Recap: For The Love Of Art

16
FEBRUARY
2015

Thursday night was our FOR THE LOVE OF ART event and it was such a blast! Our four featured artists — May Benton, Brent Smith, Dyann Gunter, and Lauren Lachance — were all here to talk with guests about their work, and our Lee Industries rep Jules and the Lee product development director Bradley were also here to celebrate with us since this was our Lee Loves Local event! We also unveiled the renovation of the back part of our showroom where presentations are now going to take place! It turned out beautifully!

Here are a few snaps of our staff, the artists, the new updates, and more from the evening!

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Jules from Lee Industries, SummerHouse designer Jacque, and Bradley from Lee Industries

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Jen and Mary Courtney with artist Brent Smith

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com
New presentation area!

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Artists Dyann Gunter and May Benton

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Live music by Barry Leach
FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Todd and Camille
FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Jacque and Molly
FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Lauren Lachance with her husband Eduardo

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Jen, Mary Courtney, and Elish
FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Lisa and Marty

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - #leeloveslocal event at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us celebrate art and local love! We still have lots of beautiful art hanging, so in case you missed the event, it’s not too late to come take a look!

Stay warm today!

Continue Reading

TONIGHT!

12
FEBRUARY
2015

Our Lee Loves Local event FOR THE LOVE OF ART is tonight! We hope you’ll join us! Don’t forget that 10% of sales from the evening will go to benefit the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra!

We’ll have plenty of small, well-priced pieces that make the most perfect Valentine gifts! Plus, artists Lauren Lachance, May Benton, Brent Smith, and Dyann Gunter will all be here to talk about their incredible work with you!

For the love of art event at SummerHouse

Call the store if you have any questions about tonight! 601-853-4445.

See you soon! XO!

Continue Reading

For the Love of Art

03
FEBRUARY
2015

Save the date!

We have an event coming up later this month that we would LOVE to have you attend with us! FOR THE LOVE OF ART will be February 12th here at the store from 7 until 9 p.m. where we’ll be celebrating several of our favorite southern artists! We’ll also have some champagne, desserts, and music for you to enjoy while you take in all of the beautiful work of regional artists Brent Smith, Lauren Lachance, Dyann Gunter, and May Benton.

This #LEELOVESLOCAL event will benefit the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra with 10% of sales going to further their wonderful cause!

For the Love or Art // #leeloveslocal event // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

We hope to see you out on the night of the 12th. It’ll be a blast!

Continue Reading

Save The Date – Christmas Open House!

25
NOVEMBER
2014

Save the date! The Township’s Christmas Open House is coming up!

On Thursday, December 4th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., stop by The Township for some after hours of holiday cheer! You can have your picture made with Santa, listen to carolers walking around from merchant to merchant, and find some great Christmas gifts for those on your list!

The Township at Colony Park Christmas Open House on December 4th!

We hope to see you out on the night of the 4th!

Continue Reading

It’s A Flash Sale!

10
JULY
2014

Good news! We’re having a FLASH SALE! And it starts TOMORROW!

It's a FLASH SALE! 25% off pretty much everything! // SummerHouse

Come see us (or shop online) for some incredible deals on just about everything we have in stock! See you tomorrow and Saturday!

Continue Reading

Why We Love Wounded Warrior Project

07
JULY
2014

In case you missed the announcement last week, we are partnering with Lee Industries and Restyle Source in their Lee Gives Back campaign, so when you buy any Lee Industries upholstery during the month of July, you’re supporting Wounded Warrior Project!

We could not be more excited to support this worthy cause!

SH.woundedwarrior

So why did we choose Wounded Warrior Project?

Here are just a few reasons…

– Their vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.

– Their purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

– Armed with fun, integrity, loyalty, innovation, and service + a culture of teamwork, Wounded Warrior Project staff work to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded warriors in our nation’s history!

See why we think so much of this organization?! 🙂

We can think of no better way to give back to our community! Thanks again for your business, especially during this month where, together, we can make a real difference in the lives of our servicemen!

