Lately in the Ridgeland Shop

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It’s been a while since we gave you a peek inside our Ridgeland shop over here! Marty got the floor all fluffed up last week with new arrivals, all of which completely melt us! So many pretty new things! We are particularly fond of all the new Lynn Sanders art… What do you see that you’re most fond of?!

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Did you see anything you want to know more about? Feel free to give us a call and ask a designer about what you see! OR simply leave a comment below and we’ll get in touch 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today! We hope you had a fantastic Easter weekend!

XO!

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Lee Loves Local Video!

We are so excited to be able to share with y’all this fun video recap of the Lee Loves Local event we hosted back in February! It was a perfect day of celebrating all things local!

LEE LOVES LOCAL SummerHouse from REstyleSOURCE on Vimeo.

We want to thank Lee Industries, Traditional Home, Restyle Source, and ALL of the amazing local vendors and businesses that got involved with us! Huge thanks to Julia Reed, Shaun Smith, and Krissa Rossbund for joining Lisa in talking about southern entertaining. It was a fantastic day that we still talk about regularly up here!

Hope you enjoy the video! 🙂 XO!

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Blush & Blooms Wish List

Spring has sprung and we are looking for easy ways to brighten up our interiors! Adding some bright accessories, some happy art, and burning outdoorsy candles are all perfect ways to up your Spring game!

Here’s our current Spring wish list:

Blush & Blooms Wish List

Glamorous Retreats by Jan Showers // $50
Onyx votive // $55
Studio Princula Tommy Mitchell Flower // $830
Blush Jewelry Boxes // $500
Aerin Corviglia Spice Candle // $80
Iron Martini Table // $400
Heart in Pink Painting by Lauren Barksdale // $40

Be sure to check out all of our new arrivals online and check back often, as we are constantly updating new product!

How are you getting your home ready for Spring?! We’d love to hear! Thank you for dropping in today. Check back soon! 🙂

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A Look Inside SummerHouse Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

It’s been a little while since we showed you around SummerHouse Oxford, so we thought now would be a good time to do so 🙂

We are LOVING our new(ish) space and love being a part of the local Oxford scene. Thank you to all of our Oxford friends for embracing us with such hospitality!

Here’s what our showroom up there has got going on, so come and see it all for yourself!

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse | Oxford

Beautiful, right?! You’ll feel so inspired just walking through. (And the same is true of our Ridgeland showroom!)

If you see something you like in these photos, give us a call at the Oxford shop! 662-234-8100

Have a great day!

 

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Meet Maddie from SummerHouse | Oxford

We have a new face at SummerHouse | Oxford that we want to introduce to you! Meet Maddie Ertle 🙂 Maddie is a fabulously talented design assistant who fits perfectly with our Oxford team! You’ll want to stop in and say hi next time you’re in the area…

Meet Maddie Ertle at SummerHouse | Oxford Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I am 22 and from St. Louis, MO. My major is Art with emphasis in Graphic Design and I have a double minor in Art History and Italian. I went to an all girls Catholic College Preparatory high school called St. Joseph’s Academy in St. Louis and Ole Miss for undergrad -GO REBS! I am the oldest of 4, 3 girls and 1 boy and my family lives in St. Louis.

When did you realize you were interested in working in design?

I have always (from the minute I could draw) loved art and design and throughout my education have been pushed (in a good way) towards a design career. I worked for a well known designer in St. Louis from 2013-2017, learning all the ways of a registered designer and the tricks of the trade. I knew from the first day of my job with her that I will always pursue my career in design and was absolutely thrilled to be accepted as a new member of the SummerHouse team!

What is your favorite source of design inspiration?

One of my favorite designers to follow is Celerie Kemble and the Domino Design books are my favorite books.

When you have a little free time, what is your favorite way to spend it?!

When I have free time I like to be outdoors, I love to be around animals and I love to paint and draw.

What’s the best movie you’ve seen lately and why?

I haven’t seen many movies I love lately but my favorite movies are The Help and Ratatouille.

Meet Maddie Ertle at SummerHouse | Oxford What is your favorite thing about Oxford?!

