Memorial Day is around the corner, and you know what that means... SALES! Oh, and Summer, too. I never miss a chance to splurge on some of my favorite brands this time of year while stocking up on goodies for the coming sunny months - especially outdoors. On the top of my list of sites to peruse during all these sales? Serena & Lily.
If you haven't already, now would be a very good time to strategically start sucking up to your friends with the best yards to hang out in in the coming months... which is exactly what I was doing last weekend while lounging out in this lovely spot.
I've seen this yard come to life over the past few years as it belongs to a former design client turned very good friend (and amazing photographer!) Deb Achak. Just so happens that she's a huge Serena & Lily fan too, so we both jumped at the chance to style up some spots in her yard to show off a summer must-have essential: beach towels!
I love the little tassels on these guys!! They're so fun. And the blue and green scheme worked so perfectly with Deb's home! Her family frequents their neighborhood pool, and their home happens to be near one of the best beaches in Seattle, so you know these are going to get some good use. I also love having towels around just for lounging in the yard!
Speaking of which - here are a few of my other favorites for outdoor decorating and entertaining this summer...
1 outdoor bell pendant | 2. green striped pillow | 3. grey and white beach blanket with yellow tassels | 4. woven bar cart | 5. white serving tray | 6. teak side table | 7. teak sling chair | 8. jute rug
Oh how I love a good sling chair! The fact that they can easily pack up for the winter, and come out for summer makes them a favorite of mine. I also love an outdoor piece that can pull double duty. The teak side table also makes for an easy stool, while the white woven bar cart can serve so many other purposes both inside and out! Also - pro tip - I love using outdoor pillows year-round because they are much more likely to be stain resistant and wear better! And right now it's all 20% for Memorial Day using the code SUMMERPREP. So get shoppin'!
What items are currently on your summer shopping list?? For me, it's a new cushion for our lounge chair, a new outdoor umbrella, and lots of summer dresses and sandals!