Credit: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; styling: Buffy Hargett
Decorate your spring table with a speckled surprise. A tiny nest makes an ideal place card holder when filled with an egg that’s been dyed a soft shade of blue. For an authentic robin’s egg look, use a toothbrush to add delicate markings with brown craft paint.
Credit: Van Chaplin; styling: Leigh Anne Montgomery
Leave white to the hotels. Instead, brighten your bath by swapping out standard, blah linens for plush towels in an array of new colors. Think of the season, and indulge your guests with hues from one color family. We chose pastel purple. From lavender to lilac, they’ll read as a complete set and look fresh for spring. To enhance the feel, add an aromatic sachet or pomander.
Breathe new life into your old built-ins. Give them a face-lift by painting the inside and back of your bookcases a subtle yet contrasting color―our editors chose light blue―so your art and collectibles pop. Consider removing some shelves to accommodate larger items such as framed family photos or fresh-cut greenery.