Wild About Wallpaper

Wallpaper. We love it! It’s a fun way to add interest to a space, large or small. A full room, an accent wall, on the back of a bookshelf… We love both subtle and bold. It’s just so versatile! We’ve used our share of wallpapers, wall coverings, and hand painted wall stencils to add interest to some of our favorite spaces to get them juuuuust right. Here’ proof that wallpaper (and wall stenciling) is EVERYTHING!

Wild About Wallpaper via www.alwayssummerblog.com

Wild About Wallpaper via www.alwayssummerblog.com

Wild About Wallpaper via www.alwayssummerblog.com

Wild About Wallpaper via www.alwayssummerblog.com

Wild About Wallpaper via www.alwayssummerblog.com

Wild About Wallpaper via www.alwayssummerblog.com

Wild About Wallpaper via www.alwayssummerblog.com

Wild About Wallpaper via www.alwayssummerblog.com

Wild About Wallpaper via www.alwayssummerblog.com

Can you tell which two photos are hand painted wall stencils? If you guessed the last two photos, you are correct! Lisa designed each of the rooms in which the hand painted stencils were used, and they could not have turned out prettier! Those rooms (well, all of them actually!) are proof that hiring a designer is SO worth it. Trained interior designers understand scale and color and can get your walls exactly how they should be.

If you’re interested in updating your walls, give us a call! We’d love to help you fulfill your vision. Thank you so much for stopping by today! It means so much to us.

 

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Canopy Beds

Recently, as we were flipping through the latest issue of Traditional Home, we saw a feature on page 25 about canopy beds and felt our eyes turning into hearts as we stared at the page! These more contemporary canopy beds got us to thinking about how much we love the updated takes that so many of the lines we carry have done on this classic style. So we rounded up a few more to go along with the ones that Traditional Home liked! All of these beds can be ordered through SummerHouse! 🙂

Lorca bed by Oly Studio // alwayssummerblog.com

Courtney Bed by Highland House // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Faline Bed by Oly // alwayssummerblog.com

Artisan Poster Bed by Hickory Chair // alwayssummerblog.com

Marco Bed by Oly Studio // alwayssummerblog.com

Elegant Bed by Lilian August // www.summerhousestyle.com

Anderkit Canopy Bed by Vanguard // alwayssummerblog.com

Stirling Bed by Theodore Aelxander // alwayssummerblog.com

Brennan Bed by Made Goods // alwayssummerblog.com

Believe it or not, these are just some of the ones we have access to! If you see something you like, contact us with any questions you might have and we will get you fixed up!

Thank you for stopping by today. We hope you had a great weekend! XO!

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Long Distance Design

This design project was done without the clients and the designer ever meeting face to face! Incredible! // alwayssummerblog.com

Designer Elish Phares Moon recently wrapped up a design project in Texas after a long distance working relationship with her clients, whom she has never before met face to face! This project is so interesting because it shows us what fabulous designers, understanding clients, great communication, and a great delivery team can accomplish! We asked Elish to share a little more about the project and how it worked because we are just so darn impressed with how it all turned out!

“In December of 2016, I had an inquiry about design services and potential work with some clients in Spring Valley, Texas. This young couple had just purchased their dream home and had budgeted for working with a designer to nail down the look they wanted in their main rooms. Focusing on the dining room, living room, and master bedroom, we discussed design direction in depth and committed to a tight timeline. Because the couple wanted to be able to move in to completely furnished rooms by their closing date, I brainstormed the initial design scheme with Lisa Palmer, SummerHouse’s owner and principal designer, to speed up the process. (I got my start at SummerHouse as her assistant before moving on to a full time designer.) She and I work well together and were able to streamline the couple’s vision into a beautiful and functional design for their young family quickly.”

