A Success

17
JANUARY
2014

Yesterday’s impromptu Trunk Show / Sample Sale with Lauren Lachance was a success! And so much fun!

Lauren brought in all of her market samples, plus several other beauties she had available, and set them up all over the showroom. Her art always looks so pretty mixed in with SummerHouse furnishings like what we have on the floor!

Guests enjoyed a little bite to eat while taking in the botanical beauty of these unique pieces of art. It truly was a great day here at the store!

Lauren Lachance Sample Sale & Trunk Show at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Lauren Lachance Sample Sale & Trunk Show at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Lauren Lachance Sample Sale & Trunk Show at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Lauren Lachance Sample Sale & Trunk Show at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Lauren Lachance Sample Sale & Trunk Show at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Lauren Lachance Sample Sale & Trunk Show at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
A staff favorite! Brand new gold leaf pressings… We love!

Thanks to everyone who came out! And thanks to Lauren for being here! Happy Friday!

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Clean and Inviting

02
JANUARY
2014

Today we have a beautiful project by designer Casey Jenkins to show you! This Master Bedroom turned out exactly how Casey and her clients wanted it, which is always the best outcome! We’ll let Casey tell you a little more about the project!

Bedroom by designer Casey Jenkins // SummerHouse

“The clients started off needing a desk for their office. They were very particular about color finishes and function for their everyday use. Then focus shifted to completing the Living Room.

When I proposed the Living Room, they were so inspired that we decided to complete other rooms as well! This is where we decided to do the Master Bedroom, which is always my favorite room to design! In a Master Bedroom, it is easy to lock down purpose for furniture pieces as well as comfort for the client.”

Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Casey Jenkins | SummerHouse

“These two young clients loved the color palette that was presented to them, and we got started right away! It may be hard to capture by photograph, but the back wall is lined with a Schumacher ivory and matte gold Greek key design. The drapery fabric has an embroidered linen abstract vertical design providing movement and color. The bed was custom made by a local artisan with a light cream linen insert.

We went with all custom pillows and went between slight variations of fabric colors ranging from ivory to light and charcoal blue. The Moore Council Washed Oak Chests are fabulous with a secret door at the top!”

Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Casey Jenkins | SummerHouse

“My favorite wall in this room houses 9 Lauren LaChance botanicals. They bring such a warmth to the space and sense of nature into this serene room! The small slip-covered Lee chairs allow for a small reading area with custom Hodsoll McKenzie embroidered pillows.”

Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Casey Jenkins | SummerHouse

“I so enjoy working with these clients that allow me to present to them what I believe is best for them in their everyday environment. The home’s interior now feels so clean and inviting, just the way we wanted it!”

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The Showroom This Week

23
DECEMBER
2013

It’s been a little while since we’ve shared some updated photos of the showroom! Since we sell straight off of our showroom floor and have new items coming in weekly, we’re constantly changing! Here’s a quick peek at what we’re looking like this week!

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

If you see something you like and have questions about it, don’t hesitate to give us a call! (601-853-4445)

Have a happy Christmas!

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What You May Not Know About The Lauren Lachance Collection

02
OCTOBER
2013

The Lauren Lachance Collection Trunk Show is only a week away! We’re getting really excited about the pieces that they’re bringing (they actually just sent us a long list!), so we can’t wait to mingle with Lauren and Eduardo and talk plants! As we’ve gotten to know more and more about their collection, the more interesting they become. Here are some fun facts highlighting what we’ve learned!

What you may not know about The Lauren Lachance Collection…

– The Lauren Lachance Collection is the largest collection of plant pressings in the world!

LAUREN LACHANCE ART AT SUMMERHOUSE– Artist Lauren Lachance and her husband Eduardo Benitez of Texas are the masterminds behind the beautiful Lauren Lachance Collection.

– Pressed botanical art blends seamlessly alongside transitional and contemporary art and furnishings, and never fails to capture attention. We know this from experience! Our clients love it!

– Lauren and Eduardo use hand selected organic plant material from around the globe to use in their art.

– The plants in the new collection that will be showcased here at SummerHouse on October 10 were largely harvested last winter along the coastline from Naples, Florida to New Orleans, Louisiana. Get ready to see tropical leaves, sea grasses, and swamp lilies in their new collection, in addition to flowers, lotus hydrangeas, orchids, and ferns from their existing collection!

– On gathering plants last winter, Eduardo says, “We loved every minute of our six week trip: Kayaking inter coastal river ways to gather swamp specimens, and other endless hours wading and walking through overgrown brush along roadsides and empty inlet islands.”  Quite the adventurers they are!

