Get New and Give Back

28
JULY
2014

July isn’t over yet!

You still have a couple of days to get your Lee Industries orders in all whilst helping Wounded Warrior Project! Lee Industries is one of the most reputable upholstery companies in the business, excelling in style, fabric selection, durability, customer service, comfort, and much more! We absolutely love this company and know you will too!

So why not add a little new Lee to your life and give back while doing so?

Here are a few more of our staff’s favorite Lee items… We love them all!

Patricia loves this awesome L5608-52 barstool!

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

And Lindsey loves this pretty low slipcovered chair, C5203-01C.

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

Lisa’s favorite Lee frame is the 3421-03 sofa… (Always beautiful!)

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

… While Sunny loves the C3106-11 sofa!

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

And Stacy picked a favorite of everyone’s… Rug benches! All of them are one-of-a-kind and surprisingly functional!

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

We look forward to helping you get your favorite frame on order! Hurry in while there is still time to support WWP! We hope to see you soon!

 

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Lee Love

17
JULY
2014

Since all Lee Industries sales during the month of July go to support Wounded Warrior Project (more on that here!), we wanted to share a few more of our staff’s Lee faves! Today, we’re sharing some cool chairs that a few of our people are in love with!

Todd loves the 1549-01 chair in leather or in a heavy-weight woven…

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

…and Anna loves the L5773-01 dining chair! So gorgeous!

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

Laurel is using C1211-01SG in a personal project…

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

…and Elish is really digging Lee’s outdoor fabulous options like this pretty chair! 

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

Come in and see all of the other Lee Industries product we have on our showroom floor and get your orders placed today! (Or you can buy from stock, too! We’ve got some beautiful pieces in right now!) Since it’s for such a great cause, why not order those chairs you’ve been wanting for months now?! Our fabulous designers can help you make the perfect selection!

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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!

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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!

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Our Favorites From Lee

03
JULY
2014

You heard us talking earlier this week about the month-long event we have going through the end of July where 10% of our Lee Industries sales go to Wounded Warrior Project!

We’re excited about, together with you, being able to make a difference in the lives of those who have so bravely served our country!

We thought it would be fun to share some of our staff’s favorite Lee Industries frames just to give you a better idea of what all this fabulous company offers!

Marty’s favorite: the 3722-03 sofa

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

Tina loves the 1878-01.

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

The 1942-01 chair is Jacque’s fave…

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

…and Mary Courtney loves the L1549-21 lounger!

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

Katy’s pick: the 1821-01 Swivel Glider.

SummerHouse's favorites from Lee Industries! // www.summerhousestyle.com

We love all of these styles! And you will love the quality and comfort! Stay tuned for more staff favorites coming over the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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SummerHouse and Lee Industries Give Back

30
JUNE
2014

When we heard about Lee Gives Back, a special month-long event that Lee Industries is putting on during July, we were reminded of why we love this company so much! Not only does Lee produce beautiful, high-quality upholstery, but they care about loving on local dealers and the communities with which these dealers work.

During the month of July, they’ve given each dealer the chance to choose a charity to give back a portion of their proceeds. SummerHouse has chosen Wounded Warrior Project as our charity, so 10% of all of our Lee Industries sales during the month of July will go towards this noteworthy organization!

SummerHouse and Lee Industries give back to Wounded Warrior Project during July 2014 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Throughout the month, we’ll highlight a few of our favorite Lee products as well as a little more about why we chose Wounded Warrior Project as our charity.

We look forward to working with you in the coming month on furnishing your home with beautiful upholstery all while giving back to a well-deserving charity.

Thank you for your business and support!!

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High Point Highlights, Part 4

16
APRIL
2014

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

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

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

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

Mary McDonald and Newell Turner // SummerHouse

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

Mary McDonald for Ferguson Copeland Launch Party // SummerHouse

Some other celebs we met / got pictures with were…

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

We love Rue Magazine! // SummerHouse

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

SummerHouse with MGBW

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

Gabby goes Gatsby // SummerHouse

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

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Natural Curiosities

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Natural Curiosities

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

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Wendover

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

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Lillian August

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

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Lillian August

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

SummerHouse goes to Market :: OLY

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

SummerHouse goes to Market :: OLY

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

SummerHouse goes to Market :: NOIR

SummerHouse goes to Market :: NOIR

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

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

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Tritter Feefer

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

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Lee Industries

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Lee Industries

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Lee Industries

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Lee Industries

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

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Winner, Winner!

14
APRIL
2014

We’ve had two big winners as of late, so we thought we’d continue celebrating with them on their big victories with a quick blog post!

The winner of our Like, Share, Win contest was super excited about the SummerHouse happy basket she got to take home! And all for just sharing her favorite item in our webstore! 🙂 Congrats, Tina! Way to go!

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Our other winner, Kim, got to take home a Lee Industries chair because of her victory in the #LOVELEECHAIR Instagram contest! Her photo got 1300 likes! (Impressive!)

