Your Mount Pleasant Village Guide to Refreshing Your Home for the Season of New Beginnings.
Pat yourself on the back. You just made it through the darkest winter Ontario has experienced in over 80 years. Long, dreary stretches without sun and more high-than-normal amounts of precipitation no doubt dampened your days. Difficult? Yes. Behind us now? Also yes! It’s time to welcome Spring, feel the sun on our faces and open our windows.
Turning off the heat and opening the windows often signals the real arrival of Spring. We feel that shift in our homes before we even step outside. With that in mind, we’ve been exploring Mount Pleasant Village for the places and ways to help us refresh our homes for Spring.
We started with the kitchen and spoke to Nicola at Davisville Kitchens
, which has had a home in Mount Pleasant Village for over 20 years. They’re more than a kitchen cabinetry company – they’re a team of contractors, architects and design professionals who create a total vision for the home, ensuring an integrated, seamless design throughout.
‘The kitchen is the heart of the home,’ says Nicola. ‘Whenever there’s a party people end up in the kitchen. Whenever friends are over that’s where they end up – so you want to take care of that for your family and loved ones by creating a place that’s welcoming, functional and beautiful.’
That’s exactly what they’ll help you do, and Spring is a great time to start thinking about an upgrade or renovation. Head over for a chat with the lovely and knowledgeable team at Davisville Kitchens to get started!
If a new kitchen isn’t in the stars but you’re looking for a way to bring some Spring and colour to your space, head over to Jacaranda Tree
right away. This Mount Pleasant Village shop carries lovingly chosen items from all over the world, including the most beautiful French tea towels just perfect for Spring – watercolour humming birds, a herb garden, alphabet flowers and sunflowers and bees!
‘We also carry a selection of bath products and just got a new line in that has beautiful packaging and delicious scents,’ says Sara of Jacaranda Tree
. Think lush florals like magnolia, summer rose and elderflower. We want one of each!
Spring weather also means safer driving conditions, so perhaps you have out-of-town guests visiting soon. Pay a visit to The Sofa Bed Store
if you do.
Located in Mount Pleasant Village, The Sofa Bed Store
store reimagines the old folded, noisy, uncomfortable contraptions we’re used to seeing for something much more innovative. These sofas themselves turn into a bed, rather than hiding a thin mattress inside. The result is flexible and sleek. We’re daydreaming about laying back on one and watching the Spring birds out the window.
After such a dark winter, that same window is ready to let the light in! If you feel the same, visit our friends at Night & Day Window Decor
who specialize in the full range of window treatments. They’ll help you bathe your home in beautiful Spring light while achieving desired privacy and design.
Another way to welcome a new season in your home is by changing up the decor. Moving art around or adding new pieces can instantly refresh your environment. A trip to Frame Master Gallery Limited
in Mount Pleasant Village is a great place to start. Since 1978, they’ve served our neighbourhood with art originals, limited editions, and reproductions and provide full framing, lamination and installation services. A rug is also a great way to revive your space. The Royal Antique Rug Gallery
has stunning antique and silk rugs, each one a work of art in itself. They also offer rug repair and cleaning services if you’re looking to breathe new life into an old rug.
And finally, what better way to welcome Spring than by bringing outside in. Cathy, the owner of Apricot Flowers
– a lovely floral design and plant shop in Mount Pleasant Village – suggests spring branches with buds this time of year. ‘Cherry, apple and peach blossom are so nice for the home,’ she says. ‘Fressia, tulips, ranunculus and anemones are popular for Spring. We also have cut and potted Hyacinthe – people love these because they are longer lasting than cut flowers.’
We’d love to know how you’re planning to welcome Spring, what flowers will find a spot in a vase on your kitchen counter, and what projects you have planned for your home. Let us know on social media and be sure to tag your favourite Mount Pleasant Village businesses.
Here’s to Spring!