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Suburban Farmhouse Spring Home Tour || Worthing Court

As a blogger, it’s a thrill anytime you have the privilege of being featured in a magazine.  I’ve never had the honor of my home actually being in a magazine (maybe one day!), but I have had the honor of being featured on a couple of magazine websites!  Last year, Country Living magazine included part of my spring tour on their website.  And yes, I was tickled pink, even though it was a tiny feature.

For this week’s edition of The Best Of Worthing Court, let’s take a look back at my Spring Home Tour from last year.  You win three jelly beans if you can guess which photo Country Living chose to use on their website.  πŸ˜€

Let’s start in my family room since that’s the first room that you enter upon coming through our foyer.

Decorating doesn’t have to be complicated and I love to keep it easy. That’s why with most everything I do, I create a background where all I have to do is switch a few things out for different seasons and holidays.

Such is the case in my family room, starting with my rustic ladder.  When I first shared it with you, I had it all cozied up for winter.  But now that it’s spring, I put away the heavy throws and added a pretty blue one along with a grapevine wreath and some dried hydrangeas in a hanging basket.  Instant spring!

Lighten up a rustic ladder for spring with a pretty blue throw and some dried hydrangeas in hanging basket.

BTW – you can make one of these ladders yourself.  It’s super easy and super affordable.  I made mine for less than $20, not including paint and stain.  Click HERE to get the tutorial.

I lightened up the sofa with a few pillows from a recent shopping trip to Ikea.

Spring gallery wall, brighter sofa pillows and a spring coffee table vingette

I didn’t make any changes to the gallery wall, but I did replace the doughbowl, that I was displaying on my sofa table, with a terrarium filled with a couple of pots of faux greenery.  See my little shadow, Zoey, cuddled up there in the corner of the couch?  She’s so black that I can rarely capture her eyes in a photo.

Spring Gallery Wall

You can build a sofa table like mine too.  Another easy project!  Click HERE for the tutorial.

Fill a terrarium with faux greenery for easy spring decorating

The console table got some spring action with a jug filled with pussy willow branches and few colorful spring accessories.

Spring console table vignette

I love seeing the reflection of the gallery wall in the mirror.

Spring console table vignette

I know that I already shared my spring fireplace mantel and hearth with you, but I made a couple of small changes to it, so I wanted to share it again.

Spring fireplace mantel and hearth

Can you spot the difference?  I removed the basket from the hearth and placed the tulips in an oversized burlap tote.  It’s fun to think outside of the box when it comes to containers.

Spring fireplace mantel and hearth. Try displaying flowers or greenery in a tote instead of a basket or traditional container.

Now, let’s move on into the kitchen and breakfast area, which is one large room with the kitchen at one end and the breakfast area at the other.

Celebrating Spring With Farmhouse Florals

Click HERE to see the rest of the breakfast area.  And click HERE to see the before and after and the tutorials for the diy projects that I did during the makeover of this space.

All I needed to do to springify my kitchen was to visit the floral section of my local grocery store, where the Fuji Mums called my name.

Farmhouse style kitchen with spring touches

At $4 per bunch, they were such an affordable to way to decorate my kitchen for spring.  The Fuji Mums are long lasting and come in a wide variety of colors, but the vibrant green really spoke to me.  Green, black and white is one of my fave color combos.  So fresh!

Farmhouse style kitchen with spring touches

In case you’re visiting for the first time, you may not know that we’ve completely remodeled our new-to-us twenty year old home.  The major projects have all been completed and now I’m moving through and putting on the finishing touches room by room.  Our kitchen was a complete gut job and you can see the list of all of our resources HERE.

See the coffee station on the other side of the island?  

Farmhouse style kitchen with spring touches

I carried the mums over there too.  Just a touch of green in a cute black and white pitcher sure does brighten this spot.

Spring touches in a white farmhouse style kitchen

I get asked about the lidded container that I keep my Keurig pods in a ton.  I found mine at Micheal’s, but I don’t believe they sell them online.  You can get a similar one from Wayfair HERE (affiliate link, click HERE to see my full disclosure).  If they happen to be out of stock, they’ll email you when they’re available again.

Farmhouse style kitchen coffee station with spring touches

I don’t like things too fussy in my kitchen, so I only added a couple of vignettes to make it feel like spring.

Farmhouse style white kitchen with spring touches

Let’s finish up in the dining room.  We had to finish the planked wall before I could hang my vintage mantel shelf.  This was the absolute easiest planked wall ever!  If you want a planked wall installed in just one afternoon, click HERE to see how we did it.  

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I decked the shelf out for spring with more dried hydrangeas, some faux greenery, a boxwood wreath and lots of texture.  Click HERE to see how you can make these Fixer Upper style hanging lanterns!

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One of my favorite parts of the whole room is the chairs that we had reupholstered with gray and white buffalo check fabric!  

Farmhouse Dining Room Makeover - Martha Washington style chairs recovered with gray and white buffalo check fabric || Worthing Court

 

Farmhouse Dining Room Makeover - a mirror in a dark room adds a bit of light and relfect the pretty vignette across from it || Worthing Court
Thank you so much for coming by my house today!  What would you do if a magazine came knocking at your door one day?

