No, not that kind of pillow talk. We mean Joss & Main’s Shah Outdoor Rectangular Pillow Cover & Insert set of two ($88). Engineered for the outdoors, these lumbar cushion covers resist mildew and fading from sun exposure.
The genius Chill and Serve Outdoor Cheese Board from Uncommon Goods ($85) is one of our top summer finds this year. The slate disk in the center of the maple base can be refrigerated and used as a cold tray for your cheese.
Want to transform your space in one easy step? Try string lights. We particularly love IKEA’s Solarvet LED string light ($18), equipped with 24 soft-white mini lanterns and a solar panel that can be clipped onto a planter or staked into the ground.
Urn Your Keep
Planters are the perfect opportunity to add up-to-date aesthetics to your space. The gorgeous Porcelain Urn Planter by Iittala ($75) comes in a classy dark green and a very trendy mid-century modern geometric design.
Better with Bamboo
Sustainability just got a whole lot more chic, thanks to Food52’s Fable New York Colorful Bamboo Dinnerware ($32–$152). This dishwasher-safe line includes all the dining essentials and is available in a summery selection of happy hues.
Originally for storing olive oil, the Stainless Steel Fustis Beverage Dispenser ($179) has been reimagined as a water vessel. House up to 15 liters of your summer bevvies in this impressive dispenser for a touch of industrial elegance.
Red Carpet Treatment
Nothing ties a space together like a rug, and that goes for the outdoors too. Ground your patio with a bold splash of color from AllModern’s gorgeous Joshua Tribal Red Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug ($42).
The Coolest-Ever Cooler
In a stunning seafoam blue, the Clevr Retro 80 Quart Rolling Ice Cooler Chest ($194) is straight out of Mad Men. Keep 80 quarts worth of food and drinks chilled in this vintage trolley.
A Wicker Wonder
Elevate outdoor seating with Wayfair’s Teardrop Patio Chair with Cushions ($490). Named for its distinctive hood, this lounger is made from an airy web of wicker, perfect for summer, and thickly padded with soft and durable cushions.
Editor’s Pick: Pest Control with Pizzazz
When it comes to citronella candles — a patio staple for repelling mosquitoes — it doesn’t get prettier than Crate & Barrel’s Centoa Citronella Centerpiece Candle ($99). Housed in a faux terracotta pot, it’s heavy enough to sit center stage on your picnic table.