Inspiration Mississippi Blog Feature

02
FEBRUARY
2015

We are a little late in posting this, but better late than never, right?! The lovely people over at Inspiration Mississippi have done a wonderful feature on one of the homes we got to spruce up for the holidays. Designer Todd Prince did a wonderful job “Christmas-ing out” this home! Go on over to their website and read up on this wonderful interview they did with Todd!

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Thanks for checking it out and supporting local companies like Inspiration MS! 🙂

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Inside The Orange Box: Detailing A Custom Pillow

03
OCTOBER
2014

Our Inside The Orange Box topic for today is all about detailing your pillows! Pillows make such an impact, even if they aren’t the biggest, most expensive items in the room. They are of utmost importance!

Pillows are a place where designers can get a little creative with fabric and all of the fabulous trims that are available to them today!

There are so many ways to take a pillow up a few notches with simple tweaks or additions, so our designers share some of their favorite ways to do so!

>>> LEAD DESIGNER LISA PALMER <<<

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“I like an interesting contrast banding applied to a solid fabric, like this one that I’m currently having done for a client.”

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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>>> DESIGNER TODD PRINCE <<<

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“My favorite pillow detail is, hands down, a butterflied corner on a sheer flange!”

>>> DESIGNER ELISH PHARES <<<

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“There are so many ways to make one pillow go a long way. One of my favorite details is to add a sheer flange. Another under-used detail is the boxed pillow. You can also reverse the fabric application or add banding… just a subtle something extra can go a long way!”

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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>>> DESIGNER SUNNY HOLLIDAY <<<

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“If the design is right, railroading a fabric (or running it the opposite way from how it comes off the bolt) on a lumbar pillow or long accent pillow is a nice change up. I like to do a contrasting fabric for the backs of pillows as well! And usually I order my pillow forms one inch bigger than the actual size of the pillow to make sure they’re nice and full!”

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>>> DESIGNER KATY HINES <<<

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“I’m a big fan of the butterfly corners, too!! I also love a custom applique. One of our local workrooms did such a beautiful job on some pillows I had made recently!”

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>>> DESIGNER JACQUE MOOR <<<

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“I am working on a custom pillow now that I am going to get Virginia Weathersby to custom stencil! This makes the pillow more valuable because it is a one of a kind designed specifically for the client!”

>> A FEW OTHER DETAILS WE LOVE FROM PROJECTS PAST <<

Color blocking and contrast cording…

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… Using pillows with antique passementerie applied, as so beautifully done by local artist Becky Vizard…

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… or having a custom piece of art embroidered onto a silk. The photo below is of a project Lisa completed several years ago.

“I commissioned the late artist Lynn Green Root to do an art piece for me, and I had her custom art piece embroidered onto silk for these pillows. The client kept the original pen and ink drawing that she did and he framed it for his walls. It became a really, really special project for many reasons.”

SummerHouse interior designers on custom pillow detailing // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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Do you have a favorite pillow in your home? What makes it special? We love hearing from you!

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Lines We Love: Traditions Linens

01
OCTOBER
2014

We have a new bedding line here at SummerHouse that we are so excited to share with you! This line of beautiful linens is called Traditions Linens, and they have a wide range of wonderful options available for the custom bed of your dreams!

Traditions Linens available at SummerHouse // www.summerhousestyle.com

Traditions Linens available at SummerHouse // www.summerhousestyle.com

We have a bed on our showroom floor designed by Marty and Lisa that nicely showcases various pieces from the Traditions Linens line! We all are in love with the layered textures, the natural yet sophisticated feel of the bed overall, and the fact that the coverlet is washable!

In fact, all of their stonewashed coverlets are washable, plus a handful of their other fabric/coverlet options. And all of their sheets are made to order, which allows for customization! Another bonus– Almost all of their blankets and coverlets are stocked, so special orders of those items usually ship very quickly! Do you see why we love this line? 🙂

Traditions Linens available at SummerHouse // www.summerhousestyle.com

Traditions Linens available at SummerHouse // www.summerhousestyle.com

Traditions Linens available at SummerHouse // www.summerhousestyle.com

Beautiful, right?!

We love the monogrammed pillow from Bliss thrown into the mix to add just one more touch of personalization! And all of the bedding perfectly compliments that Vanguard bed!

Give us a call, or come in and see us, and ask a designer to show you all of your options and get your bed looking better than ever!

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SummerHouse and Lee Industries Give Back

30
JUNE
2014

When we heard about Lee Gives Back, a special month-long event that Lee Industries is putting on during July, we were reminded of why we love this company so much! Not only does Lee produce beautiful, high-quality upholstery, but they care about loving on local dealers and the communities with which these dealers work.

During the month of July, they’ve given each dealer the chance to choose a charity to give back a portion of their proceeds. SummerHouse has chosen Wounded Warrior Project as our charity, so 10% of all of our Lee Industries sales during the month of July will go towards this noteworthy organization!

SummerHouse and Lee Industries give back to Wounded Warrior Project during July 2014 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Throughout the month, we’ll highlight a few of our favorite Lee products as well as a little more about why we chose Wounded Warrior Project as our charity.

We look forward to working with you in the coming month on furnishing your home with beautiful upholstery all while giving back to a well-deserving charity.

Thank you for your business and support!!

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Lines We Love: Natural Curiosities

23
JUNE
2014

We’ve always been huge fans of the art that the talented people behind Natural Curiosities create, so when we saw their newest collection, inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs, we were instantly enthralled!

