The Dark Side

21
OCTOBER
2015

Today’s Web Store Wish List is a little on the dark side! Who doesn’t love adding a little bit of drama to a space with something black, rich brown, or deep gray?

Check out our picks for richening up your space with some beautiful darkness…

Web Store Wish List: The Dark Side // shop at www.summerhousestyle.com

Clockwise from top left:

King’s Lamp // $1020
Tufted King Bed // $3660
Hide Nailhead Ottoman // $810
Satin Ebony Lamp Table // $900
“Early Spring #1” // $125
Black and Brass Box // $350
Paris in the 1920s // $195
Confetti Pillow // $150
Parsons Bowl // $120

Check out more of our new arrivals here!

Thanks so much for stopping in today! Have a great one!

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Web Store Wish List: Gorgeous Grays

02
OCTOBER
2015

Around here, we love a great neutral! Gray is one of our favorite go-tos because it blends so beautifully with color and with other neutrals! Here are a few of our favorite gray items that have been added to the web store recently!

Gorgeous Grays // shop at www.summerhousestyle.com

Clockwise from top left:

Milani Commode // $2460
“Square Neutral Oyster I” by Caroline Youngblood // $4000
Charcoal Keepsake Boxes // $120 each
Haden Chair // $3440
Nova Lamp // $460
Geode Side Table // $1100
Wood Bark Pots // $33
Confetti Lumbar // $150

Shop more of our new arrivals here! And check out past Web Store Wish Lists here!

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

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Happy Labor Day!

07
SEPTEMBER
2015

H A P P Y   L A B O R   D A Y !

We hope you are enjoying a little extra time with your family today! Remember that our storefront is closed today and will reopen tomorrow at 10 a.m.! Our online store, however, is always open for business!

Here are a few of our recent favorites that have just been added to the online store… Take a look!

<< Click on the images to view the items on the web store >>

Beaded Faux Bois Pillow // www.summerhousestyle.com

Kendall Stool // www.summerhousestyle.com

Lola 9x12 Rug // www.summerhousestyle.com

Untitled I by Brent Smith // www.summerhousestyle.com

Tufted King Bed // www.summerhousestyle.com

View more new arrivals here!

We hope to see you this week!

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Mini

02
SEPTEMBER
2015

Texas artist Austin James recently sent some darling little 8″ x 8″ abstract paintings that we are just in LOVE with! They are the most perfect little size to stick on a side table or in a bookshelf! They add just the right amount of modern to a small space.

Shop them on our online store!

Blue Abstracts by Austin James // www.summerhousestyle.com

Shop the blue ones here: 1 // 2 // 3

Gold Abstracts by Austin James // www.summerhousestyle.com

Shop the gold ones here: 1 // 2 // 3

Green Abstracts by Austin James // www.summerhousestyle.com

Shop the green ones here: 1 // 2 // 3

Aren’t they so cute?! Shop more of our original art (including more from Austin James!) here!

Have a great day!

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New Lauren Barksdale Art

19
AUGUST
2015

We have some amazing new pieces of art by Louisiana-based artist Lauren Barksdale in the shop right now! Landscapes, abstracts, birds… All of our favorites! Here is a preview of what we have… And this is only a sample! We have lots more in the store!

Art by Lauren Barksdale at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Art by Lauren Barksdale at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Art by Lauren Barksdale at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Art by Lauren Barksdale at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Art by Lauren Barksdale at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Art by Lauren Barksdale at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Come see all of these pieces for yourself next time you’re in the area. They’re truly breath taking!

Between now and the next time you make it by, you can shop more of our original art on the web store!

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Meet Melissa!

08
JULY
2015

We have a beautiful new face to introduce you to today! Meet Melissa Bryant, our new receptionist! We have had a lot of rearranging going on up here lately (you know we like to keep things from getting boring!), so if you haven’t been in in a few weeks, you’ll find Melissa at the front where Danielle used to be! Danielle is taking Camille’s place as design assistant since Camille has moved up to Designer! We are so proud of our talented and versatile team!

