We love white in any season, but especially in summer when it’s a wardrobe essential (if not a uniform). In the home, summer whites are crisp and radiant (think pure white slipcovers or just-laundered bedsheets). They’re essential for everyday living—just like a breath of fresh air! Here are some of our favorite fresh summer whites picks:   Be a light sleeper. Switch up your bedding with a white matelassé coverlet or quilt. It’s a simple move that will lift your spirits and lighten the overall feel of your bedroom.   Make yours modern. An heirloom-inspired bed like Quincy takes a modern turn when painted white. Hand-embroidered Giorgina bedding adds charm.   Turn the table. With the look of a flea market find, the Vienna round pedestal table in Brie (a perfect weathered finish!) is well crafted and liltingly lovely.   Come into bloom. This enduring White Hydrangea watergarden captures the beauty and spirit of our favorite fluffy blooms—and looks gorgeous all year long.   Go coastal. The base of our whitewashed Seneca lamp is covered with hand-woven natural seagrass for an easy, breezy, beachy attitude.   Cover up. A white cotton denim slipcover lightens any mood. Here our classic Bennett sofa gets a relaxing “makeover” in the blink of an eye.   Update a classic. We simplified the traditional Windsor chair for our Ethan Allen | Disney collection. White paint makes the Steamboat chair even more modern. *For more beautiful inspiration, check out our Muses book here.    
Blue and white. It’s a beloved combination with a rich history and global appeal. Think Chinese porcelain, delftware from Holland, French toile, Laura Ashley anything—and crisp, coastal interiors everywhere. You can’t help but appreciate blue and white for its versatility. We love blue and white for its “anything goes” charm, so throughout July the Daily Muse will be celebrating this primo palette, featuring Ethan Allen designs as well as rooms our readers have shared with us. Stop by often to discover new ways to use blue and white in your home.   Ethan Allen Style Team Ethan Allen Interior Designer: Brittany Whitney Ethan Allen Style Team Ethan Allen Interior Designer: Natalie LeMier Ethan Allen Style Team Ethan Allen Interior Designer: Lorraine Wong Ethan Allen Style Team Ethan Allen Interior Designer: Annette Nielsen Ethan Allen Style Team Ethan Allen Interior Designer: Jessica D'Arpino Ethan Allen Style Team Ethan Allen Interior Designer: Kellily Johnson Ethan Allen Style Team
It’s summer at last. The holiday weekend kicks off the season with a bang, and we’re off—let the vacationing begin! But wait: does the thought of heading to the airport or spending endless hours in the car give you the blues? Declare your independence from tourism and give a staycation a try. We're not in love with feeling the summer blues, but we sure love looking at them. So chat with friends and family on your porch. Entertain on your patio. Relax in your pool—and let your imagination do the traveling. These staycation inspirations will transform your blues into bliss... Relax at a Resort. Curl up with a good book or soak up some sun at a resort of your own making. The Millbrook chaise creates the perfect poolside spot, right in your own backyard. Enjoy an English Garden. View the flora while relaxing on elegant and comfy outdoor pillows (created with well-chosen, coordinated outdoor fabrics). The blue and white porcelain Pierced garden seat becomes the perfect perch for a refreshing beverage. Float down Memory Lane. Your memories are always part of you, no matter where you travel. Our 63.25” x 43.25” giclée, Pretty Poolside, adds a midcentury modern vibe to any interior—and stirs a little nostalgia for summers gone by. Visit a Farmer's Market. Fresh local fruits and vegetables are the cornerstone of any summer staycation menu. Our porcelain Multi-ring Garden Seat is the perfect resting spot for your repast (try them in multiples to create extra surfaces and additional seating options). Sip Tea on a Southern Veranda. In the south, a veranda is more than a porch; it's a complete outdoor room. Our Biscayne Collection, featuring a settee, club chair, ottoman, coffee table, and end table, creates a light yet substantial feel, anchored here by the expansive geometry of an outdoor rug. [caption id="attachment_10649" align="aligncenter" width="858"] Journey to Long Island. Your summer staycation adventure begins with a coastal vibe. Set the mood for summertime with Vintage Swimsuit I, II & III (as shown) artwork, hand-cut from a vintage-inspired Montauk paper map.[/caption]   Lounge by the Lake. The Lakehouse chaise, showcased here in multiples with matching upholstered cushions, is the perfect expression of laidback chic. The 9' Indigo Round market umbrellas add 64 square feet of sun protection. Go Global. Let this Roseto Indigo fabric transport you to a bustling international marketplace—the kind that's filled with one-of-a-kind finds. Our Outdoor Fabric collection consists of Sunbrella fabrics—the Roseto is coded for heavy use, which makes it perfect for outdoor upholstery.

