Summer accessories for design lovers – Six of the best style solutions for your home and garden!

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Summer accessories can bring instant seasonal style to your home and outdoor spaces. Take inspiration from Italy to accessorise your home and garden for the summer season – whatever the weather, these ideas will transport you straight to memories of long sunny days and balmy nights! Here are six of of favourite style solutions for your summer entertaining.

1. Dine al fresco – bring luxe summer accessories to your table!

Bring Italian style to your table settings with luxe linens.  We totally love the exquisite collections from Once Milano, with stunning table cloths, runners and napkins, all handmade in Venice and offering timeless elegance and a luxurious understatement.

Available in a delicious choice of colours from neutrals to brights and finishing details from macramé borders to scalloped edging, you can personalise to suit your style. 

For neutral styling

Enjoy luxe table settings for every day, as well as all your entertaining needs.

Or, go bold with statement shades and brights

Make every day feel special with these luxe table accessories in rainbow brights and statement shades.

2. Explore outdoor lighting options – summer accessories to bring magic to your garden

For a clever portable lighting solution for your table, we love the TeTaTeT and TeTaTeT Flute which create a beautiful intimate atmosphere, connecting you with those around it and it makes you consider light as a fundamental ingredient of the food. Both have a battery, giving you the freedom to bring light where you want it, simply and effortlessly, indoors or out.

3. Summer sounds and lighting too!

The PoPuP lamp offers the combination of light and sound.  This portable rechargeable table lamp brings soft diffused downlight to the surface it is placed on and incorporates  a high-quality Bluetooth speaker to add to the atmosphere. Clever!

4. Summer accessories to keep the drinks chilled!

Oh we love a versatile design! Discover Light Drink, a playful multi-functional design object acting both as an atmospheric lamp and also an ice bucket. This LED battery option can be used indoors or outdoor use and will create a magical atmosphere, as well as a fun conversation piece!

5. Have a cosy throw handy – summer accessories for when the evening cools down!

Make the most of the long summer nights, but stay cosy when the sun goes down with a beautiful cashmere blanket or cotton throw.

Top of our list is the Pure Cotton Flat Rib Throw by Australian brand, Bemboka. Offering supreme comfort and durability, these are made from premium organic, long staple mélange cotton yarns. Individually knitted, pre-shrunk and expertly hand-finished, these beautiful statement pieces are machine washable, and can be tumble dried to help maintain luxe softness.

Or, for cashmere luxe, how about this patchwork option from Once Milano.  We love that it has been beautifully crafted from cashmere offcuts, helping to reduce unnecessary waste.

6. Add fragrance to Instantly evoke memories of Mediterranean holidays

Even on a rainy day, you can be transported to the sunshine through the power of fragrance! Discover the interior fragrances from CULTI Milano which are all inspired by the nature, landscape and flavours of Italy with a range of candles, room sprays and diffusers.

We love Mediterranea’ – this woody, citrus fragrance with notes of lemon, bitter orange, neroli flower, ginger, lentisk and cedarwood  will instantly evoke memories of sun-warmed days and balmy Mediterranean evenings alfresco.  Take me there now . . . !


And bring some instant sunshine with Aramara – memories of summer holidays spent exploring the Italian countryside and an afternoon spent in the kitchen of a Sicilian pastry chef who summoned his skills to reveal the countless secrets of bitter orange that inspired this popular fragrance.  Mouth-watering citrus blends with fresh, sharp, sparkling notes of bitter orange and bergamot, together with the warm, comforting scent of sandalwood, to fill your home with sunshine.