Spring Decor Idea House 2017 Part 1

Spring always gives me a burst of new energy. I get anxious to redo a few things in my Spring Decor for my home. How about you?

This Spring Decor Idea House will give lots of inspiration and energize you to try a few new things in your own home.

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There’s a mix of contemporary and vintage. patterns and prints, galvanized metal with reclaimed wood, all showcasing todays’s trends. A team of decorators have created this showcase and I know you’ll enjoy these fresh new ideas.

Spring container gardens filled with a mix of forsythia, birch, pussy willows, and greenery become show stoppers.

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Birch, forsythia, and greens are repeated in a vintage wheelbarrow.

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Next, in case you have the side of a barn or garage that needs decorating, this idea is a real attention-getter! A bit whimsical and fun! Spring Decor Idea House 2017 Part 1 grandparentsplus.com

Inside the front porch, two vintage horse stable screens become a welcoming background for the containers filled with Spring flowers.

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A bead-board shutter sets off artwork and decorative wood flowers.

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This lovely Spring table is ready for a luncheon on the front porch. The tablecloth is simply a drapery panel! In the center, a vintage picture frame is layered with grass mats, lanterns, artificial greens and accented with pink silk tulips. The place-setting uses birdhouse place card holders placed in small terracotta pots filled with moss. Napkins shaped as flowers fill the bowls at each place. Wouldn’t you like to be invited?

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Dishtowels, clothesline, clothespins, and insulators, create the unique window treatments. The wooden flowers below each window, sit in decorative grass boxes.

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Last, but not least, is a whimsical “wreath” idea. Layer a rattan mat, with a terracotta saucer, a glazed saucer and and small pot.  Inside place something whimsical and unexpected! Another idea is to fill the pot with silk flowers cascading out.

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Were you inspired by these Spring Decor ideas?

More ideas to follow in Part 2! Don’t miss it!

Happy Spring!

Phyllis

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Spring Idea House 2016 Part 1

Yes, Spring is here and it’s time for the Spring Idea House 2016. I’m excited to bring this to you as there are so many beautiful and fun ideas shared along with lots of repurposed vintage pieces . Several decorators work together on this project three times a year and each time I think it can’t be better than the last, but it is!

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The new trends in this house include grey being the new neutral, lots of floral patterns, terrariums, and an energetic pop of coral color.

Because there are so many ideas, this idea house will be covered in four parts. This first part will cover the outside and front porch.

Now, on to the Spring ideas!  The outside container gardens and flower boxes are done in the colors of white, pink and lavender. Pussy willows and birch logs accent the floral creations and give them height and drama.

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….just a bit more whimsical

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Tall grasses, pink flowers, and trailing vines in this container, make the outside fireplace a focal point.

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This front porch is set for a Spring Garden Luncheon. Small terracotta pots hold the napkins which are rolled up to look like red roses! They are so cute and certainly fit it with theme of the table. Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWuRhm99LIg to watch the video on how to make these roses.

The terra-cotta saucers make nice coasters for the cups while the silverware is decorated with ribbon, an artificial flower, and placed in the wooden tool boxes. They look like flowers just blooming.

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The table linens are colorful table runners on top of a roll of moss used lengthwise on the table.

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A variety of colorful dishtowels and ribbon decorate each chair. These same ideas are easy to do with your own decor for a garden party!

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Here’s a closeup of the silverware in the wooden tool box.

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An interesting and one-of-a-kind chandelier is made from upside down birdbaths, chargers, and an a silk wreath. Even doing a smaller version would look spectacular!

In the background, the same table runner makes a lovely valance for the window and the napkins become an accent on each end!

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An easy- to-do arrangement idea…….  just tall grasses and small pinwheels.

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A primitive chest without doors works for displaying colorful Spring items.

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Who said solar lights are just for the outdoors? Stick them in foam in a planter and placed where it gets lots of sunlight. In the evening they light up the porch window.

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Over on the other side of the porch is another arrangement of red roses in a small metal wheelbarrow! So simple to do!

