Out & About: Summer Collections Preview from Serena & Lily

The Serena & Lily storefront | Warm, friendly and engaging, Gray Malin is as authentic as his fine art photography. Stay tuned for my conversation with Gray in a future blog.

A preview of summer collections from Serena & Lily and a Meet-and-Greet with famed photographer Gray Malin

Inspiration is everywhere at Serena & Lily’s Summit Design Shop. Last week it was a little extra special with fine art photographer Gray Malin stopping by to discuss his newest release, Italy: a coffee table book that captures the stunning beauty of the Italian coast photographed by land, sea, and air.  And Serena & Lily was the ideal venue to set the scene with charming vignettes inspired by favorite getaways real or imagined.

Two lucky guests took home a custom Serena & Lily x Gray Malin sling chair. It wasn’t me!

Design takeaways from the shop’s summer state of mind

Loving the casual, yet sophisticated vibe of crisp white woodwork, a chunky woven coffee table, beaded chandelier and fabulous vintage sailboat artwork.


A great juxtaposition of texture and form, this dining table, made of reconstituted stone, and rattan chairs are perfectly at home indoors or out on a patio.


What’s more efficient — or fun — than built-in bunks? This compact setting offers plenty of design inspiration with shiplap walls, sconces for easy reading, soothing neutral bedding and smart storage underneath.


Galleries feature vintage pieces, framed canvas prints, photography and original works of art, some by New Jersey-based artists.

Giclee prints by artist Theresa Losa of Bay Head, www.theresalosa.com


Seascape paintings by New Jersey shore-based artist Alison Junda. www.alisonjunda.com


Ready to ramp up your seasonal décor? Check out some of Serena & Lily’s newest collections:



Hyannis Umbrella – A classic beach day umbrella, decked out in tassels and stripes. Hyannis Surf Chair – This laid-back, low-profile chair was designed with the perfect beach day in mind, with nautical stripes, a light-as-feather-frame, and a shoulder strap for easy toting.

Mallorca Beach Towel – All the plush of your favorite beach towel with hand-knotted fringe detailing.



Avalon Tete-a-Tete – A conversation starter, the Avalon Tete-a-Tete made of airy rattan, has tailored cushions to keep things extra cozy.


Riviera Outdoor Bar Cart – Part bar, part party bucket, this console is ready for outdoor entertaining with an updated powder-coated aluminum frame that’s fabulously weather-friendly


Oceanview Counter Stool – Made of durable banana leaf that’s been handwoven around a sturdy rattan frame, this stool is a nod to island living and brings amazing texture to the counter.



Seabright Linen Duvet Cover – True to its namesake, the original pattern is inspired by the colorful stripes of summer — beach towels, umbrellas and surf tees. The result is a breezy vibe with year-round versatility.


Granada Quilt  – Inspired by classic Indian botanicals and quilted by hand, Granada is available in Moss (as shown), French Blue, Sand and Terracotta.


Positano Linen Bedding Set – Linen is given a colorful new look in shades of Yarrow (yellow) shown, Eucalyptus, Ivory, Terracotta and Vintage Indigo. With linen’s signature breathability, the bedding keeps you cool when it’s hot, and warm on colder nights.