Lauren Barksdale Art Show in Oxford

Lauren Barksdale coming to SummerHouse | Oxford

We are so excited about an upcoming event we’re hosting in Oxford! One of our favorite artists, Lauren Barksdale Hill, will be at SummerHouse | Oxford on Friday, October 20th! This is the day before the Ole Miss and LSU game, so we know tons of you will be in town looking for something fun to do! We’ll have light bites and a few drinks from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., although the actual show will be all day (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.!)

Lauren Barksdale Hill Art Show at SummerHouse | Oxford on 10/20

Lauren will have some of her classics, like abstracts, birds, and cotton, plus several Oxford-focused pieces! We think you’ll love what she’s working on… Get excited!

Lauren Barksdale Hill Art Show at SummerHouse | Oxford on 10/20

Lauren Barksdale Hill Art Show at SummerHouse | Oxford on 10/20

Lauren Barksdale Hill Art Show at SummerHouse | Oxford on 10/20

Lauren Barksdale Hill Art Show at SummerHouse | Oxford on 10/20

Lauren Barksdale Hill Art Show at SummerHouse | Oxford on 10/20

Lauren Barksdale Hill Art Show at SummerHouse | Oxford on 10/20

We hope to see you on 10/20. And of course we’d love to see you before then, too!

Thanks for stopping by today! We love when you take the time to check in 🙂 Have a great rest of your week!

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A Few Moments With Artist Carol Sneed

We recently got the opportunity to chat with local artist Carol Sneed about her work, her family, her inspirations, and how she got into art in the first place! Keep reading to find out more about this talented woman whose work we could not adore any more!


Original Oil on Canvas Art by Carol Sneed // www.alwayssummerblog.comCan you tell us a little about yourself? Where you’re from, about your family, how you like to spend a lazy weekend…

I am from Canton, MS. I met my husband, Bill, at Ole Miss, and we married after his first year of Medical School. After my graduation from The University of MS with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and later earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at The University of Houston in design, I practiced Interior Design in Jackson, MS.

We have one daughter, Katherine, who is married to Hunter Worley, and they live in Birmingham, AL.

On a lazy weekend, believe it or not, I like to get some painting in. It is therapy- sometimes, that is! I also like to read & practice sketching. If I am in the mountains where the summer weather is cool, I like to hike or bike.

How long have you been painting, and what got you into painting?

Well, my mother’s favorite piece from the fourth grade, a crayon & watercolor, entitled “Cotton Picking” still adorns her walls. My teacher entered it in an art contest and it won first place.

Original Oil on Canvas Art by Carol Sneed // www.alwayssummerblog.comI have been designing and painting a good deal of my life. At Ole Miss, I took art electives for fun. After Ole Miss graduation, I studied painting from a local instructor for fun. My fine Arts degree included every form of art. After retiring from Interior Design, I knew I had to focus my artistic energy in some direction, and painting was a natural creative outlet. I began sketching and painting seriously in 1999.

How do you describe your style?

That is a hard question! It may not have a name. ha! My goal, however, is to take what is complex and paint it simply. When painting abstractly and experimenting with different color combinations, I try to keep the composition fresh, spontaneous, and appearing effortless.

What do you most enjoy about creating art?

I love an eclectic mix. I enjoy creating art that is very much at home with antiques as well as contemporary pieces. I am always keeping “art for interior design” in mind, and I paint the types of pieces that I searched for to place in client’s spaces.

Original Oil on Canvas Art by Carol Sneed // www.alwayssummerblog.comWhat would you say inspires you most as an artist?

I love the inspiration I receive through travel- to drink it all in. There is nothing like being there to capture the essence of the place. My city scenes and Aspen landscapes are drawn as much from memory as through photo references and sketches. Matisse, Cézanne, Bonnard, and Monet are just a few of my current influences.

I am especially fascinated by nature as a whole, the most awesome masterpiece of all, created by the only perfect artist.

What else do we need to know about you?!

Every day is a gift, and I am thankful for the opportunity to do something I enjoy- and hopefully bring pleasure to other people.

