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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Why We Love White Bedding

There is just something so inviting about a bed with white bedding… There’s no denying it! So we decided to celebrate cozy with a roundup of beds our designers have put together featuring some fabulous white and creamy blankets, sheets, pillows, etc…

Feast your eyes and enjoy!

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Our talented designers can help you achieve this level of cozy if you need help! Don’t hesitate to give us a call! 601-853-4445

Thanks so much for dropping in today. Have a great rest of the day!

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Showroom Refresh

As many of you know, we update our showroom every week since we sell directly off of our floor and are always having to move sold pieces out and bring new pieces in!

Well, this week, we did this in a BIG way! We brought over lots (like… LOTS) of new pieces and the showroom could not look prettier!

Check it out… We are dying over multiple new pieces and vignettes and we think you will too! Prepare for LOTS of eye candy! <3

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you see something you just have to have, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Our designers are here for you!

601-853-4445

Have a fantastic day! 🙂

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Marvelous Master Bedrooms

11
NOVEMBER
2015

With the cooler weather approaching, we all find ourselves wanting to cozy up our homes. Particularly our bedrooms! A cozy master bedroom is the perfect end-of-the-day retreat. Plus, who doesn’t love waking up in a pretty place?! Here are a few of our favorite master bedrooms done over the years by SummerHouse designers!

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lisa Palmer ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lisa Palmer ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lindsey Townsend ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lisa Palmer ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Katherine Shelton ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Elish Moon ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lisa Palmer ))

Are you looking to cozy up your master bedroom for winter? Our designers can help! Give us a call at 601-853-4445 and let us know how we can help!

Thanks for stopping by today. We truly appreciate it! Have a great one!

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Inside The Orange Box: How To Make A Bed, Part 2

21
AUGUST
2015

We gave you part one last week, so today we give you part two of this Orange Box topic: Our designers’ favorite ways to make a bed!

DESIGNER TODD PRINCE

“I think bedding should be super practical. You have to be able to clean it! I love a coverlet with a duvet folded at the foot of the bed. That allows your bedding to be changed out with the seasons, since we need to be able to do that here in the South! On a king bed, I love doing two king size pillows against the headboard with 3 euroshams in front. I’m all about practicality, texture, and color. I love a pretty and functional bed!”

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Ways to Make A Bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER CAMILLE HOLLAND

“My favorite way to make a bed usually starts with crisp white bedding and a white coverlet, while using a neutral soft patterned fabric for euros or accent pillows! Simple and classic!”

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Ways to Make A Bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER LINDSEY TOWNSEND

“I like to keep an overall clean and simplistic look, definitely not too over done.  I love accent fabrics, so if I use a really bold pattern fabric as a large lumbar across the front, I will use fairly simple euro shams behind the lumbar to balance it out. I tend to use euro shams most often because I like the height they give (unless the headboard is very low, then I will use standard shams.) Also, I like always having something at the foot of the bed. It can be a folded duvet, throw, or bed scarf. Layers of texture and soft pattern can help create a most inviting environment!”

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Ways to Make A Bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Ways to Make A Bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER KATY HINES

“I always start with whites for the basics like coverlets, sheets, etc. It’s fresh, crisp, and relaxing. Then I layer color and texture in the accent pillows and throws to tie in with the paint, art, and accessories.”

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Ways to Make A Bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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Inside The Orange Box: How To Make A Bed

14
AUGUST
2015

In this round of Inside the Orange Box, we asked our designers to share their favorite ways to make up a bed! As always, we love their answers!

DESIGNER LISA PALMER

“I love an all white bed with one accent. I love a beautiful, fluffy down duvet cover tri-folded at the foot of the bed, and on a king bed, I typically like three euros and a 36” x 15” single pillow in front as the decorative accent. The euros sit in front of two king pillowcases.”

SummerHouse Designers share their favorite way to make a bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER ELISH MOON

“There is always an inner battle when I design bedding for a client. I love simplicity and a clean look…but I looooove accent fabrics. If I do bolder patterns I usually do less pillows. If I do a textured but monochromatic look I might have more layers.”

SummerHouse Designers share their favorite way to make a bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Designers share their favorite way to make a bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER MARY COURTNEY JOHNS

“I like to constantly change the way I make a bed, depending on the application. If I am including a pattern, I will either incorporate it in the shams or the accent pillows in front. I usually like to keep the coverlet simple to provide a neutral backdrop for the pillows. Any way a bed is dressed, it needs to be inviting and comfortable most of all!”

SummerHouse Designers share their favorite way to make a bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Designers share their favorite way to make a bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We’ve got more on this topic coming with the next Orange Box feature, so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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11 Great Kids’ Rooms

23
JUNE
2015

Since it’s summer, and kids are spending more time at home than in the school year, we thought we’d take a look at some of the fun kids’ rooms we have done over the years! Children’s rooms are always so much fun for our designers, so if you need any help with your young ones’ rooms, you know where to find us!

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We hope your week is off to a good start! Thanks for dropping by!

