What will your home be wear­ing this spring?

Cottages & Bungalows - - Cottage Kitchens -

De­signer Ally Whalen’s cre­ative spirit won’t let her keep her dé­cor the same through­out the year, so she ap­proaches each sea­son as an op­por­tu­nity to make a fash­ion state­ment in her home. In fact, she’s trans­formed her home at least seven times.

About 10 years ago, Ally, her hus­band, Scott, and their young daugh­ters Avery and Piper out­grew their small home and moved to a larger, three-bed­room plus bonus-room house in Hun­tersville, North Carolina, only two miles away from where they had been liv­ing. The lo­ca­tion of the house was per­fect. The tree-lined cul-de-sac would be a safe place for the chil­dren to play with the other kids in the neigh­bor­hood, it was close to the high­way for Ally’s work com­mute and the beau­ti­ful back­yard with a creek run­ning through it was very pri­vate.

“I love to add glass

el­e­ments for an open, airy feel.”

TRAVEL TA­BLE. Ally found this lit­tle ac­cent ta­ble in an an­tiques shop and de­coupaged travel post­cards on it. A vase with color­ful flow­ers adds an­other level of height

and color to the vi­gnette.

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