Living Light

How about a little bit of eye candy to get this Monday morning started off right?!

We love these light, bright living rooms by our super talented designers! Take a look at our roundup and let us know what most catches your eye!

8 Light + Bright Living Rooms by the designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

8 Light + Bright Living Rooms by the designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

8 Light + Bright Living Rooms by the designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

8 Light + Bright Living Rooms by the designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

8 Light + Bright Living Rooms by the designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

8 Light + Bright Living Rooms by the designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

8 Light + Bright Living Rooms by the designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

8 Light + Bright Living Rooms by the designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We love all of these mood-boosting spaces! If you want your home to look like one of the pictures above, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Our designers would love to help you!

601-853-4445

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Dining In Style

Today we wanted to share ten dining rooms, all very different, by our talented designers! Having a stylish dining room, whether modern or traditional, makes entertaining more fun for both you and your guests! And spring and summer seem like some of the best times to host dinner parties, so why not take the opportunity to up your dining digs now before those seasons settle in!?

Here’s a little inspo:

DRAMATIC

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

RETRO MODERN

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

TRADITIONAL

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SOFT & BEAUTIFUL

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Our talented design staff love working on dining rooms, so get in touch if you’re looking to give your dining space a little love! We’d love to hear from you!

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ARTS Awards In Dallas

Marty and Lisa recently returned from a trip to Dallas where they attended the ARTS Awards ceremony where we were finalists in the outstanding retailers category!

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS is a finalist at the 2016 ARTS Awards in Dallas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Although we didn’t win first prize (sniff, sniff), they had a blast representing us! The black tie affair was a great opportunity to meet others in the design/retail industry (and we hear the food was really good, too!)

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS is a finalist at the 2016 ARTS Awards in Dallas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS is a finalist at the 2016 ARTS Awards in Dallas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS is a finalist at the 2016 ARTS Awards in Dallas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

It was such an honor to be nominated for this award. The ceremony was beautiful and everyone seemed to have such a great time!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We hope you have a great weekend!

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Inspiration Mississippi

The 2016 issue of Inspiration Mississippi Magazine is out and we are delighted to be a part of it this year!

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Not only are we advertisers (recognize that model? 😉 )…

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

…. but we had one of Lisa’s client’s homes featured in a pretty little spread!

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Camille also put together a fantastic fall-inspired mood board!

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lastly, some of the locally made gems that we sell in the shop were featured in the local love section (#9), like a gorgeous handmade throw and some lovely little hide cuffs!

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We have a big stack of copies at the store so come by and grab one for yourself so you can see the entire issue with your own eyes! It’s a great read!

(Props to Adam+Alli Photography for all the lovely photographs!)

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Why We Love White Bedding

There is just something so inviting about a bed with white bedding… There’s no denying it! So we decided to celebrate cozy with a roundup of beds our designers have put together featuring some fabulous white and creamy blankets, sheets, pillows, etc…

Feast your eyes and enjoy!

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Bright White Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Our talented designers can help you achieve this level of cozy if you need help! Don’t hesitate to give us a call! 601-853-4445

Thanks so much for dropping in today. Have a great rest of the day!

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Showroom Refresh

As many of you know, we update our showroom every week since we sell directly off of our floor and are always having to move sold pieces out and bring new pieces in!

Well, this week, we did this in a BIG way! We brought over lots (like… LOTS) of new pieces and the showroom could not look prettier!

Check it out… We are dying over multiple new pieces and vignettes and we think you will too! Prepare for LOTS of eye candy! <3

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you see something you just have to have, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Our designers are here for you!

601-853-4445

Have a fantastic day! 🙂

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Stewpot Coat Delivery

Many of you know that we’ve begun a yearly tradition of hosting a coat drive for Stewpot Community Services in downtown Jackson each year at Christmas! This year’s drive was an overwhelming success thanks to all of YOU!

We had a great time delivering the coats and just getting a minute to talk to some of the folks at Stewpot! Thanks to all of you for giving us this opportunity!!

