02
SEPTEMBER
2014

We got a beautiful surprise in the mail today of which we just can’t seem to get enough! The fall issue of Milieu is here and it is GOR-GEOUS…

Not only do we love the cover…

Milieu Magazine - Fall 2014 // SummerHouse

… and page 52 with our ad on it…

SummerHouse Ad // Milieu Magazine - Fall 2014 //

… and page 88 with a SummerHouse pillow on it…

Milieu Magazine - Fall 2014 // SummerHouse

Milieu Magazine - Fall 2014 // SummerHouse

… But every home featured is insanely gorgeous! Do yourself a favor and carve out a few minutes to flip through these pretty pages!

p.s. You can shop that blue SummerHouse pillow HERE! Why not go ahead and shop all of our pillows while you’re at it? ;)

Once you’ve had a minute to look through the new Milieu, we’d love to hear what you think in the comments section below! Your comments seriously make our day… We love getting to know y’all better! :)

01
SEPTEMBER
2014

Happy Labor Day!

We hope all of you are enjoying a long weekend! Just as a quick reminder, we are closed today, but will be resuming normal business hours tomorrow.

HAPPY LABOR DAY!

Hope to see you soon!

29
AUGUST
2014

A fabric rep that a few of our staff members met with recently brought our attention to a fantastic line of new fabrics from designer Cindy Barganier. The fabrics from her line that we got most excited about were some artistic abstract prints that were created based on scenes inspired by Florida’s 30A area!

“The blues, turquoise and whites of sky, surf and beach combine with the vivid colors of amazing sunsets to create the palette,” she says.

Take a look at a handful of these fabrics…

Cindy Barganier Fabrics we love // SummerHouse // alwayssummerblog.com

Cindy Barganier Fabrics we love // SummerHouse // alwayssummerblog.com

Cindy Barganier Fabrics we love // SummerHouse // alwayssummerblog.com

Cindy Barganier Fabrics we love // SummerHouse // alwayssummerblog.com

Cindy Barganier Fabrics we love // SummerHouse // alwayssummerblog.com

Are you in love with these like we are?!

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On a note completely separate from fabric: We will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day! We hope you have a fun, safe, relaxing weekend and a wonderful holiday on Monday! We’ll be back to regular business hours on Tuesday! See you then :)

27
AUGUST
2014

This week, we’re singing the blues! With so many pretty things in our web store that fall under this category, these are actually some blues that we’re happy to have! Of course, all of these items can be found at www.summerhousestyle.com under the shop tab (as well as hundreds of others!), or you can scroll down to get to the individual links for these specific items!

SummerHouse's Web Store Wish List: THE BLUES // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Clockwise from top right:

Natural Silver Trivet // $300
Vertical Water 1 // $560
Slipcovered Swivel Chair // $2190
Phipps Sky Rug // $2350
Abidjan Square Pillow // $500
Silver Lisbon Bar Cart // $1400
Pools: Reflections // $130
Patterson Table Lamp // $620

Do you see something you just have to have? We’d love to hear!

And don’t forget about our brand new Pinterest account! We would love your follow!

25
AUGUST
2014

Our showroom underwent a little update last week and it is looking rather gorgeous (if we do say so ourselves!)

Lots of beautiful new accessories, some killer new furniture, incredible new art, and of course, a heavy dose of style are what you have to look forward to next time you visit the shop!

Here are a few snaps of what we’ve got going on!

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you see anything you’ve got to have, give us a call! Our designers are happy to answer any of your questions!

And don’t forget about our new Pinterest account! We hope you’ll follow along! :)

 

18
AUGUST
2014

Happy Friday to y’all!

We have a fun Inside The Orange Box post for you today! We’re talking about different and unique ways to frame your art! A few of our designers highlight some outside-the-box ways to get your art wall-ready, so let’s see what they have to say!

