That’s right, it's that season again, the one after Winter and before Summer, in which flowers begin to bloom, the sun begins to shine warmly again, and the whole world seems to spring into life, and change is in the air. Everyone has a favorite season and spring just happens to be mine.
Here are a few of my reasons why.
I love the changes that come with spring, the warmer weather, and the frequent rain, it’s such a beautiful time of the year, and it allows for a refresh! Whether it be your home or your garden, there are several fun ways to change things up for the spring!
One way I like to get re-energized and ready for spring is Spring forward cleaning, spring allows for the chance to de-clutter and make room for this season’s new trends.
Trend 1: Palette shift. this spring we’ve begun to see more natural colors mixing into a brightly colored palette like mustard yellows and muted blues, or yellow-greens and hazelnut beiges.
Trend 2: Au Naturel. The switch in seasons calls for a shift from the copper and rose gold trend, to more natural finishes, try opting for wood, or stone
try complimenting them with wild violets, foggy greens, and bursts of colors you see in springtime flowers like pale yellows, and beaming purples.
I love Spring flowers!
I love putting flowers in my house in the springtime! Tulips are my favorite, because of all of the different colors and varieties they're so easy to place around my home.
Trend 2: Chartreuse: With chartreuse being the color of the season it isn’t hard to figure out why we have been seeing more items that are this color, but when you see something printed in neon green, it doesn’t seem natural, until you notice the vibrantly green leaves of trees just coming into bloom. Using specific pieces to incorporate chartreuse into your house, instead of several in the same room will brighten up your home for spring instantly
For a more muted green opt for Roost’s succulent candles, that are in store right now.
Last and most importantly Eating outside!
Trend 3: Fresh take on your patio.
The best thing about spring is spending time outside. Sunday brunch on the patio, or dinner at night when you can fire up the grill, and everyone comes over. The kind of meal where we aren’t required to go back inside afterwards, and instead are able to enjoy each other's company.
This spring try updating seating outside for the spring by mixing fun patterns together to update your patio
also check out our new patio furniture line, summer classics, perfect for your outdoor living space.
Yes, Spring is the time of change, but not all changes have to be instant, there are several ways to get ready for all of the fun, and time spent with family and friends this spring. So invite spring into your home with Maven!
Cold weather lovers rejoice! It seems as though the scorching hot days of summer are officially over for another year as we mosey on into autumn.
Fall is my favorite time of year. It is a transformation of sorts. Autumn shows us how beautiful it can be to let things go. There is a great quote from The Great Gatsby that states: “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
These words resonate with me because I am always looking for the chance of renewal. There is something so therapeutic about cleaning out your stuff, purging all the things you don’t use or don’t need. I know I am definitely in the minority but I really enjoy cleaning out closets! It feels good to donate items to people who really need them, and it de-clutters my space, and ultimately my life.
Of course the upside of getting rid of old stuff is that you will need to replace it with the new! That’s where Maven comes in. As the weather gets cooler, it’s time to start preparing for chilly nights with warm blankets and soft, luscious pillows. It’s time to transition from summer to autumn, and these are some pieces we love and recommend for making this adjustment successful.
Velvets are easily the most sumptuous fabric known to man. Square Feathers, one of my favorite lines we carry in the store and online, has so many great options for incorporating velvet into your design style. Perfect as bedroom decorative pillows or as couch cushions for a night spent at home, lazing luxuriously on lounges.
The Ming Birch pillow, shown here in black and emerald, is effortlessly modern as it updates the classic stripe pattern into a contemporary elegant pillow. With several color options and sizes available, you can cater this cushion to fit your style, and add a pop of color anywhere!
But if one stripe of velvet isn’t enough, Square Feathers also makes a luscious Vintage Velvet pillow, shown here in a deep purple and blush. Several color choices and sizes are accessible. This pretty pillow features velvet covers that are soft and luxurious to the touch. Each pillow is filled with down that provides enough support for your head as you relax.
Man cannot cuddle with pillows alone. Throw blankets are essential for warming up cool nights and breezy mornings. They bring style and comfort to your armchair or bed. Pine Cone Hill has a wide selection of throw blankets that help you achieve maximum coziness for fall. The Cozy Knit Linen Throw, made of 100% cotton, comes in ten color options, making it easy to coordinate with any room.
Another warm and comfy throw from Pine Cone Hill is the classic Selke Fleece Throw. These throws are made with microfiber knitting and a polishing technique for the ultimate coziness factor, perfect for snuggling or afternoon naps. These are easily the softest throw blankets I've ever encountered. Available in seventeen different color choices, you’re sure to find one to fit your style!
There’s nothing better than crawling into bed at the end of a long day, especially if your bedding is as inviting and comfortable as PomPom at Home’s Brussels Coverlet. Offered in seven different soft, stone washed colors, this sophisticated line has a diamond-quilted pattern on the front and is made of 100% stone washed cotton velvet.
Our cozy collection wouldn’t be complete without a fur throw (faux of course!) Soft and lush with the perfect amount of sumptuous fluff, the Pom Pom at Home Eva throw blanket offers tempting texture to sofas and seats in sumptuous faux fur. This luxurious layer proves essential in a neutral sand hue or bright winter white.
Whether you’re the first one in the kitchen preparing pumpkin-inspired dishes at the mere mention of autumn, or still in denial about having to put away your flip-flops and swimsuit for another year, there’s no doubt that the changing season is upon us.
It’s time to discover which part of yourself you’d like to embrace and expand upon, and which parts of your summer skin you’d like to shed. Here at Maven, we say bring on those turning leaves, cozy sweaters and that nostalgic chill!
Happy Fall y’all!