April, 2017

spring farmhouse floral trends

5 Floral Farmhouse Trends for Spring

Few things say “Spring is here!” like the arrival of fresh blooming flowers. When we decorate with flowers, we add new levels of life and color to our homes.

But not everyone has a green thumb, or the budget to buy fresh cut flowers on a regular basis. That doesn’t mean you can’t make your home look green and springy this season. Here are a few floral farmhouse trends for spring that you may want to adopt.

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Big City Apartment, Cozy Small Farmhouse Style Makeover

April 7th, 2017 Farmhouse Decor

Every new year brings change, but certainly some years bring more significant adjustments than others.  This year our youngest daughter moved out, leaving us with an empty nest and our other daughter is expecting her first child. Both exciting changes in their lives as well as ours!

Not to be outdone in the excitement department, my husband accepted a new position…in a different state…Washington DC! I know…Washington DC is not a state at all actually, but the point is it’s over three hours away!

So, on top of all the other changes this year, we found ourselves needing to set up a city apartment in order for the hubby to have a place to live during the workweek. And since I plan to go with him and work from DC on a fairly regular basis…well, it goes without saying that our apartment MUST be cute and nicely decorated!! But wow! These city apartments are small! We don’t live in a big fancy house, but after the first day of touring apartments I was reminded to be thankful for the space we have.

Listen, we’re from Bucks County, Pennsylvania – the upper, more rural part of the county…nothing Urban about it…barely Sub-Urban…very Small-Town-USA actually. So this is rather huge for us. We’re used to gardening, sitting on the front porch, listening to birds, crickets and cicadas, shoveling snow, raking leaves, mowing the grass…We are NOT used to sirens in the middle of the night, riding an elevator to get to the front door, walking to the grocery store, city lights, endless sounds of construction projects, Uber, a tiny patio 11 stories up, or an apartment that’s a quarter of the size of our modest home in Pennsylvania! This is going to take some getting used to…

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