Inspiring Interior Design Tips to Help You Move into Spring

Spring is in bloom.

So is your home blossoming with

the latest spring trends?

Whether your home needs a fresh

look or you’re 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.

“We’re 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

new life.

Many folks relocate during springtime, which can allow for a

dramatic change.

Rather than simply transferring the same

décor layout, Castellano recommends displaying favorite items, old or

new, in ways that you’ve never tried before.

“There’s 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

south Tampa.

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