to arrive here later and later each year, despite being my favorite season. Anyway, I’ll be sharing a few rooms with you today for our home tour.
In year’s passed I’ve gone a little overboard decorating our house for spring and this year, well, life has been hectic. Between launching my interior design business, helping out with a SEF fundraiser, doing a certificate in design, and the usual mom duties with two busy boys and two active dogs. Well, I thought I’d just keep things simple this year. I also tried to use things we already had rather than going out and buying new. This made my hubby happy 😉
Spring Dining Room
A simple idea for a tablescape is a bunch of tulips from the supermarket in an ironstone pitcher. It’s so simple but looks so pretty, don’t you think?
I actually shared more tips on styling flowers here:
These flowers were also from the supermarket.
The DIY Moss Wreath was easy and affordable.
Moss adds that pretty pop of green one needs in the spring after a long winter, it’s also perfect for garden party decor, too.
These candlesticks are vintage and love adding candle light to a table, even during the day.
I love displaying my ironstone on our welsh dresser (a yard sale find). I had lots of tulips up here the other week:
Now I’ve decorated with moss and green plants.
The sweet little fiddle leafs were another supermarket find. The preserved moss pot was from Michaels a few years ago and I placed a faux plant from Ikea inside. The tiny bird house was a gift from a lovely reader. On the Welsh Dresser and side cabinet you’ll see shells and sea glass. Living so close to the sea, we have these items out year-round.
Spring Living Room
Keeping with my theme of simple. The living room got a few plants and flowers.
I was so tempted by new pillows at HomeGoods the other week. I was thinking maybe some yellow ones. They looked so pretty in the store,
BUT my husband says pillows breed in our house.
Open the hall closet upstairs and a bunch will fall out on your head. Ha! Ha! Instead of buying new ones, I went to the closet for a different assortment just to freshen things up.
I played with two ideas on the coffee table:
This sweet bunny. My sister in law in England made it. She does beautiful hand felting and we got the boys a bunny and a teddy bear the last time we were in England.
Isn’t he adorable?
Our little Max thinks so, too.
When I had my back turned he tried taking him off the table! Max is such a rascal. If he isn’t outside you’ll usually find him on the back of the couch.
He’s a nosy neighbor.
Look at that face, guilty as charged…
To keep Max away from the bunny, I tried out some candles with a giant barnacle.
I’ll keep playing with this display, but do love the Chinese money plant here. It’s a new addition to our home and I love the leaves. The pot and saucer are mismatched charity shop finds from a few years ago.
Over by the TV is my giant shell filled with fish floats. I love that color blue!
The shell was a gift from a sweet reader.
Our new little bar cart got a new look for spring!
Simple super market tulips give it a fresh spring look.
You’ve already seen the other part of our living room. I shared our simple mantel last week.
Pops of yellow and green give a warm affect.
Learn to make the moss heart here.
It seems I’m drawn to pink, yellow and green this spring!
You can see the full room from here:
This white cabinet was moved from Luke’s office and is just staying here until I can paint the wooden cabinet that was here. Stay tuned for that.
I must admit I do like the white cabinet here but think it’s a tad too small.
Let’s move up to our bedroom as the last stop on our home tour.
I like keeping our bedroom as a calm, serene space. We redid this room a year and a half ago, and I still love it. I’ll be sharing more on how these hardwood floors are standing up soon. Let me know if you have any questions about them.
Luke and I did the board and batten, installed the floors and made the sea fan art. Luke also built that bedside table and I did a faux soapstone finish on top. I still want one for the other side of the bed…
So far this spring, I’m wishing I could sleep longer…
I shared this little painted vanity last week.
I’m not sure if you remember, but I was saying how I wanted to find a little stool. So you know that shopping trip to HomeGoods where I didn’t buy yellow pillows. Well, I did buy a stool.
What do you think of it?
I added just a few tulips on top in hand blown vases from Ikea. We can such lovely afternoon light in here.
Well, I hope you enjoyed our very simple home tour.
Next up on the tour is Life is a Party. I can’t wait to see how Danyelle has decorated!
Also sharing today…
And sharing the rest of the week…