Spring is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to start thinking about giving your home a little refresher. Whether you change the sheets in your bedroom or update your window coverings, here are seven ideas, all from design professionals affiliated with Carmel’s Indiana Design Center, to help you usher in the season and rejuvenate your space.
LAUREN TAYLOR, PRESIDENT OF HOLDER MATTRESS CO., INC.
“Spring is the perfect time to refresh your bedrooms! Open the windows, flip your mattress and change out your bedding. Switch to breathable sheets like a linen-weave cotton. These are 100% cotton but with the look of a soft linen and an open percale weave to help maintain an optimal sleep temperature, ideal for seasonal weather swings. Plus, we love the pop of color for spring!”
KARA KAVENSKY, MARKETING DIRECTOR FOR ADAM GIBSON DESIGN
“As the sun shifts into the Northern Hemisphere, it’s time to welcome in more natural light into our lives and homes. Consider bringing the outdoors in with a vertical wall of plants for a fresh, organic look. This splash of vibrance can be mood lifting and create a fun area for visual interest.”
JULIE O’BRIEN, PRINCIPAL DESIGNER AND OWNER OF JULIE O’BRIEN DESIGN GROUP
“A great way to announce spring is to look into a few new additions, like colorful art to brighten your space — available at galleries, first Fridays, and the Broad Ripple and Talbot Street Art Fairs. Also, adding fun, fresh outdoor seating to get you in the mood can be what it takes to start enjoying your exterior again.”
NATALIE GERTISER, SHOWROOM MANAGER AT FERGUSON BATH, KITCHEN, AND LIGHTING GALLERY
“One way we see people enhancing their home for spring is by updating their outdoor space. This is the time of year where everyone wants to start spending more time outside and sprucing up their outdoor living space. That can mean updating their outdoor lighting, changing out a fan to a chandelier in a living space, or adding an outdoor kitchen area for entertaining. It is really adding an extension to their living area by creating a warm, inviting space outdoors.”
CORI E. BROWN, ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS DESIGNER AT GLASS HOUSE GALLERY AND LORENZO FINESTRE
“An impactful way to rejuvenate your home for spring is to consider updating old windows and outdated French doors with a folding or sliding door system. This creates a larger opening with more glass. Patio doors have gone through a transformation in the past couple of years and are being produced with less ‘wood structure’ and more glass, which provides more expansive and unobstructed views to the outside. What better time of year to expand your view into nature than spring!”
CAROLYN GOLABOWSKI, SHOWROOM MANAGER OF DRAPERY STREET
“Motorized blackout Roman shades with hand-painted florals artfully provide exceptional ambiance and light control at the window. Bring an extra touch of glamour to your home with elegant yet approachable elements, like custom pillows and draperies with micro-detailing, layered over woven shades inspired by nature.”
WENDY LANGSTON, OWNER OF EVERYTHING HOME
“We’re using wallcoverings this spring for a high-impact, relatively low-cost solution to rejuvenate home designs. The market has exploded with products rich in both color and texture, so whether your style leans light organic, boho chic, or bold traditional, there’s a product out there. We are designing with everything from slubby grass cloth to high textured cork, black and white graphics, pastoral murals, and bold botanicals — we are in the mood for it all.”
Stephanie Groves is an Indy Maven editorial board member and contributor, and she needs to update her bed, a console, and an upholstered chair — because her puppy has chewed on all of them.
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