We love the chair she got!

#loveleechair winner

Lee Chair // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Congrats again to Tina and Kim! We’re so excited for both of you and hope you enjoy your prizes! 🙂

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Green Scene

17
MARCH
2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Love-LEE Chair Giveaway!

15
MARCH
2014

If you’ve had your eye on a Lee Industries chair that’s on our showroom floor lately, NOW is the time to come take another look! And if you don’t have an Instagram account, you’ll need to get one, because…

Your favorite Lee chair could be yours for FREE! Allow us to tell you about a lovely contest Lee has going on…

Love LEE Chair Giveaway Contest

But FIRST, we must highlight the fact that our very own Todd Prince is in the marketing material for this contest! Yep, that’s him top right center! We love that Lee likes using SummerHouse folks in their promo materials! (Remember Lisa in this campaign?) 🙂

So about this Love-Lee contest! All you have to do is come into SummerHouse, take a picture sitting in your favorite Lee chair on the showroom floor, and Instagram it! Here are the guidelines for posting…

– Follow @leeindustries on Instagram.

– Share your photo on Instagram between March 15th-30th, 2014.

– Tag your photos with @leeindustries, #loveleechair, and @shopsummerhouse or #shopsummerhouse.

The three lucky people with the most “likes” on their post by 11:59pm on March 30th will win their favorite chair! The winners will be announced on March 31st, 2014.

(Each contestant is only eligible to win one prize. In the event of a tie, LEE will determine the winner by randomly selecting a name from the tied contestants.)

Our designers will be happy to take pictures for you, should you need a hand! 🙂 See you soon!!!

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The Staff’s Web Store Favorites

14
MARCH
2014

Have you visited our new web store yet? It’s up and running (and looking gorgeous!)

Next time you head to the online shop, be sure to keep an eye out for our staff’s favorite items! We got our designers and support staff to share a little about why they love certain pieces and even got some insight on how a few of them would style the items in their own homes! Let’s see what everybody picked!

DESIGNER LINDSEY TOWNSEND

Favorite Item: Modern Square End Table

SummerHouse Design Staff's favorites from the www.summerhousestyle.com web store

“I love an acrylic piece mixed into any space with antique or french style pieces.  I love the juxtaposition of both old and new.”

DISPLAY AND BUSINESS OFFICE MANAGER MARTY SMITH

Favorite Item: Gareth Sculpture

SummerHouse Design Staff's favorites from the www.summerhousestyle.com web store

“My favorite item is the Gareth Sculpture because I am a fan of anything with horns and anything with gold or brass! It is so right now!”

DESIGNER ELIZABETH GULLETT

Favorite Item: Henry Fireplace Tool Set
SummerHouse Design Staff's favorites from the www.summerhousestyle.com web store

“Some pieces are just a necessity in every home, and I’m always looking for those that can be beautiful AND functional. When the item is constantly on display, it’s even more important. What was once an eyesore can become another layer in your room. The edgy, beautiful modernity of these iron fire tools creates a piece of art…. Definitely a real winner!!”

DESIGNER CASEY JENKINS

Favorite Item: Tremont Chair

SummerHouse Design Staff's favorites from the www.summerhousestyle.com web store

“My absolute favorite thing on the web store would have to be the lovely Tremont Chair!
The gilded iron chair frame paired with a white linen tightly upholstered seat and back cushion is the perfect chair for almost any living, keeping, or bedroom setting! This chair upholstered in a white hide would be fabulous! I will admit, it’s not the most comfortable, but beauty is pain, and this chair is worth it!”

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR LAUREL DONAHOO

Favorite Item: Fawn Observation Print

SummerHouse Design Staff's favorites from the www.summerhousestyle.com web store

“My husband is a big deer hunter, and we both love art, so this print would be perfect in our home! Those colors and the style speak to me, and he would love the subject matter! I’m envisioning this hanging on one of the big walls in our breakfast room! It would be stunning!”

DESIGNER ELISH PHARES

Favorite Item: Gazelle Horn Plaque

SummerHouse Design Staff's favorites from the www.summerhousestyle.com web store

“I adore these Gazelle Horns! I actually already own them and have them hanging over my bed. They were my first ever Summerhouse purchase! I tend to go a little luxe, but love influences from nature. I have these hanging over my upholstered blue headboard with antique nailhead. The horns are flanked by b+w photos of my grandfather when he was in the navy. Captures my style perfectly.”

DESIGNER SUNNY HOLLIDAY

Favorite Item: Tampa Pewter Swivel Chair

SummerHouse Design Staff's favorites from the www.summerhousestyle.com web store

“There are several great components to why I love this chair! The leather is simply splendid, the comfort is beyond perfection & the style is captivating. Are you ready for the icing on the cake???…. It’s a swivel chair! Oh how I heart a swivel chair!! The great thing about it being a swivel chair is that it’s perfect for conversational areas. The perfect “home” for this chair would be in a keeping area, living room or bedroom, even an office would be suitable. The fact that you can “swivel” 360 degrees makes it very functional for conversation areas of a space.”