The key to working with a client long-distance is transparency and communication. We put together a detailed presentation packet complete with samples and swatches that were clearly labeled. Two of my strengths are organization and communication, so I actually really enjoy working on out-of-
state projects! Our clients asked detailed questions and gave us great feedback. After a few minor changes we got everything on order and began our countdown until the install! Thanks to understanding clients dedicated to quality design, trusted vendors, an experienced delivery team, and a little patience, this project evolved into a finished design that I take pride in and that my clients enjoy!”
This design project was done without the clients and the designer ever meeting face to face! Incredible! // alwayssummerblog.com
This design project was done without the clients and the designer ever meeting face to face! Incredible! // alwayssummerblog.com
Beautiful job, Elish! Such a great result. We love seeing a good, challenging design project come to completion! 🙂
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The Best Soft Bedroom Colors

Last week we shared our designers’ picks for dark and cozy bedroom paint colors. Today, we’re sharing their brighter, airier picks! Paint colors can be very tricky, so whenever you are in doubt, hire a designer! We promise that you’ll save time and money in the long run if you do it right the first time. Our designers actually love picking out paint colors, so with any one of them helping you, you cannot go wrong!

With all that said, here are some of their favorites when it comes to softer paint colors!

The SummerHouse designers weigh in on their favorite light paint colors for bedrooms // alwayssummerblog.com

Design Assistant Camille at SummerHouse Ridgeland says, “I enjoy a pretty, crisp white, like White Dove, for a bedroom because it gives a clean slate to work with when selecting the main upholstery items. You can accent white walls with Drapery, Pillows, and maybe a unique bedside table or chest.”

The SummerHouse designers weigh in on their favorite light paint colors for bedrooms // alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford Interior Designer Laurie Conway’s pick is Lullaby by Sherwin Williams.

The SummerHouse designers weigh in on their favorite light paint colors for bedrooms // alwayssummerblog.com

“I love BM November Rain,” says Ridgeland Interior Designer Katy Sanders.”It is a beautiful greige green you cannot go wrong with!”

The SummerHouse designers weigh in on their favorite light paint colors for bedrooms // alwayssummerblog.com

“You know me, I’m one extreme or the other,” says SummerHouse designer and owner Lisa Palmer of her picks. “I love something black like Onyx, or I go with White Dove. Oh, and I love Sherwin Williams White Dogwood that I used in a client’s bedroom. It is the prettiest pink.”

The SummerHouse designers weigh in on their favorite light paint colors for bedrooms // alwayssummerblog.com

The SummerHouse designers weigh in on their favorite light paint colors for bedrooms // alwayssummerblog.com

“Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore is such a brilliant color!” says Ridgeland Interior Designer Katherine Shelton. “I love it on the walls of a master bedroom. It will go warmer or cooler depending on the fabrics and finishes you surround it with.”

The SummerHouse designers weigh in on their favorite light paint colors for bedrooms // alwayssummerblog.com

Oxford Interior Designer Rebecca Cornelius says “Collingwood or Revere Pewter BM are soft neutrals & light warm greys that you can use anywhere indoors safely.  Simply White and White Dove are the best all round go-to whites.  You can put anything with them!”

The SummerHouse designers weigh in on their favorite light paint colors for bedrooms // alwayssummerblog.com

The SummerHouse designers weigh in on their favorite light paint colors for bedrooms // alwayssummerblog.com

The SummerHouse designers weigh in on their favorite light paint colors for bedrooms // alwayssummerblog.com

“I’ve noticed when choosing paint colors I tend to be drawn toward colors with a greige undertone,” says Ridgeland Interior Designer Elish Moon. “Although I haven’t tried it, Benjamin Moore’s “Gray Wisp” seems like it would lend itself well to creating a serene environment. This soft color can go blue or green, depending on the room, and is low commitment and high style!”

The SummerHouse designers weigh in on their favorite light paint colors for bedrooms // alwayssummerblog.com

Ridgeland Design Assistant Anabel Webb’s lighter pick is Decorator’s White, although right now she’s really more into the deeper hues!

The SummerHouse designers weigh in on their favorite light paint colors for bedrooms // alwayssummerblog.com

So there you have it, folks! Our designers’ picks on soft, light bedroom paint colors! We love every single one of these selections! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by today! We hope you’re having a great week. It’s always an honor to have you spend part of it with us! 🙂

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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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Poster Beds

One thing that many of our clients seem to love is the idea of a wooden bed in their master bedroom! Wooden beds are beautiful, classic, and easy to work with!  We are particularly fascinated with artful wooden poster beds, so we’ve done a quick little roundup of a few of our favorites! These beauties come in a variety of sizes and in most cases, a variety of finishes! Each is available right here at SummerHouse!

