New To SummerHouse Oxford, Part 1

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The showroom floor at SummerHouse | Oxford just recently got revamped and it is looking GOOD! Tons of new upholstery, lots of new accessories, some new art… Plus so much more! If you haven’t been by in a while, now is the time to stop in! Here’s what you have to look forward to…

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We actually have so many pictures of the Oxford showroom right now that we’ll have to save the rest to show y’all tomorrow! So be sure to check back in the morning 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! And of course, to get the full effect, we recommend actually going to SHOX to see all of this in person!

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Century Furniture Sale!

Century Sale at SummerHouse

We have some exciting news to share with you! Now through October 2nd, we’re offering 25% off Century Furniture, both in-stock and special order! There are a few exclusions, but not many, so we’re confident we can help you find just what you’re looking for at a great price! Here are some pretty photos to showcase what Century has to offer…

Century Furniture Sale at SummerHouse

Century Furniture Sale at SummerHouse

Century Furniture Sale at SummerHouse

Come see us soon and let one of our talented designers help you get your dream room(s) on order!

Thanks for dropping by today! Hope your week is off to the best start!

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Beach Bound || Year Round

Beach Bound Year Round // alwayssummerblog.com

We are so thrilled to have recently been featured on The Scout Guide’s blog! Summer is one of our favorite seasons around here for obvious reasons, so we celebrate this season as big as we can! The Scout Guide is helping by spreading the summer love in this post. Hop on over to get in on the summer fun!

Beach Bound Year Round // alwayssummerblog.com

Beach Bound Year Round // alwayssummerblog.com

Beach Bound Year Round // alwayssummerblog.com

Beach Bound Year Round // alwayssummerblog.com

Speaking of summer fun, don’t forget about this sale! Only good through Saturday!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by today! Happy Summer! XO!

 

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Lee Loves Local Video!

We are so excited to be able to share with y’all this fun video recap of the Lee Loves Local event we hosted back in February! It was a perfect day of celebrating all things local!

LEE LOVES LOCAL SummerHouse from REstyleSOURCE on Vimeo.

We want to thank Lee Industries, Traditional Home, Restyle Source, and ALL of the amazing local vendors and businesses that got involved with us! Huge thanks to Julia Reed, Shaun Smith, and Krissa Rossbund for joining Lisa in talking about southern entertaining. It was a fantastic day that we still talk about regularly up here!

Hope you enjoy the video! 🙂 XO!

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Lee Loves Local – A Quick Recap

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

We had SO much fun on Saturday! Thank you to everyone who came out! (There were a lot of y’all, and we could not be more appreciative of your support!)

Here are a few fun photos from the day. We hope to share more as we get them over the coming weeks!

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Our vendors were AMAZING and had the prettiest setups! Thanks to everyone who was a part of this day. It was pretty close to perfect 🙂 We are so thankful for all of the LOVE shown by our community on Saturday (and everyday!)

We hope your week is off to a great start. XO!

 

 

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High Point Instagram Takeover!

Exciting news! THIS SUNDAY, October 23, our very own Lisa Palmer will be taking over High Point Market’s Instagram as she and Marty are at market! She’ll be sharing some of her favorite market finds so be sure you tune in! It’ll be a blast! (And what an honor it is that she was one of the ones chosen to do this!)

High Point Market Instagram Takeover

We hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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Simple Sophistication

Do you ever just look at a room and think, “Ah, how beautiful are the colors in here?!” even if the room is mostly neutral!? We find ourselves saying something like that quite often so we’ve decided to start sharing some photos of our projects and the inspiring colors that create those spaces! We hope to inspire you and open your eyes to the depth of beautifully designed spaces. Even when they seem so simple! Stay tuned for more in our new Inspired By series! But for now, take a look at this pretty space and just take in the beautiful color of a room that some may consider to be rather “colorless!”

Color palette inspired by simple sophistication // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We hope this room makes you as happy as it makes us! Isn’t it beautiful? Designed by our very own Lisa Palmer 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!!