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Showroom Shape Up

10
JUNE
2015

It’s been a while since we’ve shared some recent photos of the showroom! Things are looking really good around here, so if it’s been a while since you’ve been in, now is the time to come visit! We always have cold water, hot coffee, and a friendly face to make your experience as great as it possibly can be!

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

 

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

Thank you so much for stopping in today! We hope to see you soon!
Give us a call if you see something you would like to know more about!
601-853-4445

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All New!

13
OCTOBER
2014

Last week, Marty and team did a great job of re-doing the showroom floor! We have a lot of beautiful new furnishings and accessories in that you simply must come see! Many of what you see in these pictures is also available on our web store!

Here is a preview of some of the new prettiness… 🙂

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

 

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

If you see anything you’d like to know about, please do not hesitate to give us a call! 601-853-4445. Our designers are always happy to help!

Thanks for stopping by today – Have a GREAT week!

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New On The SummerHouse Interior Design Site

10
OCTOBER
2014

We have recently added two GORGEOUS projects to our SummerHouse Interior Design site and invite you to hop on over there and check out all of the photos from these to beautiful rooms!

This first project is by designer Elish Phares. We love this peaceful master bedroom! You may remember reading more about it in this blog post. Check out all of the photos on SummerHouse Interior Design HERE!

SummerHouse Interior Design // Lake Caroline Residence

The next beautiful new project is by designer Todd Prince. This nursery is SO sweet and pretty! We absolutely love it. You can read more about it in this blog post and view more photos on the SummerHouse Interior Design site HERE!

Reunion Nursery // SummerHouse Interior Design

 Enjoy!

And HAPPY FRIDAY! Have a great weekend!

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Lines We Love: Traditions Linens

01
OCTOBER
2014

We have a new bedding line here at SummerHouse that we are so excited to share with you! This line of beautiful linens is called Traditions Linens, and they have a wide range of wonderful options available for the custom bed of your dreams!

Traditions Linens available at SummerHouse // www.summerhousestyle.com

Traditions Linens available at SummerHouse // www.summerhousestyle.com

We have a bed on our showroom floor designed by Marty and Lisa that nicely showcases various pieces from the Traditions Linens line! We all are in love with the layered textures, the natural yet sophisticated feel of the bed overall, and the fact that the coverlet is washable!

In fact, all of their stonewashed coverlets are washable, plus a handful of their other fabric/coverlet options. And all of their sheets are made to order, which allows for customization! Another bonus– Almost all of their blankets and coverlets are stocked, so special orders of those items usually ship very quickly! Do you see why we love this line? 🙂

Traditions Linens available at SummerHouse // www.summerhousestyle.com

Traditions Linens available at SummerHouse // www.summerhousestyle.com

Traditions Linens available at SummerHouse // www.summerhousestyle.com

Beautiful, right?!

We love the monogrammed pillow from Bliss thrown into the mix to add just one more touch of personalization! And all of the bedding perfectly compliments that Vanguard bed!

Give us a call, or come in and see us, and ask a designer to show you all of your options and get your bed looking better than ever!

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Master Bedroom Masterpiece

08
SEPTEMBER
2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tell us more about working with this client!

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

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

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

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

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

How long have you and this client been working together?

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

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

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Updated

25
AUGUST
2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Bright Blue in the Bedroom

07
AUGUST
2014

We love incorporating a pop of turquoise into a room whenever we can! This vibrant blue hue is happy, bright, and surprisingly neutral! We particularly love how the color brings these darling bedrooms to life, all designed by our lead designer Lisa Palmer. See if you agree!

Poppin turquoise into the bedroom // SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Poppin turquoise into the bedroom // SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Poppin turquoise into the bedroom // SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Poppin turquoise into the bedroom // SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Do you love popping in turquoise as much as we do?

Have a great day, and as always, thanks for stopping in to see what we’re up to!

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One Dreamy Nursery

10
JUNE
2014

Designer Todd Prince recently completed a nursery for a very special little girl that we are so excited to share with you! Nursery design is always so much fun, and we love the direction Todd took with this particular one. We’ll let him tell more about it!

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

“The first thing the client said is, “I want it dreamy. I want to walk in and it feel soft and dreamy.”

They wanted it comfortable and light with just a little bit of blush and white. They wanted interesting and open storage, which is why we did the open shelving so it can grow with her, and we did a 3-drawer chest as a changing table that can one day be used more like a dresser as she gets older.”

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

“We did a swivel glider chair and ottoman in the room that is comfortable for the mother now, but can also grow with the room as the child gets older. We tried to do things that would work great with the nursery but would also grow along with the child. The only thing that really won’t grow with her is the bed.”

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

“My client never said she wanted floral, but when she said “dreamy” to me, I just kept picturing something that was pale and large scale. That blush colored Mary McDonald large-scale fabric we used for drapery was the impetus for everything that happened in the room.

