InstaFaves

It’s no secret that one of our favorite social media platforms is Instagram! That is the only platform that every member of the SummerHouse team is on, so that’s got to mean that it’s superior! 😉

Once or twice a year, we love to go through and see what posts you guys seem to most like. This is really fun for us, and it gives you the chance to see the highlights, just in case you missed something! Here are our top ten Instagram posts from the past six months…!

10. Neutral beauty

SummerHouse's Top Instagram Posts // www.alwayssummerblog.com

9. This bright and beautiful room always makes us feel better! (More from this project here)

SummerHouse's Top Instagram Posts // www.alwayssummerblog.com

8. Another one of our favorite Jackson homes, of which you can see more here!

SummerHouse's Top Instagram Posts // www.alwayssummerblog.com

7. Elish and Lisa boxing up a project that was done completely remotely! More on that project here!

SummerHouse's Top Instagram Posts // www.alwayssummerblog.com

6. Rug ottomans are always crowd favorites

SummerHouse's Top Instagram Posts // www.alwayssummerblog.com

5. One STUNNING study by Elish that we can’t wait to share more on soon!

SummerHouse's Top Instagram Posts // www.alwayssummerblog.com

4. A Heavenly bed setup

SummerHouse's Top Instagram Posts // www.alwayssummerblog.com

3. This pretty corner at SHOX

SummerHouse's Top Instagram Posts // www.alwayssummerblog.com

2. This beautiful bed setup at SHOX.

SummerHouse's Top Instagram Posts // www.alwayssummerblog.com

1.  And the number one most popular post was of the outdoor space designed by Katherine Shelton that was featured in Social South! You can read more about that here!

SummerHouse's Top Instagram Posts // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Wasn’t that fun?! 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is off to a great start. And if you don’t follow us on Instagram, check us out @shopsummerhouse!

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America Inspired

Happy 4th of July weekend! Both of our shops will be closed on Monday and Tuesday in observation of the holiday so we can all spend some QT with our friends and families.

One thing we’ve enjoyed doing in years past on this little blog is rounding up some of our favorite red, white, and blue interiors! We’ve got some fabulous ones in this year’s lineup! 🙂 Enjoy, be inspired, and enjoy your 4th!

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Photo sources // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 //

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Today’s Forecast: SUNSHINE

We have a new Web Store Wish List for you today and our theme is bright, sunny, and warm, modeled after our favorite type of summer day! We love popping in warm oranges, golds, reds, yellows, and caramels when appropriate. These happy hues instantly cozy up a space! Here are our favorites:

Today's Forecast: Nothin But SUNSHINE! // SummerHouse Web Store Wish List via alwayssummerblog.com

// 1 //  The Shoe Book, $50

// 2 // Small Gilded Medallion, $1020

// 3 // Tiber 9 x 12 Rug, $7040

// 4 // Cabana: White Grapefruit Candle, $59

// 5 //  Susan Bench, $2340

// 6 //  Untied II” by Carol Sneed, $1200

// 7 // O’Brien Table Lamp, $1150

// 8 // Sunflower in Pyramid Vase, $90

It’s easy to see why we are so drawn to these beautiful warm tones right now! And we have lots more in this color family available in either showroom and on our online store, so be sure to stop in soon!

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Q&A With April Shelby Crowell

April Shelby Crowell of A. Shelby Pottery via alwayssummerblog.com

As you might have noticed from social media and from our web store, we have a new local potter represented at SummerHouse and we are EXCITED!

Our friend April Shelby Crowell, the mastermind behind A. Shelby Pottery, was kind enough to take the time to answer a few questions for us so we could all get to know her better! Lisa and Marty fell in love with her pottery at our Lee Loves Local event (along with Traditional Home Magazine, in which she was just featured!) and it’s been true love ever since. Let’s get on with our chat with April!

April Shelby Crowell of A. Shelby Pottery via alwayssummerblog.comTell us a little about yourself, please ma’am!

I grew up in Florence, MS with my parents and older brother. I’m really fond of that small town childhood!  I’ve always had a passion for the arts and my parents have always been super supportive of that. Now I live in Flowood with my husband, Jon Richard. He is the best encourager, and his let’s-make-it-happen attitude is one of my biggest inspirations. And we’re pretty obsessed with our dog, Potter. Yes, we named him after my profession!

How long have you been creating pottery?

I took my first pottery class in the first semester of my freshman year of college (2008), and seriously I was in love with it before class even started! I continued to take pottery classes all throughout college, graduated from Miss. State University in 2013 with a BFA, emphasis in ceramics, and have been making pottery on my own ever since!

April Shelby Crowell of A. Shelby Pottery via alwayssummerblog.comWhat inspires your style? It’s so fun and different!

That’s a tough one because I’m inspired by so much.  Specifically, this Gold Collection came to life from my love for handmade, functional objects mixed with the simple, chic style I admire in interior design and home decor.  I feel like in our area when people think “pottery” they think “country” or “rustic.” While I do admire and appreciate that look, it just isn’t my personal style.  So I started to create these minimalist forms using a monotone color scheme. Even though I am my own worst critic, I really liked the pottery I was making so I just rolled with it!

