Guest Picks: Roll Out the Welcome Mat for Spring!
In the olden days, the advent of spring meant literally whitewashing all of winter's smoky soot off the walls. Today (fortunately), spring cleaning means more of a freshening up of your design scheme. So shake off the winter's somber gray, and breathe some new life into your home with these vernal-inspired accessories. — Justine from Design Skool
Spring Tea Towel by Claudia Pearson - $16
The bold designs of Brooklyn artist Claudia Pearson always make for a festive appearance.
Fancy Cushion No. 1, Pink - EUR 35
Pink color-block is made modern with a dash of mustard. This is the perfect sweet/sophisticated combo for the ever-young woman.
Hanging Vase by Babaghuri - $100.06
I love the idea of hanging a simple spring stem in the bathroom or by my bed. These handblown glass vases are on my "when my ship comes in" wish list. Until then I suppose I could make something similar myself.
Float-Rope Mat - $68
Made from recycled rope used by Maine lobstermen, the Float-Rope mat not only sports verdant colors, but is mildew resistant too.
Bundled Saffron Napkin Set - $48
In the spring, the robins cry, "Cheer up!" The red-breasted friend is sure to approve of the cheery nature of Patch Design's hand-blocked napkin set.
Round Oak Side Table - $290
A fresh new table like this oak end table from Canvas is sure to lighten up a room.
Notebook, Cherry Blossoms - $21
Turn over a new leaf and get organized in style with these Japanese paper notebooks that are handmade in France.
Vintage Industrial Desk Lamp, Pale Pink With Baby Blue - $145
Revitalized with a cornflower blue cord, this sweet pink vintage lamp is the perfect individual accent for your spring home. It's one of a kind, but if you're not quick enough to snatch this up, don't worry. Ursula has a steady rotation of inspired illuminations.
Otomi Wallpaper, Almost White/Taupe - $125
Perhaps some springtime wallpaper from Hygge & West will liven up your walls.
Crochet Garland, Spring Pastels by Emma Lamb - GBP 37
Crocheted by hand in Edinburgh by artist Emma Lamb, this pastel floral garland captures the whimsy of the season.
'Vulnerable 1' Mini Art Feeling by Art Mind - EUR 53
Reminiscent of an Easter egg, ArtMind's "Vulnerbale 1" is part art, part mini vessel.
Center Square Magnolia Card, Blue - $6
Whether wood, cloth or paper goods, the Scandinavian-inspired designs of Vermont artist Valerie Ormiston are always cheerful and bright.
Laminate Coaster - $3.37
Enjoy the first cocktails of summer on Japanese designer Nani Iro's fresh fabric coasters.
Spa Tumblers, Aqua - $14
Like pure spring water, this hand-blown spa glass in aqua blue is cool and refreshing.
Cécile Dalader Round Crazed Vase - $168
My little daughter often picks flowers for me one at a time, and they always have very short stems. So I am particularly drawn to this bud vase by French ceramicist Cécile Daladier. I can imagine all the extemporaneous arrangements my daughter would create.
Green Market Purveying Co. Proprietary Candles - $29
In lemon cucumber, moss, tomato lime and herb, these freshly scented candles are hand poured by Green Market Purveyors.
Yellow Stripe Blanket - $93.97
Welcome guests or keep the kids cozy as you read Peter Rabbit with a lightweight cotton throw sporting Easter egg stripes.
Raj Stripe in Raspberry Sheet - $145
Like Persephone herself, Raksha Bella sheets are playful and fresh. In a number of Easter patterns, they make you feel like you're wrapping yourself in spring.
Banded Kilim Runner - $998
Brighten up your hall (and keep sand at bay) with this Turkish cotton runner with playful candy stripes.