Photos by Hillary Ehlen
The height of the summer has us celebrating all things bright, colorful and full of flavor. Rich red pepper and sultry eggplant hues are trending on my color palette this season, so it only made sense to pull this month’s inspiration from fresh, local produce found at Red River Market. Styling with this bold color scheme will surely bring vibrance to any home.
Kayla Cote van Rensburg is originally from Willow City, N.D., and has made her home in Fargo with her husband, Piet van Rensburg. In 2017, the two founded the local lifestyle Brand, Dak & Co.
A Pop of Perfectly-Picked Faux Florals
Looking for a centerpiece with lasting power? Create your very own custom bouquet with designer Erika Tagestad of Erika with a K Designs. Not only does she specialize in faux-floral wedding arrangements, she can also create custom arrangements for your home.
Organic Ceramics for Your Table
“Sake With a Side of Green” by Spencer Johannes is earthy, organic and looks like it was picked straight from the garden. This set can stand alone as a statement piece or create a one-of-a-kind focal point for your summer table setting. It’ll be sure to turn heads at your next dinner party (along with your faux-floral centerpiece from Erika with a K Designs).
Clean & Fresh Furniture for Your Home
The clean lines of these GUS* Modern pieces from ScanDesign would add just the right amount of flavor to spice up your home. Their purple and green upholstery is reminiscent of fresh produce and would bring a playful, yet tasteful feeling to any living space.
Add Color to Make a Statement
At first, adding bold colors to your home might seem intimidating, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Here are three ways to bring a splash of summer color into your home.
1. Get Inspired
Find inspiration in unique places. Going to colorful places like your local farmers market can help you jumpstart your creative process. For example, if you love strawberries because they evoke memories of you picking them as a child, you can recreate that feeling by bringing bright reds and greens into your home.
2. Start Small
Set out a bowl of fresh strawberries to get your creative juices flowing. This will help you envision how to incorporate that motif into your space. Then try to experiment with colorful accessories such as throw pillows, candles and glassware. You can keep rearranging these pieces to create new looks all summer long.
3. Go Bold
Don’t be afraid to invest in a large piece if it truly speaks to you. Go for a bold sofa, bright accent chair or a punchy area rug so that you may always be reminded of summer, no matter what time of year it may be.