Hey friends, I’m Becca over at drivingmissmacey.com, a SAHM of two, road trip lover, and constant décor rearranger. FIVE boxes later, Decocrated remains my most favorite box to get in the mail. I’m obsessed.
Hey Y'all, it’s also Samantha from @thepinkenvelope . After the flurry of Valentine’s is over, I am usually a bit over color and ready to bring in more neutral tones into my home until I decorate for Easter. So I am excited to share with you all how I am incorporating my Decocrated Spring 2021 box into this look.
First up: Becca!
A little about my decor style: I love a classic and clean aesthetic. I’m not afraid of pops of color and pattern, blues and stripes are my favorite! Plus, I’m always here for an extra throw pillow or two. Can I get an amen? I typically gravitate towards cool & neutral tones in my home but more recently I’ve been branching out into the warmer tones. This Spring Box perfectly complimented my desire to venture into a warmer color pallet, particularly with a few of the wood pieces. I can’t wait to show you!
You guys. I LOVE a mantel update. Previously we lived in a house that didn’t have a mantel and I forgot how much joy it brings me to rearrange and play around with different pieces until I find something that makes me smile. A must have? Florals. For this particular mantel I knew I was going to include one of my favorite spring flowers, the tulip. But first I needed to warm up the white wood a little. I went with a rose gold mirror, my favorite piece of driftwood, and the Decocrated floral frame set. I love starting with something round, so I felt like the rose gold mirror was the perfect place to start. It’s a bit reflective too, so it catches the light and creates a lovely interest. The driftwood brings in a bit of earthiness and I love how quirky and unique it is. It was actually a gift from my grandparents when they lived in Jackson Hole, so it has some wonderful sentimental value as well! Then I added the floral frames. You guys, they are perfection. I love them side by side, stacked, or as seen above on a diagonal.
For fun I also snapped a quick photo of them stacked, I love them like this too!
Here’s a view of the florals up close. All the heart eyes!!
This gorgeous armoire is always fun to decorate. I love how it hides all my crap. Thank goodness for drawers and cupboards! Again, I love adding florals or greenery to soften up a scene. Eucalyptus is another favorite and added just the right amount of movement.
I mixed in some texture with the antique fisherman’s basket. My dad is an avid fisherman so I guess you could say this was my sentimental piece of choice, just like the driftwood on my mantel. I love when decor doesn’t just look pretty but also means something. These pieces are always really important to me to include. It makes a space feel more personal.
When I saw that this spring box included a clip frame, I was thrilled! I immediately added the featured artist’s art. I mean, how lovely is this piece? Living in the Seattle area, this quote meant more to me than I can describe! We have been in such a season of rain and this is the perfect reminder of what’s to come in the spring time!
As I shared earlier, I’m a decor mover/rearranger so don’t let this final scene surprise you! Here’s a full view of my mantel that includes both of the spring box pieces we’ve been chatting about. I truly like to keep things simple because the mantel speaks for itself, but these gorgeous wood pieces from Decocrated really transformed it into a warm and inviting space.
Up Next: Samantha!
The Art of Layering
It’s Samantha here again! One thing to know about me: I am a girl who loves layers! I like to stack things tall and wide; anything that can bring dimension to my design, I am here for it. You will see the Wooden Floral Print set, the Framed Art Pieces, and the stack of 3 books that came in my Spring 2021 Decocrated box on my fireplace mantel. You will also see the lattice crate from the Decocrated Spring 2019 box flipped upside down to add height to my floral print set. I added a fresh magnolia wreath that I purchased over 5 years ago that has since dried out to create a beautiful background. And I also placed some faux garden roses in a vase to add height and just a subtle pop of Spring. This warm tone fireplace design is the perfect offset to the reds, pinks, and whites we have enjoyed.
Don’t have a fireplace mantle? Perhaps your significant other has placed the tv there? It’s all good; these pieces can go anywhere in your home! While Valentine’s was still set up in the living room, I decorated my laundry room, yes you read that right, with these exact same pieces. With as much time as I spend in there, I figure it deserves to look warm, cozy, and cute! I used the stack of 3 books to add height to the lamp and placed the other items on either side of my Laundry sign.
About the Authors
Becca is in her early 30’s and lives just outside Seattle with her husband, whom she met on Tinder (crazy right!?), and her two kids Macey (3) and Harrison (1). Life is pretty full with two young kids but in her “free time” Becca loves a good mani-pedi, a hike with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, or a day-date to bubble tea with her daughter.
She started her blog (www.drivingmissmacey.com) after she left the workforce to become a stay at home mom back in 2017. Driving Miss Macey has become a place where Becca loves to highlight her favorite small businesses, share bits of her life in the trenches of motherhood, post a good sale find, and connect with other women who are also sharing their passions! Follow along here: www.drivingmissmacey.com. And be sure to check her out on Instagram too: @drivingmissmacey.
Samantha is a mid 30’s mom of 2 daughters and wife to a commercial photographer. She thrives on her DIY cash home remodel, wine, subscription boxes, Curly Girl Method, and empowering other women to be their best selves. She loves animals and the great outdoors, including her cats, fish, turtle, and her backyard chickens. Honest, sincere, and tons of fun, Samantha loves her Jesus and attributes all joy and success to Him!
The Pink Envelope is an online community that follows the journey of Samantha as she reviews subscription boxes, shows how to renovate your home on a budget, tips, and tricks to tackling the Curly Girl Method (and only washing your hair once a week), as well as San Antonio’s charm to curate the best of the best to add intentionality and joy to her family and yours. See more on Samantha’s blog www.thepinkenvelope.com and on her YouTube channel www.youtube.com/c/thepinkenvelope