Anyway, enough about that! Let’s get to know the new girl! 😉

Meet Melissa Bryant! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Tell us about yourself! Where you’re from, where you went to school, what you majored in, if you have any pets… All that good stuff!

Well, I’m from Madison, MS! I graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2014 and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts with emphasis in Graphic Design and I’ve been working with various businesses and private clientele with logos and websites and everything in between including drawings and paintings. At heart, I’m an illustrator through and through: I always have a sketchbook or three and a bag of pencils in my purse. (My purse is heavy.) I have two books that I’ve self-published and I’m always working on new ideas. I’m obsessed with books and publications. And speaking of obsessions, I have three cats! Max, Molly, and Caesar and I absolutely adore them. I also love antiquing, collecting odds and ends, and kayaking with my family.

What was your first impression of SummerHouse?!

PRETTY EVERYTHING. I LOVE being in SummerHouse. Walking into work everyday is refreshing. Maybe because it’s so bright and clean and I’m surrounded by beautiful things and people. Plus, it smells good. We have the best candles.

What is your favorite way to spend a weekend?

If I’m not drawing or cleaning, I’m spending my time with loved ones. If we’re not somewhere eating, we’re at a local music show, a friend’s house, the movies, or doing something else that’s fun. I lay low during the week, so on weekends I like to get outside!

How do you take your caffeine?

Dr. Pepper. Or tea. I should stick to tea. I’m not really a coffee drinker but lately I’ve been exploring the ways of a good cappuccino.

What’s your favorite holiday and why?

Christmas. I love the spirit that comes along with it. All the lights, crisp air, the music, the giving, and food. It’s romantic. So, I don’t mind premature Christmas decorating…

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

Hardest question ever. It depends on the food! Pizza? Basil’s. Italian? La Finestra. Burgers? Majestic.

What is the most exciting place you’ve ever visited?

I haven’t been to many places but I reallllly loved the Memphis zoo. So many wild cats!

Best movie you’ve seen recently? Why did you like it?

Mad Max. The aesthetic is strange and beautiful and I’m in serious need of some art books from that film.

What else do we need to know about you?!

I’m kind of a quieter person but I warm up quickly (if you’re friendly) though I have a knack for handling distressed people. I love tidiness and organization, I am always early and I’m never late. If I’m late, something happened to me, haha.

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Thank you SO much, Melissa! We are SO glad to have you on the team! We love your punctuality and tidiness– You keep the rest of us sane! 🙂 Welcome to the team!

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Web Store Wish List : Modern Masculine

29
JUNE
2015

This edition of Web Store Wish List highlights masculine + modern! We love a good mix of traditional masculine bones and materials with a touch of modern, sleek, and clean.

Shop this whole look below!

Modern | Masculine Web Store Wish List. Shop all of this at www.summerhousestyle.com

From top left:

Reclaimed Elm Cabinet // $2410
“Watercolor Summer” by Brent Smith // $2950
Charlton Floor Lamp // $870
Sicily Chair // $3510
Buff Cowhide Pillow // $500
Den: Redwood Candle // $59
Contempo Wood Candle Holders // from $110

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New Art

03
JUNE
2015

We have a lot of gorgeous new art in the showroom right now that we are just dying to share with you! And this is only a sample of what’s recently walked through our doors! New artists Jason Kelch and Donna Hughes integrate beautifully with veteran artists like Austin James! All of these pieces are more beautiful in person than they are in photos, so stop in and see them for yourself next time you’re in our area! We’d love to see you!

Original art from SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Original art from SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Original art from SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Original art from SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Original art from SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Original art from SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Feel free to give us a call about any of these! 601-853-4445. We are happy to help!

Thanks for stopping by today! It means the world to us!

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Art Love

09
APRIL
2015

If you haven’t visited our web store in a while, it is looking particularly fantastic as of late! Jen, our new web store manager, has been working diligently to get things updated and we must say she is doing a beautiful job!

One of our favorite newly updated sections is the one featuring our original art. Here are a few highlights from that category…

“Abstract Landscape” by Austin James
(click photo to shop!)

