Before And After (This is MAJOR!)

Beautiful Southern Home

We have a VERY exciting BEFORE & AFTER project to show you today! We are thrilled with how this project turned out. Lisa Palmer worked for literally years on this project with these sweet clients! It turned out beautifully!

Although this maybe isn’t *technically* a before and after, it’s pretty amazing to see the end result, when all we could see for so long was construction!

Here are some “before” photos… Keep reading for the gorgeous finished product!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Now take a look at the end result! It could not have turned out any more beautifully!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

To see MANY more photos of this stunning project, check out our newest project added to SummerHouseInteriorDesign.com!

Lisa Palmer, we are in constant awe of your incredible design skills! So, so beautiful!

To see more SummerHouse design projects, visit SummerHouseInteriorDesign.com! Thank you for dropping by today! 🙂

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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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rOw^10 baby Before and After

24
AUGUST
2015

We have a fun BEFORE & AFTER for you today!

A shop a few doors down from us just opened up and looks absolutely fabulous because of the design skills of the talented Elish Moon!

What was formerly View Gallery (they moved to Canton Mart Square in Jackson!) is now rOw^10 baby!

Here’s a peek at the gallery just before they moved…

rOw^10 baby BEFORE AND AFTER // www.alwayssummerblog.com

…And here’s what you have to look forward to, design wise and product wise, when you visit the space now!

rOw^10 baby // Commercial interior design project by SummerHouse designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

rOw^10 baby // Commercial interior design project by SummerHouse designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

rOw^10 baby // Commercial interior design project by SummerHouse designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

rOw^10 baby // Commercial interior design project by SummerHouse designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

rOw^10 baby // Commercial interior design project by SummerHouse designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

rOw^10 baby // Commercial interior design project by SummerHouse designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

rOw^10 baby // Commercial interior design project by SummerHouse designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

rOw^10 baby // Commercial interior design project by SummerHouse designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

rOw^10 baby // Commercial interior design project by SummerHouse designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

rOw^10 baby // Commercial interior design project by SummerHouse designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

rOw^10 baby // Commercial interior design project by SummerHouse designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

rOw^10 baby // Commercial interior design project by SummerHouse designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

rOw^10 baby // Commercial interior design project by SummerHouse designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We are all in LOVE! And so excited to have such a different baby store in the area now!

Elish says, “I loved designing this fresh space! rOw^10 was worlds away from anything else I’d ever done. I admire [store owner] Katie’s vision for merchandising and filling gaps in local business. I know there is a high standard I have to match for either of us to be satisfied. The final result is exactly what we aimed for; rOw^10 isn’t confined to “baby design.” It has an industrial California modern feel that puts a new spin on baby fashion and appeals to many!”

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Living Room Before and After

22
OCTOBER
2014

We have a great before and after for you today! This project by Interior Designer Elish Phares is located in Daphne, Alabama! The fun, young homeowners were a pleasure to work with and everyone was pleased with the results of this latest install!

Here’s what Elish was working with BEFORE:

Living Room BEFORE // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE // www.alwayssummerblog.com

And here is the AFTER!!

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Before we show you too much more, let’s do a quick Q&A with Elish about this project in general!

1. Tell us a little about how you met these clients!

I met my Daphne, AL clients via telephone this past spring! Their phone call to the store has developed into one of my favorite client relationships! They are a young couple who were recently married and are new homeowners wanting to work on their living spaces.

2. Tell us a little about the clients themselves… What their needs were, and what their likes and dislikes were.

This Daphne couple is a stylish, adventurous, fun-loving couple. They wanted a classic and clean look. Design wise, we pretty much saw eye-to-eye from the beginning of the project to the end!

3. What were the biggest changes made in this space?

Thankfully the husband of this fabulous couple is pretty handy! I suggested taking out a built in that threw off the symmetry of the room, as well as taking out a non-load bearing divider wall. Although this threw them a little at first, they were quickly on board and doing their part in Daphne! We also gave the fireplace a bit of a facelift with new paint.

