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At Home: Accessory Prep

I must admit, I am a big fan of July. The languid, heat-soaked summer days spent by the water that melt into radiant nights filled with warm breezes while dining al fresco is what I look forward to all year.Summertime begs for long evenings outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs amongst friends with cool cocktails in hand. For picnics in grassy meadows on gingham blankets, dressed in white eyelet, donning rope wedges and eating off of melamine plates that illustrate a knot fit for a sea man. Or for gatherings around a chic biergarten table while smoke from the grill wafts overhead, just before corn-on-the-cob is served off of laminated blue and white striped fabric trays. Or to sidle up to a campfire on wooden stumps while swathed in ticking striped linen blankets, roasting marshmallows.

Design decor this month means a slew of preppy picks and nautical nods, very chicly refrencing the most sophisticated reds, whites and blues; a classic color combo that gives any space a bit of East Coast Americana prep while remaining California cool. These preppy accessories are perfect for adorning your indoor and outdoor festivities that will arise this month of July.

[1] Fog Linen Navy and White Stripe Trays [2] Terrain Bonfire Log [3] Mark and Graham Beachport Striped Napkins [4] Porthole Mirror [5] Terrain Striped Biergarten Dining Set [6] Global Table Looped Roper Plate [7] Serena and Lily Peridot Pillow [8] Natural Rope Jute Doormat [9] Claire Vivier Backgammon Set [10] Nicky Kehoe Brahms Mount Stripes Blankets [11] Serena and Lily Navy Racing Stripe Pillow

Images Via: House Beautiful | Barry Peters

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.

  • http://www.wayofthewong.com/ Jenn Wong
    Alyssa, I love all of these picks! So gorgeous & festive! You have such impeccable taste :)
  • Autumn Reeser
    The nautical, summery spin is so great! I love that jute doormat especially:)


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