Posts Tagged ‘spring’

Soulful Sunday: The End of Winter

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It may have seemed like a long winter, but no winter lasts forever. Rest up friends from one less hour of sleep because we are soon to be busy with the joys of Spring.

Happy Sunday!


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It’s Friday…SMILE!

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We made it! The weekend is here.


And here’s a bright, warm, sunny, and gorgeous room to remind us that Spring will be here too before we know it. Just think, only 3  weeks left of winter, even if that pesky groundhog did see his shadow this year.  :)

Wishing you a sunny weekend wherever you are! Hope you’re dreaming of Spring like me.


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And speaking of Spring…if you want to learn my tips for designing magazine-worthy interiors or you want to jump start your design business this Spring, you are in luck. We are currently filling up our Spring sessions of my Design From A to Z  March 18-19 and Designer MBA May 6-7 , both being held in Dallas, Texas. But don’t wait to sign up, these classes will sell out especially now that we are in Dallas. And Dallas may be big but with our venue,the fabulous (and newly renovated) Stoneleigh Hotel, space is limited. So grab your seat today while you still can!

And there are still a few spots left in Tobi’s Think Tank – my fast and furious one day version of Designer MBA held in conjunction with the High Point  Market on April 4. But this one is limited to only 15 seats, so if you want to be a part of this dynamic event at the gorgeous O’Henry Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina, hurry even faster to sign up. I can’t wait to see you there!

(room image above by Debra W Llewellyn photography)

KATV Design Time: Bringing the Outdoors Inside

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Has spring sprung in your neighborhood? Mine is certainly coming to life with greenery and early blooms. It has inspired me to share a few ways to bring the outdoors into your home on my KATV Good Morning Arkansas “Design Time” segment today.

One of my favorite ways to bring the look of spring indoors is through china and glassware collections. It could be a favorite piece of my Jadeite, which has a light and airy green look.

Or for a more literal interpretation, I might try something like this Majolica plate that features lush greenery.

My good friend Kathryn Greeley of Kathryn Greeley Designs shared these lovely ivy-inspired plates on her blog earlier this week. Aren’t they perfect for a spring-inspired or St. Patrick’s Day party?

Not to worry if you aren’t in the central Arkansas viewing area, you can watch the full segment here.

Happy spring!

[Images: At Home in Arkansas, Google Images and Kathryn Greeley Designs]

Day 22: Bringing the Outdoors Inside

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February is quickly coming to a close. You know what that means…spring is just around the corner!

For me spring means the smell of fresh blades of grass…


the beauty of flowers in bloom…

and the thrill of planting a garden!


Because I love spring and everything that comes along with it, I try to bring these sensory experiences into my home and my design projects, so they can be enjoyed year-round.

View my Pinterest board, Glorious Gardens, for more of my favorite outdoor inspirations.