View more of Carol’s work here:

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Shop these pieces plus many more HERE!

Big thanks to Carol for giving of her time so we could get to know her better! Next time you’re in Oxford, be sure to stop into SHOX so you can see her gorgeous work with your own eyes. Thanks for checking in with us today. We hope to see you soon!

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Oxford Arts Crawl

Make plans to join us tomorrow night for the Oxford Arts Crawl! This monthly event is always a lot of fun, so we’re excited to be participating this time! One of our favorite artists, Carol Sneed, just delivered lots of beautiful new pieces for us to show you at the event! Come enjoy a glass of wine with us and take in all the art you can stand! Of course, if you fall in love with a piece, you’re welcome to take it home with you!

Here’s a peek at some of Carol’s new pieces!

Carol Sneed art at SummerHouse in Oxford, MS

Carol Sneed art at SummerHouse in Oxford, MS

Carol Sneed art at SummerHouse in Oxford, MS

Carol Sneed art at SummerHouse in Oxford, MS

 >> See more of Carol Sneed’s work on the web store! <<

Oxford Arts Crawl at SummerHouse

We hope to see you out tomorrow night! 🙂

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Today’s Forecast: SUNSHINE

We have a new Web Store Wish List for you today and our theme is bright, sunny, and warm, modeled after our favorite type of summer day! We love popping in warm oranges, golds, reds, yellows, and caramels when appropriate. These happy hues instantly cozy up a space! Here are our favorites:

Today's Forecast: Nothin But SUNSHINE! // SummerHouse Web Store Wish List via alwayssummerblog.com

// 1 //  The Shoe Book, $50

// 2 // Small Gilded Medallion, $1020

// 3 // Tiber 9 x 12 Rug, $7040

// 4 // Cabana: White Grapefruit Candle, $59

// 5 //  Susan Bench, $2340

// 6 //  Untied II” by Carol Sneed, $1200

// 7 // O’Brien Table Lamp, $1150

// 8 // Sunflower in Pyramid Vase, $90

It’s easy to see why we are so drawn to these beautiful warm tones right now! And we have lots more in this color family available in either showroom and on our online store, so be sure to stop in soon!

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Beachy Vibes

The beautiful weather and warmer temperatures lately have had us thinking often about the beach! Although we can’t necessarily pick up and go whenever we wish, we can quickly add some blue and natural beachy elements to the design of our homes to help accomplish a goal similar to a 30A vacation!

Shop these pieces (plus so many more) at summerhousestyle.com

Beachy Vibes via alwayssummerblog.com

Chic Stays // $110

Blue Mist Pillow // $390

Caffarella Vine Candle // $80

Marbelized Ceramic Coasters // $270

Double Diamond Vase // $250

Octagon Geo Stool // $410

“Tide Creek” by Brent Smith // $600

Roscoe Chair // $930

Shop more beachy pretties throughout our entire web store. And thank you for dropping by today! We appreciate it so much! Have a great day 🙂

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Blush & Blooms Wish List

Spring has sprung and we are looking for easy ways to brighten up our interiors! Adding some bright accessories, some happy art, and burning outdoorsy candles are all perfect ways to up your Spring game!

Here’s our current Spring wish list:

Blush & Blooms Wish List

Glamorous Retreats by Jan Showers // $50
Onyx votive // $55
Studio Princula Tommy Mitchell Flower // $830
Blush Jewelry Boxes // $500
Aerin Corviglia Spice Candle // $80
Iron Martini Table // $400
Heart in Pink Painting by Lauren Barksdale // $40

Be sure to check out all of our new arrivals online and check back often, as we are constantly updating new product!

How are you getting your home ready for Spring?! We’d love to hear! Thank you for dropping in today. Check back soon! 🙂

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Give Art

We are SO excited about the huge shipment of new Lynn Sanders art we just got in last week! Lynn’s art quickly became some of our most favorite because of her unique style and her impeccable use of color! We have several of her large canvas pieces adorning our showroom walls. This most recent shipment, however, was of lots of lovely little small pieces!! These unframed originals, in all different sizes, start at just $95. What perfect gifts these would make for just about anyone! AND, we have some great connections when it comes to framing, so we can help you take care of that part, too, if you wish!