SummerHouse delivers coats to Stewpot Community Services // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Mary at Stewpot with Laurel, Lisa, and Patty!

SummerHouse delivers coats to Stewpot Community Services // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We hope all of you are still feeling the happiness that the Christmas season provides to us! Thanks again for allowing us to serve on your behalf by delivering your generous donations! This is why we LOVE our SummerHouse family SO MUCH!

Find out more about the next way we can serve Stewpot together by clicking here!

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For The Love Of Art

SAVE THE DATE! For The Love Of Art is back for another round and is going to be better than ever!

We look forward to #LeeLovesLocal season every year because it’s a time when locally owned design businesses all throughout the nation celebrate with events, specials, extra community support, and parties! We are all about ALL of that!

For The Love Of Art, presented by SummerHouse, Lee Industries, and RestyleSource, will be held at our shop on February 11th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and will be a celebration of local love, regional artists, food, music, and one of our favorite local charities, Stewpot Community Services.

For The Love Of Art // SummerHouse's 2016 #LeeLovesLocal event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Baton Rouge native Lauren Barksdale Hill will be here with some beautiful new pieces on display, one of which will be up for raffle! New Orleans based lamp & bowl designer Michael J. Clement will also be here with beautiful “Lindsey” bowls, made exclusively for SummerHouse! (We currently have several things from each artist on our showroom floor and it is all TO.DIE.FOR! Seriously.)

A portion of sales, all raffle money, and all suggested donations at the door will go to support Stewpot Community Services, which you can read more about here!

We are having a lot of fun planning for this event and can’t wait to see you out on February 11th! Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

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Top 15 of 2015

We love us some Instagram (and we know you guys do too!), so we decided to go back, run a few analytics, and see which of our instas of 2015 were YOUR favorite ones! It’s fun for us to look back on our year and to see what our followers find most interesting!

Without any further delay, let’s take a peek at our top 15!

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SummerHouse's top 15 Instagram posts from 2015! // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's top 15 Instagram posts from 2015! // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's top 15 Instagram posts from 2015! // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's top 15 Instagram posts from 2015! // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's top 15 Instagram posts from 2015! // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's top 15 Instagram posts from 2015! // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's top 15 Instagram posts from 2015! // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's top 15 Instagram posts from 2015! // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's top 15 Instagram posts from 2015! // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's top 15 Instagram posts from 2015! // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's top 15 Instagram posts from 2015! // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's top 15 Instagram posts from 2015! // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's top 15 Instagram posts from 2015! // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's top 15 Instagram posts from 2015! // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

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SummerHouse's top 15 Instagram posts from 2015! // www.instagram.com/shopsummerhouse

And there you have it! Our most liked posts of the year!

Do you follow us on Instagram? If not, hop on over here and give us a follow so you can get in on the fun, too!

Thanks for stopping by today! We hope you’re having a great day!

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The SummerHouse Family’s Holiday Traditions, Part 1

With Christmas and the holidays right here amongst us, we asked our staff to share some of their  favorite memories and traditions tied to this time of year! We got some fabulous ideas of things to do with our families and friends and some ideas of new traditions to start!

Let’s see what some of them had to say!

The SummerHouse family's holiday traditions and favorite memories // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER ELISH PHARES MOON

“My parents started a tradition with us where every year we go do some holiday activity like caroling, see a Christmas play, or looking at lights in different neighborhoods, and then each member of the family gets to pick one new ornament as their memory from that year. It was such a fun outing and way to build character and nostalgia when decorating our tree. I’m hoping to continue the custom with my husband!”

INTERIOR DESIGNER MARY COURTNEY JOHNS

“Growing up, my parents always made a birthday cake for Jesus during Christmas. We would light candles on top of the cake, sing Happy Birthday to Him, and all blow them out together. This simple notion really put into perspective for me the reason that we celebrate Christmas. I am going to continue this tradition with my girls and, hopefully, they will find enjoyment in celebrating and honoring his birthday just as much as I have!”

