Meet Maddie from SummerHouse | Oxford

We have a new face at SummerHouse | Oxford that we want to introduce to you! Meet Maddie Ertle 🙂 Maddie is a fabulously talented design assistant who fits perfectly with our Oxford team! You’ll want to stop in and say hi next time you’re in the area…

Meet Maddie Ertle at SummerHouse | Oxford Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I am 22 and from St. Louis, MO. My major is Art with emphasis in Graphic Design and I have a double minor in Art History and Italian. I went to an all girls Catholic College Preparatory high school called St. Joseph’s Academy in St. Louis and Ole Miss for undergrad -GO REBS! I am the oldest of 4, 3 girls and 1 boy and my family lives in St. Louis.

When did you realize you were interested in working in design?

I have always (from the minute I could draw) loved art and design and throughout my education have been pushed (in a good way) towards a design career. I worked for a well known designer in St. Louis from 2013-2017, learning all the ways of a registered designer and the tricks of the trade. I knew from the first day of my job with her that I will always pursue my career in design and was absolutely thrilled to be accepted as a new member of the SummerHouse team!

What is your favorite source of design inspiration?

One of my favorite designers to follow is Celerie Kemble and the Domino Design books are my favorite books.

When you have a little free time, what is your favorite way to spend it?!

When I have free time I like to be outdoors, I love to be around animals and I love to paint and draw.

What’s the best movie you’ve seen lately and why?

I haven’t seen many movies I love lately but my favorite movies are The Help and Ratatouille.

Meet Maddie Ertle at SummerHouse | Oxford What is your favorite thing about Oxford?!

My favorite thing about Oxford is how community oriented it is. Everyone who lives here loves to be here and everyone is so happy and nice.

What’s your favorite local restaurant in the Oxford area?

My favorite restaurant in Oxford is probably Boure.

Is there a certain piece on the SHOX showroom floor that you could take home with you right now if the stars were to perfectly align for ya?!

If I could take anything on the floor I would take the Vanguard King bed in Tish Ivory because it is so beautiful and elegant and looks like it is made of clouds.

In your recent years of working in the design world, what has been the most surprising thing you’ve learned about the business/industry of design?

I’m surprised by the business every day and constantly excited to see the new material presented by vendors. I’m blown away by all the amazing designs they can consistently reveal season after season. I just love the interior design field.

What else do we need to know about you?!

What else you need to know about me is I LOVE this company already and everything it has to offer. The people are incredible, so welcoming and so fun to be around, the merchandise is so beautiful and the designers are so talented. I am so blessed to be included!

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Thank you, Maddie! We are blessed to have you! 😉

And thanks to all of you for stopping by today! We hope you’ve had a great week!

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Pillow Sale!

It’s time for a little pillow sale!

Pillow Sale!

Stop by both our Ridgeland and Oxford shops to check out all of the FABULOUS pillows that we have marked down!  All of the pillows pictured are 40% in the Ridgeland store. Several pairs, a few singles, and several one-of-a-kinds! We think you’ll like the selection! 😉

And ALL pillows are 20% off across the board in Oxford and in Ridgeland!

Pillow Sale!

Pillow Sale!

Pillow Sale!

Pillow Sale!

Pillow Sale!

We hope to see you soon! These deals won’t be around for too long, so now is the time to get in on them! 😉

Have a fantastic day!

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Modern Marble

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Let’s all take a moment to celebrate the marble trend that has us so entranced right now. We love that classic marble is now being celebrated with more than just horizontal surfaces. Although we adore a great marble countertop, tabletop, or floor, we’re loving seeing these mesmerizing swirls on walls and upholstery as well!

Here are a few of our favorite picks for marbly wallpapers, fabrics, and works of art.

How beautiful are these fabrics from Rebecca Atwood, Schumacher, Groundworks, and Kravet? We have access to so many beautiful fabrics and wall coverings like these!

Modern Marble

Modern Marble

Modern Marble

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Modern Marble

Love the statement that this one pillow makes!
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Here are some fabulous wallpapers + several STUNNING installations that we swoon over! (#heartsforeyes)

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We adore these lovelies by one of our favorite artists, Cheslea Fly, which are available in our Ridgeland store!

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Do you love all of this as much as we do?! If you see something you love, give us a call and let one of our designers get you fixed up! 🙂

Thank you so much for dropping by today. We hope you are having a wonderful week!

