To me, summer is all about casual vibrant living. Weather that includes an exotic destination vacation, your weekend beach house, and just sipping lemonade in your backyard with friends. You can redo an entire room or beachy splashes of color or just change the throw pillows on your sofa. See below for ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Fabrics and Throw Pillows:
Quadrille: What is there not to love about Quadrille. You see their prints in magazines all the time and there is good reason! Chic and timeless with vibrant colors.
Potalla print shown above in both images as well as below
Saya Gata shown above and in image above
Ferns shown above and in image above
Petite Zig Zag
Aleta On Line Store:
Kathryn Ireland On Line Store: Her fabrics are divine and you can now purchase throw pillows:
Rubie Green: Eco chic, Rubie Green’s fabric line and fun and you can sleep soundly knowing you have done your part for the environment.
Les Indiennes: Mary Mulachy developed linens that are fresh, simple, authentically indian, yet pleasing to the western eye.
These pillows are the perfect companions for a white chino slip covered sofa and a thickly woven jute rug.
Carolina Irving: The vibrant colors printed on beautiful linen never fail to brighten my mood. I cannot choose a favorite.
How much fun to make drapes in your summer house guest bedroom out of Katie Ridders fabrics.
Parlor Textiles: We are loving Anglea Clinton’s textiles! The patterns are beautiful and reflect her modern sensibility.
Madeline Weinrib pillows- the perfect solution for a white sofa. Weather you choose a silk ikat, a block print, or an embroidered suzani you cannot go wrong. She also makes large floor pillows.
William Sonoma Home:
** On sale!
** On Sale!
Madeline Weinrib carpets are a fun and inexpensive way to pack a punch.
Dash and Albert: We use these rugs all the time. The cotton weaves and indoor/ outdoor are ou favorite. You cannot beat the price point and they are very durable.
Furniture With Texture:
Opt for a textured bed or chair to bring the beach inside:
** we just used two of these in a show house- beautiful in person…and they are on sale now!
Shabby Chic: This brand is known for their laid back, deliciously squishy slip covered furniture.
Classic New England prepster
Beautiful and understated celadon applique
Perfect for your little pirate!
If custom linens are not in the beach house budget…
We love prints and the linens below can be the focal point of a bedroom.
Paint the walls a soft hydrangea lilac and white wooden shutters and you have a tranquil seaside retreat.
Pair this coral with soft yellow or pale blue walls.
Hang a grasscloth on the walls and ceilings and paint the moldings a crisp white.
OR…. Keep it classic with rope embroidered bedding. Choose a spicy fabric for your drapes and a grasscloth on the walls.
We love a classic greek key pattern and Pomegranate Inc. has nailed it:
Below is one of their embroidered place mats:
Their chunky straw place mat with a shell is a nice touch:
You can use as a table cloth or a spread on the beach for a picnic.
Roberta Roller Rabbit: Fun prints on cotton- a great gift for your hostess:
Ralph Lauren: Classic all american summer.