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Friday, March 27, 2015

2015 Spring Great Room

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Greetings, friends!

Can you believe there is only one week until Easter?  Before it comes and goes, I wanted to share our great room, dressed up for Spring!

I don't know about you, but when it comes to decorating, I like to start with a "blank slate," before transitioning to a new season or holiday.  I take the existing pillows and accessories away for a bit ... it clears my mind and helps me visualize what I want to do next.  That's what I love about having a white Ektorp sofa now ... for me, it's the perfect starting point and backdrop as any colors play nicely with it!

BEFORE: "nekkid"


AFTER:  MUCH better with color!


I broke out our apple green pillows, along with cute floral pillows from HomeGoods.  Of course, white flowers bursting out of a glass demo-john were in order for the sofa table.


I then added in our cute faux plants from IKEA ... and, to give them a bit of  height so that they weren't "hiding" behind the sofa, I perched them on top of white candleholders (also from IKEA).


Nothing says "Spring" like a crisp white bowl with faux green apples tossed in, now does it?


Let's not forget a little nest occupied by cute eggs doused with Annie Sloane's Duck Egg chalk paint.


If you glance on over from there, you'll see our mantel dressed up for the Easter Bunny's arrival!


Yes, my middle name should be "faux" because, once again, I'm adding such florals into my decor.  Alas, when you have a "brown thumb" like I do, faux is always my best (well, ONLY) option!


I also brought back the "Spring" banner that I found at Target a few years ago.  The letters (stenciled onto burlap) used to be layered over pastel colored felt, but because I wanted to change it up a bit, I decided to cut off the burlap with the letters and layer them over white felt instead.


Our cute bunnies are back center stage this year ... reminding us all, yet again, to "hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil."


Down below, our chair got a little makeover, too, thanks to Annie's Duck Egg chalk paint.  Yes, I painted the fabric, and we love it!


Ta DA!


These colors are a welcomed change since it means that warmer temps are on the horizon!


Over on this side of the room, I played a little musical chairs by switching out our white slipcovered wing chairs for somewhat more relaxing EKTORP chairs that I bought off of Craigslist when we first moved here last summer.  They had sage green slipcovers on them, so I removed those and covered them in white slips instead. With IKEA's white slipcovers for these chairs being only $29 a piece, it was easy to justify that tiny splurge!


That inexpensive purchase helped me justify a-NOTHER splurge by buying the matching ottoman while I was there (oops).  I just couldn't help myself!


And, there you have it ... our Spring great room. 


And, see that *lovely* ceiling fan in there?  Well, soon, it will be heading upstairs to our son's room, and this beautiful chandie from World Market (that my sweet husband and son surprised me with for my recent birthday) will hang in its place ... can't wait!


I'll be back soon to share our kitchen, which I not only dressed up for Spring, 


but also made a few other changes ... down came 2 more cabinets (thanks to my awesome hubby) ...


and up went more shelves, along with a faux brick backsplash!


Ahhhhh, home projects!

Thanks for visiting,

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21 comments:

The Tuscan Home said...

Wow, what a treat to see your post. Your home looks so beautifully appointed. I absolutely love the pops of color. The mantle display with the 3 bunnies is the sweetest thing ever. And, the kitchen sneak peek, well, now, I am really intrigued. I can't wait to see what you've done.

Have a wonderful and blessed Easter. xo, Liz

Shelia said...

Looks so pretty, Becca! I just love your new home and all you're doing to it! I love your mantel and am in love with those little bunnies!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nancie said...

Everything looks so pretty, Becca. Love all the Spring/Easter decor. Everything just pops against the white sofa and chairs.. I look forward to your kitchen sneak peek! Have a Great weekend!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

OOOhhhhhh!!! Never disappointed with a Becca reveal. Everything is so soft and pretty.
Swooning over the kitchen sneak peek.
Happy weekend!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Your great room looks so pretty Becca!

Becca said...

Thanks so much, Nancie ... appreciate your visit! Have a wonderful weekend. *Becca*

NanaDiana said...

BECCA BABY!!!! It is just gorgeous! I love Spring at your home and I loved seeing a post from you here today! I love the pops of apple green-it is just so refreshing and bright.
You have a done a wonderful job in your new home! xoDiana

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. Your home is always so inviting and full of inspiration.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Becca your great room looks beautiful...LOVE your Easter mantel!! Your new chandy is beautiful can't wait to see it up and I can't wait to see the changes you made to your kitchen...especially the brick backsplash!!

Calypso In The Country said...

So pretty and SO springy! Ah, those colors just make me have some hope that warm weather is heading this way! Cheers to a beautiful room!
Shelley

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your great room looks, well, great, Becca! : ) I love your new sofa. I have one of the Ektorp chairs and just love it. I want to look into the sofa because my husband complains that our small sectional hurts his back.

Love your mantel! Those bunnies are my favorite and I'm glad to see them again.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Beautiful, Becca. You are really doing such a beautifuk job in your new home! We are finally painting and NOW it is feeling like HOME!

Paige Rose said...

Your home always looks so crisp, clean & coordinated!!! Welcome back, Becca!

Paige.Rose
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Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Gorgeous! You have such great style and everything you decorate, whether it's reno-ing or seasonal décor, turns out terrific!

meme76 said...

Beautiful! I love the pop of color against the white. Happy Spring!

Carol said...

Well, you've got that Becca-Mojo going again, and it all looks wonderful! Love your mantel & those cute little bunnies! Cannot wait to see what you did in the kitchen. I'm all about kitchens right now since we just painted our cabinets.....feeling elated about the decorating possibilities!

Debbiedoos said...

Looks beautiful as always Becca!

Maria Elena said...

How pretty, Becca! The colors are just perfect for Spring. My favorite combo!

Michele said...

Becca, the room looks wonderful. Save me a place to sit by you, because all the plants indoors here are faux, too. We have a passel o'cats who eat every attempt at bringing plants or flowers inside, so I just gave up. Congrats on making such an inviting space for your family and friends to enjoy.

Shana Franks said...

I love it Becca! Everything you do is magic! SO pretty and Spring-y :) Hope you and your family have a blessed Easter :) ~Shana

Shreya Dhawan said...

Beautiful cushion covers. Room is looking amazing!!