Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Touches of Spring

In a tiny little preview of what's to come soon up on the blog, I wanted to share with you guys some of the ways I'm bringing the spring season to life in our little home.

Spring is such a great season.  It's one of rejuvenation, of fresh & lively nature, and is always both calming and exciting.  I love watching the outdoors slowly start looking greener, and seeing little flowers popping up and bringing some color into the world again after the dreary winter season.

That being said, I still felt more inclined to keeping a reigned in color palette when styling for spring this year.  One of the things I really love about our town is just how many rabbits we see hopping about in the neighborhood when it starts to get warmer out.  So, not just for Easter, I'm excited to have some bunny themes going on for spring!

In the dining area is where I always like to have a larger vignette if you will, for the season.  It makes for a good centerpiece if we have company, and where our dining table is in our house, it is pretty focal so whenever I see it it really gives me that feeling of whatever the season is.  So for spring I've decided to go in the direction of grass green, butter yellow and navy blue for our table vignette.  

I love the way a dramatic fresh floral arrangement sets the tone, and so I like to refresh this somewhat often.  I fell in love with some of the fillers at Trader Joe's last time I stopped in, and I loved the way the texture of the pussywillows went with the peach buds and the white roses.  It all just feels so fresh.  In addition, I added some like accents like our rabbit figures and the chick egg cups.  



In the rest of the house, I try to add in little pops for the season that create a little theme here and there.  On the mantel I kept most things the same, but added a garland of spring veggies that I picked up at World Market a few years back. 

While I like to do a larger arrangement on the dining table, I try to designate a secondary "moment" in the house where I'll do a smaller, similar arrangement.  Usually I just hold a little bit of all the pieces I'm using for the big arrangement, and make a mini one in our living room.  And this time I brought out a little rabbit figurine here as well. 


Finally, one thing I like to do for every season is rotate pillows and the feel of the couch.  I am oh so glad that we chose a green couch, because like neutral colored couches, it literally goes with e v e r y t h i n g.  It is so wonderful.  

At first I was having kind of a hard time updating the pillows for this season and not just having it feel like all neutrals.  Spring was kind of a tricky one, because I didn't want a crazy bright pink pillow, and all of the spring ones I was finding were super feminine looking, which I didn't really want.  I'm still not totally sure how I feel about the whole styling, but I am loving the green and beige rabbit pillow I found at Home Goods (Gosh, that place is the best!), and though I was feeling a big carrot pillow in lieu of the fox/ heart would fit better, I just don't feel like spending the time or money trying to find one to have on the couch for two weeks (though I'm sure I'd find ways to repurpose it in the future).  So I guess that in itself can be a lesson in repurposing what you already own in the right doses. 

It's fun to add a couple new things (rabbit pillow, fresh flowers) each season, because you can always mix it up in a new way next year to be something different. 

Until Next Time, 

- The Lovely Red Fox

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