Although Google kindly reminded me of the first official day of spring, it’s already been feeling like summer. Either way, it was time to put away the last of the crimson-and-cream accents left hanging around from the winter holidays, and replace them with a fresher palette. Since our apartment provides minimal storage space, I only have room to save a few seasonal items for the year. Still, I don’t mind the challenge to get creative with other items I already have to add to the next arrangement. Today I spent the early afternoon dressing the mantle in its springtime attire, complete with happy pinwheels and miniature birds’ nests.
Sidenote: Our inherited orange-and-cream couch has defaulted as the main piece in which all other home decor must accentuate. Surprisingly, winter is the only season in which orange accents can prove to be a challenge. Since fall is the favorite, it’s no problemo to get the whole home looking like an instant autumnal landscape, revolving around hues of burnt pumpkin and squash. Luckily, the warmer months have also learned to embrace the orange quite nicely, making this exceptionally sunny springtime a bit brighter on the inside, too.