What’s One Thing You Do to Get Your Home Ready for Summer?

We ask local design experts to key us in on their secrets.


“I change all of my linens to crisp, solid white. There are few things quite as heavenly as getting into a plump, inviting, white bed at night.

Debra Funt, Debra Funt Interiors, Scarsdale


“The first thing I do to get ready for summer is wash the awnings, which offer a lovely respite from the hot sun, making it more comfortable to relax or have barbecues with family and friends.”

Maria LoIacono, Maria LoIacono Interiors, New Rochelle


“For me, it’s all about creating a brighter home through the use of accessories and perhaps a slipcover. I put away heavy blankets, entry rugs, and the extra bins of firewood to start. Then, I pull out the summery pillows and lightweight throws and add plenty of fresh flowers.”

Jane Bell, Jane Bell Interior Design, Scarsdale


“Each year, I change the type of annuals I use [in my garden], for variety. They add a real splash of color for summer!”

Monica Kahn, Monica Kahn Design, Scarsdale



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