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Spring Entryway

Phew. I’m glad I didn’t publish my spring entryway post last week. You know, before it snowed 2 inches here on Saturday evening. It pays to be an overwhelmed, working mom sometimes. But hopefully that was winter’s big finale, and we can all move on now.

costco succulent

I did a little spring refresh in our entryway area. But let’s be honest, it’ll probably stay this way through summer.

I got this succulent from Costco back in January. Seriously, always check out the plants at the front of the store. They typically have some real gems for amazing prices. I got three large succulents in nice planters for $18. And if you want to see my Costco scores, check out my Instagram highlight titled Costco Faves. From diapers to pesto, I share all my favorites and finds.

indoor succulent

One thing I’ve learned from decorating a house is that you can never go wrong with a tray (similar). Setting objects on top of a tray makes things look more pulled together. You know, like an adult lives in the home. So I’ve spent the last few years collecting all kinds of trays, which get rotated around the house.

marble tray with handles

I spotted this lamp and her identical twin a few weeks ago. I debated over them for a few minutes. But ultimately, I knew what I had to do– buy them.

And I lucked out when the lamp fit perfectly on our small entryway table (from HomeGoods, circa 2017).

blue striped lamp

HomeGoods has damn good lamps some times, and when you see one you like, you scoop that sucker up. Because 9 times out of 10, you’ll regret it later. If you take it home and aren’t totally in love a week later, you can always return it. And if you see a pair, even if you aren’t looking for a pair of lamps, buy both of them.

And did you know you can buy some of their lamps online!?

I’ve lucked out with buying a loner lamp I loved, and then stumbling upon its lamp twin months later. So if you see a lone lamp you love (alliteration FTW) , buy it and keep checking the lamp section. Odds are its long lost identical sibling will show up. This has happened for me three times.

spring entryway

I love this faux maidenhair fern so much, I bought a couple to scatter around the house. Because like with lamps, when you see a good faux plant, you buy it. And while we’re on the topic of faux plants, I’m loving how faux plants are becoming more realistic and acceptable in home decor. Listen, it’s hard enough keeping our families alive, so expecting us keep plants alive is asking a lot.

target maidenhair fern

I’m still madly in love with my glass door knobs. We get compliments on them all the time.

glass door knobs

I still have wrapping paper on my office French doors. At this point, I’m so used to it, I don’t know if I’ll ever not have them covered.

Funny story about this particular wrapping paper. I bought a roll at Target during their after Christmas sale. But I didn’t realize there wasn’t enough on one roll to cover both doors. So I posted on Instagram Stories, asking if anyone local had purchased the wrapping paper and wouldn’t mind parting with it. Minutes later I got a message from someone saying she had a roll she could give me. And her husband would be running an errand in my neck of the woods within the hour. Bananas. Thanks again, Brittney!

glass french doors

I didn’t do much to the top of my antique serpentine dresser. The mirror is new-ish, and while I love it, I’m not sold on the two different wood tones together. But because I love the size and shape, it stays.

antique serpentine dresser

Now, let’s collectively cross our fingers and hope we’ll actually have a spring instead of going straight into the 70s.

costco succulent

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  1. Diane Gresham says:

    Hi, I have been following you for a while now and connect with where you shop, bargains, etc. I love your clean decorating and placement of items! Besides the inspiration, I just enjoy checking out all that you do! You are generous to share sourcing information, it is easy to select links and view. I think you are a natural interior designer and should consider doing it professionally! I say pitch your blogs and instagrams to HGTV! Lastly, I like the mirror on top of your Serpentine dresser; the curves on top compliment the dresser’s curves, and your table top decor bring it all nicely together. I say keep it as is!

    Best Regards, Diane

  2. Rachel Steck says:

    LOVE the lamp. Like. Major love.

  3. Love your style. So bright room, such nice colors and plants. Everything that I like in one place 🙂
    Want to change my house too, so, your ideas are more relevant than ever.

  4. I really like that wrapping paper on the doors its perfect for spring! Entryway looks so nice and bright. I know what you mean about real plants. I struggle. I always kill succulents (can’t figure out where I go wrong.). But I have a few air plants and a peace lily still living. I like the two wood tones together, but ya know if ya hate, it paint it! Thanks for sharing it always gets me motivated to spruce up my decor.

  5. Where did you get that gorgeous rug?!

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