A Peek In The Ridgeland Showroom

SummerHouse | Ridgeland // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We’ve moved some things around here in the Ridgeland showroom to make room for lots of NEW! One thing we’re really excited about (besides our new furniture, of course) is all of our fabulous new candles! They’re sprinkled throughout the showroom amongst all of the other pretty, so take a look around!

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SummerHouse | Ridgeland // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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SummerHouse | Ridgeland // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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SummerHouse | Ridgeland // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Check out our new candles at both our Ridgeland and Oxford locations! They’re the dreamiest scents. We know you’ll find at least one that you want to take home with you!

Thanks for stopping by today. We hope you’re staying cozy and dry!

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Meet Our Intern Emily Simmering

Last week you met Katie Coit, our summer intern from Mississippi State University. Today we want you to meet Emily Simmering from Mississippi College! Emily is so much fun! We hope you get the chance to meet her before her stint with us is complete!

Let’s get on to a quick Q&A with her.SummerHouse Interior Design Intern Emily Simmering

Tell us about yourself!

I’m Emily Simmering and I am from Gulf Breeze, FL which is a small town next to Pensacola Beach. I currently go to Mississippi College. I am the youngest of three with an older brother and older sister. My family and I are really close and family is everything to me. I absolutely love art, and painting with watercolor is my favorite.

What made you want to go into Interior Design?

Growing up I always loved art but never thought about interior design until my senior year of high school. That year, my mom and dad bought their dream home but it was an older home and needed to be redone. During that time I was able to see the design process and help with the finish selections and that is when I fell in love with the Interior Design process.

What place in the world have you visited that left you most inspired to design?

A place that has inspired me most in design is actually my hometown. Gulf Breeze is located in between Pensacola and Pensacola Beach, which have two completely different styles. Downtown Pensacola is influenced by the French culture with a lot of exposed brick and restored wood. I love how Gulf Breeze goes from the French influence of Pensacola to the beachy design of Pensacola Beach to everything in between. It is a good showcase of the many different design styles out there.

What Interior Design class has been your favorite and why?

It is hard to determine which class has been my favorite so far… It is between hand rendering or Interior Design Two. Hand rendering really made me think outside the box and let me use my artist background. Interior Design Two focused on residential design and I was able to see the whole process and take a project from beginning to the end. Both were really fun.

Where do you see yourself ten years from now?

I have no idea where I’ll be in ten years but I do know I want to be in residential design. I would love to work with a company like SummerHouse and eventually have my own firm. But I do know I want to be on the coast somewhere! Not positive where just yet, but I know I can’t be away from the beach for too long!

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Emily, you are making us want to plan a trip to Gulf Breeze and go back to design school all at once! Thank you so much for sharing! We love having ya around 😉

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Meet Our Intern Katie Coit

We are SO lucky up here this summer! Not only do we have one great intern at our Ridgeland shop, but we have two fabulous interns! Emily Simmering and Katie Coit have done an amazing job of getting new project binders organized, getting fabric samples neatly folded, and doing research on upcoming projects among other things!

Today, we want you to meet Katie! This cute girl has been so much fun to get to know, so we want you to get the chance to get to know her too! She might even be along on a home visit or two with some of our designers, so heads up! 🙂

SummerHouse Interior Design Intern Katie CoitTell us a little about yourself! 

I grew up in Flowood, MS, and I graduated from Jackson Preparatory School in 2013.  I will be returning to Mississippi State University in the fall to complete my final year in the Interior Design program!

What made you want to go into Interior Design?

When I was growing up, I always loved and appreciated aesthetically pleasing spaces and how they made me feel.  I liked to study buildings and rooms by how they were constructed, designed, decorated, etc. I decided during my senior year of high school that I wanted to pursue a career in Interior Design so that I could create living and work environments that would make people enjoy their surroundings.

What’s your favorite publication to go to for design inspo and why?

I have acquired quite the magazine collection over the years with subscriptions to Veranda, Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Digest, and others. I tear out pages from the magazines that inspire me and put them in a journal I started in high school. I also spend my spare time on Houzz and Pinterest.

How would you describe your personal design style?

My design style is full of neutral colors…. My friends love to comment on the rare occasion where I end up wearing color or selecting something that has color on it (I blame years of shopping at Limited Too when I was younger for my phobia of colors.) I love spaces and pieces that are timeless. I also love for my spaces to be clean and organized. So, I guess you should imagine a white room with timeless furniture and everything in its place, and you would have my style in a nutshell.

