27
MAY
2015

Every now and then, it’s fun for us to take a look at our most popular Instagram posts! We love knowing what you guys most like so we can post more of it! So thanks for all the double taps- they mean the world to us! Here are our top ten posts as of this morning! Click each photo to find out more about it!

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InstaFavorites from @shopsummerhouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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InstaFavorites from @shopsummerhouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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InstaFavorites from @shopsummerhouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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InstaFavorites from @shopsummerhouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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InstaFavorites from @shopsummerhouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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InstaFavorites from @shopsummerhouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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InstaFavorites from @shopsummerhouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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InstaFavorites from @shopsummerhouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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InstaFavorites from @shopsummerhouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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InstaFavorites from @shopsummerhouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you don’t already, we’d love your follow in Instagram! We have so much fun over there! Speaking of Insta… Check out the ad in our sidebar for the #mysummerhousestyle contest we have going on on Instagram! You could win $500 just by posting a picture of your home with a SummerHouse item in it! More details via that sidebar ad!

Good luck! And thanks for following along!

22
MAY
2015

We are kicking off a new, ongoing series where every week or two, we highlight one of our amazing interior designers! We’re excited for you to get to know them just a little better, find out what is inspiring them, and what projects they have going on!

Our very first Designer of the Week is Mary Courtney Johns!

SummerHouse Designer of the Week: Mary Courtney Johns // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Mary Courtney is our newest designer (she was formerly Lisa’s assistant!) and is doing such a great job in her new SummerHouse role! She’s a very talented designer and such a sweetheart on top of that! Without any further delay, let’s get to some Q&A!

What project have you been most excited about working on lately?

The project I have been most thrilled about lately is a living room on a lake in Madison. This space has tons of natural light pouring in and open views of the homeowner’s beautiful pool and the lake behind. The client has an existing rug ottoman that she wanted to take color inspiration from to drive the direction of the rest of the furnishings in the room. The color scheme is made up of deep charcoal brown, wheat, and warm gray, with accents of terracotta in the form of pillows. These colors are represented in an array of different textures from a thick, nubby weave on a pair of sofas to a worn leather on a swivel chair and pillows incorporating linen and velvet. Although this house is the client’s main home, it is essentially a lake house so the space needed to stay casual and livable. I incorporated a few refined touches since this is the only indoor living area in the home to have a good mix of formality and comfort. Every detail of this project mirrors my own tastes and how I want a room a living room to feel. I always strive to bring out the homeowner’s personality and desires while incorporating my design knowledge, but in this instance, my client and her space was exactly matched to my aesthetic!

SummerHouse Designer of the Week: Mary Courtney Johns // www.alwayssummerblog.com

What commercial space has most inspired you in the past few months as far as the feel/atmosphere/aesthetic? What about that space made such an impression on you?

Saltine in Fondren is actually really inspiring. It invites you in to sit and stay a while. I love when fun details are incorporated into a commercial space, cue the octopus decal on the wall serving itself up a Tabasco laden oyster. It dictates how people should behave and exemplifies a certain air of relaxation. The rustic chairs, park bench style banquettes, and aged wood floors also play their part in the carefree nature of this restaurant. The beauty of the tile detail at the oyster bar has an attraction similar to the inside of an oyster shell mimicking the iridescence through the tile work. I could go on and on!

Do you have any design projects going on at your own home right now? If so, can you tell us a little about them?!

I usually have a watercolor painting or a sewing project in the works at home but with a husband and a 16 month old, time is limited these days!

Has there been a color that’s really been grabbing you lately?

Coral! It’s not red and it’s not pink. It is versatile and complements a vast range of colors. It’s both juvenile and sophisticated depending on the application.

SummerHouse Designer of the Week: Mary Courtney Johns // www.alwayssummerblog.com

What do you most love about being a designer?

Being that I have always had a close relationship with art and hands-on projects, designing is my outlet for creativity. I am able to get lost in the search for fabrics and furnishings that are just the right fit for any certain space. The addition of small but meaningful details excites me like putting the final touches on a watercolor painting! Working with clients keeps my work from being redundant and molds my aesthetic into what is most needed within their spaces so I am constantly challenging my personal tastes.

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Thanks, Mary Courtney! Stay tuned for another Designer of the Week coming soon!

20
MAY
2015

SAVE THE DATE!
We have decided on a date for our annual, highly anticipated BACKDOOR SALE! June 26 – 27 is the weekend. Make plans to be there and bring your cash or check and get ready for some incredible deals!

Back Door Sale - Save the date! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Stay tuned for more details as the time gets closer!

19
MAY
2015

Our web store wish list today is all about the color blue! And since it’s been a little gray around here lately with lots of clouds and rain, we find ourselves wishing for some blue skies!

Shop all of this (plus so much more) at www.summerhousestyle.com. And follow the links below to get to these specific items!

The Sky Is The Limit - Web Store Wish List // shop all of this at www.summerhousestyle.com

Clockwise from top right:

The Joy Of Decorating // $50
Abstract Landscape by Austin James // $195
Exeter Chair // $2256 (ON SALE!)
Light San Marco Pillow // $180
Agate Bookends // $140
Culloden Pebbled Aquamarine Table Lamp // $620
Turqouise Snakeskin Box // $290

See something you love? It can be yours! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by- have a great rest of the day!

