My Updated Cottage Meets Traditional Spring Home Tour

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An updated cottage meets traditional spring home tour filled with easy and inspiring ideas that you can use in your own home.

Today is all about spring decorating ideas! The long, dreary winter is over and the outdoors is bursting with new life. I see red bud and cherry trees blooming and daffodils popping their sweet heads out of the ground all around town and in my neighborhood. What an exciting time of year this is!

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I’m happy to be sharing my home with you for the annual Spring Home Tour brought to you by my friend Marty at A Stroll Thru Life. There are house tours scheduled all week long, so be sure to scroll down to see all of the participants and come back here each day to get a direct link to the other tours.

If you’re popping over from Marty’s beautiful home, welcome to Worthing Court! Marty is a long time friend here in the blog world and her home is always impeccably decorated. She does a fabulous job of blending traditional and updated decor together in her home. Be sure to follow her blog, if you don’t already.

I’m so glad you’ve come over for a visit today because spring is when I think Worthing Court really comes to life! I tend to keep things simple for the winter, after all of the Christmas decor is put away, but now I’m ready to throw open my windows for some fresh air and liven and lighten things up with my favorite spring decorations. Come on in!

This year’s decorating ideas are all about mixing real and faux greenery with shades of white and beautiful, warm wood tones. All you have to do is look out your windows to see that nature “decorates” with these same colors this time of year, so I’ve done my best to bring the outdoors in. If spring hasn’t arrived where you live yet or if you still have snow on the ground in your neck of the woods, it’s the perfect time to liven your surroundings up.

Let’s start the tour in my dining room where I’ve added a fun diy moss bowl and glass hurricanes to the table for a simple, yet elegant centerpiece.

neutral dining room table with gray side chairs and white sideboard with spring decorPin

neutral dining room table with gray side chairs and white sideboard with spring decorPin

I’ve returned to my decorating roots over the last few months as I’ve transitioned my style from purely farmhouse to updated cottage meets traditional. I’m still in love with the farmhouse look, so you’ll definitely still see touches of that sprinkled throughout.

I still firmly believe that layering is essential to creating a cozy, inviting home, but a little more on the simple side. I guess another way to say it is, there aren’t quite so many layers everywhere you look.

side board with round mirror above, two buffet lamps and white tulips in a wood bowlPin

The fireplace in our living room/family room is a spot that always gets changed up for every single season and holiday. I’m not a person who changes what’s hanging above the mantle for every season, but I have changed it a few times. Right now I’m extremely happy with this round mirror that has a heavy natural fiber wrapped around a metal frame.

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As part of my simplified decorating style, I’ve come to believe that giving an understated nod to the holiday (except for Christmas) is better than displaying everything I own. So, with Easter on the horizon, you’ll see that I tucked in just a few bunnies here and there.

white fireplace with spring decorations on the mantlePin

fireplace mantle with a round mirror above and spring decorations on each endPin

Other than an Easter tablescape, that I’ll be doing soon, a few bunnies are the most Easter you’ll see around here. If you know me at all, you know that I have a long love affair with the little cuties, so I always have to have some somewhere both indoors and out!

spring vignette in a tray with a topiary, candle and white bunnyPin

spring vignette with a topiary, candle and small plant under a glass cloche with a round mirror in the backgroundPin

If you have sharp eyes and have been around for a while, you might notice that I pulled a little switcheroo with the chairs flanking our fireplace.

The only thing I did was to switch the side of the chair that the side table and floor lamp are on. It looks so much cozier to have the chairs closer to the fireplace this way! I still need to paint that table, but I keep hesitating because I really do love that shade of blue.

gray chair with tufted back with a floor lamp and blue side table with a spring pillow and live plantPin

My upholstered coffee table and couch sit directly across from the couch where I’ve added another diy moss bowl vignette. Nests, birds and bird houses are another thing that I love tucking in strategically for the spring.

By the way – I’ve mentioned diy moss bowls a couple of times, so in case you missed it, I did a detailed step-by-step tutorial on making 5 different types of moss bowls that can be found HERE. They are one of the most fun and easy diy’s that I’ve done in a long time!

upholstered coffee table with spring decor and a gray couch with spring pillows in the backgroundPin

spring coffee table arrangement in a wicker bowl with moss, birdhouse, nest and greenery with couch in the backgroundPin

From the family room, let’s move through the wide opening into the breakfast area, that’s located at one end of our kitchen.