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Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July, friends! We are closed today in celebration of our nation’s independence! We hope you’re having a great day off relaxing with friends and family and giving thanks for our freedom!

We’ve rounded up a little red, white, and blue eye candy for ya today for your viewing pleasure!

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Our doors will open again tomorrow at 10:00! See you then! 🙂

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InstaFaves

It’s always fun for us to look at analytics and see what sort of things you guys seem to get most excited about when we post and share! Today, we thought we’d share your favorites from Instagram over the past 6 months! Here are the 15 front runners!

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Check out these pretty pics plus many more over on our instagram! And be sure to follow for the most up-to-date updates about our shop and projects! 🙂

Thanks so much for dropping in today. Hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!

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The Best Beachy Paint Colors

One great way to really freshen up a room is with a new coat of paint!

With summer just around the corner, we’ve had the colors of the beach on our minds these days… So we had our designers pick their favorite beach-inspired hues to share with you!

Here are their picks!

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Do you have a beachy paint color fave that we missed? Do share!

And have a GREAT week!!

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Be On The Lookout!

We have some beautiful new billboards up around the Jackson metro area, so y’all be on the lookout!

We love the simplicity of these beautiful banners…

Great sofas, a splash of watercolor…

What’s not to love?! 🙂

SummerHouse spring billboard advertising // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse spring billboard advertising // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Speaking of sofas… If you’re in the market for a new one, let us help! Don’t forget that all MGBW sofas are on sale through the end of the month, so take advantage!!

Have a beautiful weekend, friends! Thanks for stopping by!

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Save The Date for our Back Door Sale

The dates for our Back Door Sale are SET! Mark your calendars for April 29th and 30th!

For those of you unfamiliar with our Back Door Sale, it’s something we do every year to clear out our inventory! If we have had it for too long, or ordered too many, or if it has gotten scratched or dented, it will be in the sale!

SummerHouse's annual Back Door Sale // www.alwayssummerblog.com

It’s always a lot of fun for us and for our wonderful customers! We hope you’ll mark your calendars and join us for a day or two of excitement at the end of the month! We’re getting so excited!

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Oh Baby!

Laurel is BACK! After two months on maternity leave, our dearest Laurel is back in action on the blog and social media. Congratulations to Laurel and the Donahoo family on their beautiful new addition – Lily Ryan Donahoo. In honor of her return and the birth of her baby girl, we wanted to share two of our favorite girl nurseries by designers Todd Prince and Lindsey Townsend.

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Aren’t these fit for a princess?!

I have had so much fun diving in to the wonderful world of SummerHouse over the past two months. I am leaving inspired and in love with the art that is interior design. Thank you to Lisa and the SummerHouse team for welcoming me with open arms! It’s been a blast!

– Kristin Miller

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Decking A Dorm Room: Part III

Part III of Decking a Dorm Room is here! We are so excited to share more of designer Katherine Shelton’s secrets to make your dorm room the most fabulous in the dorm! Today we are focusing on how to organize elegantly. Here are some great tips to maximize your smaller space while still making your dorm room feel chic, organized, and just like home!

+ Raise your bed – Bunk beds are always a fun idea, however, we have found it to be more practical to raise both of the beds instead. By raising the beds, each roommate will have their own space and have plenty of room under it for storage.

+ Bed skirt – A custom bed skirt is vital if you raise your bed. Add velcro to the ledge of the bed and back of the fabric and the bed skirt will cover the storage under your bed and the fabric will add more style to your room!

+ Bar cart – Once the bed is raised, it will give you plenty of room for a dresser and other storage. We love the idea of adding a small bar cart under your bed with a coffee maker, mugs, and other coffee accessories. Your friends will thank you during study sessions and your wallet will thank you for not visiting the coffee shop before every test! This could also sit out from under your bed if you have the space of course!

