This Has Never Happened Before!


Ok friends…

This has never happened before! Marty has released a photo of our Back Door Sale ahead of time! She NEVER does this!! 🙂


Everything in this picture, plus MUCH MORE, will be for sale tomorrow at hugely discounted prices. Everything must go!!

Doors open tomorrow morning at 10, then again on Saturday at 10. And don’t forget that we’ll be in the old Club Express location just behing Soulshine Pizza. This is still at the Township, just in a different location from sales past!

We look forward to seeing you! Call us if you have any trouble! 601-853-4445

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Zippity Doo Dah Weekend!


Happy Zippity Doo Dah weekend everyone! One of the biggest weekends in Fondren is finally here!

Zippity Doo Dah weekend in Fondren

With all the events of the weekend, which we’ll highlight shortly, Marty thought it would be a great time to spruce up our Interiors Market booth, so she did just that, and has it looking rather fabulous. Here are a couple of quick photos…

SummerHouse's Interiors Market Booth

SummerHouse's Interiors Market Booth

SummerHouse's Interiors Market Booth

SummerHouse's Interiors Market Booth

Be sure to stop in and visit if you’re at one of these super fun events over the course of the next 72 hours! (We are the first booth you’ll come to if you take an immediate right when you walk in the door!)

List of Events:

Thursday (3/21) TONIGHT:
Arts, Eats, and Beats. 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday (3/22):
Sweet Potato Queen Big Hat Luncheon and Cake Competition at Sal & Mookie’s. 11 a.m.
Unzipped Fashion Event Runway Show at The Cedars 11 a.m.
The Bouffants (live music) on Duling. 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Clydesdale Restaurant Hop at all Fondren restaurants. 6 p.m.

Saturday (3/23):
Children’s Character Breakfast at Walker’s Drive-In. 8 a.m.
ColorMeRad 5K starts at JSU. 9 a.m.m
Sal & Mookie’s Children’s Carnival 10 a.m.
Fonren’s Zippity Doo Dah Parade through the streets of Fondren. Starts at dusk (around 6:45 p.m.)

For more details on any of these events, visit this website.

We hope to see you out in Fondren this weekend! 

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Killer Pillows


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…


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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Spring Break Showroom Update!


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

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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Portico Ad Photo Shoot Outtakes!


We had such a blast this morning at a little photo shoot for a joint Portico Jackson Magazine ad coming out in the next issue!

We’re teaming up with Hemline Ridgeland, View Gallery, and Arco Avenue on a collaborative ad about style of all mediums at The Township!

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

The great art is a Paul Edelstein painting from View Gallery, the clothes are from Hemline, all the killer shoes and bags are from Arco, and the furniture is, of course, SummerHouse! Here are a few outtakes from the shoot. Stay tuned for the full ad once we have the winning photo selected and all “prettied up!” 🙂

photo shoot fun! photo shoot fun!
photo shoot fun!photo shoot fun!


photo shoot fun!


photo shoot fun!

photo shoot fun!

photo shoot fun!

photo shoot fun!

photo shoot fun!photo shoot fun!

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Interiors Market Booth Update + Wine Tasting


Late last week, Marty got our beautiful Interiors Market booths in Fondren looking better than ever!

Among so many other things, we’ve got some of the most fabulous gourmet chocolates you’ll find!
These are the perfect Valentine’s gift for just about anyone!


SummerHouse | Interiors Market Booth | Mississippi SummerHouse | Interiors Market Booth | Mississippi

Speaking of Valentine’s Day…
Interiors Market is hosting some lovely wine tasting events tonight (2/11) and tomorrow night (2/12)! It’s not too late to reserve your spot for tomorrow night’s tasting, which starts at 5:45 and features several red wines from all over the world, along with fruit, cheese and dessert to nibble on! All for only $25 a person! Call Interiors Market at 601-981-6020 to secure your spot. We hear this event is extra fun!

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The Rug Show Continues!


