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TIDBITS&TWINE Spring Home Tour 2016

Home Tour | Spring

Hello and welcome!  Spring has finally arrived and I’m definitely ready for the warmer weather and pretty colors.  How about you?

I was so thrilled when Marty from A Stroll Thru Life invited me to be a part of the 2016 Spring Home Tour.  She kicked off the tour on Monday and if you haven’t seen her beautiful home, you should definitely check it out {HERE}.  If you’re visiting from Talk of the House, welcome!  I’m Kim!

Friday Promo Collage



Let’s start in the living room, which is the first room you see when you walk through the front door.  I’ve freshened things up at bit with some brighter coffee table decor and of course, I’ve moved the furniture around again.  I just can’t help myself!



I finally got wise and moved the blue throw to the center of the sofa because that’s where Mimi {our dog} sits and waits for me whenever I leave the house and this way, she doesn’t create a dirty spot on the back of the sofa.  {Please pardon her dirty face – this was the day before she got groomed!}


I’m also experimenting with some new houseplants this spring.  Sadly, I’m managed to kill so many over the years because my house doesn’t get a lot of direct light, but my new ZeeZee plant seems to be doing just fine so far….well, except the bite marks at the end of the leaves where the cat took a tiny taste…  {I still swear by the pothos, though!  It’s the easiest houseplant to care for ever!}


Even though I just snapped these photos last week, the room no longer looks like this {you can see what it looks like now HERE}!

And now on to the dining room.  I put together a simple brunch tablescape using roses, hydrangea, basil, and pears.  Natural elements are my favorite tabletop decor items.



I tend to use my white everyday dishes no matter the occasion but for this table setting, I added DIY mini clipboard menus to sit atop each plate.



Pink and green flowers are my favorite Spring combination!




I started making some updates to the family room at the beginning of the year because after Christmas, I was really itching for a change.  My TV gallery wall got a bit of an update thanks to some argyle-wearing pets and mementos from last year’s trip to England.  You can see more about this wall, including tips for arranging and hanging {HERE}.



I also updated our guest bedroom just a bit.  It had a makeover not too long ago but I always knew that I had a few more updates to do….it just took me about a year to do them!  Some new blankets, an area rug, and storage baskets at the ends of the beds really changed the look of this room.



I love decorating bookshelves and so just couldn’t help myself when it came to refreshing the cabinet in between the guest beds.



One of my favorite additions is the framed wi-fi password signs which keeps guests from having to ask me {especially since I can never remember it!}.



As a final touch, I added some paper and pencils to the cabinet as well since the top can slide forward to become a writing desk.





You can click on any of the links below for more details and pictures:

  1. Spring Dining Room

  2. Guest Bedroom Mini-Makeover

  3. Creating a Gallery Wall


The final stop on the Spring tour is Linda from It All Started with Paint.  She is an amazingly talented lady who is showcasing her yellow and navy Spring decor so be sure to pop over and leave a kind word for her!


And if you missed any of the tours earlier in the week, here’s the full list:

Monday – March 21

A Stroll Thru Life – Marty

Cuckoo4Design – Julia

Life on Virginia Street – Sarah

Thrifty and Chic – Alicia

Snazzy Little Things -Jeanette

Rain On A Tin Roof – Jenna

Tuesday – March 22

Making Home Base -Chelsea

Claire Brody Designs -Claire

Driven By Decor – Kris

Eleven Gables – Emily

Bliss @ Home – Kristin

Hymns & Verses – Doreen

Wednesday – March 23

Style Your Senses -Mallory

Our Southern Home – Christy

Simple Details – Pam

Decor To Adore – Laura

Monica Wants It – Monica

 21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara

Thursday – March 24

Decorating Delirium – Jennifer

Simple Stylings – Summer

Remodelando La Casa – Cristina

Life Love Larson – Andrea

Our Fifth House -Carmel

No Minimalist Here – Sherry

Friday – Mar 25
 Refresh Restyle – Debbie
Far Above Rubies -Anita



Hoppy Easter!


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