Six of our favorite wooden poster beds // SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Six of our favorite wooden poster beds // SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Six of our favorite wooden poster beds // SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Six of our favorite wooden poster beds // SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Six of our favorite wooden poster beds // SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Six of our favorite wooden poster beds // SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you see a bed you want to know more about, give us a call! One of our fabulous designers can get you fixed up with whatever it is you need! 601-853-4445

Thanks for checking in with us today! We hope to see you soon!

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Bedroom on a Budget

SummerHouse Interior Designer Mary Courtney Johns designing a bedroom on a budget // www.alwayssummerblog.comYou might have seen the post we did several weeks ago featuring designer Katie Carone and the living room she put together on a tighter budget! She did a beautiful job, so this time, we put designer Mary Courtney Johns to the test!

Mary Courtney has pulled together a drool-worthy bedroom that looks like it cost about three times what it actually totaled! This room is under $15,000!

Do keep in mind that this is ALL new furniture, so even if $15,000 doesn’t seem low to you, picking just a few new pieces for a certain room can really bring your existing pieces to life by only spending a fraction of this.

Our designers are experts in merging your existing furniture with perfectly selected new pieces to bring the utmost style to your space without breaking the bank!

We think Mary Courtney did a fantastic job of sourcing her specs from our more moderately priced (yet still very good quality) designer lines! Here’s her project!

Designing on a budget... A high end designer's take on a budget bedroom! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Queen bed // $3530
Queen Coverlet // $455
Pair of Euro Shams // $130 each
Pair of faux fur accent pillows on bed // $210 each
Pair of Bedside Tables // $1370 each
Pair of Lamps // $345 each
8 x 10 Rug // $1865
Pair of Benches // $924 each
Artwork pair // $1500 each
 Room Total // $14,808
“I started this design off with a bed that would make a statement and followed with complimentary, budget friendly options that would only elevate the overall space. These selections, being that they are neutral and transitional, can easily be moved to a guest bedroom years down the road if the homeowner is wanting a change in their own bedroom. I love a portion of high contrast in interiors and used the intensity in the footstools and artwork to play up this feature. The paint color used is Benjamin Moore Intense White, which is an almost white with a tint warm gray; a wonderful backdrop for the deeper tones so they really stand out! It looks much more gray in the image above, but on a wall, it looks whiter!”
How to make your master bedroom furniture last longer // SummerHouse Interior Designer Mary Courtney Johns // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Give Mary Courtney a call (601-853-4445) if you want to know more about any of these pieces! Way to go for pulling together such gorgeousness, Mary Courtney!
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Condo Perfection

Oxford Condo by SummerHouse Interior Designer Mary Courtney Johns as featured in Social South // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Have you seen the latest issue of Social South Magazine?! Designer Mary Courtney Johns designed a beautiful condo in Oxford that was featured in the pages of this issue! This Refined Retreat is where this client’s family spends many weekends enjoying football season, off weekends in the fastest growing city in Mississippi, and precious time with family.

Check out the full issue here, and enjoy a few extra photos of Mary Courtney’s design here!

Oxford Condo by SummerHouse Interior Designer Mary Courtney Johns as featured in Social South // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Oxford Condo by SummerHouse Interior Designer Mary Courtney Johns as featured in Social South // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Oxford Condo by SummerHouse Interior Designer Mary Courtney Johns as featured in Social South // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Oxford Condo by SummerHouse Interior Designer Mary Courtney Johns as featured in Social South // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Oxford Condo by SummerHouse Interior Designer Mary Courtney Johns as featured in Social South // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Oxford Condo by SummerHouse Interior Designer Mary Courtney Johns as featured in Social South // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Oxford Condo by SummerHouse Interior Designer Mary Courtney Johns as featured in Social South // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Oxford Condo by SummerHouse Interior Designer Mary Courtney Johns as featured in Social South // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Oxford Condo by SummerHouse Interior Designer Mary Courtney Johns as featured in Social South // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We just love how this cozy little retreat turned out! Great job, MC!