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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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Give Art

We are SO excited about the huge shipment of new Lynn Sanders art we just got in last week! Lynn’s art quickly became some of our most favorite because of her unique style and her impeccable use of color! We have several of her large canvas pieces adorning our showroom walls. This most recent shipment, however, was of lots of lovely little small pieces!! These unframed originals, in all different sizes, start at just $95. What perfect gifts these would make for just about anyone! AND, we have some great connections when it comes to framing, so we can help you take care of that part, too, if you wish!

We are SO in love with these that we got a little photo happy… So… Here are a ton of photos of these beautiful new pieces. They are all so pretty, though, we didn’t think you’d mind lots of pictures! 😉

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

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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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Believe It Or Not

Recliners. Men love ’em, women hate ’em. (Generally speaking!)

Thankfully, several of our furniture lines carry recliners that make everyone happy, believe it or not!!! In many cases, men are more concerned with comfort and women are more concerned with style, so we are excited to share with you a roundup of some of our favorite comfortable AND stylish recliners! Check these out!

Recliners that make both men AND women happy! Stylish & Comfortable // more on alwayssummerblog.com!

Recliners that make both men AND women happy! Stylish & Comfortable // more on alwayssummerblog.com!

Recliners that make both men AND women happy! Stylish & Comfortable // more on alwayssummerblog.com!

Recliners that make both men AND women happy! Stylish & Comfortable // more on alwayssummerblog.com!

Recliners that make both men AND women happy! Stylish & Comfortable // more on alwayssummerblog.com!

Recliners that make both men AND women happy! Stylish & Comfortable // more on alwayssummerblog.com!

Recliners that make both men AND women happy! Stylish & Comfortable // more on alwayssummerblog.com!

All of these can be special ordered in a fabric or leather of your choosing, so if you see a style you love, it can be made perfect just for you!! Our designers can get you all fixed up! Just give us a call (601-842-7784) and ask to talk to one of them!

Thank you for dropping by today. We hope you had a very happy Halloween! Hope to see you soon!

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Formal Living

Formal Living in the Glenway Home via alwayssummerblog.com

We’ve recently added several brand new projects to our newly relaunched summerhouseinteriordesign.com site! We’ve also added new photos to existing projects, like this one! Here are some of the shots we added, plus a few more lagniappe photos of the gorgeous formal living room in this Jackson home. Enjoy!

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Formal Living in the Glenway Home via alwayssummerblog.com

We love the unique color palette in this space. This room makes us want to make a cocktail, sit down on that divine sofa, and just take in the beautiful surroundings! 🙂 Care to join us!? 😉

Great job, Lisa Palmer, for pulling this room together. It’s perfect!

See more from this stunning home here!

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Simple Sophistication

Do you ever just look at a room and think, “Ah, how beautiful are the colors in here?!” even if the room is mostly neutral!? We find ourselves saying something like that quite often so we’ve decided to start sharing some photos of our projects and the inspiring colors that create those spaces! We hope to inspire you and open your eyes to the depth of beautifully designed spaces. Even when they seem so simple! Stay tuned for more in our new Inspired By series! But for now, take a look at this pretty space and just take in the beautiful color of a room that some may consider to be rather “colorless!”

Color palette inspired by simple sophistication // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We hope this room makes you as happy as it makes us! Isn’t it beautiful? Designed by our very own Lisa Palmer 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!!

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Only The Best In This Guest Room!

Only the best in this guest room!

We have some beautiful eye candy for y’all to enjoy today in the form of a guest bedroom designed by Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend! We love her take on this traditional bedroom and would love to be a guest in this pretty setting any day! 😉

Only the best in this guest room!

Only the best in this guest room!

Only the best in this guest room!

Only the best in this guest room!

Only the best in this guest room!

Only the best in this guest room!

Such a beautiful job, Lindsey! That blue and gray is mesmerizing!

We hope you are having a great week! The weekend is just around the corner!! 😉

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Shop This Room

The next time you’re flipping through a magazine or scrolling through Pinterest and see a room you love or an item that you just can’t live without, save it! Bring it to us! We have access to hundreds (possibly thousands!) of different lines, many of which often land appearances in design publications. So if you see a style of art that you must have in your home, or a light fixture that you can’t live without, let us try to find it! Or something similar!

We love when clients share rooms that inspire them. It helps our designers get a better feel for what makes our clients happy! And happy clients are the ultimate goal of every single job we do!

Since Keri Russell’s home has been one of the most pinned rooms ever on Pinterest (and with good reason– it’s gorgeous!), we decided to use it to show you what sort of beautiful things we have access to!

Shop Keri Russell's living room at SummerHouse!

We can get any/all of this for you! So next time you see a magazine page that sends you into orbit, let us see it! What inspires you inspires us. We love getting to design for you guys!

