20
OCTOBER
2014

Happy 125th Anniversary to one of our favorite fabric companies, F. Schumacher! These guys have been at it since 1889, and to celebrate, they’ve pulled together a collection of their biggest hits from over the years!

In their words…

“To celebrate Schumacher’s 125th Anniversary, we’ve mined our archives to pull together a best hits collection of the house’s most iconic fabrics—updated for rooms that draw on the past to redefine the way we live today. The patterns span a range of influences, periods, and styles, from a lush, hand drawn toile based on an 18th-century Oberkampf document to a happy, brightly-colored trellis that dates to the Pop Art 1970s. Lavished with our trademark attention to detail, each textile embodies the values we’ve maintained since Frederic Schumacher first opened his doors in 1889: an unparalleled commitment to quality, a respect for classicism, and a steadfast pursuit for the cutting edge.”

You can view the full collection here, or you can take a peek at a few of our favorites below!

Iconic Leopard in Linen, circa 1970.

Schumacher celebrates 125 years! // Iconic Leopard, Linen. 175721 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Shock Wave in Midnight, circa 2014. This color way was made especially for the 125th anniversary! This fabric is made from one of the finest silk mills in the world through a very painstaking process!

Schumacher celebrates 125 years! // Shock Wave in Midnight. 54862 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Citrus Garden in Pool, circa 1947.

Schumacher celebrates 125 years! // Citrus Garden, Pool. 175761 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Valkyrie Flame Stitch in Shale, circa 1972.

Schumacher celebrates 125 years! // Valkyrie Flame Stitch, Shale. 68941 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Do you have a favorite Schumacher fabric? We love so many… it’s hard to pick just one!

17
OCTOBER
2014

Today, we bring you the second installment in our new mini-series within the Inside The Orange Box series where our designers share with aspiring designers or recent interior design graduates about things they were not ever taught in design school!

Today, designer Jacque Moor talks about an aspect of interior design she didn’t necessarily learn about in school!

"What I didn't learn in design school"  - a new series where SummerHouse interior designers talk about what they were never taught in their interior design classes // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“In design school we simply designed and presented. I did not learn that their were more steps in the processes than just selecting a fabric, furniture frame, or surface material. Residential design takes a team! As designers, we work with countless numbers of local craftsman and other businesses. We are constantly calling and faxing quotes to our drapery, custom sewing, and upholstery workrooms, furniture vendors, art galleries, electricians, and the list goes on! I have learned on my own by practicing design that we call on many people to help make a design come together beautifully!”

In case you missed Lisa’s piece of advice, check it out here!

If you have any specific questions for any of our designers, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment and we will be sure to address your question in a future Inside The Orange Box post! We truly love hearing from y’all!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

16
OCTOBER
2014

Back in the Spring when we were at High Point Market, we had so much fun Instagramming our way through the long weekend that we’ve decided to do it again! And this time we’ve created our very own hashtag! Be sure to follow #SHgoestomarket on Instagram to keep up with all the fun that Lisa, Marty, Todd, and Sunny will be having!

Follow SummerHouse's High Point Market crew on Instagram with #SHgoestomarket

High Point is always so much fun, so we’re excited to have a one-click way to keep up with what all our team is seeing! We hope you’ll follow along! :)

Thanks for stopping in today. Hope to see some of you in High Point!

10
OCTOBER
2014

We. Love. Lamps.

Floor lamps, table lamps, modern lamps, traditional ones… We really just have a thing for pretty lamps!

The ambiance created by simple lamp lighting is unbeatable, and a correctly placed lamp can add so much to a space! Today we’re sharing our four best-selling lamps for your viewing pleasure. We love how different they all are, yet how versatile they are!

(1) The Glaisdale Table Lamp

Can you ever beat glass and brass? This classic combination and more modern design make this lamp a true winner!

The Glaisdale Lamp // SummerHouse's best selling lamps // www.alwayssummerblog.com

(2) Thomas O’Brien’s Bryant Floor Lamp

This lamp is ideal when you don’t have much space, but need an extra light source. This simple, slender little thing is as beautiful as it is understated!

Thomas O'Brien's Bryant Floor Lamp // SummerHouse's best selling lamps // www.alwayssummerblog.com

(3) Barry Dixon’s Snail Shell Table Lamp

We love when designers add a little touch of shine to something nature-inspired. Since this lamp can go a little rustic, or a little glam, we find it to be the perfect touch of unexpected!

