Happening in Atlanta

Lisa Palmer in the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Designer Showhouse

We told y’all a few weeks ago about Lisa’s involvement in the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Showhouse & Gardens. Remember seeing that here? Well, the time has come for the showhouse to actually HAPPEN!

Lisa Palmer in the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Designer ShowhouseWe are SO proud of Lisa and the beautiful room she has crafted for the stunning home in which this year’s showhouse takes place. Lisa created a beautiful, inspired space that we hope all of you will get to see in person!

The showhouse starts April 20 and is open Thursdays through Sundays until May 14.

Lisa told us a little about her room and what inspired her design!

“My space is on the second level of the home. It’s a study/reading room. I loved the space when I first saw it because of the fantastic natural light that the space gets! It’s not a very big space – It’s about 17 feet by 13 feet- but I had a good amount of space to work. It’s on the second level, which houses several bedrooms, and I’m right off of a gorgeous staircase.

Our inspiration for the space was springtime! I also took inspiration from the architecture of the home which had a real traditional feel, so I couldn’t go super modern. We wallpapered the space in a gorgeous Philip Jeffries ivory raffia wallcovering that has a little sheen to it. And because it was spring, my color scheme was ivory, black, and fern green. The Pantone color of the year is this particular fern green so I went with that because it reminded me of springtime!

I have some comfortable seating in there as well as some interesting pattern. I also wanted to showcase Mississippi artists. I wanted the people of the region to see how talented the artists in our area are. So I used one of the walls as a showcase for our Mississippi artists. I love how that art wall turned out!

Lisa Palmer in the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Designer Showhouse

The room overall has sort of my signature look with high contrast. My drapery is an ivory linen when a beautiful quarter inch glazed black linen flange all the way around. We did this beautiful ivory armless Hickory Chair sofa in an ivory linen velvet, and I did a really cool armless chair in a Zak and Fox pattern of deep charcoal and ivory with a very gardeny pattern. Then there’s this fern green chair by Lee Industries with this really cool braid that brings in the black and ivory around the bottom.

All of this is sitting on top of this sisal and wool greek key rug by Patterson Flynn Martin. And to top it all off, I’ve got this really killer, semi modern yet earthy light fixture in a bronze and gold that came from the showroom of Paul Plus at ADAC.

So this room is bright, it’s fun, it has a little traditional spin and a little modern spin, and it’s very springy.

This showhouse is really something to see. People need to come over and tour it! Mississippi is represented in this house, so we are really excited to be a part of it.”

/ / / / / / / / / /

Be sure to keep up with all things showhouse related by following them on Instagram! We really hope you get a chance to get over to Atlanta to see all of the prettiness for yourself! The proceeds benefit the Atlanta History Center!

AND! Don’t forget that Lisa and Marty are headed to High Point Market this weekend, too, so keep up with all of their market fun by following our hashtag #SHGoesToMarket 🙂 We can’t wait to see what all they find!

Continue Reading

SummerHouse Goes To Market!

As of this morning, Lisa and Marty are officially High Point bound! They’re headed to market in search of the best of the best to bring back to our showroom for you guys! They also make a point to look for new, unique lines to add to our already impressive list of vendors!

Market is always really fun, really exhausting, and well worth the trip! We cannot wait to see what all Lisa and Marty find. Stay tuned for some post-market blog posts giving y’all a little sneak peek of what you can expect to see hitting the store in the coming weeks and months!

Follow along with their trip by following the Instagram hashtag #SHGoesToMarket – They’ll be live posting from showrooms and parties! 🙂

SummerHouse Goes To Market!

Thanks so much for dropping by today! Hope you’re having a fantastic week!

Continue Reading

Headed To High Point!

15
OCTOBER
2015

Part of our team is headed to High Point Market today!

Lisa, Marty, Todd, and Lindsey flew out early this morning and are excited about several days of picking out some fantastic new goods to bring back to Ridgeland! We know they have a pretty packed schedule, so we look forward to keeping up with them on Instagram by following the SummerHouse market hashtag #SHGoesToMarket!

#SHGoesToMarket // SummerHouse's trip to High Point on Instagram!

 

Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for some more High Point action as well!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great rest of your week!

Continue Reading

#SHGOESTOMARKET

16
APRIL
2015

Today is the day that our team heads over to High Point for market! This is always such a fun trip, and fun is always best when shared! Be sure to keep up with the fun and fabulous finds of our market team (which consists of Lisa, Marty, and Mary Courtney this go-round) on Instagram! Just like last time, we’re using the hashtag #SHGoesToMarket so you can follow along!

SummerHouse Goes to Market // Follow along on Instagram! // @shopsummerhouse

Check out our past trips to High Point HERE! We hope you enjoy following along with this one!

Continue Reading

Lines We Love: Mr. Brown Home

18
FEBRUARY
2015

Today we’re showing a little extra love to a line with which we are absolutely smitten! Mr. Brown Home is always one of our favorite stops whenever we visit High Point Market because of their amazeability! (Did we just make up a word? Maybe… It’s defined as “ability to amaze” just in case you were wondering!) They wow us every time we visit them… We never cease to be totally amazed!

Here are just a few reasons why we love Mr. Brown Home…

Why We Love Mr. Brown Home // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Why We Love Mr. Brown Home // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Why We Love Mr. Brown Home // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Why We Love Mr. Brown Home // www.alwayssummerblog.com

See what we mean? Amazeability! Furniture to lighting to accessories… It’s all perfection!

Thanks, Mr. Brown, for keeping us excited about what all y’all are doing! Keep up the good work! 🙂

Continue Reading

#SHGoesToMarket Part 2

29
OCTOBER
2014

Yesterday, we showed you a few snaps of our team’s latest trip to High Point Market, and today, we’ve got more!

