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Join me again as once a month I round up some of my favorite things.
As I was considering where my focus would be this month, Spring makes sense. What could be more spring like than Easter and Spring Cleaning? The barn door is so popular in home design right now I thought it deserved a shout too. My pinterest feed is filled with wreaths…the hoop wreath and I’m really loving it.
Spring Tidy Up
The warm weather has arrived and it’s now all about cleaning, washing windows and getting rid of the winter blues by de-cluttering. Who else to channel than Marie Kondo. Unless you have been living under a rock (no judgement) you have heard of this international movement. It is called the “KonMari” lifestyle or method to live more minimally , aware and with less clutter.
It’s the “Spark Joy” movement that has inspired thousands worldwide to start de-cluttering and organizing their home.
Her Netflix series “Tiding Up” has taken over the internet.
In the words of The Atlantic, “The organizational guru’s new Netflix series isn’t about judgment, decor, or the spectacle of mess. It’s about cultivating empathy for the things that surround us.”
Most tidying methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.
The KonMari Method™ encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items. Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy. Thank them for their service – then let them go.
People around the world have been drawn to this philosophy not only due to its effectiveness, but also because it places great importance on being mindful, introspective and forward-looking.
Marie has written two books. She explains through many youtube videos etc how to fold everything according to the KonMari effect.
I tried it, it took some convincing to believe I would have more room in my drawers. I am convinced and I can see every thing now. Now I know I have too many pillow cases. Time to see if any bring me joy!
I recommend the Netflix series, it was fun to watch and so much more than getting rid of stuff.
Barn Doors to Inspire
We have all witnessed the rebirth of the sliding barn door taken off the barn and hung in side our spaces. Almost every farmhouse style home has some version of it. While I still love the classic barn door I am really digging another version of the sliding door that has a more contemporary and modern look.
I love the black and the industrial feel of this sliding door. A good example of the industrial farm look.
A salvaged old door for a vintage bathroom. Chippy paint and old worn wood add great warmth and texture. Love the tension of the cold white with the worn wood.
angela rose home
Clean lines and classic black!
It is no secret that I love love black doors!!!
Double barn doors. Every room needs a black door in my humble opinion. I blogged about it here.
So sophisticated yet simple. A great example of a contemporary spin on the barn door.
Why not hang two. How smart…these doors will not interfere with each other when opened.
Classic rustic and masculine. There are so many possibilities. It’s a great DIY to try for any home. What a great update and space saver.
Wow Studio McGee does it again…love this door!
Now back to Spring. These embroidery ring/hoop wreaths are all over Pinterest. The floral hoop wreath is a huge wedding decor trend right now. They are a fresh take on the good ole wreath and above all you can make your own.
Air plants need nothing but air. Brilliant on a wreath!
What a great way to say O Canada!
These are so cute to make and incorporate in your homespun wedding theme.
For example nothing says spring then happy. Especially after a long cold winter.
So simple and certainly easy to make! I’m loving the metal hoop too! No fuss or bending boughs. Keep them simple.
Faux flowers look great too!
Merry Christmas!! How cute is this festive hoop wreath.