We are SO in love with these that we got a little photo happy… So… Here are a ton of photos of these beautiful new pieces. They are all so pretty, though, we didn’t think you’d mind lots of pictures! 😉

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

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New Lynn Sanders Art!

New art by Lynn Sanders

Just last week, our showroom filled up with the prettiest artwork from one of our favorite new artists, Lynn Sanders! We love Lynn’s use of color and her style is just beautiful!! We actually did a fun interview with her not too long ago if you want to check that out!

Here are a few of the pieces we currently have in the showroom. Of course, they’re even prettier in person, so come see them for yourself if you’re able to get by! You’ll be so inspired!

Lynn Sanders Art at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Lynn Sanders Art at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Lynn Sanders Art at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Lynn Sanders Art at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Lynn Sanders Art at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Lynn Sanders Art at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

See what we mean?! How gorgeous?! We love every single piece.

We hope all of you had the best weekend! Thanks for dropping in today! 🙂

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New To The Showroom

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We have a few new groupings on the showroom floor that are simply breathtaking! Beautiful color mixed with perfect neutrals… Lovely accessories, unique art, one of a kind pieces… Here are a few snaps of the newest vignettes!

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you see anything you like, give us a call (601-842-7784) or leave a comment below to find out more! We are happy to answer any questions! 🙂

Thank you for checking in with us today! Hope you have a great one!

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Bedroom on a Budget

SummerHouse Interior Designer Mary Courtney Johns designing a bedroom on a budget // www.alwayssummerblog.comYou might have seen the post we did several weeks ago featuring designer Katie Carone and the living room she put together on a tighter budget! She did a beautiful job, so this time, we put designer Mary Courtney Johns to the test!

Mary Courtney has pulled together a drool-worthy bedroom that looks like it cost about three times what it actually totaled! This room is under $15,000!

Do keep in mind that this is ALL new furniture, so even if $15,000 doesn’t seem low to you, picking just a few new pieces for a certain room can really bring your existing pieces to life by only spending a fraction of this.

Our designers are experts in merging your existing furniture with perfectly selected new pieces to bring the utmost style to your space without breaking the bank!

We think Mary Courtney did a fantastic job of sourcing her specs from our more moderately priced (yet still very good quality) designer lines! Here’s her project!

Designing on a budget... A high end designer's take on a budget bedroom! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Queen bed // $3530
Queen Coverlet // $455
Pair of Euro Shams // $130 each
Pair of faux fur accent pillows on bed // $210 each
Pair of Bedside Tables // $1370 each
Pair of Lamps // $345 each
8 x 10 Rug // $1865
Pair of Benches // $924 each
Artwork pair // $1500 each
 Room Total // $14,808
“I started this design off with a bed that would make a statement and followed with complimentary, budget friendly options that would only elevate the overall space. These selections, being that they are neutral and transitional, can easily be moved to a guest bedroom years down the road if the homeowner is wanting a change in their own bedroom. I love a portion of high contrast in interiors and used the intensity in the footstools and artwork to play up this feature. The paint color used is Benjamin Moore Intense White, which is an almost white with a tint warm gray; a wonderful backdrop for the deeper tones so they really stand out! It looks much more gray in the image above, but on a wall, it looks whiter!”
How to make your master bedroom furniture last longer // SummerHouse Interior Designer Mary Courtney Johns // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Give Mary Courtney a call (601-853-4445) if you want to know more about any of these pieces! Way to go for pulling together such gorgeousness, Mary Courtney!
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The Summer Blues

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Our showroom is currently filled with beautiful shades of one of our favorite colors: BLUE! We’re loving all shades of this magical, soothing hue and wanted to share a few snaps of this lovely tone accenting our floor!

Have a look!

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Do you love blue as much as we do? It just such a happy color that goes with so much!

