Mar 25, 2011

Happy Fridays: Spring Decor!

Spring is here! The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining…yes, spring is most certainly here. I love this time of year! I know that the new year technically starts on January 1st, but for me, I usually need a few months to really welcome it with open arms. After Christmas I am usually on a very strict budget for yet again spending too much money, but also desperately trying to catch up after the busy holiday season. At that point there is no time for new personal projects or mini makeovers for the house. But now there is! Plus, spring just feels like the right time to start something new 🙂 With my apartment in dire need of a spring cleaning marathon, I decided it would be a good time to do a little searching for some great new accessories. Out with the old and in with the new!

I of course went to some of my favorite sites first (my house would look like an Anthropologie catalog if I had the money!) but I took a look at a few new ones too. Here are some of my favorite finds!

Where to find the above items:

1 – Love this gorgeous floral mobile from, you guessed it, Anthropologie
2 – Gorgeous embroidered pillows from Pier 1 Imports
3 – Super cute spring themed planters from Chiasso
4 – Whimsical butterfly globe from Uncommon Goods
5 – Colorful confetti garland from Kristina Marie’s Etsy shop
6 – Sea glass bottles from another one of my favorites, Pottery Barn
7 – Fun little modern lamp from Ikea
8 – Another amazing find from Anthropologie

Hope everyone is as excited as I am to start decorating for spring! Happy Friday!

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About the Contributor: Kristen Smith is a graphic designer and illustrator residing in Augusta, GA with her fiance Jon-Michael and two fur babies, Desmond and Penelope. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to do something creative and began taking design classes in high school. After receiving a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia, she worked hard to establish a freelance career and officially launched her own company in 2011. Kristen is an award-winning designer, a celebrated creative for Minted.com, and has been working with NAPCP since it's inception in 2009.  She has a passion for fresh and beautiful designs with subtle feminine hints and a dash of whimsy.   Her passion for design is rivaled only by her passion for animals. She has been an avid animal rights supporter for many years and presently works with a local rescue organization fostering and rehabilitating cats. When she is not designing or sketching, you can find her crafting or in the garden!  She is also an entertainment junkie and watches entirely too many movies and television shows. Kristen looks forward to the extraordinary possibilities each new day brings!  

 

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