Despite my best efforts at ushering in spring, it snowed on Tuesday – but I’m still able to create a vibrant, floral, and easy spring tablescape thanks to Décors Véronneau, a Quebec-based company specializing in artificial plants, flowers and exclusive home décor. For our collaboration, I was provided my choice of artificial plants, flowers, and decor, and given free rein to inject some joy into the lakehouse. I decided to create an easy spring tablescape and decorate the dining room for the season.
Unsurprisingly, I gravitated toward the aqua velvet hydrangeas and blue wax flowers. Handy Hubby and I created a simple, mid-century modern meets beachy DIY planter for them, using leftover plywood and lumber. I painted the box with a sky blue chalk paint but left the legs bare wood. Check back next week for the tutorial, but for now drink in the color. This faux flower arrangement looks so lush on the dining room credenza but I kept the arrangement casual and laid back. I wanted the flowers to look as if they were moving in the (soft, warm) breeze. Inside, the flowers are held in place with foam and topped with moss for added realism. I even tucked in a few strands of pink cascading succulents for a secret touch on pink, which you’ll have to come back to see!
The aqua velvet hydrangeas have such a luxe look and almost a sculptural quality. I’m already planning to make a hydrangea wreath because I want this burst of turquoise velvet to greet me at the door.
Beside my new DIY planter, I placed a faux fiddle leaf fig. I’m always admiring them in homes on Instagram, but I’ve never seen one (real or faux) for sale locally in my small city. I love the idea of faux, because that means I can tuck it into a gloomy corner to inspire a little cheeriness, without worrying about it dying because of improper light. This faux fiddle leaf fig is especially realistic, with little buds and irregularities, plus thick glossy leaves. I placed it in a natural belly basket for a casual, beachy vibe.
On the dining room table, I created a minimalist centerpiece with faux Lily of the Valley flowers.
Lily of the Valley is my absolute favorite flower and luckily I have a lot of it growing in my garden, but I’ll have to wait until mid-June for them to bloom around here. That’s pretty late for them, but it means they flower for my birthday – yay! Until then, I can still enjoy the delicate shape with these faux lily of the valleys. In my municipality, we can’t recycle glass so I’ve been saving jars. I painted them with the same blue chalk paint I used for the planter, for a cohesive look. Chalk paint comes in spray cans now, for a factory finish, but brushing on the paint with an inexpensive foam brush created an equally nice, handmade finish. You could easily add ribbons or twine to decorate the upcycled jars, but I prefer the modern look of just the matte painted glass.
For the rest of my easy spring tablescape, the blush pink table runner with turquoise beaded trim is a simple DIY project (which you can find here). The trim just happened to match these turquoise round woven placements from Décors Véronneau. I love the vibrant color and the round shape works well with my oval dining table. The daisy napkin rings are another quick DIY project (stop by the lakehouse next week to catch the tutorial). I painted them to coordinate with the runner and placements, then used one bouquet of daisies to adorn them. The ice dyed napkins, which tie in the soft blue of the mason jars and DIY planter, are an older DIY project. The turquoise frosted glasses were a gift from a family member – who shipped them all the way here, which was such a happy mail day. I love a cool, monochrome palette of blues and turquoise, but it’s warmed up with the blush pink and the warm wood tone of my vintage teak table.
I originally intended to add a trio of faux lamb’s ear plants to my DIY planter box, but when they arrived they were so adorable that I didn’t want them getting lost among the blooms. I ended up “potting” them in three vintage McCoy planters, which boast a spring-inspired basketweave design. I added some moss on top for a little more realism and these have been moving around the house because they just look perfect everywhere. Hubby keeps gently rubbing the leaves, saying “they look SO real!”
I hope you liked this easy spring tablescape and picked up some cute spring decor ideas. It’s no secret that I don’t have a green thumb, so I’m excited to tuck a few faux plants into my collection to keep the greenery vibrant in the lakehouse all year round. Be sure to check back next week to learn how to make that modern rectangular planter – plus how to whip up those easy napkin rings! I’ll also be making a spring wreath – I just want it to stop snowing first, because I’m worried a surprise blizzard might knock it right off the door. Ahhh, spring…
Huge thanks to Décors Véronneau for sponsoring this post and sending beautiful supplies for this styling project – in addition to the spring-inspired DIY projects you’ll see next week. Readers have asked me to partner with more Canadian brands and I invite every opportunity to collaborate with great Canadian companies and shops. I have been super impressed with the quality of products from Décors Véronneau – and yay, no duties with shipping!
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