The Scout Guide

02
APRIL
2014

Have y’all seen The Scout Guide yet?! It’s BRAND NEW to Jackson and is simply beautiful…

The Scout Guide Jackson at SummerHouse

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We particularly love the Summerhouse page! 🙂 Todd, Marty, and Lisa look simply amazing! And the day we did this photo shoot was especially fun… You may remember reading about it HERE!

The Scout Guide Jackson at SummerHouse

The Scout Guide is actually running a fun little contest right now and some SummerHouse photos are being used in promotion of this giveaway! Check out TSG’s blog to find out more! We plan on entering… We hope you will too!

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Outdoor Style

24
MARCH
2014

With the warm weather that keeps peeking through the cold, we’ve started thinking about updating our outdoor spaces! Spring parties and long nights on the patio are just around the corner… Will your outdoor space be ready by the time the warm weather gets here to stay?

We can help! We have the most beautiful lines of outdoor furniture and fabrics, from bold and colorful to neutral and subdued… Some of the outdoor fabrics are so gorgeous that we use them indoors as well!

Here are a few of our favorite outdoor spaces created by our designers, plus a sampling of the GORGEOUS outdoor fabrics available here!

SummerHouse's favorite outdoor spaces and outdoor fabrics

>>> Rose Tarlow outdoor fabrics <<<
SummerHouse's favorite outdoor spaces and outdoor fabrics

SummerHouse's favorite outdoor spaces and outdoor fabrics

>>> Cote d’Azur outdoor fabrics <<<
SummerHouse's favorite outdoor spaces and outdoor fabrics

SummerHouse's favorite outdoor spaces and outdoor fabrics

>>> Trina Turk outdoor fabrics <<<
SummerHouse's favorite outdoor spaces and outdoor fabrics

SummerHouse's favorite outdoor spaces and outdoor fabrics

What will be your first outdoor purchase this year? Even small changes can make the biggest difference!

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Green Scene

17
MARCH
2014

Happy St. Patrick’s day to you! In honor of the color du jour, we’ve decided to celebrate a few of our favorite spaces that make beautiful use of the color green! From a simple pop of one of mother nature’s favorite hues to shameless saturation, these seven spaces display green absolutely perfectly!

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

When it comes to the color of growth and prosperity, which shade would you say is your favorite?

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In the Pages of Social South

10
MARCH
2014

Have you seen the new issue of Social South? This issue welcomes spring with a beautiful fashion editorial, some gorgeous party coverage, some of the latest interior design trends, and much more!

Social South | March/April 2014

We had a beautiful ad within the pages…

SummerHouse in Social South

… as well as a little insight from Lisa on the interior design trends!

Interior Design Trends // SummerHouse for Social South

The two trends Lisa is loving are patterned wall coverings…

Lisa's favorite trends in Interior Design // SummerHouse

… and brass! Brass hardware, brass lighting, brass plumbing fixtures… We LOVE the brass fixtures in this gorgeous bathroom!

Lisa's favorite trends in Interior Design // SummerHouse

What interiors trends are YOU loving right now?

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Trends for Fall

07
MARCH
2013

With market just around the corner, our team of attendees is getting VERY excited about the journey ahead! Marty, Lisa, and Laurel will make their way to High Point, North Carolina that first weekend in April to scope out the latest in interiors trends!

We love staying on the forefront of Interior Design’s latest so we can bring the best of the best back to Mississippi for y’all! Take a peek at what we’re expecting to find in High Point next month in this fun video!

What trend are YOU most excited to see more of in the coming months? We’d love to know!

 

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Our Newest Designer: Sunny Holliday!

05
MARCH
2014

SummerHouse Interior Designer Sunny HollidayMeet Sunny Holliday! Sunny is our newest Interior Designer and is absolutely a joy to be around! Her name matches her sweet and happy personality just perfectly! 🙂 We have really enjoyed getting to know this girl, and think you will too! As we do with all of our newbies, we interviewed her with some fun, designery questions!

