Monday, March 24, 2014

Adding Some Spring...& A Giveaway!!


Spring has finally sprung!!  Well at least that is what my calendar is telling me.  I’m hoping Mother Nature gets the memo soon because I want warmer temperatures and blooming flowers ASAP!  Remaining snow piles be gone!!

To hold me over until that happens, I’ve decided it’s time to start adding spring trends into our home d├ęcor.  My go-to for spring decorating consists of a few things…pops of color, flowers and shine!  To me, nothing says spring more than these elements.  Luckily, to create a look like that in your home, you just need the simple addition of a few accents to already existing vignettes and rooms.  Pillows, candles, boxes, frames, flowers, succulents, throws or art can go a long way in transitioning a space.  A complete overhaul or spending a fortune just isn’t necessary to have your home looking on trend.

Nowadays I do most of my shopping online.  I don't have to leave the comfort of my own couch to access so many awesome stores like West Elm, World Market, Amazon and Home Depot.  While looking to spring-ify {totally a word} our home, I came across a few a few West Elm accessories I just couldn't get off my mind and quickly put them into my shopping cart.  Then I headed to Coupons.com to search for any West Elm coupon codes I could apply to my order.  After that it was time to check out and impatiently wait for my goodies to arrive!

Since my home has a whole lot of cool blues going on, I wanted to add some warm pinks and extra shine to energize our space.  Plus, nothing says spring quite like flowers...so when I spied a pair of gorgeous West Elm clearance candlesticks that mimic the bloom of a flower, I just couldn't resist.  I knew they'd look perfect paired with some colorful accents on top of the West Elm silver lacquered tray.  And to top it all off, I added a little DIY painting and fresh tulips.









What are your favorite ways to add spring trends to your home?  Don't forget to check out the other 14 talented bloggers below and enter our fab giveaway to win $150 to West Elm or Target!!! :)





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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Great Room Rugs.

Also known as, the wonderful double-rug swap that swept me off my feet.  Not too long ago I placed an order with RugsUSA for several rugs...one of them belonging to our living room.  I was pleased with all of them, and we lived happily every after....that is until I laid my eyes on some RugsUSA newbies during a 70% off sale.

Homespun Trellis in black
Windsor Overdyed Grove in turquoise


I'm weak.  I caved.  I couldn't help it!  The price? So good.  The size?  Even better.  Before I knew it, hubby and I were rolling out the red teal carpet and falling in love with our house all over again.  



We've had these beauties for quite some time.  You can even see them all the way back in our Modern & Fresh Fall Home Tour months ago.  I'm not sure why it's taken me so long to properly introduce you guys...in fact, I'm surprised I didn't shout my love from the top of my blogging lungs!  Their bold color and pattern add something special to our space.

And since I've received a couple requests to see how our home is looking these days, here's a peak from January...after my post-Christmas pare down.  I decided to keep our home pretty monochromatic for the winter. Lots of blues, with pops of black and white.  It felt so clean and calm after weeks filled with holiday decor.










Now that spring is {hopefully} around the corner, I can't wait to add some vibrant color to our space.  I'm dreaming of some teal and pink...and maybe yellow.  Plus, adding in a little more metallic never hurt anyone!! ;)