My favorite thing about Oxford is how community oriented it is. Everyone who lives here loves to be here and everyone is so happy and nice.

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

My favorite restaurant in Oxford is probably Boure.

Is there a certain piece on the SHOX showroom floor that you could take home with you right now if the stars were to perfectly align for ya?!

If I could take anything on the floor I would take the Vanguard King bed in Tish Ivory because it is so beautiful and elegant and looks like it is made of clouds.

In your recent years of working in the design world, what has been the most surprising thing you’ve learned about the business/industry of design?

I’m surprised by the business every day and constantly excited to see the new material presented by vendors. I’m blown away by all the amazing designs they can consistently reveal season after season. I just love the interior design field.

What else do we need to know about you?!

What else you need to know about me is I LOVE this company already and everything it has to offer. The people are incredible, so welcoming and so fun to be around, the merchandise is so beautiful and the designers are so talented. I am so blessed to be included!

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Thank you, Maddie! We are blessed to have you! 😉

And thanks to all of you for stopping by today! We hope you’ve had a great week!

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Pillow Sale!

It’s time for a little pillow sale!

Pillow Sale!

Stop by both our Ridgeland and Oxford shops to check out all of the FABULOUS pillows that we have marked down!  All of the pillows pictured are 40% in the Ridgeland store. Several pairs, a few singles, and several one-of-a-kinds! We think you’ll like the selection! 😉

And ALL pillows are 20% off across the board in Oxford and in Ridgeland!

Pillow Sale!

Pillow Sale!

Pillow Sale!

Pillow Sale!

Pillow Sale!

We hope to see you soon! These deals won’t be around for too long, so now is the time to get in on them! 😉

Have a fantastic day!

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Modern Marble

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Let’s all take a moment to celebrate the marble trend that has us so entranced right now. We love that classic marble is now being celebrated with more than just horizontal surfaces. Although we adore a great marble countertop, tabletop, or floor, we’re loving seeing these mesmerizing swirls on walls and upholstery as well!

Here are a few of our favorite picks for marbly wallpapers, fabrics, and works of art.

How beautiful are these fabrics from Rebecca Atwood, Schumacher, Groundworks, and Kravet? We have access to so many beautiful fabrics and wall coverings like these!

Modern Marble

Modern Marble

Modern Marble

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Modern Marble

Love the statement that this one pillow makes!
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Here are some fabulous wallpapers + several STUNNING installations that we swoon over! (#heartsforeyes)

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We adore these lovelies by one of our favorite artists, Cheslea Fly, which are available in our Ridgeland store!

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Do you love all of this as much as we do?! If you see something you love, give us a call and let one of our designers get you fixed up! 🙂

Thank you so much for dropping by today. We hope you are having a wonderful week!

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Tray Chic

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Around SummerHouse, we absolutely love a good tray! When something is as functional and as beautiful as a well appointed tray, we find ourselves a little bit obsessed! Our showroom in Ridgeland is currently brimming with lovely trays, so we wanted to share a peek!

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Tray Chic // alwayssummerblog.comTRAY CHIC, right?! 😉

Come see us in Ridgeland OR in Oxford for a beautiful array of trays in all sizes, materials, and price points! We can’t wait to see you!

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Save on Lee Industries

20% off Lee Industries now through 2/15

We are excited to share with y’all about the Lee Industries sale we have going on right now! Through 2/15, you can save 20% off all Lee Industries purchases, both stock and special order! In Ridgeland AND in Oxford! So those pieces you’ve been eyeing… Now is the time to get them! Here are some of the pretty Lee pieces we currently have in stock that could be yours!

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20% off Lee Industries now through 2/15

20% off Lee Industries now through 2/15

20% off Lee Industries now through 2/15

20% off Lee Industries now through 2/15

20% off Lee Industries now through 2/15

20% off Lee Industries now through 2/15

20% off Lee Industries now through 2/15

20% off Lee Industries now through 2/15

20% off Lee Industries now through 2/15

We can’t wait to see y’all Saturday for the big Lee Loves Local event! There is SO MUCH to look forward to (including Julia Reed signing her newest – a we think best! – book!)

