Other than a pair of new shoes, there's nothing—and I mean nothing—that brings me the amount of joy that shopping for new home essentials does. I'm always down to add a new bowl to my kitchen counter that I may or may not need, and I can definitely find another surface for the latest candle on my list (I think…?), but what sparks the most joy for me is shopping for new summer items. Living in Los Angeles means summertime at home involves a ton of entertaining friends in my backyard, so I want to pick up homewares that will not only be super functional but also look extremely stylish.
Since I've been consulting with my style crew over the course of the last few months, taking their advice on everything from the budget-friendly pieces to add to a classic wardrobe to the lipstick shade that will inject a little color to my look, I knew their home recommendations would be just as solid. We once again turned to the selection at Macy's, and now, I have yet another excuse to shop for things I didn't know I needed. From its on-trend home curation to the retailer's staple selection, here's what we're eyeing for summer.
Natalie Cantell, who I turn to for timeless and classic pieces, killed it with her home recos this month. I can see the items she's currently eyeing living beyond just the summer, and who doesn't love a good versatile collection of must-haves?
Michael Aram Hammertone Gold-Tone Charger/Platter ($100)
A gold-tone charger plate instantly elevates a table setting and just so happens to double as a serving dish for appetizers.
Artland Masonware Garden Terrace Round Placemat Set ($71)
To style with the gold chargers above.
House Plant Shop Monstera Adansonii Swiss Cheese Live Plant ($30)
Repot in a ceramic planter and this plant could double as a tropical centerpiece on your dinner-party table.
Thirstystone Asymmetrical White Glazed Ceramic Bowl ($33)
Yeah, this was the bowl I was talking about above. I want to place it in the middle of my kitchen table with heaps of oranges inside.
Design Ideas Maiz Large Basket ($43)
Perfect for storing lightweight blankets.
Kelsey Floyd has been providing the effortless vibes we all want to achieve, especially when it comes to decorating for the summer. This month, she's turning to natural materials, like wood and ceramics, to create a space that feels serene.
Zuo Allium Tall Vase ($149)
I imagine using this to show off a dried floral arrangement.
WoodWick Candle Cocowater Citronella Outdoor Candle ($37)
Anything coconut-fragranced screams summer to me, especially in the backyard.
Cuisinart Acacia Utensil & Crock Set ($45)
To match with the effortless vibe we're going for here, I'd like to swap out any non-wooden tools I have in my kitchen for these.
Martha Stewart Collection Cutting Boards ($21)
If you haven't stopped chopping your veggies on plastic, now's the time.
Anolon Ceramics Nested Prep Bowl Set ($20)
I've heard prepping is the key to becoming a good cook. Here's hoping these cute bowls inspire me.
Having just moved into her new Venice Beach apartment, Anneliese Dominguez also has home shopping on her mind. The trendsetter is eyeing sophisticated pieces that feel extra dreamy—perfect for her coastal abode.
House Plant Shop Ficus Elastic Tineke Live Plant ($36)
The Who What Wear staff has a thing for deep-green plants this summer, and I'm taking notes.
Luminarc Cachet Margarita Glass Set ($21)
Pefect for poolside drinks.
Hotel Collection Turkish Bath Towel ($51)
Luxury-spa quality at a fraction of the cost.
Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin Scent Surround Diffuser ($98)
Summer in a bottle.
Hotel Collection Set of 4 Black-Cased Stem Wine Glasses ($70)
You can never have too many wine glasses.
If you're in the market for colorful pieces, Keyma Morgan is the girl for you. Time and again, she manages to find the most elevated, colorful pieces, and she did not disappoint with her home selection. Take cues from Morgan to tastefully add a pop of color to your house this summer.
Homey Cozy Outdoor Pillow, Coral ($122)
This print would look perfect against white cushions.
TarHong Tiki Double Old Fashion Glasses ($54)
Tiki drinks are in, and what better way to add some fun to your cocktail game?
Lenox Butterfly Meadow Filled Candle in Lilac Linen ($21)
Yes, another candle. And yes, I'm obsessed with it.
Portmeirion Botanic Garden Tablecloth ($47)
Add linen napkins and you have the daintiest setting for lunch alfresco.
Thirstystone Blue Gilded Opulence 4-Pc. Coaster Set ($11)
Take your pick—my favorite are the blue mosaic style.
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