Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring Home Tour - 2016

Spring has finally arrived in Kansas City! The first signs of green popping up in the yard makes this girl's heart happy! Warmer and longer days, working in the yard, and eating outside are all on their way! I've teamed up with Marty from A Stroll Thru Life, along with several other home, design, and DIY bloggers to share our spring homes with you! If you are stopping by from Remodelando la Casa, I'm so happy to have you here!

Per usual, I don't do a ton of "decorating" for the seasons, but I do love to switch things up and add fresh flowers. Over the years, I have cleaned out all seasonal items that I thought I "should" put out, and now I only use what speaks to me and what I love. Our home lends itself to spring all year long because of my love for fresh greenery, plants, and the color pink!

In an effort to keep things real, these photos were taken to provide inspiration, this is not an indication of how our home looks every day! I love to decorate and change things up and have a comfortable and inviting home, but we also are real people with busy lives. We have piles and messes and shoes strewn about, and dust bunnies and unmade beds, and crumbs on the counters at any given time. My kitchen island is never as clean as it looks in these photos! And thank goodness you can't see my baseboards... :)

Now, let's get started! I made this DIY tulip wreath last year, and it's one of my favorite DIY's to date. The colors make me happy and looks great off of our black door. Come on inside!


Our first floor is open concept and right upon entering the front door, you can see the dining room and  great room.  


Our dining room rarely gets used, but it's one of my favorite rooms in the house. Flowering branches from Trader Joe's make for a festive and inexpensive addition to the room. Thrift store artwork, vintage chandelier, greenery, and striped curtains keep this space classic, but bold.



I always have fun switching up the bar cart. I added some free printables and faux flowers to the existing cart and now it feels spring-like!






Our living room already has pinks and blues and lots of plants and gets a ton of natural light. I styled the mantel for spring and changed up the coffee table a little bit. 









Our living room flows into our kitchen eating area where I simply added a centerpiece using tulips and marbleized eggs. My kids and I made the eggs using a nail polish and water technique and they turned out so graphic and unique!





We've recently added a bright pink runner to our kitchen space, so that says spring all year long! I love the pop so much. Adding some more branches keeps this space simple and clean.



I also added another free printable to our kitchen chalkboard using Washi tape. You simply can't go wrong with tulips in any color, but I like pink or white.


We recently spruced up our home office a little bit and it feels spring-like to me in and of itself. This room gets a lot of natural light and is filled with plants and bright colors.  My husband's side is more "work-ish", so my side gets to be in all the photos (since it's prettier)! :)






Clearly, as you can see from the final photo, I am fresh out of ideas and I'll wrap it up! I always have fun participating in these home tours. I've always loved making our home feel cozy and fresh and new again. Don't forget, fresh flowers, plants, and pops of color go a long way!

I hope you enjoyed a getting a little sneak peak into our home and thank you so much for stopping by. Next on the tour is Carmel from Our Fifth House. I thought we moved a lot until I started following her blog! We are only on our sixth state and fourth house! I can't wait to see her spring home tour in her new home in Charleston! Links to all 30 home tours are below! Happy spring! xo

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LINKING UP HERE



Monday - March 21
Cuckoo4Design - Julia
Thrifty and Chic - Alicia

Tuesday - March 22
Making Home Base -Chelsea
Eleven Gables - Emily
Bliss @ Home - Kristin
Hymns & Verses - Doreen

Wednesday - March 23
Our Southern Home - Christy
Decor To Adore - Laura
Monica Wants It - Monica
 21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara

Thursday - March 24
Decorating Delirium - Jennifer
Simple Stylings - Summer
Remodelando La Casa - Cristina
Life Love Larson - Andrea
Our Fifth House -Carmel



33 comments:

  1. I love, love, love your pretty pops of pink in your home, gorgeous. You do such a great job of making each space look so fresh and inviting. Loved the tour.

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    1. Thanks, as always, Marty! So happy to be on the tour!

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  2. everything looks fab but my favorite is the fireplace! gorgeous!

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  3. Nothing like fresh flowers to make a space feel and look this beautiful! Thanks for the tour!

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    1. Agreed - I do love some fresh flowers and plants! I treat myself often, not just during tour time!! :)

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  4. Andrea you have truly created an amazing home tour! I just had to pin that amazing tulip wreath.

    As a fellow spring tour participant I wanted to invite you to our linky party, Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your tour is so fantastic that I would love for you to share it. We offer a giveaway every week for each participant. This week is a subscription to Southern Living. I hope you join in on our gathering.

    Happy Easter to you and yours!

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    1. Thanks Laura! Hoping to get my act together and get my tour linked!!

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  5. Everything is gorgeous!! Love your pops of pink and especially the overdyed runner in the kitchen:-)

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    1. Thanks Anita! That pink runner is my new favorite item in our home. Pink is a neutral for me!

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  6. Andrea your home is just lovely and I love all of the natural art. Your decorating style is totally up my alley. I loved that you gave a disclaimer and kept it real regarding the photos. I know I always feel like a fraud when posting pictures because the reality is sooo much different!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! For some reason, I feel the need to post disclaimers even though I'm sure people know better! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

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  7. So so pretty! I'm someone obsessed with black and white too, so I'm loving this!

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  8. Your fig tree looks awesome! I have one and it's been quite the struggle to keep it alive ;) Love your pink kitchen runner too...have a great weekend!
    charity
    lifeafterbaseball.net

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    1. I've had that FLF for 3 years and it certainly doesn't look as good as it once did, but she's hanging in there! She was expensive so I try to take reeeeeaaaallllllyyyyy good care of her! :)

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  9. I love, love your wreath. Your spring décor is just gorgeous.

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  10. I love, love your wreath. Your spring décor is just gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment!!

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    1. Thanks Chelsea! Thought I would be sick of them by now, but nope! :)

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  12. Beautiful home! Everything is gorgeous and I especially love your kitchen.

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  13. I adore your style and am SO impressed by your front door wreath - it's killer! Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kris! The wreath was an easy, easy DIY!

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  14. Thank you for keeping it real! Just you mentionning how this is not how your home looks all the time made me want to read you! Your home is lovely!
    Blessings

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  15. Thank you for keeping it real! Just you mentionning how this is not how your home looks all the time made me want to read you! Your home is lovely!
    Blessings

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I don't ever want people to feel that this is how we live all the time - ha! Wishful thinking!

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  16. You have an absolutely beautiful home! Thank you so much for sharing your spring home tour at Merry Monday this week!

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  17. I just found your blog from Jen at Rambling Renovators...and I'm in LOVE!!! Your house is stunning! It is so nice to find a home blogger who isn't addicted to everything being only white!

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  18. LOVE that rug in front of the kitchen sink and your Hello Spring signs. Everything is so warm and inviting. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Merry Monday party. We look forward to seeing your tutorial projects and recipes at the new party beginning tonight.

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  19. Hello cute lady! Just stopping by to let you know that you will be featured at our party that starts tonight at 7pm. Woo Hoo! Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight! Lou Lou Girls

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  20. Your home is absolutely gorgeous and looks stunning all decked out for spring. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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