– Their orchid art pressings grace the halls of Harvard University and have been shown at the Chicago and New York Botanic Gardens. Impressive, wouldn’t you say?!

Botanical Pressed Art by Lauren Lachance // SummerHouse – In April, Lauren and Eduardo will be guests of honor at The Nature Conservancy’s first annual fund raiser in Scottsdale, Arizona alongside world renowned floral designer Remco van Vliet of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.

– The tropical leaves, orchids, seaweed and wildflowers are pressed and preserved in a labor intensive process that creates original, archival, museum-quality pieces of art.

– The orchid art authentically depicts endangered or extinct species, which are reproduced using a variety of tropical plant material.

– Hanging on our walls at the store during the show will be, among many, two very important pieces from last winter’s Gulf Coast adventure: A triptych of tropical palms and fronds, each panel measuring 44″ x 64″ inches, and a scene from the Everglades Canopy measuring 6′ x 9′.

– Their most challenging commission was a series of eight 12′ high Palm fronds for a palatial hallway! It took over six months just to find the different palms and another several months to complete the drying process!

– Lauren and Eduardo love what they do!

Don’t miss the ALL DAY trunk show on October 10th, starting at 10 a.m., then join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and chat with the artists themselves! We look forward to seeing you!

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Beautiful Botany

26
SEPTEMBER
2013

As you may or may not know, we’re hosting a Lauren Lachance Trunk Show here at SummerHouse on Thursday, October 10! We are really excited about this event because, not only is Lauren super nice, but her work is OUTSTANDING… And you’re all invited!

She was kind enough to send a few images of items she plans to bring to the show in a couple of weeks. She’s actually bringing about 200 pieces of all different sizes! We aren’t sure how we’re going to handle our excitement over these pieces once they actually arrive, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there!

For now, we’re lusting over these botanical beauties…

Lauren Lachance at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Lauren Lachance pressed botanical // SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Lauren Lachance pressed botanical // 13.5″ x 18″
Lauren Lachance pressed scene from the Everglades on wood // SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Lauren Lachance pressed scene from the Everglades on wood // 48″ x 96″
Lauren Lachance pressed Louisiana fern // SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Lauren Lachance pressed Louisiana fern // 32″ x 40″

Gorgeous, right?! Do you have a favorite? We hope you’ll join us on 10/10 for our all-day event! More details HERE!

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Brand New Brent Smith

18
SEPTEMBER
2013

Mobile, Alabama based artist Brent Smith, whose work we absolutely adore, just brought us a bunch of new paintings! We’re in love with every single one! Here are some of the bigger ones he left with us…

BRENT SMITH ART @ SUMMERHOUSE // RIDGELAND, MS

Original Art by Brent Smith // SummerHouse

Original Art by Brent Smith // SummerHouse

Original Art by Brent Smith // SummerHouse

…And here are a few smaller ones! These are actually done on burlap! They’re incredible in person… Photos do not do them justice!

Original Art by Brent Smith // SummerHouse

Original Art by Brent Smith // SummerHouse

Come check these out! We’re pretty sure you’ll have multiple favorites, just like we do… And, as always, feel free to give us a call or comment with any questions you may have! We are happy to help!

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Lauren Lachance Trunk Show :: Save The Date!

04
SEPTEMBER
2013

We have an exciting announcement to make!

One of our FAVORITE artists, Lauren Lachance, is coming to SummerHouse in October for a trunk show! We could not be more thrilled!

Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 10! Lauren will be here for all day for a trunk show, and at the end of the day, we’ll celebrate a successful day of art appreciation with cocktails from 5 until 7!

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If you’re not familiar with Lauren and her work, take a look at her beautiful website. Her collection of pressed botanicals will take your breath away! Here are a few we have hanging in our showroom… Gorgeous right?!

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Don’t forget to mark your calendars. And we’ll keep you updated as event details continue coming together! See you on October 10th! (Or hopefully before!)

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Southern Love

03
SEPTEMBER
2013

We’ve got a Southern love fest going on today over on Social South’s blog, The Daily Social! If you’re not familiar with Social South, they’re a super fun publication all about Southern culture, events, fashion, food, and more!

Today on their blog is some love for Southern artist Brent Smith, who is based in Mobile, Alabama! This painting totally takes our breath away, and apparently caught the attention of the Social South gang, too!

ART BY BRENT SMITH @ SUMMERHOUSE

Read their post about it here!

