OK, its happened. I’ve survived my first winter in 16 years. After moving from the land of endless summer I now understand the true joy of spring. Once upon a year ago in my San Diego home, spring was same as summer as was winter. Having just lived through the long cold days of barren East Coast winter I GET IT. Now I see the deep seeded carnal need for greenery, for a peekaboo of life through the dreary branchy woods, the happy splash of colorful flowers along the horizon of the yard.
I was honored to be asked by Monica at Monica Wants It to participate in the Home Tour. Even more so, a reason to go buck wild filling my house with florals and greenery. Husband, its not for me, its for the home tour!
Hello if you’ve joined me from the darling Jeweled Interiors. If we have not had the pleasure to meet yet, please do follow along on Instagram and learn more about my story here. When you are all done walking through our Boston suburb home make sure to visit the next stop on the hop at House Haus Home.
This spring I am inspired by the movie Emma I happened upon watching with my sister the other day. English Gardens are so textural and romantic. Images of stacked pots, old aged urns, and patina’d vessels filled with ivy, ferns and dainty flowers. Overgrown flower beds with wild snapdragons and abundant greenery. Here’s my attempt to bring a little British garden charm into our life.
So please, welcome to my New England home ready to host our family through our first spring.
My Dining Room is the main focus of our living space with its large scale mirror and dramatic chandelier. They serve as the glam backdrop to my English Garden inspired decor. The potted look on the table is a great vibe to try if you fear creating your own floral arrangements. Instead of spending money on expensive blooms consider investing in a few pots and planting with inexpensive plants that can last much longer. Add a few dashes of greenery paired with single bloom stems for a couple of softer romantic moments.
Coastal blues pop in my otherwise neutral family room. I am one of those crazies who has two young children and chose white couches anyway. A girl wants what she wants. I love adding pink flowers with abundant greenery to this palette. Today I’ve gotten bunches of greenery to accent pink snapdragons and white freesia.
Our next project to work on is our kitchen, but we have recently built a kitchen bench. Our family lives in this sunny corner. Can you forgive me that its not even painted yet? Soon enough I’ll have full kitchen to share. We plan to extend length of cabinets and refinish them, replace counters, and paint the whole space. In the meantime loving our first sunny change to our kitchen space.
I vamped this room up in October when I participated in the One Room Challenge. When I bring additions to this room I like to keep it simple and let the wallpaper shine. The wallpaper design feels spring-like to me with its birds and trees. Here I just bring in a pretty potted orchid and a bunch of greenery.
Lets be honest, I have kids, and truth be told in the middle of this photo session the power went out for days due to the Nor’Easter. So, with my sweet doggy and twinsies running around making entertainment within my photo frames, I had to limit the extent of this photo tour. I loved joining a tour that speaks to a year-long decorating style for me. Not just for this tour or spring, I can honestly speak to the joy of adding greenery to your home. I have tropicals sprinkled through my home all year long. Often purchased inexpensively from Home Depot. If you ever wonder if you can keep something alive, go buy and try. You can do it!! And if you can’t well, it was 12$ at Home Depot right??
Thank-you SO much for taking a moment to peek into my house. I’ve only been here since November, so if you stay tuned I promised to share so much more as we add layers, renovations, and lots of love to this old house!