A Look Inside SummerHouse Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

It’s been a little while since we showed you around SummerHouse Oxford, so we thought now would be a good time to do so 🙂

We are LOVING our new(ish) space and love being a part of the local Oxford scene. Thank you to all of our Oxford friends for embracing us with such hospitality!

Here’s what our showroom up there has got going on, so come and see it all for yourself!

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

Beautiful, right?! You’ll feel so inspired just walking through. (And the same is true of our Ridgeland showroom!)

If you see something you like in these photos, give us a call at the Oxford shop! 662-234-8100

Have a great day!

 

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Tray Chic

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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.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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THIS SATURDAY!

via Always Summer Blog Our Lee Loves Local event is THIS SATURDAY! We can hardly believe it! We are getting really, really excited. It’s going to be incredible!

Traditional Home and Lee Industries have worked hard with us to bring you a top notch celebration of local Mississippi love and craftsmanship.

The day will start at 11 with a makers market featuring these fabulous small/local businesses, artists, and creatives.  (MADCAAP, our event beneficiary, will also have a booth set up with their handmade jewelry for sale!)

We’ll have plenty to sip on, some fantastic little nibblers, and some live blues music by Scott Albert Johnson to set the Mississippi mood! And if the weather ends up as it is currently forecasted, we are in for one seriously gorgeous day!

At 1:30, our designer panel will take place! Shaun Smith, Julia Reed, and our own Lisa Palmer will discuss entertaining in the South! The moderator will be Krissa Rossbund of Traditional Home. There will be some beautiful visuals, as well as some incredible swag bags for the first thirty people to join us for the panel. If you want in on a swag bag, you do NOT want to be late! (They’ll be filled with goodies from our market vendors+ panelists + MUCH more!)

via Always Summer Blog

via Always Summer Blog

After the panel discussion, Julia will be signing her newest cookbook, Julia Reed’s South!

The market, food, drinks, and music will resume until 4 when we wind things down.

You can plan on doing a lot of your Valentine’s shopping on Saturday, so if you’re a last minute shopper, we totally have you covered! AND, if you’ve been eyeing a piece of Lee Industries furniture at all, then now is the time to get that. We’re offering 20% off, on stock AND special order, now through the 15th!

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If you’re thinking you’ll want the fun to continue into the night, why not grab a ticket to Ignite The Night: London Calling?! Lisa will be performing as Amy Winehouse, which is going to be EPIC! Her musically talented sons will also be getting in on the action!

Thank you for dropping by today!  We can’t wait to see all of you on Saturday!

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Lee Loves Local Food & Drink

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse

We are getting VERY excited about our upcoming Lee Loves Local event next Saturday, February 11th! One of the aspects we are most excited about is the food and drink! We’ll give you a taste of what we have in store, but you’ll definitely have to be here on the big day to fully enjoy!

As far as beverages, we will have bartenders from The Manship (which has an award-winning bar) to mix up a couple of their most popular daytime cocktails! Cathead Vodka is providing us with some of their locally distilled vodka and gin to keep things extra “Mississippi!” Also to be made with Cathead Vodka are the Bloody Marys, which will feature Debutante Farmer’s Bloody Mary Mix! We are pumped about this! Lucky Town Brewery is also going to have some local brews as part of the bar.

One of our most beloved neighbors, Fusion Coffeehouse, will have a setup with coffee and hot chocolate, should there be a need for a little extra warmth (or caffeine!), so we will have something for everyone!

Lurny D’s Grille, a burger food truck which a few of our staff members are particularly fond of, will be here keeping our tummies from rumbling! In addition to burgers, Chef Jeremy Enfinger from County Seat in Livingston is planning to prepare some lighter bites for throughout-the-day grazing! We will let the details on those light bites be a surprise, but we can tell you this: It’s gonna be good.

We are so fortunate to have such wonderful food and drink right here in the Jackson area. One thing we hear often from out-of-towners is how spectacular our local food scene is! And we have to agree. We live in a gold mine of exciting food and drink!

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As the cherry on top of all of the above good news… The bar drinks will be served from The Karovan Bar! This is the cutest little bar you ever did see! It’s the prettiest white and natural wood trailer that was made (literally) for events like this! We are thrilled to have them as part of the goings on. 🙂

Stay tuned for more information on our panel coming next week! This panel discussion is one you will not want to miss!

Thanks so much for dropping by today. We can’t wait to see you on February 11th!

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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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Holiday Open House TONIGHT!