I have plans to replace the curtains in our large bay area, although I have no idea what with. I’m thinking maybe plain white??? We will see. These work just fine for now and pick up all of the colors that I’ve used in this room.

Other plans I have for this room include replacing the side chairs and doing something to update the look of my shelves and sideboard. Again, I have no idea what to do yet, but it’s something that I’m definitely mulling over.

breakfast room with open wall shelves over a sideboard and spring decorationsPin

One of the best things I’ve recently done for myself is to add white dishes and accessories to my shelves to act as a base for any season that I want to decorate for. Instead of redecorating the entire area, all I need to do is swap out a few items for the current season. SO much easier and such a HUGE time saver for me!

open wood shelves decorated with white dishes, greenery and light wood toned accessoriesPin

This is one more spot where I’ve added a favorite bunny. Isn’t he just the cutest thing?!?

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I love his fat, squatty little body and look at that precious face!

vignette with wood candlesticks and a concrete bunny in a round basket trayPin

I have a really pretty spring centerpiece in the middle of my table, but I don’t want to share it yet. I hope you’ll come back on Friday when I’ll be joining another spring bloghop where it will be all about spring centerpieces!

portion of a spring centerpiece with bunnies, greenery and white accessories and dishesPin

As I mentioned, my breakfast room is located at one end of my kitchen. I’ll share one spring’ish spot from there with you, but I recently posted about freshening and zhushing up my counters, so I won’t bore you with the whole thing. Click HERE if you’d like to see more of what I did!

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I hope you enjoyed your visit to Worthing Court today. Thank you again for stopping by and Happy Spring!

Please be sure to go visit the next stop on the tour from another long time blog friend, Jennifer from Town And Country Living. Jennifer is a master at finding and displaying vintage goodies. You’ll absolutely fall in love with her home and her beautiful style!

Monday March 8th


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Tuesday March 9th


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Wednesday March 10th


Grace In My SpaceWhispering Pines HomesteadThe Wood Grain Cottage StoneGable It All Started With PaintMonica Wants It

Thursday March 11th


Southern HospitalityPink Peppermint Design11 Magnolia LaneModern GlamCitrineLiving Our Southern Home

Friday March 12th


This Is Our Bliss Cuckoo4Design A Pretty LifeUp To Date Interiors Chalking Up Success Fox Hollow CottageFollow The Yellow Brick Home

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  1. I love all of your spring touches…the bunnies, baskets moss and flowers! Everything is so fresh and cheery!

  2. Your spring home is gorgeous! I love all the touches of greenery, so welcoming and beautiful! Happy Spring! xo

  3. Love all the Spring decor! Suzy, where did you get the sturdy metal woven mirror above your fireplace?

    1. Hi Bobbi. It came from At Home.

  4. Wowza, I love your new spring look! I’ve started pairing down as well. Then I live with it a few days and boom, I find myself adding more stuff! I have to stop that. I like the less is more but can’t seem to control myself!

  5. Jody Sirk says:

    Looks beautiful! Where did you get the chair by your blue side table?

  6. Jody Sirk says:

    Thank you so much! Your home is beautiful!

  7. Well just look at you, Miss Pare Down and Edit Lady! Love the changes!!
    We know that you will pick something beautiful for the dining room draperies.
    Can’t wait to see what!

  8. Your home is gorgeous decked out for Spring! I love the woodsy wicker and natural bowls and vases with greenery throughout each space! Would you please give the resource of where you found the round brown and white wicker basket on your side table? It’s stunning!

    1. Thank you so much! I found the basket at Target 2 or 3 years ago. I don’t believe it’s available any longer. 🙁

  9. What a lovely home! Could you share where you found the prints that are hanging above your sofa?

    1. Thank you so much! The prints are from and the artist is Ethan Harper. All four of the prints are from his Impressionist View series.

  10. What a sweet look! I love it! I do a cottage style look, too, and it is such a fun style. I like your chubby, happy bunny so much. I love seeing ideas I can be inspired by on your blog! Keep ’em coming! 😉

  11. Carolina Rankin says:

    where can i get the parcly and herb signs?

    1. I found them at a local home decor shop. I’m sorry, but I can’t get a link for them.

  12. Everything looks lovely and fresh. It is a beautiful, warm home (not a museum). you have beautiful taste. Thank you for sharing!