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How to Lighten up your Home for Summer

Sue Chiara of The Zhush

We recently sat down with Lifestyle Expert, Sue De Chiara of The Zhush to get the latest scoop on what’s happening in the world of interior design.   The Zhush is popular lifestyle site written by Sue De Chiara. Since it's start in 2009, Sue and The Zhush blog have been featured in House Beautiful, Domaine, One Kings Lane, Cottages and Gardens, Style at Home and many more publications, blogs and sites.

What’s the one thing everyone should have in their home? 

The best mattress and linens you can buy. You spend a lot of your life in bed, I think it's 25 years or something crazy like that - so always go for quality!

What home trends can we look forward to?

 Loving all the velvet and jewel tones in home decor I'm seeing lately. Also Art Deco design, think curved couches and rounded edges.

What’s the easiest way to lighten up a home for summer?

Put away all the heavy throws and blankets and embrace fresh flowers and plants everywhere! 

We love fun prints in the warmer weather - how can you incorporate prints into home decor?

I love a classic animal print in home decor just as much as I do in fashion. Stripes also always look great too, I'm partial to blue and white! If you want to go crazy with a bold print, the powder room is always a fun place to experiment with crazy wallpaper patterns and prints.

Sue resides in New Canaan, CT with her husband, three kids and her sweet Havanese, Cosmo. Find Sue on Instagram @zhush and on her blog at The Zhush.