Spring in my area is such a beautiful season… so short lived too! So, I’m making 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!
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Today is HOME STYLE SATURDAY. We are bringing back the best archived posts and giving them a second look! Because I get so many new readers every month these posts are new to them and I hope enjoyed by faithful readers too!
Here’s StoneGable in spring…
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 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 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 will visit the talented bloggers below. A special thank you to Lory at Designthusiam for putting HSS together!
Good Job Yvonne…. Looks Amazing!
love your posts
Finally….realized what I needed to learn from you (I’m a quick learner if you give me enough time ;-). You effectively cluster decor from table top to up the wall, but only on surfaces that aren’t the “working” suefaces. The chest has a vignette but the end tables and coffee table are bare or minimally furnished. Thus, the working surfaces are available for coffee mug, book, whatever people need to lay down.
Very beautiful! Everything is so lovely!
So fresh looking. Did I see new curtains in the Family Room??
where did you ever get the beautiful picture on the wall in living room of the houses????
The painter is from an artist named Daniel Kessler: here’s where you can find it… http://www.kesslerart.com/americana.html
Your home is absolutely beautiful and so welcoming!!! I have a question, didn’t you get new chairs in the breakfast area?
Love love love
Looks lovely! Just in time for the major winter storm we will have on Tuesday….LOL! Love all the white florals and the way you combine rustic with sophisticated.
Inspiring! I never thought to use two half round mirrors to make a circle mirror with a lot of character. I’ll be on the lookout now, thanks!
Beautiful as always!
This was my kind of tour!
How’s your recovery going? Love your beautiful home.
I find inspiration in every photo. Thank you
I LOVE your home, your style, your blog, your love of Jesus and, I’m sure if I meet you, I’d love You, too! I have one question…I love white cabinets with dark countertops but everybody advises against them because they say they show EVERYTHING. is that true? Would you do that again if you were starting from scratch like I am?
Absolutely beautiful! So fresh and crisp looking!
Wow, Yvonne. You have to be the energizer bunny of the blogosphere! Your home is so welcoming, and I love your sense of farmhouse style.
You are an inspiration. I love your style. As they say in the Navy according to my husband, “WD”. (Well done)
Question for you, Yvonne:
I am moving to a home with an open floor plan with hard word floors. When purchasing an area rug for the dining & living rooms, should they be the same or is a different color/pattern better?
Love your home, thanks so much for sharing.
Beautiful! I don’t think I have seen the entire layout before. Every room flows into the other so seamlessly. Well, done!
Your home is so awesome and inviting. What a wonderful place to live.
Oh my word. This was the best part of my day so far!! I love your home and I love when you mention your faith and God! So refreshing! I love coming here. May I ask about your kitchen cabinets and if I remember, you live here in NJ correct? maybe the same man that did yours could do mine!
Thank you so much!
Everything looks so nice and clean and springy!! I’m inspired now to bring a little spring into my home!
I just, love, love, love your home, every single inch of it. Just beautiful?
Love your style. The houndstooth chair is to die for
Beautiful, creative, and inviting…as always. Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiration with us, Yvonne. A shout out to your excellent handy man.
As always, your home is beautiful! Happy Saturday!!
Your home is absolutely beautiful! Every inch of it… You have wonderful taste and attention to detail. Great job! Thank you for sharing it with us.
I love seeing your spring decorating. Seeing all the pictures was like a spring fling ?
Your home is absolutely beautiful! I enjoy reading your blog.
You truly have a beautiful home full of wonderful decorating ideas. Thanks so much for sharing them with us!
Love the painting of houses in your living room. Can you source for me? thanks!
Beautiful! Love your Easter tablescape.
Solve your open light bright white home
So fresh & crisp!
So beautiful! So warm and inviting!! Love, love, love!
Just gorgeous !!!!! Loads of inspiration in every pic. So fresh and clean and light!
Love your spring home tour Yvonne, everything looks fabulous! I get such inspiration and ideas from you, thank you for sharing your space. Enjoy the weekend!
