4 Simple Ideas to Refresh Your Home

Enough of Winter.  Lets face it, the snow we have is record deep and it will be here for a while, unfortunately.  How to change things up?… We share four (4) quick and easy to execute ideas to accelerate Spring into your home.

First impressions are important for guests but also for yourself.  Spruce up your entryway with a new mat and rug.   My mom bought me a Ballard Design boot tray for Christmas this year and it keeps my floors salt free and also encourages my guests to take off their salty boots/shoes.  Adding a bench or cute chair by the entry also encourages guests to sit and take their shoes off.  I use my entry chair every day.  I still have salty puppy paw prints on my floors but I have to say they look cute compared to a big boot print!  Use American Paint Company colors to transform a thrift store find vintage chair for a pop of fun color.

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When I walk into my house, I want it to smell fresh and clean.  One way I achieve this with an essential oil diffuser from BC Essentials.  I use essential oil combinations properly named “invigorate” and “stress relief”. The plugin diffuser also serves as a nightlight.  We added one in our entryway for first “scent” impressions.


Burn an essential oil candle.  The aroma from essential oils will relieve stress and create a relaxing environment to help quiet the mind after a long day.  I adore the Flaire candle line offered at Ivy Lane (read on for special offer).  We have Lavender, Rosemary Mint, Fresh Fig and Herb Garden scents which are all perfect for adding a Spring and Spa like aroma to your home. All are made with essential oils.


New pillows change the mood of an entire room.   Holly Gagne Interior Design custom pillows are made locally with designer fabrics and trims.  Holly’s pillows are affordable and beautiful.  You can visit Holly’s studio in Rowley to pick your fabric, trim, insert and closure for your new pillows.  Here are some samples of Holly’s work including pictures of the fabrics from her studio.

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Flowers, florals, greens…. Daffodils, Tulips, Roses, Succulents… all add a splash of color to a gray day outside.  Ivy also purchases the best of the best faux stems requiring zero care but adds much “Spring” into your home. The Flora Shop within Ivy Lane offers the most beautiful vertical gardens and succulent arrangements.

You are now armed with 4 very simple ideas to change the mojo in your home and to accelerate Spring before Mother Nature does.

Enjoy 10% off our Flare Candles, faux stems and American Paint Company Products with mention of this blog.  Offer expires March 31, 2015.

Thank you all!

Jen of Ivy Lane

Pictures from Holly Gagne Interior Design, Pinterest and Creative Cooperation.



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