Creating Spring Vignettes with Decocrated

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Here in the Midwest, spring is fickle, showing up warm and pleasant one day and giving the cold shoulder the next. Additionally, many people are sheltering in place, to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus, limiting traditional spring activities.

The good news is, we can welcome the season into our homes by creating spring vignettes with Decocrated. With this subscription box company, spring is delivered, literally, to our front doors.

For more information about Decocrated Curated Home, check out my recent review. And then discover the versatility of decorating with the spring Decocrated pieces.

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The Spring Curated Home

Decocrated staff works year around, researching trends, watching HGTV and scrolling through Pinterest, curating the best in home decor so that their clients look like decorating pros. Subscription boxes ship out at the beginning of each season, offering fresh decor pieces to incorporate into any decorating style. Each season’s pieces mix well with previous boxes and items you already own.

The spring collection is built around a palette of dusty blues and soft blushes, with accent colors of green, black and gold. It’s the perfect transition from the cozy colors of winter to the soft stirrings of spring.

Spring’s featured artist is Kelly Merkur. Kelly believes that femininity and strength coexist beautifully and she draws inspiration from that truth. Color is an important element of her work and she enjoys creating art through experimentation without restriction.

Kelly Merkur Spring Decocrated Artist
Kelly Merkur Decocrated Spring Artist

Creating Spring Vignettes with Decocrated

My home is more than 120 years old. Over the years we’ve updated portions of it, adding central heat and air, opening up rooms and building a front deck. However, the house retains its vintage charm. The ceilings are high, the windows huge and the original wood floors bear the marks of time.

My decorating style is eclectic, a combination of farmhouse, modern and vintage. I absolutely love combining pieces in fresh and interesting ways, creating vignettes that tell stories.

Decocrated perfectly supports my decorating style. Opening each box is a delight as I pull pieces out and oooooh and aaaaah over them. My creativity fires up as I mentally sort through what I already own, imagining a variety of fun combinations.

Using items from the Decocrated spring box, I focused on three primary areas: the entry table, the armoire and chair next to the entry table and a top shelf on a bookcase.

Entry Table Spring Vignette
Creating Spring Vignettes with Decocrated – the entry table

The Entry Table

Beneath a 1914 E. Ingraham pendulum clock, that works only when it wants to, rests my little entry way table.

Top Shelf

The small chippy table next to my front door is fun to decorate. I change the decor on its two surfaces at least six times a year, in accordance with seasons, holidays and my mood.

For this season of rebirth, I began by using the pillow cover from the winter Decocrated box as my foundation. The flip side of the cover is a plain, deep rose color, perfect for the pieces from the spring box.

The abstract framed art piece from Decocrated is the focal point with its vibrant colors. I added a couple of my own books, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Books make excellent risers, stacking to create height. I chose these two books for their soft colors, which match the print well. And, I smiled when I realized both books contain the word “magic” in their titles. Perfect.

A small vintage brass basket filled with speckled eggs rests atop the books.

The gold tabletop organizational set from Decocrated completes the vignette. Perfect for sorting artist brushes and pencils, organizing office supplies or holding flower buds, the set is versatile. Separate the pieces or group them together. I used three of the canisters in the tray, adding artificial flowers and a white candle.

Creating Spring Vignettes with Decocrated table top
Table top vignette

Lower Shelf

For the lower shelf on my chippy table, Decocrated’s metal lantern with a black finish anchors the vignette. Dress this piece up with floral picks or down with a simple candle. I added a white pillar candle and a playful candle ring.

The fourth gold canister from the tabletop set finds a home on the lower shelf. I dropped a sprig of artificial flowers into it. And the tabletop sign from the winter box completes this vignette. The opposite side features a cozy winter print. This side simply states, “there may be no thing greater than a life well loved.” What a great daily reminder.

Beneath the vignette a vintage doily covers the shelf.

Lower Shelf Spring Vignette
Creating Spring Vignettes with Decocrated – lower shelf

The Wooden Chair and Armoire

Next to the entry table, and wedged into a corner between two long windows, is a large wooden armoire. It features various drawers and shelves, one of which holds a television. A vintage wooden chair props open one of the armoire doors.

The Decocrated spring box contains a burlap tote, with the words “It’s what’s inside that counts” printed on it. I love it! For the past year I’ve consciously reduced plastic use. This roomy bag is perfect for toting groceries home from the store or holding my laptop and vast assortment of notebooks, pens and journals when I’m on the go again. It means a lot to plant based me that the bag is fashioned from sturdy burlap and a faux leather strap.