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Thanks for dropping by! We will see you soon! 🙂 XO!

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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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Meet The Oxford Team: Rebecca Cornelius

SummerHouse | Oxford Inteiror Desigenr Rebecca CorneliusOver the past few weeks, you’ve met Cara, Stacy, and Olivia of the SummerHouse | Oxford team. Today, meet Rebecca! Rebecca Cornelius is an interior designer at SHOX and is already bringing so much to our team! Get to know her a little better here:

Tell us a little about you! Where you’re from, where you live, about your family…

My parents are from Mississippi but I was born and raised in Texas. I came to Mississippi in 5th grade and left for boarding school in the 9th grade. My mother went to boarding school as well. I grew up knowing how great her education was and how many great friends around the world she met and kept in touch with so I did the same. It is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! From there I attended and graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design. After a few years of moving around, I’m back in Oxford, where my grandmother and mother live. It’s so nice! We 3 generations meet at least once a month for our Book Lovers Club meeting and that time is very special.

Tell us a little about your design background!

After college, I stayed in Savannah for a few years then moved back to Texas & worked for two different interior design firms in Dallas & Houston for several years and was finally ready, after 15 years of being away from “home,” to move back to Oxford! I love being back with family and reconnecting with old friends, and of course, doing interior design!

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Give us the number one reason you’re excited to be a part of the SummerHouse team!

I am excited about being a part of SummerHouse team because I love Lisa Palmer’s work. Her traditional, transitional and modern mix is wonderful. It is also nice to be a part of a team again after the last year of working independently.

What is your favorite design publication?

Architectural Digest is my all time favorite publication. I do still enjoy paper publications and I hope they never go away because of digital media.

What’s the best movie you’ve seen recently?

Cool Hand Luke

What is your favorite local restaurant and why?!

My favorite local restaurant is Saint Leo’s. Because of their Prosecco Pops & Pizza!

What else do we need to know about you?!

I can’t wait to help local friends and residents design their homes. Come visit me!

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Thank you so much to Rebecca for sharing! We hope to see y’all at the Oxford Grand Opening next Thursday!

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The Grand Opening at SummerHouse | Oxford

We are excited to announce our GRAND OPENING at SummerHouse | Oxford! The date is set for Thursday, January 19th. Join us from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. for a little bubbly, some light bites, and a great giveaway valued at $500!

SummerHouse | Oxford Grand Opening

We can’t wait to officially celebrate the opening of this beautiful new space. In case you missed this post with a mini tour of the Oxford shop, then hop on over! We think you’ll like it 🙂

We hope to see you at SummerHouse | Oxford on Thursday the 19th!

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A Peek Inside SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

The doors of SummerHouse | Oxford have been open for several weeks now, and we are in LOVE with this extension of our brand and business! We wanted to share a peek inside this pretty space so you can see what you have to look forward to next time you get the opportunity to stop by!

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

Our incredible SummerHouse | Oxford team is killing it! We are so proud of them!

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

From left to right, we have Sales Associate Cara Fisher, Interior Designer Rebecca Cornelius (look for a Q&A with her coming very soon!), Store Manager / Designer Stacy Stovall, Interior Designer Jayme Stanley, and Interior Designer Olivia Weeks. 

We are looking forward to a grand opening on January 19th! Keep an eye out for more details in the near future. Until then, thank you so much for stopping by! We love having you be a part of our journey! 🙂

XO!

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Meet The Oxford Team: Stacy Stovall

Meet SummerHouse | Oxford's Store Manager Stacy Stovall!You’ve met Olivia and Cara from our Oxford location. Now it’s time to meet Stacy! Stacy Stovall is the store manager at our pretty new location and we have loved having her as a part of the SummerHouse team! Get to know her a little better here!

Tell us a little about yourself! 

I grew up in McComb, MS, went to Ole Miss, met my husband Tonquin Stovall, and have lived in Jackson for the last 24 years. We have 3 boys Adam, Clark and Shelby. We recently moved to Oxford in August. My husband has a mortgage company called HomeFirst Mortgage with an office in Oxford and in Jackson!