Continue Reading

Jury Duty

16
JUNE
2014

This year, SummerHouse had the pleasure of furnishing the Jurors’ Lounge for the International Ballet Competition! The IBC is a prestigious two-week event where competitors from all over the world come to Jackson to compete for bronze, silver, and gold medals as well as contracts with dance companies!

SummerHouse furnishes the IBC Jurors' Lounge

The jurors have the difficult task of determining winners and awarding prizes, so we wanted to make their lounge a haven where they could come and relax between competitions and just enjoy themselves in a serene setting!

SummerHouse furnishes the IBC Jurors' Lounge

SummerHouse furnishes the IBC Jurors' Lounge

Marty and Lisa did a fantastic job of picking what would go in the space, and Bethany and Tina were on hand to help get things steamed, fluffed, etc.! And of course our fabulous moving guys did a great job of getting everything over to the space!

SummerHouse furnishes the IBC Jurors' Lounge

SummerHouse furnishes the IBC Jurors' Lounge

The end result is simply beautiful! We hope the jurors enjoy it as much as our team enjoyed getting it together!

SummerHouse furnishes the IBC Jurors' Lounge

SummerHouse furnishes the IBC Jurors' Lounge

What do you think of this space?

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you’re having a good Monday!

Continue Reading

A Jazzy Weekend Ahead

22
APRIL
2014

This Saturday, April 26th, is the seventh annual Township Jazz Festival!

We hope you’ll come out and enjoy a day of exciting music, shopping, and eating with your friends and family! The lineup this year is pretty outstanding!

The Township Jazz Festival | April 26th, 2014 // SummerHouse

This festival is happening RAIN OR SHINE, so even if the weather isn’t as pretty as it was this past weekend, the show WILL go on!

See y’all Saturday, if not before!

Continue Reading

Party Recap!

17
FEBRUARY
2014

Well, we had fun with Lee Loves Local week last week!! Particularly at our little party on Thursday evening! Here’s a quick little pictoral recap of the event, which was complete with Valentine-y accents!

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse

Thanks, RestyleSource, Lee Industries, and Shalla Wista for supporting us in this event! We hope all of you had a fabulous weekend! Stay tuned this week for a little interview with a new staff member, excitement surrounding the web store, plus more!!

Happy Monday!

Continue Reading

Tomorrow

12
FEBRUARY
2014

Our Lee Loves Local event is TOMORROW!
We could not be more excited!

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse TOMORROW!

We hope you plan to join us for a little while tomorrow and enjoy some savings on our in-stock Lee upholstery while shopping the Shalla Wista trunk show! And don’t forget to swing by from 5-7 for a cocktail and a little bite of something sweet!

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse TOMORROW!

Tomorrow is supposed to be BEAUTIFUL, but in the meantime, be sure to stay warm! 🙂 See you soon!

Continue Reading

Lee Loves Local DATE CHANGE!

10
FEBRUARY
2014

It’s officially Lee Loves Local week, where Lee Industries dealers all over the country are celebrating local love by hosting parties and events all throughout the week! And we’re excited to be a part!

Our event was originally scheduled for tomorrow, but with the crazy weather that’s expected to hit our area tonight and tomorrow, we decided to push things back to THURSDAY (which is supposed to be a beautiful day!)

So please join us this Thursday for our Shalla Wista trunk show, 20% off all in-stock Lee furniture THURSDAY ONLY, and some bubbles and bites from 5 until 7!

SummerHouse and Lee Loves Local

We can’t wait to see all of you! As always, thanks for supporting local by shopping with us! 🙂 We appreciate all of you SO much!

Continue Reading

Shalla Wista Trunk Show at SummerHouse

03
FEBRUARY
2014

We’re so excited about our Lee Loves Local event, which is set for Tuesday February 11th! On that day from 10 until 7, we’ll be hosting a Shalla Wista trunk show! If you’re not familiar with Shalla Wista, then you certainly need to make plants to be here on the 11th! This line of jewelry is simply stunning… PERFECT for Valentine’s Day presents!

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Each piece is handmade by Birmingham based designer Laura Gaines or a member of her small team of artisans. We are honored to have her collection represented at SummerHouse!

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

How gorgeous is all of this? This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what Shalla Wista has to offer! Be sure to make plans to stop by next Tuesday to see all of this (and more) with your own eyes!

