Things We Love: The Perfect Summer Accessory

Serena & Lily beach towel accessory


Living at the beach, we absolutely live for summer. The long, sunny days, nights fishing on the dock with friends, cocktails on the porch (distanced cocktails, of course!) and afternoons by the pool. We try to work a little less, play a little more and make tons of memories to carry us through the cold winter months. 



We always have a beach bag packed, full and ready at a moment’s notice for impromptu cocktail cruises or island hops–and a stack of fluffy, fun Serena & Lily beach towels to wrap up little wet people and spread on the sand. This yellow and white stripe is our favorite but you can’t go wrong with any of the gorgeous assortment of colors they offer. They are the ultimate, multi-tasking summer accessory!



(And, obviously, I always have a bag full of my newest, favorite beach reads!) Serena & Lily beach towels are our favorites because they are plush and cushy, but they don’t shed like some fluffy towels. They dry quickly and come out of the washer and dryer as vibrant and fresh as they went in. Summer after summer we return to these fabulous towels. 


Serena & Lily white beach towel accessory


But towels aren’t the only Serena & Lily beach items we’re loving this summer. These darling gingham chairs and umbrella are made for beach sitting in style!


Serena & Lily stripe beach towel accessory


More fun colors of our favorite towels! These wide stripes just scream summer to us! And the nautical colors are super seaworthy.


Serena & Lily beach towel accessory


These adorable lightweight yet substantial chairs go from beach-sitting to porch fun in a flash!


Serena & Lily beach towel accessory on chaise lounge with beach umbrella


Could there be a more idyllic summer spot than this one? Those chaises are the stuff of summer dreams, and oh my goodness, that view!


Serena & Lily beach towel accessory on beach with gray beach umbrella


A cozy spot for two turned unfathomably chic!


Serena & Lily beach towel accessory


From picnics to catching rays, this gorgeous towel is perfectly suited for sun, wind, sand and everything in between!


Serena & Lily round beach towel accessory


We love vibrant colors all year round, but in the summer, they feel like a necessity!


Serena & Lily beach towel accessory


Can’t choose a favorite color? Get one of each! We can’t think of anything that looks quite this lovely when it’s simply hanging out to try. Dirty laundry? Not here!



And, when in doubt, you can’t ever go wrong with ocean blue. Any time, any place, in any location, it looks great all summer long. 

What are your favorite summer accessories? Is there a certain beach towel you can’t live without?

Thanks so much for sharing your summer with Design Chic. We love spending the season with you!


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Creating a Home for the Active Family


Happy, happy Monday, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend. Ours was super fun and jam-packed with High Point Market activities, including taking over the Instagram account of one of our most favorite companies: Sunbrella!


Sunbrella fabrics in living room for active family
Mark Sikes Coastal Living Showhouse


We all know that, when it comes to outdoor fabrics, Sunbrella is the gold standard, hands-down. But if you haven’t thought about Sunbrella indoors, you’re missing out. The best designers in the country–like the one and only Mark Sikes–have embraced using Sunbrella as a go-to indoor fabric.



And with patterns, styles, textures and tones for every taste, there is no end to what you can create. 

From dreamy outdoor spaces that beg for lounging,



To island-chic interiors where (stain-proof) white is a necessity,



To family spaces where maximum livability is key,

Sunbrella cushions on furniture for Serena & Lily with outdoor fire pit
Serena & Lily


Sunbrella goes everywhere our families go–and looks amazing every step of the way!


porch with hanging wicker pendants
Serena & Lily


If you think all white is a little ambitious for your outdoor space, think again. Sunbrella makes it easy to keep cushions and outdoor drapes looking as fresh as they day they were installed. 


daybed with Sunbrella mattress from Serena & lily
Serena & Lily


From sweet and simple bolsters and cushions, 


Cabana covered in Sunbrella fabric
Tracery Interiors


To a cabana that wows, this is all Sunbrella. And it’s fabulous. For stress-free, totally chic living, it’s the only way to go. 

The talented ladies from She She painted this gorgeous art on site at Sunbrella with cherry juice, strawberry ice cream, pistachio ice cream and mustard, only to have the canvas wiped clean 2 hours later.  We loved seeing the power of Sunbrella’s stain resistance fabrics in action!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love it when you stop by!

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In Good Taste:Urban Grace

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When taste is so good we have to feature it two days in a row, that’s really saying something! But that is exactly what’s happening today with Urban Grace Interiors.


Friday Favorites!


Happy, happy Friday, darling friends! It has been a week full of inspiration around the web. Take a peek at a few of our favorite fun things from this week, beginning with Decorating Styles and Colors. It’s a great way to pass the time until 5:00, when the weekend can officially begin!


In Good Taste: Cari Berg Interior Design


While sometimes good taste can mean doing things the same way as always, there are other times, like in the case of designer Cari Berg, when we’d venture to say that stepping outside the box a little is what sets the style apart.


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