+ Stool/Ottoman – Stools are perfect to place right next to your bed. It will serve many purposes: stepping stool to get onto the raised bed, a seat for guests, and storage. We recommend an ottoman that allows the cushion to come off.. this is great storage for scarves, snacks, the list goes on and on!

+ Stacked boxes and assorted bowls- We have a variety of fabulous boxes and bowls to store jewelry, office supplies, makeup or you can even add them to your bar cart for coffee, sugar, and tea bags!

Dorm Room Organizing // Always Summer Blog

Dorm Room Organizing // Always Summer Blog

+ Tray – Adding a tray (pictured above) is a great way to pull everything together as well as create a flat surface atop beds and ottomans to put drinks and food on. Andddd check out this fun tray we have… you can create your own bottom image and change it up as much as you’d like!!

Dorm Room Organizing // Always Summer Blog

+ Canisters – These are great to store bathroom products, your favorite candy, and many other nick-nacks that you don’t just want lying around.

Dorm Room Organizing // Always Summer Blog
Thank you for the tips Katherine!
We hope this series of Decking A Dorm Room has been helpful! Designer Katherine Shelton would love to help you design the perfect dorm room for your and your roommate! You can call us and ask for her at 601.853.4445 or email her at katherine@summerhousestyle.com.

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Powder Room Perfection

Let’s just be honest… powder rooms are often neglected.  Why is that? We think they should be beautiful, because we spend so much time there. So today, we are bringing them to the forefront!

Here are six powder rooms we are proud to call our own – designed by SummerHouse designers!

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Thinking your powder room needs a refresh? Our designers would love to help you! Just call or email us and you will be connected with a designer.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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Inside The Orange Box: Favorite Local & Regional Artists (Part I)

For this edition of Inside The Orange Box, we asked our designers to share about their favorite local or regional artists! We got some fantastic feedback from them. See if any of their favorites happen to be your favorite as well!

DESIGNER ELISH PHARES MOON

Dick Ford is a local Mississippi artist and my current favorite. His work spans several different styles, but I am always drawn to his more “simplistic” abstracts that explore lines or figures using watercolor. I love Dick Ford’s work because it has a strong impact in groupings or standing alone and pairs well with other artist’s pieces. I often visit Brown’s Fine Art Gallery to see his newest pieces on display whenever I get a chance!

SummerHouse Interior Designers share their favorite artists // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designers share their favorite artists // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER CAMILLE HOLLAND PARKER

My favorite local artist is Liz Nichols, her abstract art is soothing and has a touch of modern that really shines in any space! Her color palettes and texture are beautiful and intriguing!

SummerHouse Interior Designers share their favorite artists // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER LINDSEY TOWNSEND

As of late, I have also been really interested in the abstract work of Liz Nichols! I love her color schemes and composition. Her work makes an impact on the space its in. She grew up in Jackson , MS but currently resides in Tennessee.  Her work can be seen at Browns Fine Art Gallery. I also have to agree with Elish; I have always loved Dick Ford’s work. I am so happy to say that I have a piece by each of these artists in my own home!

SummerHouse Interior Designers share their favorite artists // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designers share their favorite artists // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Stay tuned for part 2 on this topic in the coming weeks!

 

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Loving Lucite

Lucite, also known as acrylic, has recently become a huge trend in the modern world of interior design. It is a great way to introduce a modern touch to any room as well as create a fabulous mix of materials! We have rounded up seven lucite pieces we are loving ranging from a bar cart to ottomans and even a desk!

Loving Lucite | Always Summer Blog

Doesn’t it add a chic touch to these pieces?! If you see something you love, give us a call or shoot us an email – click here for our contact info! We also have a variety of lucite pieces currently in the showroom that one of our designers would love to show you!

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you have a fabulous week!

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New + Pretty On The Showroom Floor

Marty and the team have been hard at work! While it was raining outside yesterday, magical things were going on inside of the showroom!

Here is a sneak peek…

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See something you’re dying to have? Give us a call or see if we have it on our web store!

