It’s my favourite time of the year. Some people look forward to Christmas, others to summer but for me, it’s home show season and that’s where I get my inspiration, where I have the opportunity to meet so many new people and where I get inspired by so many new, creative ways to refresh, revise and update homes. Spring has really sprung for me when I watch my booth space “spring” up at trade shows around the GTA and when I start planning my seasonal buying trip to Paris.
Before you read another word, let me share with you where I will be in the coming months because I would love to meet you in person! I am looking forward to the following shows: I’ll be at the Lions 2017 Orangeville Home and Garden Show the weekend of March 31st and then in New Tecumseh for their Home and Leisure Show April 7th and 8th. Next up, I will be a part of the Caledon Home and Lifestyle Show taking place this year from the 21-23rd of April. Phew, I’m tired just thinking about it and yet frankly, not really! I am always so energized by these amazing opportunities to share my design expertise and I am really looking forward to them. How can I be sure to meet you? This year, I am encouraging everyone to bring me your design dilemmas to start the conversation rolling and, as an added bonus, I am offering $25.00 off all booked consultations. Please make sure I am one of the stops along the way while you are at these shows. It would be my pleasure to speak with you.
Now, if you don’t have time to attend the shows and springtime in Paris is not in your budget this year, how can you achieve that fresh new look for spring right here at home? Start by rotating out some of those heavy winter accessories like the furry, warm throw rugs and cushions. I’ve blogged before about labeling storage boxes to make this job easy. Haul out the box labeled spring décor and let the makeover begin. If you want to add one or two small and simple signature pieces to update or change things up you’ve no doubt noticed that gold and copper are currently “on trend.” You don’t need to go to Paris – a quick visit to your local Home Sense will no doubt net you a great find. While winter is a chance to cozy up and be surrounded by warmth, hearth and all things “Home;” I am a firm believer that Spring represents an opportunity to declutter. Think “less is more” and only have out a few carefully curated pieces that are light, airy and literally “scream” springtime. Glass is transparent, catches the light and sparkles when the sun shines in the window. Consider a glass vase and whenever budget permits, fresh flowers will improve any space!
There is a holiday coming up soon for many and that’s Easter. The great thing about bunnies and eggs and ducks however, is that they are universal so whether you celebrate Easter or not, picking up just a few seasonally related items to add into you regular spring décor will help lighten the mood and is sure to have you feeling festive. Not long ago we picked up some fabulous glitter covered eggs in multiple shades. Simply adding a multitude of these little confections to a short, round glass bowl really brightened up our kitchen table. You might even want to think about changing up your dishes and mugs to something more colourful and spring like. Plain white dinner dishes are a great investment because you can add a pop of colour with differently coloured bowls and side plates that can then be changed seasonally. Napkins and placemats too are another inexpensive way to brighten up a dining room.
I’m sure you’re starting to get the idea. Go lighter, go brighter. Come and visit me at any (or all three!) of the Home Shows I am attending this year. Think less is more and incorporate some glass, gold or copper into your space. My enthusiasm for what I do is endless and my passion is to help you take your space from drab to fab! Take advantage of my coupon offer, I’ll be waiting to meet you!
Reach out to me anytime at Home Dream Designs: 416 – 725 – 5034