Tell us a little about yourself! Where you’re from, where you went to school, a little about your family…
I am from the Jackson area. I attended high school at MRA. After receiving my Interior Design degree from the University of Southern MS, I moved back to Jackson for an Interior Design internship, and I have been back here ever since. I have been happily married for four years… no kids yet, but my dog, Cotton, is our baby for now 🙂 My adorable nephews are my heart!!

What is your favorite aspect of living in the Jackson area?
There are so many great aspects about living in the Jackson area! Having all of my immediate family and close friends here is definitely the best aspect. Also, attending regular community events, as well as endless shopping and dining experiences are pleasant characteristics of Jackson. I love the fact that there is usually an art show to attend, and often times a great band to be heard. It’s a big city, but a small city! I love that about Jackson. Seeing familiar faces throughout the town always makes me feel at home.

In your short time so far at SummerHouse, are there any fabric or furniture lines that you’ve just absolutely fallen in love with?!
Oh YES!! I am always drawn to beautiful fabrics and wall coverings. Here, at SummerHouse, our library has so many wonderful options for this! My favorite upholstery line is Lee Industries. I have found maximum comfort in this line, along with endless fabric and finish options. It’s a very customizable line. As far as art, Lauren Lachance is my new favorite artist right now. Stop by the showroom to see her amazing work!!

What is your favorite TV show, past or present?
Currently, Modern Family always provides a good laugh. The Today Show &/or Live with Kelly & Michael gets me going in the mornings.  Also, Girls is one of my favorite series out right now. If it’s a week day, and I’m home from 6-7pm, you will always find my TV on the news, followed by Wheel of Fortune!

What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken?
Well, I always love the beach with friends and family!! The best and most recent was a trip to NYC last October. It was just my mom & me for her birthday, and we had a blast! From fine dining to Broadway shows to touring the city and shopping, it was a very memorable and eventful trip that I will never forget!!

How would you describe your personal design style?
My personal design style is clean, modern & light. I love functional and beautiful spaces that are meaningful. From the small accessories to the main focal point of the room, I want every piece to have a purpose! As far as working with my clients, I really listen to them to see what their needs are. From there, I take my personal style, along with aesthetical and practical views, and really give them what they want!

When you are not partaking of your new favorite thing (which of course is working at SummerHouse!) what would you say are your hobbies?
Spending time with my friends and family is my “2nd job”. It’s my life! It keeps me going. Along with that, any vacationing to any beach makes me happy!

What else do we need to know about you?!
I think one of my greatest qualities is that I’m a very positive person! Rarely will you find me complaining, saying no or getting mad. I get over things pretty quickly and don’t like to be angry. So, most of the time, you will find me very cheerful and happy!!

Sunny’s name and her contagiously wonderful attitude work perfectly together! We are so glad to have this girl up here and can’t wait to see her grow as a designer! Next time you’re in the area, be sure to stop in and meet her!

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Painted Kitchen | Before & After

04
MARCH
2014

It’s been a while since we’ve shown you a BEFORE and AFTER!

Lead designer Lisa Palmer just finished up a project at a precious client’s home where she did a little update in her kitchen and keeping room! We’ll bring you the B&A on the keeping room soon, but for now, we wanted to share what a difference some new paint can make in a kitchen!

Here is a before shot of the kitchen…

Kitchen Before

… And here’s what it looks like with a new paint job and a few other little updates!

Kitchen Before & After // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

From another angle…

Kitchen Before & After // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Props to Virginia Weathersby for doing such a wonderful job with the Chalk Paint! We love it, but the fact that the client loves it is what is MOST important, of course!

>> Check out our other BEFORE & AFTER posts here!! <<

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Shop This Look!

27
FEBRUARY
2014

Do you love that SummerHouse style but are not able to shop our showroom in person?

Well, you are now in luck! Now that our WEB STORE is in full swing, you’re able to shop much of our inventory online and have it shipped right to you! (What did we do before we had the internet/online shopping? Seriously!)

Here’s one look you can shop from anywhere!

