22
DECEMBER
2014

When it comes to desks, we can probably all agree that a pretty, well-organized desk is the best kind of desk. Especially if it is in a pretty room! Who doesn’t work better in an aesthetically pleasing environment?!

Today, we bring you four fabulous desks, all of which dutifully serve their purposes for bill paying, working from home, or maybe just taking a break from life to have a quiet cup of coffee. Whatever purpose your desk serves, we know the prettier your desk, the more you’ll be able to enjoy your desk!

We love the soft, serene setting of this desk nestled in a bay window overlooking a wooded backyard!

Four Fabulous Desk Areas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

This masculine office called for a weighty desk, so this NOIR piece did just the trick!

Four Fabulous Desk Areas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

This small, modern desk is the perfect place for getting those household things done, and the drawers make for easy clean up with company comes over!

Four Fabulous Desk Areas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lastly, this custom desk, designed by our very own Lisa Palmer, serves as a beautiful anchor in this bedroom and is a great piece over which to display art. It’s also where this particular client can get some work done without having to go too far!

Four Fabulous Desk Areas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Four Fabulous Desk Areas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Where in your home is your desk? And what is its main function? We love hearing from you guys!

Thanks for stopping in today. We do appreciate it!

19
DECEMBER
2014

Happy Friday to you!

Today’s installment of Inside The Orange Box is part of our mini series called “What I Didn’t Learn In Design School” where our designers dish on which parts of designing in the real world were not necessarily taught in their Interior Design classes! Today, designer Elish Phares shares what she didn’t learn in design 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

Elish says, “I think this is said about many things in life, but not much prepares you for a career in Interior Design except actually working in the field. It just is what it is. One thing that I believe is glossed over a bit in the glamourous artistic light cast on interior design is the strong business sense you must have! You have to be good with numbers, organized, track orders, etc… There’s so much more than space planning, balance, and application involved!”

Check out past Orange Box posts here! And have a FABULOUS weekend!

18
DECEMBER
2014

Seeing as it is the end of the year, and the end of the year is all about giving, we have decided to give 35% off all holiday gifts and accessories until the end of the year (or at least until we run out of gifts)!

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Come by the store and speak to one of our talented designers about our sale. It’s not too late to buy your loved ones (or maybe even yourself) a gift!

We hope to see you soon :)

17
DECEMBER
2014

With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, we wanted you to be sure and know when we would and would not be open! We want to see you as much as we can this holiday season, but don’t want you showing up when we aren’t here! ;)

Here you go…

SummerHouse Holiday Schedule

We still have a great assortment of last minute gift items so we’d be happy to help you with any people you may still need to take care of on your list! Come see us! ;)

Hope you’re having a great week!

15
DECEMBER
2014

Today’s Web Store Wish List is all about holiday happiness! Gifts, accessories, things to cozy up your little abode… All of these little lovelies will make your holidays a whole lot happier! And guess what? They’re all available through our web store!

Holiday Happiness from www.summerhousestyle.com

Clockwise from top left:

Black Forest Plaque // $100
Golden Bough // $330
Style by Kate Spade // $20
Abalone Tree // $100
Kaden Log Holder // $770
Long Wool Pillow // $140
Ski House Feu De Bois Candle // $70
Istanbul Dome Dish // $500

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For more holiday items, come check out what we have in the store or click here to shop our online selection!

And thank you so much for stopping by today!

10
DECEMBER
2014

Meet Max Palmer! // www.alwayssummerblog.comThere’s a new SummerHouse “temp worker” (for lack of a better term!) that y’all need to meet! While I (Laurel) am gone on maternity leave for the next eight or so weeks, Lisa’s middle son Max is taking over! I could not be more confident in his capabilities of keeping the social media machine running while I’m away, since he’s in the business of all things social himself! You’ll learn more about that in just a sec! ;)

To get to know him a little better, we conducted a little interview, as we do with all the newbies! So here you go…

Meet Max!!