Thanks for dropping by today. Hope you’re having a great week!

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Meet Della!

Meet Della Turner @SummerHouse!Meet Della Turner! Della is our new receptionist and we are so happy to have her as the newest member of the SummerHouse team! If you haven’t had the chance to meet her yet, do yourself a favor and get up here and introduce yourself! This woman is wonderful!

Get to know her a little better…

1. Tell us a little about yourself! Your family, where you’re from… All that good stuff!

I am Della Turner, a long time resident of Rankin Co. I am a mother of two daughters and I love being their mom! l also have the cutest dog who is a great joy in my life. Spending time with my family and good friends is what I like to do in my free time. I like to travel and see new places!

2. What was your first impression of SummerHouse?

I first went to the website and looked around at the photos and thought wow. But when I went in for my interview and started to look around, I went WOW!

3. What is your favorite item in the store right now? (We know it probably changes daily!) 😉

One of my favorite things is a black and white pillow by VRUGS. There is also a Marco chestnut/pecan chair that I love because I can see it in my home!

4. What’s the best movie you’ve seen lately?

Finding Dory. Kind of corny huh! Even though my daughters are older, we still enjoy watching Disney films together sometimes.

5. How do you take your caffeine?

My caffeine of choice is Mountain Dew!

6. What’s your favorite meal? (Can be homemade or at a restaurant!)

My favorite meal is a roast with carrots, onion, bell peppers and potatoes, slow cooked in a crock pot. Collards greens, corn bread, garlic mashed potatoes and a tall glass of sweet tea. I am a true southern girl!

7. Tell us something about yourself that we don’t know yet!

One thing that no one here knows yet is that my birth name is Della Reece. When I tell people that, they always ask if I was named after the singer Della Reese! I really don’t know, and then they ask if I sing! And the answer is YES! Mostly at church. 🙂

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Meet Our Summer Intern, Mollie!

SummerHouse's Intern, Mollie Williams! // www.alwayssummerblog.comYou need to meet our summer intern, Mollie Williams! We are so happy to have Mollie around to help us stay organized, help the designers with little projects, and to share little bits of design wisdom and reality with! Mollie, you have been a joy so far! We are so glad we get to have you for the rest of the summer! 🙂

A little Q&A with Mollie…

Tell us about yourself! Where you’re from, about your family, where you went to school… All that fun stuff!

Well, I was born in Jackson, AL and moved here to Mississippi when I was 2 years old. I am from Pearl! I have 2 older brothers and a huge family that is always there when I need them. Growing up I was a gymnast for about 13 years. I graduated from Pearl High School in 2009. I have an Associates Degree from Hinds Community College and I am a senior interior design major at the University of Southern Miss!

What was your first impression of SummerHouse?! 

My first impression of SummerHouse was the people. Everyone here has been so nice and I feel like part of the family now.

What has been your favorite interior design class so far?

That’s a tough one, but so far I would say it’s a tie between Design Media and BIM (Revit) when we designed a restaurant.

What’s your favorite local restaurant in the area?

In town, Jason’s Deli, but my heart and soul would say Froghead Grill in Clinton!

How do you describe your personal design style?

My personal design style would be like contemporary, comfy, light neutral tones, with a splash of color. Modern meets Classic.

What’s your favorite way to spend a lazy weekend?

A perfect lazy weekend is a date with my bed and Netflix!

What has been your favorite type of design to work on in school? Tell us what you love about it!

So far, I like residential and restaurant design. My favorite part about residential is designing the bedroom and bathrooms. I would love to work with clients and to one day make their home comfy and accessible. To see them happy brings joy to my heart. As far as restaurant design, I like it because you can go crazy with the lights, colors, and different types of furniture. People don’t just go to restaurants to eat. At least I know I don’t! The first impression happens whenever they walk through the door.

What else do we need to know about you?!

Well, my favorite colors are green and pink. I am a Christ follower. I love animals. My family is the most important thing to me in the world. I have 5 nieces and nephews. After graduation, I will finally own a dog and therefore will become a “dog” Mommy! My fantasy career would to one day be a famous singer or end up on Television somehow.

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Thank you, Mollie! You have been such a wonderful help around here so far! 🙂

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Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July, friends! We are closed today in celebration of our nation’s independence! We hope you’re having a great day off relaxing with friends and family and giving thanks for our freedom!

We’ve rounded up a little red, white, and blue eye candy for ya today for your viewing pleasure!

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Our doors will open again tomorrow at 10:00! See you then! 🙂

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Yard Party is Tomorrow!

