Waking up to clear blue skies and warm weather after the long winter months is, for most of us, a much anticipated event. With sunnier days now ahead, you might feel motivated to do activities you’ve put off, such as upgrading your wardrobe or redecorating your space. You’re certainly not alone in these endeavors – polls show that summer decorating & shopping is even more common than spring cleaning in most countries!
In this week’s blog, we decided to help you do both by providing a simple guide on how to enshrine your newly enlivened spirit, through elegant redecoration of your space and subtle changes to your wardrobe! Read on to find out our top picks for summer home and summer fashion and start planning your paradise season now!
Nothing says summer like bright colors. If your home is decorated in rich, darker colors start by picking out the specific items that can be switched for alternatives in lighter hues– for example, you can change the pillows in your living room, or the office accessories in your study. Once you start changing the details, you might notice you gravitate towards a specific color scheme – this is especially useful in creating an accent that can instantly brighten the look of your entire space!
An easy way to make a noticeable change fast is to switch out your vases, and cachepots as well as the flowers & plants placed in them. Not to mention, a room full of seasonal flowers is a sure way to help brighten up your mood!
Another way to use small details to create significant change is themed decor. For summer, we recommend aquatic themes, or safari/jungle themes, that are especially trendy in interior design this year. This doesn’t mean you should decorate your home as you would a beach house or a second home, where the theme overshadows the design – instead opt for subtle pop of coral, sea life, jungle foliage or animal print, to make subtle yet noticeable statement. The accessories below would be especially helpful in making this small but important change:
Whether you’re hosting for guests or planning an intimate dinner, summer themed table accessories can serve an important role in matching the spirit of the season!
For fine china, especially popular this season are extra large illustrations of flowers and avian themes. Anna Weatherley supplies handmade & hand-painted china with scenes from nature and many of her designs are directly inspired by botanical illustrations. Needless to say, this timeless brand is a popular pick for the summer season, as it brings a homey yet refined air while in-keeping with the floral theme.
Avian themed china is making a comeback this season, with illustrations of songbirds, finches, and blackbirds especially trending. Mottahedeh has a long standing tradition of depicting birds on their porcelain china, and are a popular summer brand at Scully & Scully for tabletop. View their selection below:
While flowers and birds are often found on china, they are becoming more common on placemats, and coasters as well. If you are a fan of this look, you can balance your table by opting for clean white china or others with more subtle designs.
With these simple tricks, you can reinvigorate your indoor space to reflect the shift in your outdoor surroundings, in no time!
Summer Fashion Accessories
The worst mistake we make at the start of a new season is to think we need to purge all the old, and fill our closets with everything new – when there is a much easier way. Fashion accessories help upgrade your wardrobe without having to redo all your past purchases, especially if your style is already classy & minimal.
Warmer months call for beach bags, handbags, and radiant jewelry that can do wonders for your wardrobe collection and breathe a sense of fresh air to every outfit you own.
See our wide selection of enamel and gold Halcyon Days bangles, a popular choice to don to holiday gatherings, as well as to complement any classic summer outfit!
Equally appropriate are the wide variety of handmade jewelry offered by Scully & Scully, presented with precious gems, and with classic 18k gold bands.
In the words of Jackie Kennedy, “pearls are always appropriate” and these freshwater pearl beauties speak volumes as to why – their timeless design can elevate any look & help recreate your style, time and time again, for every season!
We hope you were inspired by this week’s blog idea and stay tuned for more summer related blogs!! As always, leave you comments below!