Citrus: The Fresh (Squeezed!) Style for Spring
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Per the shade thrown by fictional fashion editor-in-chief, Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, I think we can all agree that floral prints for spring are less-than groundbreaking at this point. Floral patterns were less-than for Miranda P. in 2006 and a decade and some change later, we're still not convinced.
What print is giving our long-beloved, fresh-cut blooms the boot? That'd be fresh-squeezed citrus, my friends. Lemon-print this, clementine-colored that. Fruity finds are all the rage and taking over the design world, one vibrant print at a time.
I've rounded up a fresh batch of my citrus favorites — all of which are guaranteed to get you in gear for the warmest months of the year.
Drink It Up
What's better than an ice-cold lemonade on a sunshine-y day? Drinking said ice-cold lemonade out of this darling, lemon-print tumbler from Kate Spade, of course!
Hand-Picked + Hand-Painted
Yes, please. The hand-painted stoneware from Anthropologie never disappoints, and this clementine cutie is no exception. Stick this funky fruit pot on your windowsill and grow kitchen herbs — stylishly.
Dessert + Display Dish
Ah, Anthro does it again! This sweet clementine dish will gussy up the dessert table or look pretty propped on display in open cabinetry.
Scents of the Season
Use hand-poured candles that feature this timely trend throughout your space. I'm adding scents from DW Home to my wish list this spring. The 'Neroli + Lime' scent boasts a blend of lime, bergamot, neroli and jasmine. An equally captivating scent, the 'Grapefruit + Sage' candle uses the sweet, citrus scent with subtle sage and ginger notes to freshen up a space. Bonus? The candle jars feature funky designs that will make adorable storage long after the candle has melted.
$16 each, dwhome.com
This print by Lindsay Megahed offers a juicy nod to the tropics. And honestly, what says "summertime vibes" more than the tropics? Try this vibrant orange and lush green color combo in your kitchen for a classic still-life look. Even better — make like the model and go bold with a framed print over the sofa.
When Life Gives You Lemons…
Be like Queen Bey and make lemonade! Need a reminder? Purchase this peachy and lemon-clad lovely from Rifle Paper Co., and voila! You'll be making homemade lemonade day-in and day-out.
The gang's all here in this Rifle Paper Co. print. An orange, a peach duo, a spunky lemon-trio and a lime quartet cover all the citrus bases. Results? One particularly precious seasonable print to spruce up any kitchen. Stick this in a bright and sunny space, and prepare for a sea of compliments.
Lemon Tea Towels (With a Twist!)
We're currently lusting after these gorgeous tea towels that feature a totally unique blue-on-blue illustration of the classic lemon print. Plus, they're made of all-natural, cotton fabric and use only eco-friendly and water-based inks for printing. Did I mention they're machine washable?
Liven Things Up
…And this cheerful (and removable!) wallpaper will do just that! Let that spring breeze in through an open window, and spend your weekend lining the powder room, home office or foyer with this bright, bold print. Remove and replace when you see fit.
Store away those secret (and coveted!) lemon bar and key lime pie recipes in this understated recipe box. The exterior features a vintage-inspired citrus and floral print, and the inside comes with informational dividers that make locating your favorite recipes, dare I say, "easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy."
Go ahead and pucker up! This gorgeous grapefruit phone case will keep calls and texts feeling bright and cheery every single day.