ADAC Recap!

13
AUGUST
2013

After a whirlwind visit to ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center) about a week or so ago, Lisa, Todd, and Elizabeth came back with beautiful fabric and furniture on the brain (as well as a TON of fabric samples to add to our fabric library!)

They had a blast and were excited to report some of their favorite finds back to us! Here are a few of the highlights…

(1) The Jerry Pair showroom was gorgeous…

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(2) …As you can see!

Jerry Pair Showroom at ADAC // SummerHouse

(3) And Ainsworth Noah had a great Rose Tarlow chair that Todd totally fell in love with!

Rose Tarlow at Ainsworth Noah // SummerHouse

(4) The new Mary McDonald collection for Schumacher was rather eye-catching. Here’s a peek at one of our designers’ faves..

Mary McDonald for Schumacher // SummerHouse

Mary McDonald for Schumacher // SummerHouse

(5) After a big day of ADAC’ing, the SummerHousers met Ainsworth and Noah themselves at a great little casual restaurant for some appetizers and drinks! Our fantastic rep, Evelyn, joined as well! Spending time with these two fun guys was definitely one of the highlights of the trip!

SummerHouse staff and Ainsworth & Noah!

Thanks to everyone at all of the ADAC showrooms who was so kind to assist our staff on their visit! They truly had a great trip, and we’re all loving the great samples they brought home!

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Pretty Project Presentation

17
JUNE
2013

Props to designers Lindsey Townsend and Chelsea Sirmons for putting together one seriously beautiful presentation last week! We all went on and on about how beautiful the pink + gray color story was, and what a great job they did on their stellar selections!

Master Bedroom presentation by designers Chelsea Sirmons and Lindsey Townsend // SummerHouse

Interior Design Presentation // SummerHouse // Rigeland, MS

Interior Design Presentation // SummerHouse // Rigeland, MS

Interior Design Presentation // SummerHouse // Rigeland, MS

We’re all excited to see this space come together for this client! It’s going to be absolutely outstanding! Good job on this project, ladies!

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Meet Our Fabric Librarian, Jaclyn!

17
APRIL
2013

JACLYN PETTYMeet one of the newest members of our ever-growing SummerHouse family!

Jaclyn Petty, our outstanding part-time Fabric Librarian, answers a few questions for us so we can get to know her just a little better!

Q: In a nutshell, tell us what you do up here at SummerHouse!
A: I am the Fabric Organizer/Librarian! In a nutshell, I maintain the fabric library by organizing samples and reference materials, adding new information as needed, and deleting dated info.

Q: Where did you to go college and what did you major in?
A: I graduated from Mississippi State University in May 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design.

Q: What’s your favorite spring trend this year?
A: All the new spring colors and patterns. Bright florals and polka dots are so adorable.

Q: What’s your favorite movie these days?
A: Oooh My favorite recent movie would have to be Life of Pi. It was such a great book and the movie was just unforgettable. The 227 days at sea are a test of physique, mental adaptation and faith, and Suraj Sharma makes Pi’s spiritual journey as convincing as his nautical one. So beautiful!

A sample of Jac's mad organization skills!
A sample of Jac’s mad organization skills!

Q: If you could choose one artist to listen to 24/7, who would it be?
A: Beyonce, of course

Q: What’s your favorite way to enjoy caffeine?
A: Coffee! Isn’t that the only way?

Q: Got any fun trips planned for the summer?
A: I actually recently bought Beyonce tickets for her concert in July. You have no idea how excited I am!

Q: What else do we need to know about you?! Spill it!!
A: I love painting in my spare time. Abstract landscapes is one of my favorite things to paint!

Thank you, Jaclyn, for coming in every day and tackling the sometimes-daunting (actually, often-daunting!) resource library with a smile on your face! We love having you up here!

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Behind The Scenes: Delta Magazine Photo Shoot

Yesterday, designer Elizabeth Gullett and sidekick Laurel Donahoo spent the afternoon at a photo shoot for Delta Magazine! The shoot was of a GORGEOUS master bedroom that Elizabeth designed perfectly, using soft blues, grays, and whites. Here’s a peek at what you can expect in the next issue of Delta Magazine!

Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Photographer Greg Campbell in action

We can’t wait to see the finished product!

