April 15, 2015

More Spring Thangs


Hi Everyone!!

Happy Wednesday loves!  I’ve been doing even more refreshing around the bungalow, and I’m here to share it with you today as part of the Blogger Stylin Home Tours hosted by Lindsay over at The White Buffalo Styling Co.  We are now on day three of tours and the past couple days have been packed with gorgeous homes all spiffed up for Spring. 

If you are popping over from Avery Street Design, Hi there! And welcome to my little bungalow.  My family and I recently made the crazy decision to trade in our larger, builder basic home for downsized living in a 1940s cottage bungalow fixer upper.  We are in the beginning stages of our downsizing journey, so our home is in constant project/reno mode, but as this is our first Spring in our new old home I wanted to usher in the season with a few simple refreshed spaces.

If you’ve been with me for a while you already know I have a thing for plants, color, and pattern (among other things).  I love incorporating all of these elements into my interior spaces and they are essential to my happiness in our home. This past week my sweet next door neighbor recently gifted me a violet plant and it was just the inspiration I needed to bring in more greenery throughout our home.



I used them in the entryway and slightly changed things up from since our recent entryway refresh.

In the living room I spruced up the mantle by displaying my vintage glass bottle collection, and transitioning the fireplace from cold weather ready, to warm weather ready.  In the spring I like to ditch the screen and fill it with candles.  It provides the perfect glow when entertaining and it allows me to get a full 12 months of function out of my fireplace as well.


glass bottles candles

I also brought in a few more plants and some art

birdsnest fern


In the dining room a ginger jar filled with greens keeps the space feeling fresh while it undergoes a makeover.  I love using flowers from the neighborhood gardens, but at the moment nothing is in bloom, so greens it is.

Dining room

dining table greenery

Our master bedroom is the most neutral room in our house and as a color lover, this means I like to pack on as much color and pattern into this space as possible.  I brought in a floral pillow, some fun colored baskets, and reupholstered some stools in a citrusy shade to amp up the color in this space a bit.


Bedroom Pillow2

Stools  Stool close up

Thank you all so much for stopping by.  The home tours continue over at Sarah’s house, and I know you wont want to miss it.  She’s a rock star at styling and creating beauty throughout her home. If you haven’t done so, make sure you check out the other tours from today,

The Nester

Simple Stylings Blog

Cuckoo 4 Design

Avery Street Design


Thank you so much Lindsay for including me. Until next time loves….



  • Reply tiana May 6, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    Very pretty bedroom. I’m loving the throw on your headboard!!! Where did you find it?

    • Reply Shavonda May 6, 2015 at 10:28 PM

      Hi Tiana! Thank you. I actually found the indigo mudcloth at a local open air flea:)

  • Reply Melisa April 22, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    It’s so refreshing to see rooms that aren’t white on white or gray on gray. Your bungalow is charming and fresh. I love it!

    • Reply Shavonda April 24, 2015 at 12:48 AM

      Thank you so much Melisa. It means the world to me to hear you say that:)

  • Reply sarah dorsey April 20, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    I just love your use of color! Everything is super pretty!!

  • Reply Bethany @ Dwellings by DeVore April 17, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Love all the pops of color in your bedroom and fresh greenery!

    • Reply Shavonda April 17, 2015 at 1:52 PM

      thank you so much Bethany

  • Reply Claire Brody April 17, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Your style is so unique and I can’t get enough of it!! Love all of the details (as always)!! xox

    • Reply Shavonda April 17, 2015 at 2:02 PM

      Claire youre so so sweet. Thank you so much sweet friend.

  • Reply Michael Wurm Jr April 17, 2015 at 7:26 AM

    Totally loving your homes color story. Just beautiful!

    xo Michael

    • Reply Shavonda April 17, 2015 at 2:17 PM

      OMG Michael thank you so much! That means so much coming from you. I love your homes color story. It always puts a smile on my face. Thank you so much for popping in.

  • Reply Amber April 16, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Love your tour and your journey! What an exciting time!!

