We recently receievd our market order from Legacy Bedding, and it is GOR-GEOUS! We are in love with every piece of it! We have several beds on the showroom floor made up with these heavenly threads and everyone that comes in oohs and aahs over how breathtaking they are! Here–you can see what we’re talking about!
As per usual, we are obsessing over the new LonnyMag for this month… Have you seen it? We love the bright, summery spaces that dominate most of it. Perfect for… drumroll please… SUMMER! Here are a few of the items that we carry that made it into the mag. Come shop LonnyMag with us! 🙂
Have you been by the store to meet Elish yet? She is Lisa’s amazing new assistant!! (Laurel is starting a new chapter and is no longer a full-timer at the store, but is still doing all of the social media, so she’s still around!)
Elish is a great addition to the SummerHouse team and is fitting right in! 🙂 Her organization skills, eye for fashion (both in interiors and in wearable fashion), and her cute personality make her a joy to work with! Let’s get to know her a little better, shall we?
SummerHouse: So your name is kinda different but super pretty!! Can you tell us a little bit about the origination of that?
Elish: My name….my mom’s family is Italian and Elizabeth is the trademark family name that gets worked in somehow on every girl’s name. My Dad is Irish, so they compromised and named me Elish which is gaelic for Elizabeth. Hence, the odd name.
SummerHouse: What has been the biggest shock about your new job at SummerHouse?! You’ve only been here a few weeks, but there has to be something that surprised you or caught you offguard!
Elish: I think my biggest shock at Summerhouse was how much of the business side of Interior Design I’d be doing…
SummerHouse: What is your favorite thing to cook and why?
Elish: My favorite thing to cook is either my chicken pesto salad because I made it up and it’s pretty different from traditional chicken salad. Or I love cooking crawfish fettuccine…I have a great recipe that isn’t too hard but tastes great!
SummerHouse: What is your favorite movie? Why?
Elish: Hmmm favorite movie is a tough one…I’d say Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken because I grew up watching it and I’m a sucker for those kinds of movies. Or Last of the Mohicans…I always watch it with my dad and the music is incredible.
SummerHouse: How would you describe your own personal design style?
Elish: My personal design style is better described by the designers I respect…in fashion, as well as interior design. I love Alberta Ferretti, Kelly Wearstler, Zac Posen, Elizabeth & James, Robert Kuo… I’m usually drawn to clean lines broken up by rich textiles, any type of sleek surface like mirrors and metallic finishes, & cool colors or grayed neutrals.
SummerHouse: When you are not partaking in your new favorite hobby, which is to work at SummerHouse, what are your other hobbies?!
Elish: Well I love running and being outside so that’s a pretty big hobby, I love to cook and have people over for dinner, & I have 4 nephews and a brand new little niece that I love to visit! 🙂
SummerHouse: Tell us one weird thing about you that we may find interesting, or that not many people know
Elish: One weird thing? So hard to choose….haha Well I am an OCD bed maker. It’s weird. I make mine every morning no matter what. Even if I know I’m going to wash my sheets that night. And I sometimes can’t help myself and make other peoples beds…It makes the whole room look instantly put together!
SummerHouse: Anything else you want us to know?! 🙂
Elish: I love working at Summerhouse and I’m thankful I have so many amazing, sweet people to be around everyday!
We need room on Monday for our beautiful new merchandise from our spring market trip… so…
For 2 days only!!! Today and Saturday
Save Up to 60% off selected in stock furnishings!!!
Tell your friends!!! This is huge!!!!!!!!
Save big and help us make room!!!!!!
Have you seen the most recent issue of Delta Magazine?! It just hit stands last week and we are loving it! We particularly love the post entitled “The Coolest Media Room on Earth! OMG!” One of our favorite families, the Blanchard family, showed off their amazing media and exercise room. It truly is one of the coolest we’ve ever seen! Lisa did a great job of making the space modern, yet liveable, don’t you think?
What is your favorite part about this room? We love the color, the huge Dr. Pitt sectional (by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams), the Kelly Wearstler inspired bookshelf, all the Adler, the big lacquer mirrors in the exercise area…. Really, there is nothing about this room that we don’t love!
Be sure to pick up your copy of the May/June issue of Delta at pretty much any bookstore around here! It’s a great issue!
We are completely in love with the new Au Natural collection from Schumacher! In their own words, this collection is “a combination of luxuriously quiet and surprisingly dramatic neutral patterns and textures.” Now if THAT doesn’t scream SummerHouse, we don’t know what does!! It was hard to narrow it down to just a few, so here are more than a few of our favorites…
After seeing all of those, we know you want to see the whole entire collection! Here you go 🙂 What pattern is your favorite? So hard to choose!
We are FINALLY getting a blog post up about this! We are just now recovered from all the fun we had! If you were here, you know what we’re talking about! DJ Young Venom played some pretty awesome tunes to set the backdrop for the evening. VIP Catering, Soulshine, and Hey Cupcake showed us their stuff with the wonderful food they provided, and Vintage Wine Market was able to give some education in Wine 101. We learned all about the whites: sweet vs. dry, bubbly vs. non-bubbly, what is good with spicy food and what is good with sweet food…. We could go on and on with all of our newfound knowledge!
