Approaching spring with fresh decor

  • April 22, 2013
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A view into our living room. Photo courtesy of The Piggy Toes
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The wooden chargers, wooden napkin rings and chair covers and table linens all are from Pottery Barn, one of my favorite stores. The metal leaf stand and ramekins are from Willow House. With stands like these, you can put candles on it to give it a different look. Photo courtesy of The Piggy Toes
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This Citron Basil Soy Candle is from Anthropologie - probably my favorite candle store - and the four beautiful, ornate little glasses you see were a wedding gift from years ago. I wish I could find more; they are my favorite. I would bet if you are an antiques hunter, you could find some similar. Photo courtesy of The Piggy Toes
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These three ivory pillar candles and tray are from Pottery Barn, adding a clean feel to the buffet. The two dried floral arrangements are from TJMaxx and this is the place and time of year to keep your eyes open for arrangements like this! The prices are incredible and the arrangements last for years. Photo courtesy of The Piggy Toes
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This natural arrangement (sitting on our small serving buffet) was handmade by my sister-in-law and I! We each have a few in our homes and we purchased all of the materials (glass vase, white rocks, raffia ribbon and sticks - both curly and straight) at Michael’s. Photo courtesy of The Piggy Toes
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I found this little metal holder in our storage room, filled it with raffia grass and added a few tea light candles inside (which I don’t plan to burn). Photo courtesy of The Piggy Toes

I am titling this post “Pre-Spring Dining Decor” because it’s a transitional look to rid my eyes of deep winter colors and bring in a more natural, lighter feel into my home. When the room was complete, I loved it so much that I think I may just keep it as-is all spring! Come in and take a look at where my “Piggy Toes” have been!

Welcome to Our Dining Room

I wanted to give this room a more natural, casual and simple look. One of the things I love the most is that I shortened our table, something I don’t do often. Bringing the chairs closer together gives it a more intimate feel. Dressing the table with natural elements like wood, metals and textured linens gave this room a more casual look.

Please sort through the slide show photos above to see the room take shape. I hope this inspires you to add a few spring touches around your home!

Web columnist and local blogger Angelique Lorence is a mother of three boys, a Robert Morris University alumna and resident of Washington County. Visit her personal blog Where the Piggy Toes Go for this column and more on family, food, fashion and everything in between. Follow The Piggy Toes on Facebook and on Twitter: @thepiggytoes.

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