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A Promise of Spring she was called and this large Tilly Ba Lou Shaker inspired Angel encapsulated that promise perfectly. 

Just as the last berries of winter disappear from the stark winter wonderland, so the first buds of spring delight us with their delicate, jewel like and promising presence. 

Two brand new colours were key to the 2008 Promise of Spring collection,  Cherry Pie and Sugar Snap.  The backdrop of fresh Tilly Ba Lou white was accented with these gorgeous bright stunning colours …  as can be witnessed in wild and wonderful flower meadows, nothing in nature really clashes and our ribbons and beads were like brightly coloured buds and berries against the winter white landscape. 

Of course we still needed to wrap up snug and warm in these early spring light flooded mornings … and brightly coloured quilts from Greengate, combined with vintage Welsh woolen blankets were a welcome sight for our guests. 

Against the backdrop of Tilly Ba Lou White walls and Shaker inspired Peg Rail Shelf, white distressed settle and streams of bright white winter sunshine flooding in through the windows of our guest room, came the Promise of Spring. 

The colour Cherry Pie as the focal point in the mirror was picked out in the vintage Welsh woolen blankets and Greengate quilt, along with the bright spring Sugar Snap green. 

Our guests seldom wanted to leave!! … but that this would become our own very last spring in our beautiful home saddened our hearts as we gazed out from the windows and into the great unknown.

32 Responses to “Interiors Inspiration … A Promise of Spring”

  1. Dov Shapira says:

    Ooooh, I like those pictures and I can’t wait for the spring to show up.

  2. Kungphoo says:

    At this point i see no light into the spring tunnel.. It is so cold here and getting colder.. But your post gives me hope that spring is right around the corner..

  3. I love the angel! The reds and greens remind me of spring!

  4. So quaint and pretty. Your writing is like poetry…very soothing…you paint a beautiful picture with your words!

  5. Stephanie Clopton says:

    I am so ready for spring and warmer temperatures! Very nice rooms you’ve done here!!!

  6. Marjory Johnson says:

    Sugar snap green…what a lovely color!

  7. Jim Striegel says:

    Nice way to add warmth for your guests.

  8. Jeff Brand says:

    I sure am looking forward to spring too. Your color pallet is right on target.

    • tillybalou says:

      Thank you Jeff … I think we’re all looking forward to Spring but it’s so important to enjoy every season and not wish our lives away xxx

  9. Sue says:

    I love the angel! And the colors are the epitome of spring! And they go great together as well!

  10. luzivone says:

    Bright colors making this time of year happier and warmer!

  11. Deborah says:

    I love the names Cherry Pie and Sugar Snap. And, they remind me of Spring flowers. They go very well together against the white.

  12. Everything looks so inviting. No doubt people in the states dealing with all the snow and cold are looking forward to spring!!

  13. teresa says:

    Thank you for reminding me that Spring will get here at some point, I had almost forgot it was possible, with these below freezing temps and snow:) It has been some winter, I am ready to skip spring and right into my favorite season SUMMER:) Thanks for giving us all hope that winter will be over soon

  14. Rachel says:

    I love the colors in the room and how you described them- very soothing and tranquil.

  15. Veronica says:

    Those colors are sure putting me in a spring state of mind. I am so inspired by your ode to spring today. I can’t wait for its arrival

  16. Yvonne Brown says:

    I’m with Dov, I want the spring to come. What a cute room!

  17. David Haines says:

    Great color pallet! I’m always looking for new, exciting colors to work with, and these are wonderful. Like most of the other comments, I can’t wait for spring to come also. This has been a rather dreary winter with lots of snow here in Pennsylvania. I’m ready for some color!!

    Great article!

  18. jessica s. says:

    i love the color samples you included here and how it was incorporated in the room!

  19. I love the picture attached to this blog. It’s so inviting, so springy and cozy.

  20. Tom Holmberg says:

    The heart window is really cool, this would be great for young girls

  21. Nate says:

    Ah yes, spring colors. I am definitely looking forward to spring this year. Thanks for the reminder!

  22. What an adorable set up:) I love the color scheme! :)

  23. I really like the half bed too. I am ready for spring!

  24. jo casey says:

    That’s so pretty – my daughter would love a room like that. i love the color combinations too – fresh and pretty without being twee. Perfect!

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