This is the week of the spring refresh.
I’m doing something a little different and I’m hoping you’ll join me.
My friend Leslie and I were chatting and talking on the phone about our houses and spring and should I get a spray tan and what color lipstick would work for summer and we came up with the BEST IDEA.
Are you ready?
Are you sitting down?
We are going to go through our entire house this week and refresh it room by room with a new item for each room.
We’re picking the same type of item, but each of us is going to feature that item in our own style, in our own spaces and we’re starting today with the living room.
I picked the CUTEST thing and then styled it four different ways in the space.
Can you figure out what I picked in this living room picture?
If you guessed this….
….you are brilliant.
The challenge was to refresh the space with a tray.
And of course?
I chose this one.
Hello Captain blue and white obvious.
It’s from Spode and I ordered it from here.
I chose it because of the details.
See the tiny swirls on the handles?
And this scene that looks like it stepped out of the farm on Downton Abbey.
Spode never disappoints. Look at the frame around the center?
And the perfect blue color?
And the floral details.
Here are four ways that I styled it:
1. Add it to a side table
I put it on the brass side table between the two love seats.
And simply added moss.
I have this set of the faux moss stones. It comes in three different sizes and I just stack the moss on the tray on top of each other. The color is perfect for spring against the blue and white.
2. Add it to a bookcase
It’s also the perfect size tray for layering in a bookcase.
I added it to the navy bookcase (painted SW Naval) behind my whiteware.
The blue and white makes the vases pop.
3. Add it to a mantel
Then added in two sets of brass candlesticks.
And some fun brass accessories and this artwork.
I almost kept it here, but then I found the perfect home for it.
4. Add it to a coffee table
Look at the tray here.
It’s so beautiful it doesn’t need a lot of decorating.
I just filled small vases with fresh flowers and added them to these brass terrariums.
Wasn’t that fun?
A new tray.
A little spring refresh.
A space that makes me so happy.
If you have any questions on anything else in the space, you can always shop my house here.
I’m doing an entire tour of the space on Instagram later and Leslie and I are going to share a new room and a new find each day this week.
Want to see what tray she picked?
It’s SO pretty.
And now I have a question?
Which place did you like the tray best in my house?
Should it move?
Inquiring decorating minds want to know. 🙂
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