Springtime along with the anticipation of summer in Vancouver is a profound culmination of many things; the changing quality of light, a lightening of layers, the sound of gentle winds playfully rustling in the new growth of cherry blossoms and daffodils...
Truly a sense of liberation from the long winter and bringing new hope for a brighter future.
Design and interior styling becomes more deliberate with clearer, more vibrant colours. New spring designs embrace lighter materials and a softening of angles for a more whimsical approach - rounded lines peppered with large scale florals and botanicals. Happy colours prevail such as corals and forest inspired greens with pale yellows redirecting the former mindset of grey in a new direction.
Background colours have warmed infusing comfort as whites become shaded and ivory becomes the new white. Soft ombré pastels reflect a desire for gentleness and hope.
Create romantic ambiance with a new fragrance for your home; one of the season’s favourites is the Paris candle by Baobab evoking fond thoughts of France in late springtime with its scents of linden, tulip and chestnut blossoms.
Continue the theme of renewing and refreshing with a personal at home spa day with fresh towels in happy colours.
The anticipation of warmer days is reflected in imagery of the seashore, coral shapes and washed out tones recalling sun-bleached surfaces at the water's edge. Long awaited florals are introduced with unexpected colours, many with exotic hues and others lending a more neutral palette of sepia and linen.
The coveted entry into the local growing period makes fresh produce and lighter cuisine more available. No matter how large your outdoor space adding a decorative tablecloth and fun accessories will enhance your pleasure. Set the table, try a new recipe and bring back fond memories of far away places.
Dramatic table dressing enlivens our moods and adds splendor to outdoor spaces which have become essential to provide safe social interactions. Our desire to be outside in nature or dining al fresco are all part of the seasonal metamorphosis.
A classic Aperol Spritz always speaks to summer - Cheers!