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Despite still living in an unfinished house, I choose to decorate it seasonally because I believe your home should make you happy. Seeing greens and blooms around the house in preparation for what’s to come does just that for me – it makes me happy! So today I’m sharing with you my Spring home tour, and if you get to the bottom of this post you’ll see several other Canadian bloggers who are sharing more Spring decor inspiration to make you forget the frigid temps still going on – at least here in the Great White North!

The living room was the first space to have a few hints of Spring added to it. I changed up the picture ledge above the couch and added some lighter pieces to the mix. Suddenly the whole room feels airier! This is what I love about picture ledges – they’re so much easier to change than a gallery wall and I don’t end up with 391 holes on the wall like I did at our last house!

Though the coffee table truly does not look like this on a daily basis because my toddlers would eat everything sitting here, it’s nice to occasionally see it decorated and looking a little more put together. It’s normally covered in fish crackers, toys and baby wipes, so this is a bit of an upgrade!

This little corner also lightened up a bit, as I added some different artwork to the shelves and gave in to the kids’ books that tend to live here. I had been fighting the toys and books making their way to the family room because they have a playroom AND their bedroom, but we also spend a lot of time down here, so it was only a matter of time. Slowly the toys are creeping in!

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I should also state that I didn’t purchase a single new thing to switch up the decor. These were all things I already had at home, and that mostly used to live in my old office, so I simply took away the darker pieces and brought in more things with pinks and blues – a combo I don’t seem to tire of these days! Also, a lot of these prints are free printables, like this one by Jones Design Company.

In the kitchen, I kept lots of things the same, like the area around the sink. It has been looking like Springtime for a while over here thanks to this vintage peach jug and some faux flowers!

I should note that as I type this, our new appliances have just arrived, and it makes a world of difference. This means we’re nearing the finish line for the kitchen makeover, you guys!!

The coffee area got my favourite piece of art. It’s an original watercolour I bought a few years back when Marquis and I went to Paris. We were coming back from Versailles and walked into an antique shop and this was there, just begging to come home with me. So it did.

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I changed a few things on these shelves and added a few more white pieces to lighten them up. The milk glass collection was gathering dust in a box, so I brought them out, but I don’t think this is where they’re meant to live permanently. 

And that is the end of it!

Truth be told, the dining room is a crazy mess right now with everything needing to be moved for appliances to come in. The island was FULL of dishes and all other random pieces of decor while I shot these photos, and I no longer have that pretty tray on the coffee table, but the touches of Spring are there. The flowers, the artwork, and the general feeling of lighter and brighter is finally here, even if the weather won’t cooperate!

Now, as promised, here are the other bloggers participating in this Spring home tour hop. Go and check them out!

MONDAY

AKA DESIGNLIFE IS A PARTYLEMON THISTLECLEAN AND SENSIBLE

TUESDAY

BROOKLYN BERRY DESIGNS AMIDST THE CHAOSTHE HAPPY HOUSIEPMQ FOR TWOELLIVEN STUDIO

WEDNESDAY

SATORI DESIGN FOR LIVINGSUBURBLESO MUCH BETTER WITH AGEPOP OF PRETTYTHIS LITTLE ESTATE

THURSDAY

THE DIY MOMMYA PRETTY LIFE IN THE SUBURBSWOMEN IN REAL LIFEKIM POWER STYLETHE LEARNER OBSERVER

FRIDAY

THE CREEKLINE HOUSELOVE CREATE CELEBRATE




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Thalita

21 Comments

  1. Reply

    dannyellenicolle

    March 23, 2017

    So pretty and spring-y! Love your tip about using a picture ledge instead of all the holes from a gallery wall.

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    Shauna

    March 24, 2017

    You are the queen of shelf displays. Love them all! I agree, seasonal touches help bring a space to life. You should never wait until your home is “finished” to decorate, even if it’s just a new pillow here or a vase of blooms there. Happy spring!

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      Thalita

      April 6, 2017

      You are far too nice! xo

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    Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.

    March 24, 2017

    I’m baaaaaack. haha I had to come back and stalk you on my MAC so I could see all the Spring things again… I think I may have mentioned this before but I must have that ETC that is sitting on your gallery shelf… I think I have to DIY one. Again, love all of your Spring touches, off to pin like a nutbar! xo PS have a great Friday!

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      Thalita

      April 6, 2017

      I may just need to gift that carving to you. I found it while thrifting, and it’s so darling!!!! Also, I’m the worst at replying to comments

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    Krista

    March 24, 2017

    So pretty and springy -welcoming and fresh! Love it, Thalita!!

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    Kim

    March 25, 2017

    Beautiful tour Thalita! Love your home, your shelf displays are right on!

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    Lindi Vanderschaaf

    March 25, 2017

    SO pretty! LOVE your Spring decor :) I put up the same Craftberry Bush print this spring too!

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      Thalita

      April 6, 2017

      I love that print!! And thank you!! xo

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    Julie

    March 26, 2017

    T, the family room is looking soooooo good!!!! And the coffee corner in the kitchen = necessity and perfection! I love all of the updates!

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      Thalita

      April 6, 2017

      Oh you are too kind, my friend!!! xo

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    Tara

    March 26, 2017

    Thalita, I love your style. It’s so carefully curated, but still cozy and beautiful at the same time. Did you make that macrame plant holder? Or did you find it? I think it’s fabulous!

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      Thalita

      April 6, 2017

      So sweet of you to say, Tara!! I didn’t make it, a friend makes them (Natalie Ranae if you look her up on IG). She’s super talented!

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    arielgarneau

    March 26, 2017

    I am crushing over your coffee bar scene; talk about stylish! Pinned

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      Thalita

      April 6, 2017

      ah, shucks. Thanks, A!

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    colleen pastoor

    March 27, 2017

    Your home is just so inviting Thalita! Plus I’m in love with your style- its totally beautiful.

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      Thalita

      April 6, 2017

      Thanks, Colleen!!!! You’re so sweet :)

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    larissaswaye

    March 27, 2017

    Your home is so light and airy it just seems like it and spring are already best friends!

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      Thalita

      April 6, 2017

      Thanks so much, Larissa!!! xo

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    Jennifer Lifford

    March 28, 2017

    So pretty! I really love that little cozy corner that you have with the beautifully styled shelves. Those little touches make all the difference. Happy Spring!

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