It may be the first day of spring, but for those of us not so blessed with sun and shine (read: everyone not living in the Southwest or Florida), we have just the visual treat to warm things up. West Elm's '13 summer collection launched Tuesday
, and with it, an island treasure trove of prints, florals, and colors we've come to associate with the steamiest season of the year.
But, make no mistake — this isn't your cliché collection of summer fun. Instead of bold brights, we get more subdued hues — think lotus pinks and indigo blues...more Montauk than Rio, more hanging out, hammock-style, than raging hard on a rooftop. The vibe is decidedly serene and laid-back but still vibrant enough to cheer up any winter blahs. With mosaic patio tables and nautical stripes, we see visions of crop-top weather, beach jaunts, and cocktails aplenty...even if it is
just 34 degrees outside.
Click though for a pre-summer escape, then visit West Elm
for the whole collection.
Photos: Courtesy of West Elm.