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    Our Spring House Party is coming to a close, so now it's your turn to create, decorate, and celebrate spring in your home! Big thanks to our special guest, @Daniel M Grady Faires for joining us this evening. If you were inspired by what you saw, be sure to leave comments and repin your favorites!

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Lena Sekine: DIY Outdoor Seating. We did this two deep with a raised bed built behind. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. Easy, cheap and super cute.

Our Spring House Party is coming to a close, so now it's your turn to create, decorate, and celebrate spring in your home! Big thanks to our special guest, Dan Faires, for joining us this evening. If you were inspired by what you saw, be sure to leave comments and repin your favorites!

Buffet-style serving is a much more practical approach to outdoor entertaining than a formal spread. To play up the pastel blues and greens of this palette, serving dishes and tableware in the same shades were grouped together on the table--> hg.tv/y8wl

To keep party guests in good spirits, consider including a stylish, well-stocked bar cart. Since springtime fare is typically light and casual, simply stocking the cart with lush greenery and basic drinkware is all you need to do--> hg.tv/y8vu

Springtime soirees are meant to be light and airy, and that applies just as much to what's being served as the decor itself. When choosing fare for your gathering, consider light salads, fruits and cheeses which guests can easily serve themselves and even carry around--> hg.tv/y8v6

Yellowy greens, deep pinks and corals fit the season, yet are best used when toned down by a neutral. Here, those super saturated colors are balanced with taupe draperies and furniture--> hg.tv/y8un

An excellent way to add elegance to a spring event is by incorporating metallic accents. Here, brass and pewter were introduced with antique candlesticks and flatware featuring matte gold and polished silver tones--> hg.tv/y8ud

Now that we've finished our spring refresh, inside and out, let's wrap up with our best tips to throw your own fabulous spring party!

Find step-by-step how-to videos for all of Dan's projects at HGTV.com--> hg.tv/y8sd

I gave visual appeal to the entry by framing the front door with tall greenery. This is especially effective for single story homes since the height and shape of the trees immediately draws the eye upward and make the entry seem grander-->http://hg.tv/y8r7

A simple way to bring in less permanent color is by adding window boxes. I painted these the same color as the door and window trim for consistency and to allow the gorgeous floral colors to shine through--> hg.tv/y8qd

I chose an olive green color for the trim and front door to make the exterior more cohesive and compliment the architectural elements of the home-->http://hg.tv/y8na

The HGTV Spring House is a cute cottage with lots of charm, but it needed some cheery color for spring. Here are a few simple curb appeal updates we did for the home that you can bring to your own space-->http://hg.tv/y8kf

Now let's move the party outside! Daniel Morgan Grady Faires is here to share his DIY and design ideas from the HGTV Spring House.

Another simple way to refresh a room for spring is to change up your window treatments-->http://hg.tv/y83c

Here's a sneak peak of what we're showing at Tonight's spring pin party with designer, Daniel Morgan Grady Faires. Join us at 7pmET right here--> www.pinterest.com...

Use mirrors to make a space feel open and airy. A twist on this idea is to choose architectural-style mirrors which create the illusion of an extra window or door-->http://hg.tv/y7ud

Wall upholstery is commonly used by designers to add pattern, texture and softness to a space. For a tailored look, add welt cord around the perimeter of upholstered walls. The welt will help frame the fabric and hide any pins which may peek through the top of attached fabric panels-->http://hg.tv/y7sa

You can also bring floral décor into your design with the use of bold and colorful patterns. Consider throw pillows to add fresh, new accent colors. Bonus: they're easily interchangeable with changing seasons--> hg.tv/y7pr

Hot Pink! Put a new twist on this super saturated hue by pairing it with more masculine greens such as artichoke or dark olive--> hg.tv/y7bv

Favorite keepsakes are displayed inside and on top of an antique wooden bookcase. Consider adding a whitewash finish to give existing pieces of furniture a bit of cottage flair--> hg.tv/y7i2

Mix medium and large scales when using classic patterns like embroidered florals, botanicals and gingham-->http://hg.tv/y7gp