Monday, February 29, 2016

A Spring Display (I'm So Ready!)

Hello all! I don't know about you but I'm SO excited for spring to arrive! Our weather was wonderful this weekend and after this week I think we're home free -- let's hope anyway. It wasn't even that bad of a winter but I'm so ready to open up the windows again! 

Of course the warmer weather has me wanting to freshen the whole house. I know a lot of you feel that way this time of year too. I haven't really wanted to decorate for spring specifically much in the past couple of years but for some reason I'm really into it this year. 

A few weeks ago I picked up a new console for our foyer and that was the perfect spot to decorate for the upcoming season. It's nice to put away the paint brushes and nail gun and just putter around the house moving things around, just decorating. I love it. 

I don't have a great picture of the dresser we had in the entry before, but this shot from when I made the half wall bookcase shows you what was there: 
It is a beautiful dresser, but it was way too deep for this spot. The one that was there before was perfect but now it's on the other side of this room: 
blue dresser with lamps

So as I was out and about I would look for the perfect piece -- but I didn't find anything till a few weeks ago. I LOVED it as soon as I saw it: 
mirror console table

The design on the front is beautiful, and it has mirrors everywhere -- the front, sides and top. It really is so pretty. It had a chunk out of a leg so I was able to get a discount on it, and turns out I had a sample of paint that matched it nearly perfectly. You can't even see where the damage was. :) 

It sat mostly empty until inspiration struck for some accessories on top. That inspiration was in the form of the beautiful free printables Kellie shared last week: 
free spring printables

Oh my goodness! I love them! I printed them out at home on textured card stock (I try to keep a supply for printables) and they are just gorgeous. I always love what she creates. 

I added a few other items from around the house -- the plant and a little urn filled with moss covered eggs bring in some green. I had been eyeing the decorative wood stands from Target for months and finally grabbed those. They will work anywhere!: 
spring display
I've had the glass lamp and shade for years and the mirror has been there forever too. I'd like something different as far as that goes but want to be careful to not go too busy. The console is plenty. 

It is such a lovely little display -- so fresh and pretty! I seriously can't wait for spring to arrive!: 
Spring decorating in foyer

If you've been around for awhile you know I'm a sucker for blue. The color I said I would never use years and years ago. Ha! I absolutely love it. I think it's a perfect accent and it works well with so many other colors as well: 
Bench and console table in foyer

Also? Adding the glass storm door was one of the best additions ever to this house. The natural light streaming into the entry on a nice day makes me so happy. 

I still have plans to pull up that tile and extend our hardwoods into the foyer a bit more, but I'm not sure when it will happen. Thinking about the potential mess pushes that project back every year. ;) 

Oh well. Someday. I'll focus on the pretty parts for now: 
Decorating the foyer

Isn't that console beautiful? I'm glad I waited till I found what I loved to fill that spot. The black dresser now sits in the guest room where it is perfect.

Do you decorate for spring every year? I don't know why I'm itching to do it this year but I'm having fun with it. I hope to share a spring tour with you soon, it's been awhile!

9 comments:

  1. I love your decorating style! And the new console is so gorgeous! (I'm a sucker for mirrors and blue) now I really want to "spring" up my place :)

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  2. I love your decorating style! And the new console is so gorgeous! (I'm a sucker for mirrors and blue) now I really want to "spring" up my place :)

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  3. I love the mirrors on the dresser! They reflect back all that natural light from the doorway and brighten up everything! Good tip to keep in mind when choosing furniture to brighten up darker rooms.

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  4. Oh wow! I just love the color and the cut-out looking panels w/ the mirrors! It looks great in the space!!

    Have a great week! Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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  5. Beautiful piece of furniture...classic lines, a bit of glitz but not over the top. Nice choice. And it looks great in your entrance way. I was planning a mirrored piece similar to yours for our front entrance in our condo since there is no natural light there at all but we have a mini schnauzer who loves to 'sniff' everything and I knew that I would never be able to clean the mirror behind the grid panel.

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  6. I love the new console piece. Where did you find it?

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  7. Echo...where did you find that piece? It's perfect :)

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  8. Everything looks so beautiful! Thank you so much for including the Spring Printables in your lovely entry way!!! You are way too good to me! HAPPY MARCH! xo

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  9. Simply love the console - the color, the design of the front, everything! The space looks great.

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