What’s New { Part Two }

Happy Monday!
We hope y’all had a stellar weekend!

To brighten your day a little bit, we’ll go ahead and show you Part Two of our most recent showroom update! (In case you missed Part One on Friday, take a peek real quick!)

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MSSummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Don’t forget that the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Special Order Event is going on right now, and to go alongside that, Lisa has marked down a lot of what is on the showroom floor! So come see us, sooner rather than later (before the sale is over!)

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Meet Our Fabric Librarian, Jaclyn!

17
APRIL
2013

JACLYN PETTYMeet one of the newest members of our ever-growing SummerHouse family!

Jaclyn Petty, our outstanding part-time Fabric Librarian, answers a few questions for us so we can get to know her just a little better!

Q: In a nutshell, tell us what you do up here at SummerHouse!
A: I am the Fabric Organizer/Librarian! In a nutshell, I maintain the fabric library by organizing samples and reference materials, adding new information as needed, and deleting dated info.

Q: Where did you to go college and what did you major in?
A: I graduated from Mississippi State University in May 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design.

Q: What’s your favorite spring trend this year?
A: All the new spring colors and patterns. Bright florals and polka dots are so adorable.

Q: What’s your favorite movie these days?
A: Oooh My favorite recent movie would have to be Life of Pi. It was such a great book and the movie was just unforgettable. The 227 days at sea are a test of physique, mental adaptation and faith, and Suraj Sharma makes Pi’s spiritual journey as convincing as his nautical one. So beautiful!

A sample of Jac's mad organization skills!
A sample of Jac’s mad organization skills!

Q: If you could choose one artist to listen to 24/7, who would it be?
A: Beyonce, of course

Q: What’s your favorite way to enjoy caffeine?
A: Coffee! Isn’t that the only way?

Q: Got any fun trips planned for the summer?
A: I actually recently bought Beyonce tickets for her concert in July. You have no idea how excited I am!

Q: What else do we need to know about you?! Spill it!!
A: I love painting in my spare time. Abstract landscapes is one of my favorite things to paint!

Thank you, Jaclyn, for coming in every day and tackling the sometimes-daunting (actually, often-daunting!) resource library with a smile on your face! We love having you up here!

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“Home Away From Home” Master Bedroom Design

15
APRIL
2013

Lisa and Elish have a beautiful ongoing project with a very dear client who lives in a fantastic Fondren home, and the master bedroom in this home has recently been completed!

HOME AWAY FROM HOME // SUMMERHOUSE // RIDGELAND, MS

Lisa on this bedroom:

“When I first met with my client, the first thing I noticed about this room was that the original furnishings were out of scale. The bed was too small for the space, the side tables were too small, and the rug was too small. So my challenge was to make sure that the pieces I selected would fit in this very large room with large walls and tall ceilings.”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“My client wanted a sitting area where they could watch television, but they also wanted to be able to watch television from their bed, so I had that challenge too.”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“The client wanted the bedroom to be a “home away from home.” My design approach was to make it light and airy and soft so I chose fabrics that were a mixture of natural linen, velvet, and even a washable velvet on the swivel chairs and ottoman in the sitting area. When you’re going white on upholstery, that kind of thing is important!”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“There’s a lot of custom work in this space as well. The bed, the etagere, the desk, and the side tables were all custom made. In fact, the desk was touched by four different artisans!”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“There was some renovation in the space as well. We changed an old, low cased archway by raising it and adding old beams. We redesigned the fireplace, mantle, and stonework to give it a fresh look. And we repainted all the walls.”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“The room is now updated, bright, and I think really beautiful.”

This is what we call a MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
What is your favorite aspect of this space?

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Oxford Condo Before and After

11
APRIL
2013

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

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

Here’s what Todd was working with:

BEFORE AND AFTER // SUMMERHOUSE

And here is how Todd transformed this space

SummerHouse Before & After
AFTER

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

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

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Behind The Scenes: Delta Magazine Photo Shoot

Yesterday, designer Elizabeth Gullett and sidekick Laurel Donahoo spent the afternoon at a photo shoot for Delta Magazine! The shoot was of a GORGEOUS master bedroom that Elizabeth designed perfectly, using soft blues, grays, and whites. Here’s a peek at what you can expect in the next issue of Delta Magazine!

Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Photographer Greg Campbell in action

We can’t wait to see the finished product!

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Barry Dixon Event Update!

05
APRIL
2013

We updated our Facebook cover photo (you like us on Facebook, right?!) to serve as a little reminder that our exciting Barry Dixon event is coming up in just a little over a month!

BARRY DIXON COMES TO SUMMERHOUSE

If you haven’t already, be sure to make plans to attend SummerHouse on May 9th to meet internationally renown interior designer Barry Dixon as he signs copies of his latest book, Barry Dixon Inspirations, and gives guests a peek at his brand new collection with Arteriors!

It’ll be a wonderful night with a little live music, some savory Southern fare, and a lot of design inspiration! We are looking so forward to this event and can’t wait to see you here on Thursday evening, May 9th!

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Garden & Gun

26
MARCH
2013

We’re pretty excited…

Why, you ask?

Our first ever Garden & Gun ad has just come out! The newest issue of this fabulous magazine (all about the best food/art/interiors/music/sport/travel the South has to offer) is a GREAT one.

We’re excited to be in the pages of this publication amongst some of the South’s hottest!

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Take a minute to flip through and please come back and let us know what you think of our ad (which is on page 68!) And for more photos from the interior featured in the ad (designed by Elizabeth Gullett), go to this page of our website!

SummerHouse's Ad in Garden & Gun

Hope everyone is having a great week!

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Pink Bedroom Perfection

25
MARCH
2013

Our new Designers Guild bedding is here!

We are all crazy about how pretty this perfectly pink bed is! The floral pillows are causing everyone to take a second look at this beautiful grouping! And it’s easy to see why…

PINK BEDROOM PERFECTION //SummerHouse

Pink Bedroom Perfection | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Pink Bedroom Perfection | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Pink Bedroom Perfection | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

We’re so in love! Hurry up, Spring!
Do you like this pretty pink as much as we do?

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Little Teaser

20
MARCH
2013

We’ve got a little treat for you today! Here is a peek at a house that is still underway, but nearing completion. Lisa and Elish have been working on this project for months now, and seeing the finish product always makes the hard work so worth while!

DREAM KITCHEN // SUMMERHOUSE

Is this not one of the most fabulous kitchens you’ve ever seen?! We are all flipping out over how beautiful this room is!

Stay tuned for more pictures of the whole house once it’s complete!!

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Designers Guild Candles

We just got in the most wondeful array of candles from Designers Guild! Not only do they smell fantastic, but they are so pretty! Below, you’ll find a description of each of the delightful scents… We’re having a hard time choosing a favorite!

Designers Guild Candles

Designers Guild Candles
VELVET: Top notes of pine and eucalyptous softened with mediteranian orange yield to persian galbanum and amber.
Designers Guild Candles
LEOPOLD: A rich creamy sandalwood fragrance is enhanced with citrus accords and notes of lavender and pine
Designers Guild Candles
TREVELYAN: A delightful scent of rich cedarwood and creamy sandalwood highlighted with lavender and fresh bergamot.
Designers Guild Candles
ZEPHIRINE: A subtle blend of citrus green tea and sparkling bergamot heart and an amber base.
Designers Guild Candles
COTTON: A fresh green aroma reminiscent of green bamboo supported by jasmine, chamomile, muguet and lilac with subtle hints of clary sage and basil on a base of soft clean musks.
Designers Guild Candles
LINEN: Evokes an invigorating top of bergamot, lemon, petitgrain and herbs. this melts into a light floral heart resting on a musky base with notes of cedarwood and dry amber.

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Killer Pillows

18
MARCH
2013

With the arrival of so many wonderful shipments lately, our showroom is looking extra dazzling due in large part to the many gorgeous pillows we have right now!

From dressy to casual and bold to neutral, we’ve got a pillow for just about any room! Take a look at a few of the favorites…

PILLOW, PILLOWS, PILLOWS!  // SUMMERHOUSE
PILLOW, PILLOWS, PILLOWS!

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS
This pillow is actually made with brown and white hide!

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS
We saved the best for last! This is the front…
pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS
… and this is the back! How great are the butterflies and black and white?! We love!