Thanks for stopping by and as always, you can keep with up with us by the minute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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The Importance of Design Part I: Rebecca Atwood

Why is design important? In this series, we will talk with influential designers in the industry to get this question answered.

We are honored to begin with Rebecca Atwood, a Brooklyn based designer and artist. Rebecca creates home textiles using a combination of traditional textile techniques and hand painting. Every part of her product is carefully thought out, right down to the gold YKK zippers that are used on every pillow to guarantee the highest quality. The process is so important to her she has an entire section on her website dedicated to it (check it out here)!

Rebecca was kind enough to take a minute to have a quick Q&A session with us! Here is what she had to say on the importance of design.

1. I see in your about section, “Behind each design is a story drawn from her collection of family heirlooms, textures found in nature, vintage patterns discovered at the flea market, inspired color combinations from world travels or a composition from her sketchbook. “  Can you tell us the story behind a specific pattern that you particularly love?! 

Our marble pattern has a lot of personal history.  I actually learned the Suminagashi marbling technique during a parent’s weekend at Rhode Island School of Design with my Mom. We spent an afternoon marbling and I saved all of the papers. This technique of floating ink in a bath of water is very meditative and the resulting patterns remind me of the coastal landscape I grew up with on Cape Cod.  These papers were then scanned into the computer and I put them into repeat.

2. Can you describe your pattern design process in a nutshell?

My design process is a bit different for each pattern, but all of my designs start with a hands-on process. It might be directly painting on the fabric, folding and dyeing it – or working in my sketchbook with gouache, watercolor, ink, or cut paper.  I focus first on creating an interesting concept and then how to translate it into fabric. It may be digitally printed, screen printed, woven, hand painted or dyed.  Then I work on creating a mood board for a collection – I’m pulling together a color palette, pinning up inspiration images of rooms and environments, and mixing in my artwork. I love this stage of developing the bigger picture.

3. When did you first realize you wanted to make a business out of designing fabrics, art, and goods made from your designs?

When I was graduating from college I knew I needed a job, and textile design seemed like the closest thing I could do to painting and be paid. That was the start of my interest in the home décor world.  I worked for a few years at Anthropologie and then a small NY-UK based design consultancy company creating private label programs for retailers here and abroad while also consulting on trends.  I wasn’t actually sure I ever wanted to have my own line, but as things went along in my career it seemed like the next move.  I just wanted to dig deeper and develop product that I really loved and wanted to put out into the world. There is so much product out there, but a lot of it isn’t thoughtful, and I wanted to break through that mold.  I also wanted to control how and where the product I designed was being made.

4. What is something that really sets your business apart from others that might be considered similar?

I think the focus on the creative process is something that sets my business apart. I set aside time just to explore ideas without focusing on what they will become — I think that’s the only way to really allow for your best work to come forward.  We still do all of the hand-dyeing in the studio in Brooklyn. Hands on is so important.

5. What is your favorite item(s) in your current collection? Can you tell us a little bit about why you love it/them so?

I don’t think I can pick a favorite! I really love all of the pieces in the line, and it’s important to me that they are all pieces I would live with in my own home.  I’m constantly creating and so I’m always partial to what I’m working on next. Right now, for example, I’m working on our first collection of woven throws. I’m loving this departure into a new technique that’s so different than print.  Our shibori pillows from our current collection will always also be a favorite. I love how each one is unique due to the hand dyeing process.

6. What is your favorite way to spend a weekend? 

I love a lazy weekend at home with my husband and our two kittens! Going to a yoga class at Bend and Boom, making a delicious meal or eating at one of our favorite neighborhood spots, and just catching up on time together.

Thank you so much Rebecca!
Here is some eye candy brought to you by Rebecca Atwood herself!

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(photos are from designer’s website linked above)

Thanks for stopping by! You can shop Rebecca Atwood’s collection in our showroom or online at our webstore! Hope you have a great week!

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