Tour Our Spring Home!
“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature. The assurance that dawn comes after night and spring after winter.” -Rachel Carson
At the heart of it all, I think that is why the change of each passing season brings a sense of refreshment to our homes and hopefully our hearts, as well. I love decorating for each season and behind all the fun, is a deep desire to make our home a special place. A place where the five of us feel safe, secure, a sense of belonging, and a desire to just be home.
I am so glad you joined me today for our spring home tour! I hope it inspires you in your own journey to make home all the wonderful things we wish for! Whether you are new here or have been following along for awhile, welcome! I am so glad you’re here and I’m excited to share our tour with you, along with some incredible spring tours from some blogging friends!
If you’re hopping over from Kathryn at Up To Date Interiors, welcome! Thanks for coming on over. I absolutely love Kathryn’s tour and her incredible style!
So…come on in! I’ll bring you through the side door, because that’s where all of our friends and family enter! And if you are here, you are considered a friend now!
Spring is the perfect time here in Florida for all the outdoor refreshes and we try to get them in before it gets too hot! Robb earned some brownie points by painting this door frame, touching up the front door, and install our new Eufy Smart Lock and Wifi System. I added a new wreath and a new doormat too! This space makes me smile instead of cringe when I pull in the driveway…that’s a good thing for “home”, right?!
We are going to just scoot right through the playroom because, well, I didn’t decorate for spring in there yet! I am going to set up a little Easter party here for the kids next week, though so stay tuned over on my Instagram!
I had so much fun in our family room for spring this year! My two inspiration pieces for this room are this antique “cottage to let” sign and a chippy, blue, concrete urn. Isn’t it funny how inspiration can strike with the most unusual things? Both of these items were finds back in the winter months from an antique market we went to. While the cottage sign was a splurge item and the concrete urn was a steal of a deal, both add just the touch of whimsy, color, and interest to this room that I was hoping for!
I paired the cottage sign with another black and white vintage sign and some antique French frames to create a gallery wall over our mantel. I will be sharing all the details of this mantel styling in an upcoming blog post, along with three other mantel styling ideas, so stay tuned for that, coming up this weekend!
Keeping it all light, bright, and neutral allowed me to incorporate different vintage textures, but they all work together with a neutral color palette. For a touch of Easter, I added some bunnies to the mantel. Plants are my other staple décor item for spring! I brought in several new plant babies to sprinkle spring touches throughout our entire home!
The concrete urn makes a statement in this antique wooden trough! Paired with this H E A V Y coffee table, this whole setting isn’t budging! Which is a very good thing, considering the nerf wars, wrestling matches, and everyday wear and tear of family life! I added this gray rabbit to add an Easter touch to the coffee table and pull it altogether. I love how it blends with the garden touch of the trough and concrete urn!
With each season, I love to add some simple, seasonal touches to our kitchen. However, I always try to keep any kitchen “décor” functional. My scale, for example, holds fruit to grab for quick snacks and my little French ironstone is ready with grapes…which I cannot seem to keep for more than 5 minutes these days, so it usually looks messy! Ha! My kids love grapes, so I do try to restock those often for their snacks!
I love this little wooden cubby box that I keep on my counter. It is perfect for holding items that I like to use for quick tablescapes! For spring, I have some woven trivets, vintage brass chargers, wooden bowls, and some European proofing bowls. I keep those handy for holding bread or treats!
Other than keeping some fresh plants tucked around the kitchen, I just try to keep it clean and tidy! That’s enough kitchen décor for me!
I had so much fun styling the dining room for Easter this year with the addition of this apothecary! I was so inspired a few years ago by Liz Marie Galvan and her huge “Dressed Rabbit” sign! I love the play on words and just makes for a fun touch. I hung it on the front of the apothecary and added one more cute clearance bunny from Pottery Barn to the shelf. The other Easter touch I added was these eggs cups. Most of them are vintage and then there are a few new ones. I added paper mache and wooden eggs.
I have a whole blog post with Easter tablescape ideas that you can find here. I love styling up Easter and spring tables! This one was really fun and I love the casual, vintage look! I’ve never used copper for Easter before, but these cups were a fun flea market find and I enjoyed working them into my tablescape! Stay tuned over on my Instagram for one more Easter tablescape next week! I’ll be putting together a little more formal one for the holiday!
This long apothecary is so fun to style! We added it to our home last summer and I can’t imagine this space without it now! Since every person in our family plays the piano and music is such a huge part of our lives, we took our formal living room and turned it into a music room. This wall was such wasted space before. Now, it holds this 10’ apothecary, which stores almost all of my “small” home décor pieces. It is such a blessing to have this space functioning so well now!
To style this room, I added these gorgeous pillows from Hallstrom Home. The gorgeous linen brightens and lightens up this space and adds such a pretty texture. I have a coupon code for you too! Use the code: ROBYNSFRENCHNEST for 10% your entire order. I promise you’ll love these too. They have different colors and sizes and I’m obsessed!
I used fresh branches from the trees in our yard to fill this big crock. Adding these gorgeous floral stems from Flower and Home Marketplace. They are tall, beautiful, and instantly turned this into a spring style! The cute little, distressed rabbits are also from Flower and Home Marketplace. They have some gorgeous seasonal and home décor products at great price points!
Back Dining Room
I know. It’s a little unusual to have two dining rooms. The fact is, we have this very, very long room at the back of our house. We already had this 12’ farmhouse table from our old home and it fit perfectly. We love eating here with the backyard view and so it has just become our “kitchen” table kind of space!
Harrison helped me make a fun centerpiece here with bare branches and these cute Easter ornaments, also from Flower and Home Marketplace. In my vintage French trough, we added a large pothos plant and two tall rabbits. I got this set at a market several years ago and they are so fun to pull out and use every spring!
For our buffet, this architectural salvage piece, with its’ perfectly chippy, blue-gray patina, was my inspiration! I love this color so much and how it blends in with my gray rabbit, large sign from The Little Bird, French basket, and fiddle leaf plant!
Special Treat for You Today!
I am so excited to be joining up with some blogging friends to share even more spring inspiration with you! You won’t want to miss any of these tours. I love how each home is so special and unique, filled with spring inspiration, and waiting for you to come on in!
I want you to click on over to my friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style. You’re going to love the traditional style of Jen’s home, simple styling, and vintage elements she uses too! Make sure to leave a comment and let her know how much she inspired you! I know you’ll love her home!
Enjoy! And Happy Spring!