SPRING HOME TOUR WITH VIBRANT YELLOWS AND PRETTY BLUES
It’s finally Spring and it feels so good having longer days doesn’t it? I love the coziness of Fall and Winter, but nothing beats the fresh, crisp air of Spring. There’s nothing quite like the easy feeling of the warmer months, and because Spring symbolizes newness and growth, it’s always such a meaningful time of year. I love to bring a fresh feeling into our home with my Spring decorating, and although our home has a very casual style, it’s nice to reinforce that feeling with more laid back styling around our home. I’m so happy to be joining up with a fantastic group of very talented bloggers, as we all open our homes to showcase our Spring decor for the Spring has Sprung Blog Tour. I want to extend a very big thank you to Sheila of Maison de Cinq for hosting, she is a sweetheart and her home is just beautiful! If you’re new here and hopping over from Annie’s gorgeoues home of Zevy Joy, welcome to CitrineLiving! I’m thrilled to have you and I truly hope you enjoy your stay! Welcome back as always if you join me regularly – I love to have you all here and share our home with you! This is a rather long post today, I haven’t done a big tour since the Fall, and well, today is a big one. Lots of images to share with you, so please bare with me! At the very bottom you can find all of the amazing bloggers joining me, please don’t forget to visit each one for incredible style and design inspiration. Please come on inside, and let me show you our home this Spring! I’ll try to keep my words on the short side since I have so many shots to share today.
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SPRING HOME TOUR WITH VIBRANT YELLOWS AND PRETTY BLUES
We’re starting in our newly made over entryway today, and if you’re new then you haven’t seen the transformation! You may want to check out the before (right here), to get a glimpse of how different it feels.
If you have seen this newly refreshed space, then you’ll notice the decor hasn’t really changed. I simply added a blue and white ginger jar filled with some fresh hydrangeas. I think they are some of my absolute favorite flowers, and I can’t wait until the snow melts (yep – still tons of it here), and the trees and flowers bloom outside. We still have a couple of months until that happens here.
For now, I’ll live vicariously through the inside of our home, wishing it was as warm outside ;)
THE DINING ROOM
In our dining room, which is off of the entryway, I kept it simple with a few faux and dried florals alongside my blue and white ginger jar and vases.
I always use blues throughout the year in our home, it’s become a staple in my decor over the past few years and because it is neutral and goes with anything, it really is such an easy color to work with.
I really love faux florals and have no issues with using them all year long! I have my faux hydrangeas, apple blossoms and dried baby’s breath to brighten up this space. The front of our home is south facing and I love the sunny bright afternoons in here.
THE LIVING ROOM
First, I want to talk about my throw pillows from Tonic Living. I have been collecting pillows from them for over a year now, and I can tell you, they are my go-to resource each season. You’ll notice that I have had the same ones through the year and simply add or subtract different ones into the mix each season.
PASSAGIO | BERLIN – (similar to mine) | TOULOUSE | INGRID | HENDERSON I picked up on the yellow pillow with some simple and elegant yellow tulips and roses, as will as some yellow hardcover design books on the open shelves. I just love the yellow and blue combination and the roses are so pretty in my ginger jar.
The last space I’m sharing today is the kitchen, and in here I decided to bring a garden feel, with loads of vases and florals – mostly faux with a sprinkling of fresh.
Our kitchen has a casual elegance to it, it’s simple and I love to layer in dishes and cake stands for both display and functionality purposes.
I usually have the same items on this built-in shelf, and I will rotate a few things here and there. It’s a fun addition that we added a couple of years ago and it’s a great spot to showcase my favorite pieces. Right now I have a lot of them here!I love to keep bowlfuls handy of tomatoes (a favorite snack of mine), onions and garlic for cooking. My apothecary canister jars have stood here for years as well. It feels a little like I brought the garden inside, and I am loving it!
Lemons and limes are often a go-to decor item for me, and I always use them during Spring and Summer. I just love the freshness they bring to the kitchen. I always have a big bunch in a bowl, or glass jar. Of course, I love them with my blues too! You can see how I used them last year on this casual tablescape, here and in my Spring Home Tour, here.
If I never used my sink, I’d have a bunch of flowers hanging over the edge year round! I love the look and the feeling they bring into the kitchen…who doesn’t love the quintessential flowers in the sink shot?! Can you tell which ones are faux and which ones are real?
My collection of covered cake stands have found a somewhat permanent spot here on the island. I love to keep dishes in them, and decorative objects as well. Last Christmas, I filled them with ornaments and ran them down the center with candles. They added a beautiful sparkle to this space that was so pretty, especially lit up at night. It’s a great look for a centrepiece when you’re entertaining too. You can see how I achieved that look here.
Thank you all so much for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed your stay and found some ideas for your Spring decorating this season. Next on our tour is Mysha of Remington Avenue, she’s sharing some fabulous tips, so don’t miss it! Everyone else on the tour from yesterday and today is also listed below, so please make sure to visit everyone, you will be very happy you did :) Happy Spring decorating! xo
If you missed Tuesday’s posts:
Designthusiasm | Maison de Cinq | Home Stories A to Z
Tidbits | Ella Claire Inspired | Decor Gold Designs
Craftberry Bush | Zevy Joy | CitrineLiving
Remington Avenue | Sand & Sisal | So Much Better With Age
Tamara, you know Im a huge fan of your ginger jar collection and with the addition of yellow, its really sets them off. beautiful tour.