Barry Dixon's Snail Shell Table Lamp // SummerHouse's best selling lamps // www.alwayssummerblog.com

(4) Charlie West’s Renaissance Table Lamp

Handmade by Charlie West, an artisan with whom we’ve met and fallen completely in love, this Renaissance lamp truly is thing of beauty. The scale is perfect, and the vibe it adds to a space is as unique as each lamp itself.

Charlie West's Renaissance Table Lamp // SummerHouse's best selling lamps // www.alwayssummerblog.com

These lamps have proven themselves time and time again for our designers. And the great thing about them is… They all look brand new and completely unique in each new space!

Do you have a favorite lamp? We’d love to hear your top picks!

14
OCTOBER
2014

Our very own Lisa Palmer is the guest editor for the current issue of VIP Jackson Magazine!

VIP Jackson Magaine | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.alwayssummerblog.com

She wrote the Editor’s Letter at the front of the magazine, and was interviewed for the story about creating a timeless fall look on the following page! Be sure to grab a copy next time you’re out and about and see what you think!

VIP Jackson Magaine | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.alwayssummerblog.com

VIP Jackson Magaine | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.alwayssummerblog.com

Awesome job, Lisa! And thank you to VIP for letting us be a part of this issue!

13
OCTOBER
2014

Last week, Marty and team did a great job of re-doing the showroom floor! We have a lot of beautiful new furnishings and accessories in that you simply must come see! Many of what you see in these pictures is also available on our web store!

Here is a preview of some of the new prettiness… :)

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

 

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

If you see anything you’d like to know about, please do not hesitate to give us a call! 601-853-4445. Our designers are always happy to help!

Thanks for stopping by today – Have a GREAT week!

10
OCTOBER
2014

We have recently added two GORGEOUS projects to our SummerHouse Interior Design site and invite you to hop on over there and check out all of the photos from these to beautiful rooms!

This first project is by designer Elish Phares. We love this peaceful master bedroom! You may remember reading more about it in this blog post. Check out all of the photos on SummerHouse Interior Design HERE!

SummerHouse Interior Design // Lake Caroline Residence

The next beautiful new project is by designer Todd Prince. This nursery is SO sweet and pretty! We absolutely love it. You read more about it in this blog post and view more photos on the SummerHouse Interior Design site HERE!

Reunion Nursery // SummerHouse Interior Design

 Enjoy!

And HAPPY FRIDAY! Have a great weekend!

08
OCTOBER
2014

What’s on our web store wish list today? We’re feeling the love of nature with falling temps and beautiful colors outside, so today, we’re going all natural with pieces inspired by the flora and fauna of the great outdoors. Get details on all of these naturally inspired pieces below!

Web Store Wish List: NATURAL SELECTION // SummerHouse

Clockwise from top left:

Indigo Ferns 6 // $360
Indigo Ferns 5 // $360
Indigo Ferns 1 // $360
Flowers by Carolyne Roehm // $110
Natural Agate Stone Coasters // $160
Serpent Pillow // $410
Remy Side Table // $1500
Leonard Lamp // $980
Pavonia Candle // $58

Be sure to check our web store often, as we are constantly updating!

Thanks for dropping by today!

06
OCTOBER
2014

Have you gotten the newest issue of Garden & Gun? We are in love! (What else is new?!)

Garden & Gun | October/November 2014

As you’re flipping through this fabulous issue, be sure to notice the big, pretty SummerHouse ad amongst the pages! We are so in love with the room featured here…

SummerHouse in October/November issue of Garden & Gun

Thanks for stopping by today! We do appreciate it!

03
OCTOBER
2014

Our Inside The Orange Box topic for today is all about detailing your pillows! Pillows make such an impact, even if they aren’t the biggest, most expensive items in the room. They are of utmost importance!

Pillows are a place where designers can get a little creative with fabric and all of the fabulous trims that are available to them today!

There are so many ways to take a pillow up a few notches with simple tweaks or additions, so our designers share some of their favorite ways to do so!

>>> LEAD DESIGNER LISA PALMER <<<

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“I like an interesting contrast banding applied to a solid fabric, like this one that I’m currently having done for a client.”

