The seasons are changing on Long Island, as winter snow is giving way to the blooming flowers and chirping birds of spring. Before you jump into spring-cleaning your estate home, here are three spring décor tips that’ll liven up your home while embracing the beautiful transformation that’ll soon be happening outside.

Spring Décor Tips and Decorating Ideas

  1. Bring the Outside In
    Spring is about new beginnings, as symbolized by flowers, nests, and eggs. Add soil, moss, and spring flowers to a shallow birdbath to create a miniature indoor garden. Decorative birds nests and artificial eggs can also be added to create a unique nature experience inside your home.
  2. Lighten and Brighten
    When the weather warms, you shed your winter wear. Naturally, your furniture should do the same. Swap your decorative velvet and silk pillowcases for some covered in linen or cotton. Opt for soft pastels and fresh patterns to add a lively feel to each room. In the bedroom, you can complement your new pillows with a coordinating duvet, bedspread, and bed skirt.
  3. Dye Bright
    Add a punch of vibrant colors to your home by adding food coloring and white flowers to a glass vase or jar. While the water itself adds color to the room, the flowers will soak up the water to create a bright bouquet.

Now it’s time to put these spring décor tips to use in your Long Island estate home. When you’re done, share the finished product with us on our Facebook page by clicking the link here.


March 3, 2017 – More delicious news for residents of The Hamlet Estates at St. James: Shake Shack will be opening their third outpost on Long Island in early March at nearby Smith Haven Plaza, just a few minutes from the community’s gatehouse entrance. This will be the brand’s first foray into Suffolk County, but its reputation is well known throughout the metropolitan New York area. Shake Shack is a critically acclaimed, modern “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers, chicken (no hormones added ever), griddled flat-top hot dogs, fresh-made frozen custard, crispy crinkle cut fries, beer, wine and more. The company is also known for its eco-friendly corporate culture so be sure to check out the carefully sourced materials used in the restaurant’s cool interior finish as well!

The Hamlet at St. James.