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At Home: Summer Swing

Summer has been in full swing for a while, and if you happen to reside in sun-stroked Southern Cali, it will seemingly last well past this month of August. As an avid lover of the season, I couldn’t help but create one last sweltering setting for you all to swoon over. A last embrace of summer design means a heavy focus on en plein air livin’. I was inspired to create an outdoor lounge-scape cool enough for any retro 60’s Palm Springs Parker Hotel lover to call home; bright citrus hues with punctuations of crisp greens evoke unadulterated happiness that goes hand and hand with these waning summer days.

This August, nothing could be better than lazing away the last bit of summer swaying in a hammock, feeling the warm breezes rock you back and forth, with a tangerine embroidered pillow cradling your head, while devouring the last of bit of your summer reading list until lulled into a mid-day nap. Or gathering with friends to play a rousing game of lawn croquet while sipping gimlets prepared on a regency bar cart. Recounting the adventures and vacations of the summer nestled in butterfly chairs, grouped around a minimalist concrete fire pit with colorful lanterns casually strewn about the landscape. Lap in the last of the hundred-degree weather lounging by a turquoise pool in a vintage-inspired bikini, underneath a canary striped umbrella and towel off with a hip acid-green geometric textile.

Okay, some of this may be a romanticised notion of how to embrace the last bit of the season, but I will surely indulge in a few items depicted below to keep the summer vibe going well past the summer. Won’t you indulge with me?

[1] Palazio Hammock [2] Re-Trouve Pouf [3] Serena and Lily Cabrillo Pendant [4] Chinoiserie Bar Cart [5] Anthropologie Wooden Croquet Set [6] Jonathan Adler George Beach Towel [7] Regatta Yellow Umbrella [8] Z Gallerie Pierced Lanterns [9] Mezzo Fireplace [10] Trina Turk Tribal Embroidered Pillow [11] Butterfly Chair

We hope the longer days will encourage us all to kick back at least a little bit each day this summer. Take your morning coffee and your laptop onto your porch and enjoy the beautiful weather in the hushed moment before the city wakes up and before the busy day begins. Cheers to summer!

Author Description

Alyssa Boland

A former life as an urban planner led Alyssa to her career as a high-end interior designer. An aesthetics junkie, she shares a passion for architecture, fashion, caffeine, a love of dance, and all things French. Find her online at Alyssa Boland Interior Design, follow on Pinterest.

  • AshleyFauset
    What a fabulous collection of summer accessories! I am loving the bar cart, the towel, the fire pit, the stool… Who am I kidding? I want all of it!
    • Anya Zhukova
      Same here) Everything looks so gorgeous!

Move LifeStyle is an e-zine for the modern working woman created by Autumn Reeser, Jenn Wong and Ashley Fauset.

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