Showroom Shape Up

10
JUNE
2015

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!

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

 

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse // Furniture and Interior Design in Ridgeland, MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

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!
601-853-4445

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Home Accents Today Retail Stars of 2015

01
JUNE
2015

We are so honored to have been named a Retail Design Star by the editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry, Home Accents Today!

The Retail Stars list recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents, including furniture stores and interior design boutiques, that are creative in their merchandising, contributing to their communities and distinguishing themselves from the competition. You can see why this is such an honor for us!

SummerHouse is a 2015 Retail Star! // www.alwayssummerblog.com/ / / / / \ \ \ \ \

Susan Dickenson, Retail Editor at Home Accents Today, says “SummerHouse is a beautiful, first-class retail and design operation that does everything right. Their merchandising, social media, and that gorgeous store! And they do lots of catered events, classes and parties with authors, artists and designers. I also love that the energy and design expertise of Lisa Palmer and her staff are so perfectly presented on SummerHouse’s website and blog, where it’s ‘Always Summer.’ They seem to love what they do there. We’re honored to have SummerHouse on this year’s list.”

The magazine’s editors said SummerHouse and this year’s honorees demonstrate that it takes a lot more than great product to outsell the competition, whether it’s the big box stores, the online sites or the shop across the street.

“Retail is fun, but it is surely not easy. In fact, there has never been a tougher time to be an independent retailer, with the ongoing challenge of chain-store competitors now supplemented by the dramatic growth of online retail,” said Jenny Heinzen York, editor in chief of Home Accents Today. “The 2015 Retail Stars represent some of the best independent stores in the country – ones that have taken on these challenges with a combination of clever entrepreneurship, innovation, merchandising, customer service, marketing and community involvement. We are delighted to recognize these talented stores, and, take this opportunity to encourage everyone to support their own local businesses.”

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SummerHouse is a 2015 Retail Star! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Thank you for the love, Home Accents Today! We’re truly humbled. And yes, we DO love what we do!

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36 Reasons to Love Suzanne Kasler

13
APRIL
2015

We are getting more and more excited about Suzanne Kasler’s visit to SummerHouse by the day! We are counting down the minutes until the book signing with her here at the shop on May 7th and we hope you plan to join us!

We’ll have local food, live music, a signature cocktail, and of course, lots of Suzanne fabulousness everywhere!

To commemorate our excitement, we’ve collected 36 specific reasons why we love her. Check them out…

36 Reasons to love Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

36 Reasons to love Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

36 Reasons to love Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

36 Reasons to love Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

36 Reasons to love Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

36 Reasons to love Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

36 Reasons to love Suzanne Kasler // www.alwayssummerblog.com

As you can plainly see, Suzanne is one talented woman!

We’ll see you on Thursday, May 7th!

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March Markdown Madness!

10
MARCH
2015

It’s March Markdown Madness, y’all!

March Markdowns at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

 Lisa went around with a marker last week and marked down half the store! There has never been a better time to come see us at the shop and go home with something new and beautiful! Check out the savings you could get on these items!

March Markdowns at SummerHouse! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

March Markdowns at SummerHouse! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Come in and see for yourself what’s on sale! Our awesome designers are happy to help steer you toward the perfect purchase for your home!

Thanks for stopping by – we hope to see you in person soon!

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Swoon-Worthy

20
FEBRUARY
2015

Have you seen how pretty our showroom is looking lately? Did you know that we sell directly off the showroom floor so you can come in today and have a room full of beautiful new furniture in no time!?

We know it seems too good to be true, but let it soak in! While you’re doing that, take a peek at these pics… 🙂

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

As always, if you see something you love, feel free to give us a call or just come in and have a closer look in person!

And if you haven’t heard about the #mysummerhousestyle Instagram campaign where we give away $500 a month, click here to learn more!!

Have a great weekend!

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TSG Jackson Photo Shoot: Behind The Scenes

10
FEBRUARY
2015

We had a really fun day a couple of weeks ago with our photo shoot for The Scout Guide! Marty, Todd, and Lisa looked amazing, so photographer Tom Beck’s job was easy! And TSG Jackson editor Kristin was on the scene (with her cute baby bump) doing a wonderful job of directing!

