Just like in your wardrobe, it is important that your home reflects the changing seasons. But houses (unfortunately) cannot change with the seasons as easily as clothes. If you’re looking for ways to add a chic, summery feel to your home without breaking the bank, consider summer pieces that can last beyond this season. Our seasoned designers have these tips for summer design trends that work year round.
Dressing in white after Memorial Day isn’t just for clothing. Summer is the perfect time to decorate your home with soothing neutral colors like pale blush, subtle blues, and grays that border on white. And while white clothing is contraband in the other nine months of the year, neutral colors in the household are not just a summer design trend.
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With all your fabrics and textiles – especially pillows, curtains and bed linen – you should keep two sets: one for the warmer months and one for the colder parts of the year. And while we love thick curtains and chunky blankets year round, lightweight, breathable fabrics work well in summer too. Check out how we cast our eyes on the beach on the Upper East Side.
White, we love gray, white and neutral, color is an essential part of any design scheme. And one of our favorite color trends this year is mustard yellow. To get the look, choose mustard yellow, which is closer to gold or chartreuse.
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2017 is all about natural colors, textures and shapes. While it’s no secret that we’re fans of wood accents, summer is a great time to break out naturally shaped pieces of wood. Live edge tables are making a big comeback and we love the way this live edge wooden table looks in the living room of this chic family home on Riverside Drive.
If a tropical summer vacation is out of the question this year, consider how to incorporate tropical accents into your design. Whether leaf plants, all-over print pillows or even wallpaper – the perfect summer design trends that you will keep in cool weather.
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If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious than mustard yellow, go for velvety jewel tones. Rubies, emeralds and oceanic sapphires are summer design trends that will be with you all year round. Check out what we looked like in this Ad Exec’s apartment on the Upper East Side.