Welcoming Summer in Style with Serena & Lily

On a bright, beautiful day last week—when, appropriately, the first breath of summer seemed to be in the air—the Design NJ team spent a lovely morning at the Serena & Lily shop in Summit. We were pleased to partner with the home furnishings retailer to host area designers for a tour of the company’s newest location. We mingled with some of New Jersey’s top design professionals, enjoyed refreshments provided by local caterer What A Dish, and got a look at Serena & Lily’s new summer collection. Here are some images from the day.

All photos: Peter Kleinschmidt of Peter Wallburg Studios


The showroom, newly decked out in soothing neutrals with plentiful pops of blue, has a relaxing, summery vibe (captured by many designers to show clients later).


Design NJ’s Editor-In-Chief, Ren Miller, spoke with designer Tess Giuliani…..


…and shared a laugh with Tess and design intern Rachel Norris.



Designer Sheila Rich and Serena & Lily’s Davida Sidrane Hogan looked through swatches.


Designer Julie China got a close-up look at some summer furnishings.


The showroom is beautifully outfitted. (And impeccably organized. Searching through samples is  breeze.)


Design NJ Assistant Editor Marirose Krall (right) caught up with designer Danielle Palmadessa (center) and her colleague Maria Koundourou.


Laure Fedor of Serena & Lily, Marirose Krall and Ren Miller from Design NJ, and An Barz of Serena & Lily. (Thanks, An, for the informative tour of the showroom!)


The talented team from Serena & Lily—it was great working with you!

For more on Serena & Lily’s history, locations and product line, go to our grand opening blog.