Because today is only – and exclusively – about Spring home tours and inspiration from a group of talented bloggers organized by the amazing Marty at A Stroll Through Life … Next week I’ll give you an update on that heavy lift (spoiler alert: there’s nothing dramatic nor salacious nor even all that exciting; quite the cliffhanger). If you find yourself here from Thistle Key Lane (and most likely scratching your head about the explaining and the MIA and the heavy lifting and the drama-less drama) I extend to you the warmest and most appreciative of welcomes! Isn’t Michelle’s home so beautifully decorated for Spring with her easy, breezy eclectic style and fresh clippings from the garden!
But realistically, flip phone bills were astronomical back in the day. I was so deep in the mail catalog culture that I even bought prescription glass frames (I wear glasses so that’s not too weird) and a set of pajamas from Victoria’s Secret because I loved the picture of the model reading the Sunday paper with her chic glasses in her comfy pj’s sitting on her comfy bed (with her equally comfy and ridiculously good-looking boyfriend and/or husband perched in the background).
I view it as an homage to all those hard-working, talented furniture catalog stylists and set decorators. So to all those who toiled away at Pottery Barn and Home Decorators Collection and IKEA and Restoration Hardware – among others – I send you a resounding thank you for your inspiration!
And while I’ve swapped out those old 80’s and 90’s catalog-inspired decor choices (yes, I did have red walls and hunter green kitchen countertops and the must-have Laura-Ashley-inspired floral couch) I’m still heavily influenced by the furniture catalog aesthetic. Next (and last) up on this week’s Spring home tour circuit is This is Our Bliss (who’s style is definitely not catalog-inspired!
For even more Spring decorating inspiration, be sure to visit my fellow blogger’s home. They’ve been sharing their amazing Spring homes all week long …
A Stroll Thru Life – The House of Silverado – StoneGable – My Wee Abode – Simply2Moms – Shiplap and Shells Worthing Court – Calypso in the Country – The Stonybrook House – A Pretty Life In The Suburbs – White Arrows Home – Chalking Up Success
CitrineLiving – Pasha is Home – Whispering Pines Homestead – Up To Date Interiors – Pink Peppermint Design – Thrifty and Chick
County Road 407 – The Tattered Pew – Thistle Key Lane – It All Started With Paint – This is Our Bliss