What Interior Design class has been your favorite and why?

In our studio class last fall, we were all assigned different countries to research and design a restaurant for.  We had a day where we had to bring in a dish from our country and share with the class what we researched and how it impacted the design of our restaurant. My partner and I were given Japan, and we created a contemporary sushi bar based off of an old castle in Osaka, Japan.

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So fun, Katie! No wonder we like you so much 🙂
Stay tuned for an interview with Emily coming soon! And thanks for stopping by today! We hope you had the BEST weekend!
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Q&A With April Shelby Crowell

April Shelby Crowell of A. Shelby Pottery via alwayssummerblog.com

As you might have noticed from social media and from our web store, we have a new local potter represented at SummerHouse and we are EXCITED!

Our friend April Shelby Crowell, the mastermind behind A. Shelby Pottery, was kind enough to take the time to answer a few questions for us so we could all get to know her better! Lisa and Marty fell in love with her pottery at our Lee Loves Local event (along with Traditional Home Magazine, in which she was just featured!) and it’s been true love ever since. Let’s get on with our chat with April!

April Shelby Crowell of A. Shelby Pottery via alwayssummerblog.comTell us a little about yourself, please ma’am!

I grew up in Florence, MS with my parents and older brother. I’m really fond of that small town childhood!  I’ve always had a passion for the arts and my parents have always been super supportive of that. Now I live in Flowood with my husband, Jon Richard. He is the best encourager, and his let’s-make-it-happen attitude is one of my biggest inspirations. And we’re pretty obsessed with our dog, Potter. Yes, we named him after my profession!

How long have you been creating pottery?

I took my first pottery class in the first semester of my freshman year of college (2008), and seriously I was in love with it before class even started! I continued to take pottery classes all throughout college, graduated from Miss. State University in 2013 with a BFA, emphasis in ceramics, and have been making pottery on my own ever since!

April Shelby Crowell of A. Shelby Pottery via alwayssummerblog.comWhat inspires your style? It’s so fun and different!

That’s a tough one because I’m inspired by so much.  Specifically, this Gold Collection came to life from my love for handmade, functional objects mixed with the simple, chic style I admire in interior design and home decor.  I feel like in our area when people think “pottery” they think “country” or “rustic.” While I do admire and appreciate that look, it just isn’t my personal style.  So I started to create these minimalist forms using a monotone color scheme. Even though I am my own worst critic, I really liked the pottery I was making so I just rolled with it!

April Shelby Crowell of A. Shelby Pottery via alwayssummerblog.comWhat is your favorite thing about creating pottery?

Again, so many inspirations and so many reasons why. I just love the whole process of working with my hands to make stuff. Anything, really! I just stick with clay most of the time! It’s crafty and challenging. Pottery is a long process so when products are finally complete it’s really quite satisfying!

What else do we need to know about you and your pottery?!

Recently someone told me, “I see your pottery when I walk into my living room and it just makes me so happy.” I don’t say that to sound boastful, I say it because that’s one of the many reasons I love doing what I do.  If my pottery makes someone happy then I’m happy too.  When you purchase a piece of A. Shelby Pottery you’re not just picking up any ordinary object off the shelf, you’re getting a piece of art that is very special to me because a lot of time and craftsmanship goes into each piece. I hope you enjoy my pottery just as much as I enjoy making it for you!

Thank you so much, April! Your work is inspiring and we are honored to carry it 🙂

Be sure to stop by either SummerHouse location to shop April’s work, or you can check some of it out on our web store!

We hope you’re having a great week!

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Outdoor Sale

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

As you may have seen on social media, we currently have an OUTDOOR SALE going on! We’re giving you twenty percent off outdoor furniture purchases, both from stock and on special orders! This is HUGE! It’s the perfect time to get your outdoor space in order for the warmer weather!

Here is a sampling of what we have available for ya…

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SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Outdoor // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Both in-stock and special order outdoor pieces are included in the sale! But this deal is only good through the end of the month, so go ahead and get in here (at either location) ASAP!

We can’t wait to see you!

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Lately in the Ridgeland Shop

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // alwayssummerblog.com

It’s been a while since we gave you a peek inside our Ridgeland shop over here! Marty got the floor all fluffed up last week with new arrivals, all of which completely melt us! So many pretty new things! We are particularly fond of all the new Lynn Sanders art… What do you see that you’re most fond of?!