Stewpot GIVE & GET Coat Drive at SummerHouse

Happy Friday! You made it! Way to go! 🙂

We wanted to remind you of the Christmas Open House going on at The Township tonight! From 5 p.m. til 8 p.m., businesses at The Township will be open with refreshments, opportunities to enter raffles, and special deals and discounts! We hope to see you come by! We have an outstanding selection of gift items sure to make you look like the best gift giver EVER!

The Township's Christmas Open House

Tonight is also the kickoff of our Fourth Annual GIVE & GET COAT DRIVE! For each new or gently used coat you bring to donate to Stewpot Community Services, you get one entry into a raffle for $250 to SummerHouse! Bring ten coats, get ten entries! Every single coat is SO much appreciated by our sweet friends at Stewpot!!!

Stewpot GIVE & GET Coat Drive at SummerHouse

Stewpot GIVE & GET Coat Drive at SummerHouse

The coat drive kicks off tonight but you have until the 20th to get your coats added to the donation!

We are thankful for such a generous client base who loves giving, especially during the Christmas season! Thank y’all for making our community extra great!

We look forward to seeing y’all tonight at the open house!

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Holiday Shop

SummerHouse Holiday Shop

Our Holiday Shop is now open for business! We have added new items this year (like those vintagey silver bells in the above photo!), brought back some old favorites, and are ready to serve you and your holiday gift and accessory needs! Here are a few of our newer items as well as a few favorites!

SummerHouse Holiday Shop

Milagro Arrow Ornament

SummerHouse Holiday Shop

Light Gray Stocking with Cuff

SummerHouse Holiday Shop

Round Gold Flask

SummerHouse Holiday Shop

Cage Quartz Ornament

SummerHouse Holiday Shop

Starlight LED Wire String Lights

SummerHouse Holiday Shop

Parliament of Owls Ornament

See much more HERE! And don’t forget about the special we have going right now on gift cards! Online ONLY, through December 2nd, we’re offering 20% savings on gift cards with the code SHCYBER16!

Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by! XO!

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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Fall Sale!

Now through October 2, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is having their annual FALL EVENT! Save 20% on just about everything MGBW. Stock AND special order! Now is the time to get your home ready for your holiday guests! (Thanksgiving is not that far away!) We recommend a cozy, chic sleeper sofa so you can house just a few extra overnight guests! And of course with each passing year, your family is likely growing! Why not invest in a new set of dining chairs?

MGBW Fall Sale at SummerHouse!

Here are a few pretty rooms put together with ALL Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furnishings… How beautiful are these?!

MGBW Fall Sale at SummerHouse!

MGBW Fall Sale at SummerHouse!

MGBW Fall Sale at SummerHouse!

MGBW Fall Sale at SummerHouse!

Come in and talk to one of our talented designers about how they can help make your home just a little more you while saving a few bucks! 🙂 We look forward to seeing you!

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New To The Showroom

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We have a few new groupings on the showroom floor that are simply breathtaking! Beautiful color mixed with perfect neutrals… Lovely accessories, unique art, one of a kind pieces… Here are a few snaps of the newest vignettes!

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you see anything you like, give us a call (601-842-7784) or leave a comment below to find out more! We are happy to answer any questions! 🙂

Thank you for checking in with us today! Hope you have a great one!

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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

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

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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A Party, A Sale, And Two Nurseries

We have a lot of excitement going on at SummerHouse right now! We’ll just jump right in and tell you about an upcoming party, a fun sale, and where two of our nurseries got featured!!

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We are teaming up with Kendall Poole Event Planning to throw a Date Night party for nearlyweds and newlyweds THIS Thursday, 7/21! Join us at SummerHouse for some appetizers and wine from Sombra and Char, live models from Great Scott and Treehouse Boutique, and little chat with Lisa on how to merge single girl furniture with bachelor pad furniture, how to approach designing your new home together, and the best ways to design on a budget to get the most out of your purchases as a couple! Although this evening is geared towards nearlyweds and newlyweds, anyone is welcome to join us! The information will be beneficial for all! And most of all, FUN for all! Check out more on the Facebook event HERE!

Date Night with KPEP and SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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All of our jewelry is 30% off! Both in-store AND online! Use the code SHINE30 to get your discount online! Or better yet, come by and look at all of our lovely pieces in person! We have much more in the store!

SummerHouse Jewelry Sale! Use the code SHINE30 to get your discount at www.summerhousestyle.com

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The Scout Guide’s national blog just did a roundup of beautiful nurseries and TWO of ours were featured in the mix! We love these projects by our very talented designers! Check out the full TSG post here!

Nursery by SummerHouse featured on The Scout Guide's national blog! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We hope you had a wonderful weekend and we hope to see you in the shop soon!

