Today we’re teaming up with Wayfair to show you how I refreshed a few rooms in our home for spring! To me, refreshing is two things—upgrading and decorating for the season. This refresh is a little of both. Also, you can find all the refresh items from Wayfair at this link as a part of their special sales event!
Every season I like to do a big clean up and clean out. It’s a time to let go of things that are broken, worn out or no longer my style. After that it’s fun to replace those things with quality items, make a few DIYs and add some seasonal touches to our spaces.
Seasonal blooms are one of my favorite ways to add color to our spaces. My passion for the changing seasons comes out in all shapes and forms, but decor is one of the big ones! I love to collect interesting vases, glassware and pottery in neutral colors for my flower obsession.
When I last shared this room, I had stolen a bench from another space. I sometimes do that when I’m taking photos because I want to avoid buying “filler” items for our home. I think it’s so much better to wait for the right pieces if you can. Shopping patiently has done wonders for this house.
Anyway… so when I saw this bench, I knew it was perfect! And the baskets are great too for storing our insanely huge collection of throw blankets (our dogs love their blankets and we love our dogs—haha).
Speaking of patient shopping, a lot of you commented in this post that you noticed we needed more lighting in this room. We did, but finding the perfect floor lamp didn’t come quickly for me. However, now that we have one, the room feels so much more complete. Plus it’s brass and marble—my favorites! (These items are on our sale page at Wayfair, linked here!)
I’ve been working on a rainbow bookcase for several months now. It’s one of the most fun collection projects I’ve ever worked on. I quickly learned that when working with rainbow books, piecing in neutrals like this awesome quartz bookend, baskets and white dishes helps the overall look to feel more cohesive and expensive. (ps—how great is that pink painting my four year old niece just made for me??)
This little desk area sits right next to our kitchen. I left it bare and chairless for so long that a lot of people didn’t even realize it is a cute built-in desk. But recently I got it all fixed up, and now it’s the cutest little spot to sit down and write letters to my number one pen pal (my grandmother, Norma).
Cheese on the weekends is one of our favorite indulgences. We have pretty well mastered the homemade cheese board for two, after almost six years of marriage! Jeremy has never been a big dessert guy, so cheese and wine kind of IS our favorite dessert. Once in a while we add a bar of dark chocolate as well.
For the ultimate cheese plate (in our humble opinion), try a soft goat cheese (either honey flavored or plain with honey on the side), a good white cheddar and a brie or double cream. Sometimes we get all fancy and get two kinds of crackers. Haha! We are REALLY into cheese.
Our breakfast nook is one of our very frequently used spaces. We eat there, and some days I even work at that table. One of our chairs recently broke, so we shuffled the remaining chairs throughout the house and refreshed with this cute matching set. For someone who is so obsessed with color, I have to admit that my favorite spaces are sometimes neutral.
Jeremy’s studio is so close to being complete. It’s been living in that 90% complete zone, which is where I tend to get stuck (and get lazy). That said, this refresh got us motivated to finally really truly finish this space!! I am so excited with how it is turning out, and I am so glad he gets to work in a space that feels thoughtful and inspiring. He’s having his most productive year ever, so I get to take credit for that… right??
And last but not least, every space in the Larson house gets a bar cart. It’s a rule we just don’t break. Haha!
This isn’t for work time though, it’s actually for the frequent meetings he has in his space (what’s not pictured is a fridge full of Lacroix). This bar cart is stocked with just a few essential spirits and some bitters. Keep it simple, right?
I secretly love industrial style furniture even though it doesn’t match my house. So it’s perfect to have Jeremy’s studio where I can change things up and go in a few different directions!
I hope you enjoyed this little room by room refresh, all linked items can be shopped here, including the bar cart, sheepskin rug and planter! I am excited to finish sharing our room tours this year, but it’s fun to share these types of mini updates along the way! xx -Elsie
Hi, where I can find your table and chairs? Thanks.
Hi Brittany! The table is from Amazon and the chairs are from Lulu & Georgia.