4. What is your favorite aspect of the AFTER?

I am absolutely in love with the color palette. It is light, neutral, approachable, and just slightly earthy. We went with neutrals but played up texture. And the accent colors… I love how unusual but beautiful they are. We complimented the neutral palette with a washed tea leaf green and a grayed plum.

5. Can you tell us a little about where you drew your inspiration? (What inspired your color palette, selections, etc…)

They already had 2 linen sofas that fit the space nicely, as well as a moroccan rug. These pieces provided a solid jump start. I took into consideration their clothing style and how they live. Both are great indicators for what a client will like design wise. I can’t say enough about how well a project can turn out when your client communicates, trusts your direction, and does a full room at a time. Many times a design can start to be lost when projects are dissected or done in pieces. And the client can’t appreciate the full concept because they are only seeing it in part. It was so rewarding to be involved in this project from start to finish!

Here are a few more photos of the AFTER…

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Excellent job, Elish! We love how it turned out!

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Dining Room Before and After

01
MAY
2014

We’ve got a fun BEFORE AND AFTER for you today! B&A’s are some of our favorite posts because they show what a huge impact a few changes can make! It is also fun for us to reminisce on projects that have been completed for a few months, like this beautiful dining room!

Here’s what it looked like before:

Dining Room Before // SummerHouse

And here’s what it looks like now, after our leading lady Lisa Palmer took it over!

Dining Room by Designer Lisa Palmer. You should see the before photos! // SummerHouse

Dining Room by Designer Lisa Palmer. You should see the before photos! // SummerHouse
Dining Room by Designer Lisa Palmer. You should see the before photos! // SummerHouse

We love the re-covered seat cushions on the chairs, the lighter paint color, the new art, and the updates added to the china cabinet! Lisa was able to use all of the existing furniture but was still able to give the room a completely updated look and feel!

So beautiful.

See what wonders great design can work?

Check out some of our other BEFORE AND AFTERS here!

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Master Bedroom Before And After

11
SEPTEMBER
2013

We’ve got a fabulous BEFORE AND AFTER to show y’all today!

This B&A is at one of the sweetest client’s homes! Her master bedroom was in need of a a clean-up and an update. She wanted things to be a bit softer, lighter, and a bit less cluttered. Here is what the room looked like before the SummerHouse touch was placed:

Before and After: Master Bedroom // SummerHouse

 

After Lisa and Elish worked a little magic, got some new items on order, re-finished a few of the items the client already had, and rearranged the room, things were looking much better!

Master Bedroom // SummerHouse
The art above the Hickory Chair bed is from View Gallery just a couple of doors down!

Master Bedroom // SummerHouse

Master Bedroom // SummerHouse

Master Bedroom // SummerHouse

So what do you think? Do you like the AFTER pictures?! We loved how it turned out, as did the client. She said she cried when she walked in for the first time after the old had been taken out and the new had taken it’s place! It’s moments like that that make our jobs in this business so rewarding 🙂

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Status on The Cabin

05
AUGUST
2013

It’s been a while since we have updated y’all on the progress at The Cabin!

You can see earlier status reports here, here, and here!

The furniture for this fantastic weekend getaway has started rolling in, so a good bit of it has been delivered! Lisa hasn’t finalized furniture placement and hasn’t accessorized yet, so there is still a lot to look forward to!! But here are a few quick shots of how the place is looking!

CABIN STATUS // SUMMERHOUSE

The Cabin // SummerHouse

Here’s a close up of the floors… The stain turned out BEAUTIFULLY!

The Cabin // SummerHouse

Our next status report will probably be of a fully done cabin, so stay tuned! We can’t wait!

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Before & After: Kitchen Update Plus Some!

06
JUNE
2013

Today’s Before and After is outstanding! Designer Lindsey Townsend completed a project a couple of months ago that we’re very excited to tell you about.

We’ve been calling this project “The Kansas Kitchen,” although it’s more than just the kitchen! It also included a powder room and a laundry room/butler’s pantry. The transformation is remarkable!

