Big Impact In A Small Room

In this edition of Inside The Orange Box, our designers are talking about powder rooms! Specifically, how to make the biggest impact in the smallest room of the house! Our question to them was, “If you could only change one thing in a powder room, what would you change that makes the biggest impact?”

Here’s what they had to say!

INTERIOR DESIGNER KATY SANDERS

The walls!  Whether it is a dark, saturated paint color or a fun wallcovering, this is the best way to make a big impact in a small space!

SummerHouse designers share the most impactful changes that can be made in a powder room

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INTERIOR DESIGNER MARY COURTNEY JOHNS

Lighting makes a huge impact in such a small space. There is a fine balance between there being too much and too little. Having sconces as well as a chandelier allow for plenty of direct light on your face while looking in the mirror as well as illumination for the overall room. This also makes the room feel more substantial and open. Choose some standout fixtures to increase the impact factor!

SummerHouse designers share the most impactful changes that can be made in a powder room

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INTERIOR DESIGNER ELISH MOON

So this may not be the simplest answer, but it depends on what state the bathroom is in. If you have decent cabinetry and stone already, try a new paint color or wallcovering. If the countertop is an eyesore, invest in some beautiful stone. (Some powder bathrooms might be small enough to score a deal on a stone remnant!)  Another easy update is new lighting! Get creative and evaluate your priorities.

SummerHouse designers share the most impactful changes that can be made in a powder room

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INTERIOR DESIGNER KATIE CARONE

Picking a dramatic new paint color or wallcovering is always the quickest and easiest change that can make such a huge difference in a powder room, assuming no major updates or remodels need to occur. Second to this would be updating the fixtures and/or lighting.

SummerHouse designers share the most impactful changes that can be made in a powder room

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If you need help making your bathrooms and powder rooms beautiful, we’re here for you! That’s what our designers do! 😉 Give us a call! 601-853-4445.

We hope you’re having a great day! Thanks for checking in!

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Powder Room Perfection

Let’s just be honest… powder rooms are often neglected.  Why is that? We think they should be beautiful, because we spend so much time there. So today, we are bringing them to the forefront!

Here are six powder rooms we are proud to call our own – designed by SummerHouse designers!

Powder Room Perfection //

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Powder Room Perfection //

Powder Room Perfection //

Powder Room Perfection

Thinking your powder room needs a refresh? Our designers would love to help you! Just call or email us and you will be connected with a designer.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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Inspired by Barbara Westbrook

03
SEPTEMBER
2015

With Barbara Westbrook gracing our shop with her presence in just two weeks, we thought we’d take a close look at some of her beautiful work, all of which is featured in the book she will be signing, Gracious Rooms!

Barbara Westbrook's Gracious Rooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

How gorgeous are these spaces…

Interior Design by Barbara Westbrook // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Design by Barbara Westbrook // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Design by Barbara Westbrook // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Design by Barbara Westbrook // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Design by Barbara Westbrook // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Design by Barbara Westbrook // www.alwayssummerblog.com

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 17th is when the fun goes down! We look forward to seeing you!

Thanks for reading today! Have a great one!

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Todd’s House

11
MAY
2015

We are all very excited for our very own Todd Prince because… His house was featured in Delta Magazine! And it is BEAUTIFUL! (And how delicious does that drink on the cover look?!)

Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Todd did such an amazing job… Could his home be any more cheery? We just love it! Thanks to Delta for the feature, and cheers to Todd for a job well done!

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Six Stunning Bathrooms

19
JANUARY
2015

In need of some inspiration this chilly morning? Allow us to share a few of our favorite bathrooms designed by our very own SummerHouse designers! Since everyone has to spend time in the bathroom, why not make it just as beautiful as the rest of your home?

We think these lovely loos are a great example of that!

Six Stunning Bathrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Six Stunning Bathrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Six Stunning Bathrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Six Stunning Bathrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Six Stunning Bathrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Six Stunning Bathrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Do you have a favorite out of these?

We hope your week is off to a great start!

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Bright + Light Bathrooms

29
MAY
2014

Happy Thursday!

We have some bright, white eye candy for you today! Everybody loves a pretty bathroom, and these two are over-the-top gorgeous with their soft color palettes and beautiful design…. We love the pops of modern in this first bathroom!

Bright + Light Bathrooms // SummerHouse

Bright + Light Bathrooms // SummerHouse

Bright + Light Bathrooms // SummerHouse

And the mix of old and new in this bathroom is done perfectly!

Bright + Light Bathrooms // SummerHouse

Bright + Light Bathrooms // SummerHouse

Bright + Light Bathrooms // SummerHouse

Wouldn’t you agree?! 🙂

Have a beautiful day and a wonderful rest of the week! Thanks for stopping by!

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Winter Whites in Social South

08
JANUARY
2014

The new issue of Social South is out! And it is gorgeous!

Social South features SummerHouse

In this issue, you can find a great story (by our very own Laurel) and some fab photos (by our lovely photographer Anna!) of a bedroom (and adjoining bath) that designer Chelsea Sirmons put together! The title of this story is, appropriately, Winter Whites!

Check out the full story on pages 24 and 25 by clicking here!

Social South features SummerHouse

Here are a few larger images of this same room just for fun… We hope you love it!

Winter White Bedroom by designer Chelsea Sirmons // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Winter White Bedroom by designer Chelsea Sirmons // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Winter White Bathroom by designer Chelsea Sirmons // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Winter White Bedroom by designer Chelsea Sirmons // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Winter White Bathroom by designer Chelsea Sirmons // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

What do you think? We love how Chelsea used so many of the client’s existing pieces when creating this soft, updated look. We love mixing old and new!

Speaking of our dear Chelsea… Since her husband was transferred to South Carolina in December, we find ourselves in need of another interior designer/sales associate! So we’re hiring!

If you are interested in this position or know someone who is, please take a look at this blog post with more information about the job. We’d love to hear from those of you who are qualified! 🙂

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Fenwick Residence

26
NOVEMBER
2013

Designer Elizabeth Gullett recently completed a FABULOUS project that we wanted to share with you! We got Elizabeth to tell us a little about this beautiful kitchen and bathroom, and a little about her thought process, while working on the Fenwick Residence…

{ KITCHEN }

“This kitchen was designed for a young, hip, growing family. It needed to be modern and crisp, but still warm and approachable. The creamy white cabinets and wall color make one of my favorite combos: Benjamin Moore Moonlight White and Simply White. The touches of warm brass on the lighting and hardware give a touch of the past, but in a fresh new way. The dark walnut island adds a big shot of warmth and richness- without it, I think this kitchen would have felt cold and boring. Sunbrella slipcovers on the island barstools will hold up to lots of spaghetti- just bleach these babies!”

Design by Elizabeth Gullett

{ BATHROOM }

“This bathroom is one of my favorite parts of the house. A sculptural soaking tub makes a strong focal point immediately as you enter, grounded by the silk pendant overhead. The marble is everywhere- the floors, the walls, and then detailed on the shower floor and ceiling. Huge glass shower doors on each side keep it clean and open. The same Moonlight White and Simply White paint that was used in the kitchen is repeated here. The hardware color changed to polished nickel, giving a clean, crisp feeling. (Note: mixing metals in a house can be great- it gives depth and interest from room to room! I used soft satin brass, polished nickel, and bronzed iron in this house.)”

Fenwick Residence Bathroom by Designer Elizabeth Gullett // SummerHouse

Fenwick Residence Bathroom by Designer Elizabeth Gullett // SummerHouse

Great job, Elizabeth! We’re in love… Keep up the fab work!

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