Lee Loves Local Food & Drink

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse

We are getting VERY excited about our upcoming Lee Loves Local event next Saturday, February 11th! One of the aspects we are most excited about is the food and drink! We’ll give you a taste of what we have in store, but you’ll definitely have to be here on the big day to fully enjoy!

As far as beverages, we will have bartenders from The Manship (which has an award-winning bar) to mix up a couple of their most popular daytime cocktails! Cathead Vodka is providing us with some of their locally distilled vodka and gin to keep things extra “Mississippi!” Also to be made with Cathead Vodka are the Bloody Marys, which will feature Debutante Farmer’s Bloody Mary Mix! We are pumped about this! Lucky Town Brewery is also going to have some local brews as part of the bar.

One of our most beloved neighbors, Fusion Coffeehouse, will have a setup with coffee and hot chocolate, should there be a need for a little extra warmth (or caffeine!), so we will have something for everyone!

Lurny D’s Grille, a burger food truck which a few of our staff members are particularly fond of, will be here keeping our tummies from rumbling! In addition to burgers, Chef Jeremy Enfinger from County Seat in Livingston is planning to prepare some lighter bites for throughout-the-day grazing! We will let the details on those light bites be a surprise, but we can tell you this: It’s gonna be good.

We are so fortunate to have such wonderful food and drink right here in the Jackson area. One thing we hear often from out-of-towners is how spectacular our local food scene is! And we have to agree. We live in a gold mine of exciting food and drink!

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As the cherry on top of all of the above good news… The bar drinks will be served from The Karovan Bar! This is the cutest little bar you ever did see! It’s the prettiest white and natural wood trailer that was made (literally) for events like this! We are thrilled to have them as part of the goings on. 🙂

Stay tuned for more information on our panel coming next week! This panel discussion is one you will not want to miss!

Thanks so much for dropping by today. We can’t wait to see you on February 11th!

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Lee Loves Local: February 11

We are THRILLED be get to host this year’s Lee Loves Local event put on by Lee Industries and Traditional Home Magazine!

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 11, 2017

You are invited to join us for the day of local celebration!

Every year, this event is held in a different city somewhere in the U.S., and the host shop pulls together their favorite of the indy local scene. We are pretty pumped about the lineup that we have to share with you guys.

Hydration for the day will be provided by Fusion Coffeehouse, Cathead Vodka, Debutante Farmer Bloody Mary Mix, Lucky Town Brewery, and bar talent from The Manship. The Karovan Bar will be where the loaded drinks are served!

As far as food, Chef Jeremy Enfinger will have some little bits of southern goodness available to all of our guests. And Lurny D’s food truck will be set up right outside!

We’ll have some live jazz music to keep spirits high all day long!

Author Julia Reed will be in the shop signing copies of her newest cookbook Julia Reed’s South! Julia will also be joined by our very own Lisa Palmer and Shaun Smith, a designer who currently resides in New Orleans but is originally from Madison, for a panel discussion moderated by Traditional Home’s Senior Style Editor Krissa Rossbund! This should be really, really fun!

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 11, 2017

The first 30 people who join us for the panel discussion get some pretty incredible swag bags, courtesy of our hosts and market vendors!

Speaking of market vendors… Here’s who will have booths set up just outside in our makers market! We are pumped about all of these small businesses representing at our event!

See? Awesome list! AND, this event is benefitting MADCAAP, one of our favorite local organizations! Stay tuned for more about that! 🙂

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 11, 2017

We can’t wait to share more about all of the fabulous businesses participating as the event gets closer and closer! Stay tuned! 🙂 And thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to save the date! 🙂 It’ll be some big time fun!

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The Grand Opening at SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

Happy Monday!

We are still on cloud nine after the grand opening of our Oxford location last week! Despite the bad weather, we had a wonderful turnout and were so excited to show our new digs off to our new Oxford friends!

The showroom looked gorgeous with lots of pretty + new, and the food was KILLER. Saint Leo catered and y’all. The food was insane. The best most of us have had in a while! 

Here are a bunch of photos of the lovely night!

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

CHEERS to this new adventure in this lovely town. Thank you, Oxford, for being so welcoming!

Have a fantastic day and stay tuned for some more fun info about our big time Lee Loves Local event coming really soon!

XO!

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A Party, A Sale, And Two Nurseries

We have a lot of excitement going on at SummerHouse right now! We’ll just jump right in and tell you about an upcoming party, a fun sale, and where two of our nurseries got featured!!

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We are teaming up with Kendall Poole Event Planning to throw a Date Night party for nearlyweds and newlyweds THIS Thursday, 7/21! Join us at SummerHouse for some appetizers and wine from Sombra and Char, live models from Great Scott and Treehouse Boutique, and little chat with Lisa on how to merge single girl furniture with bachelor pad furniture, how to approach designing your new home together, and the best ways to design on a budget to get the most out of your purchases as a couple! Although this evening is geared towards nearlyweds and newlyweds, anyone is welcome to join us! The information will be beneficial for all! And most of all, FUN for all! Check out more on the Facebook event HERE!