 DESIGNER KATY HINES

Four Unique Ways to Frame Your Art // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Four Unique Ways to Frame Your Art // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER LINDSEY TOWNSEND

Four Unique Ways to Frame Your Art // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Four Unique Ways to Frame Your Art // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER ELISH PHARES

Four Unique Ways to Frame Your Art // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Four Unique Ways to Frame Your Art // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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DESIGNER TODD PRINCE

Four Unique Ways to Frame Your Art // www.alwayssummerblog.com

 Four Unique Ways to Frame Your Art // www.alwayssummerblog.com

All beautiful!!

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While we’re on the topic of framing, here are a few quick tips to keep in mind when you’re thinking about getting a piece framed!

“Art is an investment. It needs to have a finished look. Investing a little more in a frame to get the look right for the space in which it is going is crucial!” – Designer Sunny Holliday

“You always have to frame anything that’s on paper. The only time you have the option not to frame is when you’re working with a canvas.” – Designer Lisa Palmer

“I always like to keep a balance of framed and unframed canvas pieces throughout a space.” – Designer Lindsey Townsend

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you back here next week!

(And don’t forget about our brand new Pinterest account! We’d love your follow!)

20
AUGUST
2014

Designer Lindsey Townsend has been working extra hard to get her project load organized before she goes on maternity leave at the end of this week. We are SO excited for her!

Last week, she gave a beautiful presentation that her clients absolutely loved, so we got her to tell us a little bit about it! This project is for a cabin being built in Port Gibson, MS, and construction is expected to be completed around Thanksgiving!

Project Presentation by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.alwayssummerblog.com

 “We approached this project with a rustic modern idea in mind. Almost a little mid-century modern, actually. They gave me a set of inspiration images, and one of the images was one I had pinned in a cabin file for them on Pinterest, so we were already sort of on the same page. But I basically just went by those images for my inspiration and it ended up being exactly what they wanted!”

Project Presentation by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Project Presentation by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.alwayssummerblog.com

 “They wanted lots of mixtures of materials. We did a mohair sectional, a concrete coffee table, leather chairs with linen pillows, sheer drapery… So there is a lot of interest. There isn’t a lot of furniture in the house, so each piece is very unique on its own. Nothing ordinary! They also wanted all of their light fixtures to be focal points so those are all very different as well.”

Project Presentation by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Project Presentation by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.alwayssummerblog.com

 “This couple was really easy to work with.  They came in a while ago and bought a sofa for their house off the showroom floor and when they were in, they mentioned that they were building this cabin. I mentioned that we do the style that they were looking for really well so they just called me when they were ready. We only met twice before their first order! We have almost everything on order, but we still have a few things we need to add.”

Project Presentation by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“They loved everything!”

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We think you did a great job, Lindsey! Can’t wait to see how the completed project turns out!

 

19
AUGUST
2014

SummerHouse has a brand new Pinterest account and we would love if you’d follow us! To get to our new account, CLICK HERE! You can still get to and pin from our old SummerHouse group pin board, but from now on, we will be posting and pinning from the new account only!

The most exciting thing about this new account is that we have boards divided by type of design, specific rooms, design tips, things we’re inspired by, and boards for each individual designer! We’re feeling much more organized now… :)

SummerHouse on Pinterest // www.pinterest.com/shopsummerhouse

Thanks for following along with our design fun! We look forward to pinning with you!

18
AUGUST
2014

We have a brand new section on our SummerHouse Interior Design site (the site dedicated solely to our designers and their projects) that we are excited to tell you about! This section is to showcase our commercial design projects since we’ve done quite a few lately!

Two of these projects are up for your viewing pleasure currently, but more are in the works, so be sure to keep checking back for more to be added soon!

See more photos from each of these projects on www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com.

(1) ARCO AVENUE by designers Elish Phares and Lisa Palmer

ARCO AVENUE by SummerHouse designers Elish Phares and Lisa Palmer // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

In case you missed the feature on Arco Avenue’s remodel on The Scout Guide blog, be sure to check it out ASAP!

