03.24.12

Spring is here!!

So, I have to admit….I have not restyled the accessories in my home since I removed the very crisp, very brown “greenery” back in January. But the weather of the last few days has me itching to celebrate the arrival of spring!! After spending most of Saturday out in the flower beds, weeding and uncovering the first signs of spring, I was inspired!!
But before I began pulling out my new forsythia sprigs (a treasure from the Dallas market trip!!) and last years “faux” greenery…I felt the urge to hit a couple of my favorite online inspiration haunts….well, let me just say, great pics are everywhere…but here are a few of my favs..some for my own home…and a few for yours!! (Pics from Houzz.com, Tobi Fairly and Pinterest!!)
This image from Houzz.com, is a fresh, “spring-y” look with alot of layers but a clean approach. And the colors are fresh…clean…ready for the new season!!
Maybe it is because my living room is painted a similar shade…but this photo made me ready to bring in all shades of green!! (Yeah, it’s true, I really have a thing for green!!)
The next mantels all shout “SPRING” in a couple of different ways…first in clean black and white with some natural elements thrown in for effect…
Then, there is this approach…a little more “modern”…the round-minimal mirror, the vase shapes, the accessory choices all speak clean, fresh…and the bits of green shout new growth!!
Below, the chalkboard can be changed with the season…and of course, everyone needs some forsythia!! Quintessential Spring!!
In this room, by Tobi Fairly, the use of color is refreshing and totally spring…the beach related prints are very poplular right now…and I (heart) anything that makes me think of restful days on the sand!! I also love the pops of tangerine…for those many un-beachlike days here in the midwest!! All on the fresh white backdrop…keeps the colors from overwhelming the space!!
And then as a friendly reminder that color palettes and inspiration can come from anything…here is a fabulous Amy Butler tote in the colors that have spoken to me this spring!! (Hmmm…it would make a perfect beach bag too!! And its on sale at Joss and Main…right now…..)

labels: Inspiration