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Color For The Outdoors

26
FEBRUARY
2013

With spring approaching, we’re starting to think about outdoor entertaining, backyard cookouts, and beautiful parties under the night sky! Outdoor furniture accented with acryllic outdoor fabrics, which can handle weather and sun exposure, take a space from okay to outstanding!

Designer Trina Turk collaborated with Schumacher on a whimsical, brightly colored indoor/outdoor collection that we love!

TRINA TURK FOR SCHUMACHER: OUTDOOR FABRICS // AVAILABLE AT SUMMERHOUSE

Here are a few patterns that have grabbed our attention in the past…

Trina Turk @ SummerHouse
Carmel Coastline Print
174691 Laguna
Trina Turk @ SummerHouse
Santorini Print
174300 Marine
Trina Turk @ SummerHouse
Trellis Print
174232 Watermelon
Trina Turk @ SummerHouse
Zig Zag Weave
65331 Black Sea
Trina Turk @ SummerHouse
Soleil L.A. Print
174731 Driftwood
Trina Turk @ SummerHouse
Sonriza Print
174240 Marine / Pool
Trina Turk @ SummerHouse
Amazing Maze
65323 Sand
Trina Turk @ SummerHouse
Tangier Frame Print
174743 Cerise

Do you have a favorite?!

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Studio Bon Love

07
FEBRUARY
2013

Our love affair with Studio Bon fabrics has recently been rekindled…

Lisa is working on an incredible project (we can’t wait to show you pictures once it’s done!) and these fabrics have really taken the cool factor up a few notches…

SummerHouse loves Studio Bon

The patterns and colors offered by Studio Bon are the best!

Studio Bon | SummerHouse
Studio Bon | SummerHouse

How can you not be in a good mood after playing with these pretties?!
The red + blue fabrics below are some of Lisa’s favorites!

Studio Bon | SummerHouse

Keep an eye out for more updates from this project, which we’ve dubbed “The Cabin.”

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Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks

01
FEBRUARY
2013

Most of us up here are pretty big fans of (okay, some of us are completely obsessed with!) the one and only Kelly Wearstler. Her style is absolutely magnetic, both in fashion and interiors!

We have been so in love with the newest collection she did with Groundwords for Lee Jofa that we had to share some highlights!

SummerHouse loves Kelly Wearstler

A little about this collection:

“In her second collaboration with Groundworks, Kelly Wearstler has created a vibrant and inspiring fabric collection that combines her love for natural materials, graphic patterns and unique colors. The collection features organic and textural designs that are quietly elegant, as well as the bold prints that have become a Kelly Wearstler signature.”

Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks

Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks
Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks

We love her go-to color palette. It’s always really different, but it just plain works. That’s why she’s so good!

Which of the fabulous fabrics pictured most grabs your eye?

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Upscale Cabin Underway

Lisa is currently working on a very exciting project that we all can’t wait to see come to completion! This upscale cabin, a second home for a very dear client, is going to be gorgeous!! It is currently under construction!

Here’s a peek at some materials being used in the Master Bedroom of “The Cabin…”

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

And here are some samples of things to be used in the powder room and dining area!
SummerHouse Hunting Lodge, Phase 1

The kitchen will have a fabulous rich, dark countertop…
SummerHouse Hunting Lodge, Phase 1

And could these selections for a bedroom at a rustic lodge be any more perfect!?
SummerHouse Hunting Lodge, Phase 1

We are all so excited about this project we can barely stand it! We’ll be sure to keep you posted on the progress!

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Texture + Tone

Lisa and Elish have a couple of room designs underway that are beautiful displays of texture and tone! All of the creams in one of the rooms come together beautifully to create a soft and very interesting palette. All of the different blues in the other room blend beautifully because of the different textures and patterns.

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Stay tuned for pictures of these rooms later on as they start coming together!

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Just Because We’re In Mississippi…

13
AUGUST
2012

Have you ever wanted your house to have that SummerHouse look but were afraid it could never happen because you don’t live around here?

{( fear no longer )}

Just because our shop is located in Ridgeland, Mississippi does not mean we can’t help you make your home beautiful wherever you are! Our designers love a quick business trip just as much as they love design!

Elizabeth, one of our designers, actually just got back from a trip to Texas to present this beautiful project!

 

Thanks to the communication age in which we live, it was not a big deal for Elizabeth to get all the information she needed about the space, work up some ideas, then fly out to make her presentation!