These ancient symbols are “silkscreened over gold leaf to highlight their understated beauty as abstract art,” as the company puts it.

See what you think about these 24″ x 24″ works of art!

Natural Curiosities Hieroglyphs // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Natural Curiosities Hieroglyphs // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Natural Curiosities Hieroglyphs // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Natural Curiosities Hieroglyphs // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Natural Curiosities Hieroglyphs // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Natural Curiosities Hieroglyphs // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Natural Curiosities Hieroglyphs // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Natural Curiosities Hieroglyphs // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Natural Curiosities Hieroglyphs // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

We love it when modern and old-world fuse together to create something beautiful! And these are a prime example.

See any that you must have? Let us know! We can help! 🙂

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

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A Favorite Of Ours

19
JUNE
2014

Marty recently revamped the showroom floor, and this grouping (which you may remember seeing a similar version of in this blog post!) is just one of our favorites! It’s so pretty and colorful without being too much, and we love the color, pattern, and fun new art! Most of these furniture pieces are by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair!

SummerHouse in Ridgeland MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

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SummerHouse in Ridgeland MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland MS // www.summerhousestyle.com

Thanks, Suzanne, for all the lovely inspiration!

We hope y’all have an inspiring weekend!

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Silver Sweeps Continues!

11
JUNE
2014

Remember last month how we told you about the fun monthly sweepstakes Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is running throughout the year to celebrate their 25 years of being in business?

This month’s giveaway is a beautiful Addie Side Table. All you have to do is click HERE or on the image below, fill out the form on Facebook, and you’re entered! Just be sure to enter by the 20th of this month!

Enter by June 20th and this table could be yours from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams!

Good luck this month, and stay tuned for an update on next month’s good up for grabs!

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One Dreamy Nursery

10
JUNE
2014

Designer Todd Prince recently completed a nursery for a very special little girl that we are so excited to share with you! Nursery design is always so much fun, and we love the direction Todd took with this particular one. We’ll let him tell more about it!

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

“The first thing the client said is, “I want it dreamy. I want to walk in and it feel soft and dreamy.”

They wanted it comfortable and light with just a little bit of blush and white. They wanted interesting and open storage, which is why we did the open shelving so it can grow with her, and we did a 3-drawer chest as a changing table that can one day be used more like a dresser as she gets older.”

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

“We did a swivel glider chair and ottoman in the room that is comfortable for the mother now, but can also grow with the room as the child gets older. We tried to do things that would work great with the nursery but would also grow along with the child. The only thing that really won’t grow with her is the bed.”

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

“My client never said she wanted floral, but when she said “dreamy” to me, I just kept picturing something that was pale and large scale. That blush colored Mary McDonald large-scale fabric we used for drapery was the impetus for everything that happened in the room.

She did say more than once that she didn’t want the room to feel like a big linen bedroom. She wanted texture but she wanted it light. So we did a washable velvet on the swivel rocker, a hide on the ottoman, which is easily cleanable, a heavyweight linen on the drapery, and the carpet is a very thickly woven continuous loop carpet so it has the look of a lambs wool sweater. I had a local artisan tweak the finish on the Restoration Hardware baby bed, and did a mixture of silver and gold on all of the metal in the room. We mixed lots of texture to create interest.”

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

“I tried to make it as flexible as possible all while keeping it completely dreamy like a baby. The word dreamy kept coming up a million times. That was the only word she could find to describe the way she wanted the room to feel!”

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

“We did an antique venation glass mirror to make the space feel like it had a little age to it, but the art is all modern. We hung the really glossy Bonnie Fuchs paintings with two Sarah Haas Otts paintings salon style so nothing would be too matchy matchy.  To play off the artwork, and to counteract the hide and linen, I needed a little bit of shimmer at the bottom of the bed so we did a Classic Cloth silk bedskirt and used a Samuel & Sons trim for just a little bit of shimmer.”

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

Dreamy Little Girl's Nursery by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince

“And, most importantly, we left as much room as we could in the middle of the room for her to play!”

We love how it turned out, and Todd’s client loved it too, which is the most important opinion of all! We hope you love this as much as we do!

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In The Pages Of Portico

24
APRIL
2014

PORTICO Jackson, a local favorite amongst the magazines in our area, has so kindly featured SummerHouse in a feature on how to build a dream home from start to finish!

Portico, April 2014 // SummerHouse

The two photos they chose to print are from two of our favorite homes!

We love the coziness that both of these rooms portray. Warm, comfortable, and incredibly stylish!

How to Build A Dream Home From Start To Finish // Portico, April 2014 // SummerHouse

How to Build A Dream Home From Start To Finish // Portico, April 2014 // SummerHouse

Do you love these rooms as much as we do?!

Find out more about PORTICO Jackson here!

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The Stunning Showroom

25
FEBRUARY
2014

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MSOur pretty showroom is looking simply stunning after a recent update! Marty, our big strong wonderful moving guys, and many a helping hand do such a great job working together to bring in new inventory, remove sold items, and accessorize with the new things we have coming in daily! Here’s a little look at what you’ll find if you come in anytime in the next few days!

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

See something you like in any of these pictures, but don’t live in Mississippi? You’re in luck!!! MANY of our in-stock items are available on our brand new web store, so be sure to head on over and shop our online selection, which grows by the day! Click on the SHOP tab on the top left of the menu and browse ’til your heart is content!

We hope all of you are having a great week so far! Hope to see you soon!

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