The arrival of summer, for many of us, can signal a return to a more relaxed, casual entertaining style . The days are long, the kids are busy and friends appear at your door on a regular basis. Updating your home to reflect summer style can be just as simple as slicing up a watermelon for your guests.
Effortless summer entertaining starts with a curated selection of interesting pieces and home accessories that reflect a light and bright, easy, breezy style. These pieces are also a fun way to incorporate seasonal style into your home.
We've selected a few of our favorites to enhance your seasonal ambiance, each with a hint of that 'summer vibe' we all long for.
Let's begin with this pretty marble cheese board with a detail that screams "summer"; the basket weave handle. The texture evokes a "farmer's market" feel. It's the perfect choice for serving a selection local cheeses and crackers.
We've paired the cheese board with a favorite gifting item, that pairs perfectly in this vignette. The white marble handles of this trio of cheese knives also contrasts nicely with more traditional wood charcuterie boards and elevates the overall style.
Every good hostess knows lighting can make or break a party. Candles add gentle warmth to every table and these naturally formed selenite tea lights add a subtle, natural serenity, inside and out.
Bringing the outdoors inside is an easy way to make your home exude summer freshness. Our collection of natural wood bowls, lazy susan's, serving boards and trivets is the epitome of alfresco fresh. We love the idea of filling the bowl below with green moss balls or even fresh apples.
Ready to move the party outside? This collection of outdoor entertaining accessories will smooth the transition. A giant oversize cheese board is just so much fun to serve from. Our natural weave planters look casual yet chic. Simply add tall, tapered candles to the black metal candle holders for a hint of romance.
We always recommend adding a hint of green to summer decor. If you're not a plant lover and don't want to water, our mini boxwood topiaries are just the accessory you're looking for. Add them to your shelf style, coffee table stacks or even your dining tables for an easy pop of natural color.
This summer, our boutique in Barrington is open Monday - Friday and is full of items for your home including candles, gifts, furniture, art and home accessories that can add a summer feel your style. We hope to see you soon, and always remember you can shop 24/7 via our online boutique.