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Refreshing the Living Room for Early Spring

Winter is not a season I do.  I (barely) do Christmas and then I’m ready for spring.  Bring me daffodils and bunnies, please.

But magazines, influencers and stores are showing late winter and Valentine décor in February.  New, fresh spring colors haven’t quite hit yet. And I need a little inspiration, please.

So I did a little early spring refresh in my living room and I want to know what you think of it. Did I mention I mostly shopped my home and it’s very budget friendly?

Coffee Table

I took the heavy (but lovely) dough bowl with succulents and the lantern off the glass coffee table and replaced it with blue and white.  I found these beautiful and perfectly colored tulips at Trader Joes and put them in a heavy glass pitcher I had from Pottery Barn.

Coffee Table

Gone is the perfect basket I had on the lower shelf which housed the remotes and my TV-watching eye glasses.  That got moved to the new coffee table in the family room.  I now rest (when I’m not taking pictures) the remote and glasses in the tray with blue and white orbs.

This look is pretty minimal, I know, but it’s just what the aim was.

Entry Rug

New Entry Rug

We found this indoor/outdoor rug at a steal price from T J Maxx. I love the colors and textures. And, channeling The Dude, it ties the room together with the new pillows.


New Pillows

A couple of new pillows from World Market brighten the room without screaming pastel. I think they are really pretty and a different palate for me.

Sofa Console Table

The table behind the sectional has had my succulent terrariums on it forever.  I have no desire to replace them because A.  They’re still really “in” and B.  I love them and get so many compliments on them.  DF Dona arranged them after a bonzo home décor shopping trip and margarita fest years ago.

Sofa Table

The terrariums are now on the front entry table and blue and white porcelain jars and a sweet faux lavender I got last summer lighten up the console.

Table Runner

This beautiful runner is from At Home.  It didn’t iron up too well, so maybe not the greatest.  It’s also a bit too short for my table.  I got matching placemats and it’s so beautiful I’m using it despite its problems.


The olive leaves and rustic jar are still out and the contrast with the light runner and crystal chandelier is nice.

William Beaumont Army Medical Center

A recent business trip took our team to work at the new William Beaumont hospital in El Paso.  The facility isn’t open yet, and it’s always nice to work in brand new, clean hospitals.

William Beaumont Army Medical Center

Our team included Chris, with whom I worked for years but never met in person, and Cindy who is now a new friend.  The hospital project manager snapped this pic of us in front of our completed device check in.

Cindy, Chris and Me at Work

This beautiful hospital is several years overdue and almost $1 billion in overrun.  You read that right.  Almost a billion dollars.

It had very high visibility while we were onsite because it’s now slated to open this spring.

Wm Beaumont Ceiling

With all the light streaming in it is hard to see, but the dome over the rotunda is lit with fiber optic lights and it looks like starlight in the late afternoon and evening.

Wm Beaumont Art

The art and finishes are stunning.  I’m sure the medical equipment and supplies are equally impressive and it’s nice to know we are giving our military families and veterans world-class care.

Linked is an article from the local paper showcasing the hospital if you’re interested.

As they say, your tax dollars at work.  I surely don’t mind seeing them spent like this.

Thanks for sharing my early spring decor and coming to work with me. Blessings on your weekend.