1. Tell us a little about your background in social media (and about your awesome business, Magnolia Marketing!)

SOOO, I got my bachelors degree in Advertising from the University of Southern Mississippi back in May of 2013. One week later, I packed my bags and moved up to the great city of Nashville, TN. Since moving here I feel like I have worked a billion jobs, but just recently found something that I actually really enjoy doing! I started my own business in August called Magnolia Media Co. It is a Social Media Marketing company. We currently have a small group of clients but it is a whole lot of fun!

2. In 5 words or less, what has it been like to grow up as L. Palmer’s son?

Pretty fun and very lively!

3. What’s your favorite social media platform?

Hmmmmmmm. I think Instagram! It is so cool, and everyone loves good looking pictures!

4. Tell us a little bit about your love of music… Are you still in a band? If so, we need details!

Let’s see. I grew up in one of the most musical households in all of Mississippi, i feel like. I have such a love for music, and playing it. I have been playing drums for about 10 years now, but most recently picked up the guitar and started playing in a band of my own, called The Morning Low. In this band i sing and play guitar. It is so much fun!

5. What’s your favorite thing about spending time up here at SummerHouse so far?!

My favorite thing about Summerhouse is that its not some old company with a bunch of old ladies walking around trying to sell furniture. The music that’s played is great and the environment is so relaxing!

6. What’s the best trip you’ve been on lately?

Probably when I went with a friend of mine to St. Louis, MO to see one of my favorite bands, Brand New. It was an incredible concert and I had been wanting to see this band since I was in high school

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

I LOVE LOVE LOVE working out. I used to be a pretty lazy guy with bad eating habits and one day I said to myself “It’s time for a change.” I got off my butt and starting going to the gym. Meanwhile I fell in love with running and being healthy. In the past year, I have lost over 50 pounds and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon!

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Awesome, Max! Thanks a ton! So excited to have you on board for a couple of months! :)

08
DECEMBER
2014

We have some delightful dining rooms (and breakfast rooms) to share with you today! Since it is the season of family gatherings and lots of eating with the ones you love, showing off some beautifully designed dining areas (all by SummerHouse designers!) just seemed appropriate.

From casual and beachy to fancy and formal, and everything in between, we say it’s always a good time to share a bite to eat and some quality time with the ones you care most about! And the more beautiful the space, the better, we say… ;)

Take a look at these pretty spaces…

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Which of these beautiful rooms is your favorite?

05
DECEMBER
2014

Inside The Orange Box this week, we talk about getting the right light! Three designers share their secrets of perfecting the ambient lighting in whatever room they are designing… So let’s see what they have to say!

Interior Designer Elish Phares
I don’t have a hard and fast rule when choosing lighting for a space. Unless you are starting from scratch, each room comes with it’s own deciding factors: ceiling height, paint colors, natural light, size, etc. I love a pair of matching lamps in a room, but I usually avoid more than one pair. If I need another matching pair I usually start varying height. For example, a pair of table lamps and a pair of floor lamps look great together but aren’t too repetitive. A beautiful ceiling fixture can go a long way, but I like it to be a focal point and not fight with the rest of the room. If there is already a lot going on, I may think twice about adding a large hanging fixture. Lastly, remember who you are designing for! How do they use the space? What are they drawn to? The room should always be a reflection of those living in it.
SummerHouse Designers share tips on getting the right light // www.alwayssummerblog.com
SummerHouse Designers share tips on getting the right light // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend 
When designing lighting for a space, I always take into consideration how the space is going to be used, the amount of natural light, the paint color, the ceiling height, and the size of the room. When starting from scratch, I like to have evenly dispersed can lighting along with a ceiling fixture in the center of the room.  In most cases I will select a decorative ceiling fixture, but not in all cases, because again, it depends on the function, size, furniture, and overall design style of the room.
If the space already has many interesting design aspects then I will select a very simple light fixture, but in other spaces I do the opposite! I will select a light fixture to be the focal point and the rest of the space is designed to compliment it, not compete!  I always put separate dimmers on the light fixture and the can lighting when possible.  Dimmers are always nice to have when entertaining!
SummerHouse Designers share tips on getting the right light // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Interior Designer Molly Ferguson
You should have a mix of light sources at all different levels to create a flattering ambiance. You also need appropriate task lighting for whatever you do in that space. I try to stay away from fluorescent lights if at all possible. In some instances, fluorescent lights will accent blue tones and make reds look colder, and they often are very harsh. Incandescent lighting gives off a warmer, more flattering glow. The most ideal light source is natural light. I believe if the sun is up, your drapery should be open!
Every house is so different, so there are many factors to take into consideration when selecting lighting for a space. It’s always good to hire a professional for guidance in tricky areas such as lighting!
SummerHouse Designers share tips on getting the right light // www.alwayssummerblog.com
SummerHouse Designers share tips on getting the right light // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Getting the right lighting in a room really can make the BIGGEST difference! If you need help in this department, our designers are always ready to help!

