Spring is almost here in Alabama and this time of year always calls for some changes to the Public Inn. I don't know about ya'll, but seasonal depression is REAL and it hit me hard this year. So as soon as the sun starting smiling down on us again here in the south, the influx of Vitamin D was like an adrenaline shot for some spring cleaning. And of course you can't have cleaning without some rearranging of furniture...and plant purchases...and new artwork. Which brings me to the Lindsay Letters Spring Collection that will be available right after Easter! Go check it out next week, you won't be disappointed! We all know Lindsay for her beautiful lettering, but she has started to break into abstract pieces which just makes my heart so happy. You might remember the ones from her Christmas collection that I featured here. Well the Spring ones won't disappoint either! They are gorgeous. Simple, but full of life. When I received the one in the photograph below (top left!), I was beside myself with giddiness. I love getting new things and having to find new places for them. Minimalistic is definitely not in my design vocabulary and I'll squeeze new things in anywhere.
This art piece is perfect for spring with its airy brushstrokes. The brooding grey colors remind me of a spring storm rolling in, and then the splotches of wine and pale pink make me think of the blooms currently dwelling just below the surface waiting to burst open in a few weeks. This canvas was conflicting for me though; I couldn't decide what scheme to surround it with! On first glance, the piece is subtle and can stay more muted, but the pop of maroon was just begging to be contrasted with brighter colors. For any home you can make subtle changes to completely change the mood. Below I show two simple ways to change your environment if you get bored with a certain color scheme without having to change out the artwork. We all hate rehanging artwork...once it's up, it's up for the long haul. You can make adjustments with other items instead, such as switching the chairs out, add contrasting colors, and swapping out small accessories.
The white Chinese Chippendale chairs stay on tone with the simple frame of the canvas, but then I also love how the orange upholstered chairs boldly contrast with the wine color splotch on the painting. The pillows pictured will be available on the online Caravan soon. Don't you love how they pull the wine color out in the painting even more?!
Thanks to Lauren Tomasella for taking beautiful pics as always!