After a long and dreary winter take a look around the house, it is time to make a some changes. Time to paint that room, get some new artwork, change your dishes, clean out that closet, generally freshen things up….really the first days of spring are all about change indoors and out.
After being inside these past few months we see things that we never really noticed before. Here in Willow Bend with the ages of our homes carpets need to be replaced, bathrooms need updating, painting and different wall treatments can be considered, lighting and cosmetic changes like a new fireplace design are great ways to update.
Interior design is like fashion design and every year new ideas and colors come into play. For instance the 2015 color of the year declared by Pantone is a naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala. You will start to see fashion, table top and home décor in the next year use this in many different ways.
Transitional Design is a trend that we are hearing more and more about and what my clients are all asking for. This a style that is a combination of traditional and modern furniture, materials, fabrics and finishes. The furniture is simpler yet still sophisticated. The color palette is calming, serene with a lack of color if you will. The grays, whites, taupe’s in different depths are part of the look, with pops of color to make the room come alive. Along with the lack of color the focus now is on the fabrics of different textures to add interest. Accessories are minimal and simplistic.
Spring never feels like it is truly here till the bulbs start to bloom. Try to plan a trip to the arboretum in Dallas to see the show that that the miracle of bulbs perform for all of us to enjoy. The vibrant color and different designs of tulips, daffodils, violets, lily of the valley remind us a new year has begun! Here in Texas it is bluebonnet time and worth the trip to the country to see these gorgeous blue flowers grow for as far as the eye can see. Fresh spring flowers are everywhere and there is no excuse to not have a bouquet where you can enjoy it in your home.
Planning menu’s for this time of year is always exciting as we can now start to get locally grown strawberries, asparagus, fire up the barbeque once again for grilling and plan a picnic! This is one of the best times of year to entertain outdoors as the weather in Texas isn’t too hot yet and we can all enjoy the color of new emerald green grass coming back to life!
Take time to enjoy this change of season as it only comes once a year!
Susan Spindler is an interior decorator, event and wedding planner and the Collin County Ambassador to the RSVP Social Calendar (www.rsvpcalendar.com)