For past Orange Box topics, CLICK HERE!

03
DECEMBER
2014

Today we’re taking a look at our top ten Instagram posts of all time! (Top = most liked!) It’s fun for us to look back on things like this so we can see what you guys get most fired up about! Hopefully it’s fun for y’all to get to look back at this to reminisce on a few of our more exciting social media moments, too!

So here they are, starting with the tenth most popular and working our way to number one…

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SummerHouse's Top 10 Instagrams // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's Top 10 Instagrams // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's Top 10 Instagrams // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's Top 10 Instagrams // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's Top 10 Instagrams // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's Top 10 Instagrams // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's Top 10 Instagrams // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's Top 10 Instagrams // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's Top 10 Instagrams // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

What do YOU most like to see us Instagram about? Speaking of… Do you follow us?! We’d love to have you in on the action! CLICK HERE to get to our Insta page! Or just search for @shopsummerhouse and you’ll find us!

01
DECEMBER
2014

Today, we wanted to introduce you to local craftsman Mike Williams, a man on whom we rely to make so many projects special! Mike is a very gifted metal worker (among other things) and is always such a delight to work with! Let’s take a minute to get to know Mike, and some of his work, just a little bit better!

An interview with metal worker Mike Williams // www.alwayssummerblog.com1. Introduce yourself! Where are you from? Where did you go to school? Tell us a little about your family!

I grew up in South Jackson in the 70’s and graduated from Wingfield High School in 82′. I joined the Marines in November of 82′ and served through 86′. I guess I got my creative gene from my Dad, John Williams who worked with Dr. Guyton in the Physiology department at UMC. They were always experimenting with new theories and my Dad was the one that would create the mechanics of all these experiments. I shadowed him many times and I guess that’s where it rubbed off on me.

After the Marine Corps, I went to Hinds Junior College in Commercial Design and Advertising which really helped me with the mechanics of design and creating aesthetically pleasing work. While at Hinds I worked at home in our shop building wood and glass pieces which I sold at arts and crafts shows and to regional stores.

I have a wonderful family who has supported my work now for 25 years. My wife Jan, son Sean, and daughter Maggie all have helped me many times as I was meeting deadlines or delivering pieces. We’ve always had pets, mostly dogs, and right now we have three dogs: an Australian Shepherd, a Pom-a-poo, and a long haired miniature Dachshund.

2. How did you get into metal working?

2. Metal working is one of those things that happened as part of a natural progression of my work. My wood working lead to glass etching which lead me to work in sales at Dixie Glass in the late 80’s. I met a furniture designer who would order glass table tops from me. I showed him my glass etching designs and we started incorporating them into these dining table tops. They were Greek Key designs, mostly. He showed me the metal furniture he designed and said he had a welder who built them for him. As I looked at the pieces, I told him I could build them for him, although I had never welded in my life. He allowed me to give it a try and I literally went and bought a welder, metal band saw, torch, etc. without ever doing any of this and I taught myself how to weld, bend steel, etc. I was introduced to someone in the MS Forge Counsel, a group of Blacksmiths, and I joined the group and learned invaluable things through our meetings. Then after a few years of building for him I started approaching designers on my own with furniture designs and this is really where it all started.

