Home Made

Story Time Clock designed by Jim Rosenau for The Repurposed Library by Lisa Occhipinti

Although spring's arrival in New York has been hesitant at best, there's just something about this time of year that incites a need for a refresh, especially at home. There's no quicker or more personal way to liven things up than with handmade decor, and STC Craft books are chock-full of luscious inspiration for making some changes around your place. Here are some of my favorite ways to perk things up for the new season:

Getting organized is an essential part of the process, but it doesn't have to be boring. These monogrammed plates and colorful hook organizer from Past & Present by Amy Azzarito are a great way to put some order to all of the little bits that clutter up an entryway:


From L to R: Empire-Inspired Plates designed by Julia Rothman; Hollywood Hang-It-All designed by Ashley Meaders

Sometimes, all you need to transform an uninspiring piece of furniture is a quick coat of fresh paint! Printing by Hand by Lena Corwin has so many inspiring projects to choose from:


From L to R: Linen Lampshade and Dressed-Up Dresser

New textiles instantly update a room, and even just one bright, graphic pillow or throw makes a big impact. I love these options from Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy and More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson.


From L to R: Zigzag Cushions from Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes ; Bright Stripes Blanket from More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

Everything feels so much more homey with greenery around, and a small terrarium, like this one from Twig Terrarium's Tiny World Terrariums , and a handmade vase filled with fresh flowers, like this one from Crafting a Meaningful Home by Meg Mateo Ilasco, are a great way to bring the outside in:


From L to R: Adventurers Terrarium designed from Tiny World Terrariums; Rockite Bottle Vases designed by Anna Corpron & Sean Auyeung from Crafting a Meaningful Home

Make sure to follow us on Pinterest for more inspiration! What are your favorite ways to spruce up your home come spring? We'd love to hear in the comments!