Behind the scenes with SummerHouse's photo shoot for THE SCOUT GUIDE Jackson // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Behind the scenes with SummerHouse's photo shoot for THE SCOUT GUIDE Jackson // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We can’t wait for the new issue of The Scout Guide Jackson to hit stands in March! If it’s anything like last issue, it’s going to be gorgeous!

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Web Store Wish List: Holiday Happiness!

15
DECEMBER
2014

Today’s Web Store Wish List is all about holiday happiness! Gifts, accessories, things to cozy up your little abode… All of these little lovelies will make your holidays a whole lot happier! And guess what? They’re all available through our web store!

Holiday Happiness from www.summerhousestyle.com

Clockwise from top left:

Black Forest Plaque // $100
Golden Bough // $330
Style by Kate Spade // $20
Abalone Tree // $100
Kaden Log Holder // $770
Long Wool Pillow // $140
Ski House Feu De Bois Candle // $70
Istanbul Dome Dish // $500

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For more holiday items, come check out what we have in the store or click here to shop our online selection!

And thank you so much for stopping by today!

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Meet Jen!

27
OCTOBER
2014

We have a new face around here to introduce you to! Meet Jen Kadar, our new receptionist! She’s recently taken over the role of greeting people who come into the store as well as keeping things sane at the front desk and with the phones!

Jaclyn, who has moved on to new ventures, left some big receptionist shoes to fill, but Jen seems to be fitting right on in and not missing any beats! We’re so glad to have her here! Since you’ll be seeing a lot of her, it’s probably time for you to get to know her a little better! Let’s get to some questions!

1. Tell us a little about you! Where you grew up, where you went to school, what you studied…

I grew up mainly in West Monroe, LA, went to undergrad at Louisiana Tech University, graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography and a Minor in Architecture. After graduating, I ran away from LA as fast as possible to Nashville, TN. From Nashville, I moved to Glasgow, Scotland to attend the University of Glasgow and graduated with a Master of Letters in 19th Century Art and Design History.

Meet Jen // SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com2. We hear you’re married to a Scottish guy! How did y’all meet?

When I moved to Glasgow for grad school, I knew ONE person in the whole of Scotland! My roommate Gillian and I had worked at a ranch together in Colorado years before, and she was my Glasgow connection. When I arrived, she was out of town, but left me a list of her friends and their numbers, saying one of them had a car and would take me on a drive through the country… Simon was the guy with the car (and having a car in Glasgow is a BIG deal – I lucked out)! We met the 2nd day I was in Scotland, starting dating 2 weeks later and the rest is history!

3. What is your favorite thing about SummerHouse so far?

Definitely the people. Everyone has been so welcoming! It’s great to be working with a group of talented, creative and fun people. It is also really pleasant to work in a beautiful space surrounded by such pretty things every day!

4. Since you’re new to the Jackson area, what aspect of the city have you been most impressed by?

When my husband and I bought our house, we didn’t realize we were less than a mile from the Reservoir and the Natchez Trace Trails! It’s great to be able to drive down the road and have such a beautiful area to explore. We’ve also started exploring the restaurant and bar scene and it seems like there’s a plethora of great options. I love having a good balance of nature and city!

5. What’s your favorite book or movie and why?

Hmm… it’s hard to choose! For books, my favorites are Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins because he is just beyond brilliant, and The Great Divorce and The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis because I love everything that C.S. Lewis has ever written. The way he describes fictional worlds is so beautiful and interesting, I just read his books over and over again and always see something new. For movies, my favorite is Love Song for Bobby Long, which most people have never heard of, but it’s such an honest portrayal of people struggling with their pasts and trying to better themselves.

6. If you could take home one piece of furniture from the showroom floor, which piece would it be?!

I LOVE the grey Whitaker sectional! It’s huge and so comfortable, but also structured and modern with so many beautiful details. I love anything with nail head detailing!