3. Can you tell us what inspired the name “Functional Art” as your business name?

When I went out own my own, I was exploring all creative avenues that interested me. I applied for and was accepted in the Mississippi Craftsmen’s Guild. At first I was just using my name for the business but later decided on MW Functional Art to represent the fact that my work is functional and can be used in a utilitarian way as well as be a piece of art which brings beauty to the surroundings.

4. What is the most unique/exciting project you’ve ever done for a SummerHouse designer?

There are so many pieces I’ve made through Summerhouse Designers that are unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. It’s hard to choose one piece that’s the most unique and exciting but one that I personally love is the Chandelier I made for Lisa for the Firefly Cottage project through the MS Craftsmen’s Guild. It was an esthetically flowing chandelier that has flute shaped arms that organically flow out of the middle. Just a stunning piece.

Custom light fixture made by Mike Williams for Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Custom fixture at Firefly Cottage. Photo is from Social South

5. Tell us about all the mediums you can work with.

I’ve worked with so many mediums over the years. Metal, glass, wood, stone. And techniques I have used are things likes airbrushing, glass etching and carving, faux finishing (wood graining and faux marble techniques), wood carving and the list goes on.

6. What is your ideal work environment?

My ideal work environment is a shop that’s open at both ends allowing the sun and air to work their way through, sort of messy with tools and pieces of metal strewn about, and under intense pressure to meet a deadline. I seem to do my best work under high levels of stress. This may not be the best formula for most people but if I have to make something work, I will find a way no matter what.

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Thank you so much, Mike! We learned so much and are continually wowed by your stunning work! Here are a few more photos of impressive pieces of work Mike has done for us!

Window display at Arco Avenue, designed by Elish Phares. (See more from this project here!)

Window display at Arco Avenue, designed by Elish Phares, made by Mike Williams // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Custom bed designed by Lisa Palmer. (See more from this project here!)

Custom Bed, designed by Lisa Palmer, made by Mike Williams // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Railing and light fixture, designed by Lisa Palmer. (See more from this project here!)

Custom Railing and Light Fixture, designed by Lisa Palmer, made by Mike Williams // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

It’s probably easy to see why we are in love with Mike Williams! Not only is his work breath taking, but he is just such a nice guy! Thank you, Mike, for all you do for us!

28
NOVEMBER
2014

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Chances are, some of you are still too full from yesterday’s feast that you couldn’t make it out to today’s Bright Friday Sale. It has gone incredibly well.

Don’t fret. If you missed out or don’t live in town, we have some great deals online this coming Monday!

Check out these sales:

25% off accessories (excluding lamps)
New online markdowns
Free shipping on orders over $50!

Enter code: SHCYBERMONDAY and select FREE SHIPPING at checkout! :)

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Don’t forget that we are participating in Small Business Saturday, tomorrow. Just register your American Express card (right here) and spend $10 in the store to get $10 back!

Oh yes, you read all that correctly! Have fun shopping y’all!

27
NOVEMBER
2014

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU!

We hope you get to enjoy a day off the enjoy some time with family and friends over lots of good food! Don’t forget to give thanks for all of your many wonderful blessings! We sure are thankful for all of you!!

Happy Thanksgiving! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We are closed today but will reopen tomorrow with our Black Friday party hats on! Hope to see you then! :)

26
NOVEMBER
2014

main 2We have some pretty exciting news to shoot your way!

We are having our annual Bright Friday Sale this week and have some savings that sparkle:

25% off accessories (excluding lamps)
Buy 2 ornaments and get one free (of equal or lesser value)
New markdowns in the store
Social Media flash deals (so pay attention to our social media pages)!

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We are also part of Small Business Saturday that takes place on Nov. 29. All you have to do is register your American Express card (right here) and spend $10 in the store to get $10 in statement credits back!