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This is just the start! You’ll find so many new ideas that can be incorporated in your own decor. Hope you stay tuned for Spring Idea House Part 2 coming up soon!

Fun, inspiring, Spring ideas for your home decor. Part 1

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Spring Idea House Tour 2015 (Part 3)

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This is the third and last post in the series of the Spring Idea House Tour-2015. Several designers completely overhaul this house three times a year to showcase decorating trends, new products, re-purposing vintage finds, while giving loads of inspiration for your own home.

The first room is called a “Backroads USA Lounge” highlighting the famous Route 66 . The theme is carried out in so many unique ways. First, look at the valance of old rusty license plates. Is that cute or what?  Also, the USA flag has highway numbers stenciled on it.

 

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Here’s a closer look at the license plates. Sorry for the glaring sun! I hate when I’m taking pictures and there’s nothing that can be done about the sun shining in the windows so brightly. I like cloudy days for picture taking, but this should give you an idea of how they are attached to the rod.

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US highway maps decorate one wall and the closet door.

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This barn door attached to the wall, holds Americana wall art.

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Salvaged wood and wire make a postcard display against a stenciled wall.

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Several vintage accessory finds  such as an old odometer, small suitcases, and hubcap, create more travel-themed interest on the shelving unit.

 

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The lampshade is stenciled with Route 66!

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Old suitcases, used as a coffee table, serve as storage. The candles on the suitcases are wrapped with maps and twine.

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Don’t you think this is a fun theme for a boy’s room or recreation room?

Next, is the main bedroom done in black and white. Garden stakes are grouped together on the wall to form an unusual, 0ne-of-a-kind headboard. The bed has lots of black and white pattern with a splash of orange.

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Vases grouped in “3’s” give an additional punch of orange color.

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Black floral wire adds dimension and design to plain wood frames.

 

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On the inside of a vintage cabinet, metal radiator paneling makes a great place to hang jewelry. It is simply painted a glossy black and attached to the inside of the door.

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The same radiator paneling is cut and used as a backing for wall art.

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Now, onto the living room and sunroom decorated in green and pink.

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 Above the fireplace, strips of sheet moss is woven together to make the background. A Manzanita tree branch is mounted with artificial pink cherry blossoms. Small hanging lantern candles complete the look.

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 Salvaged doors, turned into wall art, really accent this grouping.

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 A closer look at the salvaged doors…..

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 Additional seating in the living room area…..

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 A beautiful arrangement on the coffee table uses colored wire as an accent.

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 In the sunroom, various terrariums fill this table.

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 In the corner, decorative glass creates hanging art.

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 Anyone know what this is? Note the arrow pointing inside!

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 This is a watering bowl for pigs! What an unusual piece for a side table! The inside is filled with a miniature garden scene. Please excuse the sun glare again, but I wanted you to see the inside setting. So cute and what a conversation piece!

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 Hope you enjoyed this tour of the Spring Idea House. If you missed a part, here they are….

Spring Idea House Tour 2015 Part 1    and    Spring Idea House Tour 2015 Part 2

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Thanks for stopping by and hope this tour gave you inspiration for your own home. I’ve been looking for a pig watering bowl, but haven’t found it 🙁

If you missed the first two parts of the Idea House Tour 2015, here they are…….  Spring Idea House Tour 2015-Part 1  

and Spring Idea House Tour 2015- Part 2

 

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Spring Idea House Tour 2015 (Part 2)

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This is another look at the Spring Idea House Tour 2015 (Part 2).  Remember,  designers decorate this house three times a year to highlight re-purposed items, decorating trends, new items for sale, along with loads of inspiration for spring! I’ll take you into the kitchen, small bathroom, hallway and one of the bedrooms. Are you ready for more inspiration?

In the kitchen, there is a garden theme. Above the kitchen sink, they draped a textured fabric runner with burlap-wrapped floral accents in the corners. This is the same runner as on the dining room table in Part 1!

