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OmahaHome Entryway: March/April 2021

Mar 01, 2021 11:22AM ● By Sandy Matson

Springtime is the season for new beginnings. For rejuvenation. For looking ahead to the promising months before us.

It’s also the time of year when we all get out our spring cleaning checklists. 

There are so many things you can do to renew and add a spark back into your home design. Cleaning, rearranging, and decluttering are a big part of that for me. Next, I focus on the little things, such as bringing in new flowering plants, switching out my pillows, and changing up linens and towels, just to name a few. 

I also find that adding a candle or essential oils diffuser that offers a fresh scent when you walk in the door is always inviting. Lemongrass is a wonderful fragrance for spring. 

While organizing my home this year, I dusted off some family treasures that I inherited. Check out my DIY this issue and see a few simple, economical ways you can transform vintage pieces and work them in with your existing home decor.

This issue you’ll also see two lovely living room makeovers—one full of color and pattern from Roger and Chris of Double Heart Farm; and a second featuring beautiful cultural and religious art and decor from Lisa and Tony Lupo. 

And don’t miss our feature on the Knowles family’s beautiful Nantucket-inspired residence. The home’s pale-blue accents, white cabinetry and trim, light textiles, and white oak floors make it feel like the very essence of spring!

I hope my tips, and the homes inside this issue, inspire you to give your home a little extra love this spring. 

All our best, and happy reading!  


Sandy Matson 

Contributing Editor, Omaha Home magazine.