And be sure to check out our pretty ad in their newest issue!

SummerHouse ad in Social South

We hope y’all had a GREAT long weekend!

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Looking Good!

21
AUGUST
2013

Over the course of the past week or so, we’ve had a LOT of pieces leave the showroom floor, which means a lot of holes have been filled with brand new items!

Marty and the guys worked their magic to get the showroom floor looking more gorgeous than ever! Of course, it’s prettier in person, but in case you can’t get by to see with your own eyes, here are a few shots of what we’ve got goin’!

SUMMERHOUSE // RIDGELAND, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

If you see anything you’d like to learn more about, just give us a call at the store! Our wonderful design staff is always happy to help!

Hope you’re having a great week so far!

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New + Found

31
JULY
2013

After a quick update, the showroom is looking smashing!

Marty made a trip to Atlanta a couple of weeks ago, not only for market, but for a little antique shopping! Some of her purchases have started rolling in, and we now have several amazing one-of-a-kind pieces amongst our mix of furnishings and accessories. The unique antiques add a beautiful rustic element to the floor.

SUMMERHOUSE // RIDGELAND, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Should you have any questions about anything you see, give us a call, or just stop in!

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Brand New Lauren Barksdale Art

26
JULY
2013

New art everywhere! Earlier this week we posted about some new Brent Smith art, and now we’ve got some brand new Lauren Barksdale stuff to show you too!

These new original pieces of artwork by sweet and wonderful Lauren Barksdale have garnered some serious attention! Here’s a sampling of what we have currently in the showroom…

LAUREN BARKSDALE ART // SUMMERHOUSE

Lauren Barksdale original art at SummerHouse

Lauren Barksdale original art at SummerHouse

Lauren Barksdale original art at SummerHouse

Lauren Barksdale original art at SummerHouse

Lauren Barksdale original art at SummerHouse

Lauren Barksdale original art at SummerHouse

As with the Brent Smith pieces, coming into the store to see these beauties in person is WELL worth the trip! And feel free to call us or leave a comment if you’re interested in sizes and pricing!

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New Brent Smith Pieces

24
JULY
2013

Artist Brent Smith dropped off some brand new masterpieces last week and they are so beautiful, we’re having trouble containing our excitement!

Art by Brent Smith // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

These head-turning landscapes are simple, interesting, perfectly colored, and beautiful with almost any style of design, from modern to traditional.

New Brent Smith art at SummerHouse

New Brent Smith art at SummerHouse

New Brent Smith art at SummerHouse

Come see these beauties in person to fully appreciate them! And as always, if you have questions, give us a call or leave a comment! We are happy to provide dimensions, price, etc. upon request!

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Neutrals + Blues

28
MAY
2013

Last week we talked about how busy Todd and Tina have been lately with several big projects, and we’re here to share the second of the two big installs they’ve had recently! (If you missed the blog post about their big outdoor install, check it out here!)

This install isn’t 100% done, but it’s looking so great that we couldn’t help but share a few photos! We’ll have more in the near future when all of the finishing touches have been added!

Designer Todd Prince says he loved working on this home and helping create a relaxing, inviting atmosphere with his selections. The foyer is beautifully detailed with a piece of art from View Gallery and a completely custom entry table. (Todd had the table built, the skirt custom made, and the custom stencil applied!)

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

The keeping room in this home is filled by a Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sectional, Lauren Lachance artwork, and a fantastic Club Cu concrete table. The Lee chair in the corner is also a beautiful, soft touch! So pretty!

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MSThis Lee Industries sofa, Mottega lamps, and Hickory Chair side tables are the perfect start to this living room! The custom Kerry Joyce pillows add just the right amount of color.

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MSIn the breakfast area of the home, Todd had a custom table made and surrounded it with Artesia chairs. All of the tabletop is from SummerHouse, and we’re all in love with the Lauren Barksdale landscape hung on the wall!

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Lastly, we bring you the master bedroom! This cozy, restful, spa-like retreat was created to be a get-away from everyday life. The custom bedding, Kerry Joyce pillows and Mr. Brown lamps beautifully accent the Vanguard uphostered headboard the Compendium Vanguard side tables.

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Who wouldn’t feel relaxed in this home?! Great work Todd. You nailed it, yet again!

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Oxford Condo Before and After

11
APRIL
2013

Here’s a great BEFORE and AFTER to get your day started off on the right foot!

This Oxford, MS condo, designed by Todd Prince, is the perfect example of how to do a LOT in a small space!