SummerHouse Yard Party // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We are getting so excited about our YARD PARTY tomorrow night! We’ll have a food truck, a popsicle stand, local beer, live music, and discounts on all outdoor furniture, including our brand new privately labeled line! PLUS! Ambiance Landscape will be here with the latest and greatest in landscaping design!! We’re pretty pumped about that!

It’s going to be a great time– We hope you’ll stop by and at least say hello!

Here are some peeks at what you have to look forward to! 🙂

SummerHouse Yard Party // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Yard Party // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Yard Party // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Yard Party // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Yard Party // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Yard Party // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Give us a call if you have any questions about the event! 601-853-4445.

Thanks for reading today! Hope you’re having a good week so far!

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Meet Anabel

Meet SummerHouse Deisgn Assistant Anabel Wilson! // www.alwayssummerblog.comWe want to introduce you to our newest design assistant, Anabel Wilson, today! This girl is awesome. Let’s get our Q&A on!

1. Tell us about yourself!

I’m originally from Jackson..Belhaven to be exact! I graduated from MSU in Interior Design, but it took a second for me to get to that point. My first year in college I went to Ole Miss and switched my major THREE TIMES because I was so not wanting to leave Ole Miss (who can blame me?): Art History, Nursing (this lasted 3 weeks into the spring semester), and Graphic Design. I finally got the courage to transfer to MSU three weeks before classes started.

My mom is an artist and she has dabbled in just about every kind of creative thing (photography, ceramic design, oil painting, and home renovation) so I think that’s where I got the design-bug. I have an older sister (Madison) and a younger brother (Henley). My mom, (Joy) has two labradoodles, who are now the apples of her eye. Their names are Lucy and Scout.

I am newly engaged and getting married in August to my very best friend, Michael Tate Webb (its a double name, aren’t we the cutest??) Michael Tate and I have one 11 year old cat named Mama Roux (Roux for short)

I am an avid supporter of brunch, all things champagne, craft beer, cats, shrimp and grits, and New Orleans.

2. Why did you go into interior design?

Easily one of the easiest and hardest questions. Why is it so hard to put such a passion into words? I have always wanted to pursue a career in Interior Design and once I got to MSU I knew I made the best choice for myself and my future. Interior Design isn’t just a career path, it is 100% a way of life, seeking out the next big design and creating successful designs that make a client feel their best.

3. What was your first impression of SummerHouse?

I have followed Summerhouse for Lord only knows how long. I think I really started paying attention when I started college, so about 5 years ago? I think one of the many things I love about SH is their mix of modern and traditional styles and how they make “good design” possible for ANYONE. It wasn’t until I started working here a few weeks ago that I not only love that, but the atmosphere and the girls make this more than just a job.

4. If you could take one piece from the showroom floor home with you today, which would it be?!

It would easily be the linen bed sheets we have on one of the beds downstairs and without a doubt the Lauren Lachance pieces. Absolutely dreamy!

Lauren Lachance Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

5. What’s the best trip you’ve been on lately?

The best trip I’ve been on as of today would be Holmes State Park for Thanksgiving. We always stay in the cabins and fish, hike, and relax! This was also particularly special because it’s when I got engaged! I also just got done camping and kayaking, and I have a giant bruise on my leg to prove it!!

6. What band or type of music are you really into right now?

I’m going to go ahead and say it, my fiance has great taste in music so he introduces me to great music almost every week. But one artist that has my attention right now is Taj Mahal. “Leaving Trunk” and “Lovin’ In My Baby’s Eyes” are something I have to listen to at least once while I’m getting ready for work!

7. What’s your favorite social media platform and why!?

Instagram. Duh. I’m not going to say I take the most artistic pictures. A lot of them are more “in the moment” pictures, but a lot of times my brother, sister, and I communicate through the funny pictures.
Twitter comes in a hard 2nd place though, because I like to think I’m way funnier than I really am… Chrissy Tiegan is the queen of Twitter!

8. What’s your favorite design publication?

I absolutely love Architectural Digest magazine and to this day Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s pent house in NYC is life changing.

(we totally agree!)

Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent NYC Apartment from Architectural Digest // www.alwayssummerblog.com

9. What’s your favorite local hangout?

We love Finian’s Pub! But if it all comes down to it, we love grilling out and either our house or our friends’ houses.