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If you’re lucky enough to have a house on the beach (or just want to feel like you do), consider a classic coastal palette of crisp white with generous splashes of ocean and salt water-washed sea glass. It’s a refreshing and restful color combination—especially in the bedroom!   CHIC AND SOPHISTICATED. This cool and collected bedroom is just beachy! It has a streamlined elegance thanks to the Hayward bed and Heston night tables (providing a gorgeous visual and storage). It’s always a good idea to add a bench at the foot of the bed; it’s a sweet spot for a tray, folded blankets, extra pillows, or a nightgown. THE TALL AND SHORT OF IT. Clear glass (the Heston tabletop and classic Leslie Crystal table lamp) lends a light and airy feeling to the room. It’s a thoughtful variation in scale (a tall, sculptural lamp next to a low-lying floral arrangement) that elevates this mini-tablescape. The Pocket Watch desk clock adds balance—and sparkle. IN RARE FORM. White orchids are exotic and graceful. This lifelike arrangement’s perfect blooms capture the artistry and spirit of a natural, snow white phalaenopsis orchid. These White Orchids in a clear glass cylinder are stunning now, and promise to stay that way. TWO EASY PIECES. Two bedroom essentials—sleep and storage—rule in this inviting guest room. The palette’s set with the diamond-tufted Alison upholstered headboard in a creamy, white linen, and the Adelaide chest in Robin’s Egg Blue. They bring an understated sense of style to the space, so bedding and accessories can shine. PATTERN PLAY. Stay with your palette and your room will unfold beautifully. Bedding (two complementary bedding patterns: Mineral Linen Paisley and Sydney Paisley) and textural pillows reinforce the sea glass theme. Our Minerva pillow, with its subtle floral design of cotton voile ribbon, is the perfect finishing touch. SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY. The Lindsey chest lends a vintage touch to this oh-so-simple vignette; it’s the Chambray Blue painted finish that makes it feel fresh and modern. A large glass hurricane perched on a pair of books is filled with a collection of assorted small, medium, and large handblown recycled glass balls that reflect the room’s pale blue hues.  
Our Millbrook outdoor collection is one part English garden. One part West Indies lanai. Just perfect for a porch or patio! Its kiln-dried, sustainable, plantation-grown teak is crafted with classic mortise and tenon joinery. We love its slatted backs, softly curved arms, and beautifully turned legs. You can choose from dozens of soft and stylish outdoor fabrics, but as you can see we're really into blue & white. See more of our beautiful, summery Millbrook collection here. Just an FYI...Don't miss out on our amazing June savings! Save 20%  on your total purchase.      
A sea glass color palette has the freshness of spring into summer. Clear skies, birds’ eggs, and the ocean. A palette that really does act as a neutral, and takes on the vibe of colors that it’s mixed with. There’s a wonderful softness to this palette that can stand on its own with a mixture of textures as well as a gentle fashionista vibe by mixing patterns. Take a look at our favorite sea glass inspired design elements here. Designed for you, The Ethan Allen Design Team  
Just like Mom, our florals are perfect in every way. They’re artfully composed, crafted by hand—and they never wilt or need watering. A true-to-life floral arrangement is timeless, and it makes a thoughtful gift for mom (or a friend or loved one) any time of year. Just how lifelike are our blooms? We wanted to have some fun and see if you can tell the difference here! Happy Mother's Day! The Ethan Allen Design Team
We love Biscayne. Stylishly timeless, it's the perfect blend of classic and modern. With features that include strong cast aluminum frames with double-X motifs, gentle scrolls, and elegantly curved stretchers, this collection can work beautifully indoors as well as outdoors. Choose from glass and porcelain tabletops, three finishes, and cushions in a variety of soft, durable performance fabrics. The Biscayne Collection really is the best of form and function! See more here. Designed for you, The Ethan Allen Design Team