We have a darling outdoor space to share with you today! This space is actually featured in the current issue of Inspiration Mississippi Magazine, which is hot off the press as of just a few days ago! Designer Elish Moon did a beautiful job of keeping things simple, interesting, and functional for this fun-loving client and her family!
“This outdoor space was a safe place to bring in a bit of flare to the otherwise neutral color palette!” says Elish. “My client uses this space for everything from her morning devotions to entertaining to watching football games with her family,” she shares while describing the need for functionality as well as aesthetic beauty.
When we asked Elish what her favorite thing about the space was, she said, “I love how simple it is. It was a small area and there were only so many options we had in arranging everything, but it is efficient and can be used in many ways. This family LIVES in every inch of their home… and this outdoor space is just an extension of that!”
We love it! Great job Elish 🙂
Be sure to grab a copy of Inspiration Mississippi next time you see one! (We have lots here at the Ridgeland store.) You’ll love every page!
Thanks for dropping by today. We appreciate it! Have a wonderful weekend!
Have you seen the latest issue of Social South Magazine?! Designer Mary Courtney Johns designed a beautiful condo in Oxford that was featured in the pages of this issue! This Refined Retreat is where this client’s family spends many weekends enjoying football season, off weekends in the fastest growing city in Mississippi, and precious time with family.
Check out the full issue here, and enjoy a few extra photos of Mary Courtney’s design here!
We just love how this cozy little retreat turned out! Great job, MC!
If you’ve got a home or condo that needs the touch of a SummerHouse designer, don’t hesitate to give us a call! 601-853-4445.
And for more living room inspo, be sure to check out this gallery, in which one of these photos is featured! This is a great collection of spaces and we’re honored to be a part!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you’re having a great week so far!
The Yard Party that we held here last week with Ambiance Landscape was an absolute blast!! We had an incredible turnout and loved getting to visit with so many of y’all! Thank you to everyone who came out and helped make it such a success! Here are some party pics so those of you who weren’t able to make it can feel like you were here! 🙂
In celebration of our brand newprivate label line of outdoor furniture, we are hosting a YARD PARTY!!! We’re joining forces with Ambiance Landscape on June 30th to bring you the best in outdoor design! Our beautiful furniture + Ambiance’s killer landscaping designs will transform your outdoor space into a place you’ll want to spend every bit of free time you have!
We’ll set up right in front of the store from 2 p.m until 8 p.m. on Thursday the 30th so feel free to stop by any time in that window! We’ll have craft beer, live music, and a food truck! It’s going to be great!
We’re excited to show you this new line of outdoor furniture– we think you’ll love it!! More event info coming soon so STAY TUNED!
Believe it or not, it is MAY! That means Spring is in full swing and Summer is just around the corner! Is your outdoor space ready for parties, nighttime wine sipping, and al fresco dining? If your answer was no, then we can help!
We just updated an entire section of our showroom floor with outdoor furniture and accessories! Many of these items are so pretty, they look like things you’d want to put inside! Here’s a preview of what you’ll find next time you visit our showroom… So much gorgeousness!
Also, speaking of outdoors, we found this great resource on outdoor lighting if you’re looking to up your game in that realm as well!
See something you want to know more about? Give us a call! 601-853-4445. Our designers are so happy to help! (With as much or as little as you need!)
Thanks a million for stopping by today. We so appreciate it! Hope your week is off to a great start!
With Spring officially upon us, it is now time to start stepping up those outdoor entertaining spaces! One easy way to do that is to recover your outdoor furniture cushions, or to simply add a few patterned pillows to your existing setup!
Acrylic fabrics have come SUCH a long way over the past several years that sometimes we even have trouble telling the difference between a regular fabric and an indoor/outdoor fabric! Take a look at a few fabrics that have caught our eyes lately and have us longing for an outdoor evening with some close friends and a bottle of wine!
(And should you spill that wine on your newly recovered cushions, it’s A-OKAY! Wipes right up!) 😉
These are our picks from Perennials and Schumacher, but we have access to TONS more! So if you see something you like, or if you’d like to see what other options are available, give us a shout! We’d love to help! 601-853-4445
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great one!
Our designer of the week this round is our leading lady Lisa Palmer! Lisa wears about a hundred hats around here, the biggest of which is lead designer. We all love working with Lisa and are all so thankful to have her as our design mentor! Let’s get to a little Q&A, shall we?