10. What else do we need to know about you?

– I can quote Steel Magnolias and Dumb and Dumber
– I don’t know what my natural hair color is anymore
– My mom is one of my best friends
– I love holding babies
– I am a proud Jacksonian, even the pot holes at times… (Just kidding, I don’t like the pot holes)
– Kitchen and bathroom design make me giddy. Like I love kitchen and bathroom design.
– It is a close call between my dream car: a Volvo SUV or a 1997 Jeep Cherokee, which was my first car.

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Thank you Anabel for allowing all of us to get to know you a little better! You’ve already been a killer addition to our team! 😉 XO!

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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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Blog Feature on The Scout Guide Jackson

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Happy Monday, friends!

We hope all of you had the best weekend! We sure had some pretty weather this weekend in the Jackson area, which of course made us want to spend as much time as we could outside!

We wanted to thank The Scout Guide Jackson for this lovely feature of our outdoor furniture on their blog! Click HERE to read the full story!

Have a beautiful Monday, and be sure to stop by the showroom soon! We have so many pretty new items that came over last week!

Cheers to a great week!

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Meet Katie Carone!

SummerHouse's newest interior designer, Katie Carone! We have a new designer up here that all of you need to get to know! Her name is Katie Carone and we are LOVING having her on our team so far! (And she just started!) As we do with all of our newbies, we had a quick little Q&A so we could all find out a little more about this talented designer!

Tell us a little about you!

My husband and I have been married for almost 3 years and we live on the Reservoir. I love where we live because being around water and nature makes me so happy..I’d actually love to live on the beach one day. I’m the oldest of 3 girls and was born and raised in Madison. I have 2 nieces Hailey Kate and Stella Grace and they are the cutest and sweetest little girls ever!! I graduated from Madison Central, but was actually in Catholic school at St. Joe 1st-10th grade. I went to college at Ole Miss where I graduated with an Art Degree in 2006.

As a designer, what inspires you most?

There are so many things that inspire me… Fashion, architecture, eating at beautiful new restaurants, but mainly my fellow designers. I get inspired watching them work on projects… Seeing how and why they pull a certain fabric or pick a certain paint color. I love collaborating and brainstorming together and feeding off each other’s creativity. I love what I do!!!

What’s your favorite TV show?!

I actually have several faves..The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Bates Motel, Game of Thrones, and every single one of The Real Housewives (don’t judge!)

Have you been on any cool trips recently? Tell us more! 🙂

I actually just got back from Orange Beach with an awesome group of girls for my fabulous sister-in-law’s bachelorette trip!!

What’s your favorite local restaurant in the area and why?

Amerigo! I’m Italian, my husband’s Italian and we Love great Italian food..I crave it at least once a week

SummerHouse's newest interior designer, Katie Carone! Is there a color or design trend you’re really into right now?

I’m really into gold right now..I love it on accent pieces and accessories.

What’s your favorite design publication?

Elle Decor

What might we find you doing on a day off of work?

I love being outside!! When I’m off and it’s nice outside, I’m working in my yard or riding my bike!

When did you realize you wanted to be a designer?

I was always creative. My mom said from the time I was about 7, I started moving the furniture in my room around on a monthly basis… sometimes more than that! It kind of became an obsession. I would swipe accessories from other rooms in our house to use in decorating my room… It started early!

What’s your first impression of SummerHouse?

Stunning and welcoming!

What else do we need to know about you?!

I’m a neat freak… Maybe a little OCD. I literally can’t leave the house with my bed un-made. And I LOVE animals!!!! We had the sweetest most beautiful Malamute named Sophie for 11 1/2 years, but she passed away last May. She was hilarious and would howl to the song Happy Birthday every time she heard it! We miss her terribly and haven’t been able to get another one yet but hopefully we’ll be able to adopt another baby sometime soon.

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Outdoor Living Spaces + Fabrics

Outdoor living // www.alwayssummerblog.com

With Spring officially upon us, it is now time to start stepping up those outdoor entertaining spaces! One easy way to do that is to recover your outdoor furniture cushions, or to simply add a few patterned pillows to your existing setup!

Outdoor living // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor living // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor living // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor living // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Acrylic fabrics have come SUCH a long way over the past several years that sometimes we even have trouble telling the difference between a regular fabric and an indoor/outdoor fabric! Take a look at a few fabrics that have caught our eyes lately and have us longing for an outdoor evening with some close friends and a bottle of wine!

(And should you spill that wine on your newly recovered cushions, it’s A-OKAY! Wipes right up!) 😉

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

Outdoor Fabric Roundup // alwayssummerblog.com

These are our picks from Perennials and Schumacher, but we have access to TONS more! So if you see something you like, or if you’d like to see what other options are available, give us a shout! We’d love to help! 601-853-4445

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great one!

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