The homeowner is originally from Mississippi but has lived in Kansas the past couple of years, so she was familiar with SummerHouse. After following us for a while on social media, she turned to us for the long-distance project! After a preliminary meeting at SummerHouse, Lindsey took a trip to Kansas to measure the space (there were no house plans!) and take pictures. They met in person two more times, and the rest was done via phone calls and email! Isn’t technology amazing??

The black and white pictures will give you an idea of what the spaces looked like before Lindsey got in on the project. Let’s start with the main room…

{ T H E   K I T C H E N }

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Before and After | Kansas Kitchen | Designer Lindsey Townsend

Before and After | Kansas Kitchen | Designer Lindsey Townsend

 Lindsey said the client was a joy to work with because she already had an idea of what she wanted. She had been collecting magazine pages and pinning photos on Pinterest, so Lindsey was able to get a real sense of the style this client wanted to achieve.

The client wanted something lighter, brighter, and simply more functional. She wanted to get rid of the Santa Fe-esque medallion behind her cooktop and open up what was somewhat of a crowded space with only eight foot ceilings. The home is a bit older, built in the 1960’s, so the floor plan was rather choppy.

After knocking out a few walls and moving things around, Lindsey was able to open things up, make the space seem bigger, and bring a lot more life and personality in to the rooms.

Before and After | Kansas Kitchen | Designer Lindsey Townsend

Before and After | Kansas Kitchen | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouse

Before and After | Kansas Kitchen | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouse

One of Lindsey’s favorite parts of the kitchen is the island. She modeled it after a piece of furniture that she and the client both loved, pictured below. They picked out the quartzite island top together while Lindsey was in Kansas, but many of the other materials were bought locally in Jackson then drop-shipped to the home in Kansas.

Before and After | Kansas Kitchen | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouse

Before and After | Kansas Kitchen | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouse

Before and After | Kansas Kitchen | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouseThe finish on the base of the island is the result of a multi-step process of staining and white washing. It turned out perfectly, and brings in a rustic element, which the client wanted.

Another way Lindsey created the illusion of taller ceilings was by choosing ceiling mount light fixtures. She also took the backsplash behind the cooktop all the way up to the ceiling, which made things seem more open. “I did a lot of research because I’d never worked with such low ceilings before,” Lindsey said.

Off of the kitchen is the laundry room, which is now also used as a butler’s pantry as well.

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Before and After | Kansas Home | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouse

Before and After | Kansas Home | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouse

After adding shelving at one end of the laundry room, a door on a hinge would’ve been cumbersome, so the sliding door was perfect for this spot, and a great way to save space. It also added to the style of the kitchen.

Before and After | Kansas Home | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouse

Before and After | Kansas Home | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouse

Before and After | Kansas Home | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouse

Before and After | Kansas Home | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouse

Lindsey used the same quartz here that she used on the perimiter countertops in the kitchen, as well as the same backsplash and paint colors, making the flow into the laundry room seamless. (The paint colors, by the way, are Smoke Embers and Simply White, both by Benjamin Moore.)

Before and After | Kansas Home | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouse

Before and After | Kansas Home | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouse

Before and After | Kansas Home | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouse

Before and After | Kansas Home | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouse

The powder room was also in need of an update, so Lindsey used a remnant piece of quartzite from the island, painted the sink base, and wallpapered with the always gorgeous Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis pattern in charcoal.

{ P O W D E R   R O O M }

Before and After | Kansas Home | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouse

Before and After | Kansas Home | Designer Lindsey Townsend at SummerHouse

“The whole thing with this client was getting more function and more storage because she has a large family,” said Lindsey. “She also wanted to incorporate more of a SummerHouse-y feel into her home (which was predominately filled with dark woods and finishes) without any of the update feeling out of place with the style of the rest of her home.”

We love how it turned out, and most importantly, the client is very happy with the result, too, which is the best news of all!

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Oxford Condo Before and After

11
APRIL
2013

Here’s a great BEFORE and AFTER to get your day started off on the right foot!