    • Reply Shavonda April 17, 2015 at 2:34 PM

      Hi Amber! Thank you so much and thank you for stopping by. I hope you’ll come back again and see the progess:)

  • Reply Kimberly Duran April 16, 2015 at 6:09 AM

    Ahhh this is so lovely! I just love how brave you are with colour – it makes me HAPPY and totally agree – I have to have colour in my home to make me feel alive! The bedroom is looking fab and I love the dining room (those chairs!! that rug!!) and all that greenery just brings so much life (I ‘aww’d’ about your neighbour giving you a plant, how sweet!). You rock my socks baby! xxx

    • Reply Shavonda April 17, 2015 at 2:52 PM

      Thank you Kim. Youre the best!!

  • Reply Katrina April 15, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Love how your bedroom is looking, you know I’m a huge sucker for chartreuse and you totally nailed it when your benches! Also your dining room looks so pretty! Can’t wait to see more 🙂

    • Reply Shavonda April 17, 2015 at 2:54 PM

      Thank you sweet friend;)

  • Reply Carrie April 15, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    So gorgeous Shavonda!! I love every detail, especially that stunner of a fiddle leaf fig tree!

    • Reply Shavonda April 17, 2015 at 2:55 PM

      Thank you Carrie!! I just love her! And also Happy birthday love!!

  • Reply Laura Irion // Avery Street Design April 15, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    Wow, your bed styling is just beautiful!! I love the color combo with the navy & pink…so fresh and pretty and perfect for Spring. It’s such an honor to be part of this tour with you and all these talented bloggers!

    • Reply Shavonda April 17, 2015 at 2:57 PM

      Hi Laura! Thank you so much. It was so awesome to discover you and your lovely home!!

  • Reply Shannon Claire April 15, 2015 at 11:14 AM

    Looks so gorgeous, friend! I am so in love with that shibori textile on your headboard.

    • Reply Shavonda April 17, 2015 at 2:57 PM

      Thank you mama. Your home tour was beyond gorge too!

  • Reply Lindsay April 15, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    So pretty Shavonda! I LOVE your headboard and the color mix in your dining room! Thanks for joining in friend 🙂

    • Reply Shavonda April 17, 2015 at 2:59 PM

      Thank you so much Lindsay and thank you for having me. I always love when its BSHT series time!!

  • Reply Amy April 15, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    Great Job! I was excited to see what you did with the new purple chairs! LOOOVE!!

    • Reply Shavonda April 17, 2015 at 2:59 PM

      Hi Amy!! Thanks love.

  • Reply Aniko@PlaceOfMyTaste April 15, 2015 at 6:45 AM

    The colors in your bedroom are to die for! Those baskets, girl…! Wonderful style you have! Xo

    • Reply Shavonda April 17, 2015 at 3:02 PM

      Thank you Aniko. What a sweet thing to say. I love your style too friend.

  • Reply Kristin @ Bliss at Home April 15, 2015 at 6:34 AM

    Love your blues and all the life you brought into your rooms 🙂 xo

    • Reply Shavonda April 17, 2015 at 3:03 PM

      Thank you Kristin!! Totally wish I would’ve have flowers though;)

  • Reply cassie April 15, 2015 at 6:08 AM

    you know i am so jealous of your gorgeous bedroom! LOVE it so much! everything looks amazing- the mantle is my favorite spring area!

    • Reply Shavonda April 17, 2015 at 3:05 PM

      I soooo knew you’d love the mantle most!!!

  • Reply Julia@Cuckoo4Design April 15, 2015 at 4:24 AM

    OMG Shavonda, you don’t even know how much I love the wall color with the purple accents. It’s so different and so so pretty! Really enjoyed your tour my friend.

    • Reply Shavonda April 17, 2015 at 3:08 PM

      Thank you Julia!! Purple is my fav color and Im excited to incorporate it more into our home.

  • Reply Summer April 15, 2015 at 3:23 AM

    I love your tour Shavonda! I can’t wait to see more of your home and I love following along on your bungalow downsizing story! The colors are fab!

    • Reply Shavonda April 17, 2015 at 3:09 PM

      Thank you Summer!!!

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