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

10
SEPTEMBER
2014

We recently had the pleasure of getting to visit with Dyann Gunter, a local artist and personal friend to many of us up here, about her beautiful artwork! Dyann is always so much fun to get to chat with, and this visit was no different! We found out a few more details about how she got started, how she met Lisa, and what her favorite type of music is! Keep reading for the full interview!

Original art by Dyann Gunter // SummerHouse // alwayssummerblog.com

1. How long have you been painting?

My first memory of drawing was at age 4. I drew dogs, horses, and faces my entire childhood, but I never painted until I got to college. I truly don’t remember learning how to paint then, even though I did paint. It was not until I was about 40 that I started to teach myself how to paint in oil, mostly doing portraits. I also started buying every art magazine I could, and I would read them cover to cover!

Original art by Dyann Gunter // SummerHouse // alwayssummerblog.com

2. How did you and Lisa meet and when did she start using your art in her projects?

I first met Lisa Palmer at Olde Town Middle School in the Band Hall. Our sons were both in the band, so that’s where Lisa and I became friends. We had a lot to talk about– especially music and art. Anyway, she asked one day to see some of my sketches. When I showed them to her, she liked a few of them, so she started selling them. Then she started showing me some abstracts that she loved, and I loved them too!!! She got me all fired up about abstract painting. I started trying my hand at abstract, and about a year later, I attended a painting workshop in Ocean Springs, MS with Robert Burridge. The class was called “Big and Loose,” which was just what I needed. I saw painting in a completely different light after that, and it became much more fun.

Original art by Dyann Gunter // SummerHouse // alwayssummerblog.com

3. What is your favorite subject matter?

Rather than painting a visible object, I use elements of texture and I paint colors and shapes and light to express emotion in my work. I play! I experiment, and I have fun! I get the greatest surprises that just seem to work most of the time.

4. What is your ideal creative environment when getting into paint mode? Any certain time of day? And certain type of music you like to have going? 

My favorite time to paint is anytime I can! Music is a must, and most any kind will do, but music from the 70’s is my favorite!

Original art by Dyann Gunter // SummerHouse // alwayssummerblog.com

5.  Where do you get most of your inspiration?

I get most of my inspiration from Lisa and the designers at SummerHouse. I’m also very inspired by other artists from Mississippi.

6. What else do we need to know about you?

Lisa introduced me to JohnRichard, a wonderful company out of Greenwood, who I have painted for for about 5 years now. It has been a life changing experience and has enabled me to become a full time painter (as of this October!) I owe so much to Lisa and all of the wonderful designers there. I love for them to call me and say, “Hey, can you come by and help me figure out what kind of painting I need!?” Summerhouse has been a huge blessing to me in my life. HUGE!!!

Original art by Dyann Gunter // SummerHouse // alwayssummerblog.com

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Thank you SO MUCH Dyann! We love getting to see you when you come up here to visit! You’re truly talented, and such a joy to work with!

To see some of Dyann’s work in person, drop by our showroom any time! We’ve always got a few of her pieces hanging!

09
SEPTEMBER
2014

The new Social South is out and looking gorgeous!

SOCIAL SOUTH | Fall 2014 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We love a September issue almost more than anything, and fall colors are year-round favorites amongst the SummerHouse designers, so for those two reasons, we’re particularly in love with our ad in this issue! Take a look…

SummerHouse Ad in SOCIAL SOUTH | Fall 2014 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We hope you’ll take a minute to flip through the new Social South in the very near future!

Hope you’re having a fantastic week so far!

08
SEPTEMBER
2014

SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish Phares takes us inside the master bedroom of one of her clients to remind us of just how beautiful simple design can be! We love the tight color palette, clean lines, and all of the natural light! Elish tells us a little bit about what all went into this design!

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

What did your client say she wanted in this room and what were you working with?

For this room, we pretty much had a fresh start in there! The only thing we worked with was her bed, which she had already purchased from SummerHouse. I got to start basically from scratch in there. We selected paint colors together, which is when I learned that her favorite color in any shape or form is blue. So I knew I needed to include several shades of blue! I had already redone her living room, and her master is right off of her living, so I wanted it to be different but I wanted it to still flow off of her living.

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

She wanted it to be calm and soothing. I think she and her husband really like to read, so we made a little reading nook for her over in the corner. A big debate for them was whether or not they wanted to keep a TV in the bedroom, but we eventually decided not to, so we ended up with a lot of room for book storage. They can also use their night stands for storage!

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Tell us more about working with this client!

She is great to work with! I knew the design would have to involve blue because that’s her favorite. She likes pretty things, but we have to be somewhat practical- we couldn’t do anything too crazy- because her dogs get on everything. Her dogs sleep on the foot of the bed so the bedding, except for the shams and decorative pillow, is washable.

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

We were trying to create a balance between the bed she already had, which is actually kind of green, and that blue. So that was kinda where the color palette came from. And she’s not overly girly. So that’s why the lamps are a little bit rustic. She’s kind of drawn to reclaimed things sometimes! It ended up being a really nice mix.

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

How long have you and this client been working together?

We have been working together for about a year now! She’s made several house updates throughout my time working with her. She’s updated finishes, redone her kitchen, redone her floors, painted…. So we are kind of doing interiors as we are going through some of her home updates.

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Thanks Elish! So soothing and relaxing… Keep up the good work! :)

05
SEPTEMBER
2014

Today on Inside The Orange Box, our designers dish on how to find the right rug size for your space! There are several things to consider when taking on the daunting task of picking a rug size, so our staff is here to lend their expertise!