7. What is your favorite holiday? Why?

My favorite holiday is definitely Thanksgiving, because it’s like Christmas without the ulterior motive of presents. It’s just all about family coming together, and that’s when my entire family comes down. I also come from a long line of crazy good cooks, so the food is to die for. Family and food, can’t get any better than that!

8. What else do we need to know about you?!

Well, hmm… I’m kind of a jack of all trades and have dabbled in so many different things. As a kid, I took every different kind of lesson you can think of: dance, gymnastics, tennis, xylophone, swimming, soccer, etc.. Then as I got older, my creative outlet went a million directions: architecture, painting, drawing, photography, jewelry making, graphic design, and even song-writing. My brother and I wrote alot of songs together when I lived in Nashville, and I have a half-finished EP that we started recording with good friends that got interrupted when I moved to Scotland. I played my first and last show in Nashville at my going away party! The past couple of years, my husband and I bought our first home and then relocated to Ridgeland and purchased our second home, so renovating houses has taken up all of my creative energy!

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Thank you so much, Jen! We love it all! It’s such a pleasure to have this girl greeting us every time we walk in the door. Next time you come see us, we think you’ll agree! 😉

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Melinda Maria Jewelry

17
SEPTEMBER
2014

We have a new line of jewelry in the store that is simply gorgeous called Melinda Maria! We love the unique style of this L.A. based jewelry designer, and apparently we’re not alone. Celebrities don her pieces on the reg, which makes us feel extra swanky when wearing our own MM pieces! Here is a little tiny peek at some of what we have available at SummerHouse! 
Melinda Maria Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Melinda Maria Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Melinda Maria Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS These pieces are ten times more stunning in person than they are in photos… You’ve got to come in and see how pretty all of these pieces are! And while you’re here, you can shop the rest of our fabulous jewelry collection as well!

We hope to see you soon!

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Updated

25
AUGUST
2014

Our showroom underwent a little update last week and it is looking rather gorgeous (if we do say so ourselves!)

Lots of beautiful new accessories, some killer new furniture, incredible new art, and of course, a heavy dose of style are what you have to look forward to next time you visit the shop!

Here are a few snaps of what we’ve got going on!

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // furniture + accessories + interior design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you see anything you’ve got to have, give us a call! Our designers are happy to answer any of your questions!

And don’t forget about our new Pinterest account! We hope you’ll follow along! 🙂

 

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A Jazzy Weekend Ahead

22
APRIL
2014

This Saturday, April 26th, is the seventh annual Township Jazz Festival!

We hope you’ll come out and enjoy a day of exciting music, shopping, and eating with your friends and family! The lineup this year is pretty outstanding!

The Township Jazz Festival | April 26th, 2014 // SummerHouse

This festival is happening RAIN OR SHINE, so even if the weather isn’t as pretty as it was this past weekend, the show WILL go on!

See y’all Saturday, if not before!

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Winner, Winner!

14
APRIL
2014

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

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

LSW insta

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

We love the chair she got!

#loveleechair winner

Lee Chair // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

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

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Backdoor Sale Coming Up!

01
APRIL
2014

Our highly anticipated annual Back Door Sale is coming up! We’re shaking things up this time by moving the location and the time frame!

This time, the sale will span THREE DAYS: Friday, April 11th through Sunday, April 13th! The location will be at 829 Wilson Drive in Ridgeland behind Shapley’s Restaurant.

SummerHouse Backdoor Sale

Be sure you’re following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so you can see sneak peeks of items that will be in the sale! We don’t normally give too many clues as to what will be available, so you’ll want to watch closely! 🙂

One thing to remember about this sale: It’s CASH OR CHECK ONLY!

Save the dates, bring your friends, and bring your checkbook! 😉

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Tomorrow

12
FEBRUARY
2014

Our Lee Loves Local event is TOMORROW!
We could not be more excited!

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse TOMORROW!

We hope you plan to join us for a little while tomorrow and enjoy some savings on our in-stock Lee upholstery while shopping the Shalla Wista trunk show! And don’t forget to swing by from 5-7 for a cocktail and a little bite of something sweet!

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse TOMORROW!