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Hello, Oxford!

SummerHouse is opening a location in Oxford, MS! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We have some VERY exciting news to share with all of you!

SummerHouse is opening a satellite location in OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI! We are SO thrilled about this expansion and cannot wait to serve North Mississippi! But the only way to make our service the best is by hiring the best!

SummerHouse is opening a location in Oxford, MS! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

That leads us to our next order of business: We’re hiring for the Oxford location! We’re looking for Interior Designers and a Store Manager/Interior Designer. If you have a design background and are passionate about superb customer service, then SummerHouse Oxford might be the right fit for you!

SummerHouse is opening a location in Oxford, MS! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Click here to see more about both positions and to find out how to submit your resume.

We look forward to finding our new family members very soon!

SummerHouse is opening a location in Oxford, MS! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Thank you so much for stopping by today! We hope you are having a great one!

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Yard Party Recap!

SummerHouse Yard Party // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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! 🙂

SummerHouse Yard Party // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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SummerHouse Yard Party // www.alwayssummerblog.com

A special thanks to Pop Culture, Green Ghost Tacos, and Lucky Town Brewing Company for making our event extra local! 😉 So thankful to have cool businesses like these in our backyard!

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We hope you are all having a great week! Thanks for stopping by today!

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Thankful

On this Memorial Day, we want to send out lots of love and many thank yous to the wonderful men and women who currently serve and who have served our country in the military! We find ourselves taking our freedom for granted on a daily basis, but that is a luxury we have that did not come for free!

Thankful for our active and veteran military service men and women on this Memorial Day! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

THANK YOU to all of our active and veteran service men and women. Truly. We owe you everything!

Be sure to thank anyone you know who has served our country today! And have a safe and peaceful holiday!

(Our doors will re-open tomorrow at 10 a.m.!)

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Brighten Up For Spring!

Today, we bring you a season-inspired Web Store Wish List highlighting the happiness that comes along with the season of Spring! Natural colors, a nod to the outdoors, and light + bright accessories all make us hum a cheery tune while sprucing up our spaces!

Here are a few suggestions for how to bring spring indoors!

How to brighten up your home for Spring // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Clockwise from top left:

American Beauty book // $75
Gold Square Pillow // $200
Basket Chair // $520
Fanciful Bird // $140
The Joy of Decorating book // $50
Square Moss // $370
Fellini Lamp // $500
Blue Jewelry Box // $500

View more of our new arrivals here! And be sure you’re following us on Instagram for more up-to-the-minute store happening and arrivals! 🙂

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Lindsay Cowles Pillows

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you’ve been by the showroom lately, you’ve more than likely noticed a collection of super unique pillows we have around the showroom! These beauties are by Richmond, VA artist Lindsay Cowles and we are all just in LOVE with every single pattern and color way!

Her patterns are digital manipulations of her original abstract work, so these are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! Simply stunning. Here’s a look at a few of the styles we currently have…

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay has also created some great long lumbar pillows like the one seen on this bed!

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Come check out all of these fab pillows for yourself! We can’t wait to see ya!

Have a wonderful weekend! XO!

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Scout is Out!

Volume 3 of The Scout Guide Jackson is OUT! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Volume 3 of The Scout Guide Jackson is OUT! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Volume 3 of The Scout Guide Jackson has hit the stands!

We are so thrilled to be a part for the third year in a row! The Scout Guide is an annual publication showcasing a carefully curated collection of locally owned businesses, helpful not only for visitors but for locals as well! We are honored to be a part!

Volume 3 of The Scout Guide Jackson is OUT! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We think the world of TSG Jackson’s editor Kristin and love the opportunity to get to work with her through being a part of The Scout Guide! We had a ball this year at our photo shoot for our ad, thanks to our incredible staff and TSG’s wonderful team! Thanks, Kristin (and photographer Tom Beck) for being so much fun to work with! 🙂

SummerHouse in TSG JacksonWe have tons of copies at the store, so come by and pick up a couple for yourself and for friends! We look forward to seeing you!

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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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Blue and Gold

Our current Web Store Wish List focuses on one of our favorite colors paired with one of our favorite metals… Gold and blue never disappoint. Especially together!

Shop this look on our web store! Direct product links below!

Web Store Wish List: Blue and Gold. Shop at www.summerhousestyle.com

Clockwise from top left

Flora Belle // $3200
Brassy Accent Table // $930
Lille Bench // $1720
Manners by Kate Spade // $21
Gigi Vase // $150
Essence of Florets Rare Botanic Candle // $50
Indigo Print Pillow // $475

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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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