 

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A closer look……

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Part of a white picket fence makes a backdrop for floral plates hanging above the stove. Pots attached at the base of the fence contain flowers and kitchen tools.

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Another window in the kitchen has a metal tray filled with herbs and other plants. Small moss balls, and other display items give interest and color.

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In the downstairs bathroom, this mirror was such a great piece. They took a frame, inserted corrugated metal, and added a mirror in the center.

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In the stairwell, leading to the bedrooms, this salvaged window looks great used as wall art.

 

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As you move up the stairs, a garden trellis with decorative tins and frames is also used as wall art. Behind the trellis, the painted green wall makes the trellis stand out.

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The window at the top of the stairs uses a coat rack for a valance.

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For those of you who have families that never put the toilet paper on the TP holder, this is for you! Use a basket hung on a hook and there’s no problem, right? Great idea for the bathroom, don’t you think?

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This bedroom is very well done with a bicycle theme. A rusty bicycle is hung over the bed with a green plant in the basket. I don’t know where you might find one like it! It is a unique find!

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Twisted floral wire makes this inspirational saying on the wall.

 

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This salvaged bike wheel is now a message center.

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Shower curtains, with a bicycle theme, become window treatments. Next time you’re looking for curtains, check out the bath department!

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Salvaged shelf brackets hold up shelving with several glass vases used as window decor.

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Wall art coordinates with the theme!

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Wasn’t that a cute bedroom? So many unique ideas!

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Which idea was your favorite inspiration?

Hope you’ll be back for the Spring Idea House Tour Part 3. We’ll tour through two more bedrooms and living room.

Did you miss Part 1?  Here it is…  Spring Idea House Tour 2015 Part 1

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Spring Idea House 2014 – Part 4

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 The living room and sunroom, from the Spring Idea House 2014, provide more interesting decorating ideas! While these ideas are done by a team of decorators,  perhaps you’ll be inspired by some of their unique designs to try something similar in your own home.

As you enter the living room, you are immediately struck by the blue color scheme and the focal point of the fireplace.  The soothing  sound of water from the fountain makes it such a relaxing and inviting place. Backlighting  the plant arrangement give lots of drama, too!  It makes me wish that I had a non-working fireplace to decorate.

The wall art above the fireplace is a wall mount light fixture! Very striking when lit.

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What a beautiful arrangement in the fireplace!

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To the right of the fireplace……..

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Notice the candles in the blue shell? Here’s a closer look…..   just stuck in sand!

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The small table to the left of the blue chair had an interesting detail. At the top of the table, it had about an inch depth to it. White sand along with colored rocks, that matched the color scheme, made a interesting design. Glass covers the top!  Now, with little kids, this may not be the perfect idea for you! I can just see this getting tipped over, ugh! It is a beautiful detail, however.

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Opposite the fireplace is another seating arrangement. Notice the unusual light idea using a re-purposed vintage post.

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I thought the drape detail was beautiful! Instead of one color of drapes, they used a blue and white combination. The finial at the end is a wicker-type ball.

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  Hung on the wall are two huge industrial drawers showcasing beautiful items to highlight the colors of the room.  The smaller boxes inside add more dimension and display areas.

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Upon entering the sunroom, so bright and cheery, a white loveseat sits in the middle highlighted by plants and colored glass. Spring Idea House 2014 Part 4   grandparentsplus.com

To the right of the loveseat is  an indoor garden. This garden reminds me of the Chihuly glass exhibit that we visited in Arizona. Everything is arranged in an old water trough. The gazing ball, glass bowl and orbs give lots of color against the various greens of the plants. I thought this was spectacular!

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This picture shows the trough and how it is elevated on top of an old wooden box.

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Across the sunroom on the opposite corner, the Spring Idea House decorators added another beautiful grouping.

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Wow! Enough decorating ideas for you? I certainly will be on the prowl for some of those vintage items. How about you?  Did it generate new ideas for your own place?

 

Thanks for stopping in and Happy Decorating!

Phyllis

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