SUMMERHOUSE CAN TRAVEL!

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

If you’re interested in having a SummerHouse designer work with you, even if you aren’t from around here, then be sure to give us a call! We all love the chance to spread our wings from time to time!

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{ happy valentine’s day }

14
FEBRUARY
2012

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! We love this holiday because someone usually brings cupcakes and/or candy, someone usually brings elementary school Valentine’s cards (which take us back to the good ol’ days), and someone usually gets flowers from a sweet boyfriend/husband (which we all can enjoy!)

Another reason we love this holiday is because we’re reminded of just how beautiful and versatile pinks, corals, and reds can be! We picked a few Schumacher fabrics (from many collections) showcasing just why we love the colors of love.

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Enjoy today!
Tell someone you love them!
And do something nice for someone!
That’s a sure-fire way to make your Valentine’s Day the best possible! Oh, and when you get blue, just re-visit this post for a little happiness and warmth from these pretty fabrics! 🙂

{ happy valentine’s day }

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New from the Schu…

With Spring just around the corner, (well, sort of…) thoughts of going to the beach, taking trips, and spending time outdoors don’t seem quite so intangible! The nice weather in our area this weekend really gave some of us a case of Spring Fever!

To go along perfectly with the upcoming season change is this new collection of fabrics from Schumacher. The collection is named Cote d’Azur, which just sounds beautiful doesn’t it?! These indoor/outdoor fabrics were inspired by the sand and surf of the French Riviera. They definitely make us wish for a big yacht, some big sunglasses, and a nice Mediterranean cocktail… Ahhh….

Let’s take a look at a few of the collection’s highlights…

San Remo Fret, Jet
Monaco Velvet, Java
Antibes Chevron, Jet
Tortola Marine
Cap Ferrat Weave, Navy
Cannes Awning Stripe, Java

Remember, indoor/outdoor fabrics can easily be cleaned with soap and water! These fabrics would be perfect for families with lots of children (or messy adults!), beach homes, outdoor upholstered furniture… The possibilities are almost endless!

We could really get used to relaxing in a space like this...

View the entire Schumacher collection here. And if you have questions or would like a sample of anything you see, give us a call! We’ll get you fixed up!

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Little Things Studio: Something to Keep an Eye on!

So recently we met a really cool girl by the name of Kate Thomas. She has her own little graphics studio called Little Things Studio. She makes fabulous prints, stationery, calendars, etc. Mostly paper stuff. But we are SO EXCITED to find out that she will soon be selling FABRIC! By “soon,” we mean it is in the works but could still be a while… She’s keeping us posted! Her designs are beautiful and translate flawlessly into fabric patterns, so we’re pretty excited about hopefully soon having access to this stuff! Here are a few fabric samples. Don’t they bring a smile to your face?!

Here are a few of her other designs that are worth peeking at, too. More can be seen at Kate’s etsy shop, and on her blog! She’s one hilarious chick with a great sense of humor and an even greater sense of design! 🙂

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SummerHouse in the Sunshine State

22
JUNE
2011

Elizabeth Gullett

SummerHouse designer Elizabeth Gullett recently finished a project in Santa Rosa, Florida that we are all in love with! See what Elizabeth has to say about the challenges that the project presented and how she overcame those challenges. And check out these gorgeous photos!

I must say that this Santa Rosa Beach, Florida carriage house has been one of my most favorite projects yet. Not only was the location divine -with its ocean views, private pool and private beach access- but the client and I shared a unity of vision that made this project go incredibly smoothly! Right off the bat, Kay and I knew we were going to work great together. She’s as enthusiastic as I am, and there was so much to be excited about!

BEACH HOUSE BY ELIZABETH GULLETT // SUMMERHOUSE

The Challenge: 1) To create a relaxing environment that was livable, fresh, and interesting, while easily accommodating guests ranging from grand-kids to business associates. One of the main issues we had to consider was the fact that this would be where Kay’s kids and grandkids stayed when they came to visit. So everything needed to be super durable, easy to clean, and all around super family friendly, with as much sleeping room as possible. 2) The carriage house needed to have a “chic” element about it as well, because (very fortunate) business associates and clients would be staying here occasionally. 3) The furnishings should direct attention outside toward the amazing views, and not steal it from them. 4) The carriage house should also flow smoothly from the main house (they are attached), and yet stand on it’s own two design feet.