We hope you’re enjoying the last couple of weeks of summer before school starts back! Thanks for stopping by today! It means so much to us! XO!

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Lisa’s Rathbuns’ Watch List Space

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Well, Atlanta Food and Wine Festival 2016 is officially in the books! Lisa had a blast being a part of the Rathbuns’ Watch List Event which was part of the festival! Her space turned out beautifully, and she loved getting to work with Chef John Lasater! We have heard rave reviews from attendees about the food and the beautiful space! Total WIN!

Watching the space come together was very rewarding, as are all installations! Here’s a little start-to-finish for you! Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Camille, Marty, and Lisa did a fabulous job of getting things together, and the help provided by ADAC was wonderful!

Here are a few more shots. WE LOVE!

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

This pretty girl’s name ended up being Sassafras, and she absolutely STOLE THE SHOW! She was captured by photographer Karen Sachar, whom you can find out more about here!

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Here is Lisa with all of the other talented designers who were a part of the Rathbuns event!

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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Beautiful work, Lisa! Every detail is perfection. And this, folks, is why she’s our design leader! 🙂

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Lynn Sanders Art

Meet Artist Lynn Sanders // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We have a brand new artist here at SummerHouse whose art we are just crazy about! Our wonderful clients seem to be just as wild about it as we are because this work sure has garnered LOTS of attention!

Meet Lynn Sanders. This pretty lady sure can create some beautiful work! Get to know her just a little bit better!

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Tell us a little about yourself! Where you’re from, about your family, etc…

I grew up in Lafayette, LA but after college, and living in various other states for work, my husband and I settled in Alexandria, Louisiana, where we have lived for the past fourteen years.  We have a sixteen year old son, two cats and two dogs.

How long have you been painting? What got you into painting?

I was always your typical creative person growing up; taking art lessons and being in charge of school dance decorations. Prior to my art career I did management and marketing/special events for shopping centers. So there was a history of creativity. Finally, about ten years ago my cousin inspired me to start painting again. She is also an artist and lives in Memphis. I began by creating paintings for children’s rooms which morphed into painting abstractly. Six years ago I quit my day job and have never looked back.

How do you describe your style? It’s so beautiful, whimsy, and unique!! We love it! 

I am an abstract expressionist so my style is free flowing. I do not get bogged down in the minute details of painting, but look at the big picture. Although the pieces take a while to complete I think they all reflect my impatience. The acrylic medium and tool I paint with really are reflective of my impatient nature.  Although the pieces may take a while to complete my painting process is fast.   I would love to paint small but my process just does not lend itself to small formats.  Painting large is my real passion.

We have a great selection of your abstract pieces in our showroom. Is this your primary style, or do you have other styles/mediums you use that we don’t show here at SummerHouse? 

I am always trying new processes and I feel my strokes and compositions have evolved over the past ten years.  So you never know I may have a new style on the horizon.  Lately I have incorporated linen textures to my canvases and this is something I am currently experimenting with.  In the past, I have painted koi fish and birds.  They are very specific to me and I do not paint the koi fish much anymore (painted them from 2006 – 2012).  I have done birds since 2012 when I retired the koi.  I think there are seven or eight bird paintings hanging in homes across the South. I do a couple of them a year.  It’s good to step away from the abstracts for a bit.

What is the most exciting design project you’ve ever gotten to be a part of?!

Gosh, the best part of my job is going in so many wonderful homes!!! However, my most exciting project was being asked to do Charley G’s restaurant in Lafayette. The restaurant was being remodeled and they wanted a more contemporary feel and used my art to convey that idea.  So all the artwork in the restaurant is mine.  That’s pretty cool.

What would you say inspires your work most?

My mood, music, and my love for beautiful things are the biggest influences on my paintings. Whether it is a beautiful horizon or a lovely home, those are the things that inspire me to create.  It is so humbling to see my work in the context of a beautiful room that has been artfully designed, either by the owner or interior designer. I have always had a passion for decorating so my work goes hand in hand with that.

What else do we need to know about you?!

