by Marisa Marcantonio

The long sunny days of sea and sand have come to a close.  After numerous heatwaves, a lot of thunderstorms and hair malfunctions while surf side, I am looking forward to fall. I wish you all a wonderful, relaxing holiday weekend. Bask in summer and it's final moments. Enjoy!

 Photo courtesy of Alex and Alexa
You can wear your straw hat for a few more days. This one, lined with a sweet Liberty print, would be my pick.

 Photo courtesy of Haus Interiors
A carved wooden anchor sculpture in a pale wood from Haus Interiors will remind you of summer all year long

 Photo courtesy of Natural Curiosities
Unwind, framed rope gets the artistic treatment from Natural Curiosities

 Hung side-by-side with the white version above, the natural rope seems grounded and versatile

Photo courtesy of Anthropologie
Put the Paddle Board away till spring. Anthropologie's exclusive board with Kai Po'i has a little mod geo design. Styling. 

 Photo courtesy of Horchow
Towel off after a final dip with Jonathan Adler's bright linear beach towels from Horchow.


by Marisa Marcantonio

I noticed some of my favorite designs now on sale at Jonathan Adler. Why not introduce some colorful accessories into your home for spring?  Swing on over to his website for deals on some of his brightly-colored classics. If you like graphic needlepoint pillows in crazy colors, need a set of fun dog bowls or a geometric trays to serve sweets, you, my friend, are in luck. 
Here are some of the goodies included:

Photos courtesy of Jonathan Adler
These Bargello graphic geometric pillows take a sofa from basic to brilliant in seconds flat.

Mix up the patterns like the Honeycomb for a full-on Adler invasion.

Little Piggy all dressed up in polka dots holds the cookies.

Carnaby porcelain nesting trays in a mix of 3 patterns add a dash of fun for jewelry on your nightstand or serving little treats.

Hold down piles of paper in style with monogram needlepointed letter paperweights. Anything personalized makes a great go-to gift.

LOVE these.  Pull out the coasters for canapes and olives, they are good to have on hand with cocktails to entertain your world weary friends.

Your dog can enjoy mealtime in style with vividly striped stoneware dog bowls in an array of colorful alternating stripes.

This poppy square patterned Peter alpaca throw in a graphic artistic style for a burst of color on upholstery.

Last but not least, the Preston Game Table in stamped faux-croc  can perform double duty as a card and dining table for smaller living spaces.