Date Night with KPEP and SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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All of our jewelry is 30% off! Both in-store AND online! Use the code SHINE30 to get your discount online! Or better yet, come by and look at all of our lovely pieces in person! We have much more in the store!

SummerHouse Jewelry Sale! Use the code SHINE30 to get your discount at www.summerhousestyle.com

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The Scout Guide’s national blog just did a roundup of beautiful nurseries and TWO of ours were featured in the mix! We love these projects by our very talented designers! Check out the full TSG post here!

Nursery by SummerHouse featured on The Scout Guide's national blog! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We hope you had a wonderful weekend and we hope to see you in the shop soon!

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YARD PARTY

SAVE THE DATE!

In celebration of our brand new private label line of outdoor furniture, we are hosting a YARD PARTY!!! We’re joining forces with Ambiance Landscape on June 30th to bring you the best in outdoor design! Our beautiful furniture + Ambiance’s killer landscaping designs will transform your outdoor space into a place you’ll want to spend every bit of free time you have!

SummerHouse YARD PARTY

We’ll set up right in front of the store from 2 p.m until 8 p.m. on Thursday the 30th so feel free to stop by any time in that window! We’ll have craft beer, live music, and a food truck! It’s going to be great!

We’re excited to show you this new line of outdoor furniture– we think you’ll love it!! More event info coming soon so STAY TUNED!

 

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Rathbuns’ Watch List Space Teaser!

Sneak Peek at Interior Designer LIsa Palmer's space for the 2016 Rathbuns' Watch List event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

As many of you know, Lisa has been selected to participate in the Rathbuns’ Watch List Event, which is part of the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival! She has been paired with chef John Lasater of Nashville’s Hattie B’s restaurant and together they are working on an incredible modern southern experience!

We asked Lisa about being paired with Chef Lasater and she emphasized the influence the South has had on both her design aesthetic and his culinary style. She is hoping that the fusion of his and her modern southern styles in two different areas of art, so to speak, “will make people feel relaxed but intrigued.”

We love the selections Lisa has made so far for their space. The colors, the one of a kind pieces… This is going to be so good! Here’s a sneak peek at the rendering and some of the design elements!

Sneak Peek at Interior Designer LIsa Palmer's space for the 2016 Rathbuns' Watch List event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Sneak Peek at Interior Designer LIsa Palmer's space for the 2016 Rathbuns' Watch List event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Sneak Peek at Interior Designer LIsa Palmer's space for the 2016 Rathbuns' Watch List event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Isn’t that chartreuse divine?! We are in love.

We’ll have more photos from the actual space once the event has taken place! Can’t wait to show you… Stay tuned!

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Barbara Westbrook Book Signing… Save The Date!

18
AUGUST
2015

We are thrilled to announce that interior designer Barbara Westbrook will be at SummerHouse signing her brand new book Gracious Rooms on September 17th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.!

Barbara is extremely talented, so we look forward to picking her design brain while she’s here! 😉

Lisa says, “Barbara has a very unique take on Southern style which I relate to. She mixes modern with antique furnishings beautifully. What I love about her is that she designs for her client. And that is something that we stress at SummerHouse emphatically. We are over the moon that Barbara decided to make a stop here at SummerHouse on her book tour. We are honored and look forward to having her here!”

Barbara Westbrook Book Signing at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Stay tuned as we share more of Barbara’s beautiful work and a little bit more about her in the coming weeks!

We hope you’ll make plans to be here and help us welcome her to Mississippi!

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Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair: Our Favorites

06
MAY
2015

We’ve been talking a lot lately about how much we adore Suzanne Kasler. The showroom has a lot of Suzanne-inspired vignettes and, of course, lots of her books!! We are SO excited to have her here tomorrow night!!!

The conversation turned to her line for Hickory Chair, which got us to talking about our favorite pieces from that collection!

Want to know what some of those pieces are?!

Elish says her favorite piece is the Dalton Library Table.
“It just has such presence. I adore it.”

Dalton Library Table - Suzanne Kasler x Hickory Chair // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Mary Courtney loves the Virginia Skirted Chair.
“The crisp tailoring and delicate details are killer!”

Virginia Skirted Chair - Suzanne Kasler x Hickory Chair // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Sunny adores the Ansley chair.
“It’s the perfect little slipper chair. It can fit in almost any space due to its petite size, and it’s super comfy for an armless chair. It’s to die for in leather!!”

Ansley Chair - Suzanne Kasler x Hickory Chair // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Katy’s favorite is the Choate Dining Table.
“The elegant shape and beautiful details of this table make this one of my favorite pieces!”

