Rathbuns’ Watch List Space Teaser!

Sneak Peek at Interior Designer LIsa Palmer's space for the 2016 Rathbuns' Watch List event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

As many of you know, Lisa has been selected to participate in the Rathbuns’ Watch List Event, which is part of the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival! She has been paired with chef John Lasater of Nashville’s Hattie B’s restaurant and together they are working on an incredible modern southern experience!

We asked Lisa about being paired with Chef Lasater and she emphasized the influence the South has had on both her design aesthetic and his culinary style. She is hoping that the fusion of his and her modern southern styles in two different areas of art, so to speak, “will make people feel relaxed but intrigued.”

We love the selections Lisa has made so far for their space. The colors, the one of a kind pieces… This is going to be so good! Here’s a sneak peek at the rendering and some of the design elements!

Sneak Peek at Interior Designer LIsa Palmer's space for the 2016 Rathbuns' Watch List event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Sneak Peek at Interior Designer LIsa Palmer's space for the 2016 Rathbuns' Watch List event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Sneak Peek at Interior Designer LIsa Palmer's space for the 2016 Rathbuns' Watch List event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Isn’t that chartreuse divine?! We are in love.

We’ll have more photos from the actual space once the event has taken place! Can’t wait to show you… Stay tuned!

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We’re on Snapchat!

Hello, friends!

We wanted to let you know that we are now on Snapchat and we are REALLY excited about it! Most of our staff LOVE this form of social media so we decided to make our own account. We are already having such a blast with it!

We’d love your follow! Our handle is shopsummerhouse – same as our twitter and instagram! We’re excited to share a little more of our behind-the-scenes goings on and up-to-the-minute news! We’ll try to make it entertaining for you! 😉

SummerHouse on Snapchat!

Thanks for stopping by today! See ya on the snap! XO!

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The Best Beachy Paint Colors

One great way to really freshen up a room is with a new coat of paint!

With summer just around the corner, we’ve had the colors of the beach on our minds these days… So we had our designers pick their favorite beach-inspired hues to share with you!

Here are their picks!

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Do you have a beachy paint color fave that we missed? Do share!

And have a GREAT week!!

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Brighten Up For Spring!

Today, we bring you a season-inspired Web Store Wish List highlighting the happiness that comes along with the season of Spring! Natural colors, a nod to the outdoors, and light + bright accessories all make us hum a cheery tune while sprucing up our spaces!

Here are a few suggestions for how to bring spring indoors!

How to brighten up your home for Spring // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Clockwise from top left:

American Beauty book // $75
Gold Square Pillow // $200
Basket Chair // $520
Fanciful Bird // $140
The Joy of Decorating book // $50
Square Moss // $370
Fellini Lamp // $500
Blue Jewelry Box // $500

View more of our new arrivals here! And be sure you’re following us on Instagram for more up-to-the-minute store happening and arrivals! 🙂

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Blog Feature on The Scout Guide Jackson

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Happy Monday, friends!

We hope all of you had the best weekend! We sure had some pretty weather this weekend in the Jackson area, which of course made us want to spend as much time as we could outside!

We wanted to thank The Scout Guide Jackson for this lovely feature of our outdoor furniture on their blog! Click HERE to read the full story!

Have a beautiful Monday, and be sure to stop by the showroom soon! We have so many pretty new items that came over last week!

Cheers to a great week!

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Rathbuns’ Watch List

We are so thrilled to announce that Lisa will be one of the designers at the upcoming Rathbuns’ Watch List event at ADAC in Atlanta on June 4!

The Rathbuns’ Watch List event is the brainchild of celebrated Atlanta chef, Kevin Rathbun, and his brother Chef Kent Rathbun from Dallas to create a platform for emerging stars in the culinary industry.

Chefs love to say that everyone eats and drinks first with their eyes to explain the importance of design and aesthetic in the culinary world. This event marks the synergy between the culinary and design industries by tying emerging culinary talent with design talent to create unique tasting environments that will both highlight and compliment the works of the talent pairings.

Rathbuns' Watch List 2016

This evening event held during the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival showcases the ever-important next generation of Southern talents, draws a sell-out crowd of approximately 300 people, including national and regional media, and provides great media and consumer exposure for participating talent!

Needless to say, it is a huge honor that Lisa has been selected to participate in this event! And we are pumped about the chef she’s been paired with: John Lasater, executive chef of Nashville’s Hattie B’s restaurant. Hot chicken, anyone?!