Original art by Austin James // www.summerhousestyle.com

“Tide Creek” by Brent Smith
(click photo to shop!)

Original Art by Brent Smith // www.summerhousestyle.com

“Piled High #1” by May Perkins Benton
(click photo to shop!)

Original art by May Perkins Benton // www.summerhousestyle.com

“Rainbow Cotton Stalks on Paper 1” by Caroline Youngblood
(click photo to shop!)

Original art by Christina Youngblood // www.summerhousestyle.com

“For the Love of Monet 1” by Dyann Gunter
(click photo to shop!)

Original art by Dyann Gunter // www.summerhousestyle.com

There is MUCH more here, so be sure to check it out for yourself soon! We think you’ll find something you like! 😉

Happy shopping, and thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Swoon-Worthy

20
FEBRUARY
2015

Have you seen how pretty our showroom is looking lately? Did you know that we sell directly off the showroom floor so you can come in today and have a room full of beautiful new furniture in no time!?

We know it seems too good to be true, but let it soak in! While you’re doing that, take a peek at these pics… 🙂

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

As always, if you see something you love, feel free to give us a call or just come in and have a closer look in person!

And if you haven’t heard about the #mysummerhousestyle Instagram campaign where we give away $500 a month, click here to learn more!!

Have a great weekend!

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Web Store Wish List: Sail Away With Me

11
FEBRUARY
2015

This edition of our web store wish list is inspired by the sea! Sail on over to the web store to shop this little nautically inspired collection! Keep scrolling for info and links… 🙂

Web Store Wish List: SAIL AWAY WITH ME // Shop everything at www.summerhousestyle.com

Clockwise from top left:

Dusk Meadow // $1800
Santa Maria Caravella // $470
Winkworth Table Lamp // $610
Round Metal Cocktail Table // $2420
Micina Bone Box // $760
Holland Feather Accessory // $23
Lafco Media Room Spike Lavender Candle // $59
Colorline Vertical Pillow // $500

Happy Shopping!

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For Your Valentine

09
FEBRUARY
2015

Well, it’s officially Valentine’s Day week! Have you gotten all of your gifts for your special somebodies yet? No?

We can help!

We have some fantastic gift items in stock right now, ranging from candy and candles to art and jewelry! These gifts start at only $5 (yes, you read that correctly) so we’ve got options for all budgets! Here’s a sampling…

Garden & Gun’s The Southerner’s Handbook is always a hit for men and for women!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from SummerHouse!

This candle! It could not smell any better…

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from SummerHouse!

These handmade cosmetics bags are a beautiful way to keep all of your makeup in one stylish place!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from SummerHouse!

These adorable porcelain votive holders are only five bucks a piece!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from SummerHouse!

Honestly, what woman doesn’t want more jewelry? These easy-to-layer necklaces will mix perfectly with what your lady love already has in her collection of jewels!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from SummerHouse!

The perfect compliment to any gift is, of course, some chocolate! These salted toffee squares are absolutely addictive (and are packaged so beautifully!)

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from SummerHouse!

Original art is an amazing gift because it’s something unique that can be passed down from generation to generation and never lose its value. We’ll have plenty of small pieces, like these lovely little Monet-inspired Dyann Gunter ones, available for purchase at Thursday’s FOR THE LOVE OF ART event! Don’t forget that a percentage of the sales from the event go to benefit the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from SummerHouse!

We can make Valentine’s Day shopping very easy for you, so come see us! We’d love to help!

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#SHGoesToMarket Part 1

28
OCTOBER
2014

Our team returned from High Point Market last week with lots of wonderful stories, beautiful pictures, and tons of excitement for the new pieces that we have headed our way soon!

We have a few highlights to show y’all, so let’s get started!

Overall, our team (consisting of Lisa, Marty, Todd, and Sunny) said things trended more towards modern (vs. reclaimed) and they continued seeing a lot of brass…

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… And that they got a lot of great one of a kind items and beautiful pieces of art!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

 #SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

They got to rub elbows with Michael Boodro, the Editor in Chief of Elle Decor…

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… And Lisa was asked to be a part of the Lee Loves Local panel of outstanding store owners! What an honor!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

She did a great job… 🙂  Go Lisa!