Choate Dining Table - Suzanne Kasler x Hickory Chair // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Do you have a favorite piece from Suzanne’s Hickory Chair collection? You can see it all here!

We hope to see you tomorrow night for an evening of bubbles, bites, and great design!

Suzanne Kasler coming to SummerHouse! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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The Master Class

27
APRIL
2015

Want to win a spot for you and a friend to attend a private Master Class and breakfast with THE Suzanne Kasler?! Well, head on over to our Facebook page and get in on the Like & Share action! All you have to do is like our fan page and share this image and you’ve entered yourself in the giveaway!

Win a seat for you and a friend at a Master Class & Breakfast with Suzanne Kasler! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

“What’s this Master Class all about?” Glad you asked! It’s an intimate gathering with Suzanne, our very own Lisa Palmer, and the SummerHouse designers. It’s a time to pick Suzanne and Lisa’s brains and hear all about Suzanne’s design stories from her years in this exciting field. We’ll have a light breakfast and great discussion. If you’re interested in design and want to come listen and be a part of this unique invitation-only event, then get to liking and sharing on Facebook! Winners will get a seat for themselves and for a friend!

We’ll contact the winners on May 4th! Good luck!

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Suzanne Kasler Is Coming!

24
MARCH
2015

Save the date!
Internationally renown interior designer Suzanne Kasler is coming to SummerHouse on May 7th for a book signing!

We, along with Milieu Magazine, invite you to join us as for an evening of fun and design!

Suzanne Kasler is coming to SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We’ll update you with more details as the time gets closer!

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TONIGHT!

12
FEBRUARY
2015

Our Lee Loves Local event FOR THE LOVE OF ART is tonight! We hope you’ll join us! Don’t forget that 10% of sales from the evening will go to benefit the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra!

We’ll have plenty of small, well-priced pieces that make the most perfect Valentine gifts! Plus, artists Lauren Lachance, May Benton, Brent Smith, and Dyann Gunter will all be here to talk about their incredible work with you!

For the love of art event at SummerHouse

Call the store if you have any questions about tonight! 601-853-4445.

See you soon! XO!

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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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Party Recap!

17
FEBRUARY
2014

Well, we had fun with Lee Loves Local week last week!! Particularly at our little party on Thursday evening! Here’s a quick little pictoral recap of the event, which was complete with Valentine-y accents!

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse

Lee Loves Local at SummerHouse

Thanks, RestyleSource, Lee Industries, and Shalla Wista for supporting us in this event! We hope all of you had a fabulous weekend! Stay tuned this week for a little interview with a new staff member, excitement surrounding the web store, plus more!!

Happy Monday!

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Lee Loves Local DATE CHANGE!

10
FEBRUARY
2014

It’s officially Lee Loves Local week, where Lee Industries dealers all over the country are celebrating local love by hosting parties and events all throughout the week! And we’re excited to be a part!

Our event was originally scheduled for tomorrow, but with the crazy weather that’s expected to hit our area tonight and tomorrow, we decided to push things back to THURSDAY (which is supposed to be a beautiful day!)

So please join us this Thursday for our Shalla Wista trunk show, 20% off all in-stock Lee furniture THURSDAY ONLY, and some bubbles and bites from 5 until 7!

SummerHouse and Lee Loves Local

We can’t wait to see all of you! As always, thanks for supporting local by shopping with us! 🙂 We appreciate all of you SO much!

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Shalla Wista Trunk Show at SummerHouse

03
FEBRUARY
2014

We’re so excited about our Lee Loves Local event, which is set for Tuesday February 11th! On that day from 10 until 7, we’ll be hosting a Shalla Wista trunk show! If you’re not familiar with Shalla Wista, then you certainly need to make plants to be here on the 11th! This line of jewelry is simply stunning… PERFECT for Valentine’s Day presents!

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Each piece is handmade by Birmingham based designer Laura Gaines or a member of her small team of artisans. We are honored to have her collection represented at SummerHouse!

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Shalla Wista Jewelry available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

How gorgeous is all of this? This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what Shalla Wista has to offer! Be sure to make plans to stop by next Tuesday to see all of this (and more) with your own eyes!

We’ll also have happy hour from 5 until 7 with some special local bubbles and bites! Stay tuned for more information about that aspect of our event in the coming days!

A huge thank you to Lee Industries and Restyle Source for making Lee Loves Local week happen. We’re so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful national event! 🙂

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This Will Brighten Your Day!

15
JANUARY
2014

Happy Wednesday!

If you’ve been to the showroom lately, you’ve probably noticed the little sale we have going on right now! Lisa has gone through the inventory we have on the showroom floor and has discounted quite a few items!

