27
APRIL
2015

Want to win a spot for you and a friend to attend a private Master Class and breakfast with THE Suzanne Kasler?! Well, head on over to our Facebook page and get in on the Like & Share action! All you have to do is like our fan page and share this image and you’ve entered yourself in the giveaway!

Win a seat for you and a friend at a Master Class & Breakfast with Suzanne Kasler! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“What’s this Master Class all about?” Glad you asked! It’s an intimate gathering with Suzanne, our very own Lisa Palmer, and the SummerHouse designers. It’s a time to pick Suzanne and Lisa’s brains and hear all about Suzanne’s design stories from her years in this exciting field. We’ll have a light breakfast and great discussion. If you’re interested in design and want to come listen and be a part of this unique invitation-only event, then get to liking and sharing on Facebook! Winners will get a seat for themselves and for a friend!

We’ll contact the winners on May 4th! Good luck!

24
APRIL
2015

This week’s Inside The Orange Box is short and sweet. And extremely useful! This is a trick we use all the time to help determine what size chandelier we need for a given space.

How to determine the correct size chandelier to get for a given space // Design tips from SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.alwayssummerblog.com

It is as simple as this:

Take the length of your room (say 12 feet), the width of your room (say 18 feet), and add those two numbers together. You get 30. That’s the number of inches in diameter your fixture should be (give or take a couple of inches!) So a fixture anywhere from 28″ to 32″ in diameter should be just right for that space!

We hope you have a fantastic weekend! If you’re in the area, be sure to stop in and see us!

White and gold… It never gets old!

That’s why we thought doing a quick roundup of a few of our favorite white and gold items seemed appropriate for a bright and beautiful golden-sunshine-filled day!

(( Edwardian Boom Arm Floor Lamp ))

SummerHouse's Gold and White Roundup! // Shop the collection at www.summerhousestyle.com

(( Serpent Pillow ))

SummerHouse's Gold and White Roundup! // Shop the collection at www.summerhousestyle.com

(( Josephine Wing Chair ))

SummerHouse's Gold and White Roundup! // Shop the collection at www.summerhousestyle.com

(( Mila Gold Ring ))

SummerHouse's Gold and White Roundup! // Shop the collection at www.summerhousestyle.com

(( Side table ))

SummerHouse's Gold and White Roundup! // Shop the collection at www.summerhousestyle.com

(( Hourglass Candleholders ))

SummerHouse's Gold and White Roundup! // Shop the collection at www.summerhousestyle.com

(( Honey Absolute Rare Botanic Candle ))

SummerHouse's Gold and White Roundup! // Shop the collection at www.summerhousestyle.com

(( Custom Fortuny Pillow ))

SummerHouse's Gold and White Roundup! // Shop the collection at www.summerhousestyle.com

(( Stenciled Caramen Cowhide Rug ))

SummerHouse's Gold and White Roundup! // Shop the collection at www.summerhousestyle.com

(( Gold and White Frog Bowl ))

SummerHouse's Gold and White Roundup! // Shop the collection at www.summerhousestyle.com

Do you love white and gold as much as we do!?

21
APRIL
2015

If you haven’t been by in the last month or so, you probably haven’t seen the new outdoor section of our showroom!

SummerHouse's Outdoor Furniture Showroom // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse's Outdoor Furniture Showroom // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Your outdoor living area should be an extension of your indoor living spaces, so it needs to be just as beautiful! And we can help! We have several lines of beautiful + functional pieces that will make your outdoor area exactly what you want it to be!

SummerHouse's Outdoor Furniture Showroom // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse's Outdoor Furniture Showroom // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Come see one of our designers and start working on your outdoor living spaces NOW (so you’ll have time to enjoy them while the weather permits!)

20
APRIL
2015

The second edition of The Scout Guide Jackson is OUT! And it is beautiful! If you need to know about all the best local shops, restaurants, and businesses in the Jackson metro area, you can find them all in The Scout Guide!

The Scout Guide Jackson // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Our spread turned out beautifully! Lisa, Todd, and Marty look fabulous, as do the store and project photos! A great representation of SummerHouse Style!

The Scout Guide Jackson // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Scout Guide Jackson // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Swing by the store and grab your copy today! It’ll be something you’ll refer to over and over again!

17
APRIL
2015

We’ve added a new project to the SummerHouse Interior Design site that we think you’ll like! Lisa did the interior design for a women’s boutique called Blithe and Vine in Fondren a while back and we have finally gotten pictures to share with you! Here are just a couple…

Blithe and Vine in Fondren // Commercial Interior Design // www.summerhosueinteriordesign.com

Blithe and Vine in Fondren // Commercial Interior Design // www.summerhosueinteriordesign.com

Blithe and Vine in Fondren // Commercial Interior Design // www.summerhosueinteriordesign.com

Blithe and Vine in Fondren // Commercial Interior Design // www.summerhosueinteriordesign.com

Blithe and Vine in Fondren // Commercial Interior Design // www.summerhosueinteriordesign.com

… But you can see more photos HERE! Enjoy browsing! Thanks for stopping in today!

