Spring in my area is such a beautiful season… and such a short lived one too! So, I’m make the most of this blooming, bursting, chirping, egg-cracking, nesting, green, warm, breezy time of the year. Let’s open up the windows and let that gorgeous and welcomed fresh air in. It’s time to tuck a few pretty signs of the season in our homes and celebrate! I like to keep spring decor simple and sweet! Today I’m sharing part of my downstairs cleaned, spiffed up and ready for spring… C’mon in, I’ve been waiting for you!
Please get cozy I have lots of pictures today… lots and lots of pictures!
Today is FARMHOUSE FRIDAY! The farmhouse girls are so thrilled to be participating in a HOME TOUR hosted by COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE! What a thrill to be working with Country Living!
Please stop by all the pretty Spring Tours at the end of this post.
Let’s start at the front of StoneGable! Welcome to the living room.
My living room is more classic than farmhouse in it’s design and style. StoneGable is a modern America farmhouse. I like to think of my style as refined country living! But it is country living non the less. And our farmhouse inspired home certainly influences the way I decorate!
Light pours into the window and french door. I often find the living room hard to photograph. This is the lightest and brightest room in my home.
You will find me in the living room reading or entertaining.
The living room will be going through some small changes between now and early summer. Make sure to stop back to see what we will be working on!
Here’s a view that you probably have not seen before. It gives you a little perspective of how StoneGable is laid out. I’m standing in front of and to the left of the Curlacue chest in the living room.
Let’s walk through the foyer to the dining room.
Our dining room was the first room we tackled in our on going total house makeover. We literally gut every room from floor to ceiling as we update them. We are now working on our main hall bathroom. Bobby actually did all the plumbing. But I digress…
Since we finished the dining room makeover about 4 years ago the dining room is still evolving! Are we ever really done decorating? This room has a formal rustic luxe feel that I’m so comfortable with. Over half the the elements in this room are diy projects.
This spring, the concrete table is embellished with hammered silver and glass hurricanes that are filled with softly colored eggs and twiggy branches filled with white cherry blossoms.
Flanking the hurricanes are mercury glass candlesticks. I am a huge fan of mercury glass!
Here are images of our Easter table this year…
And here’s are a couple of angles from the dining room that may be new to you.
Let’s head to the family room. The back half of StoneGable is a lot less formal and more relaxed than the front. But the same colors in the living room and dining room are carried through to the kitchen, breakfast room and family room.
Here’s where my love of farmhouse style can shine. I love slipcovers, galvanized metal, chippy paint, lots of white dishes and fun farmhouse accents!
The family room is the darkest room in my home. At some point we going to knock out the two windows in the family room and have double french doors installed or a great windows with transoms all around. Until then it’s cozy!
For the image below, I stood by one of the white slipcovered chairs. As you can see the back of my home, like the front, is very open.
The french doors separate the family room from the living room.
Let’s head the the little area sandwiched between the family room and the kitchen. The “breakfast room” is really a small, open area. It may be small but it holds a lot of people for meals! The round table has two leaves.
Just a few steps away is my farmhouse kitchen! Here’s a picture of it taken from the mud room.
I hope you got some spring inspiration and maybe and idea or two to incorporate in your home! How are you decorating for spring this year? I’d love to hear!