Make sure to follow us on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for special offers! We can’t wait to see you! :)

25
NOVEMBER
2014

Save the date! The Township’s Christmas Open House is coming up!

On Thursday, December 4th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., stop by The Township for some after hours of holiday cheer! You can have your picture made with Santa, listen to carolers walking around from merchant to merchant, and find some great Christmas gifts for those on your list!

The Township at Colony Park Christmas Open House on December 4th!

We hope to see you out on the night of the 4th!

24
NOVEMBER
2014

Meet Camille Holland! // www.alwayssummerblog.comWe’re excited to introduce you to yet another new face around SummerHouse! This is Camille (like the hurricane) Holland (like the country), as she said when she came to her first staff meeting! This girl is full of life, smiles, and excitement! We are absolutely loving having this girl around as our newest design assistant!

Since many of you will be working with Camille, it’s probably time you learned a thing or two about this brown headed beauty! Let’s get started, shall we?

1. Tell us about yourself! Where you’re from, where you went to school, about your family… All that stuff!

I’m from Brandon, MS. I graduated from Mississippi State (HAIL STATE!) with a BS in Interior Design and then moved to New Orleans for a position with a hospitality design firm. I had the opportunity to leave New Orleans and move back to my home town, and I’m so glad I did because now I’m here at Summerhouse! I have incredible parents that support my decisions and my career in every way possible. My sister, brother-in-law, and one-year-old nephew have a passion for traveling and have hosted my family at their home for the past five holiday seasons in Truckee, CA (near Lake Tahoe). This year they are on the East Coast!

My boyfriend, Reggie, is the most supportive, loving, and encouraging man I have ever met. Most people don’t understand how I handle him being gone six months out of the year due to his job overseas, but I just tell them that he doesn’t ever let me realize he is gone! My adorable fur baby, Dottie, could have come from a children’s book– she is so funny and mischievous. Just the other day she was playing hide and seek with my parent’s big dog like she was his size, and then the game turned into chase and I think she actually won!

2. What made you want to go into Interior Design?

From a very young age, I enjoyed rearranging my bedroom, and was always pleading with my parents to let me paint my room a new color and get new accessories. As I get older, I really enjoy discussing plans and technicalities with my dad, a residential hard-scapes contractor, and I really look up to him and the respect he has earned due to his hard work and character.

3. Where is your favorite place to grab lunch and what’s your go-to menu item?!

That is a tough question because I love food! Right now, anything at Lou’s Full-Serv in Belhaven!!

4. What do you like most about SummerHouse so far?

The warm welcome by all the designers, staff, and clients of Summerhouse. The workplace has such an influence on your attitude, and working with such creative and friendly people and for such precious clients is the spark that makes Summerhouse so awesome!

5. How do you take your caffeine?

Any way I can get it! Haha, but a breve latte is my go-to morning drink! I don’t think caffeine is the place to skimp on calories!

6. What’s the last [semi-noteworthy] trip you went on? Tell us a little about it!

This Summer, Reggie and I met up with our friends from Starkville in Mobile, AL and floated the Styx River! That night we all went to dinner and had the most amazing seafood and celebrated one of my best friend’s birthdays! It was a fun weekend getaway with friends, and was extra special because Reggie was home to enjoy it too!

7. What’s something interesting about you that none of us would guess?!

Well, since junior high school, my favorite hobby has been off-road rock crawling in my dad’s buggies! It started as a family hobby and has grown into a much larger group of friends that I consider family! I’m pretty sure I was driving Jeeps and buggies before I had my learner’s permit!

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Thank you so much, Camille! Great info! :) So glad you are up here!!!

21
NOVEMBER
2014

This is the last in our three-part ornament gift guide series! This little collection of lovelies is inspired by the great outdoors! Of course, this is only a sampling of what we have in store, so come by and see everything for yourself! We have so much more!!!