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(2) TOWNSHIP OFFICE by designer Todd Prince

TOWNSHIP OFFICE by SummerHouse designer Todd Prince // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Remember reading more about the Township Office HERE? It may be time to refresh your memory! :)

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Thanks for stopping by today! Have an amazing week! We hope to see you in the shop soon! :)

14
AUGUST
2014

We have a beautiful commercial project that we’ve been dying to share with y’all! This project, by our superstar designers Lisa Palmer and Elish Phares and seen through by Elish, is for a retail space just a few doors down from us called Arco Avenue– a gorgeous women’s shoe and accessories store!

The Scout Guide did a GREAT post about this remodel, so be sure to head on over to their blog for more details about the new design (plus before pics!) of the space! We think you’ll be amazed at the transformation…

Arco Avenue Remodel by Elish Phares and Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Arco Avenue Remodel by Elish Phares and Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

 

Arco Avenue Remodel by Elish Phares and Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Arco Avenue Remodel by Elish Phares and Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Arco Avenue Remodel by Elish Phares and Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

We are all SO proud of the way this beautiful project turned out! And Lisa and Elish truly had the most wonderful time working with Arco owner Katie Miller! We hope you’ll get a chance to stop by Arco soon and see this with your own eyes!

Another thanks to The Scout Guide for the feature!!

14
AUGUST
2014

We are thrilled to have recently had a project of ours featured on one of our favorite blogs, House of Turquoise! When you have a minute, please be sure to head over and check it out! Here’s a peek at what you’ll find! :)

SummerHouse as featured on House of Turquoise

Check out the full post HERE! Hope you enjoy!

13
AUGUST
2014

More and more beautiful art just keeps finding its way into SummerHouse these days!! We are so excited to introduce you to yet another new artist whose work we are proudly displaying in our showroom! This artist’s name is Austin James and his work is jaw-dropping…

We are in love!

Original Art by artist Austin James // Always Summer blog // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>> A little about Austin <<

“Austin began his art career in 1994 as a poet. His love for playing with words and phrases and his love for color naturally led him to experimenting with paint and motion. He started painting in 1996 and exhibiting as a professional artist in 1997.  Austin believes that art is energy. Each human being has his or her own unique form of energy.  An artist is capable of translating this energy into art. Austin’s pieces focus on organic shapes, color, the natural flow of matter and motion.  His MFA from Naropa University in Poetry has infused a lyrical sensibility into Austin’s work.”

Fun fact about Austin: He is actually a professor of composition, literature, and poetry at Texas Southern University in Houston!

 Original Art by artist Austin James // Always Summer blog // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Original Art by artist Austin James // Always Summer blog // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Original Art by artist Austin James // Always Summer blog // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>> Artist Statement << 

I work in crushed pigments, oils, acrylic, resins and mixed media.  The art is ethereal and organic by nature.

I love color, movement and lyricism in my art.  My art is Diaphanous and ghostly; allowing for spheres of meditation.  Each piece mimics “motion standing in place.”

I employ resin in order to create an altered and present reality.  Resin pushes a successful painting to create a feel of stepping through a looking glass into a secret scene: a captured world.

My mission in art is to continue the tradition of the color field and lyrical abstractionist painters of the 20th century and contribute to the development of form through experimentation with techniques and materials.

Original Art by artist Austin James // Always Summer blog // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“I love color, movement and lyrics in my art.  To be successful, the art must be memorable when one turns away.”  artist Austin James

11
AUGUST
2014

Today’s web store wish list is all about white! We can’t decide if the white thoughts are because we’re wishing for winter snow, or because of the white hot heat we’ve experienced down here lately!

