10 Spring-Ready Rooms

Spring is in the air, and the seasonal shift is a perfect time for a decor transformation. See 10 spaces with a fresh look — think florals, pastels and wicker — then shop furniture, fashion, jewelry and art inspired by them.

At the Château du Grand-Lucé, decorator Timothy Corrigan’s 18th-century, 14-bedroom French countryside manor, left the windows bare and chose a modestly sized chandelier to show off the room’s grand Corinthian pilasters and ornate boiserie. A pietra dura inlaid table stands at the room’s center.

Photo by Eric Piasecki/OTTO.

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Sara Gilbane used a melange of jewel-toned prints to create a youthful, vibrant living room within a 1919 Tudor home in Westchester, New York.

Photo courtesy of Sara Gilbane.

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In a blush-colored Manhattan dining room, Celerie Kemble nested custom grey shagreen and pony hair dining chairs below a sandstone dining table and a Murano chandelier.

Photo by Pieter Estersohn.


In a airy Palm Beach home, Penny Drue Baird extended the wainscotting to the octagonal ceiling. The designer found the chairs and four matching tables at a Paris flea market.

Photo by Carlos Domenech.


Designer Cynthia Rowley created the wall-covering in her feminine, floral-filled New York City dining room. To accentuate the space’s charms, stylist Carlos Mota placed a curvy azalea branch on the table.

Photo by Roger Davies.

French doors open from a loggia onto the pool in the Southampton, New York, home of Elle Decor contributing editor Cynthia Frank.

Photo by Simon Upton.

Richard Mishaan Soho Mews

For a 2009 show house project, Richard Mishaan employed a subdued color scheme and understated pieces — like side tables in the style of Jean-Michel Frank — that he offset with floral wall and floor coverings.

Photo courtesy of The Monacelli Press.


In Gideon Mendelson’s Sagaponack, New York home, the designer wove cheerful shades of pale blue throughout the home and mixed mixed pieces by the likes of Carlo Scarpa, Jean Pascaud and Hervé van der Straeten.

Photo by Eric Piasecki.


Caleb Anderson created a custom-built steel canopy bed — which featured a cantilevered desk as a footboard — that looks light as air for a 2014 show house project. A Lucite chair and citrus-hued rug heighten the room’s cheerful vibe.

Photo by Marco Ricca.

Kasler, Columbus

A crystal chandelier and ice blue accents complement this grandly proportioned Georgia room by Suzanne Kasler.

Photo courtesy of Suzanne Kasler.

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