Today I’m joining in a Spring Tour of Cozy homes hosted by Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors and Country Living. Besides the fact that I love the women who host tours like this and it’s fun to join in, the biggest perk of these tours is that they force me to get my house into somewhat presentable shape!
My goal for our home’s style is for it to be cozy enough to be comfy while using the least amount of stuff possible to get the quirky, casual cottage style I love.
I call myself a Cozy Minimalist…
Meet our little table. This guy is our breakfast table, dining table, catch-all table, laundry holder, puzzle central and sometimes he turns into my work space. This corner of our home is the hardest working little area and I made a few logistical changes to it right in time for spring.
I took this photo within hours of the first photo above, and you know what, I think it’s just as pretty. This is the truth about what it looks like when our surfaces serve us well. But I recently added that thin console table turned desk back there on the left side to both look pretty and solve some issues.
Here’s what I had there before. I love this little half-moon table, and I loved the white plate display, but I wanted something that could double as a desk so I could move stuff off the table for dinner and have a place to put my computer and still be able to pull up a chair. The head planters went out on the porch (but now that I see them, I miss them in the house.)
Here’s that same corner from a little different angle now. The desk, mirror, pillow and blue urn are from HomeGoods, the white vase is from The Depot at Gibson Mill and I’ve had the chair for years along with the cat.
I broke off a few cherry blossom branches from our yard because #SPRING! My favorite way to add life to our home is by bringing in something from outside. When you are hunting for leafy or flowery branches, try to cut or break them off about twice as long as you think you want, see how those branches above fill in the empty space and look riskier and fancier? They have more presence because they are tall and quirky.
Below you can see the different personality that you get when you use lots of short branches, more sophisti-mi-cated. As they say.
The half-moon table makes so much more sense here on the other side of the window. Since there’s main thoroughfare/foot traffic highway right next to the table, having those rounded edges tapering to the wall give us more space than the old sideboard I used to have there, bonus: no more permanent bruise on my hip from hitting a corner daily! I realized this is such a great use of a rounded table–at the end of a wall!
- Chippy Windows: The Depot at Gibson Mill
- Table: Joss & Main (forever ago)
- Ginger Jar and planter: HomeGoods
- Blue & White Urn: Local Consignment Place That I Forgot The Name Of
Relax: Lindsay Letters
Pillows & planter: Home Goods // Peacock Chair: local thrift store
I’ll be sharing more on instagram today, you can see more cozy home inspiration there with the hashtag #cozyhometour
I wish there were another tour going on next week that could ensure that my house stay somewhat presentable. For now, special thanks to HomeGoods for partnering with the Cozy Spring Home Tour, be sure to check out the other Cozy Homes below: