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Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Doesn't it seem like Spring is taking it's sweet time coming this year?  It's still pretty chilly here in Oklahoma but I see peonies sprouting and tulip bulbs coming up so surely it's knocking on the door! I'm so glad you're here for my Spring Home Tour today.  I'm excited to be hosting another "It's A Colorful Life" home tour, this time with my friend Jewel from Jeweled Interiors.  We're thrilled that the  most fun group of bloggers has joined us for the next few days to all share our Spring tours dripping with color!

chiang mai dragon, coffee table styling, pagoda lantern

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Honestly, I don't think it takes much to decorate for Spring.  Grab a few bunches of fresh flowers to spread around and maybe switch out a pillow or two, and you're set!  I didn't do much more than that, just rearranged and cleaned things up and made sure there was plenty of happy color sprinkled around.  So, I don't have much to chat about today, I'll let you just scroll and enjoy the tour.

faux boxwood topiary, Dignity Blue Sherwin Williams

I actually decorated my porch for Spring a few weeks ago (original post and sources here), but here's a refresher if you missed it.  It will be perfect to stay just like this throughout the season.

faux boxwood topiary, black and white striped pots, green candle lantern

resin rabbit, Dignity Blue door, faux olive wreath, spring wreath, spring porch decorations
Door Color- Sherwin Williams "Dignity Blue"  ||  Striped Pots DIY   

Come on in to the other side of that door, the Entry!  All of the major pieces here are second hand (most with DIY makeovers of course!)... the mirror, dresser, lamps, and some of the accessories.

french provincial dresser, tobacco leaf lamps, navy striped rug

entry styling, console table vignette, tobacco leaf, diana bust, french provincial, tricorn black

If fresh tulips don't say "Spring," nothing does!

bowl of lemons, pink tulips, polka dot vase, boy girl bust, diana bust, pom pom necklace

DIY, french provincial dresser, Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black, tobacco leaf lamps, styling ideas

Next we'll move on to the Dining Room.  My regular followers might know that I just completed a Dining Room makeover a few weeks ago, you can see that post here for all of the details.  However, you might have noticed above that I pulled out an old faithful again... my navy striped rug... to use in the Entry.  I've enjoyed having it out again after a few years of the pink one that was there (it's not going anywhere... just switching things around for a while!) and think it coordinates better with the new Dining Room.

After the makeover was fininshed,  I didn't waste any time putting together my first tablescape for Spring!

After I do a tablescape we usually use the settings for a meal and then clear it all off, but I've kept the table set for several weeks now, it fits in so well with Spring. We just keep replacing the plates and it's been nice to have some (faux!) flowers that haven't needed to be replaced or cared for!

China Cabinet Color- Behr "Pine Scent"  ||  Dining Room Details Post  ||
Table Setting Sources here
Similar Faux Lemon Branches  ||  Similar Base Chairs here or here  ||
  Chair Back Fabric  ||  Navy Placemats
Similar Fringe Napkins  ||  Drinking Goblets  ||  Bamboo Flatware here or here 

Turning around from the Entry and Dining Room, let's tour the Living Room-  this bamboo console is another Craigslist find, I lightly refinished it and recovered the stools.

I was digging through my stash recently and came across these coral geometric pillow covers, I forgot I had them!  When Better Homes and Gardens came to shoot my home for Christmas a few years ago, the stylist had these made along with a matching tree skirt.  She left them here with me after the shoot and I haven't used them until now, but they're the perfect color to mix with my Chiang Mai Dragon pillows for Spring and Summer.

Isn't that pagoda lantern the best find?  I started seeing them pop up in several friends' Instagram feeds about a month ago and had to track one down for myself!  The others I saw were the most darling green, but my Homegoods store only had this black one left.  At first I was disappointed that I couldn't find green but I probably have enough green things ;) and the black has grown on me.

I've had this vintage cane tiered side table for several years now, and the size is nice between our two recliners.  However, I recently decided that there was too much brown happening across that side of the room and so the table got a makeover with my favorite green spray paint.  It's a tough spot to photograph, but the color is so much better!

All the Powder Bath needed for Spring was a cute new hand towel!

painted gingham walls, buffalo check walls, pink mirror, wainscoting, powder bath decor, brass sconces, cortland sconce, lucite towel bar

black and white gingham walls, buffalo check walls, flamingo hand towel, bamboo frame, giraffe print, craigslist finds
Brass Sconce  ||  Lucite Towel Bar  ||  Giraffe Print  ||  Pink Pot and Plant- Ikea  ||  Towel- Marshalls  ||  Mirror- Craigslist

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Ok, you're in for a huge treat because Jeweled Interiors is next on today's tour lineup!  I couldn't love Jewel's work more, she's such an inspiring DIYer and has a crazy good sense of style.  Can't wait to see her tour today and the others after her!




For even more Spring inspiration, check out my 2018 Spring Home Tour here-

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  1. Such gorgeous and colorful spring touches! I always love seeing how you mix colors and patterns Jennifer. Beautiful tour. :)

    1. Thanks Steph, looking forward to your tour later this week!

  2. Looks so good- I am obsessed with your dining room. I love everything about it!

  3. You are the master at pattern mixing!

    1. Thank you so much, Lorree, it's always a fun puzzle to put together!

  4. I am always so happy when I see you have a new post. I can't imagine anyone not loving your beautiful, colorful rooms...It's just such a happy looking home!

  5. Jennifer, I always love to see your home tours, they never disappoint! You are the queen of color and mixing patterns and your home reflects that so well. Your home was made for spring and summer. Love your new black lantern, I think black is the perfect complement to all your color. Gorgeous as usual!

  6. I get so excited when I read your blog, and today is not an exception. Today I am finally convinced to paint my kitchen walls and cabinets. My countertop is identical to yours and I have struggled with painting my green walls and oak cabinets, today you helped my make that decision. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home.

    1. Yay! That will make you feel like you're in a totally different house! Keep me posted!

  7. I am crushing so hard on your gorgeous brass coffee table/chest. Wherever would one find such a treasure?

    1. Found mine at a local vintage mall. Keep an eye out on Craigslist, eBay, and Facebook Marketplace. I've seen a few on Chairish as well but they're usually priced higher.

  8. This was one beautiful home tour! Everything looks fabulous!!

  9. I ALWAYS love to see your amazing home! And I keep forgetting about that dalmation that I need to steal! ;)

  10. Love those bookshelves so much! Your colorful pops for spring are so pretty!

  11. You are so gifted at mixing and matching bold colors and prints. I'm always blown away with your beautiful house!

  12. As always, your home looks like a lovely, welcoming and colourful place to be. Maybe I'll get to visit it in person one day!


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