The Solution: 1) This was accomplished with heavy duty fabric on a sleeper sofa, cleanable slipcovers on the chairs, and a darker wool rug downstairs. Wool is naturally stain-resistant, and the darker color makes it even more kid-friendly. The bar stools are made of a heavy-duty grey washed rattan – just wipe them clean!  2) A variety of carefully mixed finishes and washes brings an eclectic, yet sophisticated flair to the different case pieces in the house. The accessories-from classic, thick coffee table books to white coral on acrylic bases-add another layer of chic. The furniture is more rustic, while the accessories are more classic and elegant. 3) Furniture was arranged with each spectacular view as the focal point; every seat gets a good sightline to the ocean! 4)  I chose a palette of crisp white, soothing greens and fresh blues- a classic beach palette, done in a slightly unexpected, dressier way. The blue was pulled from the main house, bringing a sense of cohesiveness.

“Not only was the location divine -with its ocean views, private pool and private beach access- but the client and I shared a unity of vision that made this project go incredibly smoothly!”

“A variety of carefully mixed finishes and washes brings an eclectic, yet sophisticated flair to the different case pieces in the house.”

The words we both kept using to describe the feeling we wanted for the house was “Non-beachy, beachy.” Sounds silly, but it fit. Clean, relaxed, sophisticated, and fresh, but with no wicker or “coastal” furniture to be found anywhere…a “different” type of beach house. Kay pretty much gave me free rein in the fabric and furnishing selection, and after the initial presentation didn’t change a thing. It was so affirming that she not only loved, but trusted, the entire vision!

Like I said, one of my most favorite projects yet. 🙂

GREAT JOB, ELIZABETH!

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It’s Friday, Baby!

Happy Friday! To make the best day of the week even better, here is a little lavendar eye candy for you… Lisa and Elish are working on a nursery for one of our favorite customers! Isn’t all of this stuff just DELICIOUS? The mix of purples, with a little dash of bling make this little girl’s future room one that ANY girl would love! We can’t wait to show you pictures when this room is complete! 🙂

Yep. Gorgeous!
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Heavenly Bedding

We recently receievd our market order from Legacy Bedding, and it is GOR-GEOUS! We are in love with every piece of it! We have several beds on the showroom floor made up with these heavenly threads and everyone that comes in oohs and aahs over how breathtaking they are! Here–you can see what we’re talking about!

Color options!
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Shop the pages of LONNY at SummerHouse!

As per usual, we are obsessing over the new LonnyMag for this month… Have you seen it? We love the bright, summery spaces that dominate most of it. Perfect for… drumroll please… SUMMER! Here are a few of the items that we carry that made it into the mag. Come shop LonnyMag with us! 🙂

John Robshaw Dangi Fort Shower Curtain

Beauty Bark Print, Cerise. Trina Turk for Schumacher
Jax Print Driftwood. Trina Turk for Schumacher
Jax Print Driftwood. Trina Turk for Schumacher

Snake Chain, Dove. Dwell Studio for Robert Allen

Customizable lamps from Mottega

Customizable bedding from Leontine Linens

Meri Side Table by OLY Studio

The Jaggery Collection for John Robshaw

Manuel Canovas Trellis Wallpaper

Visual Comfort Studio Floor Lamp

Once you have a minute to look at the newest issue, comment and tell us your favorite feature! We would love to know! 🙂

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New from the Schu

We are completely in love with the new Au Natural collection from Schumacher! In their own words, this collection is “a combination of luxuriously quiet and surprisingly dramatic neutral patterns and textures.”  Now if THAT doesn’t scream SummerHouse, we don’t know what does!! It was hard to narrow it down to just a few, so here are more than a few of our favorites…

Ambala Paisley Fog
Shijin Silk Silver
Amboise Linen Embroidery Zinc
Arles Embroidery Greige
Ottoman Flower Moonstone
Montauban Stripe Nickel/Greige
Chinon Silk Weave
Jakarta Linen Print
Monceau Linen Embroidery Zinc
Lorient Fret Greige
Kandira Greige

After seeing all of those, we know you want to see the whole entire collection! Here you go 🙂  What pattern is your favorite? So hard to choose!

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