After slowly decorating the house one room at a time due to a crazy schedule, I’m really excited to finally be able to share more with you today. Even the entryway got a little sprucing up for Spring.
What do you think of the new mail drop?
Once I finished the mantle early last week in pale blues, greens and whites I decided to use that same color scheme throughout the rest of the house and on the front porch as well.
No matter what season I’m decorating for people regularly ask me what it’s like to live in a house that has such an open floor plan. My answer is always the same.
It’s awesome when you’re entertaining. I can be in the kitchen popping popcorn and making drinks while the visiting littles are lounging the in the living room watching movies.
I can hear them giggle when they’re trying to find a seat in sea of pillows
or they’re asking me where to put the juice boxes.
It’s also nice to be able to pop over to the coffee station when I’m snuggled up reading a good book
Having an open floor plan is also great when you’re feeding a small group at the kitchen table
or a bigger crowd at the dining room table.
But you have to make sure you have the kitchen is picked up before your guests arrive or they’ll be able to see your mess. Sometimes the mess isn’t even in the kitchen. It’s when you’re in the middle of taking your spring home tour pictures and your dog is off to the side having a blast.
If your guests are looking at the mess in your kitchen they’re missing those super cute bunny plates on your table
and the little baskets you found while you were out shopping with your mom last summer filled with the white flowers that are growing right outside your front door
or the eggs she let you borrow for your spring inspired tablescape.
They might also miss the super awesome china hutch display that you took you hours to get “just right”
and the present nature gave you just for the occasion.
Of course, they might ask you how you keep the natural history inspired posters on the wall and you’ll tell them with painters tape.
And when they leave you’ll think about the all the messes you cleaned up before they even got there and realize it was all worth it.
Because there’s just something about opening the door to your home no matter what state it’s in and realizing you love where you live.