Winter isn’t coming... it’s already here. In the waning weeks of the coldest season, it’s time to peel off the layers and usher in a new season. Here we have a few ways to add spring’s soft touch to your chilly apartment (a.k.a. ski chalet).
While Punxsutawney Phil might say there’s still six weeks left of winter, over here at Homepolish we’re itching to add some pastel into our shearling-filled lives (groundhogs be damned). It might read 27 degrees on our weather apps, but inside it’s all sunshine and May flowers. With these gorgeous accessories and accent pieces, you can transform your home into a light and bright garden, sans allergies. Check out our picks!
Accessories like pillows, throws, and trinkets are the best way to seasonally adjust your home’s wardrobe. Consider them the barometer as a reaction to the climes outside. As we ease into spring’s mild temps and much-needed sunshine, we’re ready to stop hibernating. That means removing the hats and gloves (or in this case, cable knit pillows and shearling throws) and embracing lighter textures like linen, cotton, and glazed porcelain.
Influenced by architecture, functionality, and minimalism, artist Andrew Molleur blends clean lines, geometric fragments, and textural experiences to form this distinct inlaid ceramic sculpture in subdued Easter-egg hues. Filling Space’s boho chic cotton Heidi Pillow reminds us of our favorite spring jeans: comfortable, well-worn, and perfect with open-toed sandals. And Indigo & Lavender’s Sea Shells Pom Pom Blanket is the perfect throw to add on top of crisp white linen sheets. Cool breeze not included.
Sorbet Accents (That We Kind Of Want to Eat)
Taking spring vibes to the next level, accent pieces like cushions, poufs, occasional chairs, and side tables provide a more noticeable way to add some zhush to your space without having to completely redecorate every four months (although that does sound like fun to some of us). Aelfie’s Mirah Geo Table in pale yellow is handcrafted by artisans in India from wood with bone inlay. It simply radiates happiness. The Filling Spaces pale blue Jasmine Floor Cushion provides the perfect reason to pick up a meditation practice this spring. (It’s a time of renewal, right?) By the way, if you need more inspiration on that front, check out the brand new and very gorgeous Homepolish-designed MNDFL studio on the Upper East Side. Lastly, Skyline Furniture’s elegant barrelback chair surrounds you in a robin’s egg hue, creating a comfy locale to plop down in a patch of sunlight while reading a book (aka living the dream).
A Vacation on Your Walls
The transformative power of art is undeniable, particularly on a gray, dreary day. Surrounding yourself with cheerful art will combat any weather. Inspired by shared networks between people and objects, Parisian artist Alma Charry’s whimsical work forms constellations of organic, stellar symbols and shapes, as seen in her mint green iteration, “Cuerpo Celeste 5.” In his “Death Valley” series, artist Jordan Sullivan transforms the arid desert into a dreamscape wasteland through surreal light and melting color spectrums. And California photographer Max Wagner’s “County Line” print will have you in a pastel state of mind. This gorgeous piece is printed on Fuji deep matte photo paper and framed in white wood with a white mat for the ultimate in dreamy, beachy sunsets. Bring it on, February.
There’s no doubt about it. Pastels are a surefire way to bring that happy spring spirit inside. And with a few more gray days ahead of us, there’s no better antidote to enduring the tail end of winter’s chill than some fabulous new additions to your home.