If you’ve got a home or condo that needs the touch of a SummerHouse designer, don’t hesitate to give us a call! 601-853-4445.

And for more living room inspo, be sure to check out this gallery, in which one of these photos is featured! This is a great collection of spaces and we’re honored to be a part!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you’re having a great week so far!

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Why We Love White Bedding

There is just something so inviting about a bed with white bedding… There’s no denying it! So we decided to celebrate cozy with a roundup of beds our designers have put together featuring some fabulous white and creamy blankets, sheets, pillows, etc…

Feast your eyes and enjoy!

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Our talented designers can help you achieve this level of cozy if you need help! Don’t hesitate to give us a call! 601-853-4445

Thanks so much for dropping in today. Have a great rest of the day!

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Marvelous Master Bedrooms

11
NOVEMBER
2015

With the cooler weather approaching, we all find ourselves wanting to cozy up our homes. Particularly our bedrooms! A cozy master bedroom is the perfect end-of-the-day retreat. Plus, who doesn’t love waking up in a pretty place?! Here are a few of our favorite master bedrooms done over the years by SummerHouse designers!

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lisa Palmer ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lisa Palmer ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lindsey Townsend ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lisa Palmer ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Katherine Shelton ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Elish Moon ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lisa Palmer ))

Are you looking to cozy up your master bedroom for winter? Our designers can help! Give us a call at 601-853-4445 and let us know how we can help!

Thanks for stopping by today. We truly appreciate it! Have a great one!

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Inside The Orange Box: How To Make A Bed, Part 2

21
AUGUST
2015

We gave you part one last week, so today we give you part two of this Orange Box topic: Our designers’ favorite ways to make a bed!

DESIGNER TODD PRINCE

“I think bedding should be super practical. You have to be able to clean it! I love a coverlet with a duvet folded at the foot of the bed. That allows your bedding to be changed out with the seasons, since we need to be able to do that here in the South! On a king bed, I love doing two king size pillows against the headboard with 3 euroshams in front. I’m all about practicality, texture, and color. I love a pretty and functional bed!”

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Ways to Make A Bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER CAMILLE HOLLAND

“My favorite way to make a bed usually starts with crisp white bedding and a white coverlet, while using a neutral soft patterned fabric for euros or accent pillows! Simple and classic!”

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Ways to Make A Bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER LINDSEY TOWNSEND

“I like to keep an overall clean and simplistic look, definitely not too over done.  I love accent fabrics, so if I use a really bold pattern fabric as a large lumbar across the front, I will use fairly simple euro shams behind the lumbar to balance it out. I tend to use euro shams most often because I like the height they give (unless the headboard is very low, then I will use standard shams.) Also, I like always having something at the foot of the bed. It can be a folded duvet, throw, or bed scarf. Layers of texture and soft pattern can help create a most inviting environment!”

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Ways to Make A Bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Ways to Make A Bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER KATY HINES

“I always start with whites for the basics like coverlets, sheets, etc. It’s fresh, crisp, and relaxing. Then I layer color and texture in the accent pillows and throws to tie in with the paint, art, and accessories.”

SummerHouse Designers' Favorite Ways to Make A Bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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Inside The Orange Box: How To Make A Bed

14
AUGUST
2015

In this round of Inside the Orange Box, we asked our designers to share their favorite ways to make up a bed! As always, we love their answers!

DESIGNER LISA PALMER

“I love an all white bed with one accent. I love a beautiful, fluffy down duvet cover tri-folded at the foot of the bed, and on a king bed, I typically like three euros and a 36” x 15” single pillow in front as the decorative accent. The euros sit in front of two king pillowcases.”

SummerHouse Designers share their favorite way to make a bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER ELISH MOON

“There is always an inner battle when I design bedding for a client. I love simplicity and a clean look…but I looooove accent fabrics. If I do bolder patterns I usually do less pillows. If I do a textured but monochromatic look I might have more layers.”

