Well hello, February! Thought you’d never come. Though January was (and always seems to be) a lengthy month, I have been grateful for the fresh new start it brings after Christmas… especially in the area of home decor!
I always become a crazy lady come about January 4th. ALL the Christmas decor MUST GO – I can’t even look at it! Once it’s all tucked away, I feel a huge sigh of relief. THEN, I clean. I deep clean every nook and cranny and walk around like a crazy person yelling things to Sam like, “Kitchen is closed! Bathroom is closed! Please don’t touch anything!!!” Very normal. Next, I begin to purge. I go through every closet, drawer, cupboard and get rid of every excess item I haven’t been using. Sam continues to shake his head. And finally… the grande finale. I spruce up our home decor, get on a design ‘kick’, and pretend it’s spring! And yes, this process happens every. single. year.
For January 2018, I decided the design kick would be ‘plant lady’. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been watching too many Nancy Myers films lately (always so perfectly decorated with lots of plants everywhere!), if it’s because I’m just craving having more ‘life’ around the house since there isn’t as much blooming outside, or if I’m just secretly wishing I was Joanna Gaines…. but either way, I’ve been plant-obsessed.
I’ve shared in past posts that I was on a ‘weathered terra cotta pot kick’ to compliment this new-found plant obsession, and after finding these pots… my vision came to life! After making my rounds to Target, Home Depot, and Trader Joe’s, I’ve filled our home with plants, pots, and spring-ish accents! I had ordered these pillows on clearance over the holidays (they’re sold out now, I’m so sorry!) knowing I’d use them for winter/spring. I love the way they pop amidst all the green and neutrals everywhere else. This pillow was another addition (Never too many pillows, right?! Sam says ‘wrong’. Oh well.) that I’m loving because it has such a coastal vibe to it!
Other favorite little items you’ll spot in our home lately?
This book – I’ve wanted it for so long and finally grabbed it with a gift card! I love it and actually browse through it quite often!
This candle – It was such a sweet and unexpected Christmas gift from my dear Mother in Law! It’s something I’ve wanted, blogged about, and had heart eyes over for quite some time but still had never purchased for myself. Well, she got it for me! And I absolutely love it! I squealed when I opened it!
This placemat – It’s such a small and random addition to our dining space, but I love the way it looks paired with the plants on our dining table! It makes me feel like I’m eating somewhere tropical and that the beach could be out our dining room window if I squint hard enough 😉
Okay, now come on in!
I really do love how fresh and clean our home feels right now! Added bonus? It’s actually been in the low 70’s lately which has felt absolutely glorious! I’ve been leaving windows open, admiring the plants, and we even opened a bottle of rosé and grilled steaks the other night! We’re taking full advantage of this right now, for I know it will go back to cooler temps here soon until true spring arrives.
But until then, you’ll find me forever decorating like it’s warmer days ahead from here on out!
Thanks so much for ‘stopping by’ today! 🙂
ps. I tried to link nearly everything I could in our home in the slider below, but if you have any questions as to where anything is from, never hesitate to ask!