If you’re lucky, you’ve already left the office and are reading this from the blissful comfort of a long, holiday weekend. Perhaps you’re in a hammock, cold beverage by your side. Or, like us, you’re scrambling at your desk to wrap things up and couldn’t help but crave a quick distraction. We get it — and that’s what this post is all about. Here are the links we love:

Our Contributing Editor, Kat McEachern, spotted this epic pool house on Elle Decor. It’s truly one of the most unique spaces we’ve seen in awhile.

Studio McGee is one of our favorite Instagram accounts these days, due to the founder’s effortless yet modern use of traditional patterns. Architectural Digest breaks down why it works so well for her.

Could you live and work in 370 square feet? Christiann Koepke does just that, and does it with endless style. West Elm has the story. 

This outdoor happy hour by Sarah Sherman Samuel is defining all of our summer goals. Cheers to pretty patios and champagne punch!

Gingham is the trend of the season! Athena Calderone is over on Jenni Kayne’s blog, Rip and Tan, showing off two sophisticated ways to wear the print.

Finally, what would a holiday weekend be without a few sales? Here are just a couple of our favorite decor stores who have generously slashed their prices for the next few days:

Lulu & Georgia // High Fashion Home // Joybird // Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic // Black Rooster Decor

Happy 4th!

Image originally appeared as part of California Dreaming in our Holiday 2015 issue here.