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While we usually tend to focus on refreshing our closets this time of the year, our homes also deserve some springtime updating. But don’t worry, we don’t mean you break out the heavy-duty overalls and start a renovation. Thankfully there is a much easier and faster way to reinvigorate your apartment that doesn’t include living in the dust and dirt for weeks or costing you a down payment for another apartment. Sometimes, all it takes is switching up a piece or two of furniture or adding a few details such as pillows or tableware to give new life to a room.
As interior designer Mara Silber puts it, spring is also all about entertaining. It is the perfect opportunity to host and socialize after a long, cold winter spent binge-watching TV shows on the sofa. So to make sure your home oozes a welcoming spring vibe, get ready to do some furniture shopping.
Here, Silber and two more interior design experts fill us in on the spring-inspired pieces that will completely transform your home and give it new energy.
Paolo Castelli Flora Mini Breakfast Table
“This organic, sumptuous breakfast table is at once luxe and streamlined. Its elegant lines remind me of budding branches and rebirth during springtime—ideal time to display it in a breakfast area or narrow entrance,” said Laurence Carr, New York City-based holistic interior design expert.
To buy: $4,870, artemest.com
Serena & Lily Capistrano Sofa
“When placed inside, this airy outdoor furniture can freshen up any space, allowing light to travel through pieces that are typically dense. The resin material offers a natural look, like breezy golden reeds swaying in the spring sunshine,” said Carr.
To buy: $2,298, serenaandlily.com
Versace Home Barocchino 15 Pillow
“This striking pillow with pastel pink on one side and light blue on the other side is a versatile option to let the rich embroidery design take center stage on a sofa,” she suggested.
To buy: $382, amara.com
Kim Salmela Quinn Ottoman
“This Kim Salmela ottoman embodies the casual, laid back vibe we crave when the weather gets warmer and feels appropriate in a coastal, bohemian, farmhouse or California cool styled space,” said Shelby Girard, head of design at Havenly, an interior design app. “The muted blue stripe is a great way to bring some subtle color into your home after winter. Throw a tray with a beautiful vase of blooms on top and you're ready for spring.”
To buy: $995, kimsalmela.com
Paule Marrot for Anthropologie Pied-A-Terre Sofa
“For those who aren't afraid of a little color and pattern, this bold sofa from Anthropologie screams springtime! It's a statement piece I could see working well in a bohemian living room with lots of greenery and natural materials or in a kids room as well. The botanical pattern and cheerful color palette are so refreshing after a string of cold weather months,” added Girard.
To buy: $2,598–$2,698, anthropologie.com
Serena & Lily Caledonia Woven Console
“The seagrass and oak finishes bring in beautiful natural elements that we crave after winter. This piece is also really versatile and could work as an entry console, a dining room credenza, a media stand, or even a dresser,” she said.
To buy: $2,898, serenaandlily.com
Hermès ‘Walk in the Garden’ Tabletop Collection
“To refresh your home for spring, try rotating in new tableware to brighten up your tablescape. Hermès’s ‘Walk in the Garden’ collection is more than your typical, cliché floral motif. It brings nature indoors with bright colors and unique, uplifting designs. It’s the perfect, versatile addition,” said interior designer Mara Silber.
To buy: $90-$960, hermes.com
Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. White Patina Cast Bronze Door Stop
“It’s all in the details! I love featuring beautiful, unique items for ordinarily mundane necessities. It’s what sets apart a good design from a great design. This Blackcreek Mercantile cast bronze doorstop is the perfect accessory to combine beauty and function. Propping your door open in style brings the warmer weather in and makes this sculptural piece a worthy investment,” Silber added.
To buy: $700, marchsf.com
Andrew Boos Kilim Rug
“A kilim is a great all-purpose way to spruce up your space without the big commitment. Rugs don’t have to be relegated to the floor. Your kilim can brighten up your linens at the foot of your bed, hang over the headboard for a quick fix, layer on top of an existing rug for the spring season, or drape over a sofa or chair for an added punch. This kilim by Andrew Boos is made locally in Brooklyn and features spring colors that are perfect to amp up a dull room,” Silber said.
To buy: $1,500, andrewjamesboos.com