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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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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Why We Love Michael Clement

Our #LeeLovesLocal event is this Thursday and we are so excited to have artist Michael Clement join us! Michael is bringing his exquisite handmade lamps and bowls for the event. Each piece is hand-thrown or built and kiln fired in New Orleans. They are finished off with a unique pattern that is gilded in silver or gold… stunning!

As if that’s not exciting enough – Michael is making custom mini bowls exclusively for SummerHouse! We cannot wait for the mini bowls to join the rest of Michael’s pieces in our showroom. Check them out below.

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Are you gushing over these beauties like we are? Love. Love. LOVE.

Don’t forget – For The Love of Art is February 11th, 5 pm – 8 pm. There will be light bites, live tunes, Lauren Barksdale art giveaway, and custom Michael Clements mini bowls. Andddd you get to shop and give back to the community – 10% of all proceeds will benefit Stewpot. We would love for you to bring a $10 donation and/or bring a bag on non-perishable food items upon entry!

We hope to see you this Thursday!

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Lauren Barksdale Love

One of our featured artists for our For The Love Of Art event on February 11th is the incredibly talented Baton Rouge-based Lauren Barksdale! She will have lots of new pieces with her at the event in a range of sizes! Here is a peek of some things you might see when you come out on the 11th! We are in LOVE!

Lauren Barksdale Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lauren Barksdale Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lauren Barksdale Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lauren Barksdale Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lauren Barksdale Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lauren Barksdale Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lauren Barksdale Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lauren Barksdale Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lauren Barksdale Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Isn’t her sense of color just incredible? We never cease to be amazed!

Have a great rest of the week and we hope to see you on the 11th if not before!

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ARTS Awards In Dallas

Marty and Lisa recently returned from a trip to Dallas where they attended the ARTS Awards ceremony where we were finalists in the outstanding retailers category!

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS is a finalist at the 2016 ARTS Awards in Dallas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Although we didn’t win first prize (sniff, sniff), they had a blast representing us! The black tie affair was a great opportunity to meet others in the design/retail industry (and we hear the food was really good, too!)

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS is a finalist at the 2016 ARTS Awards in Dallas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS is a finalist at the 2016 ARTS Awards in Dallas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS is a finalist at the 2016 ARTS Awards in Dallas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

It was such an honor to be nominated for this award. The ceremony was beautiful and everyone seemed to have such a great time!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We hope you have a great weekend!

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For The Love Of Art

SAVE THE DATE! For The Love Of Art is back for another round and is going to be better than ever!

We look forward to #LeeLovesLocal season every year because it’s a time when locally owned design businesses all throughout the nation celebrate with events, specials, extra community support, and parties! We are all about ALL of that!

For The Love Of Art, presented by SummerHouse, Lee Industries, and RestyleSource, will be held at our shop on February 11th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and will be a celebration of local love, regional artists, food, music, and one of our favorite local charities, Stewpot Community Services.

For The Love Of Art // SummerHouse's 2016 #LeeLovesLocal event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Baton Rouge native Lauren Barksdale Hill will be here with some beautiful new pieces on display, one of which will be up for raffle! New Orleans based lamp & bowl designer Michael J. Clement will also be here with beautiful “Lindsey” bowls, made exclusively for SummerHouse! (We currently have several things from each artist on our showroom floor and it is all TO.DIE.FOR! Seriously.)

A portion of sales, all raffle money, and all suggested donations at the door will go to support Stewpot Community Services, which you can read more about here!

We are having a lot of fun planning for this event and can’t wait to see you out on February 11th! Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

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Quick Christmas Open House Recap

We had such a ball at our Christmas Open House last Friday and wanted to thank all of you who came out and made it the success that it was! We think this year’s crowd was the largest we’ve ever had before, which was SO exciting!

SummerHouse Christmas Open House // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Christmas Open House // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Christmas Open House // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Christmas Open House // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Christmas Open House // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Open House also sort of served as the grand finale of our Coat Drive and we were THRILLED with the turnout from you guys! We are just so thankful and overwhelmed with the generosity of the SummerHouse family. We (and Stewpot) cannot say thank you enough!

Thanks for helping us help others at this special time of year.

We hope you’re having a fantastic holiday season!!

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Christmas Open House is TONIGHT!

Our Christmas Open House is TONIGHT from 5 to 7 p.m.!

There will be fun festivities all throughout The Township and we hope you’re making plans to attend! Santa will be set up at Metropolitan Bank taking pictures from 5:30 until 8, there will be a trackless train, elves, a moving jazz ensemble, and a great big giveaway from all of The Township merchants! The more merchants you visit, the more entries into the drawing you get!

Christmas Open House // www.alwayssummerblog.com

As far as what’s going on at SummerHouse…

If you’ve been following along with the hashtag #sh12daysofchristmas on Instagram, or if you’ve seen the buzz on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve seen all of the amazing deals we’ve been offering for the past 12 business days! In case you missed out on any of those deals, they are ALL good again TONIGHT ONLY during the open house! That’s right– 20% off of everything mentioned in our 12 Days of Christmas posts!! Here’s a recap of the deals you can take advantage of!

