31
OCTOBER
2014

Today’s Orange Box gets a little graphic! We asked our designers to pick their favorite graphic patterns to share with you guys, and we’re so in love with every single one they picked!

There are so many great graphics out there that it couldn’t have been easy to pick just one, but they all rose to the challenge! Let’s see what they selected…

>> LEAD DESIGNER LISA PALMER <<

“My favorite graphic is a wallpaper by Dedar. It is called Alhambra Quasi Nero, and it comes in 6 colors.”

Dedar – Alhambra Quasi Nero

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Graphic Prints // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“I actually used this, in a sense, for a beautiful bathroom that my client had renovated. I took this pattern, blew it up to a larger scale, changed up the pattern slightly and stenciled it on the walls in a metallic gold and umber. It was stunning. On its own, I truly love it, but the pattern was too small and the color they offered wasn’t what I wanted. So I customized it!”

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Graphic Prints // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>> INTERIOR DESIGNER ELISH PHARES <<

“I am a sucker for an animal print and apparently the rest of the design world is too! They are constantly being produced in fresh and innovative ways and this graphic is a great example!”

Cowtan & Tout – Boa Slate

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Graphic Prints // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>> INTERIOR DESIGNER MOLLY FERGUSON <<

“I love all the color ways of this fabric!”

Villa Romo – Fraser Hematite

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Graphic Prints // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>> INTERIOR DESIGNER TODD PRINCE <<

“Hello, Gorgeous!”

Romo – Estella Nori

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Graphic Prints // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>> INTERIOR DESIGNER KATY HINES <<

“I love almost all of the patterns from Fret. Particularly this one!”

Fret – Geofret Silver Blue

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Graphic Prints // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>> INTERIOR DESIGNER SUNNY HOLLIDAY <<

Currently, my favorite graphic print is this Jim Thompson Metallic Screen Fabric. I actually just had drapery made out of it!”

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Graphic Prints // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“This isn’t the greatest picture ever, but it looks SO pretty up!”

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Graphic Prints // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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Do you have a favorite out of the ones shown above? We’d love to hear!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

29
OCTOBER
2014

Yesterday, we showed you a few snaps of our team’s latest trip to High Point Market, and today, we’ve got more!

One of the stand-out showrooms Lisa, Marty, Todd, and Sunny visited was the Tommy Mitchell showroom! His work was absolutely stunning, as always!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

So cool, isn’t it?!

One of our team’s favorite things about this year’s market was the lighting. There was some incredible lighting, including Kelly Wearstler’s brand new collection for Visual Comfort!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Awesome, right?! Here are some more pretty lights…

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… and some great looking beds and upholstery!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The team even found some gorgeous outdoor furniture and accessories!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

And market would not have been market without a few great parties to go to, like Bernhardt’s 125th anniversary party! How cute is this crew?!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We’re so glad they made it back all safe and sound! Glad to have them back!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We hope you enjoyed this quick little recap! Let us know if you have any questions about anything!!

28
OCTOBER
2014

Our team returned from High Point Market last week with lots of wonderful stories, beautiful pictures, and tons of excitement for the new pieces that we have headed our way soon!

We have a few highlights to show y’all, so let’s get started!

Overall, our team (consisting of Lisa, Marty, Todd, and Sunny) said things trended more towards modern (vs. reclaimed) and they continued seeing a lot of brass…

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… And that they got a lot of great one of a kind items and beautiful pieces of art!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

 #SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

They got to rub elbows with Michael Boodro, the Editor in Chief of Elle Decor…

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… And Lisa was asked to be a part of the Lee Loves Local panel of outstanding store owners! What an honor!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

She did a great job… :)  Go Lisa!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Lee Loves Local forum was such a highlight last year, so we were all so excited when Lisa told us that Bondi, marketing goddess at Lee Industries, asked her!

Stay tuned tomorrow for more about fabulous new lighting, fun parties, and other fun tidbits from the big trip! And to see a few other photos from the trip, hop on Instagram and search the hashtag #SHGoesToMarket! Marty did a killer job of ‘gramming their way through all those lovely showrooms while they were away!

See y’all tomorrow!

27
OCTOBER
2014

We have a new face around here to introduce you to! Meet Jen Kadar, our new receptionist! She’s recently taken over the role of greeting people who come into the store as well as keeping things sane at the front desk and with the phones!

Jaclyn, who has moved on to new ventures, left some big receptionist shoes to fill, but Jen seems to be fitting right on in and not missing any beats! We’re so glad to have her here! Since you’ll be seeing a lot of her, it’s probably time for you to get to know her a little better! Let’s get to some questions!

1. Tell us a little about you! Where you grew up, where you went to school, what you studied…

I grew up mainly in West Monroe, LA, went to undergrad at Louisiana Tech University, graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography and a Minor in Architecture. After graduating, I ran away from LA as fast as possible to Nashville, TN. From Nashville, I moved to Glasgow, Scotland to attend the University of Glasgow and graduated with a Master of Letters in 19th Century Art and Design History.

Meet Jen // SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com2. We hear you’re married to a Scottish guy! How did y’all meet?

When I moved to Glasgow for grad school, I knew ONE person in the whole of Scotland! My roommate Gillian and I had worked at a ranch together in Colorado years before, and she was my Glasgow connection. When I arrived, she was out of town, but left me a list of her friends and their numbers, saying one of them had a car and would take me on a drive through the country… Simon was the guy with the car (and having a car in Glasgow is a BIG deal – I lucked out)! We met the 2nd day I was in Scotland, starting dating 2 weeks later and the rest is history!

