Ok – so technically, spring doesn’t begin until the equinox on March 20th, but March 1st was the meteorological start of the season. Whether you’re reckoning your seasons by a date on the calendar, a specific temperature or the exact position of the sun as it transitions from the tropic of Capricorn to the equator – honey, it’s lovely outside! (I do apologize to my massive fan base in Siberia, however. You will get your lovely day(s) in the middle of July. иметь терпение, дорогие.) And now, since Daylight Savings Time has begun, I say we just jump right into the spring state of mind!
<sad décor music> I don’t have a picture handy of what things looked like before the addition of the Stockholm rug from Ikea, but it was very brown and sage and even worse looking.
I painted the coffee table semi-gloss Crumb Cookie by Olympic (this is our trim color). The bench that I recovered in fabric from (shocker) Ikea doesn’t normally reside in this space, but was brought out for a party.
First things first. Yes, my Picasso reproduction has been stolen from my husband’s dresser and hung on the living room walls. I think it adds just the right amount of lightness and femininity to the space. I doubt that Husband
has even noticed minds that it has moved. I like that the art is now asymmetrical. Speaking of which – you may notice that there is only one curtain panel hung up. (its twin is on the opposite side of the room) This is intentional and permanent, and even though I’m sure I’m breaking all sorts of cardinal rules of decorating – I like it. More on that later though. Even though I had moved the little potted palm into the room at an attempt to capture some of the Palm Springs lush greenery vibe, the butterscotch and snow-leopard throw pillows still screamed “winter!”
At last, some spring color! I saw these lovely pillows at Target on Friday, and knew they would be the perfect things to bring some of the season indoors. (Oh, and as you can see we brought up the other side table and painted both the same Crumb Cookie white as the coffee table. But ugh! Their legs weren’t aligned properly, which makes them look like out-of-sync rockettes. All fixed now.)
I’ve been on the lookout for ways to pull my different blues together, and the aquamarine and cobalt notes in the pillow achieve this perfectly. The fact that they are complimented by white and charcoal gray and depicted in a modern art nouveau design is just icing on the cake. The spring green pillow just brings in an extra punch of pollen-colored loveliness.
What are some ways you’re incorporating spring into your décor? Whether you add some new accessories, arrange some beautiful flowers, or just put out a couple of pastel candles from last Easter, it feels good to embrace this gorgeous time of year! (which reminds me: Mark your calendars – starting next Monday, we are beginning our Spring Fling De-Clutter Your Life event! I’ll give your more details about that in the week ahead!)