Katie Rosenfeld: Spring Refresher Crash Course

April 5, 2011

Okay, it's officially time to take down any leftover holiday decor both inside and out. I must admit, much to my chagrin, I do still see some stragglers around, and with the forsythia budding, it signals that spring is now here! What I love to do around this time is switch my house over to spring/summer—much like I would my closet. I am so ready to take all the heavy fabrics we New Englanders love during winter, like velvet and chenille and wool, and send them rolled up into the basement, where all my linen and cotton replacements have been hibernating. Here's my short plan:

1.Throw a cotton Madeline Weinrib dhurrie on the family room floor and roll up my wool Stark Antelope rug. The cotton rug screams summer a very Somethings Gotta Give in flavor, so crisp and clean.

Photo courtesy of Madeline Weinrib

2. Make linen pillows out of my favorite Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon in the newest color: Mocha. I'll remove the heavy Brunschwig ikat pillows from the sofa.


Photo courtesy of Schumacher

3. Search for bright accessories for tabletop, powder room and anywhere I can put them!


Photo courtesy of Pieces


Photo courtesy of C. Bell


Photo courtesy of Worlds Away

4. One thing I love to do is to bring the outdoors inside. I am crazy for these lanterns: place them next to the fireplace, on the floor next to a console, on tabletop, kitchen counter, anywhere!


Photo courtesy of Crate & Barrel

This planter has it all: seaside motif and the perfect form for one of my favorite low maintenance indoor plants—succulents. I would place this on a kitchen counter or table and leave it all summer long.


Photo courtesy of Restoration Hardware

5. Dress the beds with fresh white cotton blankets for those breezy nights when we can actually open the windows:


Photo courtesy of Matouk


Photo courtesy of Cococozy

Now, that's refreshing. . . .


Katie Rosenfeld Katie Rosenfeld is a residential interior designer who believes everyone's home should reflect their own personality. She has lived and worked in Boston, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York and Florida. She currently resides in Weston, Mass., with her husband, two daughters and a poodle named Trudie. Please visit Katie's own blog, Bogle Street, and Web site.

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