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??
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