How to Bring the Outdoors in this Spring

Happy 3rd Day of Spring!! Sunday marked the official first day of Spring and these two Chicago girls are welcoming this new season with very, very open arms.

Casey-placing-terrariumNo offense winter, but we’ve had enough. Don’t get us wrong, we’re grateful for the mild winter here in Chicago (in terms of snow fall, snow days, and sub zero temperatures) but we’re sooo over the cold and can’t wait to enjoy some sunshine… and the ability to actually do projects outside!simon_insta_options

Planting-TerrariumUnfortunately though, March 21st doesn’t magically mean gorgeous spring weather here in Chicago… that would be too easy, right? To hold us over until it’s warm enough to pack away those sweaters once and for all, we are doing the best we can to bring that spring beauty indoors and hopefully Mother Nature will quickly follow suit.Planter-Gold-Frames-Spring-9

Bedside-NightstandWhen we were invited to create a post about how to bring Spring indoors by the Simon SAID blog, we were excited (and honored) to get our butts into gear transitioning our spaces. Here is the list of 5 rookie tips we created to guide our fellow rookies in easily (and pretty quickly) bringing some gorgeous life into your space this spring.Flowers I mean at this point, pretty much any greenery or new color is a win in our playbook, so if you only get around to following one or two of the tips, we’re proud of you!!

Planter-Gold-Frames-Spring-6Anyone else very ready for Spring?! Bright colors, patterns, the ability to wear shorts + sandals, tulips, longer days, heck even Spring Cleaning…. we’re excited for ALL OF IT!

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  • Kallie

    Ah that wooden Target vase is stunning – I’m still so sad Target left Canada! Gah and that West Elm planter is soooo nice! Did you get the large size or medium?

    • This one is the medium and it is HUGE & super heavy! I love it….but hard to move around. haha.

  • shawnna griffin

    hey girls love the post! Happy Spring!

  • Trang

    So happy to welcome spring! I’m heading on my first trip to Chicago for 2106 and just couldn’t be more excited to walk around and be IN Chi-town. I love your city.
    Where did you get the plant stand in the last photo? Is it from West Elm – cuing the note below from another reader. I love the simplicity of it.

    • Yes, it’s from West Elm! It’s really nice and this is the “medium” size. Let us know when you’ll be in town! We’d love to meet up for coffee or a cocktail!

    • Trang

      I’d love the opportunity to toast you with cocktail! I’m arriving in Chicago tomorrow morning and leaving Sunday morning. I’m staying off of Halstead, in Boy’s Town.

    • If you’re around tomorrow afternoon, I am free to grab a coffee or something! Shoot us an email and we can play 🙂 [email protected]