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SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // alwayssummerblog.com

Did you see anything you want to know more about? Feel free to give us a call and ask a designer about what you see! OR simply leave a comment below and we’ll get in touch 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today! We hope you had a fantastic Easter weekend!

XO!

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Pillow Sale!

It’s time for a little pillow sale!

Pillow Sale!

Stop by both our Ridgeland and Oxford shops to check out all of the FABULOUS pillows that we have marked down!  All of the pillows pictured are 40% in the Ridgeland store. Several pairs, a few singles, and several one-of-a-kinds! We think you’ll like the selection! 😉

And ALL pillows are 20% off across the board in Oxford and in Ridgeland!

Pillow Sale!

Pillow Sale!

Pillow Sale!

Pillow Sale!

Pillow Sale!

We hope to see you soon! These deals won’t be around for too long, so now is the time to get in on them! 😉

Have a fantastic day!

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Tray Chic

Tray Chic // alwayssummerblog.com

Around SummerHouse, we absolutely love a good tray! When something is as functional and as beautiful as a well appointed tray, we find ourselves a little bit obsessed! Our showroom in Ridgeland is currently brimming with lovely trays, so we wanted to share a peek!

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Tray Chic // alwayssummerblog.com

Tray Chic // alwayssummerblog.com

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Tray Chic // alwayssummerblog.com

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Tray Chic // alwayssummerblog.com

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Tray Chic // alwayssummerblog.comTRAY CHIC, right?! 😉

Come see us in Ridgeland OR in Oxford for a beautiful array of trays in all sizes, materials, and price points! We can’t wait to see you!

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A Perfect Day

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

As we continue to relive the fun of our Lee Loves Local event on 2/11, we keep referring to it as “the perfect day.” For us, we could not have asked for anything more! The weather was amazing, our guests had a great time, and every single person/business involved fit the whole idea of the event so perfectly. We were so pleased!

Local photographer (and friend!) Lauren Liddell captured some lovely photos of the day so we wanted to share our favorites! Enjoy!

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Our panelists Lisa Palmer, Shaun Smith, and Julia Reed along with Traditional Home’s Krissa Rossbund, did an amazing job of keeping our crowd entertained while sharing great ideas on entertaining!

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Our local vendor market was a total success. Everyone loved the taste of Mississippi under our big white tent! And of course the food and drinks served from the Karovan Bar were hits as well!

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Big thanks to everyone who came out and supported local. We love our Jackson area community so much!

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse // February 2017

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! (And if you saw a vendor you were interested in, check out this page for links to all of their sites!) 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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Lee Loves Local: February 11

We are THRILLED be get to host this year’s Lee Loves Local event put on by Lee Industries and Traditional Home Magazine!

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 11, 2017

You are invited to join us for the day of local celebration!

Every year, this event is held in a different city somewhere in the U.S., and the host shop pulls together their favorite of the indy local scene. We are pretty pumped about the lineup that we have to share with you guys.

Hydration for the day will be provided by Fusion Coffeehouse, Cathead Vodka, Debutante Farmer Bloody Mary Mix, Lucky Town Brewery, and bar talent from The Manship. The Karovan Bar will be where the loaded drinks are served!

As far as food, Chef Jeremy Enfinger will have some little bits of southern goodness available to all of our guests. And Lurny D’s food truck will be set up right outside!

We’ll have some live jazz music to keep spirits high all day long!

Author Julia Reed will be in the shop signing copies of her newest cookbook Julia Reed’s South! Julia will also be joined by our very own Lisa Palmer and Shaun Smith, a designer who currently resides in New Orleans but is originally from Madison, for a panel discussion moderated by Traditional Home’s Senior Style Editor Krissa Rossbund! This should be really, really fun!

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 11, 2017

The first 30 people who join us for the panel discussion get some pretty incredible swag bags, courtesy of our hosts and market vendors!

Speaking of market vendors… Here’s who will have booths set up just outside in our makers market! We are pumped about all of these small businesses representing at our event!

See? Awesome list! AND, this event is benefitting MADCAAP, one of our favorite local organizations! Stay tuned for more about that! 🙂

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 11, 2017

We can’t wait to share more about all of the fabulous businesses participating as the event gets closer and closer! Stay tuned! 🙂 And thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to save the date! 🙂 It’ll be some big time fun!

