There are many reasons to love summer. But the patio furniture, pool floaties, and seasonal decor definitely top the list. Between the cheery palettes and pops of texture debuting at your favorite stores, there are *so* many sunny items practically calling your name. If you’re in a design dilemma about what to scoop up this season, take a look at the items our very own Brit + Co editors are buying and loving. Because nothing beats the heat like home shopping with inspo from the creative pros themselves.

Sharon Tanenbaum, Executive Style EDITOR

Sharon

On her shopping list this summer:

Product: Jamie Durie Table and Chair Dining Set ($5,118)

Why I want it: “We moved into our home nearly four years ago and are still using the same dining set that the previous owners left us. While it definitely works, I’m looking forward to upgrading to this sleek set from the collection designed by Jamie Durie.”

Product: My Chic Nest Ali Chair ($1,285)

Why I want it: “We finally finished our attic renovation where we carved out space for an office. I’m looking forward to sitting in this plush chair while I work from home (or just hide from my kids).”

Product: FUNBOY Retro Convertible Splash Pool ($269)

Why I want it: “When we’re not heading to my neighbor’s pool, I’ll be cooling off in this inflatable option. Or at least watching my kids splash around in it.”

Katie Bond, Home + Parties EDITOR

KB

On her shopping list this summer:

Product: Brooklinen Linen Hardcore Sheet Bundle ($423)

Why I want it: “Linen sheets are the best way to stay cool in the summer, and Brooklinen’s are the cream of the crop. I can’t wait to try out the woven Belgian flax linen that’s stonewashed for a smooth feel. Plus, the more you wash these, the softer they get!”

Product: CB2 Pod Hanging Chair ($699)

Why I want it: “Woven furniture is a definite must in the summer, but why not take it up a notch with a hanging pod chair? I am definitely feeling this one from CB2 for a tiny patio upgrade or sophisticated backyard swing.”

Product: Lulu and Georgia Amina Basket ($76)

Why I want it: “‘Tis the season for bright and beautiful colors. These hand-woven and hand-dyed baskets from Lulu & Georgia are just the thing to add a pop of pretty to an indoor or outdoor lounge space. They’ll also look nice as a gallery wall addition year-round.”

CORTNEY CLIFT, SENIOR WRITER + SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR

Courtney

On her shopping list this summer:

Product: Leisure Season Wooden Ladder Plant Stand ($98)

Why I want it: “Is this the summer I finally manage to keep some plants alive? I’m sure as hell going to try! I love the simple shape of this stand paired with the bold coloring.”

Product: IKEA MASTHOLMEN Armchair ($100)

Why I want it: “This summer I’m moving into a new Brooklyn apartment that has some outdoor space. I’m so pumped to invest in a few furniture pieces that will help me enjoy the NYC outdoors.”

LINDSEY GRAHAM-JONES, associate editor, style  

LGJ

On her shopping list this summer:

Product: Cost Plus World Market Edison-Style String Lights ($20+)

Why I want it: “My favorite way to transition my backyard to summertime is with lighting, and these Edison bulbs are my pick for 2018. It’s time to get lit.”

Product: Serena & Lily Bamileke Outdoor Coffee Table ($1,498)

Why I want it: “I can’t wait to enjoy some afternoon rosé at this gorgeous (and weather-friendly), African pattern-inspired table.”

Product: Mercury Row Deschenes Bar Cart ($248)

Why I want it: “I’ve been waiting a long time to find the right portable bar cart and love the glam look of the mirrored shelves and art deco angularity on this one.”

ANNA ROBERTS, Food EDITOR

Anna

On her shopping list this summer:

Product: Frontgate Oyster Shell Float ($129)

Why I want it: “This is 100 percent excessive — but I must have it so I can pretend I am part mermaid, part Venus of Urbino in the pool this summer.”

Product: Katerina Izotova For Deny Papaya Vibes Shower Curtain ($89)

Why I want it: “Alright, what I REALLY need is a shower curtain, and this papaya-printed one is too adorable and summery to pass up. SF may be the coldest during the summer, but at least my bathroom can feel like a tropical locale.”

Product: Canyon Fringe Hammock ($118)

Why I want it: “I’ve always wanted a hammock to laze about on warm days. Though I don’t have a spot for it (i.e., no backyard), surely I can find two trees to swing between in a public park??”

SARAH KOLLER, EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Sarah-Koller

On her shopping list this summer:

Product: Capri Blue Iridescent Jar Candle ($30)

Why I want it: “This cult-favorite candle has all the citrusy scents I love to complement the season. Plus, it comes in an exclusive colored jar that serves as the ideal warm-weather accent — indoors or out!”

Product: Abstract Brushstroke Serveware ($49)

Why I want it: “From impromptu patio happy hours to dinner parties in the backyard, this chromatic plate is the best way to impress guests with all the yummy summer dishes I’m serving (even if they are store-bought!).”

Product: Project 62 Color Block Lumbar Pillow ($20)

Why I want it: “I like to transition my space with graphic pillows. And lately, I’ve been loving everything in Target’s Project 62 line. This lumbar throw has hands-down been my favorite purchase to date. With all of those dreamy colors and textures, it’s simply stunning!”

What are you buying for your home this summer? Tag us in your purchases @BritandCo!

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