Your home is so very beautiful! I love the Zebra skin in the living room!! And the 2 chairs!! GOREOUS!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing all this beauty with us today! I always enjoy coming here!!
Your home is beautiful……….do you not ever display any family photos in any rooms?
I love seeing the whole thing. And mercury glass!
At some point, could you share a bird’s-eye view of your house. I ‘see’ the flow so much better that way.
WoW !! Luv the SPRING HOME TOUR…!! B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. !!! Thank You. LUV the white… very refreshing.
I like how you said you pick up different white dishes. I am slowly replacing my olive green and cream dish-ware
with ALL white… sooooooo versital.
Again… thank you. Linda of No.Cal.
The makeover of your home is absolutely awesome. I love all the rooms and the changes you have made. I really do like the zebra look rug. everything is beautiful
Your home is beautiful. So warm and fresh. Thank you for your inspiration.
Yvonne, your home is lovely! It’s so warm and welcoming! I love your color scheme of white, black and taupe! I adore the “I Am His” sign in your dining room. Wherever did you find it? Thanks for sharing your home with us! You make it so easy to want to stop by for a cup of tea! Wishing you His blessings this Spring! LuAnn Davis
What a beautiful tour of your home! Love your style and I’m learning from you.
Love, love, love your kitchen! Your entire home is beautiful, but the kitchen is my favorite part. Question: how are the plates with the hooks for your aprons attached to the wall?
Thank you, Louise
Huntingdon Valley, PA
Hi Louise, the plate hook is all one piece, except the plate that hangs above it. I found it at Luckett’s spring market several years back.
Thank you for sharing pictures of your beautiful home. I love the pig head in your kitchen. Where did you get it?
I found it at an online shop that does not exist anymore. Sorry, I can’t tell you more.
Your home is just beautiful!
SO fresh- so spring- so inviting!
Just beautiful! I always love your tours! Thank you!
Beautiful arched windows letting so much light in.Love some
rustic farmhouse decor which I am trying to incorporate into
my own home.Your home has a great flow, lovely.
You have an incredibly beautiful home. How blessed you are!
A feast for the eyes. Sigh. Thank you Yvonne.
Beautiful home Yvonne! You’ve done a superb job.
thanks for the Home Tour. VEry pretty and inviting. CAn you share the paint color f walls in your family room, dining room?
I’m not Yvonne but I know she’s mentioned on the blog before and in the podcast that it’s Sonnet from Benjamin Moore.
Wow! I am so behind on my blog readings!!! Goodness, me!
I have been busy here with illnesses, removing winter decor, and other daily life drudgery!
I, too, have added little Spring touches in several areas of my home. Just subtle additions in the kitchen/dining area, foyer, family room. My granddaughter is thrilled with the changes in “her room” ( guest room). amaxing what just a coverlet and pillows can do to make her happy! ?
Enjoyed the podcast. Now off to do some more catching up !!
The perfect spring touches! I just love love love your kitchen!
All of your spring decor is beautiful. I really like your breakfast room table & chairs!
Your home is lovely! Know you must really enjoy it.
It’s all beautiful! I love your living room the most. if I lived close, I would want you to decorate my home.
Thank you for the beautiful tour. Wow,wow,wow. I could look all day.
How have I just noticed the fabric on the bench in the dining room? It’s lovely!
Ranunculus is quickly becoming my favorite flower.
We live in Florida so we don’t realy have spring but I do like to decorate for Easter so I guess that qualifies.
Thank you for sharing your entire first floor, room by room, with all its spring glory. This is the first time I’ve seen some of the rooms from the angles shown which gives me a good idea of the floor plan for the first floor.
After seeing your spring touches, I am inspired to refresh with spring decor throughout my home. As always, a visit with Stone Gable is full of beauty and useful decorating tips.
Spring décor is so refreshing. You make it look wonderful.
Thank you for sharing pictures of your home, it’s absolutely beautiful and perfectly decorated, so inspiring!
