Modern Country Home Tour: Spring 2019

Welcome to my modern country home tour - spring edition! I don't know what happened this winter but I was on a bit of a decorating binge and made a few impactful changes - like changes in wall color.   My home tour is just one of many today. Krista at The Happy Housie organized today's Seasonal Simplicity spring tour. You might be coming over from my friend Amanda's lovely home at Sincerely Marie Designs - welcome! I don't know … [Read more...]

Vintage Painted Mantel for a Bit of Drama

The past few months have seen several subtle changes in my home. The newest change is my vintage painted mantel that gets a bit of drama with new coat of almost-black paint.   Today I'm joining the Seasonal Simplicity group of bloggers to bring you the best of the spring season with our decorated mantels. For me, it meant painting my mantel in Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore. The wall behind and inside the mantel has a fresh coat of … [Read more...]

Fresh Spring Dining Nook: How To

Create a fresh spring dining nook with beneficial houseplants and a simple table throw. The look is effortless and organic.   This is the second day of the Styled + Set spring tour hosted by Lory at Designthusiasm. A special welcome to those of you coming from Shabbyfufu. I've always loved Janet's soft and classy style! In case you haven't noticed already, my home decor is changing from light and white to cozy and earthy. So … [Read more...]

Spring Colors for the Home

Welcome to the spring installment of the Seasonal Simplicity tours! Several bloggers are joining together to provide oodles of inspiration and ideas for decorating your home for spring. You'll find links to their spaces at the bottom of this blog post, which focuses on adding spring colors to your home. Welcome to those of you coming here from Sincerely Sara D! My front porch is uber-simple right now since it's still a bit chilly out. I found a … [Read more...]

Pink Faux Flowers for My Farmhouse Dining Room

Do you ever just do anything on a whim? Sometimes you regret it, and sometimes you don't. The other day I stopped in at Michael's and the spring flowers really impressed me. They were so realistic looking - more so than ever before. I bought far more than I should (hey, at least they were on sale). On the way home I experienced buyer's remorse because I really didn't need so many flowers. But I had a moment of inspiration when I got home and … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Wreath and Spring Vignettes

Days are getting longer, birds are singing in the trees, and I feel a little pep in my step! Spring is officially just days away and I can't help but infuse my home with spring vignettes. And I finally have the Easter egg wreath I've wanted for years!   I love this particular Easter Egg wreath for its neutral tones. I didn't want one too colorful. It also has a lot of texture to it. The wreath is from Antique Farm House, although I … [Read more...]

Blue and Green Spring Mantel

Spring decorating is in full force this week at my house. Yesterday I shared my spring sitting room and today I'm sharing the other side of the room. A spring mantel, which is decorated with a few blue and green items that caught my eye in my favorite store. During a recent trip to Cocoon in Geneva, I spied beautiful vases in shades of blue and green. Cocoon is located in an historic home and I love wandering from room to room, knowing that each … [Read more...]

Simple Steps to Spring Decorating: How To Guide

Welcome to Spring Styling Week! I'm joining fellow bloggers to bring you spring decorating inspiration for different areas of your home. What's different about this blog tour is that we're all sharing simple steps to spring decorating. Each day of this week focuses on a certain room. You'll find all the links at the end of this post. Today centers on decorating living and family rooms. Or in my case, the sitting room.   Step One: … [Read more...]

Cozy Easter Brunch for Two

Welcome to the March edition of our Cozy Living Series! Each month our small group of bloggers shares how they enjoy cozy living during that particular month. You'll find everyone's links at the end of this post. For me, March is the time to prepare for spring. Today I'm sharing a cozy Easter brunch for two. (This post contains affiliate links.)   My new dining table from Pottery Barn is set with farmhouse style. I love the cozy appeal … [Read more...]

Pink and Blue Easter Table Setting

Welcome to the Easter edition of Styled + Set where a group of bloggers share their ideas for dining and entertaining during a holiday season. Jennifer at Celebrating Everyday Life is the blogger just before me and I just love her trophy centerpiece! I've set a pink and blue Easter table setting to give you inspiration for your own holiday celebration.   Easter for me means pastel colors at the dining table; I chose pink and blue this … [Read more...]

DIY Spring Flower Arrangement

  Arranging flowers used to intimidate me, but not anymore. Look at fields of flowers and you'll realize their appearance is haphazard. I used to feel like floral arrangements had to be perfect, but realize I was wrong. You can make a beautiful spring flower arrangement with just a few tips.   Today I'm joining a group of bloggers to bring you a variety of spring crafts and DIY projects. A special thanks to Krista at The Happy … [Read more...]

12 Spring Decorating Ideas: Making Plans

We had a few "warm" days here and by warm I mean the upper 40s. Whenever we get a warm spell in the middle of winter it means one thing is sure to happen. Spring fever hits and I start brainstorming on spring decorating ideas. I looked through former projects for inspiration and pulled together a few of my favorites. Spring wouldn't be spring without tulips. I become a little obsessed with these beauties this time of year. Wouldn't you love to … [Read more...]

Spring Porch Dining: Boho Chic Style

When the weather turns warmer, hubby and I enjoy dining al fresco. I like to set a colorful table for outdoor meals and decided a little spring porch dining was in order.  I transformed the front porch into a romantic boho chic dining area with Moroccan-style lanterns and jewel-toned place settings. (This post contains affiliate links.)   When you're done checking out my outdoor spring tablescape, visit my blogging friends whose links … [Read more...]

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