Shop this look at www.summerhousestyle.com

Emory Sofa // Equation Print // Turkish Delight Pillow // Bala Pillow

Shop this look at www.summerhousestyle.com

Tremont Chair

See something else you like that isn’t available on the web store yet? No worries! Anna, our amaaaazing web store manager, is uploading new product regularly so chances are, the item you love will be available in a short amount of time! In the meantime though, feel free to give us a call to inquire about that item! We are always happy to assist!

Shop more of SummerHouse HERE by clicking on the Shop tab! We hope you love what you find!

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Say Hello to Bethany!

18
FEBRUARY
2014

Meet Bethany!We have a precious new face in the House that y’all need to get familiar with! This cute face belongs to Bethany Sootheran, our brand new Saturday receptionist/part time Fabric Librarian! We are beyond thrilled to have this girl around here helping us out! She’s currently an Interior Design student at Mississippi College, but of course there’s so much more to her! Let’s get to know her just a little better! 🙂

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I grew up in rural New York. A few weeks after getting married, my husband and I moved to this area so that I could train with a professional ballet company in Jackson.  Two years later, I enrolled at Mississippi College and discovered my love for design soon after!  We’ve now lived in the area for eight years, so we like to call ourselves transplants! I often miss my amazing family, the snow, and the gorgeous fall leaves of Upstate New York but I’ve happily embraced this as my second home.

Why did you pick Interior Design as your major?

I view Interior Design as a way to not only explore my love of art and aesthetics but also as a way to connect with people. There’s something very deeply personal about the space we live life in. I feel that it’s a great privilege that another person would invite me into that part of their world and allow me to use my skills and creativity to make it a safer and happier place for them to be.

What is the best movie you’ve seen recently?

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty…I instantly fell in love with this movie because being the Type A person that I am, I could relate to Walter. His story was a beautiful reminder to embrace life for what it is…to enjoy the simple, everyday things and live life to the fullest!…And it also gave me a bad case of wanderlust!

What is your favorite design blog or magazine and why do you love it?

You mean other than “Always Summer” right?! Wink wink… I seem to always have a copy of Interior Design Magazine lying around. I love it for its variety…It never fails to inspire me!

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

The sushi counter at Kroger?!… They have sushi… even at 2 AM! Just kidding!  It’s nearly impossible to choose one, but if I had to I would say Aladdin. If I had to live off one type of food from now until the day I die, it would be Mediterranean.

What is your favorite way to spend a day away from school and work?

Resting, enjoying the quiet, spending time with my husband, catching up with the people I love…

Tell us a little bit about your current involvement in ballet! 

I’ve been dancing for as long as I can remember… and even before I was born as my mom likes to tell me! It’s a gift from God that brings me true joy! Currently, I’m not performing but I love taking class and training as often as I can.

How would you describe your personal style, as far as interiors go? 

I like to balance a variety of elements when I design. I would describe my style as chic yet approachable, laid back, crisp and clean, textured, eclectic… I want people to walk into the spaces I create, breath a sign of relief and let go of their troubles for a moment.

How do you take your caffeine?

Mocha Mint flavored coffee… freshly ground and brewed in my French press travel mug… Mmmm! One sip and all is good in the world!

Quick lightening round! Which do you most prefer out of…

– beach or mountains? …Beach!
– coke or diet coke? …Diet!…But I try to avoid both.
– dogs or cats?…Dogs!
– books or magazines?…Hmmm…Do I really have to choose one?!
– weekend road trip or staycation?…It depends on what kind of a week I had!
– cabin in the woods or big city boutique hotel?…big city boutique hotel
– Skittles or MnM’s? …M&M’s for sure!

Thank you Bethany for telling us a little more about yourself! We are thrilled to have this girl around keeping us just a tad more organized! 🙂

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Risky Business

12
FEBRUARY
2014

A few of us overheard a conversation a few days ago between Lisa and Todd where Todd was running some renovation ideas for his own home past Lisa. Although the selections that were holding him up were all beautiful, one of the options was something a little more daring, a little outside-of-the-box, and a little more… well, “Todd!”

