Take it all outdoors
Carry the whites, the woods, and the textural fibers out onto the patio, the backyard, or the deck where you can, Okin says. “Don’t let white cushions on outdoor furniture scare you—performance fabrics at this point are hardworking and beautiful,” she says. “I love Serena & Lily’s Pacifica collection, a modern take on classic wicker furniture with white upholstery. I even have it at my own house.” Lanterns and candlelight make a summer evening even sexier, and Okin likes to wrap LED solar twinkle lights around a tree, too. Don’t forget the music.