Posts Tagged ‘spring’

Spring Shopping Ideas

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Spring Fun

Spring has sprung! Well at least it’s officially here, even if it’s still a little (or a lot) chilly where you live. So even if you aren’t enjoying warm temps and flowers blooming in your area, these Spring-inspired beauties will get you in the mood. And I don’t know about you, but a little retail therapy is always a great idea to ring in a new season.

Happy Spring and Happy Shopping Y’all!










  1. Echo Madira Embroidered Square Decorative Pillow– Punch up the color of your spring décor with these cute coral embroidered throw pillows!
  2. Outdoor Greek Key Embroidered Pillow, Sky Blue– Now that winter is finally over, we can start enjoying our outdoor spaces again! Decorative pillows like this classic Greek Key embroidered pillow can bring your indoor style outside!
  3. AERIN Gardenia Rattan Body Cream– This moisturizing body cream blends florals with a rich amber to create a scent with the perfect spring feeling even if it is still a little chilly outside!
  4. Emile Henry Ruffled Pie Dish– You all know my daughter and I love baking! Maybe it is time we bake a pie in this lovely yellow ruffled pie dish!
  5. kate spade new york Ballpoint Pen– Use a cute orange and pink pen with gold accents to take down all of your spring to dos!
  6. ‘Mini Motif’ Oven Mitt & Potholder– Love this pair of potholder and oven mitt with a cute floral motif in apricot! Many wouldn’t believe it, but orange is actually my favorite color!
  7. Regina Andrew Ceramic Quatrefoil Lamp– Brighten up your home this spring with this fun blue and white ceramic lamp, complete with quatrefoil design and acrylic base!
  8. Milton Lane Small Lanie– This fabulous mint green purse is the subtle color you were looking to add to your spring wardrobe! The clean lines and perforated leather are elegant and super feminine!
  9. Pickard Color Sheen Dinnerware Collection, Blue Gold– Pull out this gorgeous dinnerware collection for your next dinner party! The gold accents add a glamorous touch, and you can monogram them!
  10. Williams-Sonoma Spring Stamp Cookie Cutter Set– My daughter will need a set of these spring themed cookie cutters for all of her new baking! Cute butterflies, tulips, and bees are perfect for your spring treats!
  11. Monogram Metro Watch– How fun is this blush and gold Kate Spade watch with a monogram? Personalize this timepiece as a great gift for your best friend, or yourself!
  12. Classic Nylon International Carry-On– Pack for your spring fling get away with this bright watercolor floral carry on piece! A great addition to any luggage set, this piece could travel easily as your carry-on to Paris or your weekend bag for Memorial Day!
  13. Deandra Cat-Eye Sunglasses– Spring is here and the sun is out! These fabulous mint green cat-eye sunglasses are sure to add some personality to your spring wardrobe!
  14. Born to Fly Idiom Bangle I love this multi colored gold plated and enamel bracelet with a great spring message inside!
  15. All That Glitters Cocktail Ring– A bold white and gold cocktail ring looks great from daytime to night for a fab spring Soiree!
  16. Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Blush– A fun and fruity scent with hints of pink grapefruit and rose! Even the pink bottle topped with flowers would be lovely spring décor!
  17. All in Good Taste Tea Kettle– There’s nothing quite like relaxing on the back porch or cozied up reading a good book with the perfect cup of tea! The fresh color of this kettle will make your beverage seem extra spring-like.
  18. Floral Large Spiral Notebook– Jot down everything you need for spring cleaning, your new garden, or your must-have new wardrobe pieces in this beautiful floral notebook!

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.