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

(photo source)

>>> DESIGNER TODD PRINCE <<<

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“My favorite pillow detail is, hands down, a butterflied corner on a sheer flange!”

>>> DESIGNER ELISH PHARES <<<

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“There are so many ways to make one pillow go a long way. One of my favorite details is to add a sheer flange. Another under-used detail is the boxed pillow. You can also reverse the fabric application or add banding… just a subtle something extra can go a long way!”

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

(photo source)

>>> DESIGNER SUNNY HOLLIDAY <<<

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“If the design is right, railroading a fabric (or running it the opposite way from how it comes off the bolt) on a lumbar pillow or long accent pillow is a nice change up. I like to do a contrasting fabric for the backs of pillows as well! And usually I order my pillow forms one inch bigger than the actual size of the pillow to make sure they’re nice and full!”

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>>> DESIGNER KATY HINES <<<

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“I’m a big fan of the butterfly corners, too!! I also love a custom applique. One of our local workrooms did such a beautiful job on some pillows I had made recently!”

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>>> DESIGNER JACQUE MOOR <<<

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“I am working on a custom pillow now that I am going to get Virginia Weathersby to custom stencil! This makes the pillow more valuable because it is a one of a kind designed specifically for the client!”

>> A FEW OTHER DETAILS WE LOVE FROM PROJECTS PAST <<

Color blocking and contrast cording…

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… Using pillows with antique passementerie applied, as so beautifully done by local artist Becky Vizard…

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… or having a custom piece of art embroidered onto a silk. The photo below is of a project Lisa completed several years ago.

“I commissioned the late artist Lynn Green Root to do an art piece for me, and I had her custom art piece embroidered onto silk for these pillows. The client kept the original pen and ink drawing that she did and he framed it for his walls. It became a really, really special project for many reasons.”

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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Do you have a favorite pillow in your home? What makes it special? We love hearing from you!

01
OCTOBER
2014

We have a new bedding line here at SummerHouse that we are so excited to share with you! This line of beautiful linens is called Traditions Linens, and they have a wide range of wonderful options available for the custom bed of your dreams!

Traditions Linens available at SummerHouse // www.summerhousestyle.com

Traditions Linens available at SummerHouse // www.summerhousestyle.com

We have a bed on our showroom floor designed by Marty and Lisa that nicely showcases various pieces from the Traditions Linens line! We all are in love with the layered textures, the natural yet sophisticated feel of the bed overall, and the fact that the coverlet is washable!

In fact, all of their stonewashed coverlets are washable, plus a handful of their other fabric/coverlet options. And all of their sheets are made to order, which allows for customization! Another bonus– Almost all of their blankets and coverlets are stocked, so special orders of those items usually ship very quickly! Do you see why we love this line? :)

Traditions Linens available at SummerHouse // www.summerhousestyle.com

Traditions Linens available at SummerHouse // www.summerhousestyle.com

Traditions Linens available at SummerHouse // www.summerhousestyle.com

Beautiful, right?!

We love the monogrammed pillow from Bliss thrown into the mix to add just one more touch of personalization! And all of the bedding perfectly compliments that Vanguard bed!

Give us a call, or come in and see us, and ask a designer to show you all of your options and get your bed looking better than ever!

29
SEPTEMBER
2014

A couple of weeks ago, we posted a handful of our staff’s favorite Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams pieces in honor of the amazing sale they have going on through October 5!

Today we’re here to bring you a few more staff faves… What’s not to love when their pieces are made right here in the US of A (North Carolina, to be exact!) and designed to be every bit as comfortable as they are stylish!? That’s just a combo that we can’t resist! ;)

Check out these pretty frames…

Elish loves the fun little element that the Frida Black Arm Chair adds to a room…

SummerHouse Staff's Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams favorites -- 20% through October 5! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… And Molly thinks the Barrymore Sofa is quite the beauty!

SummerHouse Staff's Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams favorites -- 20% through October 5! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lisa loves the Franco Sectional because of the deep down and feather filled cushions and the sleek styling! She actually just ordered it for a family’s living room and can’t wait to hear how much they love it!

SummerHouse Staff's Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams favorites -- 20% through October 5! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Katy’s favorite frame is the Zondra Chair…

SummerHouse Staff's Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams favorites -- 20% through October 5! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… And Laurel’s favorite for years has been the beautiful Chester Sofa!