Whatever the reason, white is always chic and always in season, so we’re going with it! Here’s our current web store wish list…

SummerHouse's Web Store Wishlist :: All White Everything // www.summerhousestyle.com

Clockwise from top left:

Diallo Chandelier ($3340)
Penthouse: Champagne Candle ($59)
Chastain Chair ($1900)
Abacus Cylinder ($120)
Lotus Floor Lamp ($700)
Charlotte Mirror ($930)

08
AUGUST
2014

This week Inside the Orange Box is a quick set of tips on how to properly hang an art collection or gallery wall! These can be very tricky and difficult to make look organized, so our designers have come to the rescue! Let’s see what they have to say on the matter!

>> LEAD DESIGNER LISA PALMER <<

“Try to vary your frame styles. It is a great idea to keep the color tones of your frames the same but it makes it more interesting to change up your framing; modern to vintage, from large to thin. Also, I lay my artwork on the ground first to make sure I like the way it looks and it gives me the option of changing it around without putting holes in my wall first. Lastly, If you feel that hanging art in a collection is a daunting task, call in a professional hanger. That may be the best advice of all!”

Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

>> DESIGNER TODD PRINCE <<

“Draw imaginary vertical and horizontal lines on the wall in a grid. When hanging, make sure the center of each piece is on a grid intersection. The frames can be any size you want, but vertically and horizontally, the middle of the picture has to be centered on a grid point. Make sure the centers of your pictures all line up. You’re not worried about frame size or where it falls on the wall– You’re simply working from center of picture to center of picture.”

Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

>> DESIGNER SUNNY HOLLIDAY <<

“I always strive for a monochromatic color scheme when designing a gallery wall. By sticking with tones and hues in the same family, the end result will be uniform, tasteful and stylish.”

Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

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Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

>> DESIGNER ELISH PHARES <<

“Although I do often rely on a professional hanger, I like to start with a center point. The center point may have a piece of art on it or be the center of negative space, but I still like to know what I am using as my guideline. For a collage, I like to already have the layout drawn out to work out any kinks before I start.”

Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

>> DESIGNER LINDSEY TOWNSEND <<

” I like to start with the largest piece as my center point and work around it with smaller pieces, varying in size and shape. I keep the framing style consistent but not the exact same frame on all pieces. You can even mix in a few canvas pieces so that not every piece is a framed piece!”

Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

>> DESIGNER KATY HINES <<

“Remember to think of your art collection as one total composition. The colors, sizes and shapes of your art and your frames should all compliment each other.”

Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

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>> DESIGNER MOLLY FERGUSON <<

“Measure your space. Once this is done, you can come up with a layout by making a template of each piece to be hung. Just trace around the outside of the frame on kraft paper, cut out the shape, and label it. Secure the templates to the wall with a reusable adhesive. Take into consideration the picture wire located on the back of art. This measurement will be for your fastener placement. Locate your studs and make sure you have the proper hardware for the job. When all else fails, call a professional!”

Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

(photo source)

Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

Bottom line: If you run into a problem, be sure to hire a professional. Give us a call and we can point you in the right direction on who to call! 601-853-4445

Have a fabulous weekend!

07
AUGUST
2014

We love incorporating a pop of turquoise into a room whenever we can! This vibrant blue hue is happy, bright, and surprisingly neutral! We particularly love how the color brings these darling bedrooms to life, all designed by our lead designer Lisa Palmer. See if you agree!

Poppin turquoise into the bedroom // SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Poppin turquoise into the bedroom // SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Poppin turquoise into the bedroom // SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Poppin turquoise into the bedroom // SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Do you love popping in turquoise as much as we do?

Have a great day, and as always, thanks for stopping in to see what we’re up to!

05
AUGUST
2014

We would like to thank The Scout Guide Jackson for featuring several of Lisa’s projects on their most recent design-focused blog post all about ORANGE! We’re so glad they love that color, too! It’s a personal favorite of Lisa’s, and an accent color that all of love to use when we can! Here are just a couple of the pretty pictures you’ll find on The Scout Guide Jackson’s blog. Check out the full post HERE!

