Modern Farmhouse Spring Home Tour

Sharing my modern farmhouse Spring home tour inspired by nature!
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Friends, welcome! I am absolutely delighted that you are here! And if you're coming from Casa Watkins Living , a special "hello!" I hope you choose to stay awhile! This tour is part of the 2018 Spring Tour of Homes hosted by Monica Wants It. I encourage you to visit all the participating bloggers listed at the end of my tour for loads of Spring decorating inspiration all week long!

Spring has officially arrived both here in S Texas and in our modern farmhouse!

As I was thinking of how I would decorate for Spring this year, I truly desired simple! Yes I have bins of eggs and bunnies and cute stuff up in my attic, but I just wasn't feeling it.

You know what I WAS feeling?............

.................................................. spring in Oregon!

We lived in Oregon in the late 90's and early 2000's, back when our boys were little. We had a huge yard that was part sun and part shade. The sunny area of our yard was home to a large garden....we grew apples, pears, grapes, berries and veggies of all kinds. In fact, we used to joke that we could jam a stick into the ground and it would grow something edible! The soil was rich and fertile. I would often find my son Kyle out in the garden, helping himself to some fresh snacks ๐Ÿ˜‡

The shady part of our yard, under the native pines, was home to ferns, succulents, hostas and spongy moss that thrived in the damp shade.

It was woodsy and literally thriving with life!

I wanted to bring that feeling into my home this Spring! I achieved a small fraction of that beauty because nature is pretty hard to beat, isn't it? ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ„


I've already shared my blue and white additions and transferware collection in   this post, and well as a tutorial for that stenciled sign. My dining room is one of my favorite rooms to play around with.

For Spring, I added moss, succulents, trailing vines and a few flowers to what I already had.

If you want to learn how easy it is to make these Rae Dunn inspired resurrection eggs, click here for a tutorial.

I really like how the blue and white is enhanced by all the greenery!

This succulent centerpiece was so easy to make and most items were purchased at the dollar store! I'll be sharing a tutorial next week. Click here to subscribe so you don't miss it!

Let's move into the kitchen.


My kitchen is a great blank canvas for pretty much anything! The cabinets are white, countertops black marble and the walls a soft shade of gray.

I recently repurposed a craft cabinet because I needed some additional storage and display space for my large collection of vintage white ironstone and of course, more  Rae Dunn!

A few more eggs, moss and wildflowers (which I'm pretty sure are weeds...but they're pretty weeds! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ) from my backyard adorn this sweet cabinet.

My large island can quickly become a dumping ground and look really messy. I found this large galvanized tray at Walmart the other day, and used it to corral several items that get daily use.

Making it spring-worthy was as simple as tucking some pretty tulips into one of my white pitchers!

Just to the left is my breakfast nook. This small space has seen a lot of changes in the short time we've lived in this home. It's tiny, with large windows, but needs to seat all of us.

I found a pedestal table on Craigslist that was the perfect size, and painted it white. Together with the metal bistro chairs and the small distressed bench, it is finally a space that makes sense!

It's clearly also a space that Millie loves! 

Funny story (or maybe you'll find it gross!) We are potty training our 3 month old puppy and using pads in the kitchen. She has decided that her favorite place to potty is under the bench...I guess she appreciates the privacy! So this space normally has a potty pad in it!

Yep, that's her spot...right there! Thank goodness for warmer, dry weather so we can work on taking her outside!

Again, I kept the Spring touches simple with greenery and pretty pillows from Returning Grace. You can shop right now for 15% off at her spring sale!

A vintage embroidered table runner that I picked up at Goodwill years ago, and some more Rae Dunn and flowers, completes Spring in my kitchen!


The last room on today's tour is my sunroom. It's a long, narrow indoor room at the back of our home. A wall of windows really lets the sun shine in! I've become a bit of a crazy plant lady because plants thrive in this space! We added beautiful reclaimed wood to the side walls, which really adds to the cottage-y feel in this space. You can read about the easy installation process here and see more pictures of the finished room here.

This cottage dresser started out life as a dark thrift find. It had smoke damage, peeling veneer and a couple missing handles. I gave it some farmhouse love with white paint and new farmhouse handles from Hickory Hardware and it is a great foundational piece in this room!

Greenery, greenery and more greenery, with just a a touch of purple on the little picket fence (those floral crowns are a DIY I'll share soon!) invites the outdoors in!

I hope you've been inspired by my Spring modern farmhouse tour! Please head to Up to Date Interiors next to see what easy Spring decorating secrets Kathy is sharing!

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  1. It's beautiful! Yay for spring

  2. Cindy I loved reading your post. Your voice comes through so well in your writing and makes your home that much more welcoming! Too funny about your sweet pup and the bench, gotta love real life decorating with puppy mats! I am obsessed with that succulent centerpiece you created and can't wait to read your post about it as I have an old toolbox my husband's uncle made that I would love to use for something like that. Thank you for sharing your pretty home, loved taking your tour!

    1. Thank you for your sweet and encouraging comments Lisa!! That's the first time anyone has told me that my voice comes through clearly on my blog...that really makes me happy! I think your old toolbox would be the perfect container for a "succulent garden"!!

  3. Are you in Texas, too? Corpus Christi, here! Your blue and white plate collection is simply gorgeous, and I love all the traditional farmhouse elements you have in your home. Truly gorgeous and timeless. So thrilled you were able to join in on this tour- your home was a perfect addition to the lineup.

    1. Hi Monica, yes we are near Surfside Beach! Thank you for your sweet words and for hosting this beautiful spring-inspired tour!

  4. All of your spring touches look perfect in your beautiful home! I love the RD inspired eggs too. Such a cute idea!

  5. Such cute touches for spring, love the eggs sprinkled in. You have such a beautiful space to add them to.

  6. such a pretty home! i love all of your mossy green touches!

  7. Such a well styled home, love it!

  8. Those eggs are too cute, and I'm loving your blue and white plates. They look perfect for spring. You have a very beautiful home!

  9. You've gotten me all excited for spring, Cindy!! Love your pretty Easter touches, too!

  10. Thank you Jessica, I'm so glad you're inspired!! Have a great weekend!

  11. That DIY succulent centerpiece is beautiful! Can't wait to check out your tutorial! Your lovely Spring touches and colors really pop against your light and neutral backgrounds. Such a pretty tour!!

  12. I loved your whole tour, but those Rea Dunn Eggs were fantastic!

    1. Thanks so much Laura! I've had so much interest that I added a tutorial ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Oh, how lovely your Spring home is, Cindy! The dresser that you rehabbed looks beautiful. I'm a former Oregonian, too! We lived in Tualatin (just south of Portland) for ten years, but my hubby was born and raised in Salem. I don't really miss Oregon....too much rain and gloomy days; but I do miss be able to grow certain outdoor plants. Hydrangeas are my most favorite, but they truly do not like the Arizona, not one little bit! We've lived in AZ for almost thirty-five years, so by some standards, we are natives! Thanks so much for sharing your Spring home.

    Hugs, Carol


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