Here’s what Todd was working with:

BEFORE AND AFTER // SUMMERHOUSE

And here is how Todd transformed this space

SummerHouse Before & After
AFTER

According to Todd, the client wanted to fit as much seating as possible into the small living room since they do a good bit of entertaining, particularly during football season. The client’s personal style is a little bit dressy, but things also needed to be family friendly, so Todd incorporated a pair of tight back sofas, some durable linen chairs (which you can’t see), and some movable Hickory Chair benches that are just as beautiful as they are purposeful. These can be moved all over the condo to provide extra seating wherever needed!

The client’s artwork was the starting point for what turned out to be a beautiful space! Kudos on a great job, Todd!

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Gorgeous Greens

13
MARCH
2013

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With St. Paddy’s day only a couple of days away, we thought it would be a great time to celebrate one of nature’s favorite hues: GREEN! From mint to emerald, sage to moss, and everything in between, the many shades of green always seem to be beautifully calming.

Here are a few green beauties we currently have in the showroom!

Lauren Barksdale painting
Lauren Barksdale painting
Gorgeous Greens: Glass beads
Glass Beads
Gorgeous Greens: Pillows and throw
Pillows and throw
Gorgeous Greens: Succulents
Succulents
Gorgeous Greens: Mint Green Tribal Frame
Mint Green Tribal Frame
Gorgeous Greens: Cattail Balls
Cattail Balls
Gorgeous Greens: Stones on pedestals
Stones on Pedestals
Gorgeous Greens: Small Lauren Barksdale Paintings
Small Lauren Barksdale Paintings

What’s your favorite shade of green?

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Brent Smith Art on iShopMS!

20
FEBRUARY
2013

Be sure to check out iShopMS.org when you have a chance sometime soon! A Brent Smith painting from SummerHouse has been featured in the Hot Now In Mississippi section! We absolutely love this little piece of art… It would be perfect in a bathroom or other small space!

Click here to see the Brent Smith painting on iShopMS!
Click here to see the Brent Smith painting on iShopMS!

Here’s a close up of this fab piece for your viewing pleasure!

Brent Smith Art // SummerHouse

More SummerHouse goodies should be on iShopMS REALLY soon!!

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New To The Floor Part 2

15
FEBRUARY
2013

Yesterday, we started showing you a few of the beautiful new pieces on the showroom floor, but there was too much to squeeze into just one post! So here are a few more shots of our beautiful new inventory just waiting to go to a good home! (YOUR home!) 😉

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
How amazing is this bar cart?! We love!

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Pretty beachy accessories make us wish for warmer weather!

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Beautiful Brent Smith art steals the show!
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
This new Mitchell Gold chest is such a beauty!

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
More beautiful new Brent Smith art!

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

See anything you just have to have? Or anything you want to know more about? Feel free to leave us a comment or give us a call and we’ll get you what you need!

Have a   F A N T A S T I C   weekend!

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Mid-Week Eye Candy

30
JANUARY
2013

Our showroom is looking better than ever with new furniture, new art and accessories, and new jewelry! We’ve all already snagged some of the baubles for ourselves, and have been day dreaming about how great all of the new upholstery and case pieces would look in our clients’ homes and our own homes… Here’s what you’re missing out on if you haven’t been by in the past several days!

Eye Candy at SummerHouse

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
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Does anything strike your fancy? We’re happy to get you any information you might need on anything you see pictured!

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New Lauren Barksdale Art

29
JANUARY
2013

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Yesterday we got a new bunch of BEAUTIFUL art from Lauren Barksdale! If you haven’t seen her work in person, we highly encourage you to come check it out. Her sense of color is incredible!

Lauren Barksdale // SummerHouse

Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
40″ x 40″ birds ($2200)
Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
40″ x 40″ abstract ($2200)
Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Acrylic birds on fabric ($375)
Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
18″ x 18″ Seascape ($800)
Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
8″ x 24″ Landscape ($300)
Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
10″ x 10″ Birds ($175)
Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Acrylic birds on fabric ($375)
Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
48″ x 72″ Landscape ($4500)
Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
48″ x 48″ Birds ($3000)
Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
36″ x 48″ Seascape ($2200)
Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
40″ x 40″ Landscape ($2200)
Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
36″ x 60″ Abstract ($2900)

What’s your favorite piece?

We’ve always been huge fans of the Birds and Landscapes/Seascapes! We’re pretty crazy about the Acryllic birds and the Abstracts, too, since those are new for Lauren. Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

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