Summer 2023 Lookbook
A time of of rejuvenating relaxation, the Summer season welcomes a fresh vibe made for lounging. Transition your home for warmer days ahead by infusing fresh accents, curious textures and organic, earthen elements that evoke gentle relaxation. Clear out old energy and create space for your own personal retreat to revel in. Whether it’s an inspiring reading nook bathed in natural light, a vessel of freshly picked botanicals or a light and airy bedding upgrade, these small moments bring an impactful, positive influence to your daily routine. Embrace the changing season and explore our latest collection of new arrivals to inspire your next home refresh.
With the days getting longer, we welcome al fresco dinner parties, lunch-time picnics and sun-drenched days made for lounging. Be a guest at your own party with effortless appetizers and batched cocktails so you can spend more time relaxing with friends and family. One of our never-fail party tricks is a beautiful butter board that is sure to please everyone in the room!
Now how we went most of our lives without butter boards in our hosting back pocket is shocking. There’s a reason this appetizer went viral and has become a swift go-to! The process of building the board is pretty straight forward, it’s a balance of hues, textures, colors, and of course, flavors. Not much different than decorating! A little bit of sweet, a little bit of crunch, and a hint of heat makes this crowd-pleasing formula. Bring this board to a party and you’ll make the fastest friends. Even better, serve it as a hostess gift with our Loire Serving Board! The key is to not overload the board with ingredients, but allow enough of each sprinkled throughout to offer a whole flavor experience for your guests. When building the base the best tip is to go largest to smallest in terms of ingredients (butter, fruit, nuts, honeycomb, honey, chili, salt, flower petals).
Your favorite artisan butter (we used Kerrygold), room temperature
Chili oil (we love Momofuko chili crunch oil)
Flaky salt (Maldon)
Step 1 - spread the butter throughout the center of your board, using the bottom of a spoon or our marble spreaders
Step 2 - place the stone fruit - in a random fashion, place your slices of fruit atop the butter
Step 3 - sprinkle chopped pistachios
Step 4 - hand pull pieces of honeycomb and place around the board
Step 5 - using a honey dipper, drizzle a bit of honey atop butter
Step 6 - drizzle the chili around the board in small dollops
Step 7 - mimicking your best salt bae, sprinkle salt across the top of the board
Step 8 - hand tear petals off of the edible flowers and flutter them across the board as the final flair. Enjoy with warm, fluffy bread and lingering conversations!
SOAK UP THE SUN
As the days get both longer and warmer, there's no better time to revel in the sun-drenched mornings as you prune, plant, and harvest. Our thoughtfully curated collection of garden tools and accessories brings both elevated aesthetics and practicality to your gardening routine, inspiring you to get outdoors and soak in each moment under the sun. Nourish your home with freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and fragrant blooms. Elegant tools like our Montclair Garden Shears, Sundance Garden Set, Leather Apron, and Foraging Basket make it easier than ever to enjoy the relaxed pace of the season and let your green thumb lead the way to your very own garden retreat.
A LAYERED MOMENT
There’s no better way to set the tone for summer than by incorporating fresh elements like plants, florals, woven & mixed materials, organic linen fiber and the use of natural sunlight along with ambient interior lighting. Evoke a sense of lively warmth in your space with the use of texture and visual interest that give your home that effortlessly lived-in look. With everything from solid neutral tones of creamy ivory, fawn and pebble to block-print patterns that beautifully layer up, swap out your throws and pillows for a refreshing update that brings the summer season indoors. Mix and match decorative elements of varying materials atop your coffee table or shelving to strike the perfect balance of visual harmony. One of our favorite styling moments is to curate a layered art vignette on a shallow, mounted shelf (like our Kali Rattan Shelf) or leaned against the backsplash of your kitchen. We love incorporating pieces that capture the hues and energy of summer for a seasonal refresh. With the use of layering, your home will be transformed into a cozy, inviting sanctuary that feels fresh while remaining timelessly elegant.
Transforming your bedroom into a relaxing retreat is all about designing with balance and harmony. As the months begin to warm up, swap out your winter bedding for fresh linens, new pillow covers, light yet cozy blankets and extra throws for a layered moment. When dreaming up your perfect bedroom, consider the details like extra storage for your nightly routine items or the placement of bedside lighting to allow for easy reading before turning in. We love to style a cozy chair or chaise to create a lounge-worthy nook that also helps break up the space. Don’t be afraid of mixing patterns, textiles, or a fresh palette of hues- whether your style leans more classic or transitional, we have just the right pieces to make your bedroom feel like your own personal haven made for rejuvenating.