Our August Summer Sale is going strong! And this year, it’s open to EVERYONE! In the past, this sale has been by private invitation only, but we decided that we wanted to extend the love to everyone. Shop with us between now and August 25th and enjoy 20% savings on special orders and 25% savings on in-stock purchases! Of course, a small handful of exclusions do apply, but not many!
The deals are good at both SummerHouse locations, so stop in and see us soon! We can’t wait to help you design the room(s) of your dreams!]]>
So pretty, Elish! We love all the beautiful detail. Especially in that last shot!
Thank y’all for stopping in today! We hope you’re having an excellent week!]]>
Our theme is A Midsummer Night, and it is going to be simply magical. But first, allow us to give you the basics!
Our friends at Noggins approached us asking if we’d be interested in partnering on a runway show. Of course we said yes! At our first meeting, we determined a theme: A Midsummer Night. Think flowers, fairy wings, organic style, lots of white, lots of natural, magic, glitter, delicate desserts, champagne, whimsy… With a bit of an avant-garde twist in the form of lots and lots of JEWELS.
Without giving too much away, we are putting all of this on with the participation of several local boutiques and shops. This runway show will not only appeal to women, but to men and children as well, as we will have styles for the entire family represented on the catwalk! Row 10 Baby, Hemline, Blithe & Vine, 4450, The Rogue, Sollberger’s, Beckham Jewelry, and Albrition’s Jewelry will present the looks. (Be sure you go and follow all of these businesses on Instagram– their accounts are linked above!– to keep up with all the fun!) Noggins Salon will do models’ hair and Galexie Glister will finish off the makeup looks.
Little Bluestem Farm will lend their floral talents and La Brioche is providing dainty desserts to make this event over the top beautiful. Y’all, we. cannot. WAIT.
Perhaps the most important thing about this evening is that all proceeds go to our friends at CARA (Community Animal Rescue and Adoption.) We love the work that this shelter does in keeping pets of all kinds safe and healthy until they find their forever homes. Did you know that CARA runs solely on donations?! They absolutely cannot keep doing their work without community support, so we are asking that each guest give a minimum $15 donation at the door. This donation will get you one entry into a raffle drawing for several INCREDIBLE prizes: Gift cards to Arco Avenue, salon services from Noggins, services from SummerHouse, jewelry, a whitening treatment from Uptown Dental, and SO much more! Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase at $10 each. Again, all money goes to CARA!
(pictured above: our inspirational mood board for the event)
We will end with this piece of excitement: The first 20 guests to enter A Midsummer Night’s Runway Event will be gifted an incredible swag bag. Y’all will not believe the incredible donations that have been given to these swag bags! We won’t ruin the surprise, but we will tell you this: YOU WILL WANT ONE.
Start picking out your “summer fairy best” and make plans to join us at SummerHouse on July 19th at 7 p.m. for an event unlike any other to ever hit our area! Be sure to join the Facebook event to keep updated on all event news. We can’t wait to see you!
“Are you sure that we are awake? It seems to me that yet we sleep, we dream.” -A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 4, Scene 1]]>
We asked each of our designers to take their favorite coffee table on our showroom floors, clear it completely off, and style it as if it was their own. We feel very inspired by the tables they put together, and we picked up some helpful tips along the way! Have a look at each of their styles, then keep reading for a handful of style tricks and tips.
Rectangle burl wood coffee table styled by Design Assistant Camille Parker
Round glass top coffee table styled by Interior Designer Maddie Ertle
Wood and silver leaf coffee table styled by Interior Designer Jenni Hilbun
Two-tier glass and metal coffee table styled by Interior Designer Erin Baker
Rectangle shell coffee table styled by Interior Designer Katy Hines
Round leather coffee table styled by Interior Designer Laurie Conway
Rectangle concrete coffee table styled by Interior Designer Katherine Shelton
A few things to keep in mind when styling a coffee table:
Here are a few more pretty shots from these styled tables. We hope you find some good inspiration! And please do not hesitate to call a designer for help! That is what we do!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Happy coffee table styling!]]>
SummerHouse Oxford Interior Designer Laurie Conway recently completed a beautiful install that we are dying to tell you more about! You may recall seeing a photo or two of this room on social media, but today we’re giving you all the details! Laurie was kind enough to answer a few questions we had about this project, so let’s see what she has to say…
What pieces did the client already have that you worked around?
This client had moved from Memphis and had done a lot in her home herself. She came to me and said, “I need help… I have no idea what to do with this room.” She had a few antique pieces in the room but we decided to relocate them in the house and start new so it was a clean slate. The shape of the room, however, was a huge challenge. She had fabulous natural light but the room had so many openings that space planning was more difficult.
What was your basis for the colors used in the room?
I started with the rug. The size was just perfect! I pulled the soft blues and neutrals from it for my color palette. The natural light helped me keep the room clean and airy. I wanted to ground the wall opposite of the fireplace with something to balance it, which is where we introduced a darker element.
What did you enjoy most about this particular project?
I loved the clients! It is so great when you and your client can visualize together. They are great art lovers so it was so much fun to help them find great pieces. The two gold pieces over the chairs flanking the secretary are from View Gallery.
What else do we need to know about this room?!
Because this room is used to pass through to other rooms, the furniture had to be strategically placed. I went with a symmetrical layout. And as I mentioned before, I chose a light palette and balanced the wall across from the fireplace with the Secretary in a darker finish. We were so pleased with the turnout.
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We love it, Laurie! Great colors and beautiful selections. Couldn’t be prettier!
Here are a few of our favorite snaps from this home. Now that it is completed, it could not be any more perfect. We love every detail!
Great work Lindsey! More pictures here >>>
Tell us about yourself! Where you’re from, where you go to school, about your major… All that fun stuff!
One could say that I grew up in three towns without moving. I was raised on a farm in Midnight, went to church in Belzoni and went to school in Yazoo City. Now I go to Ole Miss and my major is Integrated Marketing Communications, better known as IMC. IMC prepares students in areas of advertising, social media, sales promotion, graphic design, public relations, etc. –all to create a consistent message to consumers.
We adore this quote from our lead designer Lisa Palmer, which came from the write up in the current issue of Milieu Magazine (pinch us!!! Dream come true!) about the cabin she designed for some dear, dear friends of SummerHouse. This cabin has a rich, deep story, which is told in the pages of this issue of Milieu. We encourage you to stop by your favorite magazine stand and pick up a copy of this stunning issue. You will not be disappointed by the photos and the article about Mississippi Pearl. Here’s a peek at what you have to look forward to.
We are confident you’ll enjoy not only this feature, but every page of this issue. We love Milieu!
Thank you for stopping in today. Means so much to us! We hope you’re having a great week!
Have a quick look around to see what you can get excited about seeing next time you go in…
In addition to all of the fabulous items you see in these photos, we offer incredible design services! Our staff of trained interior designers know how to work within budgets, on projects of any scale, and love helping turn houses into homes. Stop in or give our Oxford shop a call to discuss your interior design needs!]]>
Well, as always, mama was right. And she wasn’t just talking about when you meet someone. She also meant when it comes to your home! Making a positive, warm first impression on a guest in your home is of the utmost importance. Even if your entryway isn’t grandiose or filled with collectors’ pieces from around the globe, it still speaks volumes. Let your entry speak for you, telling your guests to make themselves at home. You just tend to the hugs, handshakes, and showing everyone in to where the party is!
Here are some of our favorite entries, all created by SummerHouse designers. Some big, some small, but all welcoming. And all making mama proud by making a fantastic first impression
What is the most inviting thing for you to see when you enter a home? We’d love to hear!]]>