Looking Ahead to Summer

May 30, 2019

As the final rain showers come to a close and all of our florals are officially in bloom, we can officially start to welcome and prepare for the summer season. While the official solstice isn’t until June 21, this brief period between Memorial Day and school’s final bell is the ideal time to start thinking about plans for the upcoming season—for living spaces, your personal style and undoubtedly, weekend trips away from home.

At the beginning of each season, the Mackenzie + Company team likes to spend some time pinning and curating inspiration for the next few months ahead. While our official summer mood board with The Coastal Table won’t be revealed until later this month, we wanted to share with you a preview of what we were drawn toward for the soon-to-be summer season.

Color Crush

Yellow is referred to as the color of happiness for a reason! No matter where you put it, it instantly adds a pop of brightness to your life or your home. Incorporate a pop of sunshine into your home through art and fresh florals or your wardrobe with a whimsical scarf for your neck or as a market tote accent. By the way, yellow doesn’t have to be neon or in-your-face, primary yellow. If you’re looking for something to contrast the yellow with, look no further than our tried and true blue (we swear we didn’t plan that rhyme). As for specific hues, we love muted goldenrod and honeysuckle paired with cornflower blue.

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Seasonal Accents

If you read our previous blog post, you'll have a sense that the easiest way to change up your home and personal style for a new season is through small accents and accessories. As for Summer...baskets, baskets, and oh, what’s that? Yes, it’s another basket. Needless to say, we can never have enough of these in our home during this time of year. Not only are baskets fitting for the summer season in terms of aesthetics and decor, they also serve as excellent storage for anything and everything you might need to tuck away.

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Coastal Accessories

Perhaps our favorite summer accessory for 2019 is the Business & Pleasure beach umbrella—we cannot even begin to tell you how much time we have spent fawning over these gorgeous umbrellas! While perfect for a shore trip, they’d also be adorable for a backyard picnic.

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Summer Style

Right about now at Mackenzie + Co., we’re switching out our leather carryall totes for straw baskets and light weight market totes. Lightweight and perfect for a trip to either the farmer’s market or the beach, everything about these beauties scream summertime magic.

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As creatives, we are constantly looking and scrolling through inspiration—we feel it would be wrong NOT to share with you what we're loving as of right now! We hope this gives you a little snippet of guidance as we prepare for the warmer days ahead. As always, if you’re looking for more home styling inspiration, be sure to follow us on Instagram and like our page on Facebook!

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