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Spring-Cleaning Tips From Gilt Home's Tom Delavan

Spring-Cleaning Tips From a Design Insider

We're not talking about vinegar scrubs and dusting marathons. In the design world, Spring-cleaning often translates to three simple practices: purging, organizing, and refreshing. We turned to Gilt Home creative director Tom Delavan to discover what Spring-cleaning means to him. Keep reading for the skinny on his must-have products, favorite blooms, and decluttering tips!

POPSUGAR Home: Let's talk bedding. What are your favorite components of a Spring bed?

Tom Delavan: White linen is a classic. Invest in simple but great-quality sheets, like Frette Linens or Matteo bedding. There's something so serene and unfussy about crisp, white bedding, and you'll be surprised how it'll keep your space feeling clean and airy.

PS: What are your go-to Spring flowers? How do you arrange them?

TD: I really like to keep it simple. Cherry branches are by far my favorite, and arranging them is not that tricky once you get a large, tall, heavy vase. White tulips are my second favorite. Buy loads, and don't mix them with anything else. I also like the way hyacinths smell, but I'm not crazy about the look. They'll look nice in a silver cup in the bathroom.

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PS: What are your favorite vessels for corralling clutter?

TD: I used to love shallow bowls, but ultimately they are only as nice as what ends up collecting in them. Now I go for boxes that can be closed and trays to contain objects in some sense of order.

PS: Do you have any tips for switching up decor for Spring?

TD: Spring is really just a good time to freshen up and purge. A fresh coat of paint and paring down to your favorite objects will always make you and your home feel a little lighter.

Source: Matteo, Corbis Images, Restoration Hardware, and Gilt Home

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