Thursday, March 18, 2021

take a tour of our home for Spring

 Welcome welcome! Thank you for stopping by. Are you coming from my friend Lucy's blog at 

Craftberry Bush? I love her home. We share a similar style and I always like to see her home and fun DIY projects!

I am so happy you are here to take a tour of our home for Spring.

I must admit, I didn't do much in the way of Spring decorating, but I gave the whole house a good Spring cleaning and it took on a new life.

Adding in some fresh greenery and flowers helped to pull everything together.

When you enter through our front door, this is the view you see. 

You walk directly into the kitchen which forces me to keep it tidy!

We recently switched out our door to this more modern one, and I really like the update. The dogs {we have 3 labs} love it too as they can easily see in and out.

For those of you curious about our island lighting, you can find them here. 

Our coffee station also has a spot for our microwave, which is new and I am in love. I didn't know I could love a microwave that much.

The bottom shelf houses all my cookbooks which I honestly don't really use, but I do love to look at them. {this one is my favorite}
I found keeping them corralled in an old wood tote adds warmth to the space and keeps them tidy. 

A while ago I saw some ring top canisters at West Elm and fell in love with them, but not their hefty price tag. So I decided to DIY some, and I am over the moon happy with how they turned out. 

If you'd like to make your own, go here to learn how!

Next to the coffee bar is the real bar. Coffee in the morning, a cocktail in the evening.
I love creating bar areas, corralling everything in trays, looking at the pretty bottles and decanters, etc. 
I have found that bar areas are fun to change up seasonally too.

I added some limes and lemons to add a bright pop of color in one of my new favorite bowls. {similar}

The tray keeps things from looking too cluttered. 

The rest of the kitchen is kept pretty simple and neutral with the exception of my favorite ever rug runner.
Man do I love this thing! I will say I do love it even more since I discovered this stuff. Life changing!

To lighten things up a bit more, I placed all of our serving spoons and spatulas in a clear glass vase.

And plants scream Spring time to me. I do not have a green thumb but these little ferns I find at the grocery store. They are usually around $5, so I don't feel horrible when one dies and I have to buy a new one.

Our dining room is next up and I have kept things pretty sparse in here intentionally. 
The view of the lake and the trees out the windows is what I want to be the center of attention here.

This mirror will forever be one of my favorites. It is huge, 40" diameter so it really makes a statement.

And I found a great source for inexpensive air plants! I have 2 in this wooden bowl and I love the subtle color. 

You can get this botanical art here for FREE! Or you can DIY your own, from plants out of your yard. Go here to see how, or for the FREE printable images.  It was such a fun project.

If you like that lamp as much as I do, it is on sale and can be found here.

I really need to change out the wall letters to something like, "go jump in the lake."
Tutorial for those here. 

I filled the bowl in the center of the table with wooden spheres in different sizes found on Amazon.

The slipcovered chairs keep this room light and informal.
Similar table can be found here. Sideboard from Ikea.

The living/family room is right off this dining room. 
I didn't change much up in here because in Seattle it honestly still feels like fireplace and cozy blanket weather! 

But I did add some fresh tulips and it adds just the amount of life this room needed. 
I also lightened up the shelf decor a bit. I removed the birch logs and heavier winter items.

Our giant chandelier gives a ton of light. If you need a really large scale light fixture, I highly recommend this one. It's perfect for vaulted ceilings.

Like the rest of our house, this room has a cozy laid back vibe.
Living on a lake with 3 dogs and kids, we are not formal people at all!

Do you see the white vase in the picture above and below? That was the one I DIY'd recently out of a fish bowl style glass vase. If you missed that post, you need to go see it and make one of your own, so fun!

I will probably switch out the pillows this summer, but for now I am loving the tonal greys of this collection.

I like to change out my candles too seasonally. I sort of have a candle obsession!

I hope you enjoyed this peek into our home with simple neutral Spring touches!
Next up on the tour is my friend Annie at Zevy Joy. Annies style is so fun, relaxed, and she has great tips for decorating on a budget. Go check it out!

This week I'm joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Spring Seasonal Simplicity Series! All week long we are sharing our homes decorated for spring and our best tips and ideas for bringing a spring feel into your home. You can visit each tour by clicking on the links below the images!

Sharing with me today....


Life is Better at Home // Taryn Whiteaker Designs // Clean & Scentsible

Craftberry Bush // My Sweet Savannah // Zevy Joy

And sharing the rest of this week...


The Happy Housie // Inspiration for Moms // This is Simplicite

Grace In My Space // Cherished Bliss // Modern Glam


Cassie Bustamante // A Pretty Life // Lemon Thistle

Rambling Renovators // Maison de Cinq


Dans le Lakehouse // Life is a Party

She Gave it a Go // The Tattered Pew // Joanna Anastasia


Tatertots & Jello // Jennifer Maune // Deeply Southern Home

Homemade Lovely // The DIY Mommy

xoxo, Melaine 

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