Tomorrow is supposed to be BEAUTIFUL, but in the meantime, be sure to stay warm! 🙂 See you soon!

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Lee Loves Local DATE CHANGE!

10
FEBRUARY
2014

It’s officially Lee Loves Local week, where Lee Industries dealers all over the country are celebrating local love by hosting parties and events all throughout the week! And we’re excited to be a part!

Our event was originally scheduled for tomorrow, but with the crazy weather that’s expected to hit our area tonight and tomorrow, we decided to push things back to THURSDAY (which is supposed to be a beautiful day!)

So please join us this Thursday for our Shalla Wista trunk show, 20% off all in-stock Lee furniture THURSDAY ONLY, and some bubbles and bites from 5 until 7!

SummerHouse and Lee Loves Local

We can’t wait to see all of you! As always, thanks for supporting local by shopping with us! 🙂 We appreciate all of you SO much!

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Spruced Up

30
JANUARY
2014

If you’ve been as busy as we have this week, your head is probably spinning and your week has absolutely flown by!! But we much prefer busy to not busy! 🙂 One thing we’ve been busy with is sprucing up the showroom floor with new items! Tons of new accessories, some fabulous new furniture… Plus much more! Here’s a peek at some of what we’re talking about!

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Don’t forget that we have a little sale going on, so there is a good handful of items on the floor that are marked down! You should come take a look around! 🙂 And feel free to ask about anything you see that you’d like more information on!

Have a great rest of your day!

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Lee Loves Local Teaser!

27
JANUARY
2014

In a couple of weeks, LEE LOVES LOCAL week springs into action! LEE Industries dealers all over the country will host special events all throughout the week of February 9th through 16th, and we’re not missing out on the fun!

Stay tuned for details on our local love event coming later this week! We hope to have them finalized in the next few days, and we’re excited to share what we’ve got in store! One of the reasons we’re SO excited about this event is because our very own Lisa Palmer is covergirls in the national advertising campaign for this event!

Lee Loves Local!

Take a peek at this video to learn a little more about LEE Industries and ReStyle Source’s partnership in putting together the LEE LOVES LOCAL campaign! We love their mission!

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We’re Growing!

30
DECEMBER
2013

As SummerHouse continues to grow, we also continue with the need to grow our staff! Currently we are
looking for an Interior Designer/sales associate to add to our exceptionally fun team!

HERE you can find our official job posting and learn more about the position. If you
are qualified, please reply to the posting as directed. We look forward to hearing from you!

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The Showroom This Week

23
DECEMBER
2013

It’s been a little while since we’ve shared some updated photos of the showroom! Since we sell straight off of our showroom floor and have new items coming in weekly, we’re constantly changing! Here’s a quick peek at what we’re looking like this week!

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

If you see something you like and have questions about it, don’t hesitate to give us a call! (601-853-4445)

Have a happy Christmas!

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A Week of Gifting, Day 5

06
DECEMBER
2013

As our Week of Gifting wraps up, we bring you the sweetest of the sweet! Today’s gift guide is all about CANDY! Gourmet candy, that is!

Because of the beautiful packaging and the universal appeal of anything chocolate, we feel that these would make great gifts for ANYONE on your list! These would be especially great for corporate gifting. Who doesn’t love a beautifully packaged bunch of chocolate? Easy and super appropriate for the holidays at the workplace! 🙂

SUMMERHOUSE GIFT GUIDE // SWEETS

1. Chocolate Pop Sensation // $5
2. Milk Chocolate Hazlenut Truffle Firecracker // $16
3. Peppermint Bark Tin // $21
4. Dark Chocolate Salted Caramels // $9
5. Milk Chocolate Almond Caramels // $9
6. Peppermint Bark / $7
7. Dark Chocolate Cashew Bark // $7
8. Black Mission Figs // $9
9. Peppermint Pop Sensation // $10

In the event that you’ve missed our other gift guides, be sure to check out GIFTS FOR HER, GIFTS FOR HIM, GIFTS FOR THE HOSTESS, and GIFTS UNDER $100!

Merry Shopping!

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