This month the collective exhalation of relief can be heard across the country as temperatures creep up, and thermostats are tentatively turned off. Spring not only brings warmer weather but also the calming sound of the dawn chorus, an explosion of colour as blossoms emerge from trees and shrubbery, and this uplifting sensation has encouraged many to engage in some spring cleaning and planning their homewares for the coming year. That’s why we’ve rounded up some pieces that perfectly encapsulate the abundance that the spring season has to offer.
If the notion of springtime reminds you of countryside walks and newborn mammals galloping on their wobbly legs then Bev Davies’ On the Run certainly fits the bill (no pun intended). Her original watercolour painting on canvas beautifully depicts three young goslings, and its minimalist design complements any colour wall in your home. Similarly, Nicky Litchfield’s limited edition print Rascals offers another minimalist yet characterful picture of two hares on a neutral mushroom-coloured background. Bringing the style to more naturalistic representations of wildlife, Josie Appleby’s Greylag Geese is an oil on canvas original painting that would add a more rustic ambience to your home.
Moving on to the theme of abundance and the fresh beginnings that spring brings, Chris Ross Williamson’s Corton Stile (in Lowestoft, Suffolk) is reminiscent of the nuanced possibilities that the balmy weather brings along with the anticipation we all feel opening the gate to a dreamlike landscape that awaits us on the other side. His vibrant Dunwich Heath, also in Suffolk, offers bursts of magenta hues that can bring a sense of warmth and vitality to any space and comes with an accompanying poem that will melt away the winter blues and imbue the reader with a nostalgic calmness.
For a more demure aspect to your bedroom or living room, Anthony Dobson’s Stealth is a perfect choice. The limited edition print offers both elegance and mystique of the nightlife in the animal kingdom. There is also the choice of framing or block mounting this beautiful piece, which can be used to create an eye-catching centrepiece. If your preference is original paintings, then his stunning 80 x 65cm Instinct is a bold, yet gentle depiction of a doe and her fawn hiding amongst the British countryside that you’ll find yourself gazing at for hours at a time.Perhaps you’re already happy with your selection of wall art and would like to venture towards interior furnishings that you can fluff, drape, or illuminate; in which case you can head to our interior design store for inspiration on a number of artisanal products. From cushions and throws, to candles and lighting, our unique selection of homewares will certainly add a splash of individuality and creativity to your home.
For more ideas on how to make the most of the spring season, read our blog about how smells can change your mood and find ways to relax outside the home and increase your overall well being.