We’ll also have happy hour from 5 until 7 with some special local bubbles and bites! Stay tuned for more information about that aspect of our event in the coming days!

A huge thank you to Lee Industries and Restyle Source for making Lee Loves Local week happen. We’re so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful national event! 🙂

Continue Reading

Lee Loves Local Teaser!

27
JANUARY
2014

In a couple of weeks, LEE LOVES LOCAL week springs into action! LEE Industries dealers all over the country will host special events all throughout the week of February 9th through 16th, and we’re not missing out on the fun!

Stay tuned for details on our local love event coming later this week! We hope to have them finalized in the next few days, and we’re excited to share what we’ve got in store! One of the reasons we’re SO excited about this event is because our very own Lisa Palmer is covergirls in the national advertising campaign for this event!

Lee Loves Local!

Take a peek at this video to learn a little more about LEE Industries and ReStyle Source’s partnership in putting together the LEE LOVES LOCAL campaign! We love their mission!

Continue Reading

A Success

17
JANUARY
2014

Yesterday’s impromptu Trunk Show / Sample Sale with Lauren Lachance was a success! And so much fun!

Lauren brought in all of her market samples, plus several other beauties she had available, and set them up all over the showroom. Her art always looks so pretty mixed in with SummerHouse furnishings like what we have on the floor!

Guests enjoyed a little bite to eat while taking in the botanical beauty of these unique pieces of art. It truly was a great day here at the store!

Lauren Lachance Sample Sale & Trunk Show at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Lauren Lachance Sample Sale & Trunk Show at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Lauren Lachance Sample Sale & Trunk Show at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Lauren Lachance Sample Sale & Trunk Show at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Lauren Lachance Sample Sale & Trunk Show at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Lauren Lachance Sample Sale & Trunk Show at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
A staff favorite! Brand new gold leaf pressings… We love!

Thanks to everyone who came out! And thanks to Lauren for being here! Happy Friday!

Continue Reading

This Will Brighten Your Day!

15
JANUARY
2014

Happy Wednesday!

If you’ve been to the showroom lately, you’ve probably noticed the little sale we have going on right now! Lisa has gone through the inventory we have on the showroom floor and has discounted quite a few items!

Next time you’re in, just look for the sale tags tied onto the regular tags with GREEN raffia. That’s the signal that those items are discounted– Some up to 40% off! (We told you this would brighten your day!) 🙂

We're having a sale! // SummerHouse

A few of the many items that have been marked down are these Josette Chairs and the Josette Sofa! We love this bright little grouping! (And the prices are so good, several of our staff have threatened to take all of this home themselves!)

We're having a sale! // SummerHouse

We're having a sale! // SummerHouse

Josette is pretty cute, isn’t she? Come visit and see what else has had the price reduced! We think you’ll find something you like! 😉

And DON’T FORGET about the Lauren Lachance Trunk Show / Sample Sale tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m! It’s going to be FUN!

Continue Reading

Don’t Forget!

04
DECEMBER
2013

Don’t forget that tomorrow is the Township Christmas Open House (details here) and the kickoff to our Give & Get Coat Drive benefitting Stewpot (details here)! We’ll have some special one-day-only discounts, some holiday treats, and, if you bring some coats, the chance to win one of two beautiful leather chairs (each valued at over $3,000!)

SummerHouse Coat Drive

We hope to see you tomorrow! Merry Christmas!

Continue Reading

GIVE & GET Coat Drive for Stewpot Community Services

02
DECEMBER
2013

As you might remember reading in our post from last week about the upcoming Christmas Open House at The Township (which we hope you can come to- it’s Thursday!), we are doing another coat drive this year!

The drive will run from December 5th (the day of the Open House) until December 19th, and just to make things a little more exciting, we’re giving away two Lee Industries chairs in the process!

Do we have your attention yet?! Keep reading…

SummerHouse Coat Drive

We’ve cleverly entitled this year’s event the GIVE & GET COAT DRIVE because when you give, you get the chance to win! For each coat you bring us to give to Stewpot, you get one entry into the drawing for these beautiful chairs! (Did we mention they’re from one of our most esteemed vendors, that they’re leather, and that they’re swivel gliders?! SERIOUSLY!)

