Sing it with me! “It’s the most…. colourful time….of the yeeeeear…” Okay, I know that’s not how it goes but let’s just pretend, shall we?
I love spring. I actually love it more than summer simply because there’s like some kind of HOPE attached to it. That soon, the sun will shine and it will be warm and we’ll get to sit on our deck with a cold beer of an evening and just listen to the birds. Whether that actually happens in Manchester this year has yet to be seen (last year’s summer was pretty freaking awful and cold and rainy while the year before was actually really rather pleasant so it’s a bit of a crapshoot) but at this point, that hope is still there and hasn’t been dashed. So yes, for me, this season is my absolute favourite because of the sheer expectation that maybe, just maybe, it’ll be a pretty great summer.
I also love this time of the month because I get to share all of YOUR fabulous colourful pictures and always get inspired by all the gorgeous images. Yes, #colorshare is back again! Hurrah!
How pretty is that pot of flowers? I don’t think I’ve shopped for flowers for MONTHS now but as Spring is officially here, I couldn’t resist picking up a few small bunches and the blushy pink carnations, freesia and roses just spoke to me and said BUY ME YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT. And I haven’t. I also decided to spray paint my glass bubble vase in gold (of course) as I’ve had it for quite some time now and the glass was starting to get really cloudy and I couldn’t be bothered trying to bring it back to it’s former glory. And anyway, I’ve wanted a gold vase for a while now so this was the chosen one for it. Love the texture.
Annnnyway, enough rambling about pretty flowers and vases and the joys of spring.
If you aren’t familiar with #colorshare, then let me explain. Every month, my trans-Atlantic style sister, Shannon of Burlap and Lace and I have the very difficult task of choosing our favourite Instagram images that have used the hashtag and share them with you on our blogs! It’s our little way of banishing the beige and bringing a little more colour into our lives and getting you guys involved to help us do the same! So if you love colour as well, then please do use the hashtag for your chance to be featured! We’ve had well over 1200 people using the hashtag already and you have no idea how excited that makes me!
Alas, Shannon has sadly had to deal with a family emergency so she’s had to bow out of this month. However, that does mean I have twice the number of favourites to share with you. So while we send lots of love and positivity to Shannon’s family, we’ll get started, shall we?
I fell in love with this little shelfie styling from Meera. A little greenery goes a long way, doesn’t it?
Loving how light-filled my living room feels with newly painted white walls, even on a grey day! Also loving the new shelves in the alcove. This is my first iteration of this #shelfie. What do you guys think? Would you change anything or rearrange differently? Perhaps it’d get @pantone’s seal of approval ?. – – – #pantone2016 #pantone #RoseQuartz #Serenity #coloroftheyear2016 #coloroftheyear #liveincolour #ihavethisthingwithpink #styling #vignette #interiorstyling #shelves #shelfstyling #interiorinspiration #interiorinspo #interiordesign #interiordecor #homedecor #ABMathome #ABMlifeiscolorful #acolorstory #urbanjungle #urbanjunglebloggers #maidenhairfern #artyhome #myhome #myroost #atmine #styleatmine
To really get you in a Spring mood, how stunning is this shot by Chris? A tree full of blossoms is the quintessential start of the season for me and while we haven’t quite had warm enough temperatures for this, I’m living vicariously through her shot. So pretty.
A photo posted by Chris Asbury (@casbury) on
Pretty spring fireplace mantle styling with tulips by Natasha. You can’t go wrong with a bit of blushy pink either in the form of Farrow & Ball’s Middleton Pink on the walls. Hell yeah.
How clever is this camera case hack by Susie? I adore the idea and she has the full tutorial on her blog as well – so easy but just so pretty. I now am thinking I totally need a new camera case so I can decorate it in flowers.
A photo posted by Modern Vintage Living ? Susie (@oldfashionedsus) on
Loving the boho glam vibe in this image by Stephanie. How stunning is that pop of orange against blue for an instant hit of colour?
Good morning and buenos dias! Woke up to find some new amigas joining us here at Casa Watkins! Bienvenido! I’m hoping to finish painting my cabinet this weekend and I’m drawing colors from this tangerine Indian pillow from @homegoods I purchased last fall. I haven’t made up my mind on which color. Do I play it safe or go for it?! ? A few lovelies have started a hashie today showcasing pillows #saturdaypillowposts. So be sure to show yours off and follow the hostesses.
I’m also loving the moody vibes of these deep teal walls in the home Karen designed. I want to sit with a snifter of brandy (neat, of course) and tinkle the ivories. Never mind that I don’t drink brandy nor do I play the piano – this is fantasy, okay? Jeesh.
A photo posted by making spaces (@makingspacesnet) on
Because sometimes all a space really needs is a pop of red – fact. Adore how this neutral space by Kata is totally lifted by the inclusion of that bag. The artwork and that chest of drawers is pretty damn fabulous as well.
I love the styling of this pretty vignette by Maggie. That pink and gold thing is a lamp base and now I want it.
Spent a cloudy day trying to find the light and @yofserendipity using my #books to get my lamp at just the right height for my #storybookhome #colorshare #designbloggers #colorfulhome #eclectichome #sodomino #mydomain #apartmenttherapy #thriftscorethursday
A photo posted by Maggie (@maggieoverbystudios) on
Love the California Boho vibe of this whole image by Irene but that rug is just everything.
Patterns! They add fun, interest, and visual texture. Use them lots, but keep them on the surface of things– accessories like throw pillows and blankets, rugs and lamp shades–nothing you invest too much time or money in. Why? Alas, patterns don’t have a very long shelf life. Pretty soon all these glorious southwestern motifs are gonna go the way of the chevron. RIP, Chevron. You really rocked 2011.
We totally need more pink buildings in this country too, Natasha. Adore this shot of a blushy pink graceful building in Milano, Italy which has got me feeling a very strong wanderlust. I must travel more!
A photo posted by NATASHA KEOGH HABERMANN (@keogh_habermann) on
Speaking of travel, maybe Cuba instead? How utterly glorious is Hotel Saratoga as captured by Meg? I want to live inside of this picture.
So those are just a few of my favourites! Check out the hashtag for all the images and all the fabulous IGers taking part – and don’t forget to click on those little hearts, follow them and show them some love!
Make sure you use the hashtag #colorshare on your Instagram posts for a chance to be featured in next month’s roundup!
Are you inspired to use more colour in your home? Any favourites? And which is your favourite season and why? I’d love to hear from you!
*Using the hashtag implies you are happy for us to use your images in our posts – fully credited and linked of course to your account! And of course, your IG account needs to be public so we can see your gorgeous images!