DAY 12: EARRINGS

SummerHouse's 12 days of Christmas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DAY 11: ORNAMENTS

SummerHouse's 12 days of Christmas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DAY 10: GOURMET POPCORN

SummerHouse's 12 days of Christmas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DAY 9: FRAMES

SummerHouse's 12 days of Christmas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DAY 8: BRACELETS AND CUFFS

SummerHouse's 12 days of Christmas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DAY 7: COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

SummerHouse's 12 days of Christmas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DAY 6: GARLAND

SummerHouse's 12 days of Christmas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DAY 5: HOLIDAY CANDLES

SummerHouse's 12 days of Christmas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DAY 4: NECKLACES

SummerHouse's 12 days of Christmas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DAY 3: GOURMET TOFFEE

SummerHouse's 12 days of Christmas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DAY 2: BARWARE

SummerHouse's 12 days of Christmas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DAY 1: CHRISTMAS ACCESSORIES

SummerHouse's 12 days of Christmas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Come join us for some great shopping, some refreshments, and some holiday cheer! Give us a call if you have any questions about tonight (601-853-4445) and we hope to see you soon!

P.S. Don’t forget that our GIVE&GET Coat Drive ends tomorrow! Get all the fun details right here!

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Barbara Westbrook Book Signing Recap

21
SEPTEMBER
2015

We had so much fun hosting the lovely and talented Barbara Westbrook for a book signing on Thursday here at the shop!

Barbara Westbrook Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Barbara Westbrook Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Her book is GORGEOUS (and we still have a few on hand if you still want one!), the food was fabulous (Thanks, La Brioche!), and everyone who came was so much fun to visit with! We think Barbara had a pretty good time! 😉

Barbara Westbrook Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Barbara Westbrook Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Barbara Westbrook Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Barbara Westbrook Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Barbara Westbrook Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Barbara Westbrook Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Barbara Westbrook Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated interior design with us! We hope all of you enjoy your new books!

Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!

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Tomorrow!

16
SEPTEMBER
2015

The lovely Barbara Westbrook is joining us tomorrow for the signing of her beautiful book Gracious Rooms! We are so excited to welcome her into our shop (which looks beautiful right now, by the way!)

In case you missed these blog posts, find out more about why we love Gracious Rooms and why Lisa is so excited to have her here!

Barbara Westbrook book signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

One of our local favorites, La Brioche, is catering some light bites so there will be plenty to nosh on while chatting with Barbara as well as with our talented design staff!

La Brioche in Fondren // www.alwayssummerblog.com

One thing our designers are really looking forward to is breakfast with Barbara on Friday morning! Lisa is all about our staff learning as much as possible and bringing new design perspectives to our area by way of chatting with design greats like Barbara! Our designers are always looking to grow, so designer chats like the one we have planned for Friday morning will not only benefit our designers, but you as well, since they’ll be growing their knowledge and using it when designing your home!

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow from 3 p.m to 6 p.m. We plan to have a  great time!

See you then!

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One Week Away…!

10
SEPTEMBER
2015

This time next week, we’ll be welcoming designer Barbara Westbrook to the shop for a book signing of her beautiful new book Gracious Rooms!

We are so thrilled and hope you are making plans to be here with us! The book signing is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and we’ll have some wine and little bites for you to enjoy throughout!

Barbara Westbrook Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

In case you missed this post, we showed a few of our favorite pages from her fantastic book. These are only a FEW of the pages we loved! The whole book is seriously stunning…

Come see for yourself and get a copy signed next Thursday!
See you soon!

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Lately With Milieu

26
AUGUST
2015

Have you seen the brand new issue of Milieu Magazine?

Milieu Magazine, Fall 2015 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

It is a BEAUTIFUL copy (which, of course, we expected!) and Suzanne Kasler’s book signing at our shop was featured in the issue on page 104! You’ll have to grab a copy to see more photos!

Milieu Magazine, Fall 2015 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Speaking of Milieu and book signings at SummerHouse…

The staff at Milieu are big fans of Barbara Westbrook and her new book, Gracious Rooms! Which just happens to be the next designer coming here for a book signing of that very book on September 17th! See what they have to say in their review here!

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

We look forward to seeing you on September 17th for this exciting event!

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading today! It means the world to us!

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Barbara Westbrook Book Signing… Save The Date!

18
AUGUST
2015

We are thrilled to announce that interior designer Barbara Westbrook will be at SummerHouse signing her brand new book Gracious Rooms on September 17th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.!

Barbara is extremely talented, so we look forward to picking her design brain while she’s here! 😉

Lisa says, “Barbara has a very unique take on Southern style which I relate to. She mixes modern with antique furnishings beautifully. What I love about her is that she designs for her client. And that is something that we stress at SummerHouse emphatically. We are over the moon that Barbara decided to make a stop here at SummerHouse on her book tour. We are honored and look forward to having her here!”

Barbara Westbrook Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Stay tuned as we share more of Barbara’s beautiful work and a little bit more about her in the coming weeks!

We hope you’ll make plans to be here and help us welcome her to Mississippi!

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Ridgeland Retail Trail

20
JULY
2015

We are participating in a fun local shopping campaign this summer that we wanted to share with you!

Visit Ridgeland has put together the Ridgeland Retail Trail, of which we are a part!

Ridgeland Retail Trail // www.summerhousestyle.com

To participate, just stop by the Ridgeland Visitor Center at The Renaissance for your free Ridgeland Retail Trail shopping tote and register for a chance to win a weekly $250 giveaway to Ridgeland retailers and restaurants! Drawings will be held every Friday through August 7th!

Click here to see all participating retailers and the wonderful deals they’re all offering Retail Trail participants! We hope you enjoy the exceptional shopping that Ridgeland has to offer!

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Save The Date for the Back Door Sale!

20
MAY
2015

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

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

Stay tuned for more details as the time gets closer!

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Desserts & Champagne

13
MAY
2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Suzanne Kasler Book Signing Recap

11
MAY
2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Master Class

27
APRIL
2015

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

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

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

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

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36 Reasons to Love Suzanne Kasler

13
APRIL
2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We’ll see you on Thursday, May 7th!

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