Spring Home Tour, 2016
Welcome to my 2016 spring home tour. If you’re visiting from Alicia’s tour at Thrifty and Chic, I’m so happy you stopped by. I’m grateful to be part of the tours that Marty from A Stroll Thru Life coordinates each season. During this blog hop, we make it easy and show you where to go next by scrolling to the bottom of this page…and I hope you’ll continue the tour by visiting all the ladies throughout the week.
2016 Spring Home Tour
This season, I’m practicing the art of simplicity. I’ve been removing items from cluttered vignettes and abandoning the overly decorated look. There is something refreshing about this exercise and it opens up my decorating to new possibilities. Tiny pops of spring (and pink) are showing up, all amidst a wintery backdrop. Here in Ohio…it’s still a whole lot of winter with a glimpse of spring now and again. And that’s exactly what you’ll find here in my home.
When I first built my house, I thrifted my way to a furnished home. Now I’m in the process of brightening up my interior spaces with more black and white, and dramatic contrasts.
Rooms that were once a bland “vanilla” are getting a coat of paint. Our sunroom and dining room is where some of the biggest changes took place these last few months. I’ve been clearing out some of my handmade decor and purchasing items I’ve wanted for a really long time. I’m actually thinking about opening up an antique booth so that I can sell my creations.
We finally purchased the Restoration Hardware industrial chairs for our dining room that we’ve had a crush on for so long.
Palm Sunday was yesterday, so as I was decorating, my son made crosses for the table…
Even Buddy, our dog’s “home” got a spring makeover. Below is his new crate (in disguise). You can follow me on Instagram where I’m constantly experimenting with decorating and sharing my newest, thrifty finds.
Some other springy elements that have made their way into our home. My table display on our tufted ottoman.
My husband says we have “critters” all over the house, and as of this tour…I’d say he’s right ;-)
I’m part of the Magnolia Market “Street Team” of bloggers, and I just had to incorporate some element of shiplap. So I created this faux shiplap botanical art, just for a touch of Chip & JoAnna’s style. (More about this DIY in a future post).
An old bench with locker bins sits next to our stacked stone fireplace.
I just received this pretty, vintage bike wheel from Wayfair.com yesterday.
We’re still looking through old photos to see which ones we want to display. But right now I sort of love it with just the flowers. I’m working more pink into my decor as the season progresses.
The kitchen is about the same, but I’m waiting to find the “perfect” wreaths before I change them out to something more springy.
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Spring is a busy time of year for us, so I have a chalkboard that gives me a chance to practice a little art and calligraphy.
As for the outside of our home, here’s a little perspective on what spring looks like in Ohio. :)
But soon, I hope my deck can look like this again:
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I’m still making lots of changes, and will surely have a “Part II” once our weather breaks.
Next stop on the tour is Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof, and I get such a kick out of her style, and love that she lets her personality shine through in her decorating.
Be sure to mark your calendar to follow along all week. These 30 homes are all amazing.
Monday – March 21
A Stroll Thru Life – Marty
Cuckoo4Design – Julia
Life on Virginia Street – Sarah
Thrifty and Chic – Alicia
Snazzy Little Things -Jeanette
Rain On A Tin Roof – Jenna
Tuesday – March 22
Making Home Base -Chelsea
Claire Brody Designs -Claire
Driven By Decor – Kris
Eleven Gables – Emily
Bliss @ Home – Kristin
Hymns & Verses – Doreen
Wednesday – March 23
Style Your Senses -Mallory
Our Southern Home – Christy
Simple Details – Pam
Decor To Adore – Laura
Monica Wants It – Monica
Thursday – March 24
Decorating Delirium – Jennifer
Simple Stylings – Summer
Remodelando La Casa – Cristina
Life Love Larson – Andrea
Our Fifth House -Carmel
No Minimalist Here – Sherry
Friday – March 25
Dimples & Tangles -Jennifer
Refresh Restyle – Debbie
Far Above Rubies -Anita
Talk Of The House – Kelly
Tidbits & Twine -Kim
It All Started With Paint – Linda
I love your spring home tour. Everything looks so lovely! I hope you can enjoy some beautiful spring weather in your area soon!
Thank you Lauren, same here! It’s still crazy cold outside and will be glad when the weather breaks!
Love your home and all the wonderful touches you keep adding to it. Beautiful tour. Thanks so much for joining in again, you always inspire me.
Thanks so much for inviting me Marty! Always excited to be part of these every season.
Such a gorgeous home and your calligraphy is amazing.
Thanks Julia! I’m so glad to have participated, or my Christmas tree would probably still be up! :)
What a delightful tour. I adore your chalkboard and your sons Palm Sunday crosses are lovely.
Thank you Laura! My son did well with the crosses, he’s my crafting buddy for sure.
Your home looks beautiful and so inviting! Although I don’t envy your weather at all :) hard to get in the spring spirit with snow outside lol
Alecia, loved being on tour with you gals. And yes, spring is still a bit delayed…please feel sorry for me :) Hope you had a lovely holiday weekend.
Wow! Such a fun, happy space Jeanette! Love your tour!
Summer, thank you! Catching up with everyone now that spring break has finally arrived. Happy to be on tour with you this time around!
I’m right with you on the snowy spring – hopefully the warmth and flowers are coming our way soon! Loved your tour and am beyond impressed at your calligraphy art – wish I had that skill!
Kris, I’m planting herbs now just to push spring along here. Thanks on the calligraphy, I’m still learning and relying on transfers. Someday I hope to freehand!
We live in Northwest Ohio so I know your pain about “Spring” in our neck of the woods. Your home looks beautiful! Did you switch out spot lights over the fireplace for pendants? I have spotlights on my fireplace and I really don’t like them and have been wondering how I could update them. Would you mind telling me where you purchased the pendants? We don’t have a cathedral ceiling in the family room just a 8 1/2 or 9 foot ceiling. Do you think pendants would work?
Thanks and have a blessed Easter season.
Jane, I hope you had a lovely Easter–sorry for the delay, again I’ve been traveling. Our pendant lights were switched out last year, we bought ours from National Builders’ Supply. I think you could use them and possibly shorten them, too. Today wasn’t quite as nice as I’d hoped for a hike, but I can’t wait to get out soon! :)
Beautiful! Not over decorated at all!
Melanie, thanks! Our basement storage is now overflowing as a result of my “simplified” decorating. :)
Scratch my question. I decided pendants won’t work. Thanks
I definitely loved ours more so after we switched ours. Good luck with your search, I personally would go more industrial with ours, and still might switch them out soon.
It gives off a very “nature” feel with the blue, brown, and a touch of green; just like spring! Very well done Jeanette!
Chelsea, thank you, I vow to add more color this year…and the flowers definitely were “step one” in doing just that. Hope you had a lovely first week of spring!
Hi Jeanette, love this spring home tour, spring time is always my favourite season, thanks for sharing with us.
Your house is beautiful Jeanette. Thank you for sharing. I love the old bench seat with the boxes…..what a great idea!
Such a gorgeous spring decor! The outdoor setting, fireplace and calligraphy is amazing. You have a stunning home Jeanette. Thanks you so much for inspiring us.
I am an email subscriber to your blog but have never been able to access your “subscriber only” printables.
Hi Linda, will send the link directly to you for access (Check your email). thank you for letting me know.