Spring Refresh

Some of us were just coming out of winter hibernation. Now, we are mostly sheltering in place. With our homes as our sanctuary, we share 7 ways to enliven our surroundings and restore that springtime spirit.

1. Escape To Your Own Backyard

Beautifully lined with Field of Flowers patterned fabric, Juliska’s romantic wicker picnic basket is sized to hold delectable gourmet nibbles if we are looking for a change of landscape in our own backyard.

Spring Refresh Picnic

Basket alone, $395; basket with Berry & Thread whitewash melamine dessert/salad plates and Isabella tumblers (service for four), $495; basket with Field of Flowers melamine dessert/salad plates and Isabella tumblers (service for four), $495. Bloomingdale’s in Hackensack, Neiman Marcus in Short Hills or Juliska.com.

2. Lighten Up Your Bedding

Traditional toile gets a fresh twist with palm trees and seaside views on Serena & Lily’s new Seahaven bedding. The two-tone look—in a super-soft blend of linen and cotton—features yarn-dyed stripes on the back. Shown in Black and also available in French Blue and Terracotta.

Seaside Bed Set

Quilt, $328-$428; shams, $88-$98; Balboa bed, $2,298-$2,998. Serena & Lily in Summit.

3. Add A Fresh Perspective

Playing For Keeps, a winning combination of faux phalaenopsis orchids in a bohemian-style cane basket (22 inches in diameter, 28 inches tall) from Diane James Home, is guaranteed to liven up a space, whether on a large coffee table or kitchen island.

Spring Refresh Faux Phalaenopis Orchids

$700. DianeJamesHome.com.

4. Connect With Nature

Bloom—Rosanna’s newest collection—celebrates the wonder of nature in word and image ranging from river rocks to organic forms and abundant hand-painted blossoms.

Spring Refresh Hand Painted Collection

Set of three nesting bowls, $48. RosannaInc.com.

5. See the Light

A raffia body with leather trim distinguishes the Riviera Table Lamp from Palecek. The brass upper cap is topped with a drum shade and matching leather finial.

Raffia Wrapped Lamp

$1,038. Surroundings Furniture and Interior Design in Northfield or Palecek.com.

6. Withstand The Elements

Classic yet casual and chic, the Avani side table by Made Goods has teak legs and a faux-rattan tray top. It’s a confident addition for outdoor brunch or cocktails—or both. Equally at home indoors.

Avani Side Table

$850. MadeGoods.com (to the trade).



7. Welcome the Sunshine

Hooked in 100% wool pile by artisans in India, the Minnie Collection for Rifle Paper Co. and Loloi is a well-grounded piece for anywhere a smaller rug (2 feet 3 inches by 3 feet 9 inches) is needed. Featuring positive vibes and bright hues, Minnie offers a playful yet refined element. Shown are Hello Sunshine and Citrus Floral Cream.

Throw Rugs

$100 each. J&M Home and Garden in Madison, Perch Home in Maplewood, The Farmhouse Store in Westfield or LoloiRugs.com.