I spent a month last summer living in an art colony on Nantucket Island. I have many funny stories from that experience.  I had a wonderful time and hope to do it again in the future.  Besides that, I love the beach, animals, tennis, novels by Jane Austen and the South!

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Many thanks to Lynn for allowing us to get to know her a little bit better! Stop by the showroom or check out our online shop to see more of Lynn’s work! It’s safe to say that we’re obsessed with her beautiful colors and style! 🙂

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Getting The Most For Your Money

 

How to achieve high design on a low budget! Advice and selections by SummerHouse Interior Designer Katie Carone // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We gave our newest designer Katie Carone the task of putting together a living room with all new furniture but on a somewhat tight budget! She’s put this entire room together for under $15,000! Now keep in mind that this is ALL new furniture, so even if $15,000 doesn’t seem low to you, picking just a few new pieces for a certain room can really bring your existing pieces to life by only spending a fraction of this.

We love the beautiful living room she’s put together using our more well-priced designer lines! Here is more information on each piece!

Art // $1140

Cowhide Rug // $540

Grace Coffee Table // $2245

Callie Lamps // $685 each

Cole Drinking Table // $1085

Albion Sofa with three contrast pillows // $2431

Franco Chairs // $1716 each

Jolene Side Table // $855

Trudy Oval Side Table // $855

8 x 10 Sedona Sisal Rug // $390

Grand total // $14,343

Katie went with one of Lisa’s favorite design M.O.s that she calls “high/low.” This is where, even if most pieces in a space are budget conscious (or “low”), splurging on a couple of items (“high”) can really elevate the level of the entire design. Katie’s splurges were the lamps and the drinking table.

“The lamps are very transitional pieces and could be used throughout the house in several different places. On console tables, on bedside tables… So many places! And I love the acrylic base. It gives it an element of high design.”

“I aboslutely drool over that drinking table. Black and gold is my obsession! I know it’s more expensive, but when you find one piece you absolutely love, you just can’t compromise. It gives the room that wow factor!”

Designer tips on making the most of your furniture purchases // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Katie Carone // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Katie Carone

“I love the idea of ordering a sofa that comes standard with contrast pillows like this one. You can order them in a different fabric and use them somewhere completely different, like on a guest bed or in some side chairs.”

“Revere Pewter is one of my absolute favorite paint colors– it would be really nice in this room. I love that you can use browns and grays with it!”

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Thank you so much, Katie! We love what you’ve pulled together! If you have any more questions about these pieces, give Katie a call! 601-853-4445

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Inside The Orange Box: Favorite Local & Regional Artists (Part 2)

You may remember seeing the Orange Box post about favorite regional/local artists of Elish, Lindsey, and Camille a couple of weeks ago! Today, a few more designers weigh in on whose work they’re currently loving!

DESIGNER TODD PRINCE

I have two… And they create two very different types of art!

The first is Rod Moorhead. Lately I’ve love affair with sculpture. Rod Moorhead’s are amazingly unique and you can’t take your eyes off of them. They’re so complex and unique and emit such a mood in a room. They’re beautiful! The construction is so fragile but the end result looks indescrutable. However, don’t let them fall on the floor! They’re dark and moody, yet uplifting and gorgreous all at the same time. They look like old world relics but they have a great modern twist, so they incorporate well into almost any interior.

SummerHouse Interior Designers share their favorite artists // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The other is Andrew Bucci. I’m drawn to the color and the movement in his work. It’s very active and bright and happy. I love seeing the deep collection of his work at Brown’s and I really enjoy placing them in clients’ homes.

SummerHouse Interior Designers share their favorite artists // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER KATY HINES SANDERS

I love Lauren Barksdale.  Her mix of color and the softness and subtlety of her work is beautiful.  Her pieces blend well with many different style interiors making her one of my go-to artists here at the showroom!

SummerHouse Interior Designers share their favorite artists // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designers share their favorite artists // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER MARY COURTNEY JOHNS 

Beth Winterburn from Memphis, TN is really grabbing my attention! I have a critical eye when it comes to abstract works of art and hers are my kind of abstract. I can tell there is a lot of thought behind her placement of certain elements in her pieces and I appreciate her decisions. Also, her color choices could not be better!