Please tell us where you found the pictures above your sofa! A few readers asked about it earlier and i’m dying to know.
Hi Macy! Elsie got them here: https://ravenroxanne.com/
Are these Japanese paintings? They are quite unique…
I love this room and the gorgeous decor items. In particular, the prints and the cheeseboard. Where are these items from?
Hey! I love those campaign style frames in the breakfast nook gallery wall. Just curious if you used the same method to create them as your campaign dresser DIY. I would love to recreate that for my bedroom, it looks great!
Where is the bench from? I love it! Quite a while ago you guys had a DIY slat wood bench, I bet I could modify it with the legs from the bench pictured!
Thanks for being amazingly helpful ?
Hi Sophia! The bench is from Wayfair 🙂 Here’s the link, that’s such a fun idea! http://rstyle.me/n/ck9favnr5e
I particular love the art above the brown sofa – did you buy it like this with the two wooden clasps and if yes, where?
Wow! Cool post!
I loved the art on the living room, could you please tell the name of the artist?
just another reader here : ) I think the artist is Lola Donoghue..?http://loladonoghue.com/shop-prints/
SO obsessed with all this! What a beautiful space!
Hi! I couldn’t seem to find where you got those baskets from I’m not sure if I am just missing it so I figured I would ask! Thanks!
Hi Rose! You can find the basket here (http://rstyle.me/n/ckkte2nr5e ) but they are out of stock. You can sign up to receive an alert when they are back in stock though! 🙂
I love the pillows you have on that brown couch. Even though they’re all white, they have an unexpected pattern that’s just enough to catch the eye.
Wow, your space is looking so beautiful and inspiring. I would love to see some distance shots of your rainbow wall. I would love to do something similar. I also love all of the wicker baskets and the like. Its a very peaceful and creative space.
Also, where did you get your cheeseboard!?!?! Its amazing!
You are going to be the most amazing mother!
These floral arrangements are SO GOOD! Can we expect more floral arranging tips/DIYs on the blog?? 🙂
I would LOVE to do that! What kind of things are you thinking?? Just DIY tips for arranging?
How are you sourcing the rainbow books? Are you just like..buying random books based solely on their exterior color? That seems kind of silly to me. If you’re going to have a bookcase full of books, shouldn’t they be books you actually like and care about? I guess if your house is just “for show” it doesn’t matter…
I’ve gotten this question a lot. I am buying almost all of the books used, when I go to the used bookstore I go to all the sections that are interesting to me- so you’ll see I have lots of cookbooks (which my husband has already been using random cookbooks I bought used), rocks and minerals, gardening and crafts.
I’m not opposed to buying SOME books just because they are good colors (especially if they are only .25 cents or whatever…) but we are mostly filling it with books we will use on topics that we care about.
This is also why I decided to put all the kiddo books down low. 🙂
I have the floor lamp just like that from Target, but it has three lights. I went through hell to get it. Apparently it was recalled AS I was buying it so they wouldn’t let me check out. I managed to still buy it online, and just waited an hour in the store until I could pick it up. That’s how much I love it, recall be damned! And I put it together 9 months pregnant — no easy feat! (Still never found out why it was recalled, and I don’t really care. Pretty sure my toddler can’t topple it because of the marble base.)
My boyfriend and I have a similar cheese plate ritual that we do on Friday’s. I know that you do sponsored posts with Aldi from time to time, so I would recommend trying out their cheeses. The Aldi on American Rd. (We live in Nashville too) has an awesome supply! Their spicy hard salami bites and prosciutto are a nice addition.
Thanks for the tip Sydney!
A handful of vibrant flowers or a fresh, green plant really work wonders in transforming literally any room! And Spring is such a great time of year to buy beautiful, bright, seasonal blossoms!
I am loving those plant corners! Unfortunately, we have a kitten whom just adores digging our plants up. I’ve lost count of the amount of succulents and leafy plants he’s eaten!
Yeah, my oldest cat is a cactus murderer, too.
You have such a beautiful home!
Thank you Michelle!!