With the spring season upon us, the time is ripe for a refresh. Updating your rooms can give you a new, brighter perspective on your surroundings, and it’s a great excuse to bring some of the warmth and color from the outdoors into the home. The good news is, you don’t have to be an interior designer to achieve a high-quality revitalization. Here, four interiors experts share their spring decorating tips.
There’s perhaps no better place for witnessing the birth of spring than on a farm. Flower buds burst into bloom, and baby animals are born. Brooke and Steve Giannetti, the design couple behind their own charming Patina Farm, are very much tapped into the changes that the season brings. “For spring, fresh greens and flowers from the garden always look lovely in vintage ironware, crystal decanters and even vintage Champagne buckets.” Above, green foliage washes through the kitchen of the couple’s rural Ojai, California, estate.
Photo by Lisa Romerein
When it comes to the changing of the seasons, Suzanne Kasler thinks of fresh starts. “Spring is always a time for new beginnings. Rearranging a gallery wall, editing a bookshelf, switching out a throw blanket and changing lamps are all great and easy ways to refresh for the season.” In this family home in Atlanta, graphic, modular wall art makes that process even simpler.
Photo by Erica George Dines
For Jamie Drake, of the acclaimed design duo Drake/Anderson, spring is all about having a clean slate. “To celebrate spring, I find it especially nice to lighten up. I start by moving every accessory, object and bibelot off the tables and onto the kitchen counter. Then I create new arrangements and juxtapositions that help me see them anew.” In the designer’s own Chelsea gallery district apartment, eclectic elements like a 1960s Hand chair by Pedro Friedeberg and a cast resin floor lamp by Alpha Workshops made the final cut.
Photo by Marco Ricca
Boston designer Frank Roop is known for his bold colors and textural contrasts, so it’s no surprise that the first thing he does to his home in celebration of spring is add pops color. “Switch out your toss-pillow covers. Use deeper colors for fall and winter and lighter, brighter colors for spring and summer.” You can see evidence of that in Roop’s Back Bay living room, where the simple lines of a pair of 1950s black-metal tables by Mathieu Matégot help set the bright, yet slightly sultry mood.