She did say more than once that she didn’t want the room to feel like a big linen bedroom. She wanted texture but she wanted it light. So we did a washable velvet on the swivel rocker, a hide on the ottoman, which is easily cleanable, a heavyweight linen on the drapery, and the carpet is a very thickly woven continuous loop carpet so it has the look of a lambs wool sweater. I had a local artisan tweak the finish on the Restoration Hardware baby bed, and did a mixture of silver and gold on all of the metal in the room. We mixed lots of texture to create interest.”

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

“I tried to make it as flexible as possible all while keeping it completely dreamy like a baby. The word dreamy kept coming up a million times. That was the only word she could find to describe the way she wanted the room to feel!”

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

“We did an antique venation glass mirror to make the space feel like it had a little age to it, but the art is all modern. We hung the really glossy Bonnie Fuchs paintings with two Sarah Haas Otts paintings salon style so nothing would be too matchy matchy.  To play off the artwork, and to counteract the hide and linen, I needed a little bit of shimmer at the bottom of the bed so we did a Classic Cloth silk bedskirt and used a Samuel & Sons trim for just a little bit of shimmer.”

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

“And, most importantly, we left as much room as we could in the middle of the room for her to play!”

We love how it turned out, and Todd’s client loved it too, which is the most important opinion of all! We hope you love this as much as we do!

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High Point Highlights, Part 4

16
APRIL
2014

This is our last segment in highlighting our trip to High Point for market! Don’t worry, though, because pieces from the photos you’ve seen will start arriving at Summerhouse in the very near future! And we can’t wait!

In the meantime, let’s touch on a few more bits of our trip…

We were invited to a cocktail party at Ferguson Copeland to celebrate the launch of designer Mary McDonald’s line for them, and we ran into so many design world celebrities, including Mary of course! It was a great party! 🙂

>> Mary McDonald and Newell Turner of House Beautiful <<

Mary McDonald and Newell Turner // SummerHouse

>> Larry Laslo, Newell Turner, Lisa Palmer, Mary McDonald, and Marty Smith <<

Mary McDonald for Ferguson Copeland Launch Party // SummerHouse

Some other celebs we met / got pictures with were…

…The Rue Magazine girls!
>> Founder and Editor-in-Chief Crystal Palecek and Associate Editor Kelli Ryder! <<

We love Rue Magazine! // SummerHouse

… and Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams!
>> Marty Smith, Mitchell Gold, Lisa Palmer, Bob Williams, and Laurel Donahoo <<

SummerHouse with MGBW

Another cocktail party where we had a really nice time was for Gabby! They had a Gatsby theme with some really fun, 20’s inspired drinks to enhance the party motif!

Gabby goes Gatsby // SummerHouse

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One of our favorite regular stops in High Point is Natural Curiosities… They always have something lovely and new to take our breath away!

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Natural Curiosities

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Natural Curiosities

We also love seeing what pretty new artwork our friends at Wendover have!

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Wendover

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During our visit to Lillian August, we found the most amazing leather sofa and bought it within about a minute of seeing it… How stunning is this?!

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Lillian August

And Marty perfectly matched the chair across from that sofa! 🙂

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Lillian August

Over at OLY, not to our surprise, we found a showroom of some super fine furniture…

SummerHouse goes to Market :: OLY

… And Lisa had a nice time with their little resin birds!

SummerHouse goes to Market :: OLY

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Here’s a sampling of what we found at the always-impressive NOIR…

SummerHouse goes to Market :: NOIR

SummerHouse goes to Market :: NOIR

… a quick snap of a beautiful new bedding line we picked up…

SummerHouse goes to Market :: New bedding line!
… and some fab new hardware options from Tritter Feefer!

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Tritter Feefer

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To close out, we’ll leave you with some Lee Industries! We got a fantastic piece of art, some Charlie West lamps, and a few pieces of furniture directly off their floor, then wrote up an order for the rest!

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Lee Industries

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Lee Industries

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Lee Industries

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Lee Industries

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And that about does it! Overall, we had a blast and are already looking forward to going back in October! And we think you’ll love what we have on its way to our shop… Be sure to check in often! 🙂

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Green Scene

17
MARCH
2014

Happy St. Patrick’s day to you! In honor of the color du jour, we’ve decided to celebrate a few of our favorite spaces that make beautiful use of the color green! From a simple pop of one of mother nature’s favorite hues to shameless saturation, these seven spaces display green absolutely perfectly!

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

When it comes to the color of growth and prosperity, which shade would you say is your favorite?

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Featured on House Of Turquoise

03
MARCH
2014

Welcome back from the weekend, everyone! We hope you had a great one!

Despite the fact that it’s Monday, today is a great day for us because we have been featured on one of our favorite blogs, House of Turquoise!! When you have a second, be sure to check it out! We love the project they featured by designer Elizabeth Gullett and hope to make another appearance on this beautiful blog sometime again in the future!

SummerHouse featured on House of Turquoise

Thanks, Erin at H.o.T. for the lovely feature! We’re honored! And thanks to all of you for stopping by today!

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