Splurge Vs. Save: Summer Home Refresh

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Something Navy is all about providing you with the recommendations you need to live your best life, and you know where your best life starts? At home. Where you live is the ultimate reflection of who you are–and we have all the picks you need, at every price point, to help your home feel truly sweet.


Splurge: Cookware is one of those categories we often neglect–but we really shouldn’t. Do even a few minutes of research into all of the toxic chemicals that conventional products contain, and we wouldn’t blame you for wanting to throw everything you own out, like, now. But don’t worry: there are some amazing brands out there dedicated to bringing you non-toxic cookware that’s so chic it could double as decor. If you’re looking to do a full overhaul, why not splurge on Caraway Home’s non-toxic cookware set? Our favorite color is–you guessed it–the navy.

Save: We get it: sometimes you’re not willing to shell out hundreds on a set of pans (especially when you’re saving up for summer travel). But even making a single upgrade could have far-reaching impacts on your health. Our favorite budget-friendly brand is Ozeri, whose stone-earth non-stick pans come in at under $35 and are super easy to clean. Inexpensive cookware that improves your health and inspires more cooking: we’re all about it.


Splurge: So you’ve got your cookware covered; but have you thought about your glassware? Nothing says “I have it all together” like setting a dinner table with matching glasses, and, this year, it’s all about the rainbow trend. If you’re looking to upgrade your bar cart with a serious splurge, look no further than Milanese brand La Double J's stunning colored glasses. The primary colors lend some serious panache to even the simplest of dinner setups. 

Save: If you want to spend a bit less for the same vibe, the SN Marketplace has the perfect pieces for you, courtesy of our favorite homeware brand, Vietri. Their rainbow glassware brings stunning but subtle iridescent vibes, and the vibrant champagne coupes are reason enough to celebrate.


Splurge: Once you’ve got your cookware and glassware down, it’s all about touching up your place with the little luxuries that make all the difference. And if there’s one thing we recommend for upgrading your entire space in seconds, it’s a good candle. When we’re looking to treat ourselves, we opt for AERIN’s Orange Blossom scent; it brings all the gorgeous but delicate scents of a Moroccan garden into your home–even if home means a studio apartment.

Save: Whether you’ve just moved into an apartment or need the perfect housewarming gift for someone else, Literie Candles’ array of cheeky New York City-themed scents pay the perfect homage to city life. Whether you opt for Bodega Coffee (espresso + cream), Brunch in the West Village (citrus + champagne), or 28th Street Flower Market (peony + rose), Literie has a scent to suit your space. We’re calling it now: good vibes are in the air.


Splurge: Speaking of little luxuries: there’s nothing better than fresh flowers. Except for one thing: fresh flowers that last a year. If you haven’t heard of Venus et Fleur, you’ve certainly seen it in the background of Instagram Stories and magazine features on world-famous homes (the Kardashian and Hadid families are all fans). Splurge on the pale pink bouquet in the gorgeous Terre vase, designed to blend seamlessly into spaces of all styles. 

Save: We get it, fresh flowers aren’t the easiest to maintain. But, lucky for us, Afloral has an entire assortment of silk versions that look just as good as the real thing. Whether you’re opting for some vibrant poppies or keeping it simple with a bundle of mini tulips, these are as good as fresh.