Our NOLA Rug Show continues! It ends Sunday, though, so hurry up and come see these fantastic rugs before they go back to New Orleans! As the show goes on, our love for NOLA Rugs just grows and grows… They really do have such a beautiful range of styles, colors, prices, types…. And we’ve got a whole team of people on hand to move things around so you can see every single rug!

Thanks to NOLA Rugs, we have an EXTRA beautiful grouping right when you walk through the front door. How amazing is this Moroccan beauty?!

{ to die for… }

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the rug show continues!

Thanks to all who came out to the kickoff of the show on Thursday night! We had some great appetizers, wine, and flowers, thanks to our talented team of party throwers! 🙂

Enjoy this sunny weather, and we hope to see you this weekend!
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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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SummerHouse Gift Week { day seven }

Today is the last day of our official SummerHouse Gift Week! We’ve enjoyed showing you a sampling of the affordable, in stock gift items we have available! Of course, to get the best look and to see everything we have, you’d have to come in and see things for yourself 😉

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1. Roost Penguin Ornaments (these have been a customer favorite for years!), $11

2. Cut Glacier Selenite Votive, $62

3. Lauren Barksdale Small Cross Painting (the perfect gift for someone who has everything), $55

We hope you’ve enjoyed SummerHouse Gift Week! Remember, if you have any questions about anything you’ve seen in any of our blog posts, don’t be shy to call up to the store! We will be happy to help in any way possible. 

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SummerHouse Gift Week { day six }

It’s day six– Only one more day left after today! We’ve got some great, in-stock, under $75 gifts for these last two days that you will not want to miss!

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Gift Weed day 6Monkey Desk Box (the color is gorgeous in person), $34

Roost Mercury Glass Tealight Bottle, $40

Roost Oxidized Silver Glass Cup, $45

Only one more day left in SummerHouse Gift Week!

If you missed a day, you can find them all here!

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SummerHouse Gift Week { day two }

Today is day two of our SummerHouse gift week! Every gift we’re featuring over the course of this week is in stock and under $75. If you see something you like that you have a question about, please don’t hesitate to give one of our talented designers a call!

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Orange and Gold Bracelets (these look so expensive, but they’re so not!), $20

Lauren Barksdale extra small pink heart painting, $40

Lauren Barksdale small red heart painting, $55

Did you miss day one of gift week? Don’t fret! You can check it out here.

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SummerHouse Gift Week { day one }

We know everyone is  on the hunt for some unique, fun, and affordable gifts this holiday season, so we’ve put together our first ever Gift Week to help you shop! Each day for one week, we’ll post some gift ideas that we have in stock and under $75!

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1. Jonathan Adler Bull (can be used as a paperweight or a decorative figure. Perfect for the bull collector!), $28

2. Jonathan Adler Coasters (we are all crazy about these!), $74

3. Jonathan Adler Aspen Candles (they smell divine!), $38

4. Jonathan Adler Carnaby Blue Mug (drinking coffee out of these is almost too much fun…), $19

 Stay tuned throughout the next 7 days for more gift ideas! Happy shopping!

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FA LA LA Photo Contest is Back!!


We hope all of you are having a great week so far! If you have not had a good week, it’s about to get better. If you HAVE had a good week, it’s about to get GREATER!

We are pleased to announce the second annual FA LA LA Photo Contest is back by popular demand! We had so much fun with this contest last year, and have had people ask us when we were going to do it again, so we’re excited to get it up and running again!

Check out the flyer:

SummerHouse // Ridgeland MS

Now all you have to do is get started! Take some pictures of your beautiful holiday decor and post them to our Facebook wall! If you’re having any trouble, please feel free to email laurel @ and we’ll help you out 🙂

{ Merry picture-taking, and good luck! }

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Sweet Master Suite

Check out this beautiful master bedroom/bathroom that Lisa designed for one of our favorite clients. The warm browns with the little bursts of color make this space comfortable, masculine, livable, and totally envy-worthy! 🙂 What do YOU love most about this space?

The designs on these pillows are actually from a couple Lynn Green Root paintings that Lisa commissioned specifically for this client. She then had the custom designs embroidered onto pillows.

See the paintings on the right in the picture above? Those are the aforementioned Lynn Green Root pieces!