Switching out your pillows is a really fun and less expensive way to change up the look of a room. Since our staff is full of the most talented interior designers anywhere around, let us help you spruce up your home with new pillows!

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Gorgeous Greens

13
MARCH
2013

{  s h a d e s   o f   g r e e n  }

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

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

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

What’s your favorite shade of green?

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Spring Break Showroom Update!

11
MARCH
2013

Happy Spring Break to all of you who are getting to enjoy it!

With warmer weather on the brink, and lighter+brighter interiors on our minds, we’ve given the showroom a little springy boost with lots of pretty new furnishings!

SummerHouse Beachy Update

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Fierce!

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Which way to the beach??

Have a great Monday and be sure to check back later this week as we give you a preview of a REALLY great project two of our designers just completed!

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New To The Floor Part 2

15
FEBRUARY
2013

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

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

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

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

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

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

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

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

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

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

Have a   F A N T A S T I C   weekend!

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Pretty and New

24
JANUARY
2013

{  new  to  the  floor  }

As we do just about every week, we’ve added some beautiful new inventory to our showroom floor! New beauties from Mitchell Gold, Vanguard, LEE Industries, Dransfield and Ross, and many others have done a fabulous job of freshening up the store and giving us lots of new pieces to become obsessed over!

Have a look.

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

If you have any questions about any of the pieces you see, feel free to leave a comment or give us a call! One of our friendly designers would love to assist you!

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A Few Of Our Favorite Beds

22
JANUARY
2013

After several days of bedroom-heavy projects, there has been a lot of bed talk up here the past few days!
Upholstered beds, in particular, have been popular topics of discussion.

A bed, of course, is the focal point of most any bedroom. Choosing a fabulous bed is SO important!

Here is a handful of the beds that get our designers really excited!

Vanguard Cleo Bed– One of the most loved beds amongst the designers!
Vanguard Cleo Bed– One of the most loved beds amongst the designers!
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Preston Bed
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Preston Bed– Todd particularly loves this one!
Hickory Chair Simone Bed
Hickory Chair Simone Bed — Chelsea actually has this bed in her own home! Such a beauty!
Oly Studio Diego Bed
Oly Studio Diego Bed — Elish and Elizabeth are crazy over this pretty bed!
Oly Studio Dakota Bed
Oly Studio Dakota Bed — One of Betsy’s faves!
Hickory Chair Left Bank Bed
Hickory Chair Left Bank Bed — The one on our floor gets lots of attention!
Vanguard Hastings Bed
Vanguard Hastings Bed — One of our best sellers!
Hickory Chair Fifth Avenue Bed
Hickory Chair Fifth Avenue Bed — Lindsey loves this one!

Which of these beds brings the biggest smile to your face? Do you have a favorite?!

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Meet Chelsea Sirmons

Chelsea SirmonsMeet Chelsea Sirmons (that’s Sirmons with an “r!”), our new Design Assistant! She just moved to Mississippi from Georgia and we have loved getting to know her! We asked her a few questions so you could get to know her a little better, too! 

Laurel: You just moved here from Georgia, right? What made you move to good ‘ol Mississippi?

Chelsea: My husband, Brad, received a job offer and we made the move from Savannah, Georgia at the end of September.

Laurel: What interiors magazine or blog do you find the most inspirational?

Chelsea: I find inspiration almost anywhere! My favorite interiors magazine would definitely be Traditional Home, though.

Laurel: What are three items that you just absolutely cannot live without?

Chelsea: Coffee would probably be the only item… I absolutely cannot live without my family and friends!

Laurel: What’s your favorite movie?

Chelsea: Gone with the Wind… Love the story, the setting, the characters portrayed…

Laurel: Coffee, Traditional Home, Gone with the Wind… You’re our kind of girl! 😉 Anything else we should know about you?!

Chelsea: I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Interior Design. Fun fact… I have an identical twin sister who is also an interior designer!

Thanks Chelsea! And thanks for all the major help you’ve given everyone up here so far! Do yourself a favor and come meet this girl! (We have a new designer, so while you’re at it, come meet him too! You can read all about Todd in an older post!) In the words of Lisa Palmer, “This girl is the queen of organizing!” Chelsea, you’re just what SummerHouse needed! 

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