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Simplicity Outdoors

Simple Outdoor Space with Blush Accents by SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish Moon

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!

Simple Outdoor Space with Blush Accents by SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish Moon

Simple Outdoor Space with Blush Accents by SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish Moon

Simple Outdoor Space with Blush Accents by SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish Moon

Simple Outdoor Space with Blush Accents by SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish Moon

Simple Outdoor Space with Blush Accents by SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish Moon

Simple Outdoor Space with Blush Accents by SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish MoonSimple Outdoor Space with Blush Accents by SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish Moon

Simple Outdoor Space with Blush Accents by SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish Moon

Simple Outdoor Space with Blush Accents by SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish Moon

“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!

Simple Outdoor Space with Blush Accents by SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish Moon

Simple Outdoor Space with Blush Accents by SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish Moon

Simple Outdoor Space with Blush Accents by SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish Moon

Thanks for dropping by today. We appreciate it! Have a wonderful weekend!

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Date Night Recap

Date Night at SummerHouse with Kendall Poole Event Planning // www.alwayssummerblog.com

So last Thursday, we hosted a Date Night event with our event planning friend Kendall Poole! (It’s the one we told you about here!)

Models, brides, grooms, friends, Kendall Poole staff and SummerHouse staff enjoyed a beautiful evening of Sombra, Char Bar, swag bags, beautiful clothes from Treehouse Boutique and Great Scott, and great design advice from Lisa!

Here are some photos recapping the evening!

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Date Night at SummerHouse with Kendall Poole Event Planning // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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Date Night at SummerHouse with Kendall Poole Event Planning // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Date Night at SummerHouse with Kendall Poole Event Planning // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Date Night at SummerHouse with Kendall Poole Event Planning // www.alwayssummerblog.com

It was such a great night! We had a ball making lots of new friends! Thanks to everyone who was able to be a part of this fun night. We can’t wait to to it again!

We hope your week is off to a great start!

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Yard Party is Tomorrow!

SummerHouse Yard Party // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We are getting so excited about our YARD PARTY tomorrow night! We’ll have a food truck, a popsicle stand, local beer, live music, and discounts on all outdoor furniture, including our brand new privately labeled line! PLUS! Ambiance Landscape will be here with the latest and greatest in landscaping design!! We’re pretty pumped about that!

It’s going to be a great time– We hope you’ll stop by and at least say hello!

Here are some peeks at what you have to look forward to! 🙂

SummerHouse Yard Party // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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SummerHouse Yard Party // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Yard Party // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Yard Party // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Yard Party // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Give us a call if you have any questions about the event! 601-853-4445.

Thanks for reading today! Hope you’re having a good week so far!

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YARD PARTY

SAVE THE DATE!

In celebration of our brand new private 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!

SummerHouse YARD PARTY

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!

 

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Seven Ways To Sit Small

Small stools and ottomans have proven time and time again to be the perfect addition to almost any space: at the foot of a bed, flanking a fireplace, tucked under a library table or console… Who doesn’t love non-obtrusive and stylish all rolled into one?! Beautiful small seating not only looks great, but is functional! A couple of extra places to sit can be useful when you have a bunch of people over, or even if you just need a place to sit and slip on your shoes.

We’ve rounded up seven of our favorite small seating options for you and put them all in one place!

Seven Ways to Sit Small // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Most of these can be custom ordered to fit whatever fabric and finish desire you may have! See one that strikes your fancy? Feel free to contact one of our designers to get more information on your future favorite place to perch!

Our contact info can all be found here!

And more small seating options can be found here on our web store!

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Wrap Up: For The Love Of Art

February 11th was our For The Love Of Art event as part of Lee Industries #LeeLovesLocal. Each year, Lee Industries partners with REstyleSOURCE to provide a national guide of their retail partners to show their love of local shopping and we are honored to be one of those retailers. Our event, For The Love Of Art, not only showcased two southern artists – Lauren Barksdale and Michael Clement – but also raised money for the local charity Stewpot Community Services! It was the perfect way to kick off the Valentine’s Day weekend!

The showroom was filled with beautiful bites from La Brioche, paintings by Lauren Barksdale, mini “Lindsey” bowls by Michael Clement, and music by Berry Leach.