So much inspiration here! What a wonderful post! I love the pops of yellow and blue!!
Thanks you for not being the stereo typical bland white farmhouse style that is boring me to death on just about every decorating blog. I love all the color. Very classy and tasteful yet homey and comfortable looking.
It’s a refreshing take on spring. I’m loving the deep blue and yellow you’ve added. Welcome Spring! 🌷
Tamara, your spring tour is so gorgeous! I absolutely love the changes in your entry way, and of course, all of your flowers add such freshness to your home. And your new pillows – I LOVE them so much!
Thanks so much for joining us sweet friend and happy spring to you!
Sheila thank you so much! I am so happy you like everything and I am honored to be a part of this tour with you – thank you for having me!! Happy Spring to you too! xo
Thank you Joanna – that makes me so happy! I am loving the yellow, it’s such a happy color!! Thanks for stopping by to read with me!
Hi Cindy, thank you, I am thrilled you like all of the color! We are loving it too and it feels so good in here! Although I have to say I love white farmhouse style just as much too! I used to be all about neutrals (not so much farmhouse necessarily) and then slowly I started to crave color again! I truly appreciate your kind words, thanks for stopping by! Happy Spring :)
Thank you so much! I am thrilled you like it all, that makes me so happy! Thank you for taking the time to read with me!
Thank you Mysha, I appreciate that so much and I am a huge fan go your gorgeous colors too! Happy Spring!
I really enjoyed your Spring House Tour (got to it from Jamie’s blog). Your home is lovely and your decor creativity is so refreshing. The denim blues in all shades have been a favorite of mine for years, also the blue and white china pieces (have a bunch of these and use them everywhere) and the yellow touches just make the rooms zing! The beauty of a basically white/neutral color scheme like your’s is the ability to use different accent colors to totally change the look. I look forward to viewing future posts.
So gorgeous Tamara! You know I love the blue and white and I love the pops of yellow too!
Love your home! Will you please share the color of the paint in your living room? The colors in my home are similar to yours and we are getting ready to paint. Thank you!
Omigosh, Tamara, how stunning! I know you use blue and white all year, but mixed with the sunny yellow and all those gorgeous apple blossom sprays, it’s magnificently spring!! Fabulous!!
Your home is so elegant and classy, Tamara. I love all your spring touches and I always swoon over your gorgeous kitchen!
Thank you so much Jamie, you are so sweet! I feel the same about your beautiful home! xo
Lory you are such a doll, it means so much to me that you like it all! Happy Spring my friend, thank you for stopping by! xo
Thank you so much Michelle! This is Collingwood by Benjamin Moore :) Good luck with your painting!
CC thank you!! SO happy you popped over to say hi! I know you love blue and white like I do, and I’m thrilled you like it! Happy Spring my friend! xo
Hi Jill! Welcome to CitrineLiving! I am thrilled to have you and even more thrilled you like everything! I love to hear from everyone so thank you for dropping me a note to say hello! I love that you love blues like I do! It’s been a gradual shift for me over the years, to incorporate it more and more, but it has always been a true love of mine! Thank you again for your lovely message! xoxo
Oh Tamara! This is so beautiful! You and I were on the same blue and white wavelength this spring! Your kitchen looks gorgeous!
Thank you so much Kim!! I know right?! I loved your gorgeous blue and white this Spring! You can never go wrong!!
Hello, what colour did you paint the inside closet doors? Thank you!
Hello, what is that gorgeous color used in the diningroom? Thank you!
Where did you purchase your beautiful rug and the pattern name? I have been looking for ages for a rug like yours. Simply fabulous room!
Thank you so much! I’m so happy you like it! I have a direct link in this post (scroll through and click the thumbnails to shop) or you can head over to my SHOP tab and select SHOP MY LIVING ROOM :) Let me know if you need help! Thanks for stopping by! xo
Just realized I have the same gold column lamps you do!!! Found them at Homegoods for a steal with black shades, make such a great impact in our bedroom.
Nice!! Gotta love HomeGoods, right?! So happy you found them too!! They are gorgeous!
Hello, where is you navy and gray rug from in the living room?
Hello! It’s from Boutique Rugs, but I have it also linked under the SHOP tab and at the bottom of this post! Thanks for stopping by! xo
Your house is beautiful! I love your hardwood flooring. What color/finish is it?
Beautiful home ! Would you be so kind and share more information on the beautiful wall art in your dinning room.
I love the blue rug in the living area.
Where did you get it?
Hi! Thank you very much! You can find it here: https://rstyle.me/+JBFIpvCxsP-3DCN1T3CsOA
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Please tell me how you plug in the lamps in the living room? Without cords showing?
They’re strategically hidden for my photos! But there is a plug in the floor between the sofa and the buffet!