Nothing helps cure the mid-winter décor blahs like a little color. And for great style and color inspiration for myself or my house, I take cues from Kate Spade.

After the Christmas decorations came down, I pulled a few colorful and sparkly things together to style our bar cart, and it makes me smile to look at it, so I guess my mission was accomplished!

I love using books to decorate, and I’ve been known many times to use a little wrapping paper to cover them to fit the mood of a space. Black and white stripes are always my favorite, and an absolute must when it comes to Kate Spade style.

Sitting in here in the family room with the bright sun shining in, I almost forget it’s freezing cold out there! How do you freshen up your winter house?