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Thank you so much to everyone who came out to shop local and support Stewpot! In case you missed it, we still have a few bowls and paintings in the showroom. Stop by and see us before they are all gone!

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Meet Kristin Miller!

Hey friends!

Laurel Donahoo here! 🙂 I’m the editor over here at Always Summer and the director of all the social media at SummerHouse! (Can I just take a moment to say that I have the best job EVER?!)

Later this week, I am having my second child so I’m about to be out of pocket for a couple of months! After searching high and low, we finally found someone who I got really excited about as someone who could step into my shoes for a little while! I’m excited to introduce you to Kristin Miller, my INCREDIBLE maternity leave replacement! I’ve known Kristin for a little while now and think she might be the most perfect person ever to take over this position for a while! She was kind enough to answer a few questions for us so you can get to know her a little bit better! So without any further delay… Meet Kristin!

Kristin Miller

Tell us about yourself! Where you’re from, where you live, about your family…
I have grown up in Madison, MS and currently live in Ridgeland with my fiance and child/dog Stella. After graduating from Mississippi State, I immediately moved to New York City. I loved my time there and came back so inspired, but quickly learned that the older I get the more I want to be close to my family. So I now live less than a mile away from my parents and childhood home. If you were to tell me that I’d live that close to them a few years ago I would laugh at the thought but it couldn’t be more perfect now.

What was your first impression of SummerHouse when you walked in for your interview?
WHERE DO I START? There is so much beauty in SummerHouse my mind couldn’t even focus on one thing when I first walked in for my interview. As I stood around and slowly started scanning item by item I immediately noticed the detail put into every inch of the retail floor. For example, one of the coffee tables had the coolest box of matches sitting on it!

What’s your favorite social media platform currently and why?
Instagram. Hands down. You know the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words”? I love that I can scroll through pictures and not only draw a ton of inspiration from the people I follow but also gain a lot of knowledge about what’s happening in friends and family members lives as well as people I look up to all across the world.

What is your favorite way to spend a lazy weekend?
A big breakfast (my favorite meal) followed by a long walk with my dog Stella and a glass of wine with friends.

Rumor has it you do some pretty awesome calligraphy! Tell us more about how you got into that!
When my family first got a computer I was mesmerized by the different font options (there were only about 15 at the time). I would sit in front of the computer and try to copy the fonts for hours. Ever since then I have had a love for typography so as soon as I saw Fresh Ink was holding a Intro to Calligraphy class I immediately signed up. I have been doing calligraphy for about 2 years now and absolutely love it!

What are you eating for dinner tonight?
Salmon, sautéed spinach and onions, and broccoli with Halo Top chocolate ice cream for dessert!

What’s your favorite magazine these days?
Elle magazine’s wedding edition because I get married in April!

What is your favorite app on your phone?
I would be completely lost in life without Google Maps.

What else do we need to know about you?!
I am so excited to get to help out at SummerHouse for the next few months!
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Yay, thank you so much Kristin! I could not be more excited to have you stepping in.
And thank YOU for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start! xo!
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Showroom Refresh

As many of you know, we update our showroom every week since we sell directly off of our floor and are always having to move sold pieces out and bring new pieces in!

Well, this week, we did this in a BIG way! We brought over lots (like… LOTS) of new pieces and the showroom could not look prettier!

Check it out… We are dying over multiple new pieces and vignettes and we think you will too! Prepare for LOTS of eye candy! <3

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SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you see something you just have to have, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Our designers are here for you!

601-853-4445

Have a fantastic day! 🙂

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Stewpot Coat Delivery

Many of you know that we’ve begun a yearly tradition of hosting a coat drive for Stewpot Community Services in downtown Jackson each year at Christmas! This year’s drive was an overwhelming success thanks to all of YOU!

We had a great time delivering the coats and just getting a minute to talk to some of the folks at Stewpot! Thanks to all of you for giving us this opportunity!!

SummerHouse delivers coats to Stewpot Community Services // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Mary at Stewpot with Laurel, Lisa, and Patty!

SummerHouse delivers coats to Stewpot Community Services // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We hope all of you are still feeling the happiness that the Christmas season provides to us! Thanks again for allowing us to serve on your behalf by delivering your generous donations! This is why we LOVE our SummerHouse family SO MUCH!

Find out more about the next way we can serve Stewpot together by clicking here!

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