#SHGoesToMarket Part One: The High Point Highlights! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Lee Loves Local forum was such a highlight last year, so we were all so excited when Lisa told us that Bondi, marketing goddess at Lee Industries, asked her!

Stay tuned tomorrow for more about fabulous new lighting, fun parties, and other fun tidbits from the big trip! And to see a few other photos from the trip, hop on Instagram and search the hashtag #SHGoesToMarket! Marty did a killer job of ‘gramming their way through all those lovely showrooms while they were away!

See y’all tomorrow!

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A Few Minutes With Artist Dyann Gunter

10
SEPTEMBER
2014

We recently had the pleasure of getting to visit with Dyann Gunter, a local artist and personal friend to many of us up here, about her beautiful artwork! Dyann is always so much fun to get to chat with, and this visit was no different! We found out a few more details about how she got started, how she met Lisa, and what her favorite type of music is! Keep reading for the full interview!

Original art by Dyann Gunter // SummerHouse // alwayssummerblog.com

1. How long have you been painting?

My first memory of drawing was at age 4. I drew dogs, horses, and faces my entire childhood, but I never painted until I got to college. I truly don’t remember learning how to paint then, even though I did paint. It was not until I was about 40 that I started to teach myself how to paint in oil, mostly doing portraits. I also started buying every art magazine I could, and I would read them cover to cover!

Original art by Dyann Gunter // SummerHouse // alwayssummerblog.com

2. How did you and Lisa meet and when did she start using your art in her projects?

I first met Lisa Palmer at Olde Town Middle School in the Band Hall. Our sons were both in the band, so that’s where Lisa and I became friends. We had a lot to talk about– especially music and art. Anyway, she asked one day to see some of my sketches. When I showed them to her, she liked a few of them, so she started selling them. Then she started showing me some abstracts that she loved, and I loved them too!!! She got me all fired up about abstract painting. I started trying my hand at abstract, and about a year later, I attended a painting workshop in Ocean Springs, MS with Robert Burridge. The class was called “Big and Loose,” which was just what I needed. I saw painting in a completely different light after that, and it became much more fun.

Original art by Dyann Gunter // SummerHouse // alwayssummerblog.com

3. What is your favorite subject matter?

Rather than painting a visible object, I use elements of texture and I paint colors and shapes and light to express emotion in my work. I play! I experiment, and I have fun! I get the greatest surprises that just seem to work most of the time.

4. What is your ideal creative environment when getting into paint mode? Any certain time of day? And certain type of music you like to have going? 

My favorite time to paint is anytime I can! Music is a must, and most any kind will do, but music from the 70’s is my favorite!

Original art by Dyann Gunter // SummerHouse // alwayssummerblog.com

5.  Where do you get most of your inspiration?

I get most of my inspiration from Lisa and the designers at SummerHouse. I’m also very inspired by other artists from Mississippi.

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

Lisa introduced me to JohnRichard, a wonderful company out of Greenwood, who I have painted for for about 5 years now. It has been a life changing experience and has enabled me to become a full time painter (as of this October!) I owe so much to Lisa and all of the wonderful designers there. I love for them to call me and say, “Hey, can you come by and help me figure out what kind of painting I need!?” Summerhouse has been a huge blessing to me in my life. HUGE!!!

Original art by Dyann Gunter // SummerHouse // alwayssummerblog.com

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Thank you SO MUCH Dyann! We love getting to see you when you come up here to visit! You’re truly talented, and such a joy to work with!

To see some of Dyann’s work in person, drop by our showroom any time! We’ve always got a few of her pieces hanging!

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Artist Austin James

13
AUGUST
2014

More and more beautiful art just keeps finding its way into SummerHouse these days!! We are so excited to introduce you to yet another new artist whose work we are proudly displaying in our showroom! This artist’s name is Austin James and his work is jaw-dropping…

We are in love!

