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Spring Refresh

After a long, cold winter, spring offers us a new beginning. Brown grass turns green, trees begin to bud and the first flowers of the year start to bloom. It’s not only the beginning of new life for plants, but so many birds and animals. I love waking to hear baby birds chirping in the morning.

peach flowers in apron front sink

I like to infuse that feeling into our home as well, giving it new life with a little refresh. 

Those that have been following along the last 10+ years know that I take a minimalist approach to decorating integrating a few hints of spring in each room with a touch of color.

A refresh doesn’t always include new purchases unless they fit as part of a larger project or serve another purpose, with the exception of flowers.

ranunculus and hydrangea in sink

I treat myself to flowers almost weekly. They bring me so much joy and bring our home to life. You can learn how to arrange flowers here!

I hope you enjoy a glimpse into our home, decorated for spring! There’s so much more to share with you, so please do come back! You can sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss a post here.

cream kitchen with flowers

Last spring, we started our kitchen remodel. Sadly, it’s not complete, but we spend a lot of time here. This is where I develop recipes, arrange flowers and most importantly, chat with the girls in the morning. You can see and read more about our kitchen here.

white living room

Just before Christmas, we updated our living room. Okay, a week before Christmas. The mantel felt dated and I was tired of a big black box hanging over it. It’s much more fun to decorate now and the addition of a few mascari stems and a simple tulip arrangement make it feel fresh for spring.

traditional dining room

I don’t often share photos of our dining room, though it’s one of my favorites. I am still looking for just the right rug for it, but I love how seamlessly my grandmother’s/mother/s dining room set pairs with my slipcovered chairs and the brass chandelier to blend old with new. A few blooms and chinoiserie jars have welcomed it to spring.

traditional dining room with choinisserie

bathroom with pedestal sink brick floors and shiplap

When I purchase a large bunch or two of flowers, I can often make several arrangements to disperse throughout our home. A single bloom brings the mudroom bath into spring and a bud vase of muscari for the powder room.

girls bedroom white and pink

white and pink girls bedroom

The girls’ rooms each receive little hints of spring {more to come} as well. Isla’s room received a sweet little update last week and she’s actually making her bed now. Why didn’t I do this sooner?

mascari on bedside table

One of my favorite things about spring is how inspiring it is. I feel a new sense of motivation that is often lost during the winter months. A few sunny days and your encouragement on Instagram inspired me to finish our master bedroom.

blue and cream bedding

blue, cream and tan bedroom

I’ll be sharing details on this bedding along with a couple of free printables tomorrow. I look forward to seeing you! Until then, please visit my friends for more spring refresh ideas!

Ella Claire | Julie Blanner | Shades of Blue Interiors | French Country Cottage

Rooms for Rent | Craftberry Bush | Nesting with Grace | Jennifer Rizzo

Liz Marie Blog | My Sweet Savannah


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8 comments on “Spring Refresh”

  1. Gorgeous flowers and I sure do love your kitchen! Love the simple bud vase touch in the bathroom!

  2. Love your home! Where is your headboard from (in your master)? Thanks!

  3. The picture of your mantle points to the artwork and states it is a TV. Do you have more info to share?

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  5. Hi Julie,

    I love the living room décor. I would love to get the rug in the living room – Is that Jute or seagrass?? Where did you purchase it?

    • It’s jute with chenille so it’s soft. It’s from Pottery Barn and while they carry similar, they no longer carry this particular style.

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