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Photograph courtesy AprilMarin

AprilMarin, the Armonk-based fashion company led by April Bukofser and Marin Milio, is welcoming spring (and summer) with flair. We just love the new warm-weather designs, including the stylish ease of the Christine Tube Dress ($198). It features a deep side pocket and flared hem on the 100-percent linen skirt, which flows gently from the 100-percent cotton top. Choose pink (pictured here), aqua — or both.

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Photographs courtesy Carolee.

The jewelry of Stamford-based Carolee often carries a floral theme, and the new collections follow suit. We’ve been particularly captivated by a selection of necklaces that will take you from a weekend brunch to afternoon cocktails by the pool to a Friday-night wedding – and, come to think of it, pretty much everything in between. Our favorites include the Gemstone Garden Floral Frontal Necklace ($75), featuring pink enamel and clear crystal and sold at Lord & Taylor; and carried by Bloomingdale’s, the Perennial Beauty Openwork Necklace ($125), a dramatic design featuring goldtone metal and crystal, and the Perennial Beauty Dramatic Collar Necklace ($175), a bold statement piece made out of genuine amazonite, green jade, dyed blue jade and glass-faceted beads.

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Photographs courtesy Neue Galerie.

The Dagobert Peche Scattered Blooms tabletop service, exclusive to the Design Shop of the Neue Galerie in Manhattan, includes charming creations in pure white porcelain, delicately hand-painted and edged in gold. The collection ($270-$365), produced by Anna Weatherley based on circa 1913-14 patterns by Peche, the Austrian decorative arts master, allows you to set a table with both springtime elegance and a bit of history.

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Photograph courtesy Christofle.

Take a seat in floral splendor. The bespoke Jardin d’Eden Chair by Marcel Wanders for Christofle ($4,200) is a stainless steel piece crafted entirely with one engraving of the iconic Jardin D’Eden pattern. The intricate design continues the partnership between the luxury silversmith and Wanders, one that combines a tradition of fine craftsmanship with a mastery of elegance and fine detail. The statement piece, functional art ideal for a dining or entertaining space, is available with or without a leather seat cushion (customized based on color preference). A work of art in itself, the chair has been displayed as part of a Wanders exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

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