ASSISTANT TO OPERATIONS DIRECTOR STACY BUNCH

“My girls and I spend an entire day baking Christmas cookies and candies.  We also love to go to Canton to see the lights!  And, of course, SHOP!! Oh, and, we ALWAYS have a REAL tree!!”

The SummerHouse family's holiday traditions and favorite memories // www.alwayssummerblog.com
(photo cred)

WEB STORE MANAGER JEN KADAR-BROWN

“Every Christmas morning, we start off by reading the story of Christ’s birth to put it all into perspective! Then my dad always puts together a scavenger hunt for our “big gift” and sends us looking all over the house with (sometimes very difficult) poem clues! Every year he asks if we are too old for this tradition, and we always say NO! He even does my Scottish husband’s now in Gaelic!!”

LEAD INTERIOR DESIGNER LISA PALMER

“We usually pick one night of Chanukah to fry latkes (traditional holiday potato pancakes) and, in the Palmer kitchen, my husband is king of the fry pan! We then light our Chanukah candles and have a dinner of yummy roast brisket and other traditional jewish foods. When my boys were young for each night of Chanukah, they would bury their heads in the sofa pillows while we rounded up their gifts for the big surprise! Later in the evening, I would then tuck them in bed with the story of the miracle of Chanukah.”

The SummerHouse family's holiday traditions and favorite memories // www.alwayssummerblog.com
(photo cred)

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR LAUREL DONAHOO

“When I was growing up, my family would always go to our church’s Christmas Eve service, then go straight to my grandparents’ house for a big dinner! My super creative mama would write a little skit or play for my brothers, cousins, and me to perform for everyone, which was always kinda fun! Now that I’m older and married with a little family of my own, my husband and I have started the traditions of working a Christmas puzzle every year and decorating Christmas sugar cookies together on Christmas Eve. I LOVE this time of year and say, the more traditions the better! :)”

INTERIOR DESIGNER KATY HINES SANDERS

“Most of our family lives out of town, so we usually all get together for a couple of days during Christmas.  We hang out around the house, listen to Christmas music and eat things we only cook during the holidays, like sausage balls and homemade soups!  We designate one night for “Dirty Santa” and another night to play fun games!  We always have such a great time, and it’s something we look forward to every year!  And we always have a quiet family get together on Christmas Eve when we eat dinner and exchange gifts with my parents, brother, sister-in-law and nephew!”

All such great ideas! Stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

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Third Annual Give & Get Coat Drive

20
NOVEMBER
2015

It’s the time of year for our third annual GIVE & GET Coat Drive!

We love this time of year and love having the opportunity to help others! The best part is getting to share that opportunity with you– our amazing clients and followers!

Third Annual GIVE & GET Coat Drive at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Now through December 5th, bring new or gently used coats (for men, women, and children!) to SummerHouse and get one entry per coat into our drawing for a pretty amazing SummerHouse holiday gift basket plus a $250 gift certificate to the store!

The more coats you bring, the more entries you get!

The week following our collection end date, we will deliver all of the coats to Stewpot Community Services. Read more about this organization and all they do HERE!

We look forward to being able to give the gift of warmth to some Jackson area people who might otherwise be a little bit chilly this holiday season! THANK Y’ALL for making it possible for us to do so!

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

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Pillow Talk

17
NOVEMBER
2015

We are honored to have had some of our work featured on The Scout Guide’s national blog! In this Pillow Talk post, you’ll see a couple of pictures from homes designed by our oh-so-fabulous Lisa Palmer!

We totally agree with TSG and their love of cozying up interior spaces with a few perfectly placed pillows! The rooms they featured are prime examples:

SummerHouse featured on The Scout Guide // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse featured on The Scout Guide // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Read their full post here. And shop our online store for pillows here!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great rest of your week!