This was fun! So streamlined. i like the large urn with spring blossoms. I love the pop of color your aprons bring to your kitchen. Your menu board is so classy yet so functional. What a delight and to envision a group gathering in your cozy living rom for a Bible Study or a few couples over for dinner at your lovely table. Thank you for sharing ?✝
WOW Yvonne…your spring home is amazing!! Just love all of your colors and farmhouse style.
Just love your blog…you’re my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a Blessed weekend.
So sweet Vickie! Thanks for being such a faithful reader!
I am digging your Easter table! Love the branches and dyed eggs!
Love all of your rooms and how you coordinate all the colors ! Beautiful!
Your light & airy decor alludes to spring is on the way! I too noticed your former chairs around your kitchen table.
Everything is lovely! I would like o copy the way you used the pastel eggs.
What a beautiful home you have…your touches of Spring have inspired me!
Looks so fresh!
Love it!! Especially all the black accent pieces. Also, love the fabric on your dining room chairs. Looks like a chenille.
Love your kitchen!!!
Where did you find that big crackly vase on your coffee table? It’s lovely!!
Love it Yvonne!! Especially how you have the Easter eggs in the vases! So cute! I’m all about using what I have and adding a little here and there. You also gave me an idea. I noticed you had a corbel turned on its side cool! Don’t know why hadn’t thought of it! Thanks for the ah ha moment!
I love your style and would love to know where your pillows are from. The black and white check , bird and monogram pillows.
What a gorgeous home you have! Everything is perfect! Cannot wait to see what you have in store for us this summer!
I like how the colors flow from room to room! So inspiring!
You house is just wonderful & perfect! I love the coffee sign in your kitchen. Do you remember where you got it? Thanks and Happy Spring. Pam
You have such a beautiful home.
Yvonne, thank you for the Spring tour and all the wonderful ideas. I love your wooden corbels, both in the family room and in the living room. Are they available through a store, or are they treasured antiques? They add such a nice touch to your decor.
Thank you for the Spring tour. It’s just beautiful!
Gorgeous home. Have been really enjoying your podcast!
My favorite post because I could really see the layout of your beautiful home.
You have a lovely home. Thank you for sharing. I also think you are a brave woman, all that white!
I LOVE old chippy corbels but can never find them!!
I so enjoyed your spring home tour, Yvonne! I loved seeing all of the pictures of the different rooms in your home decorated for spring! I think my favorite might be the Spring tablescape in the dining room…..so pretty! Blessings to you!
Your home is aways such a treasure. I enjoy it every time because I think this how I would like my home to be like. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas .
Your home is just so beautiful, Yvonne! Love all your great ideas!
Beautiful, as always! Your “vignettes” are my absolute favorite … I’ve learned so much from your posts! Thank you 🙂
Moving into a new home in a month. It all needs to be updated, wallpaper removed but the challenge, though daunting, is still exciting. I am looking forward to using your inspiration in my new home.
Everything is Perfect!
Your home is quite welcoming. I keep looking at the soapstone countertops. The black is great. I am deciding on countertops and yours always draw me in. I also love that your home has beautiful things everywhere but isn’t overdone or crowded feeling. Thanks again.
I remember this beautiful tour. Every bit of your home is amazing and beautiful. I have gotten all of my Spring out too. I enjoy this season so very much, I just wish Mother Nature would get on board:):) Hope you are fully recovered by now. We have GOT to get together!!! XOXO
I love your style and your decor! I just love looking at all the photos! Could you tell me where you purchased the round mirror (the two piece one) in your family room? Love it! Love everything!
Hi Mary, I found the mirror at HomeGoods several years ago. I repainted it and made it look more authentically chippy.
Your Zebra rug, is it a man made product? Is it machine washable? What is your source and brand?
Love everything you touch!!!!
Hi Vicki, the rug is a cowhide that has been painted. No need to wash it because it is real hide.
Love your home style. Thanks for the links to others.