Which spring textures to incorporate in the living room

Move over velvet, mohair and shag. Spring is all about linens, silk blends, copper and flat weaves! This spring I’m especially eyeing these fabrics in peachy, coral and cream tones. Whether it’s a new sofa, new area rug, some new stools, new side tables or just a few new throw pillows – it’s easy to your living room a spring lift!

I think changing your area rug to something light and bright will give your living room the biggest impact change! Our rugs are usually the biggest and most defining piece in our room – so bringing in the spring colors and textures here will bring the biggest change!


Charing Cross Rug- Serena & Lily


Wavy Stripe Sculpted Wool Rug – West Elm

Switching out your side tables or stools could also make a big change with little investment!


Mother of Pearl End Table – Pier 1 Imports


ThresHold Tufted Bench – Target.com

And lastly, just changing your throw pillows for something more fresh.


Jaipur Pillow Cover – Serena & Lily


Diamond Pillow Cover – Serena & Lily

Intertwining metallic and pastel colors to create a vibrant bedroom

The bedroom is all about tranquility to me…Designs that look great but in a color palette that is soothing. The best colors to achieve this tranquil vibe are pastels. I know what you’re thinking – snoozefest. But if you use pastels as your base or accent color along with metallic like silver and gold – you can achieve fabulous, vibrant yet soothing looks! Pastel tones like light grays, light mint sea foam tones, whites, creams and peaches are among my favorites for the bedroom. White bedding should preferably be monogrammed in the same color as your walls or headboard. I always opt for:

A pastel color headboard


Brompton Tufted Wingback Velvet Upholstered Bed – Target


Velvet Tufted Headboard – Urban Outfitters

Metallic nightstands or nightstand lamps


Hexagon Side Table – Urban Outfitters


Fangio Table Lamp – Target.com

And viola – a beautiful bedroom!

My favorite signature accents to add for a refreshing spring look

I always love using carrara marble. If you know me, you know carrara is the key to my heart. I feel is transition well into any style, and always has a refreshing and expensive look! These are some of my favorite affordable carrara pieces!


Slab Marble Coffee Table – CB2


Rosie Table Lamp – CB2


Deco Marble Table Lamp – West Elm

Creating a tropical beach vibe for the backyard or any outdoor space

The outdoors just feels more alluring when they feel beachy – it’s like being transported to a vacation! So why not make your backyard space feel more your favorite vacation with these beachy pieces:

A sisal or rug always feels instantly beachy to me:


Sisal Linen 8’ x 10’ Rug – Crate & Barrel


Jute Chenille Herringbone Rug – West Elm

For some reason the beach is synonymous with striped, especially in navy and white! So mix and match some fun striped pillow combos to achieve this look!


PB Classic Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Pillow – Pottery Barn


Chaise Cushion – Pottery Barn

And then some woven pillows:


Faux Natural-Fiber Indoor/Outdoor Pillow – Pottery Barn

And then some light and airy side tables:


Beaded Garden Stool – Pier 1 Imports


Carved Wood Side Table – West Elm

And viola! Your outdoor space just transformed into a beachy hotel!

Roxy Sowlaty, Interior Designer


About Roxy Sowlaty

Roxy Sowlaty has had an extensive background in design ever since the age of 16. Being a graduate of the notable Parsons New School of Design, Roxy has designed a variety of homes in various cities such as New York, L.A., Aspen, and more. She has revamped every home style, from 800-square foot city apartments to larger Beverly Hills and Bel-Air homes. Roxy specializes in adapting the style of the homeowner within the style of the home itself. Take a look at some of Roxy’s work here: roxysowlaty.com

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