Donate a coat, enter to win one of TWO of these chairs!

Every coat earns one entry, so if you bring ten coats, you get to put your name in the drawing ten times! Sounds pretty great, right?! (We do ask that the mens, womens, or childrens coats you bring are in new or gently used condition.)

We hope to see you December 5th for the Open House (or anytime during the two weeks after that) with an arm full of coats to drop off! Once the drive is over on 12/19, we’ll draw the two winners on 12/20, so be sure you don’t miss the chance to be a part of our biggest giveaway to date!

For more information about our coat drive, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! (601-853-4445) And for more information about the Christmas Open House, CLICK HERE!

Continue Reading

Fondren Unwrapped TONIGHT!

21
NOVEMBER
2013

Fondren Unwrapped

Tonight is Fondren Unwrapped! We hope you’ll take a minute to stop by our booths at Interiors Market and have a look around! We have some beautiful Christmas items for your home, some incredible gifts, and of course, some fab furniture! Plus, a few of our designers will be there hanging out, and they would love to meet you if they haven’t already!!

Once you enter Interiors Market, our booths are the first two you’ll come to when you take a right!

SUMMERHOUSE AT INTERIORS MARKET

SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // Fondren

SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // Fondren

SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // Fondren

SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // Fondren

SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // Fondren

SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // Fondren

Hope to see you out tonight!

Continue Reading

A Day at The Cabin

13
NOVEMBER
2013

This past Sunday, we had a big staff appreciation party out at what we like to call “The Cabin!” (See the progress of Lisa’s project, The Cabin, here!)

All of us and our “plus ones” met at SummerHouse, loaded onto a little bus, and hit the road! The ride was filled with lots of laughs, good tunes on the radio, and…. a flat tire…

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

There was no spare tire on the bus, but luckily, we were only about five miles from The Cabin, so the folks who were already out there came to pick up the rest of us!

Once we arrived at The Cabin, the fun started right away! It could not have been a prettier day…

Because of the perfect weather, we were able to spend time playing yard games, riding four-wheelers, and lounging on the porches!

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A stylin’ trio consisting of Brian Fuente, Max Palmer, and BC provided some fabulous tunes to carry the party from day into night. These three did an amazing job of entertaining and getting the dance party going! They even allowed a few of us to take over the mic for a song or two!

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

Throughout the day, we were noshing on some WONDERFUL fare from The Pig & Pint in Fondren. We had an entire pig, complimented with the most perfect sides…

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

…and we all ended the night with a hayride then s’mores by the fire.

A Day at The Cabin // SummerHouse

All in all, it was a wonderful day that none of us will soon forget!

(P.S. Stay tuned for more photos of the inside of The Cabin! It is now complete and looking like a million bucks. Go ahead and start preparing yourselves for the gorgeousness!!)

Continue Reading

Lauren Lachance In The Press

07
OCTOBER
2013

It’s officially Lauren Lachance week at SummerHouse! Our big trunk show event with her is all day on Thursday (10/10), so we’re devoting one post a day to her work from now until Thursday!

Today we’re talking about pieces from The Lauren Lachance Collection that have been featured in the press! Although there are many instances of her work appearing in nationally published projects, we just picked a couple of our favorites. We love how these pressed botanicals work in both modern and traditional settings!

The partictular grouping below are four 26″ x 34″ pressed leaves in their signature French Gray frame. Ann Holden, a New Orleans interior designer got these from Lachance through Geri Bremmerman, who owns a shop on Magazine Street in New Orleans!

Lauren Lachance in the Media

(source of photo)

The pressings in this photo are all 20″ x 28″ cream hydrangeas for Phoebe Howard’s grand opening of her Charlotte, NC showroom. This photo is also featured in her book, The Joy of Decorating!

Lauren Lachance Collection Art in the press (via SummerHouse)

(source of photo)

The pressed pieces also mix beautifully with other art. The versatility is amazing! We think you’ll be impressed to see the botanicals hanging in our showroom amongst our other art. It’s going to be beautiful!

Looking forward to seeing you (and your friends!) on Thursday!
RSVP by clicking here if you like!

Continue Reading