This spring, we’re putting the cold weather behind us, pushing the clock forward, and embracing current trends.
Let your spaces be informed by the latest trends in color and pattern (traditional pastels, unconventional pairings), the natural world, and entertaining in style (mixed metals, statement-worthy serving pieces). These 10 pieces will revitalize your home (and usher in spring) with their colorful palettes and earthy materials.
Moriyama chop plates
Popular in 18th-century England, Willowware is making a big comeback. This elaborate blue-and-white pattern pairs well with gold and silver tones. Cluster these plates on a kitchen wall and pair with other plates of varying sizes. Bonus: Add decorative gold or silver trays or serving pieces to further set them off. $40 each
hand-woven Turkish kilim pillow
It’s no longer faux pas to mix vibrant colors with graphic patterns—and this spring, we’re seeing this all over. These recycled-kilim pillows combine color and geometrics. For a comfy boho vibe, pitch a couple of throw pillows underneath a coffee table, inviting guests to sit around it; the backdrop of a Southwestern-style (or similarly decorated) rug gives even more contrast. $45
Get inspired by tapping into the natural world: Taxidermy, seashells, rocks and minerals, and yes, animal skulls all tell beautiful stories. Rather than displaying on a wall, set a skull atop a stack of books, next to a pretty bowl and a vase full of flowers. This type of vignette creates a unique juxtaposition of life and death that’s completely apropos of spring's cycle-of-life symbolism. $70
Haeger Potteries vase
Pastels are so in, and this vase works in modern and traditional settings. Its organic, biomorphic shape and crackle-glaze exterior capture the innovative design and quality craftsmanship seen in classic Haeger Potteries’ ceramics. Use her in any room as a pretty sculpture or vase. $135
walnut 3-tiered server
Spring facilitates gregariousness after a long winter of alienated cocooning. Become the host with the most—up your serveware and make your home ideal for entertaining during social get-togethers. This server’s rich hue and deep veining give it an earthy, textural quality seldom seen in today’s serving pieces (read: boring monochromatic earthenware). $55
Standard candy scale
Used to weigh candy in the 1900s, this antique iron scale has a tin basket that pinch-hits as impromptu storage and has a storied, rustic feel. Place the scale in the bathroom and use its basket to support an arrangement of rolled-up hand towels. $165
batik horse paintings
Animal motifs, both non-naturalistic and true-to-life, have always been popular, and it’s no exception this season. These black stylized horses are mirror images of one another—and are offset by a bold red background. Here, the artist painted in wax, using a wax-resist technique called batik, in which dye is then applied over the wax, onto fabric. $150 for both
flamingo taking flight
Flamingos are whimsical, tropical decorative staples that take you from spring to summer. Bill Maddux of California first popularized animal figurines (ducklings, cockatoos, hummingbirds) like this in the late-1930s. $85
modernist enamel bowl
Don’t call it a comeback! Enamel’s been here for years… This handmade bowl is both modern and classic. It features a deep red, black, and green colorway and a textured, almost pebbled surface, and is set atop three gold-tone metal feet. $35
brass eagle bookends
Exquisite detail and craftsmanship give these eagle heads a true-to-life appearance. Their solid-brass construction are very Hollywood Regency-style and they’d pair well with a black, white, and gold color scheme. $125
Happy Spring and Happy Hunting!