South Carolina Interior Designer Celebrates Easter with Style
I just love a holiday and Easter is such a special one! Not only are we celebrating renewal, Easter symbolizes Spring, my favorite time of the year. As a designer, I like to decorate seasonally. And as a Southerner, I just love tradition! Setting the tone at the front door is a big thing for me. How bout my very large boxwood bunnies! I love these guys and my neighbors tell me they look forward to seeing them come out each year…it’s a sign of Spring for them, too!
I typically sprinkle in a few seasonal decorations throughout my home. Notice the bunny and egg trees on my kitchen counter. This arrangement is a perfect backdrop to start our Easter brunch with champagne mimosa’s.
Easter at our house is traditional. We start our morning preparing for church. Today, like most Easter mornings, is a bit of a scramble. Everyone is scurrying. There is a lot of hair to fix, outfits to pull together, belts to find and on and on it goes! WE made it though and with a few minutes to spare. Roger doesn’t like to be late, especially for church!
After church, festivities begin with Spring gifts from the Easter Bunny! Our Easter bunny brings us new beach bags each year instead of baskets. They are usually filled with new Spring clothes rather than candy.
Then there is Easter brunch. Check out my Easter table. I actually used things I have had for years and added in a few jars of tulips and I think it looks pretty! My color scheme is blue, coral and lime green. My fabulous blue and white Motaheddah china is a staple. It feels very Easter-y when paired with my lime green glassware and a combination of lime green napkins mixed with coral napkins. Notice the rick rack trim on the napkins. So cute!
I also just lined the center of the table with the coordinating rick rack placemats (which are reversible) to add a pop of color to my white linen table cloth.
Easter Brunch goes something like this:
Peach glazed Ham
Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs
Copper Penny Carrots
Corn and Sweet Pea Relish
Following brunch it’s outside for the giant Grigg Easter Egg hunt! Three golden prize eggs this year. Our standard poodle, Gatsby, found the first egg! We forgot about the eggs being hidden and peeked out the window only to see Gatsby munching down on some licorice sticks! Thank goodness he didn’t find the chocolate!
I had an amazing day with my family. I am so thankful to be able to celebrate each and every day with them. They make want to be a better person each day. And, while “Mom” is usually the Easter Bunnies helper, stuffing all the baskets (and doing some of the shopping…) the big guy and my wonderful family did not forget about me this year!
I hope all of you had an amazing holiday and are ready to ring in the spring, fresh flowers, white shoes, chocolate for special occasions and making memories with your family.