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Marvelous Master Bedrooms

11
NOVEMBER
2015

With the cooler weather approaching, we all find ourselves wanting to cozy up our homes. Particularly our bedrooms! A cozy master bedroom is the perfect end-of-the-day retreat. Plus, who doesn’t love waking up in a pretty place?! Here are a few of our favorite master bedrooms done over the years by SummerHouse designers!

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lisa Palmer ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lisa Palmer ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lindsey Townsend ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lisa Palmer ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Katherine Shelton ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Elish Moon ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lisa Palmer ))

Are you looking to cozy up your master bedroom for winter? Our designers can help! Give us a call at 601-853-4445 and let us know how we can help!

Thanks for stopping by today. We truly appreciate it! Have a great one!

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Our House

09
NOVEMBER
2015

As we do almost every week, we’ve changed up our showroom once again! And it is looking great! Marty and her team of help always do an incredible job of moving things around, bringing new things over, and accessorizing to perfection!

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We want “our house” to be new and exciting and inviting each time you come visit, so if you haven’t been in the past week or so, it’s time to come back for a visit!

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Next week, we should be all decorated for Christmas, so you’ll definitely want to stop by and see how that looks! 😉

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Reminder: Don’t forget about our fall sale going on right now! We have some pretty incredible markdowns all throughout the store. Like this entire table of lamps… all 35% off!

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Thanks for stopping by today! We hope you had a great weekend and that your new week is off to a great start!

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Four Little Designers Went To Market…

27
OCTOBER
2015

Our four market-goers gave us a full recap of their trip yesterday and we are all SO fired up about what all they saw, found, and fell in love with!

A few of the things they specifically noted in their recap were…

– Vanguard has a new bedside chest program where you can customize finish, hardware, base, doors, and drawers of your bedside chests! Sounds pretty awesome!

– LEE Industries had some GREAT new fabrics! And some pretty cool furniture intros too, like this fringe chair!

New introductions from Lee Industries // www.alwayssummerblog.com

– Suzanne Kasler’s space at Hickory Chair was knock out! AND – exciting news – Benjamin Moore White Dove, Suzanne’s favorite paint color, is now a standard finish!

Suzanne Kasler's space at Hickory Chair // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler's space at Hickory Chair // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler's space at Hickory Chair // www.alwayssummerblog.com

– SO much great new lighting! Barbara Cosgrove, Visual Comfort, and tons of one-of-a-kind pieces from antique places throughout market!

Killer Lighting spotted at High Point Fall 2015! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Killer Lighting spotted at High Point Fall 2015! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Killer Lighting spotted at High Point Fall 2015! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Killer Lighting spotted at High Point Fall 2015! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Killer Lighting spotted at High Point Fall 2015! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Killer Lighting spotted at High Point Fall 2015! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

– New twists on old favorites like this great ottoman…

Vanguard Ottoman at High Point Market // www.alwayssummerblog.com

– Mitchell Gold was a breath of fresh air this year!

Mitchell Gold at High Point Market 2015 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Mitchell Gold at High Point Market 2015 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Mitchell Gold at High Point Market 2015 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

– Running into the oh-so-talented Thor Taber!

Thor Taber at High Point // www.alwayssummerblog.com

– Finding a new line of REALLY cool sculptures, mirrors, etc…

Handmade sculpture at Arete // www.alwayssummerblog.com

AMAZING snake mirror at Arete // www.alwayssummerblog.com

– The Swiss Alp theme for the Oly party was SO much fun!

Oly Party at High Point Market 2015 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We are excited for market finds to start rolling in over the coming weeks and months… Be sure to check back often to see what all we’re getting!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you’re having a fantastic week!

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Headed To High Point!

15
OCTOBER
2015

Part of our team is headed to High Point Market today!

Lisa, Marty, Todd, and Lindsey flew out early this morning and are excited about several days of picking out some fantastic new goods to bring back to Ridgeland! We know they have a pretty packed schedule, so we look forward to keeping up with them on Instagram by following the SummerHouse market hashtag #SHGoesToMarket!

#SHGoesToMarket // SummerHouse's trip to High Point on Instagram!