Original Art by artist Austin James // Always Summer blog // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>> A little about Austin <<

“Austin began his art career in 1994 as a poet. His love for playing with words and phrases and his love for color naturally led him to experimenting with paint and motion. He started painting in 1996 and exhibiting as a professional artist in 1997.  Austin believes that art is energy. Each human being has his or her own unique form of energy.  An artist is capable of translating this energy into art. Austin’s pieces focus on organic shapes, color, the natural flow of matter and motion.  His MFA from Naropa University in Poetry has infused a lyrical sensibility into Austin’s work.”

Fun fact about Austin: He is actually a professor of composition, literature, and poetry at Texas Southern University in Houston!

 Original Art by artist Austin James // Always Summer blog // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Original Art by artist Austin James // Always Summer blog // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Original Art by artist Austin James // Always Summer blog // www.alwayssummerblog.com

>> Artist Statement << 

I work in crushed pigments, oils, acrylic, resins and mixed media.  The art is ethereal and organic by nature.

I love color, movement and lyricism in my art.  My art is Diaphanous and ghostly; allowing for spheres of meditation.  Each piece mimics “motion standing in place.”

I employ resin in order to create an altered and present reality.  Resin pushes a successful painting to create a feel of stepping through a looking glass into a secret scene: a captured world.

My mission in art is to continue the tradition of the color field and lyrical abstractionist painters of the 20th century and contribute to the development of form through experimentation with techniques and materials.

Original Art by artist Austin James // Always Summer blog // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“I love color, movement and lyrics in my art.  To be successful, the art must be memorable when one turns away.”  artist Austin James

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Inside The Orange Box: Gallery Walls & Art Collections

08
AUGUST
2014

This week Inside the Orange Box is a quick set of tips on how to properly hang an art collection or gallery wall! These can be very tricky and difficult to make look organized, so our designers have come to the rescue! Let’s see what they have to say on the matter!

>> LEAD DESIGNER LISA PALMER <<

“Try to vary your frame styles. It is a great idea to keep the color tones of your frames the same but it makes it more interesting to change up your framing; modern to vintage, from large to thin. Also, I lay my artwork on the ground first to make sure I like the way it looks and it gives me the option of changing it around without putting holes in my wall first. Lastly, If you feel that hanging art in a collection is a daunting task, call in a professional hanger. That may be the best advice of all!”

Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

>> DESIGNER TODD PRINCE <<

“Draw imaginary vertical and horizontal lines on the wall in a grid. When hanging, make sure the center of each piece is on a grid intersection. The frames can be any size you want, but vertically and horizontally, the middle of the picture has to be centered on a grid point. Make sure the centers of your pictures all line up. You’re not worried about frame size or where it falls on the wall– You’re simply working from center of picture to center of picture.”

Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

>> DESIGNER SUNNY HOLLIDAY <<

“I always strive for a monochromatic color scheme when designing a gallery wall. By sticking with tones and hues in the same family, the end result will be uniform, tasteful and stylish.”

Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

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Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

>> DESIGNER ELISH PHARES <<

“Although I do often rely on a professional hanger, I like to start with a center point. The center point may have a piece of art on it or be the center of negative space, but I still like to know what I am using as my guideline. For a collage, I like to already have the layout drawn out to work out any kinks before I start.”

Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

>> DESIGNER LINDSEY TOWNSEND <<

” I like to start with the largest piece as my center point and work around it with smaller pieces, varying in size and shape. I keep the framing style consistent but not the exact same frame on all pieces. You can even mix in a few canvas pieces so that not every piece is a framed piece!”

Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

>> DESIGNER KATY HINES <<

“Remember to think of your art collection as one total composition. The colors, sizes and shapes of your art and your frames should all compliment each other.”

Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

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>> DESIGNER MOLLY FERGUSON <<

“Measure your space. Once this is done, you can come up with a layout by making a template of each piece to be hung. Just trace around the outside of the frame on kraft paper, cut out the shape, and label it. Secure the templates to the wall with a reusable adhesive. Take into consideration the picture wire located on the back of art. This measurement will be for your fastener placement. Locate your studs and make sure you have the proper hardware for the job. When all else fails, call a professional!”

Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

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Interior Designer tips on how to hang a gallery wall // www.summerhousestyle.com

Bottom line: If you run into a problem, be sure to hire a professional. Give us a call and we can point you in the right direction on who to call! 601-853-4445

Have a fabulous weekend!

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Artist Margaret Moses

30
JULY
2014

We’re in love with all of the new art gracing our showroom floor these days! In case you missed the posts about the new Lauren Barksdale and Doug Kennedy pieces we have, you might want to check those out too!

The artist we want to introduce to you today is Margaret Moses! Her work is incredibly unique and mixes so well with what we have going on on our showroom floor. See?

Original Art by Margaret Moses // www.summerhousestyle.com

Here’s a little more about Margaret herself:

Margaret Moses was born in December of 1974 in Houston, Texas. She moved to Monroe, Louisiana in 1982 and currently resides there. Margaret graduated from the University of Louisiana in Monroe in 1998 with a degree in Interior Design. Her career includes seventeen years of interior design as well as ten years as an artist. A quote that inspires her, from grandfather and artist, Charles Schorre, is “Good characteristics for painting for me are: in doubt, outrageousness, mysteriously beautiful, unidentifiable elegance, and always inventive and uniquely my own.”

Margaret’s main medium used in her paintings is acrylic, as well as the use of various textural agents, ink, oil pastels, and paper. She draws her inspiration through the organic forms, textures, and colors found in nature. Her work has been featured in the 2013 and 2014 St. Jude Dream Homes and the 2013 Design Show House in Monroe, Louisiana, as well as in Delta Style and Bayou Life magazines. Margaret’s work is included in the corporate collections of Capital One in Virginia and Texas, as well as private collections in Monroe and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jackson, Mississippi, Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

Original Art by Margaret Moses // www.summerhousestyle.com

Original Art by Margaret Moses // www.summerhousestyle.com

Do you see why we love Margaret’s work so much?! For more information on any of the pieces you see, please feel free to leave a comment or give us a call. (601-853-4445) We’d love to help!

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Artist Doug Kennedy

23
JULY
2014

We’ve got a new artist’s work around here that we are dying to share with you!

Artist Doug Kennedy from Austin, TX has some work displayed in our shop that will take your breath away. Seriously! And his process is so unique that it makes us appreciate him even more.

Here’s his artist statement:

“I use traditional methods of painting, oil, acrylic, pencils, and sometimes collage, to capture moments of action that lead me to a place of visual harmony. I start with the canvas outside on the ground and work as I walk around it. I stretch the canvas in my studio, then there is a process of work and examination. The piece is complete when it reaches its own harmony.”

Original art by Doug Kennedy // www.summerhousestyle.com

Original art by Doug Kennedy // www.summerhousestyle.com

Original art by Doug Kennedy // www.summerhousestyle.com

Original art by Doug Kennedy // www.summerhousestyle.com

What do you think?!

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New From Lauren Barksdale

18
JULY
2014

One of our favorite artists, Lauren Barksdale, recently brought us a collection of brand new (and extraordinarily beautiful) artwork! We adore Lauren’s sense of color, her attention to detail, and her eye for great subject matter, whether it be landscape, abstract, or wildlife!

Here are a few of the paintings we have in the showroom, and believe us, they’re even prettier in person! (And we LOOOOVE the new technique she’s using to make some of them glossy!)

Original art by Lauren Barksdale Hill. Available at SummerHouse. www.summerhousestyle.com
48″ x 72″
Original art by Lauren Barksdale Hill. Available at SummerHouse. www.summerhousestyle.com
60″ x 36″
Original art by Lauren Barksdale Hill. Available at SummerHouse. www.summerhousestyle.com
40″ x 40″
Original art by Lauren Barksdale Hill. Available at SummerHouse. www.summerhousestyle.com
48″ x 36″
Original art by Lauren Barksdale Hill. Available at SummerHouse. www.summerhousestyle.com
36″ x 48″

If you’re interested in pricing or any other information, please leave a comment or give us a call! 601-853-4445. Our designers are always happy to assist!

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