Salute to Summer & The Grand Old Flag

In anticipation of 4th of July festivities — and the official kick-off of summer — we round up some new summer whites, and a little red, white and blue, to liven up your living areas in fresh American style.

Cue Up The Brass – Play Up The Stripes

Left: Available in brushed brass with curved metal shades, the Wandermere chandelier by Jeffrey Alan Marks for Progress Lighting is modern symmetry in balance.  Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery store locations

Top Right: Designed by Erin Gates for NJ-based Momeni, the Thompson rug is hand-woven from 100% wool.

Bottom Right: The Sagamore Hill Bed from Universal features a coastal stripe blue headboard with coastal white footboard and rails. Oskar Huber in Ship Bottom; or

Be Outdoor-Friendly


Left: Thibaut’s new Landmark Collection of Inside Out Performance Fabrics® checks all of the criteria for performance in multiple high-style color ways and patterns. Fabrics are fade-resistant and easy to clean with water-based detergents, solvents and even bleach!

Center: The Teak Camp Stool from Serena & Lily is perfect for outdoor spaces and comes in an assortment of stylish fabrics that are weather-friendly. Try it by the tub, by the pool, or by the bed. Serena & Lily Design Shop in Summit

Right: The All Seasons Settee Swing has built-in reticulated foam seating that showcases the beauty and comfort of iconic Lloyd Loom® wicker while allowing moisture to drain quickly. Bain’s Outdoor Living in Rumson; Garden Cottage in Fairfield and Morristown; Opdyke Furniture in Point Pleasant Beach and Wall or

Get Coastal Cool — Or Preppy Chic

Left: With a nautical feel, the Starwood Cabinet from Alden Parkes is accented with elegant star-shaped hardware.

Center: Universal’s Escape Coastal Campaign Chest uses a gesso finish that looks like linen. Shown in a bold Marina finish, a vintage trunk-inspired frame and accented with silver-toned campaign hardware. Oskar Huber in Ship Bottom, or

Right: Oomph takes preppy to the next level with the Rugby Chest, a classic design with a bold stripe down the center. Painted by hand on either a white or crème base, each piece is finished with custom hardware in either brass or nickel.

Electrify the Room

Left: The Milos Chandelier from Regina Andrew combines natural tones and textures for an eclectic and layered effect. Its rattan-wrapped frame lends a coastal feel, but Milos would also be at home in a modern farmhouse or cottage look.  British Home Emporium in Madison or

Center: On the Wells Lamp, designed by Frank Ponterio for Arteriors, “the patina of the hand-hammered brass combined with the soft variation of the vellum are beautiful, timeless complements that will always be current and only get better with time,” says Ponterio.

Right: An original 1940s design, frequently seen in factories and industrial units of the period, the Titan Size 1 Pendant by Original BTC is available in three different sizes and a range of colors.

Stage a Comeback

Left: Big Chill’s Classic Fridge is the epitome of industrial chic and is available in 5 standard colors and 4 trim options including brass, copper, chrome and nickel. Or, choose from over 200 custom color options to make the ultimate kitchen statement. Of Iron and Oak in Lambertville www.ofironandoak or

Center: Big Chill’s Original Size Retro Fridge blends a vintage vibe with modern performance. Select this Energy Star efficient fridge in one of 9 standard colors or create your own look with over 200 custom color options. Of Iron and Oak in Lambertville www.ofironandoak or

Right: The 30″ Retro Stove has all the functionality of a modern appliance with vintage design and color. Choose from 8 standard colors or 200 custom colors. Of Iron and Oak in Lambertville www.ofironandoak or

Relax & Recharge

Left: Marine-grade polymer Adirondack Chairs from Telescope Casual will not crack, rot, or absorb fresh or salt water. Railside Outdoor & Patio Furniture in Point Pleasant Beach; Ski Barn store locations,; or

Right: Enjoy some backyard bliss with Yellow Leaf’s soft, stylish, loose-knit Park Hammock.

Elevate Your Table Game

Left: Bamboo Round Placemats from Kim Seybert are made from an organic formation of bamboo chips. Choose from the red, white or blue or go neutral with the natural finish.  Placemats, linens and napkin rings,

Center: Merritt Designs’ collaboration with Maine artist Kate Nelligan captures graphic simplicity and a navy and white nautical-inspired color palette in high quality melamine pieces. Shown are the Clamshell and Striper Collections.

Right: With sets of 6 distinctive prints for expressing individual style, versatility is central to Royal Doulton’s Pacific Collection.

Seat Guests in Style

Left: The breezy Costa Stool from Chaddock is as comfortable as it is chic with a subtly curved, raffia-wrapped frame and an open-air, cutout back. Schwartz Design Showroom in Metuchen (to the trade), www.schwartzdesignshowroom, or

Center: CR Laine’s Russel Chair is upholstered in Easy Peasy Indigo fabric with an optional contrasting 12-inch wide vertical stripe fabric called Easy Peasy Porcelain. Elephant in the Room Design in Princeton; The Store From River Road in Shrewsbury, or

Right: The Pebble Accent Chair from Universal has a sweetly curved silhouette intertwined with freely shaped rattan, as well as an upholstered seat and kidney pillow for a warm, yet breezy feel.