 

Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for some more High Point action as well!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great rest of your week!

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Featured on Inspiration Mississippi

14
OCTOBER
2015

We are so honored that Inspiration Mississippi chose to feature the SummerHouse designers on their blog! In this post, the designers all answered a few questions about their background, the importance of design, how they would describe the SummerHouse Style and more!

>> Read the full post here! >>

Thank you Christina Foto for taking such fantastic pictures of the designers!

SummerHouse Designer Elish Phares Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Designer Camille Holland Parker // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Designer Mary Courtney Johns // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Designer Katy Hines // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Thanks so much for dropping by today! And thanks again to Inspiration Mississippi for the lovely feature! 🙂

Have a great day!

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Pretty + New in the Showroom

12
OCTOBER
2015

Marty got the showroom looking extra pretty last week! We have some beautiful new pieces in, so come in and have a look for yourself! Here’s a peek…

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you see something that particularly catches your eye, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Or see if it’s available on our web store (which we are constantly updating!)

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!

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Inside The Orange Box: Where To Start Designing a Dining Room

25
SEPTEMBER
2015

It’s time for another edition of Inside The Orange Box, where our designers take a moment to talk through common design issues or give little pieces of design advice to you guys! We love picking their minds about specific design-related topics! If you’ve ever got a question you’d like to see our designers’ input on, feel free to comment with your topic idea and we’ll do our best to work it in!

Today’s question is…

When designing a dining room, what do you as a designer find to be the best starting point? What do you pick out first?

INTERIOR DESIGNER LISA PALMER

“When designing a dining room, I usually start with the table. It’s the focal point in the room… usually. In decorating, there are no hard fast rules. So, sometimes I have started with a beautiful gilt mirror and then selected the console for the long wall and so on. The mirror would become the star of the room.”

INTERIOR DESIGNER TODD PRINCE

“With a dining room I love to start out with the rug if one is needed.  That helps establish a stylistic approach and a color palette.”

SummerHouse Interior Designers on Dining Rooms... // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER MARY COURTNEY JOHNS

“The light fixture above the table is often times the focal point so I would consider that to be a major decision when designing a dining room. No matter the style that is being aimed for, this component is crucial for setting the tone for the rest of the room. A statement needs to be made!”

SummerHouse Interior Designers on Dining Rooms... // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER CAMILLE HOLLAND PARKER

“After the table, of course, I love to start with a beautiful wall covering in a dining room! It is fun and can be applied to walls or unexpectedly to the ceiling! It really elevates the design of the space!”

SummerHouse Interior Designers on Dining Rooms... // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER ELISH PHARES MOON

“Dining rooms are fun to design because they don’t have many essentials (dining table, dining chairs, etc…) so there is room, dare I say need, for something bold. There is freedom to design with an unexpected element because formal dining rooms aren’t often used on a daily basis, so wear and tear, neutrality, and practicality aren’t necessarily the driving force. I love to try a rich paint color, a beautiful wall covering, or a bold pattern on drapery. The dining room in itself has the potential to be a homeowner’s best art piece.”

SummerHouse Interior Designers on Dining Rooms... // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGN KATY HINES

“The CHANDELIER!  Lighting can really set the tone for the whole design – dressy, formal, relaxed, informal…  It can also define the style of the room – traditional, modern, or transitional.”

SummerHouse Interior Designers on Dining Rooms... // www.alwayssummerblog.com

For more Orange Box posts, click here!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a fantastic weekend!

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Barbara Westbrook Book Signing Recap

21
SEPTEMBER
2015

We had so much fun hosting the lovely and talented Barbara Westbrook for a book signing on Thursday here at the shop!

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

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

Her book is GORGEOUS (and we still have a few on hand if you still want one!), the food was fabulous (Thanks, La Brioche!), and everyone who came was so much fun to visit with! We think Barbara had a pretty good time! 😉

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated interior design with us! We hope all of you enjoy your new books!

Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!

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