AL FRESCO

Is it hot enough for you? This year is already on pace to be the hottest year on record. If only my teeny tiny apartment had an outdoor space, I could bask in the delicious heat/humidity that is NYC. For those of you who are lucky enough to have a deck, a rooftop, or a patio, here are some eco-friendly decor ideas, all blue, to stay cool on those hot summer nights:

1 - Worn and faded outdoor throw pillow by Micklyn from Society 6, hand cut and hand sewn with a faded navy denim moroccan pattern ($30.00 for a 16" x 16" pillow with a faux down pillow insert).

2 - Soji Stella indigo solar lantern from Bambeco - uses solar powered, energy-efficient LEDs that turn on automatically at sundown ($35.00).

3 - Vintage blue and white chinoiserie cachepot from Chairish, pre-owned and pre-loved. The perfect porcelain accent to compliment your green thumb ($120.00).

4 - Mosi indigo indoor/outdoor rug from Dash & Albert, made from recycled plastic bottles by artisans in India ($220.00 for a 3' x 5' rug).

5 - Yarn hammock from Terrain, handwoven with soft-spun performance yarn in Thailand. Each hammock takes 7-10 days to make by hand! And each one is signed by its weaver ($248.00).

6 - Large waves bowl by Renaud Sauve of Atelier Des Cent-ans from Mjölk, handmade in Quebec, Canada with a pretty, blue wave pattern. Maybe fill it with some garlicky shrimp scampi over a pile of linguine ($266.00).