Spring Home Tour: Organic Modern Refresh

Hi friends! Welcome to my transitional, modern house Spring Home Tour! If you are coming over from my sweet friend Jennifer of Maune Legacy, welcome. I just love Jennifer’s home… and isn’t that spring mantel display gorgeous?!

Note: At the bottom of this post I will be directing you on to the next stop on our spring home tour – there’s a total of 7 other bloggers and I hope you will visit them to get a ton of spring inspiration this year!

Like every year, I’ve kept my Spring décor quite simple, but with the addition of a new sideboard, I decided to go with an organic, modern, refresh theme this year.

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Welcome to my transitional, modern house spring home tour!

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I think the best place to start, is to be greeted at the front door flanked by these faux trees (that everyone thinks are real)! This is our sweet dog Gunnar (havanese breed) who spends 95% of his day wherever I am. I kept calling the hubs to come and snag him, but I finally gave up and just let him tag along with me on this shoot. Haha.

I added a new rug and updated the doormat to ‘Hey There Darlin’. Note: I painted this doormat the same way I did my DIY doormat cute shoes (tutorial HERE).

As soon as you walk through the front door, you step into our entryway and look straight into our living room and out the 12 foot slider door to our scenic backyard (post coming soon).

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After taking a few steps forward, you can peer left and see my newest addition – this organic, striped bungalow cabinet – and the inspiration for this year’s spring home tour. I also recently purchased this hammered, gold round mirror from World Market (on sale – score!)

This little hallway, if you can call it a hallway, leads into our master bedroom.

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I’m a minimalist so I don’t like a lot of stuff, but each year I add some fresh plants, throughout my home. Plants are an inexpensive way to add life (and spring) to your space.

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I also love to sew and am VERY FRUGAL, so I made these striped throw pillow covers out of IKEA dish towels. A 4-pack is $3.99 – each towel is a different print – and thus, I had to purchase 8 packs in order to make 4 striped pillow covers! On the bright side, 4 gorgeous pillow covers only cost me $32 and I can make 3 more sets sometime in the future, give them away as gifts to friends, or use as fun gift wrap.

Tulips are my natural go to for spring and the red just pops against my neutral home color palette.

Behind the modern barn doors is my office. Do you see my gallery wall of iconic women? I love classic movies and brands from the 60’s and 70’s… which is where I pull a lot of my site design inspiration from.

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Yes, I have two cobalt blue couches – this girl is all about symmetry, so they are twins! And this darling elephant plant holder adds texture and a bit of whimsy to the room. (Psst… there’s a cute lama one too!)

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Adding texture, real plants and a light throw blanket can really lighten things up in a space.

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We have an open floor plan, so you get to experience the living room, dining table and kitchen all in one large space. And so I also like to coordinate from one space to the next.

I decided to carry the blue and white, plus stripes onto my tablescape.

These place mats are my latest obsession! I bought them on clearance, but happy to be able to use them all spring and summer long!

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I also added a bundle of tulips that have a hint of red in them to seamlessly coordinate with the red tulips in the living room. Complimentary without the matchy-matchy!

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Last week I shared this diy painted kitchen rug, along with several shots of our kitchen. You can see more of our kitchen and how to make this rug for yourself here. SPOILER ALERT: I made this rug for less than $30!

I also love adding potted herbs in the kitchen this time of year. I added rosemary, basil and cilantro that I purchased from Trader Joe’s ($1.99 a piece) and plopped them into these white planters I bought years ago from IKEA.

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Even our powder bathroom got a new plant, candle and light green liquid soap for spring! Side note: This was my favorite little remodel project last year for the ORC (One Room Challenge).

And last, but not least…

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I finally added a gallery wall to our hallway with some family pictures! It only took me 3 years, but who’s counting!

This gallery wall was a vision of mine from the start. The walls are 10 feet tall and so I wanted a gallery/art wall vibe down the hallway towards the kids’ rooms. I teamed up with Framebridge to create these custom 24×36 Mercer Slim frames, with a 16×14 mat opening for our photos.

And with new frames, new pendant lights were added – I wanted a classic, modern style and these ones were perfect.

I hope you enjoyed getting a glimpse of my transitional, modern house spring home tour… with an organic, modern, refresh vibe! And that I’ve inspired you with a few, inexpensive decorating ideas!

The next stop on our tour is Karen from Sanctuary Home Décor. Karen has such gorgeous style and her home is unbelievably beautiful. I know you’re going to love it!

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And be sure to check out all the other stops on the tour below!


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  1. Beautiful spring touches Tana! Love your frugality. (I could learn from you! lol!) The towel pillows are a great idea and I love your new sideboard. I have a lot of neutrals in my home and really like those stripes. Painting those on a sideboard could also be a fun DIY project. ? Happy spring my friend!

    1. I LOVE your thinking Terri… painting stripes on a sideboard could be a fun + inexpensive DIY project. Frugal girls unite!!! Happy spring to you as well friend. xo

  2. I love the way you have sprinkled in classics blue and white stripes throughout your home. And, that elephant is ADORABLE! I think I need him. Such a beautiful home, Tana!

    1. It’s funny how some years I just gravitate towards certain colors… and this year it was blue and white. I think you need the elephant too! Thanks for sharing your lovely home too. xo friend

  3. Tana,

    This is my first visit to your site as I am friends with Lory from ToHaveToHost! I love your modern contemporary vibe~~especially your gallery wall of family portraits. Even though my style is more traditional, I love your bursts of color, your frugality and the happy energy radiating from every room.
    Thank you for all the great ideas!

    1. Hello Mary and welcome! I so appreciate your beautiful compliments… I like you already! Thanks for visiting + commenting.

    1. Thank you! We enjoy our home and my WA roots of surrounding us with green (rather than the AZ desert). haha

    1. Hi April! I actually used Benjamin Moore ‘black iron’ but… I did not prime my door and it was an ugly rust color. The two colors together made the door this blue/gray color. I was going to paint it again, but I liked it and just kept it.

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