Dear June: Spring Thoughts for Your Décor!

After the passing rain and snow-filled winter days, we can look forward to getting ready for great weather.  I know I am ready, how about you?  For many of us, the spring season brings about a feeling of renewal, and spring cleaning often gives way to spring redecorating. It is also the season for social gatherings – baby showers, wedding showers, graduation parties, and Easter gatherings.  If you plan to host a few spring events yourself, now is the time to consider sprucing up your home.

While the bright colors of spring can be inspiring, they can quickly take over the décor of a home when misused. The market trends of teal, coral, blue, and lime green are all beautiful when used in moderation.   We saw new trends of brown, beige, and coral in ethnic settings at the Winter Market that are going to be popular this coming season. Antique fabrics are being used along with long beads that are accented on coffee tables, sofa tables, and walls.   If your color scheme for the walls and large furniture pieces are mostly neutral, you can have a field day adding bursts of color in accessories, throw pillows, throws, and area rugs.  Our favorite accents are corals and blues mixed with cream.  New lighting is another wonderful way to brighten up your room in both color and function.  A colorful lamp here or there will go a long way.

Next, select some artwork that makes your space unique.  We represent many local artists at our design center and retail store, and I can think of no better way to add color and personality to your room.  Original art is a great conversation starter when you have a bevy of guests in your home.   Bring the outdoors in with colorful sculpture that reflects nature. Abstracts and geometrics are a favorite at our design center in both art and soft goods.  The creative ways that fabric designers have come up with for these patterns keep your imagination alive.

If you have overnight guests, brighten your guest room with a brightly colored throw at the foot of the bed. This assures your guest the perfect temperature during their stay while adding a fun pop of color.  A scented diffuser will ensure your house always smells as fresh and beautiful as it looks.   A chocolate under the pillow is always a great treat for me when I stay with guests.   A fresh rose or flower on the pillow is also a nice gesture for a guest when they go to bed at night, thereby adding additional color for your guest.  Smell, sense and comfortable rooms are important for you and your guests.  I know for my guest room and my master, I have made them special.

We have a wonderful selection of accessories, lamps, pillows, artwork, and more.  Whether you are remodeling or changing décor, visit our retail store and design center for inspiration on your spring project!

God Bless, June


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