Hello friends and welcome to day two of the Hop Into Spring blog hop! If you are coming over from Itsy Bits and Pieces I know you have already been inspired by Linda’s fun vintage style! Now it’s time to tour the beautiful home of Laura at The Classic Cottage . Laura is an amazingly talented decorator from Instagram who is guest posting here today. When you finish up touring all the homes on the hop, please be sure to head on over to Instagram to say hello to Laura or you can leave her a comment here below. Enjoy Spring At The Classic Cottage!
It’s time to put away the boots, shovels, hats and gloves (hopefully) and enjoy the sounds of birds singing, daffodils and tulips blooming, adding splashes of beautiful color and signs of life to the outdoors! It’s also equally important to bring some touches of spring to the inside and create a pretty space for the whole family to enjoy! Come on in and enjoy a little spring tour of our home!
Our entryway is quite simple. I love blue glass bottles and implemented them in the entryway as well as the living room to add a bit of color to our otherwise neutral home.
The mantle is the focal point of our living room and after all the Christmas decor, I wanted to keep it simple and clean. These blue bottles along with some eucalyptus did the trick!
Our coffee table also mimics the mantle with one large blue glass bottle and a cake stand with a cloche harboring a bird’s nest.
I love to decorate our piano for all seasons and decided to go with a bird and birds nest theme to go with the sign I created of one of my favorite hymns, “His Eye is on the Sparrow.”
As we enter the kitchen area, you’ll see mostly white with touches of greens and blues. Because our home is an open concept, all of the rooms are visible simultaneously. I added in some of the same colors as the living room to give it a cohesive feel.
The recipe box on our open shelving gave me the inspiration to create the wreath over the stove. It consists of lemons, oranges and peonies-perfect pops of spring color! Out of all the rooms in our home, this one is constantly in use. We have 2, soon to be 3 teenagers, who are homeschooled, so you can imagine the amount of food that is prepared in this small space!
The dining room is our next stop and it is probably the most “springy” space in our home. I’ve attempted to created a mini faux-garden on our antique buffet complete with terra-cotta pots, faux lavender, peonies, Queen Anne’s lace and greenery. I just love how it turned out and I’m even happier that it’s one garden I can keep alive!
I kept the centerpiece simple so as not to take away from the buffet. It consists of a faux boxwood, some candlesticks and vintage inspired plates.
Lastly, our bedroom has just a few simple spring touches. I hung some pink peonies above our bed and the linens are a crisp white with a cottage style pink floral print. I love the simplicity of this room, especially at the end of a long day. It’s a peaceful, calming retreat and I really do try to keep this room neat and clean (although I do not succeed in doing that with the rest of the house!) so that we can truly relax.
Thank you to Amber for having me as a guest for this fun spring blog hop, and thank you all for joining me today on a spring tour of our home. My hope is that I’ve given you some simple ways to decorate for this beautiful season. It was a pleasure to share our home with you!
Thank you so much Laura!
Last but certainly not least on our Hop Into Spring blog hop is Sarah at 1915 House. You won’t want to miss her gorgeous spring home! In case you haven’t had a chance to visit all of the rest of the homes on the hop, you can follow the links here or via Sarah’s blog. Happy Spring everyone!
WOW. Everything about her space is gorgeous! I’m heading over to IG to follow Laura now! So fun to meet new people and accounts today! Thank you for coordinating everything for this hop, Amber!March 15, 2018 at 11:23 am
Oh so much to love here! I do follow Laura on Instagram but seeing these pictures larger is fun! That wall treatment above the piano is so lovely. And the way the lanterns are hanging from hooks has me thinking about doing something similar. I love it all.March 15, 2018 at 11:54 am
This stunning home tour left me completely inspired! His eye is on the sparrow artwork installation is absolutely amazing. Well done!March 15, 2018 at 2:38 pm
You have such a lovely home, Laura! I am in love with your beautiful garden-topped buffet…so wonderful!March 15, 2018 at 3:19 pm
She has an amazing home!March 15, 2018 at 3:27 pm
Everything is simply beautiful!March 16, 2018 at 3:53 pm
Thank you so much Carol! I am so glad you stopped by! I have added my kitchen tour if you would like to take look Happy spring! https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/early-spring-home-tour-part-two-farmhouse-cottage-kitchen/March 20, 2018 at 3:22 am
Laura, your home is gorgeous! You have a new follower on IG! 🙂 Amber, thank you for sharing Laura’s home with us!March 16, 2018 at 7:24 pm