5 Chic Items That'll Instantly Make Your Home Summer-Ready
Summer is all about simplicity—and the laid-back attitude synonymous with warm weather extends to your housewares, too. "It's important to set the tone with your décor," says interior designer Don Stewart, who dreamed up Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's cozy Manhattan digs. "Just like how you get new clothes for the season, you need to give your home a new wardrobe." And nothing says "dog days" like a bevy of splashy, can't-look-away pieces. "If you're going to do something bold, why not do it in the summer?" adds Stewart. Scroll through below for his five easy summer updates. Tack on a trip to your local florist and you'll be ready to entertain in no time.
GILLES CAFFIER TEXTURED VASE
"I love the texture," says Stewart. To achieve an indoor-meets-outdoor feel, fill it with coral peonies. "They're a great contrast to the matte black."
PLODES WAVE FIRE PIT
This wood-burning fire pit, made of two pieces of steel, is not only simple and elegant in its curvy design, it's versatile too. "A lot of people make amazing firepits that can be used once or twice; I like the idea that you could move this thing around if you don't want to commit to one area," says Stewart. "It makes a strong statement wherever it is."
Want to give your patio a quick punch of color? These faux zebra rugs play well outside and aren't the least bit cheesy. "They add shape and make any room feel more fun," says Stewart.
TATINE BOUQUET GARNI CANDLE
To give your room a fragrant refresher, try this aromatic candle that smells like a fresh herb garden. "The aroma smells like pure summer," says Stewart.
LINDSEY ADELMAN PASTA BOWL
Bring the outside in with lighting designer Lindsay Adelman's porcelain tableware emblazoned with a grass motif. Says Stewart, "The palette is fresh for summer, and the quality is timeless."