I hung the burlap bag from the top of the armoire door. Grouped on the wooden chair beneath the bag is my straw gardening hat, and a pillow sporting a teal blue cover. Decocrated provides two such pillow covers in the spring box. A standard 16″ or 20″ pillow insert fits within each cover.

The other teal blue pillow found a place among small pillows topping an old folded quilt, in my grandfather’s WWII army trunk. I moved that rusty trunk in front of the armoire during the holidays and I’ve left it there for now.

I enjoy looking at this whole area, seated across the room in my favorite chair. The flow of colors and textures appeals to me and I appreciate how the Decocrated pieces blend with my own. And, that bag is easily grabbed on my way out the door, making it practical as well as decorative.

Armoire Vignette
Creating Spring Vignettes with Decocrated – armoire and vintage wooden chair

Bookcase Shelf

This three shelf bookcase, in the dining room, holds very few books. I commandeered it from Greg a couple of years ago, removing the books so I could create more vignettes on the shelves. I rearrange these shelves with the seasons and holidays, as I do most surfaces in my house.

Currently the lower two shelves hold travel related items. The top shelf switched over to a playful spring vignette, featuring items from the winter and spring Decocrated boxes.

Included in the spring box are two 4″x6″ prints. One is double sided, with “Live in Color” printed on the abstract side and on the other, an artistic heart with “Home is Where My Heart Is”. The welcome postcard also doubles as a cute print.

I framed the “Live in Color” print and tucked it into a rustic wood and metal tray, stood on its side. Greg makes these and they are so cute! The trio of ceramic trees, from the Decocrated winter box shares space perfectly with the print. I love those trees and intend to use them throughout the year.

The Decocrated magnetic chalkboard is fun and practical. It’s accompanied by six colorful art magnets that perfectly secure note cards, shopping lists, or photos. For the spring vignette, the board has a home on the top shelf of the bookcase. The “Love Every Little Thing You Do” postcard inspires me, as do the two artist cards from my trip to Edinburgh.

I’ll be moving the board into my creative studio soon, where it will keep me organized with notes, inspirational quotes and dates to remember.

Completing this spring vignette is a rustic wooden birdhouse and two bright red ceramic birds. A simple red and white linen defines the space.

Creating Spring Vignettes with Decocrated bookcase shelf
Creating Spring Vignettes with Decocrated – bookcase shelf

Get Your Decocrated Spring Box

I enjoyed creating these spring vignettes with Decocrated. The pieces are so versatile and work well with any decorating style. I love that I can keep using them, season by season, incorporating new Decocrated items with the ones I have. Plus, I can include my own decor pieces and vintage finds just as easily. Stay tuned for Easter vignettes, featuring vintage holiday pieces and Decocrated spring decor.

It’s so simple to receive Decorated subscription boxes, right to your door. You too can create your own vignettes, that tell your unique stories.

Click this link for the Decocrated spring box, and use this discount code for 10% off the price of your first box: CINDYLAUDERDALEMOORE10 or use code CINDYLAUDERDALEMOORE30 for 30% off a yearly subscription.

I’d love to see what you create!

Creating Spring Vignettes with Decocrated pillows

 

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Decocrated Subscription Box Review

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Thank you to Decocrated for sending me the Winter 2019 subscription box for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

Subscription boxes are a fun…and popular…way to try products from different companies. For a set fee, boxes are delivered right to your front door. And the possibilities are endless.

Do you have a pet, love beauty products, enjoy the latest fashions? There’s a subscription box to meet your needs or further your interests. In fact, it’s estimated that in the US alone there are more than 500 different kinds of subscription boxes. Subscriptions vary in price and frequency of delivery, providing affordable options for everyone.

When Decocrated contacted me about trying one of their boxes, I responded immediately. This opportunity offered a fun first experience and created anticipation for receiving a box full of products, curated for the home.

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What is Decocrated?

Decocrated is a subscription box company that offers carefully selected home decor items. The boxes ship every three months, coinciding with the change of seasons. The company’s mission is to create a beautiful story every season and deliver it to your front door so you can focus on important things, like creating memories.

The pieces all work together, and easily mix with what you already own, creating a fresh look without spending hours shopping. Each box typically contains six to eight pieces, worth approximately $200 total, for a quarterly fee of $79.99.

Included in the box is a booklet filled with decorating tips and ideas for incorporating what you have on hand, so that you can create your own personalized look. A Decocrated subscription box is a fun way to transform your house into a home and tell your unique stories.