This Oxford, MS condo, designed by Todd Prince, is the perfect example of how to do a LOT in a small space!

Here’s what Todd was working with:

BEFORE AND AFTER // SUMMERHOUSE

And here is how Todd transformed this space

SummerHouse Before & After
AFTER

According to Todd, the client wanted to fit as much seating as possible into the small living room since they do a good bit of entertaining, particularly during football season. The client’s personal style is a little bit dressy, but things also needed to be family friendly, so Todd incorporated a pair of tight back sofas, some durable linen chairs (which you can’t see), and some movable Hickory Chair benches that are just as beautiful as they are purposeful. These can be moved all over the condo to provide extra seating wherever needed!

The client’s artwork was the starting point for what turned out to be a beautiful space! Kudos on a great job, Todd!

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A Comfortable and Elegant Before + After

26
DECEMBER
2012

We’ve got another fabulous Before + After for you guys today! Designer Elizabeth Gullett has successfully taken a room with great bones from lackluster to lust-worthy! Even though the finished product is fairly tonal, Elizabeth’s combination of textures makes this room amazingly interesting!

But before you can see this beautiful room, take a look at the BEFORE photos:

SummerHouse before and after

See? Pretty room, just in need of some help! And that’s where Elizabeth comes in…

The homeowner’s style is elegant, rustic, and classic. This is her formal living room so she wanted to put a little more elegance into this room, all while maintaining warm approachability. She wanted people to think, “Oh what a beautiful room,” but not be scared to sit in it.

Design by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

“We mixed an elegant velvet on the sofa with a seagrass rug. The mirrored coffee table also adds another dressy element,” says Elizabeth.

But before any sample pulling began, Elizabeth found this gorgeous Carol Sneed painting, above the mantle, to use as her jumping off point. Elizabeth says, “We pulled the whole room together around this painting!”

Design by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MSElizabeth wanted everything in this room to be classic, without anything trendy, so this room would be beautiful for years and years. She and the homeowner, however, did include some ikat pillows on the sofa since that’s one thing that can easily be switched out (should ikat  go out of style anytime soon!)

Design by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Let’s take a quick inventory of textures in this space:
Linen, silk, velvet, wood, glass, mirror, and seagrass. “Even though the colors are all pretty neutral, this room is super interesting because of all the texture,” Elizabeth says about this great, comfortable, elegant formal living room.

JOB WELL DONE!

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A Beachy Before + After

How about a great BEFORE + AFTER to get you through the rest of the day?

SummerHouse Designer Elizabeth Gullett was approached by a client who was in need of a bedroom update.
This client was in love with a particular bedroom pictured in Coastal Living and asked for Elizabeth’s help in giving her bedroom a similar feel.

BEFORE
BEFORE

Elizabeth says, “The feeling in that picture was great. It was the exact feeling we wanted to achieve– fresh and beachy and clean. But the client’s house is very refined with lots of antiques. If we did the same look in the picture, it wouldn’t have flowed with the rest of her house. We took the feeling in the picture and made it applicable to her home.”

Design by Elizabeth Gullett | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Design by Elizabeth Gullett | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Design by Elizabeth Gullett | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Design by Elizabeth Gullett | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

The client, whose home is located in the beautiful Annandale neighborhood of Madison, said the project turned out even prettier than the picture! She was so happy, which of course left Elizabeth with a huge smile on her face!

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Glenway Home BEFORE + AFTER

18
OCTOBER
2012

We’ve got another beautiful before and after to share with you! If you missed the B+A from earlier in the week, be sure to check it out!

This project is entitled Glenway Home on the Interiors section of the website. Here’s the before:

BEFORE AND AFTER // SUMMERHOUSE

We asked Lisa to tell us a little bit about this space and what the client was looking for. Here’s what she said:

Glenway Home | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Glenway Home | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

The client wanted a comfortable space for TV viewing and casual entertaining. She originally wanted to paint the stack stone fireplace but I was in love with it and thought it was just the texture interest the room needed. That really was my inspiration for the choosing the colors and finishes.