What is your favorite thing about being a designer?
It was never my dream as a youth to be an interior designer. I never rearranged my bedroom every other week as I hear some other designers say. I suppose it was a beautiful accident that I fell into this profession. I was a theatre and art major at Ole Miss and when I realized I might want to use my credits in a more practical way I looked into interior design. Luckily, I fell in love with it.
What is one of your favorite projects you’ve ever worked on and why?
Of course, I’m going to say that ALL of my projects are my favorite! One of my first “big” projects when I went out on my own as a designer was a corporate condominium. Not only did I have to renovate and furnish it, but I had to supply the home with all kitchen supplies, including the china and silver. I also supplied the home with bath towels and all linens on down to the toilet paper. Lucky for me, the company loved what I selected and from what I hear, haven’t changed a thing. That project was completed nearly 15 years ago.
Is there anything you’re particularly loving right now as far as design?
Natural materials such as marble, quartz, brass, onyx, and concrete are being incorporated into furniture, lighting, wallcoverings and accessories. I truly love that look! On the other end of the spectrum, 100% acrylic fabrics have made their way indoor. And they are gorgeous! They are not used just on outdoor furniture anymore. So moms can rest a little easier when their little ones get messy on their white slipcovered sofa!
How would you say design influences the way you go through life?
It’s a curse! I see design every where I go; in my car, my Apple computer, even my water bottle! The sleek lines, the symmetry, the texture… it’s all about design. Every product we use has had someone spend countless hours on its design. When a room is designed well, we live in it better. It’s a fact. Our life seems a little more in balance and that is a very important thing.
Be sure to keep up with Lisa on a daily basis by following her on Instagram and Pinterest! She’s definitely a fun follow! 🙂
It’s been a while since we’ve shared some recent photos of the showroom! Things are looking really good around here, so if it’s been a while since you’ve been in, now is the time to come visit! We always have cold water, hot coffee, and a friendly face to make your experience as great as it possibly can be!
Thank you so much for stopping in today! We hope to see you soon!
Give us a call if you see something you would like to know more about!
If you haven’t been by in the last month or so, you probably haven’t seen the new outdoor section of our showroom!
Your outdoor living area should be an extension of your indoor living spaces, so it needs to be just as beautiful! And we can help! We have several lines of beautiful + functional pieces that will make your outdoor area exactly what you want it to be!
Come see one of our designers and start working on your outdoor living spaces NOW (so you’ll have time to enjoy them while the weather permits!)
With spring coming upon us — finally! — we have really been thinking about spending more time outdoors! Outdoor spaces become the setting for casual family dinners, parties, and quality time spent with friends around a fire pit, so why not have them looking their best? Often times, your outdoor space can be seen from inside, which makes it every bit as important for that space to be beautiful! It’s still a part of your interior design even if it isn’t technically interior!
Here are a few pictures of outdoor spaces our designers have done to get you thinking about your own space! Remember that outdoor furniture and fabrics have come such a long way in just a few short years. You’ll be surprised what companies make these days that are intended for outdoor use!
Click here to see some more of our designers’ favorite outdoor furniture pieces and fabrics! And give us a call if you’re looking to get your outdoor space fixed up for the spring and summer. Our talented design staff can help you get where you want to be!
Today’s Orange Box is all about outdoor favorites. There are so many beautiful lines of outdoor furniture and fabrics these days that it’s hard to know where to begin even thinking! Since a southern fall sticks around a little bit longer than fall in other parts of the country, we think now is as good a time as any to spruce up your outdoor and still have plenty of time (and great evening temperatures) to enjoy it!
Let’s see what our designers are loving as far as outdoor right now!
>> Lead Designer Lisa Palmer<<
“Always use 100% acrylic fabrics of course. They are colorfast, washable and bleachable and take the abuse our southern weather can dish out. A comfortable swivel chair is a must. Maybe several! Somehow human beings love to move, and I find that swivel chairs, expecially outdoor when we are at our most relaxed, are the perfect chair. The Lee Industries Outdoor Collection has several very comfortable upholstered swivel options and tons of 100% acrylic fabrics to choose from. Four grouped together facing each other with a great round cocktail table is functional and super fun!
>> Designer Todd Prince <<
I love the Brown Jordan Drift collection. Look how pretty. That’s so me! Inspired by the 1950’s… So sleek and pretty… That is so Todd!