3. What is your favorite thing about SummerHouse so far?

Definitely the people. Everyone has been so welcoming! It’s great to be working with a group of talented, creative and fun people. It is also really pleasant to work in a beautiful space surrounded by such pretty things every day!

4. Since you’re new to the Jackson area, what aspect of the city have you been most impressed by?

When my husband and I bought our house, we didn’t realize we were less than a mile from the Reservoir and the Natchez Trace Trails! It’s great to be able to drive down the road and have such a beautiful area to explore. We’ve also started exploring the restaurant and bar scene and it seems like there’s a plethora of great options. I love having a good balance of nature and city!

5. What’s your favorite book or movie and why?

Hmm… it’s hard to choose! For books, my favorites are Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins because he is just beyond brilliant, and The Great Divorce and The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis because I love everything that C.S. Lewis has ever written. The way he describes fictional worlds is so beautiful and interesting, I just read his books over and over again and always see something new. For movies, my favorite is Love Song for Bobby Long, which most people have never heard of, but it’s such an honest portrayal of people struggling with their pasts and trying to better themselves.

6. If you could take home one piece of furniture from the showroom floor, which piece would it be?!

I LOVE the grey Whitaker sectional! It’s huge and so comfortable, but also structured and modern with so many beautiful details. I love anything with nail head detailing!

7. What is your favorite holiday? Why?

My favorite holiday is definitely Thanksgiving, because it’s like Christmas without the ulterior motive of presents. It’s just all about family coming together, and that’s when my entire family comes down. I also come from a long line of crazy good cooks, so the food is to die for. Family and food, can’t get any better than that!

8. What else do we need to know about you?!

Well, hmm… I’m kind of a jack of all trades and have dabbled in so many different things. As a kid, I took every different kind of lesson you can think of: dance, gymnastics, tennis, xylophone, swimming, soccer, etc.. Then as I got older, my creative outlet went a million directions: architecture, painting, drawing, photography, jewelry making, graphic design, and even song-writing. My brother and I wrote alot of songs together when I lived in Nashville, and I have a half-finished EP that we started recording with good friends that got interrupted when I moved to Scotland. I played my first and last show in Nashville at my going away party! The past couple of years, my husband and I bought our first home and then relocated to Ridgeland and purchased our second home, so renovating houses has taken up all of my creative energy!

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Thank you so much, Jen! We love it all! It’s such a pleasure to have this girl greeting us every time we walk in the door. Next time you come see us, we think you’ll agree! ;)

24
OCTOBER
2014

Earlier this week, we welcomed back designer Lindsey Townsend after being out for maternity leave! We sure did miss her smiling face while she was gone… We are so glad to have her back! We know it was hard for her to leave this precious little face of her beautiful baby girl Harper every morning this week, though… We are all completely smitten with this sweet little one!

Lindsey and Harper <3

Be sure and welcome Lindsey back next time you’re in the store! (You won’t even be able to tell she’s had a baby! She’s lookin GOOD!)

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend! We hope to see you out shopping soon!

22
OCTOBER
2014

We have a great before and after for you today! This project by Interior Designer Elish Phares is located in Daphne, Alabama! The fun, young homeowners were a pleasure to work with and everyone was pleased with the results of this latest install!

Here’s what Elish was working with BEFORE:

Living Room BEFORE // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE // www.alwayssummerblog.com

And here is the AFTER!!

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Before we show you too much more, let’s do a quick Q&A with Elish about this project in general!

1. Tell us a little about how you met these clients!

I met my Daphne, AL clients via telephone this past spring! Their phone call to the store has developed into one of my favorite client relationships! They are a young couple who were recently married and are new homeowners wanting to work on their living spaces.

2. Tell us a little about the clients themselves… What their needs were, and what their likes and dislikes were.

This Daphne couple is a stylish, adventurous, fun-loving couple. They wanted a classic and clean look. Design wise, we pretty much saw eye-to-eye from the beginning of the project to the end!

3. What were the biggest changes made in this space?

Thankfully the husband of this fabulous couple is pretty handy! I suggested taking out a built in that threw off the symmetry of the room, as well as taking out a non-load bearing divider wall. Although this threw them a little at first, they were quickly on board and doing their part in Daphne! We also gave the fireplace a bit of a facelift with new paint.

4. What is your favorite aspect of the AFTER?

I am absolutely in love with the color palette. It is light, neutral, approachable, and just slightly earthy. We went with neutrals but played up texture. And the accent colors… I love how unusual but beautiful they are. We complimented the neutral palette with a washed tea leaf green and a grayed plum.

5. Can you tell us a little about where you drew your inspiration? (What inspired your color palette, selections, etc…)

They already had 2 linen sofas that fit the space nicely, as well as a moroccan rug. These pieces provided a solid jump start. I took into consideration their clothing style and how they live. Both are great indicators for what a client will like design wise. I can’t say enough about how well a project can turn out when your client communicates, trusts your direction, and does a full room at a time. Many times a design can start to be lost when projects are dissected or done in pieces. And the client can’t appreciate the full concept because they are only seeing it in part. It was so rewarding to be involved in this project from start to finish!

Here are a few more photos of the AFTER…

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Excellent job, Elish! We love how it turned out!

Click HERE to see more BEFORE and AFTER projects!

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 can 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

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>>> 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!

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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!)

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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!

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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!

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