The Best Homeware Pieces To Bring Summer Into Your Space

From tantalizing tableware and luxe garden games to showstopping centerpieces for summer soirees, these are the uplifting accessories that will breathe new life into your home

Clockwise from top left: dish, Josephine Dessine; bowl, Luisa Beccaria; jug, Dinosaur Designs; placemat, Sea; sugar jar, Helle Mardahl; cake stand, and coupe, both La DoubleJ; candle, Loewe Home Scents; bowl, Bernadette; Ibiza Bohemia book, Assouline; fan, Loewe + Paula’s Ibiza

Kaleidoscopic coupes

La DoubleJ is known for its joyful, maximalist homewares, and its Rainbow capsule is the most vibrant of all. The multicolored glasses – hand-blown from Murano glass by Venetian house Salviati – are guaranteed to steal the show at any summer gathering this season.

Confectionary glassware

Helle Mardahl’s sculptural, hand-blown, candy-colored glassware is utterly irresistible. This sugar jar – inspired by designs that topped diner counters in the ’50s – is a particular favorite, and comes in a delectable tricolor of brick, pink and cream.

Celebratory porcelain

The perfect showpiece for a summer celebration, Coralla Maiuri's hand-painted ‘Piazza del Popolo’ platter is made from Italian porcelain, adorned with the label’s ‘Confetti’ pattern, and finished with a gold-plated edge.

Heatwave heroes

As pretty as it is practical, this lightweight, leather-trimmed fan from Loewe’s collaborative Paula’s Ibiza collection should be on display, ready to whip out when the weather requires it.

Picturesque placemats

For a charming, seasonal update to your tablescape, look to Sea’s cotton patchwork placemats. Adorned with a pattern of stripes and florals, each design is inspired by antique quilts and will make a delightful addition.

Playful plates

Josephine Dessine’s whimsical Icon collection brings new meaning to ‘dream dinner guests’. Featuring portraits of some of fashion’s most renowned figures – from Anna Wintour to Rei Kawakubo – these hand-painted porcelain plates are encircled with a floral border, and serve up a sure-fire conversation-starter.

Fabulous finales

A showstopping dessert is deserving of a vessel as dazzling as Luisa Beccaria’s fine iridescent crystalware. Crafted in Italy, this bowl is faceted with a fluted silhouette and hand-painted with dégradé blue and violet shades.

Chic coolers

Crafted from weighty Rosso Levanto marble from Turkey, Soho Home’s burgundy wine cooler boasts unique white veining, and a chic aesthetic for sophisticated soirees.

Artful vessels

Inspired by forms found in nature, Dinosaur Designs’ vivid ‘Rock’ jug is artfully swirled in tonal shades of pink resin and crafted in the label’s Strawberry Hills studio in Sydney. Fill it with blooms or use it as a striking water receptacle.

Delicious displays

La DoubleJ’s exuberantly patterned stand, made from Italian porcelain and hand-painted with a gold-plated rim, is the perfect serving dish for a sun-drenched afternoon tea.

Ceramic centerpieces

Alfresco tablescapes call for colorful ceramics. This beautiful sky-blue salad bowl by Bernadette is handmade in South Africa in collaboration with artisan Mervyn Gers, and the hand-drawn lemon design is evocative of summers spent in the Mediterranean.

Fresh scents

Loewe Home Scents’ collection, which spans an appealing array of lush foliage, sweet florals and earthy vegetables, is ideal for revitalizing a space. Our pick? The ‘Honeysuckle’ candle comes in a glorious yellow hue and will prove a brightening addition to any summer table.

Stylish game sets

A guaranteed talking point at any gathering, Brunello Cucinelli’s skittles are as elegant as they are enjoyable. The skittles are each finely crafted from African abachi wood and, when the game is over, can be stored in a smart leather-trimmed caddy.

Wanderlust-inspiring reads

Take a vicarious vacation via Assouline’s Ibiza Bohemia, which bottles the creative spirit of the island. Featuring a curation of dreamy scenery, bohemian interiors and free-spirited tales, perusing the pages is almost as good as being there in person.



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