Our 2014 Spring Home Tour

Happy Wednesday, friends! As I promised in yesterday’s office update, today is spring home tour day!!!

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I admit, I was a little sluggish when it came to spring decorating this year. I mean, it was still snowing here in Pittsburgh not all that long ago {and it would not surprise me at all if it did again, unfortunately}, so it was kind of hard to get into “spring mode.”

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I finally decided, though, that if the weather wasn’t cooperating, I could still bring spring into my home with pretty pastels and flowers galore!

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This little door decoration was the first spring piece I whipped up using a frame I had lying around and some simple paper flowers. I am all about the blues and greens and purples lately– I think my office makeover is oozing into the rest of my house!

Now I have to warn you: I may have gone a bit overboard with my table setting.

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But you see, I’m always looking for a good excuse to break out my fancy china that I never get to use ever, and you can’t tell me that these plates do not just scream “SPRING!!!”

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Right?! So just pretend that you came over for a fancy spring brunch, and it will all make perfect sense. 😉 My mom got these settings as a gift for her wedding and then passed them on to me when I got married, so they’re pretty special to me. I just paired them with a wrapping paper runner, and some simple bottle vases and that was that!

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To make the bottles look a little fancier, I added a small piece of ribbon and some more paper flowers– paper flowers everywhere, I say! {The roses are real, though!}

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Moving on to the living room. Oh, the living room. It is a major work in progress right now, so you’re only going to see little snippets… like the coffee table!

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The coffee table decor turned out a little quirkier than I was expecting it to, but it’s kind of growing on me. I like the blend of natural and artificial elements, and I really like the colors. Pretty soon you’re going to have to tell me to stop it with the aqua/purple/green combo, but until then, I’m embracing it! 😀

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Mmmmm. I love me some Trader Joe’s flowers. They always bloom so nicely!

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Also, random fact about me and decorating– whenever I go to style a space, I always go downstairs to my hubby’s office and steal all of his theology books. They come in such pretty colors and look so neat all stacked up, so I just can’t help myself! He always knows I’m working on a project when he comes home from work and half of his books are missing.

I digress. On to the floating shelves!

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Every time I change out our floating shelf decor I vow to myself that I’m going to paint the wall a lighter color before I style them the next time. I think I’ve broken that vow like 5 or 6 times now, but I really am going to do it soon! I think…

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I made this sign recently {tutorial coming soon…like probably tomorrow}, stuck it up on the shelves, and then the rest of the shelf decor kind of fell in place around it. LOTS of flowers…real and fake.

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And if you look closely you can even spot an umbrella and some gardening tools! Love!

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And of course I had to throw a monogram letter in there somewhere!

Finally we’re off to the room that thinks it’s spring all year long… our bedroom.

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I’m actually kind of shocked that the pillows I made last year are still holding up. Maybe I’m not as terrible of a seamstress as I thought!

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There’s one more room in my house that’s looking awfully spring-y lately, and that’s my #fabulouslyfemininehomeoffice ! You’re going to have to wait until reveal day to check that one out though! 😀

Thanks so much for visiting me! Come back again soon, okay?

Do you decorate for spring? What have you whipped up lately?

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53 Comments

  1. Julia@Cuckoo4Design says:

    I was sluggish this year too when it came to decorating (I’m in PA as well!!!) But you sure made up for it because everything is so so pretty. Love your floral plates and decor.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Julia! I so hear you. I always remind myself that this weather shouldn’t be a surprise to me after living here my whole life, but every year the cold weather seems to shock me somehow, lol! So fun being on “tour” with you this week! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  2. Your table setting is adorable, Abby! I love all the little paper roses you have everywhere – I would never be patient enough to make those!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Jenna! The paper flowers have gotten a lot easier since I got my Silhouette. I used to cut them by hand and that really took FOR.EV.ER!!! Thanks so much for stopping by, friend! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  3. Ashley@Biggerthanthethreeofus says:

    Love that you busted out the china! Also, all the touches of flowers (real and fake) make it so pretty.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Ashley! I’ll use any excuse, lol! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  4. Sarah @ An Inviting Home says:

    Abby,

    So special to be able to use that china and you are right, they fit perfectly for spring. I also love all of the aqua in your home…beautiful. 🙂