As always, Rachel Kabukala did a great job on photographing! Check out the guest rooms and outdoor area of this same home! If you can’t tell, we’re in love with this house… 🙂

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Be My Guest

Remember the beautiful home we showed you pictures of on Friday? (It is the blog post right before this one.) Well, here is the upstairs guest area of the house. It is fun, bright, colorful, and best of all, designed by Lisa Palmer!

This particular client fell in love with the bright green velvet of the Earl Chair, so the room was designed around that chair, as well as the items that this client already had. The bedding is by the oh-so-fabulous Ann Gish.

From one side of the jack-and-jill bathroom to the other… The art, the paint colors, and the beautiful tile countertops make these bathrooms very happy and welcoming!

If this room doesn’t make you happy then… Well…. It should!

We will have more from this beautiful home later this week. Rachel Kabukala took so many fabulous photos that it’s impossible to get them all into just one or two posts! Stay tuned!

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Let’s Celebrate Friday with New Photos!

Remember the behind the scenes pictures we posted earlier this week of Rachel Kabukala in action at our Eastbrooke client’s home? (You can see them here if you missed them.) Anyway, here are our favorite photos of this condo’s living room… We’ll show you more rooms next week! This is just a little teaser to get your weekend started off right! Enjoy!

If these pictures don’t make you happy, then…. We need to talk! Have a great, safe weekend and we’ll see you back next week!

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Summer Sale!

GET EXCITED! Our Summer Sale is going on now! Up to 40% off of TONS of things in our beautiful showroom! Come in today, buy it today, take it home today! (Or have it delivered in the next few days!) We’ve got some incredible deals that you need to come in and see with your own eyes… Us telling you about these deals is not good enough!

summer sale

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Meet Todd!

Todd Prather
Todd Prather

We have a new member of the SummerHouse team that y’all need to be introduced to! His name is Todd Prather and he is the new SummerHouse Distribution Manager. Here is a little Q&A with Todd…

SummerHouse: Where are you from?
Todd: I was born and raised in Jackson though my wife and I call Clinton home.  We’ve lived there since before we were married (soon be 17 years) and we love the town.

SummerHouse: What is the funniest thing that has happened at the warehouse since you took over?
Todd: I guess that would have to be when a warehouse mate had a table refinished and the technician didn’t set up his ventilation properly.  The overhead roof fans drew the dust all over the whole facility.  We’re still cleaning up from that one.

SummerHouse: What is your favorite place in Jackson to eat and why?
Todd: There are a lot of places that we love to go to.  We really love the lesser known, out of the way places, but for places others would know…For steak, Shapley’s.  Seafood? Probably AJ’s.  We love Char too, but we also try to find the odd places for the more diverse items from time to time.

SummerHouse: What is something funny/different about you that we might not guess?
Todd: I have traveled a lot.  Been pretty much coast to coast in the US and lived in the Netherlands for about 8 months while in college.  I traveled and worked in eight different countries while there and taught at the American School of the Hague also.

SummerHouse: If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
Todd: My favorite super hero as a kid was always Wolverine.  Never gets old, heals quick and adamantium claws and skeleton.  Wow, really shouldn’t know that much but I can always blame it on the kids.

SummerHouse: Anything else you want to tell us?!
Todd: I have two great kids, Noah who’s 9 and Bailey who’s 6 and a tremendously talented wife who is a master cake baker.

Now that you know Todd, don’t you love him? We do! Thanks, Todd, for being a good sport and answering these questions! 🙂

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Feature in Portico Jackson

We are so excited to have recently been published in Portico Jackson Magazine! You may remember this room from a Behind the Scenes post we shared a few weeks ago!  We hope to get this amazing recognition added to our website soon (after we get better images, of course!) We hope you have as much fun looking at this room as we had creating it! Enjoy…

Page 1. Article by Amanda Wells. Photo by Daphne Nabors.
Page 2. Article by Amanda Wells. Photo by Daphne Nabors.
Page 3. Article by Amanda Wells. Photo by Daphne Nabors.

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