Produced by Gina Bazer
1. ADD PUNCHY PILLOWS
It’s unanimous! You can’t go wrong with ikat-inspired prints from the new Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Schumacher fabric line. From $232 a yard, at Schumacher, Merchandise Mart
2. GROUP YOUR GLASS
“I arrange clear and green glass vases on my gray-painted Gustavian farm table and fill a few with tulips or peonies,” says Annika Christensen, owner of Midnight Sun in Highwood. Clockwise from top left: Antique olive jar, $280, at Golden Triangle. Kiki vase, $13, at Crate & Barrel. Iittala Aalto vase, $95, at Bloomingdale’s. Antique wine bottles, $380 each, at Golden Triangle, flanking recycled glass jugs, $19 and $29, at West Elm. Venini small Balloton vase, $230, at Barneys New York.
3. Invest in a deep clean—get those windows sparkling.
—CYNTHIA McCULLOUGH, Stylist and interior designer
4. CREATE A SPRINGY CENTERPIECE
“I like a big blue-and-white Chinese bowl filled with bright green apples,” says Cindy Galvin, owner of Maze Home in Winnetka. Hand-painted ceramic bowl, $300, at Maze Home
Photography: (pillows, bowl) Tyllie Barbosa
5. ADD A FRESH SCENT
“After a winter of tightly sealed doors and windows, a citrus fragrance can do wonders,” says Susan Hier, Jonathan Adler’s Chicago design manager. Pop candle in Grapefruit, $38, at Jonathan Adler
6. Roll up your rugs! Bare floors for spring.
—BETH DOWNS, Interior designer
7. White flowers all over the house.
—SUSAN HIER, Jonathan Adler
8. GET A COLORFUL LAMP
Terry Ledford of White Attic has dozens of bases and shades to choose from, both at his Andersonville shop and online (thewhiteattic.com), where you can build your own lamp.
Photography: (lamps) Tyllie Barbosa