These Summer Style Tips Will Upgrade Your Hudson Valley Home

Three local design pros share how they transform their homes for the start of the summer season in the Hudson Valley.

Could your home use a burst of summer style to welcome the season? Maybe it’s still sporting spring pastels or moody winter hues when you’re craving a burst of color. Or perhaps your home just needs a few artful pops to evoke summer inside your space. Either way, the designers of the Hudson Valley region are here with tips and tricks to spruce up your interior.

With summer in full swing in the Hudson Valley, read up on these easy and approachable style tips from area design pros, which cover everything from light and color to rugs and accessories. After that, you’ll be on your way to a sunshine-filled interior that’s ideal for entertaining friends and family throughout the dog days of 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.”

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— 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 coordinate 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

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