    ~Sarah

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Sarah! You are the sweetest! I have to tell you– I was totally blown away by your beautiful tour! You have such a gorgeous home! And five kids live there– you are the master! 😉 Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

      ~Abby =)

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  6. Your home looks very nicely decorated for spring! I love the pretty pillows on your bed. I am currently working on some spring pillows for my home’s living room! (I recently redesigned the living room and added a sofa and a chevron rug.) – Lauren from Home Guide

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Lauren! You are the sweetest! I just popped over to check out your living room– loving it!! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  7. Jen @ Migonis Home says:

    So cheery! Great idea for the front door frame!!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Jen! I think I’ve hung pretty much everything imaginable on that door by now, so why not a frame, lol! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  8. Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says:

    Everything looks so cheery and Springy Abby!! Those pillows are great and I just love your bedroom…. And your table. All so pretty!
    xo
    Nancy

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, friend! You are the sweetest! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  9. I love it, Abby! That April Showers sign is so cute and I love the pastels, so colorful and spring-y! And high five on all the flowers -that’s my favorite spring touch too!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      The more flowers, the better, I say! 😉 Thanks so much for your sweet words, friend! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  10. Love all the springy touches, Abby! And I can’t wait to see your home office reveal. I know it’s gonna be awesome!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Chaney! I can’t wait to see it either, lol! It’s coming together slowly but surely! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  11. Mindie Hilton says:

    Beautiful decor. I have dark black furniture in my room too, and just ordered new bedding, we really needed it, and I found a steal of deal. I was worried how the lighter spring colors would look with it, but this gives me hope, it will look great.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, friend! I just read your update– hooray for good news! I can’t wait to check out your new bedding– I’m sure it will look awesome! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  12. so pretty! love the doses of spring color and i love your bedroom!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Cassie! You are the sweetest! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  13. April Hoff says:

    So cute, Abby! Love all of the springy scrapbook papers I see everywhere! Everything looks so springy and sweet!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, April! It was fun being on “tour” with you!! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  14. Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods says:

    Your dining room table is my favorite! Your china is just perfect for an Easter table.

    Thanks for inspiring all of us with your Spring touches!
    Ashley

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Ashley!! I don’t get to use it much with two crazy boys around, so I’m always looking for an excuse to pull it out! Hope you had a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  15. Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says:

    Everything looks so fresh and pretty! I am in love with your sweet china and the sentiment behind them. Pretty wreath too! XO

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Christy! You know little boys can’t exactly handle china, so I’ll take any excuse to pull it out when they’re not around, lol! Enjoy your weekend, friend!

      ~Abby =)

  16. Krista @ the happy housie says:

    So beautiful Abby! Your wreath and mantel are adorable! And I can’t wait to see your living room = that rug has me drooling!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks, Krista! It’s coming along little by little… you know how that goes! 😉 Hope you have a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  17. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says:

    Itis all so pretty, Abby!! Love all the purples.. 🙂 Especially love all the little details! Awesome job!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Kendra! You are so sweet! Have a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

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  19. Beautiful! I am loving your blue, green, purple color scheme – keep it coming! And that china is so pretty and happy.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Carrie! I think you and I are kindred spirits on the blue and green! Love it! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  20. Aniko@PlaceOfMyTaste says:

    Lovely little touches you made, Abby! Your door wreath is very cute;-) Love your color choices, very spring-y.Have a great day!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Aniko! You are so sweet! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

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  23. Carrie This Home says:

    Your home is beautiful Abby! I’ve had a hard time getting in spring mode too with the weather being so strange this year. Thanks for inviting us into your home!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Carrie! It’s finally starting to warm up around here, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it stays that way! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  24. Alicia @ thrifty and chic says:

    Your house looks beautiful! I love your bedroom wall and how bold it is! I’ve always wanted to do a dark wall with white accents but am waaaay to scared 🙂 Oh, and where did you get that rug? It’s beautiful!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Alicia! The rug is a recent addition from Mohawk Home– we’re loving it! Thank you SO much for organizing this tour and inviting me to be a part of it– I had a blast! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

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  30. The look of your bedroom is my favorite. I love your rug and lamps.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks, Julie! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

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