16
APRIL
2015

Today is the day that our team heads over to High Point for market! This is always such a fun trip, and fun is always best when shared! Be sure to keep up with the fun and fabulous finds of our market team (which consists of Lisa, Marty, and Mary Courtney this go-round) on Instagram! Just like last time, we’re using the hashtag #SHGoesToMarket so you can follow along!

SummerHouse Goes to Market // Follow along on Instagram! // @shopsummerhouse

Check out our past trips to High Point HERE! We hope you enjoy following along with this one!

14
APRIL
2015

Spring Savings are going on now at SummerHouse! Come in and shop our selection of inventory for up to 35% off! Our team is off to High Point on Thursday, so we need to clear out a little space for all of the beauties headed our way soon!

Spring Savings at SummerHouse

Come see our designers and get them to help you put together some lovely rooms! They look forward to helping!

13
APRIL
2015

We are getting more and more excited about Suzanne Kasler’s visit to SummerHouse by the day! We are counting down the minutes until the book signing with her here at the shop on May 7th and we hope you plan to join us!

We’ll have local food, live music, a signature cocktail, and of course, lots of Suzanne fabulousness everywhere!

To commemorate our excitement, we’ve collected 36 specific reasons why we love her. Check them out…

36 Reasons to love Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

36 Reasons to love Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

36 Reasons to love Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

36 Reasons to love Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

36 Reasons to love Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

36 Reasons to love Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

36 Reasons to love Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

As you can plainly see, Suzanne is one talented woman!

We’ll see you on Thursday, May 7th!

10
APRIL
2015

This week’s Orange Box topic is favorite square arm chairs and sofas! Our designers chime in on which sleek styles top their lists when it comes to a boxier style!

Mary Courtney loves the 3068-01 chair by Lee Industries…

SummerHouse designers' favorite square arm sofas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

…and Katy loves Lee’s 3232-03 sofa!

 SummerHouse designers' favorite square arm sofas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Sunny also loves Lee with her pick of the  3722-03 sofa! “I just ordered one for a customer with two back cushions over a bench cushion. It turned out lovely, and the client is super pleased!”

SummerHouse designers' favorite square arm sofas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsey loves this beauty from the Suzanne Kasler collection at Hickory Chair. “I love the beautifully detailed wood framing and timeless shape of this sofa.”

SummerHouse designers' favorite square arm sofas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Do you have a favorite square arm sofa or chair? We always love hearing from you!

>> You can always check out past Orange Box posts by clicking HERE! <<

09
APRIL
2015

If you haven’t visited our web store in a while, it is looking particularly fantastic as of late! Jen, our new web store manager, has been working diligently to get things updated and we must say she is doing a beautiful job!

One of our favorite newly updated sections is the one featuring our original art. Here are a few highlights from that category…

“Abstract Landscape” by Austin James
(click photo to shop!)

Original art by Austin James // www.summerhousestyle.com

“Tide Creek” by Brent Smith
(click photo to shop!)

Original Art by Brent Smith // www.summerhousestyle.com

“Piled High #1″ by May Perkins Benton
(click photo to shop!)

Original art by May Perkins Benton // www.summerhousestyle.com

“Rainbow Cotton Stalks on Paper 1″ by Caroline Youngblood
(click photo to shop!)

Original art by Christina Youngblood // www.summerhousestyle.com

“For the Love of Monet 1″ by Dyann Gunter
(click photo to shop!)

Original art by Dyann Gunter // www.summerhousestyle.com

There is MUCH more here, so be sure to check it out for yourself soon! We think you’ll find something you like! ;)

Happy shopping, and thanks so much for stopping by today!

07
APRIL
2015

This Saturday, April 11th, is the 8th annual Township Jazz Festival! We always have a blast at this event, and every year just seems to get better and better!

The 8th Annual Township Jazz Festival

If you’re looking for a day of fun, fantastic music, great food, and of course, some great shopping (*hint – SummerHouse! – hint*), then The Township is certainly the place to be on Saturday!

Find out more about the festival HERE! Looking forward to seeing you!

06
APRIL
2015

The Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Spring Event is in full swing! That means 20% off all in stock and special order Mitchell Gold upholstery, tables, rugs, lighting, accessories, linens, art… Almost everything!

The MGBW Spring Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We have a lot of Mitchell Gold pieces on the showroom floor, so come browse, enjoy a cup of coffee, and go home with something perfect for your home! Or let our designers write up an order for that perfect piece! They’re always happy to help :)

We hope your week is off to a great start! (Oh, and don’t forget about our SHARE YOUR STYLE contest on Instagram! You could win $500… Doesn’t get much better than that!)

01
APRIL
2015

We just added a lovely, springy collection of botanicals to the web store that you must check out! These faux plants look so real that even members of our staff have been fooled! (One time while we were doing inventory, Stacy picked up a real flower arrangement and flipped it over in search of an item number thinking it was another one of these evergreen arrangements. Water and flowers went everywhere! True story!)

