It’s official! Spring has arrived in all its gorgeous glory! The sun is out, flowers are in bloom, and we’re ready to rejuvenate our homes to match the season with some fresh new decór. To help us get inspired, we checked in with some of our local designers and shops to find out about their favorite home trends this spring. We’ve pulled together some of the highlights here, along with some of our favorite local finds that capture the best of 2017 spring interior design ideas.

Ready to spruce things up? Let’s get started!

OUTDOOR ROOMS

The weather is gorgeous at this time of year, so we naturally gravitate towards soaking up that sunshine and newly green grass as much as possible. Here’s what some local Louisville-area designers and home experts had to say about making your outside gathering space comfortable, inviting and stylish.

Leslie Lewis-Sheets, owner and interior designer at LL & A Interior Design, advised us that spring is definitely the time to take design outside:

“Spring is the time to bring the inside out. Outdoor living spaces come in a variety of sizes and are an extension of our homes. Whether you have a pool, an outdoor kitchen and a fireplace or a small balcony with herb garden, it is yours! Make it comfortable to entertain a group or just yourself. Don’t be afraid to utilize rugs, pillows and dinnerware all designed for outdoor usage.”

We would definitely feel at home in this outdoor living space designed by Leslie and her team. We love the mix of natural materials – the warm wood roof and beautifully textured stone – combined with comfortable neutrals and metal accents. The fireplace, functioning kitchen and flat screen television make this outdoor room inviting almost all year long.

This space, designed by LL & A Interior Design, makes outdoor entertaining just as inviting as the indoors, especially in the spring.

This space, designed by Tammy Randall of  LL & A Interior Design, makes outdoor entertaining just as inviting as the indoors, especially in the spring. Image: LL & A Interior Design

Meredith Gregory, interior designer at Carriage House Interiors & Home Furnishings, also highlighted outdoor furniture as one of this spring’s hottest design trends. And these Tommy Bahama and CH Classics options available at Carriage House make a comfortable, stylish statement. We look forward to the outdoor gatherings that these pieces would inspire!

The neutral tones and natural textures of these pieces make them work in so many outdoor living spaces. Prices range from $2,022 to $5,475 each.

Create a comfortable, stylish space outside with Tommy Bahama outdoor pieces from Carriage House Interior Designs & Home Furnishings: Hi-Lo Bistro table and chairs, $3,622; outdoor sofa, $5,475

Create a comfortable, stylish space outside with Tommy Bahama outdoor pieces from Carriage House Interiors & Home Furnishings: Hi-Lo Bistro table and chairs, $3,622; outdoor sofa, $5,475

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CH Classics outdoor sectional sofa, $4,500; matching ottoman $2,022

ASIAN INFLUENCE

When we asked Ben Palmer-Ball and his team at Digs Home & Garden what to look for this spring, they let us know that Asian-influenced elements were among their favorite pieces in their St. Matthews showroom this season. We’re particularly fond of the porcelain and ceramic pieces that we found and think they work beautifully with this season’s affinity style inspired by the natural world.

Black floral patterned temple jar lamp, $295; black and white pots, $48 each at Digs Home and Garden

Black floral patterned temple jar lamp, $295; black and white pots, $48 each, all at Digs Home and Garden

Blue-glazed ceramic pagoda, $275 at Digs Home and Garden

Blue-glazed ceramic pagoda, $275 at Digs Home and Garden

Red floral patterned porcelain vases, $22 each; scalloped bowl, $325; floral scalloped pot, $48 each; painting, $1,395 at Digs Home and Garden

Red floral patterned porcelain vases, $22 each; scalloped bowl, $325; floral scalloped pots, $48 each; painting, $1,395 at Digs Home and Garden

SHADES OF BLUE

Louisville-based interior designer Lee W. Robinson of The Lee W. Robinson Company had some quick observations about what he’s seeing as the biggest trends in interior design this spring:

“I’m seeing internationally and in New York dining rooms that function as sitting rooms in addition to the eating function. Think of a small club environment with a fireplace, a couple of club chairs, banquette in the corner with table and chairs for eating. The dining room table doesn’t have to be in the center of the room anymore! Also green is back! Also my lacquered rooms are showing up everywhere.”

