Spring is in bloom.
So is your home blossoming with
the latest spring trends?
Whether your home needs a fresh
look or youre preparing to move into a new place, there are simple
strategies to ensure your home sings spring.
Vintage is making a huge comeback, especially in the form of home
accents and old world touches, according to interior designer Priscilla
Castellano, owner of Andrea Lauren Elegant Interiors, a design studio
and fine home boutique in south Tampa.
Were also seeing a
return to lighter, neutral tones, including creamy paint colors and
buttery shades for window treatments.
Castellano offers a few inexpensive ways to transform your living
space for spring 2012:
— Bring the outside in by adding lilac scented candles and a
sheer curtain to add a breezy touch.
— Soften your bedroom with a lighter-weight comforter or white
— Put away those heavy area rugs, and replace with a light,
champagne colored rug.
— Add a light fabric swag or valance to give your current drapes
Many folks relocate during springtime, which can allow for a
Rather than simply transferring the same
décor layout, Castellano recommends displaying favorite items, old or
new, in ways that youve never tried before.
Theres nothing like helping my clients rediscover a vintage
piece hiding in their attic and restoring it as a centerpiece, said
Castellano, whose interior design team provides a 48-hour moving service
for clients wishing for a hands-free move, from packing color-coded
boxes to quickly transforming your house into a beautifully decorated
Founded in 1999, Andrea Lauren Elegant Interiors is a high-end
consignment boutique and full-service interior design firm located in
The boutique offers best-quality furniture,
lighting, seasonal accessories, custom window treatments and bedding.Its
designers coordinate all aspects of interior design, from space
planning, to installations, to interior decorating for residential homes
and professional offices.
Specialties include coastal
living, kitchen and bath remodeling, staging homes, children’s rooms,
nurseries, home theaters, contemporary spaces, elegant upholstery,
furniture restorations, custom window concepts, moving services, and