Summer ideas from Bunny Williams

With summer comes a relaxed pace and sunny days that beckon you outdoors. It’s prime time for casual get-togethers and cocktails under the stars. This season, Bunny’s got all the answers for creating simple, carefree style, so there’s less time worrying about last-minute guests and more time enjoying what matters most. Here are a few of our favorites from Bunny’s new collection that you’re sure to love.

  1. Zinc Palm Leaves – Summer is a fun time to take risks. We love the big statement these large-scale faux leaves make in a living or dining room.
  2. Outdoor Placemats – These are just as chic as they are low-maintenance. Wipe it and forget about it.
  3. Teak Ice Chest – Bunny has one just like it, so guests can help themselves to a cool beverage during outdoor parties. “I use it all the time — and it’s so much prettier than an ugly Styrofoam cooler,” says Bunny.
  4. Vintage Floral Frogs – Bunny insists you can make an instant arrangement that’s as lovely as a florist’s with help from her floral frogs. Yes, you!
  5. Wood Lazy Susan – This is the tabletop tool you didn’t know was missing from your life. You’ll never have to reach over your guest’s plate again. Bunny keeps hers on her breakfast table.
  6. Nesting Baskets with Scalloped Liners – Baskets help you stay organized and ready for visitors, even the unexpected kind. Stash this lidded, nested trio in the living room, children’s room or bathroom to control clutter.
  7. Iris Melamine Dinnerware – From Friday night pool party to Mother’s Day brunch on the patio, this fresh blue-and white, shatterproof dinnerware suits any occasion.
  8. Potting Room Cachepot – Bunny says adding fresh greenery or flowers to the table is easy — just throw a small potted plant from your porch into one of her stylish cachepots. “I’m always moving my plants inside and out.”
  9. Faux Bois Melamine Tray – Serve up perfect summer style with a durable tray in a classic motif. It makes entertaining all the more fun.
  10. Ginger Jar Candle Screen – These hand-painted tin candle screens are a fun and unexpected way to add candlelight to your conversation. “They are so charming,” Bunny says.

Love what you see? Shop Bunny’s Summer 2015 Collection.