MyDomaine’s Guide to a Spring Refresh for Your Home
Gabrielle Savoie, an editor at MyDomaine, is an authority on the home space. From under-the-radar trends to decorating hacks, she’s the person to turn to for tips on crafting a beautifully curated home. Hailing from New York City, she understands the importance of decorative accessories that also serve a purpose. Find out how she refreshes her home for spring.
When the clocks spring forward and the weather warms up, my first instinct is to run outside and relish in the joys of summer days to come—but not before giving my home a quick refresh. After all, while I love a day spent poolside with a good book, summer afternoons also mean entertaining friends and family. The good news? A spring refresh isn’t about overhauling your entire decor—it’s about infusing it with a few nods to warmer weather so you can enjoy your home with your nearest and dearest. Because time is of the essence, I’m showing you how to refresh each room with five products or less—so you can get back to enjoying the blissful balmy weather.
Upgrade your living room by swapping out heavier elements like cashmere throws and wool-blend pillows for lighter linens. Throw in a fresh accent rug in a low pile. Next, update your walls: art that depicts the outdoors is a great way to bring the outside in. You can also hang a mirror on a wall opposite a window to reflect the greenery outside. Finish off your space with a speaker to play upbeat summer tunes, and don’t forget to light a breezy scented candle. Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino, which smells of the Italian Riviera in summer months, is the perfect scent.
In the bedroom, start with the obvious: your bedding. No one wants to sweat through summer nights in flannel sheets. Opt for crisp white sheets, and fold a quilt at the foot of the bed for cooler nights. An accent pillow brings the whole look together. Finish off with a fresh scent and the ultimate luxury: a silk sleep mask. Trust me on this: once you own one, you’ll never be able to sleep without it.
The bathroom is the perfect place to invest in little luxuries that make the morning and evening routines feel a bit more elevated. To refresh your bathroom, start with towels and bathmats. Throw away anything that feels ratty or looks worn, and upgrade to plush Calvin Klein white towels for a ’90s model look. Add fresh accents to your vanity, like a crystal soap dish and an oval mirror, then finish off with the crème de la crème of bath products—I love Aesop’s hand balm.