Glenway Home | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Glenway Home | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

She purchased the 2 sofas from me years ago so we just made washable slipcovers for them. I also repurposed her large square coffee table. The size and shape were perfect, but it had a dark brown furniture finish that wouldn’t be right. So, I had it chalk painted and installed a Phillip Jeffries grasscloth quarter turned in 4 quadrants on the top. It turned out perfect!

Glenway Home | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Glenway Home | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

All of the other elements of the space play into the natural, clean, earthy modern feel that the room turned out to have. The client and her family love it!

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A Brand New BEFORE & AFTER

15
OCTOBER
2012

{{ let’s update, shall we? }}

We’ve got a very inspiring BEFORE & AFTER to show today! It is amazing what a great design mind (which would be Lisa’s mind, to be precise!) and a few new things can do for a space!

All of these rooms are in the same house, and all of them turned out just beautifully! This particular client wanted to update her home, keeping some of her favorite pieces while adding some new ones. Take a look at these before and afters!

BEDROOM

BEDROOM BEFORE AND AFTER

Bedroom AFTER
Bedroom AFTER

The rich new wall color, the lighter/brighter bed, bedding, and drapery, and the punchy pillow make SUCH a difference in this bedroom!

FOYER

Foyer BEFORE
Foyer BEFORE
Foyer AFTER
Foyer AFTER
Foyer AFTER
Foyer AFTER

New wallpaper, a custom light fixture, a new buffet, and some updated accessories take this entry from drab to exciting and welcoming!

LIVING ROOM

Living Area BEFORE
Living Area BEFORE
Living Area AFTER
Living Area AFTER
Living Area AFTER
Living Area AFTER
Living Area AFTER
Living Area AFTER

What a dramatic change! The updates Lisa did to this space opened up the room while simultaneously making it feel much warmer. Cleaner lines, simplification of pattern, and just an overall cleaned up new scheme make all the difference in this beautiful living area!

SUNROOM

Sunroom BEFORE
Sunroom BEFORE
Sunroom AFTER
Sunroom AFTER

The client’s daughter actually painted the beautiful piece of art over the love seat, which was the starting point for the sunroom. The wall, the floor, and the furniture were all changed to bring this space into modern times! We love the deep turquoise chair and pillows that ground the space. Just gorgeous!

Which room’s changes are your favorite?

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A Beautiful Before and After

Betsy Pevey

Designer Betsy Pevey and one of her favorite clients Marsha have been working together for over a year now pulling together a new look for her home. Here’s what Betsy has to say about the project:

Marsha wanted to do a total updated  and fresh look.  The last time she had decorated was about 11 years ago.  She and I worked so great together.  She did want to keep her area rug, so we softened the palette around the colorful rug which has teal, gold, sage and salmon in it. Some of the art was re-matted and reframed.  She purchased some new art also.  My favorite piece is the hide ottoman in the center of the living room which she uses as her cocktail table.  Marsha is a wonderful client to work with.  We are currently working on guest bedrooms and an upper landing area which serves as a small den.

Here are some before photos to give you an idea of what Marsha’s space looked like before…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now here are the AFTER photos!

Beautiful job, Betsy! What a difference! We can’t wait to see the next phase of before and afters!

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Our New Look!

Hey everyone! Sorry this blog post is a couple of days later than we had hoped! After being closed for 5 days in a row, we have all been playing catch up! Now that the dust is finally settling (literally…), we have a few minutes to pay attention to the blog! 

We are SO pleased with the changes that took place in our showroom over our break! The ENTIRE floor got re-merchandised and it looks amazing.  We brought out a lot of new furniture, lamps and accessories (and will have even more new stuff by Tuesday at THE BIG REVEAL!) and touched up all of our walls.  Our accent walls have also been re-done by Virginia Weathersby and her talented helpers!

The modern room

Greys are so gorgeous all mixed together!

One of our new Kathryn Trotter paintings!