SummerHouse Interior Designers share their favorite artists // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designers share their favorite artists // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We love all of these selections!! Do you have a favorite?

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you have a GREAT one!

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New + Pretty On The Showroom Floor

Marty and the team have been hard at work! While it was raining outside yesterday, magical things were going on inside of the showroom!

Here is a sneak peek…

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See something you’re dying to have? Give us a call or see if we have it on our web store!

Thanks for stopping by and as always, you can keep with up with us by the minute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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A Little Bit of Mississippi in Emeril’s Seaside Sanctuary

We are so proud of our friend and talented Mississippi artist Dyann Gunter for having a piece of her art placed at the Seaside, Florida home of renowned chef Emeril Lagasse! The oh-so-beautiful Veranda Magazine did a spread on his beachside bungalow (which you can see fully HERE) and included some GREAT shots of Dyann’s work!

Mississippi artist Dyann Gunter featured in the Seaside home of Emeril Lagasse // from Veranda Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Mississippi artist Dyann Gunter featured in the Seaside home of Emeril Lagasse // from Veranda Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Also featured in these photos are pieces from other favorites Tara Shaw and Fabricut!

For more pieces by Dyann, stop by the showroom and see what we have currently available! Or shop some of her smaller pieces on our web store here!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great one!

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Wrap Up: For The Love Of Art

February 11th was our For The Love Of Art event as part of Lee Industries #LeeLovesLocal. Each year, Lee Industries partners with REstyleSOURCE to provide a national guide of their retail partners to show their love of local shopping and we are honored to be one of those retailers. Our event, For The Love Of Art, not only showcased two southern artists – Lauren Barksdale and Michael Clement – but also raised money for the local charity Stewpot Community Services! It was the perfect way to kick off the Valentine’s Day weekend!

The showroom was filled with beautiful bites from La Brioche, paintings by Lauren Barksdale, mini “Lindsey” bowls by Michael Clement, and music by Berry Leach.

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Thank you so much to everyone who came out to shop local and support Stewpot! In case you missed it, we still have a few bowls and paintings in the showroom. Stop by and see us before they are all gone!

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Blue and Gold

Our current Web Store Wish List focuses on one of our favorite colors paired with one of our favorite metals… Gold and blue never disappoint. Especially together!

Shop this look on our web store! Direct product links below!

Web Store Wish List: Blue and Gold. Shop at www.summerhousestyle.com

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Flora Belle // $3200
Brassy Accent Table // $930
Lille Bench // $1720
Manners by Kate Spade // $21
Gigi Vase // $150
Essence of Florets Rare Botanic Candle // $50
Indigo Print Pillow // $475

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Happening Tomorrow!

Our #LeeLovesLocal event is finally here. Tomorrow night, 5pm – 8pm our showroom will be filled with custom art pieces, live music, and yummy bites for our For The Love Of Art event. There is so much amazingness we don’t even know where to start! Here is a quick breakdown…

>>10% of all purchases will benefit Stewpot. Learn more about this great nonprofit here. To help our friends at Stewpot even more, we ask that you bring a $10 donation and/or non-perishable food items upon entry.

>>New Orleans artist Michael Clement will have crafted custom mini bowls exclusive to SummerHouse. Each bowl will be $100 – perfect last minute V-Day gift! If you haven’t already, give us a follow on Instagram (@shopsummerhouse) to see the bowls as soon as they make it to our showroom!

 >>Baton Rouge-based artist Lauren Barksdale will be there with new paintings in a variety of sizes. Andddd one lucky attendant will win this Lauren Barksdale painting!

Lauren Barksdale Painting

>>Did we mention there will be food and live music?

We hope to see you tomorrow night!
Oh, and guys, if you need to buy a last minute Valentines Day gift just ask for a designer and they will happily help you put together a fabulous gift that your special lady is certain to LOVE!

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