Citrine-Living-Spring_entrance13Spring is finally here and although the temps are still pretty cold where we live, the snow is almost gone. There’s nothing quite like longer days and that feeling when you sit down after supper and it still seems like it’s four o’clock! I’ve mentioned this before in previous posts, I don’t do a large amount of seasonal decorating. However, I do move my accessories around on a regular basis. Some things I store away and rotate, others I move from room to room.
Citrine-Living-Spring_entranceI brought in some of my brighter accessories to add a little punch and freshness to this space for the Spring season. Front-closet3The above shot showcases how it was styled previously – all neutrals and golds, which I always love!



Citrine-Living-Spring_entrance5I was craving some color so I decided to pull in some of my favorite blue items and my blue and white ginger jar, of course! I have a million uses and places to put them, so you see them everywhere in my posts! Speaking of which, I have an upcoming blog post on how versatile blue and white classics are, so stay tuned for that!Citrine-Living-Spring_entrance6Here’s a close look at what I brought in. I changed almost everything, except for the books on the top shelf, lamp and candlesticks. For color, I added the blue agate bookends (which I prefer to use as sculpture), some blue books, and one of my blue and white dishes. To keep it fresh looking, I opted for white and metallic accents, most of which are coastal themed. I love anything coastal and I keep them around for most of the year.Citrine-Living-Spring_entrance12These accessories definitely bring in the fresh look I was after. I have had many of these items for years and I’m always surprised at how much I still love them when I use them in different ways. There’s something invigorating about a blue, white and metallic combination.


Citrine-Living-Spring_entrance8Citrine-Living-Spring_entrance7Citrine-Living-Spring_entrance2Citrine-Living-Spring_entrance3Citrine-Living-Spring_entrance11My ginger jars really are my favorite and you can find them at many different price points. I’ve sourced some really great options for you below.


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That wraps up today’s post! Simple changes can have a big impact and the best part about it, is it cost me nothing because I already had everything! I’m leaving you with a very little sneak peek of my upcoming Spring dining room tour and tablescape, which I’ll be sharing in the coming weeks. For now, you’ll have to guess what is to come! I hope you enjoyed the small additions I made in here to freshen up our entry for Spring and that you found some ideas for your own decorating this season.


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  1. Kelley Nan Lopez
    April 5, 2016 at 5:02 PM (6 years ago)

    Tam, I love how your blue replaced that rich gold. So bright and gorgeous! Your details are always on point.

  2. tamaraanka
    April 5, 2016 at 5:08 PM (6 years ago)

    Thank you Kelley!! You are the best! If you approve, then I know I’m good haha!! xoxo

  3. randi
    April 6, 2016 at 1:38 AM (6 years ago)

    Tam I am in love with the changes you made and that you already had everything ! Win win!!! So well done! XO

  4. tamaraanka
    April 6, 2016 at 9:28 AM (6 years ago)

    Randi, Thank you so much! That makes me very happy, my friend! xoxo

  5. Tana
    April 6, 2016 at 11:12 AM (6 years ago)

    It’s such a great reminder… We have things throughout our rooms, just moving them around makes things seem new again.

  6. tamaraanka
    April 6, 2016 at 12:45 PM (6 years ago)

    Thanks Tana! I’m happy you agree :) It really is so true! Thanks for stopping in!! xoxo

  7. Jennifer
    April 6, 2016 at 9:20 PM (6 years ago)

    Beautiful changes Tam!!! The blue looks so gorgeous there!

  8. Jeanne Campana
    April 6, 2016 at 10:10 PM (6 years ago)

    Love your entry Tam! And the touches of blue are perfection! xoxo

  9. Shauna
    April 7, 2016 at 12:31 AM (6 years ago)

    Those black doors are to die for!! Loving all your blue and white too Tam! You’re home is just so exquisite and I love it to pieces!

  10. Mollie
    April 7, 2016 at 8:20 AM (6 years ago)

    Tamara! This is so beautiful. It’s fresh & refined and I loved it all!!!! Happy Spring… despite the cool weather!

  11. tamaraanka
    April 7, 2016 at 8:44 AM (6 years ago)

    Thank you so much, Jeanne! I’m so happy you like it! xox

  12. tamaraanka
    April 7, 2016 at 8:45 AM (6 years ago)

    Mollie thank you my friend! I’m thrilled you like the blue touches! Yes Happy Spring, even if it’s snowing! xo

  13. tamaraanka
    April 7, 2016 at 8:45 AM (6 years ago)

    Thank you so much, Shauna! That means SO much to me, you have no idea! xo

  14. tamaraanka
    April 7, 2016 at 8:47 AM (6 years ago)

    Thank you, Jen!! I love that you love it! I love to see the blues in there, it makes me happy! xo

  15. Laila
    April 8, 2016 at 10:14 PM (6 years ago)

    What a beautiful entry Tam! Loving all the blues especially the books. And the changes you made are just gorgeous my friend. Happy Spring!! xo

  16. Summer
    April 9, 2016 at 12:23 AM (6 years ago)

    Tam! Your eye for detail and picking the most gorgeous pieces is just impeccable! Love every inch of every pic! xoxo….

  17. tamaraanka
    April 10, 2016 at 7:09 PM (6 years ago)

    Summer, I can’t tell you what that means to me! Thank you so much my friend!! Happy Spring to you! xoxo

  18. tamaraanka
    April 10, 2016 at 7:10 PM (6 years ago)

    Thank you, Laila!! Happy Spring to you too! Thank you for your support – always!! This has been so fun! xoxo

  19. Anna
    September 11, 2020 at 7:46 PM (1 year ago)

    It’s beautiful! Could I ask you what color did you used for the doors? Thank you so much!

  20. tamaraanka
    September 28, 2020 at 12:19 PM (1 year ago)

    Hi! Yes, all of the interior doors is Cracked Pepper by Behr!

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