Spring Home Tour 2016

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Hello again friends…I hope you’ve had a great week so far. I’m excited to join some of my friends on this Spring home tour, hosted by my dear friend Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors.

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If you recall, hubby recently installed these built-ins and though we still need to do a few things to complete them, I have enjoyed the process of styling them maybe all too frequently. You can see them HERE and HERE. When he built them, I promised I would keep the amount of items on the shelves to a minimum, so this time around, I kept to my word.

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And speaking of styling, Rachel asked each of us to share a decor tip, so here are some tips on my process of styling the shelves:

1. Decide on a theme. In this case, I wanted the shelves to have a bit of a coastal theme but not overly done.
2. Gather items with varying size, heights, textures and of similar color or theme. Collections work well and books serve as pedestals to add height if needed.
3. Use framed art. Art acts as an anchor and draws your eye to the back of the shelf.
4. Symmetry is important, so repeat similar items a few times. In this case, I have repeated the blue jars on alternating shelves on both sides.
5. Style.Stop.Look.Repeat. I rarely get it right the first time. Keep playing with the composition, shifting things around until you’re happy with it.

Another important aspect when styling shelves is to take everything out and get rid of the things you don’t love.

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I recently painted this guy on the mantel, but still need a couple of more layers. I like his muted colors as I think they coordinate well in this space (currently).

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Our dinette hasn’t changed much since you last saw it HERE.

Easy Easter Table Setting

In the dining room, I put together a simple Easter table setting.

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These cute little place settings are so simple and easy to put together and I think they make a beautiful impact.

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The other day, Bella and I went to the Dollar Store to pick up an item for a school project and I saw these adorable pots. I couldn’t help but to get three of them.

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I love old seltzer bottles and combining new and old. The plain bottles are from Michaels but I love how well they work with the vintage bottles.

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I like our white hutch, but think it’s a little too small for this space, so I’m keeping an eye out for a larger thrift buy that we can bring back to life like we did with this one. I’ll keep you posted.

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This is one of my pillow designs, which I haven’t made much mention of and even hubby – who knows all of my designs – was surprised to see it.

Spring blooms watercolor by craftberry bush

You may have seen these fun prints I painted. You can get your free Daffodil print HERE.

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You may have also already seen our master bedroom refresh from a couple of weeks back.

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You can see more of it HERE.

And that’s all I have for you today. I hope you enjoyed it!

Don’t forget to check out the beautiful homes in today’s tour. These girls are so talented.

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Jen, House of WoodEmily, The Wicker HouseAshley, Cherished Bliss

Jennifer, Town and Country LivingBeth, Unskinny BoppyAnnie, Zevy Joy

Allison, The Golden SycamoreBre, Rooms FOR RentRachel, Shades of Blue Interiors

Jennifer, Clean and ScentsibleBeth, Home Stories A to Z

Kristen, Ella Claire BlogLucy, Craftberry BushDanielle, Finding Silver Pennies

Alicia, A Burst of BeautifulRachel, Maison de PaxCami, TIDBITS

Comments

  1. says

    AHHHH mazing as always, my sweet friend! And I just realized that we have the same dining table but yours is cream and mine is black! <3

    I'm taking notes on your built-ins. I want some SO bad on either side of my fireplace but that is another DIY project for another day.

    Thanks for giving us such a fun tour of your stunning home!

  2. says

    Your house is so beautiful!! I love how you styled your bookshelves, the art you created for over the mantle (!), the vignette behind the couch and your color palette!!!

  3. Frances says

    Lucy, your home and your art are beautiful!! Really curious where to find the white birch or aspen poles that you have on the table?

  4. says

    Your home is a like a breath of fresh air whenever i see it! Not like everything else is hot sweaty air, but you know what i mean… it is so bright and beautiful with all the right amounts of contrast and color balance. You can do no wrong lucy. And also…. my dollar store is no where NEAR as good as yours. ever. You always find amazing things there!

  5. Amy says

    Beautiful home! I can’t believe those adorable flowerpots came from the dollar store! I don’t blame you for buying three of them. I would have had a hard time stopping at three. ;)

    Do you mind sharing (if you recall) where the basket with the blue handle on the bottom shelf of the built-in bookcase came from? I love it.

  6. says

    I want to move in and live with you amid your beautiful vignettes every single time you share a home tour. Doesn’t matter what season, your house always looks SO inviting.

  7. says

    Your home looks so pretty! I loved the tips about styling book cases, I really struggle with them (luckily I don’t have any at the moment!) Your paintings are beautiful, I ordered the bunny pillow from Society6 awhile ago and I just love him :o)

    Tania

  8. says

    So so beautiful Lucy! I loved your tips for styling shelves, I avoid styling our huge wall unit that holds our television – (it is basically a wall of shelves) and in fact this may just give me the inspiration/encouragement to try =). Gorgeous tour as always – xo!

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  9. says

    Your home is so full of love and light, Lucy – it’s apparent in every thoughtful detail. I just love how relaxing your space looks. Elegant, subtle yet stunning. Love your Easter centerpiece too – so clever!

  10. says

    Lucy, I struggle to handle how amazing your home, styling and ideas are! Simply genius. You’re one of my biggest inspirations. I LOVE the bird you painted and your costal shelf styling is so darn perfect. Can I ask, where on earth do you keep or store all of these items when not in use? I mean you change your home around so much with all of the decor. Just wondering ;) haha.

  11. says

    Lucy, Lucy, Lucy..stunning as always! I love the color palette you used – creams, blues and greens. It’s so calming and soothing. I always look forward to touring your home, you give me so much inspiration. xo

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