Happy Spring everyone and thanks for joining in on the first Spring Tour in Our New Home as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Home Tour Series!
I’ve gotten together with some of my all-time favourite bloggers to open our homes and share some spring, decor inspiration with you all. Special thanks to Krista from The Happy Housie for hosting! There will be links at the bottom of the post from the tours that have been going on all week..you won’t want to miss any of them. So if you’ve just popped in or have come from Leslie at Deeply Southern Home-Welcome! I’m so happy you’re here and hope that you enjoy this stop on the tour.
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that after my husband’s brain hemmhorage and subsequent brain surgery last year we had to sell our home. We ended up moving to another city to be closer to our youngest daughter and her little family. We both were looking to buy new homes and decided to pool our resources and buy one together! It’s a much larger home than we were used to and we’ve been loving all the extra room. We’re also in the midst of finishing our basement which will give us an extra thousand square feet of space, I’ll definitely be sharing more of that as it progresses!
Our spring tour in our new home starts in the living room. The living room, dining room and kitchen are an “L” shape open space. There are windows and sliding doors to the backyard all along the back wall and there is so much light in here! We live near the water which is just behind the trees you see in the window back there. Unfortunately, there will be some houses built behind us in a year or so, but for now we’ve got an amazing view. We’ll have some awesome trails along the water to explore when they’re done.
No season excites me more than spring. You can literally smell it in the air and it invokes so many sweet memories. I like to keep things simple and usually start with a good spring cleaning. Getting rid of all the excess of the previous season and storing it all away makes things feel light and bright. I love adding some greenery whether real or faux it doesn’t matter. Spring has taken it’s time in coming this year so we’ve had to add some faux branches and flowers. The fiddle leaf figs are all real though and seem to be loving their new, bright home! We’ve been here for six weeks now and were able to do all our decluttering before we moved in. I love any excuse to change up the pillows and throws and usually use blue and/or pastel colours for spring. My vintage rug “Bea” adds a great shot of blue and is definitely dressed for spring! You can find my previous spring tour here and see how I used Pink!
We’ve been waiting for the basement renovation to be finished so that I can finally empty out the storage unit. I’ve emptied out a few of my things but most of it is still locked away in boxes including my tools that I need to build the mantel that will fit just under the TV. I’m also planning on swapping out those glass shelves for wooden ones. So many plans to make this place feel a little more done!
Nothing screams spring more than tulips and I got a couple of pale pink bunches to help bring in the spring vibe.
For spring I enjoy using fresh pastel colours on the pillows and throws, blue is always a hit with me. I made these throw pillows from some rugs that I found and I wrote a tutorial on how to make them here. Baloo loves to be wherever I am and you may notice him here and there thoughout the tour.
For a table arrangement I added some faux ferns in these plain glass vases to add another hit of greenery.
Our dining room is looking a little sparse while we wait to get my furniture out of storage but I’m not minding the minimalist look too badly! Oh and this light, It was the very first thing that I changed out once we moved in and I love it! The one that came with the home was so tiny you could hardly notice it but this one delineates and fills the space so nicely.
The second thing I did when we moved in was to get this large harvest table. I wanted a place where all my daughters could come with their husbands and have some great family dinners at. It totally fits the bill!
In the kitchen I placed more of the tulips along with a sweet floral scented candle. I think Baloo wants to check them out! I also changed out the lighting in here as well. I love these large lantern pendants in here and overcame my fear of electrocution and put them up myself. Lol! They fit in so well with the chandelier in the dining room.
You can’t have a spring tour without flowers in a market bag! Lol. Once spring finally comes, our little city market square has a great farmer’s market every weekend and nothing feels better than getting some spring blooms along with some fresh baked goods and carrying them around in your market bag!
I couldn’t wait to get a vintage runner for this kitchen! The colours are amazing and I love how this eighty year old rug has managed to keep it’s hits of hot pink colour. It totally makes the kitchen!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the Spring Tour in our new home. We’re pretty excited to share more of it in the coming days!
If you’ve been following this Seasonal Simplicity Spring Tour since Monday then you’re at the end of the tour with me. If not, you can start at the beginning of this tour with Krista at The Happy Housie
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