Here’s a gorgeous example of those lacquered rooms that are a signature of Lee’s style. We love the mix of serenity and glamour, and we especially love the deep blue color.

This serene, deep blue room gets sophisticated with its on-trend lacquered walls. Design by Lee W. Robinson | Image: Lee W. Robinson

This serene, deep blue room, designed by Lee W. Robinson, gets sophisticated with its on-trend lacquered walls and mix of modern and traditional styles. Image: The Lee W. Robinson Company

Continuing with the blue trend, we love this Didi organic cotton lumbar pillow, which evokes blue skies. The hand-stitching by an artisan based in India adds texture and the personal touch of a well-made item. Find this pillow at the Louisville-based Anchal Project website for $74.

The Didi pillow from Anchal Project, $74 each | Image: Anchal Project

The Didi pillow from Anchal Project, $74 | Image: Anchal Project

This carved chest of drawers and the blown glass lamps at Merridian Home Furnishings, and their hues of blues and greens, made us stop and take a deep breath. We love the mix of strong textures and serene colors. Prices range from $339 for each lamp to $1,375 for the hand-carved chest.

Carved chest of drawers $1,375; decorative glass decanters, $45-$75; abstract painting, $1,145; Andreas glass table lamps, $339 each; white stoneware leaf bowl, $69 – all found at Merridian Home Furnishings

Carved chest of drawers $1,375; decorative glass decanters, $45-$75; abstract painting, $1,145; Andreas glass table lamps, $339 each; white stoneware leaf bowl, $69, all found at Merridian Home Furnishings

This detail shot highlights the hand-carved patterns inspired by nature in the chest of drawers from Merridian Furniture.

This detail shot highlights the hand-carved patterns inspired by nature in the chest of drawers from Merridian Home Furnishings.

SO MUCH GREEN

The one trend that all of our designers mentioned — green — is the perfect word for the season, and it can be interpreted and incorporated in so many ways. The 2017 Pantone color of year is Greenery and is described as follows: “A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.”

When we asked for tips for spring from our friends at the Door Store and Windows, they let us know that one of the simplest ways to make a update for the season is a pop of color on a front door. We think green would be the perfect on-trend color solution!

They also suggested adding container gardens and window boxes as their favorite way to spruce up a home’s entry. We love the combination of the green door and pink blooms below. We also love the close up of their shop window boxes with spring lettuce and pansies, created by Wallitsch Nursery and Garden Center.

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This lovely green door combined with pink blooms evokes spring in an instant. Image: Door Store and Windows

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Bring green to your window box or container garden with a mix of edibles and annuals like this lettuce and pansy combination. Image: Door Store and Windows

While these pieces may not be colored green, the earthiness of the design and the organic elements used to create them evoke a stylish green lifestyle. We also think the mix of a white and unglazed surface looks beautiful alongside — or as a container for — plants or cut flowers. Find these pieces from the handmade Louisville Pottery collection at Stoneware & Co., ranging from $24 to $75 each.

Louisville Pottery collection from Stoneware & Co. vase, $55; spouted nesting bowl, $20; 1-QT container, $55; teapot, $75; creamer, $55; 12" tray; $75

Louisville Pottery collection from Stoneware & Co.: vase, $35; spouted nesting bowl, $20; 1-QT container, $55; teapot, $75; creamer, $55; 12″ tray; $75

What could be more green than this simple tin container filled with hydrangeas and succulents? We think this would be a garden party favorite for your first outdoor spring gathering. Find it at Blooms by Essential Details for $73.

A garden party-perfect hydrangea and succulent centerpiece by Blooms by Essential Details, $73

The green is overflowing in Mahonia most any time of year, but spring is definitely their season. Find green accents, live plants and containers to bring the spring inside. Prices range from $10 to $105 each for items shown here.

4” succulents, $10 each; cattail balls, $10 to $40 each; London pot, $75 to $105 each; snake plants $24 and up; Xinh & Co. baskets, $38 to $48 each at Mahonia

4-inch succulents, $10 each; cattail balls, $10 to $40 each; London pot, $75 to $105 each; snake plants, $24 and up; Xinh & Co. baskets, $38 to $48 each, all at Mahonia

Enjoy the refreshing rejuvenation that spring brings!

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