Friday, March 10, 2017

Lighten Up for Spring

The first day of Spring is just around the corner and it's time to bring a fresh look to your home. 
The good news is you don't have to spend a lot of money to lighten things up. 
Just shop your house, move things around, bring the outdoors in, and celebrate the new season.

I like to use lots of white with red accents for Spring. 


Tucking a white matelasse coverlet over a brown sofa 
shows the living room in a whole new light. 



The guest room gets a fresh Spring look with cheery linens and piles of pillows.


In the sunroom, the farm table is all dressed up in red and white. 




I love a splash of red and white in the Spring kitchen.


I keep the foyer simple with some straw accents and a basket of dried larkspur.


I don't usually photograph the bedroom but it does look cozy in the soft morning light.


I moved my enamel pitcher and bowl to the space just outside of the bathroom
for a fresh French Country touch. 


So, what do you see in your decorating future for this Spring?


Wishing you a lovely Spring!

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32 comments:

  1. What pretty pictures. That last one in the mirror is so artistic.
    Honestly, all we do for spring is pull down the screens (they roll up like shades in winter). Then we go outside.
    I have to say, I made white slipcovers for some dark green armchairs, and it totally changed the living room. But we keep them on all the time (I'd love to get the chairs reupholstered, but with white, slipcovers are much better because they're removable for washing).

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    1. Bonjour and mreci! (that's about all the French I know!). I wish I could make my own slipcovers; they always look so nice. Hope you're enjoying the emerging spring. HUgs, Pat

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  2. Hi Sis, I love the red and white color scheme. It looks so light and airy. I agree with the previous on that last pic. It is very artistic. Was that your idea?

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    1. Hi Jan! Thanks for your sweet comments; I knew you'd like the red and white! Hope your week is going well. Hugs, Pat

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  3. Leaving summer here and heading back into cooler months. I'd love to say that I change things around as sensitively and beautifully as you...I'll enjoy your ideas instead!

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    1. Oh thank you so much Catherine. What a beautiful thing to say. I wonder where you are if you're headed into cooler months. I have lots of bulbs poking up today so I hope we don't get any late spring snow. Hugs, Pat

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  4. Lovely! Looks so fresh, and the red is certainly a French influence. I have a lot of yellow out now, daffodil inspired. Happy Spring!

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    1. Thank you Carole! So nice to hear from you. I like yellow too and mix it in with my kitchen. Hugs, Pat

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  5. Pretty spring touches. You have a beautiful home I would like to invite you to bring your beautiful roses over to the Fabulous Party.
    The link is over here:
    http://ourholidayjourney.blogspot.com/2017/03/fabulous-springeaster-link-party-3.html
    Happy Spring

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    1. Thank you Grantham Lynn! Will check out your link party. Hope you have a great week. Hugs, Pat

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  6. Your home looks beautiful styled for Spring. I love all of the red and white. Red is one of my favorite colors to decorated with. I hope that you have a wonderful week!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Shannon! I can't seem to get enough red; I even had dark red walls once but they've been painted over in a creamy khaki. Much better I think. Have a great week. Hugs, Pat

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  7. There is something very "clean" looking about red and white. Very country with red/white checks ... one of my favorites. Happy Monday!

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    1. Thank you Snap! I agree. Love red touches and checks too. I've been known to buy things simply because they're red, then have to figure out what to do with them. Ha! Hugs, Pat

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  8. I love everything in the house. Esp that red chippy table I saw. Nice.

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    1. Thanks so much Pam. Yes, that table is one of my favorite finds. You can read about it if you type in Love at First Sight in the search box. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Pat

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  9. Your headboard is dreamy. Love all your red and white spring touches. Thanks for sharing at Monday Social!

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    1. Thanks Ellis! I'm so ready for spring. We're having 70 degree weather today and I had to force myself to come inside. Have a lovely week. Hugs, Pat

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  10. I love am loving your spring decor. It's refreshing. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

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    1. Thank you Vanessa! I think everyone is ready for spring, especially those in the northeast. It's beautiful here in Denver and I'm outside every minute, planning what to plant on my patio this year. Hugs, Pat

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  11. What a lovely home you have created . . . I especially like the red and white in the kitchen and those rooster plates are perfection. I have been looking for something that I like with roosters, without any luck, but I'm a thrifter and they will show up one of these days. Something to look forward, too LOL.

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    1. Thank you Connie, I really appreciate your kind words. I actually found those rooster plates (which I LOVE) at Goodwill. I hope you find some too. My fondness for chickens and roosters could get out of hand very easily. I'd love to find some concrete ones for the patio. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Pat

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  12. It's all beautiful Pat. I always love a touch of red! I adore your unique S&P set. I have a lot of red sets, but have never seen one like that. I have a red and yellow theme in my kitchen right now, but will be making more spring changes when I get home. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann, we're definitely on the same wave length. I recently found that S&P set at an antique mall for $7. The tag said they were "retro." Hope you had a fun trip to CA. Hugs, Pat

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  13. Your home is very beautiful,love all your pieces and flowers!Hugs,Maristella.

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    1. That's so nice of you Maristella. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Pat

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  14. Pat, Love the splashes of red. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

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  15. I enjoyed seeing all of your special spring accents, Pat, but your sweet S & P with the red lids stole my heart! They are adorable :) Thanks for partying with us at Vintage Charm--

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    1. Thank you so much Diana. I found that little S&P at an antique mall for $7. It was marked "Retro." I just love it too. Hugs, Pat

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