Getting The Most For Your Money

 

How to achieve high design on a low budget! Advice and selections by SummerHouse Interior Designer Katie Carone // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We gave our newest designer Katie Carone the task of putting together a living room with all new furniture but on a somewhat tight budget! She’s put this entire room together for under $15,000! Now keep in mind that this is ALL new furniture, so even if $15,000 doesn’t seem low to you, picking just a few new pieces for a certain room can really bring your existing pieces to life by only spending a fraction of this.

We love the beautiful living room she’s put together using our more well-priced designer lines! Here is more information on each piece!

Art // $1140

Cowhide Rug // $540

Grace Coffee Table // $2245

Callie Lamps // $685 each

Cole Drinking Table // $1085

Albion Sofa with three contrast pillows // $2431

Franco Chairs // $1716 each

Jolene Side Table // $855

Trudy Oval Side Table // $855

8 x 10 Sedona Sisal Rug // $390

Grand total // $14,343

Katie went with one of Lisa’s favorite design M.O.s that she calls “high/low.” This is where, even if most pieces in a space are budget conscious (or “low”), splurging on a couple of items (“high”) can really elevate the level of the entire design. Katie’s splurges were the lamps and the drinking table.

“The lamps are very transitional pieces and could be used throughout the house in several different places. On console tables, on bedside tables… So many places! And I love the acrylic base. It gives it an element of high design.”

“I aboslutely drool over that drinking table. Black and gold is my obsession! I know it’s more expensive, but when you find one piece you absolutely love, you just can’t compromise. It gives the room that wow factor!”

Designer tips on making the most of your furniture purchases // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Katie Carone // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Katie Carone

“I love the idea of ordering a sofa that comes standard with contrast pillows like this one. You can order them in a different fabric and use them somewhere completely different, like on a guest bed or in some side chairs.”

“Revere Pewter is one of my absolute favorite paint colors– it would be really nice in this room. I love that you can use browns and grays with it!”

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Thank you so much, Katie! We love what you’ve pulled together! If you have any more questions about these pieces, give Katie a call! 601-853-4445

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Carrie Bradshaw Lied

19
OCTOBER
2015

We’re so excited to have been a little part of the brand new office/guest room reveal in the home of blogger Kathleen Barnes, a native Mississippi girl who now lives in Cali and heads up lifestyle blog Carrie Bradshaw Lied!

Our zebra hide rug looks PERFECT in this room and really adds some great drama to the space! Here are a few of our favorite shots from the room reveal post!

SummerHouse teams up with Carrie Bradshaw Lied // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse teams up with Carrie Bradshaw Lied // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse teams up with Carrie Bradshaw Lied // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse teams up with Carrie Bradshaw Lied // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Thanks, Kathleen, for including SummerHouse in your selections! We are so glad you’re enjoying that rug! 🙂

>> View her full room reveal post HERE! >>

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Happy Labor Day!

07
SEPTEMBER
2015

H A P P Y   L A B O R   D A Y !

We hope you are enjoying a little extra time with your family today! Remember that our storefront is closed today and will reopen tomorrow at 10 a.m.! Our online store, however, is always open for business!

Here are a few of our recent favorites that have just been added to the online store… Take a look!

<< Click on the images to view the items on the web store >>

Beaded Faux Bois Pillow // www.summerhousestyle.com

Kendall Stool // www.summerhousestyle.com

Lola 9x12 Rug // www.summerhousestyle.com

Untitled I by Brent Smith // www.summerhousestyle.com

Tufted King Bed // www.summerhousestyle.com

View more new arrivals here!

We hope to see you this week!

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New Rugs

12
AUGUST
2015

We have some breathtaking new rugs on the showroom floor that we’ve been dying to share with you guys! They’re all very different as far as newness, material, size, and look, but we are equally in love with each of them!

Take a look for yourself!

New Rugs at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

New Rugs at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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New Rugs at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

New Rugs at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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New Rugs at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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New Rugs at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

New Rugs at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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What do you think? Do you have a favorite?

Thank you so much for stopping in today! It means the world to us! Have a great rest of your day!

