Summer is here! As you spruce up your wardrobes for the season, don't forget about adding new accessories to brighten your home, too. We asked the city’s top interior designers what new trends can keep you and your home cool for the season.
Leslie Hayes: Strike Gold!
Bash Vessel Large, Tom Dixon (price upon request). Minima, 118 N. ThirdSt., 215-922-2002
"This striking hand-molded gold bowl will bring a fresh touch to any space. The irregular, organic shape takes it out of the ordinary—it’s like adding a sculpture to the room." Leslie Hayes, president of Leslie Hayes Interiors
Blair Britt & BettyAnn Kraft: Frame It in Acrylic
Adrift Coco Wall Decor, Palecek (price upon request). Kroungold's Furniture, 949 Route 73 S., Evesham Township, 856-985-2700
"Right now, we are so in love with any wall art that is framed in acrylic! This particular item is hand-cut coco wood in petal forms. Not only is the craftsmanship so well done, but it is a timeless piece of art to last for years to come!” Blair Britt & BettyAnn Kraft, owners of Bella B Home
Krissa Wichser: Play with Bright Colors!
4-Arm Candelabra Classique, Dunes and Duchess, (price upon request). The Blue Octagon, 335 E. King St. Malvern, 610-640-2684
"These candelabras from Dunes and Duchess come in two heights and 10 colors, and can be done in any Benjamin Moore Custom color. We are loving the bright yellow, and the turquoise is gorgeous, too! They can be used in pairs on a dining table or alone on a sideboard, end table, or coffee table. They even look cool without candles!" Krissa Wichser, owner & head designer of The Blue Octagon
"A great centerpiece on a table can change a room in an instant! One of my favorite types of centerpieces to use is a blown art glass sculpture. The free-flowing lines, intense color, and distinct one-of-a-kindness only captured by hand, make for great inspiration and conversation. They serve as a gentle reminder to enjoy summer, take it easy, relax and go with the flow." Nile Johnson, interior design principal of Nile Johnson Interior Design
Michele Plachter: Bring the Sun In
Custom Ottoman by MPD ($798). Purchase similar ottoman at Anthropologie, 1801 Walnut St., 215-568-2114
"Bring the sunshine in! The easiest and simplest accessory to bring into your home this summer is color! Be fearless with it. And what better color to use in the summer than yellows and crisp whites? Anything from flowers to furniture or pillows count. Not a yellow fan? Try using a grassy green with white. Keep it simple and fun! Clean the clutter, pour a margarita, sit back, and enjoy the bright colors!" Michele Plachter, owner and lead designer of Michele Plachter Design
"Nothing says summer to me like fun barware. I look at these tumblers and am inspired to whip up a batch of Gin and Tonics (heavy on the lime) and to invite a crew over for afternoon cocktails on the patio. These highballs are made from lightweight electroplated glass which helps create their iridescent, rainbow-like appearance. The look is simultaneously chic, whimsical, vintage, and modern. Perfect for a thirsty summer group!" Mona Ross Berman, CEO & founder of Mona Ross Berman Interiors
"Perfectly suited for a swanky dinner party or casual Summer evening, this stunning Urikola pitcher by George Jensen quenches our thirst for stylish entertaining! My pick for the fill: equal parts Campari, gin, and vermouth for a luscious negroni on the rocks—perfecto!" Ashli Mizell, principal & creative director at Ashli Mizell Inc.