That’s when we heard Lisa ask the most thought provoking question…

 What are you if you're not taking a risk?

What are you if you’re not taking a risk?

Think about it!

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InstaGOOD

24
JANUARY
2014

Happy Friday everyone! We’re so excited that the weekend is in sight! 🙂 To brighten your day, we give you… SOME FRIDAY EYE CANDY!  We ran a quick little report and found YOUR favorite of our Instagram posts! Want to see the top five? Here they are…

{ 5th most popular }

SummerHouse's most popular Instagram Posts

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SummerHouse's most popular Instagram Posts

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SummerHouse's most popular Instagram Posts

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SummerHouse's most popular Instagram Posts

….aaaaaand drumroll please!

{ THE most popular picture on our Instagram! }

SummerHouse's most popular Instagram Posts

Wanna join in on the InstaFUN? Follow us >> @shopsummerhouse!

(And while you’re at it, feel free to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or follow our Pinterest board! We love hearing from and interacting with all of our wonderful followers!)

Y’all have a great weekend and feel free to stop in today or tomorrow for a cup of coffee and a hefty dose of inspiration!

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Gilded Age

22
JANUARY
2014

Phillip Jeffries, one of our favorite wallcovering companies, has a fairly new line of beautiful papers that we are particularly loving right now! The collection is called Gilded Age. Take a look!

Phillip Jeffries Gilded Age // available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS
Paved with Gold
Phillip Jeffries Gilded Age // available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS
Socialite Silver
Phillip Jeffries Gilded Age // available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS
Carnegie Copper
Phillip Jeffries Gilded Age // available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS
Grandstand Gold
Phillip Jeffries Gilded Age // available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS
Steel Revolution

Here’s a picture of an installation of the Paved with Gold colorway… Gorgeous, right?!

Phillip Jeffries Gilded Age // available at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

If you’re as in love with these as we are, be sure to ask one of our designers about ordering some for yourself! How great would this be in a small room or as an accent wall?!

We heart metallics… 🙂

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Redone

09
JANUARY
2014

Our showroom floor has been newly redone and it looks super gorgeous!

We’re all in LOVE with the new pieces Marty and her hard-working team used to spruce up the store! Some new pieces from Chaddock, a few pieces by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair, some pretty new Lee furnishings… And that’s just the tip of the iceburg!

Take a look at some of what’s new…

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

See anything you want to know more about? Give us a call!! 601-853-4445. Our designers are always happy to help!

And stay tuned for more photos from our showroom redo in the next few days!

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Lee Loves Local (and Lisa!)

06
JANUARY
2014

In the latest round of print advertisements from Lee Industries, they’ve put their focus into a new campaign called Lee Loves Local (which we are all about!) and GUESS WHO is in some of these ads?!

Lee Loves Local (and Lisa!)  // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Yes, that is our very own Lisa Palmer right there on the bottom row of photos!

We’re proud to call her our own! Doesn’t she looks just smashing (as always?!)
Be sure to keep an eye out for this ad in magazines like Veranda and Garden & Gun!

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Clean and Inviting

02
JANUARY
2014

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

Bedroom by designer Casey Jenkins // SummerHouse

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

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

Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Casey Jenkins | SummerHouse

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

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

Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Casey Jenkins | SummerHouse

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

Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Casey Jenkins | SummerHouse

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

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Some Light Reading

09
DECEMBER
2013

We’ve been doing a lot more reading lately here at SummerHouse! Because of all of the beautiful new books we have available at the store, our holiday reading lists (and wish lists!) have really grown!

Who doesn’t enjoy a little light reading about design and southern culture… especially when gorgeous photography is involved?! We think these books would make great gifts for others, or great additions to your own libraries!