Tell us a little about your design background!

I have a Marketing degree from Ole Miss and have always had a passion for design. Early on I was in sales and marketing, but bought a store called Monogram Magic in 1999 until I sold it in 2010 to have the ability to attend more of my boys’ sporting events. I was immediately hired by Jackson Prep to start a school store from ground up and also worked as the Executive Director for Lefleur East. I got a phone call from Lisa Palmer the first week I moved to Oxford about running the new Summerhouse going in on the square. It has been so much fun watching all the renovations. Such a big transformation!!

Milieu Magazine loveGive us the number one reason you’re excited to be a part of the SummerHouse team.

The number one reason I am excited about the opportunity at Summerhouse is that I feel like it marries everything I have ever done or been involved in into one job. I love designing, managing and selling. I also think it is an amazing opportunity to get to learn from Lisa Palmer!

What is your favorite design publication?

My favorite magazine is Milieu magazine and I adore Pinterest for idea searching!

What’s the best movie you’ve seen recently and why?!

I’m sad to say that I haven’t been to a movie in over two years, so I can’t even remember… I know, pathetic!

What is your favorite local restaurant?

Favorite local restaurant at the moment is St. Leo’s!

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Thank you Stacy! We’re loving getting to work with you!

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Before And After (This is MAJOR!)

Beautiful Southern Home

We have a VERY exciting BEFORE & AFTER project to show you today! We are thrilled with how this project turned out. Lisa Palmer worked for literally years on this project with these sweet clients! It turned out beautifully!

Although this maybe isn’t *technically* a before and after, it’s pretty amazing to see the end result, when all we could see for so long was construction!

Here are some “before” photos… Keep reading for the gorgeous finished product!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Now take a look at the end result! It could not have turned out any more beautifully!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

To see MANY more photos of this stunning project, check out our newest project added to SummerHouseInteriorDesign.com!

Lisa Palmer, we are in constant awe of your incredible design skills! So, so beautiful!

To see more SummerHouse design projects, visit SummerHouseInteriorDesign.com! Thank you for dropping by today! 🙂

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Meet The Oxford Team: Cara Fisher

SummerHouse Oxford Sales Associate Cara Fisher The soft opening of SummerHouse | Oxford is THIS week! We can hardly believe it! (We’re planning a big grand opening in January, so we will keep you posted on that once we have more to share!) For now, we want to continue introducing you to our Oxford crew! 🙂

You met Interior Designer Olivia Weeks last week, so today we want to introduce you to Sales Associate Cara Fisher! We have really enjoyed getting to know Cara and are excited for you to get to know her as well! Without any further delay, let’s get to a few questions! 🙂

Tell us a little about you! Where you’re from, where you live, about your family…

I am from Manvel, Texas which is a small town south of Houston, Texas. I grew up in the small town life where everybody knows everybody but, I was close enough to the city to learn how to dream big! I come from a big southern family and I am excited to be joining a new family come May when I get married!

Tell us a little about your professional background! Education, experience, etc…

I am an Ole Miss grad and I’ve most recently worked for a Marketing firm as the Project Coordinator.

Give us the number one reason you’re excited to be a part of the SummerHouse team!

Not only am I excited to be able to spread my creative wings, I am especially excited to work for such an amazing firm. The SummerHouse team is so friendly and kind. I couldn’t ask for a better place to work!

What is your favorite design publication? (It can be a blog, magazine, coffee table book.. anything!)

I recently bought The Magnolia Story by Joanna and Chip Gaines so it’s my current favorite. They just have such a neat story and I love her rustic style!

SummerHouse Oxford Sales Associate Cara Fisher What’s the best movie you’ve seen recently and why?

The best movie I’ve seen so far would have to be The Accountant. My fiancé had to drag me inside and I ended up loving it!

What is your favorite local restaurant and why?

My favorite local restaurant would have to be Boure. I love the crawfish bites and the pan roasted chicken! Plus I’m a sucker for the wooden beams and hardwood floors. It feels like a ski lodge!

What else do we need to know about you?!

