Spring and Summer Brights

Put on your sunglasses because this spring and summer is all about bright and bold colour. From colour-blocked dresses on the runway to candy-hued sunglasses like the ones by Linda Farrow featured above, designers are not afraid to amp up the saturation levels.  Brighten up your living space as well with a few of these oh-so-colourful accents.

Paint Palette Pillow by CB2

I was super excited to find out that the first CB2 will be opening in Toronto, Canada this spring. The first time I went to a CB2 was in Chicago and I’ve many times lamented the fact we didn’t have one where I live. They’ve got a great selection of fun and affordable home accessories like this paint palette pillow, which comes in both a large and small size.

dearcolleen on Etsy

This fun little poster by New Zealand Etsy seller dearcolleen will help you keep your party priorities in check.  Definitely words to live by if you ask me. Sunshine infused yellow also looks great in a kitchen and it can add a punch of colour to an otherwise boring wall.

Organic Cotton Towels by Marimekko

The Finnish textile company Marimekko, is one of the best at coming up with bright joyous prints and these towels are an excellent example. Poolside or hanging in your bathroom, these towels are one-hundred-percent summer ready.

Poppies Rug by Mat Intl.

Take a cue from your garden when deciding which colours to add to your room.  A field of poppies adorn this gorgeous hand-tufted rug by Mat Intl. that will be sure to make a statement wherever you choose to plant it.

Soma Gallery by Lisa Jones

There seems to be a tea towel renaissance taking place. You can’t look at any high-end home store or gallery shop without seeing artist designed tea towels. I am loving this happy little town scene towel by talented illustrator Lisa Jones, although I think it might just be too pretty for a humble chore like drying dishes.

Dutch Wax Ottoman at Anthropologie

How’s this fantastic ottoman for a pop of colour? Pair it with a neutral chair to add some surprise to your decor. The mix of vibrant colours also ensures that this piece will go in a wide range of colour schemes. It would also make a great addition to a patio or deck.

I hope this collection has you ready for the lazy days of summer. Do you find yourself switching things up in your own home when the seasons change? I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas.

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