Spring Home Tour | Seasonal Simplicity

I am excited to be sharing my spring home tour for the Seasonal Simplicity series (hosted by Krista of The Happy Housie and April of House by Hoff). I love home tours, and I’ve partnered with a group of talented bloggers.

Today there are five of us sharing our homes:

Sincerely, Sara D. / at HOME with the barkers / Paint Me Pink / Nina Hendrick Design Co. / A Burst of Beautiful

I find myself decluttering every spring, so my spring home tour is very simple with touches of greenery.

My tour begins in our dining room.

I designed a dining room for the Indianapolis Home Show this year, so several pieces are from the display.  The nameplates and chalk art was created by my crazy talented friend Cara of Word for Word Chalk Art.  The outside chairs are IKEA chairs that were dressed up with handles and gold dipped legs.

I am not normal a fan of fake greenery, but I found this amazing fake greenery at a local shop (Open Gate Design & Decor).

My friend hand-lettered this chalkboard for me, and she sells the print on Etsy.  You can find it HERE.

I found the long skinny “baskets” at the Ballard Design outlet, and it makes for an effortless but beautiful centerpiece.

Our living room recently underwent a complete spring makeover (you can read about it here).  I went from light walls to these bold navy walls.

I love the way greenery looks with the dark walls, so I have plants scattered throughout the space.

I find my plants everywhere from Home Depot to Lowes to local nurseries.

I water them every Monday.  I find that it helps to stick to a routine day of the week (so I don’t forget to water).  There are some plants that may require a little extra watering or misting through the week, but I generally find that one day a week works for me.

Our home office also underwent some renovations with a giant wall of bookshelves (you can see all the details here).

I use everything from fake greenery to live plants to cut greenery in this room.

I found these cute little fake greenery pots at HomeGoods for $13.  The were perfect for the top of my bookshelf which doesn’t see much light.

I’m still trying to figure out Fiddle Leaf Figs.  I’m keeping this one alive, but she has seen better days.

I absolutely love the fresh greenery and flowers Trader Joe’s offers.  You can buy a bunch of this eucalyptus for $3, and it last for weeks.

My kitchen is the last stop on this spring home tour, and like the rest of my spring door, it is simple using touches of green.

I am a fan of spray paint.  I painted the dollar store vase and transformed it into something more special (and it cost next to nothing).

I can’t imagine anything that says spring (and its freshness) more than greenery.  I hope you see that spring decorating doesn’t require a lot of time or money.

Thanks so April and Krista of for inviting me to participate in this fun series!

If you need some inspiration for spring or just decor in general, go visit some (or all) of these bloggers as they share their spring decor:

 

Monday

House by Hoff / The Happy Housie / The Turquoise Home / Maison de Pax / Refresh Restyle

Tuesday

The House of Wood / Simplicity of the South / Place of My Taste / Tidy Mom / That’s My Letter

Wednesday

Sincerely, Sara D. / at HOME with the barkers / Paint Me Pink / Nina Hendrick Design Co. / A Burst of Beautiful

Thursday

Just a Girl and Her Blog / Cherished Bliss / At Charlotte’s House / House 214 Design / Town and Country Living

Friday

Cassie Bustamante / Robb Restyle / Erin Spain / My Fabuless Life / The Wicker House

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Comments

  1. Beautiful Sara! I like the sophisticated simplicity of the new space. From one designer to another I wanted to say just one very small critique. Be mindful when placing mirrors. They are great additions and open up spaces that need reflection of light and can literally bring the outdoors in. They are also nice to hang where one can spruce themselves up before answering the door. But, when mirrors are used to decorate a space and only reflect the ceiling then it’s nice to put an object in front of the mirror. This way one doesn’t focus on the ceiling reflection. Bushy plants are always nice or maybe a big piece of blue and white pottery so all sides of it can be seen. The mirror would then be used as a dimensional piece. It’s not a big thing, I guess it’s just something that I figured out along the way and wanted to share it with you. Happy soon to be Spring!!

    • Thanks for sharing your critique, Holly. I completely understand your thoughts on mirrors, and your explanation of a dimensional piece. It’s definitely a great suggestion to share! I went with the mirror because I loved the round shape and because I didn’t have money in my budget for a new piece (although I have my eye on the PERFECT artwork, but it will be awhile before I get it). Unfortunately my mantel is too shallow/narrow to add a vase and/or plant in front of the mirror – at least one that would be large enough against the mirror! I guess creating a deeper mantel could be another DIY project for me… 🙂 I hope you have a great rest of your week!

  2. Sara! Such a gorgeous tour!! I love the dark navy living room walls – especially combined with the paneling. And your wall of library shelves is amazing. I wish I had a spot for that somewhere….

  3. Your home is so inviting Sara! I love all the touches of Spring! TJ’s is the BEST for fresh florals! I wish we had one a little closer to us. I’d have fresh flowers 24/7 then!

  4. Sarah, I love, love, love those navy walls! What a great way to start the spring with a fresh new color! I also love the handles on the back of your chairs, how clever! Gorgeous tour, friend! 🙂

  5. Loving all your simple touches of green, and your new navy walls! My fiddle leaf fig is struggling too… let me know if you discover the magic formula? Cheers! Kristy

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