Did you happen to catch my Fresh Design Tips, Tricks & Trends for Spring 2019? After a Winter that far overstayed its welcome our readers were apparently eager to put some Spring in their steps AND spaces. Whether you were inspired to clean out the clutter or bring on the blooms, we at Northern Heart + Home were thrilled to see this article draw our largest audience to date!

A lot of you asked how you could integrate a few key items to create the looks pictured for less. We love hearing from you, so don’t hesitate to let us know what you would like to see more of! Below are links that will allow you to easily and affordably shop from anywhere. Among them are offerings from some of my favourite Northern Ontario online sellers and sources.

Here are my Top Spring Style Buys for Your Home organized by Trend:

The Difference is in the Details

When it comes to design, it’s the little things that matter. Every detail combines to define the look of a room, so giving a space a fresh feel can be as simple as updating a few key pieces. Use open shelving as a way to showcase new decor elements this Spring. Start with clean and crisp white ceramics that are contrasted by bold pops of colour. Yellow is a popular choice this season, so add saturated citrus decor or a bold citrine statement wall. This shade will instantly help create the feeling of a warm and sunny space.

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Click to view: White Ceramic Vases, Set of 3

Click to view: Squanzi Quilted Throw available online and in select stores at Sudbury, ON based Stitch and Stone

Click to view: Floating White Wall Shelf

Big and Bold

From graphically patterned fabrics, oversized furniture, and geometric statement art – bigger is definitely better. Bonus points if you use a timeless combo like black and white to create a bold but balanced look.

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Click to view: Black Tripod Lamp with White and Gold Accents

Click to view: Black and White Graphic Print by North Bay, On based Maverick Design & Co

Click to view: Black and White Area Rug

Less IS More

Anyone and everyone is talking about Marie Kondo these days. If you haven’t read her books The Lifechanging Art of Tidying Up and Spark Joy or seen her Netflix series yet, do so now! Although it’s true you can have it all, ask yourself do you really need it? Clean out the clutter, organize, and keep only what matters most to you. If it sparks joy save it, if not – send joy to someone else by selling it/donating it/gifting it.

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Click to view: Spark Joy

Click to view: Kate Spade Triple Notebook Set

Click to view: Kate Spade Stationary Tackle Box

Source Sustainably

I always encourage my design clients to buy local, remix pieces they already have or reclaim those others no longer want. Look at all the sustainable options available, and select those that are best suited to your lifestyle and budget. Incorporate natural materials that are sustainably sourced like wood, stone, concrete and granite where possible. This nod to nature will help bring an organic feel and sense of serenity to your space.

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Click here to view: Umbra Trigg Hanging Concrete Planter

Click to view: Assorted Vintage and Hand Carved Utensils by Sudbury, ON based Wooly Mammoth Crafts

Click here to view: Marble Granite Top Coffee Table

Bring the Outside In

From botanicals to blooms, who doesn’t love using nature to add a little life to a room?! If you don’t have a green thumb, fear not. The natural motif can extend to furniture, fabrics, wall art and wall coverings as well. Fabulous florals in contrasting colours or exotic animal elements are an easy way to elevate your space.

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Click to view: White Ceramic Elephant

Click here to view: Floral Print by North Bay, ON based The Magic of Lines

Click here to view: Modern Plant Pot Set

Curves the Word

Sleek and streamlined pieces will always be popular but curved furniture is making a big Spring style statement. From the round to the uniquely shaped, find a way to embrace curves this season! Curved vintage light fixtures in brass or copper, candy coloured accents and fresh flowers will help complete the space.

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Click to view Round Glass Table with Matte Gold Frame

Click to view Pillow Covers Blue, Turquoise, Cyan and Lime by cottage country-loved Canadian brand Mazizmuse

Click to view: Round Modern Swivel Ottoman

Who are some of your favourite Northern Ontario online sellers and sources? Let us know!!

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