13
MAY
2015

After the book signing with Suzanne Kasler, several of us, as well as a few of our clients, headed over to the Fondren home of some of our favorite clients for desserts and champagne! Crazy Cat Bakers did the most amazing job with some sweet treats to top off a beautiful evening!

We had a blast working with MILIEU and and The Scout Guide Jackson on this party. Take a peek at some pictures from the evening!

Desserts & Champagne with Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Desserts & Champagne with Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Desserts & Champagne with Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Desserts & Champagne with Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Desserts & Champagne with Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Desserts & Champagne with Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Desserts & Champagne with Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Desserts & Champagne with Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Desserts & Champagne with Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

More from the Master Class coming soon! Have a great day!

11
MAY
2015

Thank you SO much to everyone who joined us for the Suzanne Kasler book signing! We had such a great time, Suzanne had a great time, and all of you seemed to be enjoying yourselves as well!

Our staff did a great job of working as a team to get everything ready for the party, Saltine did an amazing job on the food, and our neighbors at Calistoga provided some lovely drinks! We couldn’t have asked for things to turn out better!

Here are some snaps of the evening. Hope you enjoy!

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Pictures from the private after party and the Master Class coming soon!

06
MAY
2015

We’ve been talking a lot lately about how much we adore Suzanne Kasler. The showroom has a lot of Suzanne-inspired vignettes and, of course, lots of her books!! We are SO excited to have her here tomorrow night!!!

The conversation turned to her line for Hickory Chair, which got us to talking about our favorite pieces from that collection!

Want to know what some of those pieces are?!

Elish says her favorite piece is the Dalton Library Table.
“It just has such presence. I adore it.”

Dalton Library Table - Suzanne Kasler x Hickory Chair // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Mary Courtney loves the Virginia Skirted Chair.
“The crisp tailoring and delicate details are killer!”

Virginia Skirted Chair - Suzanne Kasler x Hickory Chair // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Sunny adores the Ansley chair.
“It’s the perfect little slipper chair. It can fit in almost any space due to its petite size, and it’s super comfy for an armless chair. It’s to die for in leather!!”

Ansley Chair - Suzanne Kasler x Hickory Chair // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Katy’s favorite is the Choate Dining Table.
“The elegant shape and beautiful details of this table make this one of my favorite pieces!”

Choate Dining Table - Suzanne Kasler x Hickory Chair // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Do you have a favorite piece from Suzanne’s Hickory Chair collection? You can see it all here!

We hope to see you tomorrow night for an evening of bubbles, bites, and great design!

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

05
MAY
2015

Are you still in the market for a gift for the mamas in your life? Sunday is the big day after all! ūüėČ

We have some fabulous¬†gifts for your mommy dearest. These are just a few! Shop these online or in the store, but don’t wait too much longer! You only have a few days!

SummerHouse's Mother's Day Gift Guide // www.alwayssummerblog.com

From top left, clockwise:

Suzanne Kasler Inspired Interiors Book // shop here // $50
Faux Sunflower Bud // shop here // $29
Mila Gold Ring // shop here // $52
Snakeskin Coaster Set // shop here // $190
Duchess Peony Candle // shop here // $59
Arrow Frame // shop here // $57
Blue Apatite Earrings // shop here // $60
Female Vintage Study // shop here // $370
Fanciful Bird // shop here // $140

We hope you’re making plans to be at the Suzanne Kasler event on Thursday night! See you then! Thanks for stopping by today!

01
MAY
2015

Yesterday, we shared part one of our High Point recap, so now’s the time for part two! There were SO many beautiful things to be seen… This is only the tip of the iceberg! We hope you enjoy this little teaser, though! Be sure to check in with us often since new things will start arriving very soon!

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Market is TIRING!

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Have a fantastic weekend and thanks for stopping by! We hope to see you soon!

30
APRIL
2015

Our team is back from High Point Market and is settling back into the swing of things here at the store after their fun trip spent scouting new things for the showroom! After flipping through their pictures, we are MORE than excited for these new pretties to start flowing in! Here are a few snaps of some of the lovely things they saw and people they ran into!

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

With Kelly Wearstler!

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

With Thor Taber!

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse goes to #hpmkt // High Point Recap! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Overall, the trends they noticed were…

– lots of brass (it’s still in!)
– lighter wood finishes
– mixed materials (metals, woods, hides, etc.)
– lots of gray
– pops of blushy beige

Stay tuned for more tomorrow! We love #hpmkt!

27
APRIL
2015

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

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

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

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

24
APRIL
2015

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

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

It is as simple as this:

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

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

White and gold… It never gets old!

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

(( Edwardian Boom Arm Floor Lamp ))

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

(( Serpent Pillow ))

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

(( Josephine Wing Chair ))

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

(( Mila Gold Ring ))

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

(( Side table ))

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

(( Hourglass Candleholders ))

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

(( Honey Absolute Rare Botanic Candle ))

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

(( Custom Fortuny Pillow ))

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

(( Stenciled Caramen Cowhide Rug ))

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

(( Gold and White Frog Bowl ))

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

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

21
APRIL
2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20
APRIL
2015

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

The Scout Guide Jackson // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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

The Scout Guide Jackson // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Scout Guide Jackson // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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

17
APRIL
2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16
APRIL
2015

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

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

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

14
APRIL
2015

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

Spring Savings at SummerHouse

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

13
APRIL
2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We’ll see you on Thursday, May 7th!

10
APRIL
2015

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

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

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

…and Katy loves Lee’s 3232-03 sofa!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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