One more thing to know about me is that I played volleyball at Ole Miss. When I moved to Oxford to pursue my volleyball career, I never would’ve guessed that I would end up meeting my future husband and making Oxford home but, I am so glad I did!

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Thank you Cara! We are thrilled to have you on board! 🙂

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Meet The Oxford Team: Olivia Weeks

SummerHouse Oxford Interior Designer Olivia WeeksWith our Oxford store opening REALLY SOON (like, next week!), we wanted to start introducing you to the friendly faces you’ll find when you visit SummerHouse Oxford! Olivia Weeks will be an Interior Designer at the new location and we just know y’all will love her. She is so talented and so much fun! Find out a little more about this talented chick with this little Q&A!

Tell us a little about you! Where you’re from, where you live, about your family…

I just usually say I am from Jackson, Mississippi when people ask me that question! I’ve lived in many places throughout the metro-Jackson area. I’ve lived in Madison, Mississippi the majority of my life, but I did spend a year in the Belhaven area after college round one, and now my family is currently living out in the Reservoir area. I currently live in Oxford, Mississippi; I study social work at Ole Miss and I am hoping to pursue humanitarian aid efforts in the future. I have a sweet two-year-old daughter, Ryann; she is my love and my life.

Tell us a little about your design background! Education, experience, all that good stuff…

I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Mississippi in interior design. Prior to joining the Summerhouse team, I worked for a local marketing agency for over a year after college and then for Ethan Allen for a little over a year after that, before deciding to take a huge leap of faith and go back to school to pursue another degree.

Give us the number one reason you’re excited to be a part of the SummerHouse team!

I am excited to be apart of a team that truly loves what they do everyday. Working for Lisa Palmer is amazing; she is an inspiring designer and someone that I think all the designers at Summerhouse should emulate in their designs. She is dedicated to being a great designer and professional and really wants to give her clients the best quality work they deserve. I am so incredibly excited to get started and thankful to her for giving me this opportunity to help her grow her new Oxford, Mississippi location.

SummerHouse Oxford Interior Designer Olivia WeeksWhat is your favorite design publication?

Architectural Digest; I love architecture, and I love the story that architectural details can tell about a place. There are always creative and innovative designs in that magazine and wonderful stories about how these designers created these spaces and what inspired them most. As a designer, this is something I really enjoy doing; finding a neat architectural detail in a space and really bringing it alive through interior design.

What’s the best movie you’ve seen recently and why?

Since I have a two-year-old, going to the movie theater is really out of the question these days, so right now I am watching movies at home. Most recently, I watched “Contact”; I believe it was released in 1997, so it is a little dated, but I love how determined Jodie Foster’s character is about her research. And who knows, maybe we are not the only ones out here in the Universe. I do also want to go see this new movie “Allied” with Marion Cotillar and Brad Pitt over the holidays; I might be able to break away for that one at some point.

What is your favorite local restaurant and why?

Bravo! I never get to go, but the pasta is so yum; I go every year, New Year’s Eve, and then its back to the grind New Year’s Day.

What else do we need to know about you?

As I have gotten older, I see myself becoming more and more obsessed with everything being in its place. If things are moved, I get the slightest bit of anxiety these days. I love reading and I am a huge advocate for reading a book over watching television; I believe that reading and staying educated are important aspects of life and being successful, and journaling seems to help this as well. I enjoying working out and running. I’m running my first half marathon in January; I am excited and nervous at the same time, but I try to keep to the course and maintain a constant training schedule.

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Thank you so much, Olivia, for letting us learn a little more about you. So excited to have you on the Oxford team! We know you’ll do a wonderful job!

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Holiday Open House TONIGHT!

Stewpot GIVE & GET Coat Drive at SummerHouse

Happy Friday! You made it! Way to go! 🙂

We wanted to remind you of the Christmas Open House going on at The Township tonight! From 5 p.m. til 8 p.m., businesses at The Township will be open with refreshments, opportunities to enter raffles, and special deals and discounts! We hope to see you come by! We have an outstanding selection of gift items sure to make you look like the best gift giver EVER!