Even if you have a brown thumb, you can fool your guests by having the most beautiful greenery all year round without any watering required! (Even the faux water looks real!)

Here are a few of our faves… Click on the photos to find out more about them!

SUCCULENT IN CLAY POT - GREEN // www.alwayssummerblog.com

MAIDENHAIR IN TERRACOTTA POT // www.alwayssummerblog.com

  Lavender Bush in Olive Jar  Lavender Bush in Olive Jar  Lavender Bush in Olive Jar  Lavender Bush in Olive Jar LAVENDER BUSH IN OLIVE JAR // www.alwayssummerblog.com

POTTED CYPRESS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DOGWOOD GLASS JAR - TALL // www.alwayssummerblog.com

These start at just $29! But no matter what the cost, these are a worthy investment… These will be pretty for the rest of time!

Suddenly we find ourselves signing an Ed Sheeran song… “‘Cause honey your soul could never grow old, it’s evergreen…”

31
MARCH
2015

Since we’ve had a few job title shifts amongst the staff lately (Mary Courtney moving up to designer, Patty moving up to Lisa’s assistant, Jen moving up to Web Store Manager, and adding Danielle as our new receptionist), we were in need of some updated photos for the staff portion of the SummerHouse Interior Design site!

Those involved headed over to the warehouse last week to take the new photos and might have had just a little too much fun in between serious takes… You’ll see what we mean… :)

SummerHouse Interior Design staff photo outtakes - Fun on the job! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Design staff photo outtakes - Fun on the job! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Design staff photo outtakes - Fun on the job! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Design staff photo outtakes - Fun on the job! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Design staff photo outtakes - Fun on the job! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Design staff photo outtakes - Fun on the job! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Design staff photo outtakes - Fun on the job! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

In between goofy outtakes were actually some great photos, which are now up on the SHID site! Check out our newly updated Design Team section, and browse some of our favorite projects while you’re at it!

Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping in!

27
MARCH
2015

This week’s Inside The Orange Box is a continuation of our common design mistakes post from a couple of weeks ago! These design mistakes are easy to make if a professional designer is not involved in your design! See what our designers have to say…

Designer Todd Prince says one of the biggest mistakes he sees is when people float sofas in the middle of a room and the sofa is too tall. “A taller back sofa needs to be anchored against a wall. If you’re going to float a sofa in a room, it needs to have a shorter back so it doesn’t impact the overall view of the room. You do NOT want a sofa that’s too tall floating in the middle of a room!”

Design Advice from SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Designer Jacque Moor says…
“The biggest mistake people make when not hiring a designer is thinking they have the ability to envision an overall design, when really, that’s something that very few people can do properly. People without a trained eye will look at many different room images they like and pick little things from each and try to mimic them in a space. The result of that can be an unorganized room without a put together, designed look.”

Mary Courtney Johns says, “A common mistake, or rather injustice, to a room would be letting sentimentalism get in the way of the desired look and feel that you are
trying to achieve for your space. Your grandmother’s antique china cabinet
or that pair of end tables you bought as a newlywed in the 80s will not
blend well with your new sleek-lined sofa. Emotional attachments can sometimes hinder a design’s direction. When a piece of furniture is becoming more of a nuisance than a lovely walk down memory lane, it’s time to pass it off for someone else to enjoy.”

Design Advice from SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.alwayssummerblog.com

For past Orange Box posts, click here!

25
MARCH
2015

We have a brand new project up on the SummerHouse Interior Design site for your viewing pleasure! Designer Lindsey Townsend did a BEAUTIFUL job of designing this condo in Oxford. We can all attest to how hard she worked on this project and are all so proud of the end result!

Lindsey, you’re a design goddess!! ;)

Here are a few shots from the project.

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

There are lots more photos from this project HERE! Enjoy! And as always, thanks so much for stopping by!

24
MARCH
2015

Save the date!
Internationally renown interior designer Suzanne Kasler is coming to SummerHouse on May 7th for a book signing!

We, along with Milieu Magazine, invite you to join us as for an evening of fun and design!

Suzanne Kasler is coming to SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We’ll update you with more details as the time gets closer!

23
MARCH
2015

Don’t forget about the March markdown madness that Lisa went on earlier this month where she reduced the prices on many of our showroom items! Our team heads to market next month so we need to clear out in order to make room for all of the new loveliness that will be headed our way soon!

March Markdowns at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Here is what you have to look forward to when you come shop in the store this month…

March Markdowns at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

March Markdowns at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Remember that this on only a small portion of what we’ve got available right now! Come in and see all of it for yourself! And as always, feel free to call and talk to one of our designers about anything you see that you have questions about! We look forward to working with you soon!

18
MARCH
2015

We would absolutely love it if you’d take a minute and go cast your ballot for the Best of Mississippi awards and include SummerHouse as your favorite furniture store! ;)

You can get to the ballot here!

Cast your vote for Best of Mississippi awards!

We love love love working with all of our amazing clients and hope you guys love working with us! Thanks so much for your continued business over the years!

We hope you’re having a great week and we look forward to many more projects with y’all in the future!

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