We are excited about the beautiful selections she’s making for her space. Be on the lookout for more on that very soon!

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer and Chef John Lasater are paired together at Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you’re interested in attending this exciting event, grab your tickets here before they sell out!

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Office Chic

Commerical office design can be super chic! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Commercial spaces sometimes have a tendency to look very… well… Commercial! But when done correctly, it IS possible to take a blah space and turn it into something fantastic!

SummerHouse interior designer Todd Prince (who just left us to move back to California! We miss you already, Todd!) did an amazing job of taking the office of one of our favorite clients and turning it into a warm, inviting, and functional space! Take a peek!

Commerical office design can be super chic! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Commerical office design can be super chic! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Commerical office design can be super chic! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Commerical office design can be super chic! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Commerical office design can be super chic! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Commerical office design can be super chic! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Commerical office design can be super chic! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Commerical office design can be super chic! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Commerical office design can be super chic! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Commerical office design can be super chic! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Commerical office design can be super chic! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Commerical office design can be super chic! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Commerical office design can be super chic! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We love the mid-century accents, that big fiddle leaf fig, and the beautiful black and white photography mixed with dark, stained pieces! We could definitely get used to having an office like that! 😉

Thank you so much for stopping by today. We hope your week is off to a great start!

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Lindsay Cowles Pillows

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you’ve been by the showroom lately, you’ve more than likely noticed a collection of super unique pillows we have around the showroom! These beauties are by Richmond, VA artist Lindsay Cowles and we are all just in LOVE with every single pattern and color way!

Her patterns are digital manipulations of her original abstract work, so these are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! Simply stunning. Here’s a look at a few of the styles we currently have…

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay has also created some great long lumbar pillows like the one seen on this bed!

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Come check out all of these fab pillows for yourself! We can’t wait to see ya!

Have a wonderful weekend! XO!

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Scout is Out!

Volume 3 of The Scout Guide Jackson is OUT! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Volume 3 of The Scout Guide Jackson is OUT! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Volume 3 of The Scout Guide Jackson has hit the stands!

We are so thrilled to be a part for the third year in a row! The Scout Guide is an annual publication showcasing a carefully curated collection of locally owned businesses, helpful not only for visitors but for locals as well! We are honored to be a part!

Volume 3 of The Scout Guide Jackson is OUT! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We think the world of TSG Jackson’s editor Kristin and love the opportunity to get to work with her through being a part of The Scout Guide! We had a ball this year at our photo shoot for our ad, thanks to our incredible staff and TSG’s wonderful team! Thanks, Kristin (and photographer Tom Beck) for being so much fun to work with! 🙂

SummerHouse in TSG JacksonWe have tons of copies at the store, so come by and pick up a couple for yourself and for friends! We look forward to seeing you!

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Optimize Your Outdoor Space

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Believe it or not, it is MAY! That means Spring is in full swing and Summer is just around the corner! Is your outdoor space ready for parties, nighttime wine sipping, and al fresco dining? If your answer was no, then we can help!

We just updated an entire section of our showroom floor with outdoor furniture and accessories! Many of these items are so pretty, they look like things you’d want to put inside! Here’s a preview of what you’ll find next time you visit our showroom… So much gorgeousness!

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

See something you want to know more about? Give us a call! 601-853-4445. Our designers are so happy to help! (With as much or as little as you need!)

Thanks a million for stopping by today. We so appreciate it! Hope your week is off to a great start!

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Inside The Orange Box: Our Favorite Grays

When it comes to paint colors, one of the safest shades you can pick is a beautiful gray. The right gray goes with almost everything! It’s also a great coordinating color to pair with whites, other neutrals, and even some bolder colors! But grays can be tricky, so you’ll want to consult a professional first if you’re even the least bit unsure of your pick!

Our designers and design staff weigh in on their personal favorite gray paint colors! Let’s see what they picked!

The best paint colors with gray undertones // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER LISA PALMER’S PICKS:

“My favorite gray paint color is Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray. I have used it on floors and walls when I need a light warm gray. It is sort of a creamy gray and pairs well with a soft white such as Ben Moore White Dove.”

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“My favorite dark gray paint color is Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain. When I need a jolt of rich smokey gray, I turn to this one. It is dark, so be prepared for a moody space.”

Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER LINDSEY TOWNSEND’S PICK

Pratt and Lambert Cadet Gray

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER KATY HINES SANDERS’S PICK

Benjamin Moore Horizon

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER ELISH PHARES MOON’S PICK

“I’ve been looking at deeper grays as accents lately. Not as a whole room. Think Cabinets or Powder Room. In that vein, my favorite is Desert Twilight.”

Benjamin Moore Desert Twilight

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER KATIE CARONE’S PICK

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGN ASSISTANT KRYSTLE SHORT’S PICKS

“I have a couple of favorites! They’re gray but with a bit of color!”

Benjamin Moore Bunny Gray

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Benjamin Moore Violet Sparkle

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGN ASSISTANT CAMILLE HOLLAND PARKER’S PICK

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

SummerHouse Interior Designers' favorite gray paint colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

And those are a few of our favorite grays! Check back in a couple of weeks for some more paint color inspiration! And, as always, if you need help picking juuuust the right shade, that is what our designers do best! So don’t hesitate to give us a call! 601-853-4445.

Have a fantastic weekend! Thanks a ton for stopping by today! XO!

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Working From Home

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

If you work from home, or have a home office simply for keeping bills and home projects organized, why not make it beautiful?! Lisa did an incredible job of making this client’s office just as happy as it is functional! The pink, white, and gold accents make the space inviting and modern. And who wouldn’t want their workspace to be such?!

Take a look and see what you think about the space!

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

 

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

Working From Home // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

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Meet Katie Carone!

SummerHouse's newest interior designer, Katie Carone! We have a new designer up here that all of you need to get to know! Her name is Katie Carone and we are LOVING having her on our team so far! (And she just started!) As we do with all of our newbies, we had a quick little Q&A so we could all find out a little more about this talented designer!

Tell us a little about you!

My husband and I have been married for almost 3 years and we live on the Reservoir. I love where we live because being around water and nature makes me so happy..I’d actually love to live on the beach one day. I’m the oldest of 3 girls and was born and raised in Madison. I have 2 nieces Hailey Kate and Stella Grace and they are the cutest and sweetest little girls ever!! I graduated from Madison Central, but was actually in Catholic school at St. Joe 1st-10th grade. I went to college at Ole Miss where I graduated with an Art Degree in 2006.

As a designer, what inspires you most?

There are so many things that inspire me… Fashion, architecture, eating at beautiful new restaurants, but mainly my fellow designers. I get inspired watching them work on projects… Seeing how and why they pull a certain fabric or pick a certain paint color. I love collaborating and brainstorming together and feeding off each other’s creativity. I love what I do!!!

What’s your favorite TV show?!

I actually have several faves..The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Bates Motel, Game of Thrones, and every single one of The Real Housewives (don’t judge!)

Have you been on any cool trips recently? Tell us more! 🙂

I actually just got back from Orange Beach with an awesome group of girls for my fabulous sister-in-law’s bachelorette trip!!

What’s your favorite local restaurant in the area and why?

Amerigo! I’m Italian, my husband’s Italian and we Love great Italian food..I crave it at least once a week

SummerHouse's newest interior designer, Katie Carone! Is there a color or design trend you’re really into right now?

I’m really into gold right now..I love it on accent pieces and accessories.

What’s your favorite design publication?

Elle Decor

What might we find you doing on a day off of work?

I love being outside!! When I’m off and it’s nice outside, I’m working in my yard or riding my bike!

When did you realize you wanted to be a designer?

I was always creative. My mom said from the time I was about 7, I started moving the furniture in my room around on a monthly basis… sometimes more than that! It kind of became an obsession. I would swipe accessories from other rooms in our house to use in decorating my room… It started early!

What’s your first impression of SummerHouse?

Stunning and welcoming!

What else do we need to know about you?!

I’m a neat freak… Maybe a little OCD. I literally can’t leave the house with my bed un-made. And I LOVE animals!!!! We had the sweetest most beautiful Malamute named Sophie for 11 1/2 years, but she passed away last May. She was hilarious and would howl to the song Happy Birthday every time she heard it! We miss her terribly and haven’t been able to get another one yet but hopefully we’ll be able to adopt another baby sometime soon.

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Be On The Lookout!

We have some beautiful new billboards up around the Jackson metro area, so y’all be on the lookout!

We love the simplicity of these beautiful banners…

Great sofas, a splash of watercolor…

What’s not to love?! 🙂

SummerHouse spring billboard advertising // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse spring billboard advertising // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Speaking of sofas… If you’re in the market for a new one, let us help! Don’t forget that all MGBW sofas are on sale through the end of the month, so take advantage!!

Have a beautiful weekend, friends! Thanks for stopping by!

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The Spring Event Continues

The MGBW Spring Event at SummerHouse!

The Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams SPRING EVENT continues through the end of the month! That means 20% off almost all of our MGBW stock and special orders! There are just a few exclusions so be sure to ask a designer about what all is included!

The MGBW Spring Event at SummerHouse!

Here are a few inspiring Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams photos to get those wheels turning about what your home may need!

The MGBW Spring Event at SummerHouse!

The MGBW Spring Event at SummerHouse!

The MGBW Spring Event at SummerHouse!

The MGBW Spring Event at SummerHouse!

The MGBW Spring Event at SummerHouse!

The MGBW Spring Event at SummerHouse!

The MGBW Spring Event at SummerHouse!

The MGBW Spring Event at SummerHouse!

The MGBW Spring Event at SummerHouse!

The MGBW Spring Event at SummerHouse!

Aaaaaand we’re inspired! 😉

Give us a call (601-853-4445) if you’re interested in taking to a designer about purchasing from MGBW! We are here to help!

Thanks so much for dropping in today! Have a fantastic rest of your day!

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Web Store Wish List: A Touch of Romance

We have been all about the blush hues that have made it so big this spring! Soft peaches and light pinks have always been on our list of favorites, so we love that they’re such a big trend right now!

We particularly love blush when paired with shades of white or gold, which is what inspired this week’s Web Store Wish List!

A Touch of Romance // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Clockwise from top left:

Veranda: A Passion for Living: Houses of Style and Inspiration // $60
Deco Table Lamp // $1210
Golden Hide Frame // $80
Blush Jewelry Box // $500
Duchess Peony: Powder Room candle // $59
Onyx Votive // $55
Deco Tufted Dining Chair // $1040
Dogwood Glass Jar, Short // $130
Blush Diagonal Lumbar // $200

All of these items are available on our web store or in our showroom!

Thanks so much for stopping in today. We hope you had a great weekend!

XO!

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Save The Date for our Back Door Sale

The dates for our Back Door Sale are SET! Mark your calendars for April 29th and 30th!

For those of you unfamiliar with our Back Door Sale, it’s something we do every year to clear out our inventory! If we have had it for too long, or ordered too many, or if it has gotten scratched or dented, it will be in the sale!

SummerHouse's annual Back Door Sale // www.alwayssummerblog.com

It’s always a lot of fun for us and for our wonderful customers! We hope you’ll mark your calendars and join us for a day or two of excitement at the end of the month! We’re getting so excited!

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SummerHouse Goes To Market!

As of this morning, Lisa and Marty are officially High Point bound! They’re headed to market in search of the best of the best to bring back to our showroom for you guys! They also make a point to look for new, unique lines to add to our already impressive list of vendors!

Market is always really fun, really exhausting, and well worth the trip! We cannot wait to see what all Lisa and Marty find. Stay tuned for some post-market blog posts giving y’all a little sneak peek of what you can expect to see hitting the store in the coming weeks and months!

Follow along with their trip by following the Instagram hashtag #SHGoesToMarket – They’ll be live posting from showrooms and parties! 🙂

SummerHouse Goes To Market!

Thanks so much for dropping by today! Hope you’re having a fantastic week!

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Outdoor Living Spaces + Fabrics

Outdoor living // www.alwayssummerblog.com

With Spring officially upon us, it is now time to start stepping up those outdoor entertaining spaces! One easy way to do that is to recover your outdoor furniture cushions, or to simply add a few patterned pillows to your existing setup!

Outdoor living // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor living // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor living // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor living // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Acrylic fabrics have come SUCH a long way over the past several years that sometimes we even have trouble telling the difference between a regular fabric and an indoor/outdoor fabric! Take a look at a few fabrics that have caught our eyes lately and have us longing for an outdoor evening with some close friends and a bottle of wine!

(And should you spill that wine on your newly recovered cushions, it’s A-OKAY! Wipes right up!) 😉

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

These are our picks from Perennials and Schumacher, but we have access to TONS more! So if you see something you like, or if you’d like to see what other options are available, give us a shout! We’d love to help! 601-853-4445

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great one!

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