Seeing ORANGE // The Scout Guide Jackson and SummerHouse

Seeing ORANGE // The Scout Guide Jackson and SummerHouse

Do you have any orange in your home? If so, in what rooms?

04
AUGUST
2014

A couple of weeks ago, a group of SummerHouse staff took an overnight field trip to Atlanta to visit ADAC, the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center! ADAC is like a theme park to designers, so naturally, our crew (which consisted of Todd, Tina, Sunny, Jacque, and Lisa) had a fantastic time! It was a first-time visit for most of them, which made the trip extra exciting!

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

They got to see new introductions from many of the showrooms on which we call, got some great ideas from pretty displays, and brought home lots and lots of brand new fabrics to add to our fabric library!

Here are a few highlights from the trip…

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

Chandelier at Atelier

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

at Walker Zanger

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

at Jerry Pair

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

at Jerry Pair

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

at Jerry Pair

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

Close up of an agate stone nesting table at Jerry Pair

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

Samples at Atelier

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

at Ainsworth-Noah

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

Beautiful pillow detailing at Ainsworth-Noah

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

Ainsworth-Noah’s memo room

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

at Atelier

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

at Walker Zanger

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

Wood wall at Travis and Company

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

Vintage glass collection at Jim Thompson

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

at Walker Zanger

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

at Travis and Company

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

at Travis and Company

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

Custom painted fabric at Atelier

SummerHouse visits ADAC // www.summerhousestyle.com

The Salon at Jim Thompson was TO DIE FOR! Gorgeous updated vintage furniture and all… :)

All of the photo credit goes to Jacque and Sunny! Thank you ladies for sharing a few of your snapshots!

Those of us who didn’t get to go on this trip are super jealous, but we know we all must wait our turn! We can’t wait to all get a chance to try the chicken salad served in ADAC’s little cafe that we’ve heard so much about! ;)

01
AUGUST
2014

SummerHouse Interior Designer Molly Ferguson // www.alwayssummerblog.comWe are so excited to introduce our newest SummerHouse Interior Designer to you! Her name is Molly Ferguson and we sure are enjoying having her up here! She’s energetic and fun to be around so we’re sure you’ll love her as much as we do!

Let’s get to a little Q&A with Molly so we can all get to know her just a little better…

Tell us a little about yourself. Where you’re from, about your family… You know, all that good stuff! 

I grew up in Hattiesburg, MS. I graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2004 with a BS in Interior Design. My husband Jamey and I have lived Flowood area for about nine years now. We have been married for 5 years but have been together for ten. We met at a USM football game and have been together since then. We have one fur baby. Her name is Oolie and she is a Calico cat. Calico cats were actually named after a type of fabric. Calico fabric is a small scaled printed fabric, so I call her my designer cat! I feel very blessed to have Jamey in my life. Not only is he my best friend but he is my rock!

What’s been your favorite thing about SummerHouse in your short time up here so far?

I did my internship with Lisa in 2004. Over the last 9 years I have gained experience in Interior Design and sales and have grown so much as a designer since my internship. My favorite thing about SummerHouse is that I feel like I never left! It’s like an old friend you can go years without seeing and then pick back up right where you left off! I’m very excited to share all the fabulous items and services that SummerHouse offers with my clients and friends. 

How (or when) did you first discover your love for interior design?

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved design. I would rearrange my room every couple of months. My father owned a paint store when I was young and after it closed he started painting, so I always had access to whatever paint color I wanted. He would mix up custom colors for me! I remember that when I wanted my bedroom lime green, my mother and father were very nervous and hesitant, but they trusted me. It was perfect for a teenager. My design style and passion has evolved a lot since then, though!

How do you take your caffeine?

I like my caffeine in the morning. I usually have 1 or 2 cups of coffee.  And I’m a coffee snob! I like to grind my own beans which are usually flavored. I add a splash of fat free milk and done.

