Lesson from Renovation Style’s Spring 2012 Issue: Lighten Up!

It’s the time of year to lighten it up. Spring is here with its sunshine and the colors of flowers. While flipping through the Spring issue of Renovation Style, I realized my husband knows the owner of the cover story home! We’ve visited their previous house, and it was striking to see consistencies across the two homes:

  • Large year-round sunrooms that are actively used (love that)
  • Traditional architecture and an appreciation for preserving and highlighting it
  • A taste for elegance, but kid-friendly
  • Strong lively color

This home’s furniture and fabrics inspired me to rethink my house. Some rooms now feel too serious. Realizing that was a thunderstrike! It’s time to lighten some rooms up. Have some fun. Here are easy ideas to do that with textiles, shown in this Renovation Style issue …

We do already have paprika orange chairs in our living room, and deep red chairs in our family room. These pages are making me think of fabrics to recover the chairs in our dining room, which right now has plain upholstery:

What about you? Are you inspired to “lighten it up” in the spring and summer months?

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