DESIGN ASSISTANT PATTY ROBBINS

Favorite Item: Balustrade Table Lamp

SummerHouse Design Staff's favorites from the www.summerhousestyle.com web store

“This lamp is elegant, sophisticated, and transitional. It is gorgeous on its own and even more beautiful in a pair!”

DESIGNER KATY HINES

Favorite Item: Antique Oak Cabinet

SummerHouse Design Staff's favorites from the www.summerhousestyle.com web store

“I love the Antique Oak Cabinet because it’s a one-of-a-kind.  I would use this in my keeping/breakfast room to create an interesting and strong focal point in the space!”

WEB STORE MANAGER ANNA GOODSON

Favorite Items: Emory Sofa // Dior Couture Book // Tom Ford Book // Gazelle Horn Plaque // XXXL Cowdide Rug // Dean Chandelier // Quartz Cluster Votive Candle Holder // Phyllo Pillows

SummerHouse Design Staff's favorites from the www.summerhousestyle.com web store

“These are some of my favorite items on our web store, and I think the combination is a good representation of my personal style. The brown velvet sofa paired with the textured pillows would look great with my (always growing) vintage pillow collection, and the faux bois and gold combination of the chandelier would be an excellent addition to ANY home (but especially mine!). As you can tell by the gazelle horn mount, cow hide rug, and crystal votive, I like elements that have a somewhat natural feel. I love pairing things like the gazelle horn mount with softer elements, such as fresh flowers… Everywhere if possible! As a photographer, the Dior Couture and Tom Ford coffee table books are just no brainers! Throw all of this in a living room, add floor to ceiling windows, my vintage pillow collection, fresh flowers, and I might never leave.”

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Go ahead and start picking out what YOUR favorite item in the web store is because choosing one just might win you a SummerHouse prize pack! Details coming next week… Get excited!

And have a GREAT weekend!

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The Stunning Showroom

25
FEBRUARY
2014

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MSOur pretty showroom is looking simply stunning after a recent update! Marty, our big strong wonderful moving guys, and many a helping hand do such a great job working together to bring in new inventory, remove sold items, and accessorize with the new things we have coming in daily! Here’s a little look at what you’ll find if you come in anytime in the next few days!

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

See something you like in any of these pictures, but don’t live in Mississippi? You’re in luck!!! MANY of our in-stock items are available on our brand new web store, so be sure to head on over and shop our online selection, which grows by the day! Click on the SHOP tab on the top left of the menu and browse ’til your heart is content!

We hope all of you are having a great week so far! Hope to see you soon!

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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!

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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!

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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! 🙂

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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!

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InstaGOOD

24
JANUARY
2014

Happy Friday everyone! We’re so excited that the weekend is in sight! 🙂 To brighten your day, we give you… SOME FRIDAY EYE CANDY!  We ran a quick little report and found YOUR favorite of our Instagram posts! Want to see the top five? Here they are…

{ 5th most popular }

SummerHouse's most popular Instagram Posts

{ 4th most popular }

SummerHouse's most popular Instagram Posts

{ 3rd most popular }

SummerHouse's most popular Instagram Posts

{ 2nd most popular }

SummerHouse's most popular Instagram Posts

….aaaaaand drumroll please!

{ THE most popular picture on our Instagram! }

SummerHouse's most popular Instagram Posts

Wanna join in on the InstaFUN? Follow us >> @shopsummerhouse!

(And while you’re at it, feel free to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or follow our Pinterest board! We love hearing from and interacting with all of our wonderful followers!)

Y’all have a great weekend and feel free to stop in today or tomorrow for a cup of coffee and a hefty dose of inspiration!

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Redone

09
JANUARY
2014

Our showroom floor has been newly redone and it looks super gorgeous!

We’re all in LOVE with the new pieces Marty and her hard-working team used to spruce up the store! Some new pieces from Chaddock, a few pieces by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair, some pretty new Lee furnishings… And that’s just the tip of the iceburg!

Take a look at some of what’s new…

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

See anything you want to know more about? Give us a call!! 601-853-4445. Our designers are always happy to help!

And stay tuned for more photos from our showroom redo in the next few days!

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Lee Loves Local (and Lisa!)

06
JANUARY
2014

In the latest round of print advertisements from Lee Industries, they’ve put their focus into a new campaign called Lee Loves Local (which we are all about!) and GUESS WHO is in some of these ads?!

Lee Loves Local (and Lisa!)  // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Yes, that is our very own Lisa Palmer right there on the bottom row of photos!

We’re proud to call her our own! Doesn’t she looks just smashing (as always?!)
Be sure to keep an eye out for this ad in magazines like Veranda and Garden & Gun!

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