As soon as we said “Hello!” to spring, Easter came and went in a flash. Hopefully you’ve had a chance by now to step outside your door without an extra jacket or scarf. Maybe if you’ve been *really* lucky, you’ve started some early garden planting. That is, if you haven’t been dealing with spring allergies like we have here in Atlanta. Can you say insane pollen counts?
We can tell by what’s trending on Pinterest that spring fever is a real thing and we’ve all caught a bit of it. Here’s what we’re loving from Pinterest in April.
If you’re like me, April means finding any excuse to spend time outside. Reading a book? Outside. Taking a nap? Outside. Preparing a meal? I may not have a full outdoor kitchen but I finally learned how to start our charcoal grill by myself so I had another reason to be outside. So why not put a little effort into creating outdoor spaces that inspire, invite and delight? We’ll even let you cheat and copy this gorgeous outdoor room.
1. Sprucing up an Outdoor Living Space for Spring
2. Backyard Transformations From Landscape Designer Chris Lambton
3. Hot Backyard Design Ideas to Try Right Now
4. Outdoor Party Essentials
Your mom will be so happy that you were thinking of her a whole month before Mother’s Day this year (mark your calendars for May 10th). If mom is the type of person who loves a homemade gift, give these DIYs a try.
1. Easy Sew Tote Bag
2. Make a Ruffled Lamp Shade
3. Recycled Can Lanterns
4. 28 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts Mom Will Love
HGTV Smart Home
This time last year we kicked off HGTV Smart Home 2014 and shared all the stylish and tech-friendly details of the home, located in Nashville, TN. Those pins are still popular with our followers, so let’s go back in time, shall we? (P.S. If you haven’t already scoped out this year’s modern Texas farmhouse, what the heck are you waiting for?)
1. Master Bedroom Pictures from HGTV Smart Home 2014
2. Great Room Pictures from HGTV Smart Home 2014
3. Bedroom Pictures form HGTV Smart Home 2014
4. Kitchen Pictures from HGTV Smart Home 2014
Can you believe it’s finally here? After months of waiting, the location for HGTV Smart Home 2014 has finally been announced. The high-tech home will be nestled in Duncanwood Reserve in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tenn.
Be sure to keep up with its progress as the Tudor-style home comes to life! And don’t forget, starting in April 2014, viewers can enter for a chance to win the three bedroom home in Music City, U.S.A.
>>ALSO: TOUR THE JACKSONVILLE BEACH 2013 SMART HOME
–Alert! Alert! This Friday at 5pm/4c is the deadline to enter for a chance to win HGTV’s Smart Home 2013. Enter now, people!–
OK, back to your regularly scheduled programming.
In the kids’ bedroom interior designer Linda Woodrum broke free from the rules of understatement and high regency style. Kitschy, she says, is OK in a space that celebrates family, fun and a child’s first wide-eyed experience at the seashore. “The twin bedroom has great appeal for everyone. The skateboards over the twin beds speak to a young teen, but change those out and it becomes a guest room or a young child’s bedroom,” says Linda.
DESIGNER SPACES FROM LINDA WOODRUM >>
HGTV Smart Home 2013 is here, people! And starting next Thursday (April 11th) at 9am/8c, you can enter to win this high-tech Jacksonville Beach abode. This place is a stunning showpiece that you have to check out for yourself (see below).
Though you can’t start entering to win the house until next week, you can go ahead and help us select housewarming gifts for the winner of the home (and enter to win an identical selection of those goods!).
All the HGTV Smart Home 2013 Details:
360° Views of HGTV Smart Home 2013
The Spectacular Photos
Take a Quick Tour
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