Guest Picks: Summer Is Coming
With summer right around the corner, I'm already dreaming of casual gatherings, and warm evenings out on the porch with something cool to drink. I also can't help but think of ways to decorate my home for the season, as well as ideas for making parties more festive. Here are a few things I'm currently loving, from bright pillows and serving pieces to flickering candles and lights. — Alli from Hooray
Møller Melamine Salad Sets - $22
This sunny yellow serving set is a bright match for colorful salads.
Bubbled Beverage Dispenser - $298
The shape of this handmade dispenser is exquisite, and would make a statement piece filled with a colorful drink.
Room Essentials Frosted Globe Lights - $14.99
Every May I hang these frosted globe lights to brighten my porch all summer long.
Corsica Place Mats - $48
These Mediterranean-inspired place mats would add a burst of color and fun to a table setting.
Tavern Stacking Armchair - $199
These Tavern chairs are my idea of rustic meets modern — a sleek metal frame with wood slats for the seat.
Marimekko Pienet Kivet Caliente Outdoor Pillow - $29.95
I adore the imperfect polka dots and bright colors of this little outdoor pillow.
Vintage Children's Rattan Egg Chair by The Farmers Shop - $225
This children's rattan chair would be scooped up immediately if I had kids — it's perfect for a sunroom or porch.
Fishing Rods Watercolor Print by East Ashley Studio - $18
Summer equals camping trips for my family, so this watercolor print would be at home in my house.
Antique Seed Starter Planting Pots by Ethan Ollie - $39
These teeny pots are not only good for planting seeds, but also great for displaying as decor or using as favors for a summer gathering.
Felted Wool Braided Rug - $795
There's something cozy about this braided wool rug that makes me think of a summer cottage.
Green Vintage Camera Watercolor Print by East Ashley Studio - $20
The aqua green colors of this camera watercolor print remind me of being lakeside at the beach.
Wink Platter - $12.95
This platter is the sweetest thing — it also comes in a mini size!
Poketo Mason Jar Tumblers - $4.50
We all love mason jars, so these would make an awesome way to serve drinks at your next party.
Convertible Cage Lamp - $198
There are many things I love about these cage lamps, especially the perfect combination of utilitarian and modern they achieve.
Lush Apricot Square Pillow - $48
These floral pillows are the prettiest thing for summer.
Seed Bombs - $6
These seed bombs are a fun way to garden, and would also make a great housewarming gift.
Living Ecosphere - $89
If there's anything on my wish list, it's this amazing Living Ecosphere — a glass sphere filled with an ecosystem.
Sake Candle - $50
Fresh is one of my favorite skincare brands, so of course I'd love to indulge in this candle — a blend of floral and peach nectar.
Terracotta Water Jug - $95
I like this terracotta jug not only because of its beauty, but how it's designed to keep your water cool despite the heat of summer.