April Shelby Crowell of A. Shelby Pottery via alwayssummerblog.comWhat is your favorite thing about creating pottery?

Again, so many inspirations and so many reasons why. I just love the whole process of working with my hands to make stuff. Anything, really! I just stick with clay most of the time! It’s crafty and challenging. Pottery is a long process so when products are finally complete it’s really quite satisfying!

What else do we need to know about you and your pottery?!

Recently someone told me, “I see your pottery when I walk into my living room and it just makes me so happy.” I don’t say that to sound boastful, I say it because that’s one of the many reasons I love doing what I do.  If my pottery makes someone happy then I’m happy too.  When you purchase a piece of A. Shelby Pottery you’re not just picking up any ordinary object off the shelf, you’re getting a piece of art that is very special to me because a lot of time and craftsmanship goes into each piece. I hope you enjoy my pottery just as much as I enjoy making it for you!

Thank you so much, April! Your work is inspiring and we are honored to carry it 🙂

Be sure to stop by either SummerHouse location to shop April’s work, or you can check some of it out on our web store!

We hope you’re having a great week!

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Beachy Vibes

The beautiful weather and warmer temperatures lately have had us thinking often about the beach! Although we can’t necessarily pick up and go whenever we wish, we can quickly add some blue and natural beachy elements to the design of our homes to help accomplish a goal similar to a 30A vacation!

Shop these pieces (plus so many more) at summerhousestyle.com

Beachy Vibes via alwayssummerblog.com

Chic Stays // $110

Blue Mist Pillow // $390

Caffarella Vine Candle // $80

Marbelized Ceramic Coasters // $270

Double Diamond Vase // $250

Octagon Geo Stool // $410

“Tide Creek” by Brent Smith // $600

Roscoe Chair // $930

Shop more beachy pretties throughout our entire web store. And thank you for dropping by today! We appreciate it so much! Have a great day 🙂

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MGBW Sale

The Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams SPRING EVENT is ON! We are excited to offer y’all some pretty incredible savings right now! Keep reading… 🙂
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams SPRING EVENT at SummerHouse

Save 25% on all of the things listed above! There are also a few other various little discounts here and there on MGBW items, so be sure to ask your designer if the piece you’ve been eyeing is included in the sale!

Here are a few pieces that have us reworking our space plans in our own homes in hopes of being able to incorporate something fun and new! 🙂

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams SPRING EVENT at SummerHouse

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams SPRING EVENT at SummerHouse

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams SPRING EVENT at SummerHouse

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams SPRING EVENT at SummerHouse

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams SPRING EVENT at SummerHouse

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams SPRING EVENT at SummerHouse

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams SPRING EVENT at SummerHouse

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams SPRING EVENT at SummerHouse

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams SPRING EVENT at SummerHouse

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams SPRING EVENT at SummerHouse

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams SPRING EVENT at SummerHouse

So many great pieces, right?! Give a SummerHouse designer a call to see how some of this beautiful furniture can end up in your own home! 🙂 This sale is only good thought the end of the month so no time to waste!

Thank you so much for dropping by today! Have a great rest of your day! We hope to talk to you soon!

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Lee Loves Local Video!

We are so excited to be able to share with y’all this fun video recap of the Lee Loves Local event we hosted back in February! It was a perfect day of celebrating all things local!

LEE LOVES LOCAL SummerHouse from REstyleSOURCE on Vimeo.

We want to thank Lee Industries, Traditional Home, Restyle Source, and ALL of the amazing local vendors and businesses that got involved with us! Huge thanks to Julia Reed, Shaun Smith, and Krissa Rossbund for joining Lisa in talking about southern entertaining. It was a fantastic day that we still talk about regularly up here!

Hope you enjoy the video! 🙂 XO!

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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

Modern Marble via alwayssummerblog.com

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!
Modern Marble via alwayssummerblog.com

Here are some fabulous wallpapers + several STUNNING installations that we swoon over! (#heartsforeyes)

Modern Marble via alwayssummerblog.com

Modern Marble via alwayssummerblog.com

Modern Marble via alwayssummerblog.com

Modern Marble via alwayssummerblog.com

Modern Marble via alwayssummerblog.com

Modern Marble via alwayssummerblog.com

Modern Marble via alwayssummerblog.com

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

Modern Marble via alwayssummerblog.com

Modern Marble via alwayssummerblog.com

Modern Marble via alwayssummerblog.com

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!

Formal Living in the Glenway Home via alwayssummerblog.com

Formal Living in the Glenway Home via alwayssummerblog.com

Formal Living in the Glenway Home via alwayssummerblog.com

Formal Living in the Glenway Home via alwayssummerblog.com

Formal Living in the Glenway Home via alwayssummerblog.com

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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