The modern room

Some pretty new pieces

The front room

The Cleo bed is looking prettier than ever!
Bottom of the stairs

Our two favorite changes are (1) our back wall behind the front desk and (2) the built in’s to house our pillows and bedding.  Here are a few pictures of the built in’s and of the new wall getting accessorized!

Kim, Mario and Lisa working to get our new OLY mirror hung! :)
The new front desk turned out SO well! In addition to the wall being new, the skirt around the front is new, too!

Look at all those pretty pillows in our new built in shelves!
Ta da!! It just sparkles :)

We will see everybody at THE BIG REVEAL on Tuesday! Can’t wait!  

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Face Lift: Day 2

It has been a BUSY day! We have gotten so much great stuff done, upstairs and down! (For those of you who may not be familiar with our setup, we have our showroom downstairs and our offices upstairs.  For the BIG REVEAL, we are going to have both downstairs AND upstairs on display! Guests have never been able to go upstairs at a party before, so we are working hard to get things presentable up here!)

Hot Mess upstairs...

Elizabeth and Laurel refolding fabrics like there is no tomorrow!

After lots of TLC, the fabric library is looking much better!
Katie and KC weeding out lots of old books. We found one from 2004... WOW!

Take a peek at what all has gone on downstairs!  While we were rearranging furniture, we ended up needing to put some outside our back door.  As luck would have it, the weather decided to change from very pretty to very nasty.  So we had about 3 minutes to move LOTS of stuff inside… Thankfully, the only stuff that did get rained on was wrapped in plastic so there was no harm done.  But how bout that for a quick jolt!?

Hot Mess downstairs...

Hot Mess Part 2

Part of our new built in shelving unit! We are so excited about it!

The new built-ins!! Not painted yet, but looking beautiful nonetheless

The new wall stencil behind the front desk is looking AWESOME

The Modern Room is starting to take shape. SO exciting!

There is a chance that this’ll be the last update until Tuesday… We will try to squeeze in one more but no promises!! Remeber to mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 14! THE BIG REVEAL is going to be so much fun! Food and wine by Viking Cooking School, and lots of great donations for our drawing.  Thanks to Calistoga Wine and Spirits, The Everyday Gourmet, View Gallery, Fusion Coffeehouse, Kosmos and Faces for all your support! 🙂

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Reminder!

30
AUGUST
2014

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

We wanted to remind everyone that we are going to close this Thursday (Sept. 2) and will not re-open our doors until next Tuesday (Sept. 7)  You are welcome to stop by and look in on our progress through the windows, but the store will be closed!

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Be sure to go ahead and mark your calendars for THE BIG REVEAL party on Tuesday, Sept. 14!  We will have a drawing for a beautiful leather Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams chair, as well as some items donated by our fabulous neighboring businesses!  And we would like to give a big thank you in advance to Viking Cooking School for catering the event!

 Can’t wait to see you on September 14th! 🙂 To learn more about THE BIG REVEAL, check out last week’s blog post about it: http://alwayssummerblog.com/?p=758

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The Big Reveal

24
AUGUST
2010

Ok, it is officially time to announce our big news!

Since we are nearly 5 years old, which is 50 in design years, we have decided to get a little work done…  We have reached the point where we are in need of a face lift!  We are going to make a few little changes around the store that are going to make a big difference!  With that being said, we are going to have to “disappear” for a few days.

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MSWe will close our doors late Wednesday night, September 1 after regular store hours and won’t re-open until the morning of Tuesday, September 7.  During that time we will be working hard on our update!  Our doors will be locked, but you will be welcome to come peek in the windows and check on our progress!  We will frequently post pictures on the blog to keep you updated!

To celebrate our new look, we will have our BIG REVEAL on Tuesday evening, September 14 from 5-7 p.m.  You, your friends and your family are all invited to join us as we celebrate our new look.  Bubbles and bites will be catered by our wonderful neighbor, Viking Cooking School, and we will have a couple of drawings that you won’t want to miss!

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 14 from 5-7 and be sure to bring friends!  Please feel free to come in before we take our little hiatus so you will be able to fully appreciate everything once we re-open!  We look forward to seeing you!

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