Can you believe it’s almost spring?
As the weather starts to warm up, nothing says “welcome to our home” quite like letting the great outdoors in. If it’s not quite warm enough yet, you can bring the outside feel into your home with open spaces and bright colors.
This kitchen, at Ambition at Eastmark, is a great example of how light and open spaces can make your home feel more welcoming and bright.
Celebrate spring with this multipurpose room, found at Desert Ambition, that combines bright blue tones with an open space for activities that the whole family can enjoy.
Bring life back to your living room with yellow and blue accent colors. This living room at 24 North not only has bright accent colors, but also allows plenty of natural light to flood the space to create an airy, relaxing feel.
This strategically positioned bedroom, at Inspire at Estrella, not only allows you to look outside at the beautiful spring landscape, but it also reflects the season with its open layout and combination of blue, white, and green hues.
Thank you for joining us as we say goodbye to winter and spring into spring. If you would like to share your design transformations and fresh, new looks – tag us in your photos using #sheahomesaz! For more information about our communities and more design inspiration, visit our website at: http://www.sheahomes.com/newhomes/phoenix/
Is it a mere coincidence that plan precedes plant in the dictionary? We think not. As any master gardener will tell you, a thoughtful plan is as indispensable a tool as, say, your gardening spade. And, as any sun-starved gardener will tell you, the snowy/rainy days of early spring are the perfect time to strategize for the growing season to come. To help guide our Shea homeowners in all their upcoming gardening adventures—especially those who have recently moved into a new home that needs a few final landscaping touches—we’ve gathered the helpful links below.
Your first stop is actually very close to home at Shea Homes’ Pinterest Plan Before You Plant board. Container gardening is a smart choice if your yard is small, or maybe you just need some color and texture for your porch or patio. Chances are good that you’ll find a terrific solution from these 121 Container Gardening Ideas or these suggestions that focus on heat- and drought-tolerant succulent container plants, complete with instructions on propagating from the mere pinch of a neighbor’s plant. (Talk about economical.) If you long to grow a bit of your own food, but don’t want to lose a chunk of your yard, try vegetable container gardening. You’d be surprised how much yield you can get from small spaces. Wondering when it’s safe to plant those veggies? Keep this planting guide handy, and you’ll know not to plant your tender peppers and eggplant until June 1.
The shift from winter to spring is an opportunity to shake off the old and welcome the new. And when it comes to our homes, the change in seasons is the perfect time to freshen things up. From cleaning to décor, here are ten easy ways to get your home ready for spring.
Swap out your throw pillows
Photo credit: Olivia Smile Decor
Show off the colors of spring with new covers for your throw pillows. Bright floral prints or bold citrusy hues will give your sofa a happy new look.
Switch out your bedding
Photo credit: Ikea
Give your bedroom a mini-makeover with a new duvet cover or comforter.
Add a splash of green
Go green with accessories, or bring in fresh greenery like palm fronds or houseplants like Zamioculcas zamiifolia (hard to say, hard to kill.) [read more…]