A Little Light Reading // SummerHouse

Clockwise from top left:

Decorating in Detail by Alexa Hampton
In Decorating in Detail, Alexa shares the development process for eight elegant homes in locations from New York City to New Orleans. Walking readers through each room, she describes how she and the homeowners chose all of the elements, from textures to fabrics to furniture.
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Glamorous Retreats by Jan Showers
Jan’s second book, Glamorous Retreats showcases the designer’s most luxurious interiors—beautiful vacation locales across North America and the Caribbean.
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Beauty at Home by Aerin Lauder
For the first time, Aerin shares memories of the family celebrations and world travel that formed her sense of style. Aerin opens the doors to her New York apartment, where on any given night she might host a relaxed dinner with firends under a vintage French chandelier or, just as often, an impromptu get-together for her sons.
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Timeless Style by Suzanne Kasler
Suzanne Kasler, best known for crafting beautifully sophisticated interiors with soft palettes, revisits some of her favorite projects, among them her own Federal-style home in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. Scattered throughout the text are useful tips, such as grouping similar objects to create more of a visual impact.
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The Southerner’s Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life by the editors at Garden & Gun
Whether you live below the Mason Dixon Line or just wish you did, The Southerner’s Handbook is your guide to living the good life. Curated by the editors of the award-winning Garden & Gun magazine, this compilation of more than 100 instructional and narrative essays offers a comprehensive tutorial to modern-day life in the South.
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Aero by Thomas O’Brien
Thomas O’Brien’s newest book Aero celebrates 20 years of his famed Aero Design Studio as well as an intimate look at his design philosophy. From O’Brien’s vivid reminiscences about his early days in art school in Manhattan, to details of his personal residence and the development of his acclaimed studio and store, Aero covers the history and aesthetic of not only the Soho landmark but the man behind it.
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Fenwick Residence

26
NOVEMBER
2013

Designer Elizabeth Gullett recently completed a FABULOUS project that we wanted to share with you! We got Elizabeth to tell us a little about this beautiful kitchen and bathroom, and a little about her thought process, while working on the Fenwick Residence…

{ KITCHEN }

“This kitchen was designed for a young, hip, growing family. It needed to be modern and crisp, but still warm and approachable. The creamy white cabinets and wall color make one of my favorite combos: Benjamin Moore Moonlight White and Simply White. The touches of warm brass on the lighting and hardware give a touch of the past, but in a fresh new way. The dark walnut island adds a big shot of warmth and richness- without it, I think this kitchen would have felt cold and boring. Sunbrella slipcovers on the island barstools will hold up to lots of spaghetti- just bleach these babies!”

Design by Elizabeth Gullett

{ BATHROOM }

“This bathroom is one of my favorite parts of the house. A sculptural soaking tub makes a strong focal point immediately as you enter, grounded by the silk pendant overhead. The marble is everywhere- the floors, the walls, and then detailed on the shower floor and ceiling. Huge glass shower doors on each side keep it clean and open. The same Moonlight White and Simply White paint that was used in the kitchen is repeated here. The hardware color changed to polished nickel, giving a clean, crisp feeling. (Note: mixing metals in a house can be great- it gives depth and interest from room to room! I used soft satin brass, polished nickel, and bronzed iron in this house.)”

Fenwick Residence Bathroom by Designer Elizabeth Gullett // SummerHouse

Fenwick Residence Bathroom by Designer Elizabeth Gullett // SummerHouse

Great job, Elizabeth! We’re in love… Keep up the fab work!

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New From Studio Bon!

12
NOVEMBER
2013

We have some exciting posts to bring you later this week recapping a super fun staff party we had over the weekend, Christmas plans, and some beautiful projects by our talented design staff! But since those aren’t ready yet, we wanted to show you a few new intros we’re kind of going crazy over right now…. 🙂

One of our favorite fabric lines, Studio Bon, has come out with some new patterns that we’re just in love with! (And not only do they offer fabrics, but wallcoverings too!!)

The goldy tones get us in the holiday mood for some reason, and the patterns are so fun and different (which Stuio Bon is always good at introducing!)

SUMMERHOUSE LOVES STUDIO BON!

Studio Bon Love // SummerHouse

We could see the wallcovering in a powder room or as an accent wall, and the fabrics would be great for headboards, pillow, or anything in between!

Do you love these as much as we do?!

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