What’s your favorite local restaurant? 

Jackson, MS has some of the best restaurants! I can’t pick just one favorite. Jamey and I love eating in downtown Jackson, Belhaven, and Fondren. We try to stay in Jackson and Flowood when we do eat out. I love supporting local restaurants and businesses. 

What’s your favorite interiors publication, either print or online? 

I love Pinterest. It has the best of all worlds. Every website, magazine, and designers all in one place!

Tell us a little bit about your design philosophy!

I believe that every room in a house should be a favorite and serve a purpose! A kitchen should be sufficient and user friendly. A kitchen is were you bond with your friends, family, and make memories. A living room should be functional and comfortable. A bathroom is a place to wash the stress of the day away and you should feel like you are stepping into a spa. I feel that the bedroom should be an oasis, a place to get away and energize for the next day. 

I also believe that the client comes first. I want my clients to enjoy the Interior Design experience. I hope that my knowledge and experience eases any stress a client may have. My number one goal is for the client to be 100% happy and make their visions and needs become reality!

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Thank you, Molly! We all look forward to getting to know you even better in the coming months! Thanks for being a part of our team!

30
JULY
2014

We’re in love with all of the new art gracing our showroom floor these days! In case you missed the posts about the new Lauren Barksdale and Doug Kennedy pieces we have, you might want to check those out too!

The artist we want to introduce to you today is Margaret Moses! Her work is incredibly unique and mixes so well with what we have going on on our showroom floor. See?

Original Art by Margaret Moses // www.summerhousestyle.com

Here’s a little more about Margaret herself:

Margaret Moses was born in December of 1974 in Houston, Texas. She moved to Monroe, Louisiana in 1982 and currently resides there. Margaret graduated from the University of Louisiana in Monroe in 1998 with a degree in Interior Design. Her career includes seventeen years of interior design as well as ten years as an artist. A quote that inspires her, from grandfather and artist, Charles Schorre, is “Good characteristics for painting for me are: in doubt, outrageousness, mysteriously beautiful, unidentifiable elegance, and always inventive and uniquely my own.”

Margaret’s main medium used in her paintings is acrylic, as well as the use of various textural agents, ink, oil pastels, and paper. She draws her inspiration through the organic forms, textures, and colors found in nature. Her work has been featured in the 2013 and 2014 St. Jude Dream Homes and the 2013 Design Show House in Monroe, Louisiana, as well as in Delta Style and Bayou Life magazines. Margaret’s work is included in the corporate collections of Capital One in Virginia and Texas, as well as private collections in Monroe and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jackson, Mississippi, Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

Original Art by Margaret Moses // www.summerhousestyle.com

Original Art by Margaret Moses // www.summerhousestyle.com

Do you see why we love Margaret’s work so much?! For more information on any of the pieces you see, please feel free to leave a comment or give us a call. (601-853-4445) We’d love to help!

28
JULY
2014

July isn’t over yet!

You still have a couple of days to get your Lee Industries orders in all whilst helping Wounded Warrior Project! Lee Industries is one of the most reputable upholstery companies in the business, excelling in style, fabric selection, durability, customer service, comfort, and much more! We absolutely love this company and know you will too!

So why not add a little new Lee to your life and give back while doing so?

Here are a few more of our staff’s favorite Lee items… We love them all!

Patricia loves this awesome L5608-52 barstool!

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

And Lindsey loves this pretty low slipcovered chair, C5203-01C.

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

Lisa’s favorite Lee frame is the 3421-03 sofa… (Always beautiful!)

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

… While Sunny loves the C3106-11 sofa!

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

And Stacy picked a favorite of everyone’s… Rug benches! All of them are one-of-a-kind and surprisingly functional!

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

We look forward to helping you get your favorite frame on order! Hurry in while there is still time to support WWP! We hope to see you soon!

 

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