One of the stand-out showrooms Lisa, Marty, Todd, and Sunny visited was the Tommy Mitchell showroom! His work was absolutely stunning, as always!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

So cool, isn’t it?!

One of our team’s favorite things about this year’s market was the lighting. There was some incredible lighting, including Kelly Wearstler’s brand new collection for Visual Comfort!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Awesome, right?! Here are some more pretty lights…

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… and some great looking beds and upholstery!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The team even found some gorgeous outdoor furniture and accessories!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

And market would not have been market without a few great parties to go to, like Bernhardt’s 125th anniversary party! How cute is this crew?!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We’re so glad they made it back all safe and sound! Glad to have them back!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We hope you enjoyed this quick little recap! Let us know if you have any questions about anything!!

Continue Reading

#SHGoesToMarket Part 1

28
OCTOBER
2014

Our team returned from High Point Market last week with lots of wonderful stories, beautiful pictures, and tons of excitement for the new pieces that we have headed our way soon!

We have a few highlights to show y’all, so let’s get started!

Overall, our team (consisting of Lisa, Marty, Todd, and Sunny) said things trended more towards modern (vs. reclaimed) and they continued seeing a lot of brass…

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… And that they got a lot of great one of a kind items and beautiful pieces of art!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

 #SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

They got to rub elbows with Michael Boodro, the Editor in Chief of Elle Decor…

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… And Lisa was asked to be a part of the Lee Loves Local panel of outstanding store owners! What an honor!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

She did a great job… 🙂  Go Lisa!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Lee Loves Local forum was such a highlight last year, so we were all so excited when Lisa told us that Bondi, marketing goddess at Lee Industries, asked her!

Stay tuned tomorrow for more about fabulous new lighting, fun parties, and other fun tidbits from the big trip! And to see a few other photos from the trip, hop on Instagram and search the hashtag #SHGoesToMarket! Marty did a killer job of ‘gramming their way through all those lovely showrooms while they were away!

See y’all tomorrow!

Continue Reading

#SHGOESTOMARKET

16
OCTOBER
2014

Back in the Spring when we were at High Point Market, we had so much fun Instagramming our way through the long weekend that we’ve decided to do it again! And this time we’ve created our very own hashtag! Be sure to follow #SHgoestomarket on Instagram to keep up with all the fun that Lisa, Marty, Todd, and Sunny will be having!

Follow SummerHouse's High Point Market crew on Instagram with #SHgoestomarket

High Point is always so much fun, so we’re excited to have a one-click way to keep up with what all our team is seeing! We hope you’ll follow along! 🙂

Thanks for stopping in today. Hope to see some of you in High Point!

Continue Reading

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

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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! 🙂

Continue Reading

Market Recap Part 2: Hickory Chair

11
APRIL
2014

Our High Point Market recap continues! Yesterday, we shared the highlights from our visit to Vanguard. Today, let’s see what was going on at Hickory Chair!

This trip started off with some real excitement because we got to meet the gorgeous and oh-so-talented Paloma Contreras of La Dolce Vita, a blog that our whole staff adores! She was very sweet and so easy to talk to!

SummerHouse Goes To Market :: Hickory Chair

Then we started our way around the showroom. This bright and happy setting was what greeted us right as we walked in!

SummerHouse Goes To Market :: Hickory Chair

Suzanne Kasler’s portion of the showroom was to die for, as usual!

SummerHouse Goes To Market :: Hickory Chair

SummerHouse Goes To Market :: Hickory Chair

SummerHouse Goes To Market :: Hickory Chair

Suzanne was SO nice. We just love visiting with her!

SummerHouse Goes To Market :: Hickory Chair

Alexa Hampton went with some big, bold colors in her portion of the showroom! It was rich, colorful, and super different, but we loved it!

SummerHouse Goes To Market :: Hickory Chair

Here are a few other snaps from the rest of the tour…

SummerHouse Goes To Market :: Hickory Chair

SummerHouse Goes To Market :: Hickory Chair

We enjoyed a visit with Susan Hable Smith (great interview with her HERE!) and her sister, too!

SummerHouse Goes To Market :: Hickory Chair

We’re bringing home some real beauties from this showroom, too, so get excited about what will be hitting our showroom in the coming months!

More from our trip on Monday! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!

Continue Reading

Market Recap Part I: Vanguard

10
APRIL
2014

Well, the High Point market team is back from their journey to North Carolina! It was a blast, but a lot of hard work! Over the next few days, we’ll try to give you a recap of the highlights of the trip! Marty and Lisa did a fabulous job of scouting out new furnishings for the store while I (Laurel) took lots of pictures along the way!

Let’s start with the Vanguard showroom…

How GORGEOUS are all of these Lauren Lachance pieces collaged on this big wall? It took our breath away!

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Vanguard

This was one of Lisa’s favorite groupings.

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Vanguard

Gorgeous bed setup…

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Vanguard

We died over this unique, dark finish!

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Vanguard

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Vanguard

After the showroom tour, we had a beautiful meal with some fun folks in a lovely setting!

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Vanguard

After a little nourishment, we then we put our order together…

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Vanguard

Y’all are going to love what we picked out from Vanguard!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for a few more details from our trip! And, as always, thanks for stopping by!

Continue Reading

Trends for Fall

07
MARCH
2013

With market just around the corner, our team of attendees is getting VERY excited about the journey ahead! Marty, Lisa, and Laurel will make their way to High Point, North Carolina that first weekend in April to scope out the latest in interiors trends!

We love staying on the forefront of Interior Design’s latest so we can bring the best of the best back to Mississippi for y’all! Take a peek at what we’re expecting to find in High Point next month in this fun video!

What trend are YOU most excited to see more of in the coming months? We’d love to know!

 

Continue Reading