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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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Inside The Orange Box: Finding The Perfect Rug Size

05
SEPTEMBER
2014

Today on Inside The Orange Box, our designers dish on how to find the right rug size for your space! There are several things to consider when taking on the daunting task of picking a rug size, so our staff is here to lend their expertise!

>> DESIGNER TODD PRINCE <<

SummerHouse Interior Designers' tips on finding the perfect rug size // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“If I’m doing a room that is in isolation, my tendency is to have the rug larger and all the furniture on the rug. If I’m doing a space that is open, like a keeping area that’s open to a kitchen, my tendency is to do half of the furniture on the rug, meaning front legs on and back legs off, so the whole room doesn’t feel swallowed up by the rug. But if it’s a room all by itself, I kind of like that swallowed up feeling.”

>> DESIGNER ELISH PHARES <<

SummerHouse Interior Designers' tips on finding the perfect rug size // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“When determining rug size, my ideal is to draw out my furniture plan and then select a rug that has about 3″ clearance on all sides of the furniture. I try to avoid having pieces half on/half off if possible. Often, walkways, other furniture pieces, or architectural details limit creativity on rug sizes. Traffic patterns play a large part as well. I always recommend drawing everything out… Seeing a plan on paper makes all the difference!”

SummerHouse Interior Designers' tips on finding the perfect rug size // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>> DESIGNER LINDSEY TOWNSEND <<

SummerHouse Interior Designers' tips on finding the perfect rug size // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“If you have a beautiful antique Moroccan or Oushak rug that is not large enough for your space, you can always order a thinly woven sisal large enough and layer your antique on top!”

SummerHouse Interior Designers' tips on finding the perfect rug size // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>> DESIGNER SUNNY HOLLIDAY <<

SummerHouse Interior Designers' tips on finding the perfect rug size // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“It’s super important to get your rug size accurate. Having the wrong rug size can ruin the whole design of the room. Sketch out your room (to scale) with all of your furniture in it. From there, determine what size rug is needed by this: If it’s a main living area, make sure tables (mainly side tables) are all the way on the rug. As long as the main upholstery pieces have at least their front legs on the rug, you should be good to go! Different rules apply with differing spaces, though.”

SummerHouse Interior Designers' tips on finding the perfect rug size // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>> DESIGNER MOLLY FERGUSON <<

SummerHouse Interior Designers' tips on finding the perfect rug size // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“In a dining room, make sure your rug is 3 feet larger than the table on every side. This way when the chairs are pulled out, all four feet are still on the rug instead of two on and two off.”

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And don’t forget to follow our new Pinterest account if you haven’t already! 🙂

Have a GREAT weekend!

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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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Looking Good!

21
AUGUST
2013

Over the course of the past week or so, we’ve had a LOT of pieces leave the showroom floor, which means a lot of holes have been filled with brand new items!

Marty and the guys worked their magic to get the showroom floor looking more gorgeous than ever! Of course, it’s prettier in person, but in case you can’t get by to see with your own eyes, here are a few shots of what we’ve got goin’!

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

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

If you see anything you’d like to learn more about, just give us a call at the store! Our wonderful design staff is always happy to help!

Hope you’re having a great week so far!

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New + Found

31
JULY
2013

After a quick update, the showroom is looking smashing!

Marty made a trip to Atlanta a couple of weeks ago, not only for market, but for a little antique shopping! Some of her purchases have started rolling in, and we now have several amazing one-of-a-kind pieces amongst our mix of furnishings and accessories. The unique antiques add a beautiful rustic element to the floor.

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

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

Should you have any questions about anything you see, give us a call, or just stop in!

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Shaping Up The Showroom

18
JUNE
2013

The showroom has been updated again! (That’s the beauty of selling straight off the showroom floor– things change all the time and things never get boring!)

Marty did a lovely job of showing off our new furniture and accessories!

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

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

As always, feel free to call the store with any questions you may have about anything pictured! Our talented design staff is happy to answer questions!

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Photo Shoot at a Pretty House

15
MAY
2013

Yesterday, we had a great time at a dear client’s beautiful home getting set up for a photo shoot for the Mistletoe Marketplace Steering Committee!

