Last week I experienced a first since moving here from Austin. I was WARM! When you tend to freeze in below 70 weather, you understand how amazing this is. For two glorious days, I hung up my scarf and jacket, said goodbye to tights (and hello to pale leg realness) and put on an actual sundress from my Austin days. I might have even skipped down the street…that’s how happy last week’s weather made me.
Warm weather tends to inspire me to freshen up décor, trading winter heaviness for lighter, airy elements. Last week’s summer tease inspired me to add a few summer elements to my home.
Here are my 5 favorite things for May, easy accessories to welcome in the warmer weather while also not breaking your bank.
I am loving these fun pillow cases for spring and summer. While they would be adorable in a kid’s room, I think they’re equally as charming in any grown up bedroom. For $32.00, they’re also an inexpensive way to add a bit of whimsy to your room.
This is a bit more expensive but the thing I love about this chair is that it’s easily at home in a living room, kitchen or your patio. Think versatility.
Target is my BFF/foe. I love how you can buy cute stuff for cheap cheap but somehow Target still ends up eating my monies in a not nice way. This probably has to do with my decision making. (“A cheap cake plate? Yes, I need two. And also everything else.”) But back to this basket. I love the Nate Berkus line and this basket in particular is so super functional and very fresh.
For those of you not familiar with Heath Ceramics, it was founded in 1948 by Edith Heath, a Bay area native. Her pieces are mid-century marvelous and incredibly timeless. When Thor and I were setting up our wedding registry there last week, I noticed this bulb vase in moss. I told Thor that it reminded me of lily pads in the swamps back home. Just a note that it’s a seasonal piece, so it won’t be around for long. In other words, snap it up quickly!
What’s summertime without wind chimes? I have wonderful memories of sitting on my parent’s back porch and listening to our wind chimes, which happened to be made out of my grandfather’s old spoons. I think these are equally as charming. Added bonus- you can buy one chime or stack them up in various colors. Lovely!
What are some of your favorite items to freshen up your home for summer?