Ah, summer at last. After waiting for what feels like decades for winter to say its final goodbye, warmer weather is finally making it’s grand entrance. Not only is summer a welcome to beach days and fresh watermelon, but a time to break away from the hustle and bustle, whether for just a weekend getaway or on European holiday. As various elements came together for our Summer mood board with The Coastal Table, such as the goldenrod-yellow color palette base and the breezy, linen fabrics, we began to understand the feeling we wanted this vision board to evoke: care-free, whimsical, coast-of-France ease. Ultimately, this mood board reminds us to enjoy ourselves during this time of year and highlights the notion of bringing your vacation home with you—mentally and physically.
Mood Board Highlights
Saying Yes to New Adventures: The summer season welcomes the opportunity to say yes to new adventures. As we all emerge from our cold weather hibernation, it’s important to take advantage of not just opening your windows, but truly stepping outside your comfort zone to explore, travel and embrace all that the season has to offer. As for your home, say yes to trying new things, working with new colors or trying a style you’ve been avoiding out of fear of the unknown.
Scarf + Basket: This scarf was the initial inspiration for this season’s mood board—a light, airy piece with a marigold base and our tried and true blue. Tucked inside a handmade basket, this combination has us dreaming of late afternoon picnics and dining al fresco. When designing or refreshing your space for summer, don’t forget to take advantage of any outdoor living space you may have as well.
Textured Wallpaper: For us this textured wallpaper resembles a straw hat you throw on just before heading down to the beach, or a French Market tote that you use for provisions at the farmer’s market all summer long. Whether you decide to add a wallpaper like this one to an accent wall or incorporate rattan baskets in your living space, you truly cannot go wrong with this timeless summer trend.<
Feeling inspired by our summer style? In the name of design, we went ahead and curated various home pieces and lifestyle products that adhere to our Summer '19 mood board style and are #MCOapproved. Shop any of these products by clicking on the picture!
What are the first words that come to mind when you think of summer? Breezy, relaxing, and natural are a few of our favorite descriptors, whether for your lifestyle, wardrobe or best of all, your home!
Dining + Entertaining
While we typically are all about the neutrals, the summer season is a time to embrace the vivid colors that are popping up in nature, thus bringing hues from the outside, in. If you're shy about incorporating more vivid tones, start with small accessories and accents and work your way up.
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P.S. All of the products linked in today's blog post are available via the new Mackenzie + Company Amazon Storefront! Since navigating Amazon can sometimes be a challenge in itself, we spent some time curating various home and lifestyle products that we feel align with our coastal style, natural aesthetic and thought to be #MCOapproved. Make sure to bookmark our shop as we will be announcing its official launch in the coming weeks!
XO, The Mackenzie + Company Team