One of my many home fantasies is to be able to change out my house between winter and summer — roll up the winter wool rugs and put sisal in their place; slip linen or white cotton slip covers over my furniture, replace the velvet and silk throw pillows with colorful cotton ones and maybe even take down the silk curtains in the bedroom and put up cotton toile or a beautiful Chinoiserie.
The budget and the attic storage space aren’t quite ready for an entire house spring redo but there are a few things I can do to welcome in the new season.
Perhaps the easiest thing to change in my house is my mantel.
So here is my current mantel. I like this large, round, frameless mirror from Random Harvest but the problem with a round mirror is the two large empty voids of either side.
Sure I could add sconces (I’ve been lusting after these at Circa Lighting since I bought my house). But fixed items don’t provide much flexibility or seasonality.If not sconces then something else to provide some height.
Maybe some nice spring-flowering branches or these pussy willows? As much as I love the height and look of branches, they can look a bit unfinished. To add fullness and softness I added one of my favorite flowers, hydrangeas. Which, by the way, are a great flower for arrangements simply because they are so large — it doesn’t take many to have a beautiful arrangement.
What are you doing to make your home feel like spring?