Yep. Spring Break is almost here. And nope…no trip for the Cook Family this year. We are still under inches of snow, sitting by a fire. But earlier today I went to run errands and Spring is in full bloom at retail. Shops were packed, streets were jammed and at least the sun was shining on this chilly “Spring” day.
Months of being cooped up inside does make us go a little stir crazy. We get an occasional respite with a fun get away or trip, but the continual dreary days do tend to drag us down. Also, I think we often get tired of looking at our own walls, our own things. A little perk up is just what we need, either in our wardrobe, or our homes!
Earlier this week, I worked on a Living Room presentation for a lovely family that just bought a historic home in Shaker. Such a great old place with gorgeous windows, beautiful moldings, and classic design. I love the Design plan we came up with and they were happy too. Very sophisticated, but casual too. As we sifted through fabrics for various pieces of furniture the sun was streaming in. The client was naturally drawn to warm, textural linens, silks, rich minks and greys with touches of poppy, pink, and coral, and finally crisp white. I love this color scheme. And it truly does reflect some of Spring…the warmth of the earth with some pops of color beginning to peak through. As I have mentioned before, the lines between fashion and home décor run true, so we just have to look to the runway for a few fresh ideas!
So as we turn to our Easter tables, in hopes of the Bunny hopping by, let’s welcome Spring. Add some bright color into our lives, and add something fresh and new!