SummerHouse Designers share their favorite way to make a bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Designers share their favorite way to make a bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER MARY COURTNEY JOHNS

“I like to constantly change the way I make a bed, depending on the application. If I am including a pattern, I will either incorporate it in the shams or the accent pillows in front. I usually like to keep the coverlet simple to provide a neutral backdrop for the pillows. Any way a bed is dressed, it needs to be inviting and comfortable most of all!”

SummerHouse Designers share their favorite way to make a bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Designers share their favorite way to make a bed // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We’ve got more on this topic coming with the next Orange Box feature, so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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11 Great Kids’ Rooms

23
JUNE
2015

Since it’s summer, and kids are spending more time at home than in the school year, we thought we’d take a look at some of the fun kids’ rooms we have done over the years! Children’s rooms are always so much fun for our designers, so if you need any help with your young ones’ rooms, you know where to find us!

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

11 great kids' rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We hope your week is off to a good start! Thanks for dropping by!

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Ice House Condo in Oxford

25
MARCH
2015

We have a brand new project up on the SummerHouse Interior Design site for your viewing pleasure! Designer Lindsey Townsend did a BEAUTIFUL job of designing this condo in Oxford. We can all attest to how hard she worked on this project and are all so proud of the end result!

Lindsey, you’re a design goddess!! 😉

Here are a few shots from the project.

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

There are lots more photos from this project HERE! Enjoy! And as always, thanks so much for stopping by!

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New On The SummerHouse Interior Design Site

10
OCTOBER
2014

We have recently added two GORGEOUS projects to our SummerHouse Interior Design site and invite you to hop on over there and check out all of the photos from these to beautiful rooms!

This first project is by designer Elish Phares. We love this peaceful master bedroom! You may remember reading more about it in this blog post. Check out all of the photos on SummerHouse Interior Design HERE!

SummerHouse Interior Design // Lake Caroline Residence

The next beautiful new project is by designer Todd Prince. This nursery is SO sweet and pretty! We absolutely love it. You can read more about it in this blog post and view more photos on the SummerHouse Interior Design site HERE!

Reunion Nursery // SummerHouse Interior Design

 Enjoy!

And HAPPY FRIDAY! Have a great weekend!

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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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Master Bedroom Masterpiece

08
SEPTEMBER
2014

SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish Phares takes us inside the master bedroom of one of her clients to remind us of just how beautiful simple design can be! We love the tight color palette, clean lines, and all of the natural light! Elish tells us a little bit about what all went into this design!

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

What did your client say she wanted in this room and what were you working with?

For this room, we pretty much had a fresh start in there! The only thing we worked with was her bed, which she had already purchased from SummerHouse. I got to start basically from scratch in there. We selected paint colors together, which is when I learned that her favorite color in any shape or form is blue. So I knew I needed to include several shades of blue! I had already redone her living room, and her master is right off of her living, so I wanted it to be different but I wanted it to still flow off of her living.

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

She wanted it to be calm and soothing. I think she and her husband really like to read, so we made a little reading nook for her over in the corner. A big debate for them was whether or not they wanted to keep a TV in the bedroom, but we eventually decided not to, so we ended up with a lot of room for book storage. They can also use their night stands for storage!

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Tell us more about working with this client!

She is great to work with! I knew the design would have to involve blue because that’s her favorite. She likes pretty things, but we have to be somewhat practical- we couldn’t do anything too crazy- because her dogs get on everything. Her dogs sleep on the foot of the bed so the bedding, except for the shams and decorative pillow, is washable.

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

We were trying to create a balance between the bed she already had, which is actually kind of green, and that blue. So that was kinda where the color palette came from. And she’s not overly girly. So that’s why the lamps are a little bit rustic. She’s kind of drawn to reclaimed things sometimes! It ended up being a really nice mix.

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

How long have you and this client been working together?

We have been working together for about a year now! She’s made several house updates throughout my time working with her. She’s updated finishes, redone her kitchen, redone her floors, painted…. So we are kind of doing interiors as we are going through some of her home updates.

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Thanks Elish! So soothing and relaxing… Keep up the good work! 🙂

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