Decocrated Subscription Box
Who doesn’t love to receive a box full of goodies?

The Decocrated Subscription Box – Winter 2019

I felt extremely excited about receiving my first subscription box. Mine arrived the third week in December, giving me an early Christmas! I’m especially fond of home decor and creating vignettes, which do indeed tell stories.

Here are the beautiful items from the winter box:

Double Sided Art Print

This 4×6 inch art card is printed on both sides. One side features iconic winter items while the other lists the memorable elements of the season. Pop the card into a frame, clip to a board or simply attach it to a mirror or the refrigerator.

I placed mine in a 5×7 frame, using a piece of festive scrapbook paper behind it. I love that it works well during the holidays and then remains suitable for the entire winter season.

Decocrated Double Sided Art Print
Decocrated Double Sided Art Print, framed.
Two Double Sided Pieces
The two double sided items…art card and tabletop sign.

Double Sided Tabletop Sign

I also appreciate the double sided tabletop sign. It works wonderfully well with some of the other Decocrated winter decor. And flipping the sign over, it becomes an inspirational quote for the rest of the year. I love the versatility of such pieces.

Decocrated tabletop and ceramic trees
Decocrated tabletop sign and ceramic trees.

Ceramic Trees

I have a thing for trees. In nature they draw me. At home I group them throughout the house, using real trees in pots and an assortment of tree-shaped decor pieces. I love this ceramic set from Decocrated.

These beautiful pieces mixed well with my Christmas decorations, however, I enjoy trees year around. I’ll find fresh vignettes for them with every seasonal change.

Decocrated Holiday Vignette
Holiday vignette with Decocrated pieces.

Winter Pillow Cover and Woven Throw

These textile pieces create such cozy vibes. The pillow cover fits standard 18″ or 20″ foam pillows. I used an 18″ pillow that I already own. The colorful print on the pillow looks great on a bench or sofa, paired with the soft woven throw.

I created a cheery holiday vignette with the pillow, throw, tabletop sign, tray (included in the Decocrated subscription box as well) and ceramic trees. After Christmas the pieces combined in fresh ways with other items.

Cozy Decocrated Pillow
What a fun print on this pillow cover!
Soft woven throw.
Soft, woven throw is large enough to snuggle under.

Holiday Tray

I love using trays to create vignettes on. This tray has a stamped metal base and walnut finished sides, with metal handles. It’s the perfect size to hold decor or a stack of books or an afternoon snack.

This adorable…and functional…tray will remain in use throughout the year.

Tray with metal base
Sweet tray with stamped metal base.
Decocrated Tray
And it’s perfect for afternoon tea.

Metal Envelope

Metal items add such interest to decor. I use metal pieces in my garden and in my home so I ooohed and aaaahed when I opened this box. The galvanized metal envelope hangs on the wall or tucks upright into a wooden box, holding mail, floral arrangements or keepsakes.

I hung the envelope in my creative studio. It currently holds artist cards that I purchased last summer in Edinburgh, Scotland. With a bit of artificial ivy added, it pairs cozily with an inspirational metal sign.

Decocrated Metal Envelope
I enjoy metal pieces, such as this envelope.
Metal Envelope holding artistic cards.
Decocrated metal envelope holding cards from Edinburgh.

Wooden Tags

These fun tags are just the right size to hang on the tree as ornaments or attach to gifts. Sorry, family, I kept all of mine! I hung the messages of joy and peace on a small artificial tree in my studio. Daily they remind me of all that I am grateful for.

Wooden tags
Wooden tags…
Decocrated tags
…adorn a small tree.

My Thoughts About the Decocrated Subscription Box

I am delighted with the quality of this subscription box. The pieces are fun, versatile and charming. They mix well with any style decor and work with a multitude of other pieces. Although the winter theme is definitely coziness, I love that most of the decor items transition from the holidays to other seasons.

As the seasons change, I enjoy switching up my decor without having to buy a lot of additional accessories. I like to primarily use the vintage pieces I own, in fresh ways, creating vignettes that tell unique stories.

That makes Decocrated a perfect match for my decorating style. Their pieces allow me to create more with what I have and to freshen any room in my house.

Check out their website by clicking the link below. The winter box is currently on sale for an amazing price. I’m excited to see what spring beauties Decocrated offers!

Decocrated Subscription Boxes

Use code CINDYLAUDERDALEMOORE10 for 10% of your first box or CINDYLAUDERDALEMOORE30 to save 30% off a yearly subscription.

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Oh how exciting…to open a Decocrated Subscription Box!

 

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