Photo Shoot at a Beautiful House

Talented photographer Allison Muirhead got some great shots of the fun Junior League gals (and talking to all of them got us excited about Mistletoe Marketplace even though it’s not until November!)

While the photo session was going on, we walked around the rest of the house and snapped a few shots of this GORGEOUS home. Here are a few teasers… More photos to come in the very near future!

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

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“Home Away From Home” Master Bedroom Design

15
APRIL
2013

Lisa and Elish have a beautiful ongoing project with a very dear client who lives in a fantastic Fondren home, and the master bedroom in this home has recently been completed!

HOME AWAY FROM HOME // SUMMERHOUSE // RIDGELAND, MS

Lisa on this bedroom:

“When I first met with my client, the first thing I noticed about this room was that the original furnishings were out of scale. The bed was too small for the space, the side tables were too small, and the rug was too small. So my challenge was to make sure that the pieces I selected would fit in this very large room with large walls and tall ceilings.”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“My client wanted a sitting area where they could watch television, but they also wanted to be able to watch television from their bed, so I had that challenge too.”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“The client wanted the bedroom to be a “home away from home.” My design approach was to make it light and airy and soft so I chose fabrics that were a mixture of natural linen, velvet, and even a washable velvet on the swivel chairs and ottoman in the sitting area. When you’re going white on upholstery, that kind of thing is important!”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“There’s a lot of custom work in this space as well. The bed, the etagere, the desk, and the side tables were all custom made. In fact, the desk was touched by four different artisans!”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“There was some renovation in the space as well. We changed an old, low cased archway by raising it and adding old beams. We redesigned the fireplace, mantle, and stonework to give it a fresh look. And we repainted all the walls.”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“The room is now updated, bright, and I think really beautiful.”

This is what we call a MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
What is your favorite aspect of this space?

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Spring Break Showroom Update!

11
MARCH
2013

Happy Spring Break to all of you who are getting to enjoy it!

With warmer weather on the brink, and lighter+brighter interiors on our minds, we’ve given the showroom a little springy boost with lots of pretty new furnishings!

SummerHouse Beachy Update

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Fierce!

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Which way to the beach??

Have a great Monday and be sure to check back later this week as we give you a preview of a REALLY great project two of our designers just completed!

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A Comfortable and Elegant Before + After

26
DECEMBER
2012

We’ve got another fabulous Before + After for you guys today! Designer Elizabeth Gullett has successfully taken a room with great bones from lackluster to lust-worthy! Even though the finished product is fairly tonal, Elizabeth’s combination of textures makes this room amazingly interesting!

But before you can see this beautiful room, take a look at the BEFORE photos:

SummerHouse before and after

See? Pretty room, just in need of some help! And that’s where Elizabeth comes in…

The homeowner’s style is elegant, rustic, and classic. This is her formal living room so she wanted to put a little more elegance into this room, all while maintaining warm approachability. She wanted people to think, “Oh what a beautiful room,” but not be scared to sit in it.

Design by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

“We mixed an elegant velvet on the sofa with a seagrass rug. The mirrored coffee table also adds another dressy element,” says Elizabeth.

But before any sample pulling began, Elizabeth found this gorgeous Carol Sneed painting, above the mantle, to use as her jumping off point. Elizabeth says, “We pulled the whole room together around this painting!”

Design by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MSElizabeth wanted everything in this room to be classic, without anything trendy, so this room would be beautiful for years and years. She and the homeowner, however, did include some ikat pillows on the sofa since that’s one thing that can easily be switched out (should ikat  go out of style anytime soon!)

Design by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Let’s take a quick inventory of textures in this space:
Linen, silk, velvet, wood, glass, mirror, and seagrass. “Even though the colors are all pretty neutral, this room is super interesting because of all the texture,” Elizabeth says about this great, comfortable, elegant formal living room.

JOB WELL DONE!

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Rug Ottomans GALORE!

04
JUNE
2012

One of our favorite parts about visitng the LEE Industries showroom each market is participating in the battle for the best rug ottomas! To put it lightly, we’ll just say it requires a lot of work to get the best rug ottomans! After a hard-fought battle, Lisa ended up with some awesome picks…

Introducing our brand new rug ottomans!

Rug Ottomans Galore!









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