>> Designer Elish Phares <<
There are so many more options for outdoor furniture now that it is becoming just as important in design as interior pieces! For a designer, that is very exciting. I love LEE outdoor for upholstered, and any clubcu concrete piece for casegoods. There’s nothing better than a great marriage between style and function!
>> Designer Katy Hines <<
Outdoor fabrics have come such a long way in the past few years, both in look and in feel, that we actually use them for interior design just as much as we do in our outdoor designs! Most of the time, you can’t even tell if a fabric is acrylic or not. One of my favorite lines is Link Outdoor. Great textures and patterns!
>> Designer Lindsey Townsend <<
I love all of our outdoor lines for many different reasons, but currently I am loving the “Mood Daybed” by Janus et Cie. It has a very unique and updated look. It would be amazing under a covered area near the pool. Great place for napping!
>> Designer Sunny Holliday <<
Currently, my favorite outdoor collection is the Brown Jordan Marin collection by designer Michael Berman. This is truly a stunning collection! The threading details on the gorgeous teak frames are of a UV-resistant yacht cord. The pieces are very welcoming and cozy, and can even be used indoors!
… which reminded us of the pretty ad we have in there…
… which should remind YOU that now is the time to get some outdoor furniture on order if you want to have it in time to really enjoy it this summer! We did an informal study up here and found that beautiful outdoor spaces get used much more often than “blah” outdoor spaces…
Let our designers help you beautify your back porch or outdoor entertaining area! We love designing outdoor spaces and would love to help you with yours! 🙂
With the warm weather that keeps peeking through the cold, we’ve started thinking about updating our outdoor spaces! Spring parties and long nights on the patio are just around the corner… Will your outdoor space be ready by the time the warm weather gets here to stay?
We can help! We have the most beautiful lines of outdoor furniture and fabrics, from bold and colorful to neutral and subdued… Some of the outdoor fabrics are so gorgeous that we use them indoors as well!
Here are a few of our favorite outdoor spaces created by our designers, plus a sampling of the GORGEOUS outdoor fabrics available here!
>>> Rose Tarlow outdoor fabrics <<<
>>> Cote d’Azur outdoor fabrics <<<
>>> Trina Turk outdoor fabrics <<<
What will be your first outdoor purchase this year? Even small changes can make the biggest difference!
Designer Todd Prince and his lovely assistant Tina had quite a busy week last week! They had two major installs, both of which we’re excited to tell you about! One was interior and one was exterior, so today we’re sharing the exterior one! With the lovely weather we had over the weekend, it just seems appropriate to keep up the spirit of outdoor entertaining…
This beautiful outdoor oasis is open, breezy, and (of course) weather proof! Todd picked all of the furniture from a couple of our favorite outdoor lines: Lee Industries and Summer Classics. It all blends together so perfectly!
All of the custom detail (like the custom banding on the bottom of the dining chairs, and the specially made drapery hardware) make this space interesting and personal as well as beautiful.
Gorgeous outdoor fabrics from Perennials (notice the contrast fabrics on the white arm chairs!), Nomi, Donghia, and Dedar add just the perfect amount of color and texture…
After a hard day’s work, these clients were ready to throw an amazing outdoor soiree!
Happy happy birthday to our sweet, dear, wonderful Marty Smith!
Marty wears a thousand hats around here and we are so thankful for all she does to keep us in order! She’s our business manager + showroom merchandiser + event planner + so many other things and SummerHouse absolutely could not run without her!
To celebrate, we had a few Gigi’s cupcakes from our Township neighbor! 🙂
We love you Marty! Hope your birthday is the best!
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!
Here are a few patterns that have grabbed our attention in the past…
Last week, designer Todd Prince completed a beautiful outdoor installation that has given all of us a serious case of spring fever! This is just a peek at the space, brimming with fantastic pieces.
The LEE Industries outdoor furniture is accented by custom iron side tables and custom drapery panels and hardware.And the Holly Hunt fabric used for the drapery is the perfect sheer for a restful outdoor space.
The fire screen, made by the same local craftsman who made the drapery hardware and tables, really makes this covered area special. And the LEE lounge chairs are too pretty for words!
It’s the time of year to start thinking about getting your own outdoor space spruced up for the warmer weather that’s just around the corner! Stay tuned for more pictures from this outdoor oasis, coming in the next few weeks, for inspiration!