SummerHouse Ornament Gift Guide : The Great Outdoors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

1. Parliament of Owls // $13
2. Small White Snow Pinecone // $9
3. Large White Snow Pinecone // $13
4. Bottle Brush Polar Bear // $15
5. Enchanted Stag // $24
6. Staghorn Ornament, Clear // $20
7. Porcelain Origami Ornament // $20
8. Forever Feather in Gold // $10
9. Bottle Brush Penguin // $11
10. Antiqued Gold Pyrite Cluster // $11
11. Large Quartz Antler // $25

We hope you’ve had a wonderful week!! Have a beautiful (and warm!) weekend!

20
NOVEMBER
2014

Welcome back to our three-part ornament gift guide series! These twinkly and sparkly ornaments would look fabulous on just about any tree! They make great gifts, too!

SummerHouse Ornament Gift Guide : Twinkle and Sparkle // www.alwayssummerblog.com

1. Brass Snowflakes // $5
2. Bronze Beading // $10
3. Wooden Star // $10
4. White Bone Snowflake // $14
5. Silver Teardrop // $17
6. Arrow and Quiver // $17
7. Mercury Ornaments // $10
8. Brass Letter Ornament // $7
9. Caged Gem Ivory Ornament // $21

Come on by and stock up! And be sure to visit again tomorrow for the last in this three-part series!

19
NOVEMBER
2014

It’s that time of year again for our Ornament Gift Guides!! We have SO MANY beautiful ornaments this year, so we’re only able to hit the highlights, but take a look at these gorgeous gems!

SummerHouse Ornament Gift Guide : Geometrics // www.alwayssummerblog.com

1. Quartz Crystal // $8
2. Geometric Glass Ornament, White // $13
3. Geometric Gold Ornament // $7
4. Gray Geometric Paper Ornament // $7
5. Geometric Glass Ornament, White // $13

Stay tuned for two more installments of the Ornament Gift Guide in the next couple of days!

Thanks for stopping by today!

17
NOVEMBER
2014

Today, we celebrate a designer whose style we admire across the board! From furniture to fabrics to books, we’re constantly inspired by the fantastic designer Thom Filicia!

Not only is Thom’s sense of style second to none, but he’s just a super nice guy! We love getting to see him at market every year. He even knows several of our staff by name!

Here are a few of our favorite Thom Felicia pretties…

His book, American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat

American Beauty by Thom Filicia // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Thom Filicia for Kravet Fabrics

Thom also has a beautiful collection of fabrics available through Kravet that can be purchased for custom soft goods! We’ve had several pillows on our showroom floor made out of his pretty patterns, and we’ve also spec’d his fabrics in lots of projects! Here are just a few of the ones that we’ve used before…

Thom Filicia for Kravet Fabrics // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Thom Filicia for Vanguard Furniture

Another facet of Thom’s talent is in designing furniture! We love his collection for Vanguard Furniture. Here are a few of his amazing pieces!

Thom Filicia for Vanguard Fabrics // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Thom Filicia for Vanguard Fabrics // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Thom Filicia for Vanguard Fabrics // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Thom Filicia for Vanguard Fabrics // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Thom Filicia for Vanguard Fabrics // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we feature several other designers whose wide array of work we totally adore!

 

14
NOVEMBER
2014

Happy Friday!

Today, we bring you part three in our mini Inside the Orange Box series called “What I Didn’t Learn In Design School.

There is so much about interior design that is not taught in a classroom, so our designers lend advice and encouragement to design students and aspiring designers through this column! Today, Interior Designer Sunny Holliday shares a little bit of what she wishes she’d learned in her schooling.

"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

Sunny says, “One thing I have learned along the way is this: When having my first initial meeting with my client, I find that the “interview” part is super important. I wish I could have worked with real clients in college to gain this experience.”

Lisa always emphasizes the importance of the interview process as well! “Finding out how your clients live is so important to being able to determine their needs in a design. Interior Design isn’t just for looks. It’s about functionality, too, and every family lives life differently!”

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For past Inside The Orange Box posts, click here!

Have a great weekend!

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