In addition to the fabulous DJ, the amazing wine, and the to-die-for food, we had quite the stylish photo booth! Here are a few of our favorite staff pictures from “inside the booth:”
We would like to thank all of the wonderful businesses that contributed to our swag bags! All of our VIP’s enjoyed sifting through their prizes to see what local swag they would be walking away with! We had items from Millie D’s Yogurt Shop, Fusion Coffeehouse, Body Anew Medical Spa, Kinkade’s Fine Clothing, CoatTails, Broadstreet Baking Company, Metropolitan Bank, Crawford Eye Care, Jackson Free Press (of course), SummerHouse (of course, of course…), and several others! We think our VIP’s were well pleased! Here’s the proof 🙂
Lastly, but certainly not least, we would like to thank Anne Taylor Duease for coming out and showcasing all of her beautiful Adonis jewelry. A few of us walked away with some brand new bling, and we’re so excited about it! Anne Taylor is so much fun to hang out with– we love when she gets to come around!!
SHOP LOCAL SOCIAL was such a great success, that we are talking about doing it more often! Maybe quarterly, maybe twice a year…. What do you think we should do?! We wanted to give one more “thank you” to Jackson Free Press for all the hard work they put into this event– it would not have happened without you guys!! We look forward to next time! 🙂
Happy Thursday! This day is finally here… We’ve been anticipating this event for so long! 🙂 Just a little recap of what’s going on this evening at SHOP LOCAL SOCIAL:
The party will be from 5:00 to 8:30 at SummerHouse. VIP Catering and Soulshine are providing the food. Vintage Wine Market is providing the wine. Swag bags for our 25 VIP’s filled with goodies from our favorite local shops, but if you’re not a VIP, no worries! We’ll be giving away a REALLY good door prize! We’ll have a photo booth with photographer Byron Wilkes snapping some fun pics while DJ Young Venom is mixing some groovy tunes. Speaking of photo booth… We actually caught Brittany modeling one of the moustaches that came with our photo booth props! She is totally rocking this look, don’t you think?!
Anne Taylor Duease will be here with her beautiful jewelry on display for you to play with and take home with you! Last but not least… you’ll be able to take TWENTY percent off of your purchases tonight! (with a very few exclusions…)
Here is something you can take home with you for 20% off tonight:
We can’t wait to see all of you tonight in your party gear celebrating local shopping! Cheers!
Happy Friday everyone! Here is a picture to bring a smile to your face as you recover from all the crazy weather this morning… TGIF!
If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably been able to sense our excitement about an upcoming event we are planning with Jackson Free Press! If you DON’T follow/like us, you need to! (Here are links to the SummerHouse Twitter and Facebook.)
SHOP LOCAL SOCIAL will take place at SummerHouse on the evening of Thursday, April 28. The whole idea behind SHOP LOCAL SOCIAL was to highlight some of our favorite local shops, artists, and eateries as well as to bring a little more awareness to SummerHouse! We love all of the local joints that really define the Jackson metro area, and we are SO excited to be partnering with JFP because they know how to throw a party! Plus they are just awesome in general.
So what can I expect at this party? So glad you asked! We will have some delicious food, great wine, a fun photo booth (complete with really cute photographer!), a DJ who really knows how to mix some tunes, live models wearing items from Blithe and Vine, a gorgeous jewelry artist showing off her handiwork, VIP swag bags, and much more….
How can I become a VIP and get a really cool swag bag? Again, SO glad you asked! All you have to do is “like” us on Facebook. Between now and the 28th, we will be posting status updates to the effect of, “Be one of the first 5 to comment on this post and secure your spot as a VIP!” Just by commenting, you will be added to our VIP list, which means you will be one of 25 lucky people to walk away with a SummerHouse bag full of awesome goodies.
We are still in the process of getting all of the details nailed down so we will keep you posted! GET EXCITED!
Don’t forget to save the date: Thursday, April 28th!
We brought over a lot of great new inventory today! Marty and the guys did a great job (as always!) in getting the floor looking better than ever! Here are a few of the highlights….
Check out this adorable video we found over at Rue. LOVE IT!!
Happy Birthday to our wonderful business manager, Marty Smith! She does such a wonderful job around here, especially with all the hats she wears! Not only is she our business manager (which is a huge job!), but she is in charge of merchandising, holiday decorating, cupcake making (mainly during our birthday month!), singing showtunes when they come on during business hours… And so much more! There is no telling where we would be without her so she deserves the warmest birthday wishes ever!
To celebrate, we got some Sugaree’s Bakery cupcakes from Millie D’s and a gave her a gift card to JCrew–her favorite! 🙂 Thanks again for all you do, Marty! We love you!!!!!
Last night, one of our owners Tim and his wife Samantha had a big SummerHouse shindig at their house to celebrate the end of a long road of sprucing up their own home for a fundraiser tour next month. They cooked a Mexican feast for us, and pretty much all of us ate waaaay too much! They also rented a karaoke machine which was SO MUCH FUN! Here are a few snaphots from the evening!
Stay tuned for pictures of their actual house. There are some pretty amazing before/after posts that we promise you’ll love!! Get excited! 🙂
With Spring in full force, and with the weather at such a nice temperature, we thought we’d share a picture of a beautiful outdoor dining table– all set for lunch! Look how cute the menus are! There is so much to love about this tablescape. What is your favorite thing about this photo?
Since it is our birthday month, we thought we’d do another birthday themed post! Here are some great birthday invitation ideas we found on ETSY! We fell in love with a variety of different styles, but these are the ones that really stood out!
Check out our newest ad, coming out in the next issue of VIP! We are in love Brown Jordan products, and Brian did an AMAZING job on this ad!
With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, we wanted to share our favorite green-themed cocktail with you! Who doesn’t love a good mint mojito? This recipe will have others green with envy because you have the best drink in the group! Hey, maybe if they offer you a little green, you could make one for them?!
The Mean Green Mint Mojito