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Tips for Maximizing Summer Style in Your Living Space


Three local pros share how they transform their homes for the season.

“When thinking about summer décor, take time to evaluate your space from a light/dark perspective. To create contrast, darken your darks, and lighten your lights. To do that, you can add fresh flowers and pops of color, as well as bringing the outdoors inside in subtle ways.”

— Jennifer Lynn, Jennifer Lynn Interiors

“Roll up your winter rugs and switch them out with natural-fiber, flat-weave rugs. I prefer cotton, woven grasses, sisal, or even the alternative indoor/outdoor polypropylene rugs, when a pet-friendly selection is required. Pair the new rug with throw pillows to co-ordinate or mix and match. A quick color change can go a long way.”  

— Catherine Gerry, Catherine Gerry Interiors

“Shine on! Accessorize your space with reflective items that will show off summer’s sunshine. Choose a mirrored tray instead of a wooden one. Use iridescent vases instead of ceramic ones.”

— Betsy Helmuth, Affordable Interior Design