Spring! It's almost here. It feels like it where I live already. My garden is starting to sprout up and I just prepped my raised beds for zinnias and a mix of perennials for my cut flower garden. This collection was inspired by warm neutrals and hints of copper, leather and simple patterns. I could design a whole space just around that chair and the ceramic chime would look great hanging out in my garden. Are you ready for Spring?
Nature is pure inspiration any time of year, but it feels especially so during the summer. When I look outside my window I see the veggies, herbs and flowers in my garden bushing out and growing with each day. It fills my whole being with wonder, wouldn't you agree? A small seed gets planted in the dirt and then it steadily grows into a display of beauty. In so many ways, nature captures the heart of the artist and is a source of boundless inspiration. I've picked out 4 nature inspired home decor items to make it easy to welcome in the beauty of nature into your home this summer!
I like to keep things simple, it's kind of my adopted motto. I'm a an interior design enthusiast and I love clean lines. No extra embellishments allowed, it's nice to see each piece stand on it's own with it's basic shape or pattern. All of the items I chose for my Minimal Mood are understated but timeless and that's how I like things. Keep on keeping it SIMPLE and let the design shine through.
Next up for my spring interior design reboot is the living room - a continuation of my post from Monday titled SPRING :: ENTRY DECOR. I started with a search for a new couch and when I found the refurnished pair of MID CENTURY ARM CHAIRS, I was hooked! The gorgeous lines coupled with the beautiful white fabric just made my heart swoon and my interior designer heart go pitter patter. I just knew I had to pair it with one of Jillian's fabulous COLOR BLOCK PILLOWS - yummy, yum-yum right? Once I had my signature pieces in place, I simply added to my core design and - voila! A modern, yet colorful and inviting living room space is on the way!
The moment the air shifts to that warm and fragrant spring atmosphere, I am going to open all the windows and doors to start my annual spring clean. It's my absolute favorite time of year to not only clean, but spruce things up in the house. This year, I'm thinking about my entry and how I'd like to paint the wall a fresh new color and rearrange the furniture. To help me get inspired, I've put together a mini virtual entry to pull together some possible design ideas. Keeping the decor minimal and light helps to highlight a welcoming mood as it's the first area you engage with on a daily basis when you come home. I went for natural wood tones accented with pops of color in the wall art and planter for the entry table. To me, the clean lines create an open and expansive feeling - exactly how I choose to feel when I come home!
I find that keeping things simple is a challenge, but one with a big payoff. I always strive for simplicity, both in my life and when I am designing. It's keeping that balance between too little information and too much - where is that sweet spot? My post today is a little inspiration board where I am highlighting the beauty found when that balance is met and maintained. I find that there is great beauty in simple shapes and in a reserved color palette where less is most definitely more!