Spring Fling: 3 Tips For Opening Your Home To The Season

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Spring has officially sprung and, with it, future plans for backyard barbecues, parties and get-togethers. But after a long winter of hibernation, opening your home to friends and family can be a stressful experience. That’s why we’ve teamed up with a few local businesses to bring you three tips on preparing your home for a spring fling.


1. Add Splashes of Green and Gold
Local mother-and-daughter-owned home decor boutique The White Rabbit mixes vintage finds with new accessories to provide a fresh, modern look. Customers often say that The White Rabbit is their “happy place,” and they leave the store feeling inspired. For spring 2015, The White Rabbit recommends adding touches of green and gold. Start with a preserved boxwood topiary or a succulent planted in a vintage container. Add a flair of gold script, like the magnetic memo board above. Then finish the look with pretty stationery from Rifle Paper Company and a gilded lamp or ampersand sign. Voilà! A dream spring desk.

The White Rabbit
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9030 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63144


2. Skip the Dirty Work
When it comes to spring cleaning, why not leave it to the pros? Extra Step Cleaning Service believes in removing the hassle from hiring a cleaning company. You’ll never have to worry about a rotating army of workers in your home like you might get with national chains. A dedicated team of experts will be the only people assigned to your home. And because of their commitment to great service, they are one of St. Louis’ highest rated and best-reviewed cleaning companies. Need more convincing? Check Angie’s List. We love the peace of mind that comes with no long-term contracts, no charges for schedule changes or cancellations and the knowledge that comes with having a company that is bonded and insured.

Extra Step Cleaning Service
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3. Create a Gallery Wall
Embrace your inner wallflower and create a gorgeous focal point in your home by displaying artwork and photos on a gallery wall. Have you been meaning to get those family portraits framed? We’ve got you covered. Prints Charming Gallery is one of St. Louis’ top sources for custom framing, artwork and home accessories. Let their experts help you select the perfect frames to complete your wall and choose from an array of home accessories to reflect your style. Take it a step further and add home accents like table top frames and decorative mirrors.

Prints Charming
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9220 Clayton Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63124

This post has been brought to you in part by the mentioned businesses. Thank you for supporting the companies that keep ALIVE growing. All photos have been provided by our partners.

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