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Our Spring Home Tour

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In full disclosure, some of our spring home tour includes new photographs, but some includes existing photos because let’s be honest…sometimes not much changes at all! I wanted to invite you over to our home, decorated with glimpses of spring. I love that spring feels like a new beginning and want that to reflect in our home. Even if little changes, a few updates can make it feel fresh once again and wash away the winter blues.

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Last year, our landscapers took out the majority of our lilac bushes, which left little to bloom this year. Then, as I was pulling into our driveway the other day, I noticed a branch was down. I immediately rescued it and placed it into the brass bucket in our entryway filled with water and swapped out the subtle peach pillow for an ivory one. It’s what I call making lemonade, because it’s in my view while in the living room, but the first thing you see when you enter our home.

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Our living room is filled with garden roses and month old thistles {learn how to make the arrangement here} and my shamrock from St. Patricks Day. The girls love watching it go to sleep and wake in the morning. I have yet to commit to pillow covers for the living room for spring, but feel guilty purchasing new since I have an abundance in our linen cabinet. Speaking of cabinets, I stocked our bar cabinet in anticipation of our friends visiting this weekend! Cheers!

Entertaining blogger Julie Blanner converted her built in bookcases into a beautiful bar cabinet

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neutral living room | spring decor

Want not need not…this basket has been a staple on our coffee table for over 5 years. While it’s still available, I can’t see replacing something that’s perfectly functional.


I’ve decided to postpone kitchen renovations until fall so that I can enjoy spring and summer focused on my family, so absolutely nothing has changed there.

A kitchen makeover without paint - making the best of an 80's or 90's kitchen

Stunning mudroom design from luxury home blogger Julie Blanner

The breakfast room, however, is really coming together! We added Bessie, which is a giclee print I’ve been seeking since I saw it in a casual dining room in a magazine a few years ago, my sweet Meyer lemon tree, and a pretty little bar cart. Next week, we’ll place the rug and the contractor will finish the shadow box detailing on the walls so that I can paint the room in a rich cream.

beautiful breakfast room filled with light

Yet another disclosure: I snapped the remainder of these photos last minute with toddlers hanging onto my legs.

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To the left you can see a sliver of our kitchen – while the breakfast room is among my favorites, it’s positioning in our home is slightly awkward.

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What I love most about this room is our view in the spring – our backyard is filled with flower trees and just behind us there’s a small pond.


The mudroom is ready for spring and I’m anxious to move the winter boots downstairs that are blended in with flip flops and sandals. Only in Missouri {and every other Midwestern state!}

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In the family room, I finally found the artwork I wanted to hang over my great grandmother’s piano and replaced my potted paper whites with lavender, which I also pressed into art for our half bath.

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I wish I could say that I’ve made progress in my office or have repainted my credenza, but it hasn’t even crossed my mind, but at least it’s organized?

Beautiful office

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and finally, the half bath in the foyer. I’m so excited to have finally finished this pretty little space and would love for you to come see. Get all of the details here.

Beautiful bathroom design

Hopefully I’ll find some time to take you upstairs next week to stop by our bedrooms, the laundry room and the girls’ bathroom. If you see something you love, you can shop accessible items from our home here. How do you decorate for spring?

entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner

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31 comments on “Our Spring Home Tour”

  1. Surprise spring home tour for the win!! You know I love it! 🙂

  2. Your home is lovely…you have done a wonderful job.

  3. This is so beautiful, I especially love your breakfast nook!!

  4. Your home is so pretty! I especially love your mudroom with the brick floors and shiplap walls. Such a great look! I also love your touches of brass/gold in each room.

  5. Love the nautical print you found! Is it an antique?

    Thanks to you, we’re now installing the gorgeous French Antique Emtek knobs and rectangular rosettes in our home and have two RH mirrors like yours for our master bath redo. You are an inspiration!

  6. Beautiful! Could you please share a source for the beautiful nautical painting above your piano?
    Thank you!

    • I purchased it at K Hall Designs, a boutique in St. Louis. It’s a common reprint though, so you should be able to find it somewhere or call the store and ask them if they would ship.

  7. Hi Julie,
    Your home is beautiful!!!! Would you mind sharing where you found Bessie?

  8. Such a lovely home you have created, Julie. Thank you for the tour! Would you mind sharing how you hung your creamware platters in your breakfast room?

  9. Love your home and the view from your dinner table.
    Have a Blessed Day

  10. Loved the tour! And every post is a delight- any extras are a bonus! 🙂

  11. I love a pretty home tour! 🙂
    Your copper details were shining at me, so obsessed!
    And that view!!!! ♥

  12. I always love a home tour! And can’t wait to see when you finish your dining room, although it already looks wonderful!

  13. Wow, your home is lovely! It has such a clean-cut look to it, yet it also looks really homey! The light nautical accents and flowers bring a lot of character, too. Great job! Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. Your home is beautiful and real Julie!! I love that!! I’m new to blogging and we just did a kitchen makeover on a budget for the ORC. I’m trying to learn all I can from experienced bloggers like you. ???? I love the practical, this is real life perspective! I’m loving that breakfast nook! Thx so much for sharing!! ????

  15. Wow……it’s really beautiful. Will try to decorate my room in this way. Thanks for sharing it.

  16. Hi Julie,

    Where did you buy your plants, in particular the lemon one?

  17. Thank you Julie for taking the time to respond! Indiana

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