Spring Decorating

Gorgeous spring blooms

As I was driving around this past weekend, I couldn’t help but stop when I saw the gorgeous spring blooms on these trees.  I knew right then and there that spring is finally here to stay, although it’s taken a while.  This happy, colourful scenery really inspired me to write this post and so I decided to blend interior design with the beautiful outdoors.


Image courtesy of House and Home: Design by Anna Spiro; Photo by Simon Kenny

This stunning living roomtotally reminds me of spring.  The wicker sofa is super fun and lively in this bold shade of pink.  The playful mix of fabrics used on the toss cushions, along with the pink and white stripes on the adjacent chair create a ton of interest and create a cohesive look.  Coffee table books are always a great way to accessorize a cocktail table, but take a look at the rest of the accessories!  I love the Chinese pottery pieces and wooden tray and boxes… what a great classic contrast against the soft pink roses and colourful furnishings!  Last but not least, wall art can never be underestimated.  The small floral prints on the wall blend well with the rest of the decor and allow your eye to move towards the neutral wall space, which really soothes an otherwise busy room.  What do you think of this space?  I decided to some research and found some great pieces that work well together to replicate this look.  Check them out!


Classic and Modern Furnishings

Clockwise from top left:  English Bay Loveseat, $499.00, In and Out Furnishings; Rosy Blush 2086-30 paint chip, Benjamin Moore; Shruti-Dove fabric swatch, Kravet; Greta Cocktail Table, Decorium (see showroom for pricing info)

Mixing classic and modern pieces works really well in this space.  Not only will it bring about balance and interest, it will also make the room feel more inviting.  Have this wicker settee refinished in this bold pink colour, re-upholster the cushion in this crisp white fabric, and pronto… seating replicated!  This streamlined metal and lacquered white cocktail table is perfect.  It’s large enough to hold all the accessories and also brings in a modern element into an otherwise traditional room.


Playful Fabrics

Clockwise from top left:  Dottie/D-8; Moire Line Rosewater; Black and White Geometrics; Jellybean-716; Poppyfield Light Blue; Pop Flower.  All fabrics by Kravet.

These playful fabrics work perfectly as toss cushions and mimic the inspiration room quite nicely.  The top right swatch, Moire Line Rosewater, would be a great upholstery fabric for the adjacent chair.  The mixture ofpatterns and prints really add interest to the look and a relaxed, casual atmosphere.


Timeless Accessories

Clockwise from left: Blue and white ceramic spheres, $1.00 each, Pier 1 Imports; Square wooden box trio, $60.00, Pier 1 Imports; Chinese blue and white landscape jar, $195.00, In Style Decor; Lurik rectangular tray, $59.95, Crate and Barrel.

These timeless accessories are exactly what this room needs to bring in an “old-world” element to the decor.  The warm wood tones against the white and royal blue accent pieces really complement each other well.



Floral Art

From left: Alive in Nature wall art; Royal Radiance wall art, $79.95 each, Pier 1 Imports.

These pieces of art bring insuch beautiful colours into the space!  They’re fun, bright, and fresh.  A wonderful homage to spring!

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