SummerHouse Staff's Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams favorites -- 20% through October 5! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Do you have any MGBW pieces you’re eyeing these days? Now is the time to get them on order while you can save 20%! Come see us and let our designers help you pick just the right pieces for you and your home!

(And on an unrelated note, don’t forget to check out our new[ish] Pinterest board! We would love your follow!)

26
SEPTEMBER
2014

Nothing keeps a party more lively than a properly equipped home bar! With football season in full swing, and with the holidays just around the corner, we know that in-home entertaining is at an all-time high this time of year! There seem to be endless reasons to have people over for drinks. That’s why we want to help you get your bar in perfect shape!

Not only do you need your bar stocked with the proper liquors and mixers — we love House Beautiful’s simple guide to getting that correct —  but you also need it to look good. Here’s a peek at what we have to help you spruce up your hydration station!

BAR EXAM -- Make sure your bar is in the best shape possible for all of your upcoming parties! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

A pretty tray is a great starting point…

BAR EXAM -- Make sure your bar is in the best shape possible for all of your upcoming parties! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… And being sure to have a great recipe resource is a MUST!

BAR EXAM -- Make sure your bar is in the best shape possible for all of your upcoming parties! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Of course you’ll need bottle openers…

BAR EXAM -- Make sure your bar is in the best shape possible for all of your upcoming parties! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… And beautiful glassware. (Don’t forget decanters!)

BAR EXAM -- Make sure your bar is in the best shape possible for all of your upcoming parties! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Make sure you’ve got plenty of coasters…

BAR EXAM -- Make sure your bar is in the best shape possible for all of your upcoming parties! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… and be sure to keep it interesting! Pretty bars make people happy… :)

BAR EXAM -- Make sure your bar is in the best shape possible for all of your upcoming parties! // www.alwayssummerblog.com
BAR EXAM -- Make sure your bar is in the best shape possible for all of your upcoming parties! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

What are YOUR home bar must-haves? We’d love to hear!

25
SEPTEMBER
2014

Our Web Store Wish List for today is all about the color BLACK. We love a strong black accent in just about any room, and we think any of the items on today’s wish list would be perfect as singular accents or as a look all together in the same room! Shop them all on our online store! Details below…

WEB STORE WISH LIST : The Black List // www.summerhousestyle.com

From top to bottom:

X-Large Solid Black Cowhide // $710
Astro Side Table // $2150
Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life // $40
Spire Table Lamp // $480
Hedgehog Box // $140
Ram Box // $140
Le Zebre Pillow // $280
Agate Ebony Pillow // $240
Harness Black Chair // $1220

HAPPY SHOPPING!

22
SEPTEMBER
2014

We have some GREAT fur throws in the showroom right now! We’re all going crazy over how pretty all of these are, and especially how soft they all are… Who doesn’t love a great fur throw!? And all of these are versatile enough to go in almost any room!

Fur Throw Love! // www.summerhousestyle.com

This Suri Fur Throw ($2130) is a gorgeous shade of chestnut brown, backed in a beautiful herringbone!

Fur Throw Love! // www.summerhousestyle.com

Fur Throw Love! // www.summerhousestyle.com

This Custom Snow/Ivory Throw ($575) is a SummerHouse signature item that you won’t find anywhere else! It’s made locally with our designers’ two most favorite fabrics, so you know it’s even more gorgeous in person!

Fur Throw Love! // www.summerhousestyle.com

Fur Throw Love! // www.summerhousestyle.com

Lastly, this little Faux Fox Fur Throw is as affordable as it is pretty! Priced at just $110, it’ll be hard to find one better looking for a better price! We LOVE this pretty throw so much!

Fur Throw Love! // www.summerhousestyle.com

Fur Throw Love! // www.summerhousestyle.com

Go ahead and start thinking where in your home you need a fur throw! Once you decide, be sure to come see us! :)

19
SEPTEMBER
2014

We’re going to start a new mini-series within the Inside The Orange Box series where our designers share with aspiring designers or recent interior design graduates about things they were not ever taught in design school! We’re excited to shine a little light on something that isn’t talked about quite as often as other aspects of interior design!

Our first designer to speak on the topic is our Principle Designer, Lisa Palmer.

