Join the Bloggers Best Spring Home Tours all week and see how I’ve decorated the second half of my eclectic home for this seasonal tour.
Howdy! I can officially wish you a happy Spring. I’m thrilled to be sharing a second part to my Spring eclectic home tour with you today. A huge thanks to The Tattered Pew and This is Simplicite for hosting and inviting me to join the Bloggers Best Spring Home Tours. If you are coming from Mansa’s gorgeous Spring home, welcome! She has such a beautiful and classic style to her decorating that always looks fresh.
Well, if you haven’t guessed it, I shared the front half of our home plus seven days of Easter DIYs and Ideas with A Very Global Easter series earlier this month. So we’ve been enjoying blooms, rabbits, and other seasonal accents for a few weeks. You can find my Spring office, foyer, and master bedroom in this article. Let’s get to the rest of the house, shall we?
The Dining Room for Spring
Normally you would find repurposed old seasonal decor and garden clippings for Easter and Spring in the Up to Date Interiors house. But after the unusually long and hard freeze, I splurged on a few bouquets of “real feel” flowers which I’m excited to use year after year as they really do look and feel real! 🙂 I split up two bouquets of magnolias to get the most bang for my buck in this tour.
You can find magnolia stems in thrifted copper champagne flutes with white candlesticks for an easy Spring centerpiece. Almost everything we own is family heirlooms, bought second-hand, and/or DIY. Read more about the Spring tablescape with a shibori table throw in this article.
I recently moved my Anthropologie floral curtains (okay so when I do buy something new, I splurge a little *giggle*) from the living room to the dining room and my faux roman shade from the dining room to the kitchen window. The house is always changing. My husband calls it the Manchester Mystery house which we actually visited when we were stationed out in California.
Here’s a peek into the other side of the dining area so you can see the wall mural I painted for an Instagram challenge last year. The kitchen is on my to-do list but was one of my favorite features when we bought the house two and half years ago after living in so many rentals.
Living Room for Spring
Make a quick turn around from the dining area and you are in the living room! The house is just under 2,000 square feet and the four of us (plus a pup) have used every square inch every single day this last year with remote learning and working from home. My husband is also a student now that he is retired from the Marine Corps. He finished his undergrad in December and was just accepted into a 5-year Doctoral program! We are super proud and happy for our 42-yr-old student.
While the three students learn, I decorate! My favorite DIY in the living room is the faux german smear fireplace I did for under $10! I also have hung new art over the mantel and redecorated the built-in bookcase and coffee table.
I change this bookcase with almost every season and holiday. Sometimes I need it full and other times simplified. Right now I’m super happy with the top shelf but will keep tweaking the bottom. I acquire a lot of brass things fro my grandpa, hence the head stuck in there. His friend is in the foyer.
The gold decor on the right was my grandmother’s and is a hand-painted Italian Holy scene. I believe when there is a main piece of art flanked by smaller ones, it is called a polyptych. Right now it is sitting mostly closed so it doesn’t compete with the landscape oil painting.
Our spring coffee table showcases Spring blooms, brass cranes, a bowl of stone eggs, and a gold four-leaf clover paperweight.
Here is the view towards the foyer from the living room. It looks pretty different than it did a year ago and I’ve displayed an Ikebana-inspired basket with DIY moss-covered plastic eggs and a thrifted yoga rabbit for Spring. A DIY orchid wreath hangs on the foyer mirror.
Laundry Room for Spring
I completely transformed this space for the New Year, New Room Refresh in January. Since then, I’ve added a new rug, moved the gold lotus art from the foyer to this room, and added a magnolia stem in a Japanese bud vase. The room still feels new so I wanted to share it again!
Girl’s Bedroom for Spring
The last room on this tour is my daughter’s room. I’m cheating here a little y’all. These pictures are from her room reveal a couple of years ago. It has remained the same but changes are coming soon! Since we now know we will be here for a few more years, (this feels really weird as a recent active duty military family), my daughter has requested a Victorian Science room as she gets closer to her teenage years. How can you say no to such a fun theme? The wallpaper and wall paint will remain but we are going to take it over the top for an upcoming makeover. Maybe the One Room Challenge… We’ll see. 😉
This sweet IKEA bookcase hack was a life savor for storage but will most likely be replaced with built ins.
I absolutely love the tone on tone a painted mint dresser and bird wallpaper-chair molding combo! If you love this type of maximalist colorful vibe, you’ll love my bird wallpaper office, classic black and white marble bathroom, and Parisian-inspired bedroom.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the second half of my Spring home and maybe it sparked some ideas for you! Make sure to head over to Robyn’s French Nest and enjoy her Spring home tour. If you’ve missed any tours this week, here is the line up.