Spring Home & Garden
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Stay Simple this Spring
Update home décor with simple, colorful pieces
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time at all, the fruit trees across the valley will be donning their frilly dresses to attend spring’s Grand Ball adorned with tulips, daffodils, pussy willows, birds, bunnies and all things spring. This time of year speaks to us through its fresh colors,
tender greens and inspires us to bring those elements into our homes. A few of spring’s hottest design trends are characterized with a few words: simple, earthy, repurposed. A sophisticated look that appears effortless. Many of these trends have been sparked by HGTV’s hit show Fixer Upper, a personal favorite of mine for inspiration for my home and store. While already popular in our valley, the “Farm To Table” style featured in the show has become a huge, practical trend in home décor. I saw it everywhere on my buying trip in Las Vegas for the January World Market. Spring is a great time of year to add simple vignettes and spots of color around your home. Nothing over the top; spring is more fresh and subtle. I just added a bouquet of longstemmed succulents tied with jute twine, a small vase of impossibly reallooking silk lavender and a soft purple hand towel to my hall bath. Super simple, super cute! Need ideas to help you get started? Use pedestals and books to give foundation and height to your arrangements. Use a tray or burlap as a “foundation” to make your vignette look like it belongs there. Mix a rustic or galvanized piece with some lace and silk ferns. A collage of glass jars holding flowers, candles or little “found” items from around the house (i.e., thread spools, old silver spoons, or vintage jewelry) make a darling display for a bathroom counter or side table. Create an inviting place to sit and relax with a serving tray set with a favorite tea cup, book, reading
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glasses and a vase of flowers. Dress your dining room table with Grandma’s china, a napkin tied with twine or ribbon, wine glasses, little birds, bunnies or chicks for a fresh new look. An old grain scoop with a bird’s nest or faux eggs looks great on the kitchen counter. Experiment with combinations of things that you love. Remember: super simple, super cute! Here’s an instant spring centerpiece. Use a plain jar (mason jars work great, or a jar headed to the recycle bin). Leave it plain or paint it a fresh spring color with Plaster Paint and distress it for a great shabby chic look. Tie it up with twine or ribbon. Set it on a square of frayed burlap or a pedestal. Add a few stems of either fresh or silk spring flowers, and a little greenery. Add two items of different heights for a complete look. Use things you love…whatever makes you happy. Voila!
Therapy” at its best, and great home and seasonal décor at everyday low prices, my staff and I will help you bring the “look” you want into your home. As an Interior Designer, I also offer in-home design services. Open Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and by appointment.
Need a little help achieving this look? Come visit my little shoppe around the corner, Real Deals on Home Décor, one of Wenatchee’s best-kept secrets. Our ever-changing displays will inspire you with ideas. In addition to “Retail
Lori Marvin is your Retail Therapist at Real Deals Home Décor in Wenatchee located at 510 S. Columbia St. You can reach her by phone at (509) 888-0467 or you can follow Real Deals on Facebook for ideas, events and classes.
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