Interior Designers in a new Always Summer Blog series: "What I Didn't Learn In Design School"

“What I never learned in school was the importance of detail in working a room. The details on a pillow. The details on drapery. The details on a leg of a sofa. It’s those details that set you apart from another designer. And also what I didn’t learn was the amount of time that it takes in making the right decisions on those details. I will spend an hour on the detail of how big a flange should be and what fabric the flange should be made from on a pillow. Or the right cord on a pillow. Or sometimes I’ll spend hours on exactly the size of banding on drapery, which might be to my detriment, but that’s how important those details are to me! I never do a room twice. I want every room I do to be completely unique.”

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Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we share more from our other designers on this topic!

Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great weekend!

17
SEPTEMBER
2014

We have a new line of jewelry in the store that is simply gorgeous called Melinda Maria! We love the unique style of this L.A. based jewelry designer, and apparently we’re not alone. Celebrities don her pieces on the reg, which makes us feel extra swanky when wearing our own MM pieces! Here is a little tiny peek at some of what we have available at SummerHouse! 
Melinda Maria Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Melinda Maria Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Melinda Maria Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS These pieces are ten times more stunning in person than they are in photos… You’ve got to come in and see how pretty all of these pieces are! And while you’re here, you can shop the rest of our fabulous jewelry collection as well!

We hope to see you soon!

15
SEPTEMBER
2014

THIS Saturday, September 20th, The Jackson Symphony League is hosting The Emerald Ball to celebrate its 55th year with dinner, cocktails, and dancing! There will also be a fantastic live and silent auction, including a premier silent art auction featuring many of the artists we represent here at SummerHouse!

We know this year’s gala will be especially exciting because it’s chaired by our very own Marty Smith! And our very own Lisa Palmer will be providing some fantastic tunes to set the mood for the evening!

Jackson Symphony League's Emerald Ball // www.alwayssummerblog.com

For more information, or to reserve your spot, call 601-960-1565. We hope to see you in your black tie best on Saturday night! :)

 

15
SEPTEMBER
2014

Since all Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams items are currently 20% off (with a very few exclusions!), we thought we’d share a few of our staff’s favorite MGBW pieces! We love that all MGBW products are USA made and all SUPER comfortable! There are so many beauties to choose from, but let’s see what our staff’s personal picks are! :)

Patricia loves the always beautiful Marlena Chair…

SummerHouse Staff's Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams favorites -- 20% through October 5! // www.alwayssummerblog.com… and Todd loves the Vivianne chair, especially when done in contrasting fabrics! How gorgeous is this leather/velvet mix that we had on our floor recently? Such a great modern take on a classic wingback!SummerHouse Staff's Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams favorites -- 20% through October 5! // www.alwayssummerblog.comMary Courtney is drawn to the Banks Metal Bed and we can certainly see why!

SummerHouse Staff's Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams favorites -- 20% through October 5! // www.alwayssummerblog.comJacque’s pick is the Colin Chair. She loves the unique lines of this piece!

SummerHouse Staff's Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams favorites -- 20% through October 5! // www.alwayssummerblog.comSunny adores the Bardot Sofa… Such a gorgeous frame!

SummerHouse Staff's Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams favorites -- 20% through October 5! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

 

… And Tina likes the adorable little Cora Chair… We think she’s pretty dang cute, too!

SummerHouse Staff's Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams favorites -- 20% through October 5! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We have more staff faves to bring you in the coming weeks so be sure to check back often! And don’t forget that, if you place your MGBW order by October 5, you get 20% off! That’s HUGE! Don’t miss out! :)

In the meantime, be sure to see what else we’re up to on our Facebook page, Instagram account, and new Pinterest page!!

Thanks for visiting with us today! :)

12
SEPTEMBER
2014

Today’s web store wish list is inspired by some old, classic styles and the pretty neutral hue of grayish beige that has come to be known as greige. 

Since OLD & GREIGE is still very current, designing a space with these elements will always be in style!

OLD & GREIGE // shop this whole look at www.summerhousestyle.com // #interiordesign #furniture #design

Shop this entire look on our web store! Here are the details, starting at the top left:

Lunch in Provence // $39.95
Small Percival Chandelier // $1730
Salvaged Wood Table // $490
Farrow Acorn Sofa // $4300
Vintage Chapati Box // $230
Kandahar Rug // $8390
Versailles Mirror // $1370
Gannet Table Lamp // $510

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