>> DESIGNER TODD PRINCE <<

SummerHouse Interior Designers' tips on finding the perfect rug size // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“If I’m doing a room that is in isolation, my tendency is to have the rug larger and all the furniture on the rug. If I’m doing a space that is open, like a keeping area that’s open to a kitchen, my tendency is to do half of the furniture on the rug, meaning front legs on and back legs off, so the whole room doesn’t feel swallowed up by the rug. But if it’s a room all by itself, I kind of like that swallowed up feeling.”

>> DESIGNER ELISH PHARES <<

SummerHouse Interior Designers' tips on finding the perfect rug size // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“When determining rug size, my ideal is to draw out my furniture plan and then select a rug that has about 3″ clearance on all sides of the furniture. I try to avoid having pieces half on/half off if possible. Often, walkways, other furniture pieces, or architectural details limit creativity on rug sizes. Traffic patterns play a large part as well. I always recommend drawing everything out… Seeing a plan on paper makes all the difference!”

SummerHouse Interior Designers' tips on finding the perfect rug size // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>> DESIGNER LINDSEY TOWNSEND <<

SummerHouse Interior Designers' tips on finding the perfect rug size // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“If you have a beautiful antique Moroccan or Oushak rug that is not large enough for your space, you can always order a thinly woven sisal large enough and layer your antique on top!”

SummerHouse Interior Designers' tips on finding the perfect rug size // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>> DESIGNER SUNNY HOLLIDAY <<

SummerHouse Interior Designers' tips on finding the perfect rug size // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“It’s super important to get your rug size accurate. Having the wrong rug size can ruin the whole design of the room. Sketch out your room (to scale) with all of your furniture in it. From there, determine what size rug is needed by this: If it’s a main living area, make sure tables (mainly side tables) are all the way on the rug. As long as the main upholstery pieces have at least their front legs on the rug, you should be good to go! Different rules apply with differing spaces, though.”

SummerHouse Interior Designers' tips on finding the perfect rug size // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>> DESIGNER MOLLY FERGUSON <<

SummerHouse Interior Designers' tips on finding the perfect rug size // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“In a dining room, make sure your rug is 3 feet larger than the table on every side. This way when the chairs are pulled out, all four feet are still on the rug instead of two on and two off.”

For more Inside The Orange Box posts, CLICK HERE!

And don’t forget to follow our new Pinterest account if you haven’t already! :)

Have a GREAT weekend!

03
SEPTEMBER
2014

Starting tomorrow (and running through October 5th), furniture company Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is offering 20% off on all special orders (excluding cut yardage and items from their Love collections), which is great news for you!

It’s still a little early to get into full holiday mode, but it’s not too early to start thinking about getting your home holiday ready! Are you hosting Thanksgiving? You may need some dining chairs! Are you putting up your in-laws from out of town for a long weekend around Christmas? You might need that sleeper sofa you’ve been thinking about for so long!

Now’s the time to get your orders placed for all of those things and save 20%!

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Fall Event // SummerHouse

Let our designers help you get just what you need on order!

And stay tuned throughout the month as we share a few of our staff’s favorite MGBW styles!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you’re having a great week so far!

02
SEPTEMBER
2014

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

Not only do we love the cover…

Milieu Magazine - Fall 2014 // SummerHouse

… and page 52 with our ad on it…

SummerHouse Ad // Milieu Magazine - Fall 2014 //

… and page 88 with a SummerHouse pillow on it…

Milieu Magazine - Fall 2014 // SummerHouse

Milieu Magazine - Fall 2014 // SummerHouse

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

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

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

01
SEPTEMBER
2014

Happy Labor Day!

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

HAPPY LABOR DAY!

Hope to see you soon!

29
AUGUST
2014

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

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

Take a look at a handful of these fabrics…

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

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

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

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

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

Are you in love with these like we are?!

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

27
AUGUST
2014

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

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

Clockwise from top right:

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

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

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

25
AUGUST
2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

18
AUGUST
2014

Happy Friday to y’all!

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

 DESIGNER KATY HINES

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

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

DESIGNER LINDSEY TOWNSEND

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

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

DESIGNER ELISH PHARES

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

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

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DESIGNER TODD PRINCE

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

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

All beautiful!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

20
AUGUST
2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“They loved everything!”

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

 

19
AUGUST
2014

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

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

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

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

18
AUGUST
2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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(2) TOWNSHIP OFFICE by designer Todd Prince

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

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

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

14
AUGUST
2014

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Another thanks to The Scout Guide for the feature!!

14
AUGUST
2014

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

SummerHouse as featured on House of Turquoise

Check out the full post HERE! Hope you enjoy!

13
AUGUST
2014

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

We are in love!

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

>> A little about Austin <<

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

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

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

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

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

>> Artist Statement << 

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

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

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

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

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

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

11
AUGUST
2014

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

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

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

Clockwise from top left:

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

08
AUGUST
2014

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

>> LEAD DESIGNER LISA PALMER <<

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

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

>> DESIGNER TODD PRINCE <<

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

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

>> DESIGNER SUNNY HOLLIDAY <<

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

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

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

>> DESIGNER ELISH PHARES <<

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

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

>> DESIGNER LINDSEY TOWNSEND <<

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

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

>> DESIGNER KATY HINES <<

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

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

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>> DESIGNER MOLLY FERGUSON <<

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

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

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

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

Have a fabulous weekend!

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