The Township's Christmas Open House

Tonight is also the kickoff of our Fourth Annual GIVE & GET COAT DRIVE! For each new or gently used coat you bring to donate to Stewpot Community Services, you get one entry into a raffle for $250 to SummerHouse! Bring ten coats, get ten entries! Every single coat is SO much appreciated by our sweet friends at Stewpot!!!

Stewpot GIVE & GET Coat Drive at SummerHouse

Stewpot GIVE & GET Coat Drive at SummerHouse

The coat drive kicks off tonight but you have until the 20th to get your coats added to the donation!

We are thankful for such a generous client base who loves giving, especially during the Christmas season! Thank y’all for making our community extra great!

We look forward to seeing y’all tonight at the open house!

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Fig & Dove

We have a new line of Christmas Couture that we are so excited to tell you about! We are the exclusive retailers in our area for the beautiful brand Fig & Dove. You’ve got to see these items in person to truly appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship! These items are hand crafted to compliment elegant design, like the signature SummerHouse Style, during the holidays. Here’s a peek at what you can expect when you come take a look in person!

DOVE ORNAMENT

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

SOLID STOCKINGS

Each stocking is finished with a hand applied gold dove to add Fig & Dove’s signature.

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

EMBROIDERED STOCKINGS

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

FORTUNY STOCKINGS

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

ACRYLIC HOLIDAY ACCESSORIES

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

You can probably see why we are so crazy about this line! We hope to see you coming to check it out very soon!

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Thanks so much for dropping in today! We hope you have had a fantastic week!

In case you missed where we posted our holiday schedule, click here!

XO!

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Designer of the Week Katherine Shelton

SummerHouse Designer of the Week Katherine SheltonOur newest Designer of the Week is Katherine Shelton! We love having Katherine as a part of our team. She is such a hard worker and filled with so many great ideas!!

Let’s get on to her Designer of the Week Q&A!

Tell us about a few of your favorite details in a project you’re currently working on!

All of my projects lately, no matter the color palate, seem to have a lot of texture in them. From all of the fabrics to the finishes on the furniture and the accessories as well as the art. And I am Loving it. I LOVE textures!!! They make me very happy!

What is your favorite design trend right now (and why?)

I currently have several favorite design trends. I really like all the carrera marble we are seeing. It seems to be everywhere! Floors in the kitchen and bathrooms, backsplashes and walls. At SummerHouse we have just gotten in some of the cutest picture frames and coasters mixed with carrera marble and wood. Love them! I am also really liking chevron pattern floors… You can lay this pattern with wood, natural stone, or brick. Just makes a small or large space so interesting and can give a room that designer look instantly. Of coarse we want to keep this at a minimum in one home! And lastly, I love all of the brushed gold! It is all the rage. From cabinet hardware and bath fixtures to lamps and chandeliers. And mixing it with grey paint colors and carrera marble is my favorite look. You can also find brushed gold on furniture nail heads and casters and all kinds of accessories come in this finish.

SummerHouse Designer of the Week Katherine Shelton

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Is there a publication, book, blog, website, magazine that has just really inspired you lately? Tell us about it!

I Love the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles. It is always so full of fresh ideas. I am also very fond of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles because I lived Buckhead and truly miss living in in that beautiful city. I hope to one day be able to move back. Everyone drums to their own beat. The homes are all so unique to the personalities of each homeowner. I love all of the creativity and uniqueness shown in this publication each and every time it comes out.

What’s your favorite room in a home to design? Why?

My very favorite space to design in a home is a child’s bedroom. It is where I can be the most creative, the most fun, and the most colorful or bold in pattern play. The look on a child’s face when you reveal the space to them is also so wonderful. Wallpaper or fun paint on the walls, modern mixed with antique or vintage pieces, fun built in play spaces or desk areas, a mixture of original art, photography, and prints and custom bedding and window treatments are just a few important key factors on creating a fabulous baby, child, or teen bedroom.

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Thank you, Katherine! Great answers! Love it all!!!

SummerHouse Designer of the Week Katherine Shelton

Thanks to all of you for dropping in! We appreciate it so much! Hope you are having a great week!!

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