let summer commence! it took us new englanders awhile to get here {we really don’t have spring anymore} but the nice weather is finally upon us and i. am. ready. as memorial day weekend approaches, a ton of sales have already kicked off and one i’m always excited about is the serena & lily sale. pretty much everything they sell and every space they touch is a total dream. lots of neutrals, organic textures, shades of blues.

my s&l friends were kind enough to send me a set of the capri fouta towels and they are SO soft, SO cheerful + SO needed! hubs got a jeep wrangler last year and it inspired to take more spontaneous day trips. one time we ended up in the ocean on plum island and of course had no towels nor extra clothing but this year i shall be prepared! i plan to stock up on more of these towels in the sale…which begins today and runs through may 28. everything* is 20% off in stores and online with code SUMMERPREP so it’s the perfect time to snag anything you may have been eyeing, especially their outdoor furniture + accessories.

i’ve rounded up some of my favorite outdoor + beach finds below…happy shopping!

mStarr design / serena + lily memorial day weekend sale

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ps. for my boston-area friends, a new serena & lily store is coming to chestnut hill. hooray!

*exclusions: final sale items, gift certificates, art and the limited-edition PUBLIC® C7 bike.


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oh serena & lily, you charm me so. with your massive selection of curated goods, i could {and do} spend hours perusing your site, bookmarking/pinning items for #farmhousedialfano, my styling arsenal, or client projects. if you need {or let’s be honest, want} anything for your home, now’s the time because EVERYTHING is 20% off with promo code HOMELOVE. breezy fabrics, neutral colors, and texture upon texture…below are some of my favorites, including the dip dyed stool you see above in max’s room!


1 / hanging rattan chair / perhaps their most recognizable item? if we had space for this, it would be mine.

2 / tulum rug / might just be our next living room rug.

3 / dip-dyed stool / the white version has made various appearances around the house, originally on my office shelves.

4 / cavallo linen duvet / linen is a given but i just love this heathered navy color.

5 / winter beach pillow cover / texture, texture, texture.

6 / headlands pendant / beachy meets scandinavian.

7 / hudson convertible crib / if i didn’t love max’s crib as much as i still do, i would replace it with this bad boy.

8 / feather wallpaper / a true s & l classic, available in 5 colors.

9 / presidio glider / this streamlined design works equally well for a nursery as it does for a reading nook.

10 / tucker counter stool / a slightly modern take on a classic.

11 / teak step stool / so many uses for this…shower, toddler helper, even nightstand.

12 / milo alpaca throw / the cozy season is upon us!

again, the sale runs through 10/15 with promo code HOMELOVE. don’t miss out. happy shopping!