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    1. Lisa Lyons says:

      I love the grey Buffalo plaid chairs as many others have commented. I also love them against that wall color. Can you share with us the paint brand and color you used?

      1. The walls are painted with Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige. πŸ˜€

  1. I have enjoyed your home tour. I especially love your kitchen. I have been afraid to use white cabinets and backsplash, but yours looks wonderful. Very fresh, clean, and simple.

  2. Thanks for sharing again!!!! Your home is beautiful!

  3. Love the buffalo grey and white stripe dining chairs. Beautiful home.

  4. It’s all so beautiful. I love the simple changes you made for spring! Gorgeous. It’s always a treat to take a “stroll” through your beautiful home with you. Thx for sharing!!

  5. Just love your home Suzy! I really like your mix of wood with lighter colors. Sometimes I think there is too much white and grey and it looks too cold. The natural elements and warm wood tones really make your home feel welcoming. Thank you for sharing!

  6. The tile and the countertops in the kitchen are lovely! Great job choosing those surfaces!

  7. I love your inspirations & how you carry color not only throughout the room, but also up the walls. Your home looks so inviting no matter what season you are sharing.

  8. Your house looks beautiful and springy. I love all the greenery. I would put your house on display in any magazine!

  9. Just love your style – clean and put together yet a little bit vintage and rustic! Your house is totally magazine worthy.. Congrats on being featured on the website πŸ™‚

  10. I always love touring your home, Suzy! Even if I have recently seen an update you’ve shared , I always notice something new the next time around. I also appreciate that you share economical decor accents with us — not everyone has the ability to shop for high-priced items they love and you always provide something for everyone’s pocketbook. Thanks for sharing with us!

  11. Love the fiddle leaf fig print…must find the image…thank you for the inspiration.

  12. Your home looks terrific! And, so many great ideas for us to borrow! πŸ˜‰

  13. Joanne Vest says:

    Gorgeous as always! Where did you find the black and white stopped pitcher on the counter? I have been looking everywhere I can tank of, even on line…nothing! I am obsessed with finding one!
    Love everything in your lovely home,

    1. Hi Joanne. That little pitcher came from the dollar spot in Target a couple of years ago.

  14. Tina Sipe says:

    Suzy, your kitchen is amazing! I love the brick back splash you have! All of your spring additions are a beautiful sight to see!

  15. I love the pop of color the mums make in your kitchen! Very nice!

  16. Suzy,
    Absolutely love your home. What a great idea to hang a few small white plates on the shutters; brilliant. BTW, what color is your dining room chairs painted? Many thanks and I look forward to reading your posts but most of all sharing your inspiration. Some days, I am just stuck! and I have not one idea circling around, but when I read your posts, you make it seems so easy.

  17. Just lovely, Suzy. I’m sure you just wanna ‘bust’ when you get featured! Yvonne (Stonegable) recently quoted one of my comments on their podcast, and I about had a car accident on our busy freeway when I heard it! Can’t imagine what I would do if I had *any* success as a decorator! πŸ˜‰

  18. Candy Thomas says:

    Your house is lovely!! I want my house to look just like yours, and I have noticed that more and more I am purchasing items like I see in your home!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  19. I am really enjoying your blog. Thanks for all the great ideas that are shown in your home tour.

  20. Alisa Branigan says:

    Thanks for sharing! Great ideas as always.

  21. Kathy Bucciarelli says:

    Love your home and your website.

  22. Alexis Koonce says:

    As always, everything is beautiful Suzy. I’m ready to come for a visit again and set out on your lovely screen porch and laugh and talk about old times……love you

  23. It was all so fun, but I found myself green with envy when I saw the fuji mums in the black & white striped pitcher. So cute!

  24. Thanks for sharing. Your home is gorgeous.

  25. Linda Manuel says:

    Every room is gorgeous and filled with so many beautiful ideas!

  26. This is an amazing blog and you have mentioned all required details regarding decoration…. Thank you for posting a great information.

  27. SUzy, I especially love your kitchen, and the bright green is amazing with the black and white!
    Congrats on the features ~ I would be totally excited, too! Did CL do a photo shoot at your home? I’ve heard it’s very disruptive, but I. would. not. care. at. all! “Welcome! Come on in!”

    1. Hi Kathleen. No, sadly they didn’t come to my house. πŸ™ They just used pictures from the blog post.

  28. Carol Elkins says:

    Your home should be in a magazine – it’s beautiful!

  29. Your kitchen and dining room are so pretty. I love your buffalo check upholstered chairs also.

  30. I love that you include so much greenery in your decorating!

  31. Love the lanterns in your dining room.

  32. I love the elegant simplicity of your Spring mantle.

  33. Everything looks beautiful! How exciting to be featured on the Country Living website! Great job on your Spring mantel.

  34. Love the small touches of spring…I’m always in awe of you!!!!

  35. Such a beautiful, spacious and “happy” house! Thank you for sharing.

  36. Love the tour … so much to look at it and be inspired by!!

  37. Love the “Count your blessings” sign!

  38. I definitely want to add buffalo checks to my home now! Yours are soo stylish and sophisticated.

  39. Absolutely love the dining and breakfast area rooms!!!!! So light and bright-happy rooms that bring a smile to your face.