Next time you’re in, just look for the sale tags tied onto the regular tags with GREEN raffia. That’s the signal that those items are discounted– Some up to 40% off! (We told you this would brighten your day!) 🙂

We're having a sale! // SummerHouse

A few of the many items that have been marked down are these Josette Chairs and the Josette Sofa! We love this bright little grouping! (And the prices are so good, several of our staff have threatened to take all of this home themselves!)

We're having a sale! // SummerHouse

We're having a sale! // SummerHouse

Josette is pretty cute, isn’t she? Come visit and see what else has had the price reduced! We think you’ll find something you like! 😉

And DON’T FORGET about the Lauren Lachance Trunk Show / Sample Sale tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m! It’s going to be FUN!

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Fondren Unwrapped TONIGHT!

21
NOVEMBER
2013

Fondren Unwrapped

Tonight is Fondren Unwrapped! We hope you’ll take a minute to stop by our booths at Interiors Market and have a look around! We have some beautiful Christmas items for your home, some incredible gifts, and of course, some fab furniture! Plus, a few of our designers will be there hanging out, and they would love to meet you if they haven’t already!!

Once you enter Interiors Market, our booths are the first two you’ll come to when you take a right!

SUMMERHOUSE AT INTERIORS MARKET

SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // Fondren

SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // Fondren

SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // Fondren

SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // Fondren

SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // Fondren

SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // Fondren

Hope to see you out tonight!

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Lauren Lachance Week Continues!

09
OCTOBER
2013

As Lauren Lachance week continues here on the blog, we grow more and more excited about the event tomorrow! We sure do hope you can join us at some point throughout the day!

Today we want to share a beautifully grouped collection of Lachance pressings that designer Todd Prince used in a fairly recent project (which you can see more of here!) Don’t they make such a statement!? Todd did a great job of selecting these!

LAUREN LACHANCE ART IN A SPACE DESIGNED BY TODD PRINCE // SUMMERHOUSE

Lauren also sent us a few more photos of more of their work to continue building our excitement!!

These leaves are 40″ x 60″!

Botanical Pressed Art by Lauren Lachance // SummerHouse

Botanical Pressed Art by Lauren Lachance // SummerHouse

And this triptych went to Holly Hunt in Chicago, a designer we all adore!

Botanical Pressed Art by Lauren Lachance // SummerHouse

For more info on The Lauren Lachance Trunk Show, check this out. And feel free to RSVP! 🙂

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Lauren Lachance + Interiors Market

08
OCTOBER
2013

If you’re interested in the work of Lauren Lachance, but The Township in Ridgeland isn’t on your beaten path, drop into our booth at Interiors Market in Fondren and take a look at the pieces hanging in there! There are several beautiful, fallish pressed leaves adorning our newly updated booth, which Marty did an amazing job on!

SummerHouse booth @ Interiors Market // Jackson, MS

SummerHouse booth @ Interiors Market // Jackson, MS

If you like what you see, then join us THIS Thursday (10/10) as Lauren and her husband Eduardo join us along with over 200 pressings, ranging from small to HUGE!

And while you’re at Interiors Market, take a look around the rest of our booth as well! It’s looking mighty beautiful!

SummerHouse booth @ Interiors Market // Jackson, MS

SummerHouse booth @ Interiors Market // Jackson, MS

SummerHouse booth @ Interiors Market // Jackson, MS

SummerHouse booth @ Interiors Market // Jackson, MS

SummerHouse booth @ Interiors Market // Jackson, MS

SummerHouse booth @ Interiors Market // Jackson, MS

SummerHouse booth @ Interiors Market // Jackson, MS

For more info about the ALL DAY event on Thursday, click here!

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Lauren Lachance In The Press

07
OCTOBER
2013

It’s officially Lauren Lachance week at SummerHouse! Our big trunk show event with her is all day on Thursday (10/10), so we’re devoting one post a day to her work from now until Thursday!

Today we’re talking about pieces from The Lauren Lachance Collection that have been featured in the press! Although there are many instances of her work appearing in nationally published projects, we just picked a couple of our favorites. We love how these pressed botanicals work in both modern and traditional settings!

The partictular grouping below are four 26″ x 34″ pressed leaves in their signature French Gray frame. Ann Holden, a New Orleans interior designer got these from Lachance through Geri Bremmerman, who owns a shop on Magazine Street in New Orleans!

Lauren Lachance in the Media

(source of photo)

The pressings in this photo are all 20″ x 28″ cream hydrangeas for Phoebe Howard’s grand opening of her Charlotte, NC showroom. This photo is also featured in her book, The Joy of Decorating!

Lauren Lachance Collection Art in the press (via SummerHouse)

(source of photo)

The pressed pieces also mix beautifully with other art. The versatility is amazing! We think you’ll be impressed to see the botanicals hanging in our showroom amongst our other art. It’s going to be beautiful!

Looking forward to seeing you (and your friends!) on Thursday!
RSVP by clicking here if you like!

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