The summer months are here, so you know what that means, entertaining and lots of it. Indoor and outdoor summer soirees demand new home decor items perfect for entertaining an intimate group of loved ones or having a backyard bash. Although it may be daunting at first, shopping for summer decor and entertaining essentials can be fun, especially if you have impressive new collections to peruse.
From colorful serving treys to funky hues and prints, Black women designers are stepping out of any comfort zone to think outside the box and provide their audiences with elegant, fresh, and timeless decor items. Tabitha Brown is never out of creativity or colorful decor options. Although her new outdoor entertaining collection for Target launched earlier in May, it’s well sought after, as the line boasts colorful prints, rich hues, and creative solutions for summer entertaining. Next up, we have Ayesha Curry’s Sweet July collaboration with Pottery Barn. The entrepreneur and lifestyle maven has a more subtle approach to color palettes and design. Still, her home decor collection offers sensible solutions to the stress of entertaining loved ones at home. Curry offers everything from beautiful plates and glassware to artisan string lights.
Last but certainly not least, we have the eclectic maximalist herself, Justina Blakely. The designer is known for partnering with international artists to curate intricate textiles and woven pieces that catch your eye, like her gorgeous cake stand. Check out 13 fabulous buys to help you entertain your guests in style.
Grilling Tool Set with Fabric Sleeve – Tabitha Brown for Target
This Grilling Tool Set with Fabric Sleeve from Tabitha Brown for Target adds flair and convenience to your backyard barbecue. The tool set includes a fork, a grilling turner with a serrated edge, a pair of tongs, and a black brush. Each tool has a wood-finish handle, hanging metal hook, and stainless steel top. The sleeve with slot pockets for the four grilling tools completes the set in a vibrant style.Available at
Striped Palm Outdoor Throw Pillow – Tabitha Brown for Target
Amp up the look and feel of any outdoor retreat with the Palm Throw Pillow from Tabitha Brown for Target. This square throw pillow features palm leaves embroidery in vibrant hues to offer depth and dimension to your outdoor setting. The decorative throw pillow provides plenty of cushioned comfort while you sit and relax in your fave chair.Available at
Acrylic Serving Bowl Yellow – Tabitha Brown for Target
Add timeless style to your kitchenware collection with this Acrylic Serving Bowl from Tabitha Brown for Target. Made of acrylic and featuring an embossed floral pattern for added shine and appeal, this yellow serving bowl features a round shape that is perfect for easily displaying or serving up anything from chilled salads to hot dishes. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.Available at
Stay comfy as you enjoy a sunny afternoon on this Outdoor Lounge Mat from Tabitha Brown for Target. Featuring bright leaves print and stripes for charming flair, the lounge mat is made from water-repellant material that will help keep it looking great for seasons to come. Plus, the top handles make it easy to carry the folded lounge mat around, and the large-size attached pillow is great for reading and sipping a drink.Available at
This Serving Tray from Tabitha Brown for Target brings extra cheer to entertaining. Designed in an oval silhouette, this melamine serving tray features raised edges to help keep the items in place and make carrying items a breeze. It’s designed with two side cutout handles, and you can toss it in the dishwasher for easy cleanup after meals. Available at
Style up your kitchen while adding functionality to it with this Utensil Caddy from Tabitha Brown for Target. Designed in an oval silhouette, this decorative utensil caddy features one large section to stash small plates and three smaller sections for storing knives, forks, or spoons. Plus, it’s designed with two side tote handles for easy carrying. Made from paper rope and seagrass, it brings natural flair to your kitchen decor. Available at