Tranquil Retreat in Delta Magazine

10
MAY
2013

Our very own Elizabeth Gullett was featured in the latest issue of Delta Magazine! This tranquil retreat out in Brandon has a very beachy feel, specifically designed by Elizabeth to compliment the home’s location on the water! When we went out for this shoot, we really did feel like we were on vacation when really we were only minutes from home!

You may remember seeing a few behind-the-scenes shots in this blog post from a few weeks back.

Now, we give you… The actual spread!

DELTA MAGAZINE FEATURES SUMMERHOUSE

Tranquil Retreat by Elizabeth Gullett // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Tranquil Retreat by Elizabeth Gullett // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Tranquil Retreat by Elizabeth Gullett // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Be sure to go out and grab a copy of this month’s Delta Magazine so you can read the full story!

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What you have to look forward to…

08
MAY
2013

WOW.

That’s all we can say about how GORGEOUS the showroom looks right now!
It has seriously never looked better. Marty is so good!

You’re invited to come see the showroom in all it’s beauty for yourself in an extra fun atmosphere tomorrow night at our Barry Dixon event! Here’s what you have to look forward to… (Disclaimer: LOTS of gorgeousness lies ahead in the following photos!)

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
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

Tomorrow night is going to be a blast– we hope to see you out! 🙂

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Two Days Away!

07
MAY
2013

The big Barry Dixon event is THIS Thursday! Only two days away!
We are so excited to host this one-of-a-kind event alongside Arteriors for such a design celebrity as Barry Dixon!

Photo © Tony Powell. Barry Dixon Portraits. Elway House. August 23, 2012

Not only is Barry extremely talented, but he is genuinely one of the nicest people we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know!
We know you’re going to really enjoy talking with him and hearing him share about his design adventures.

In case you haven’t heard, Barry is an Ole Miss graduate, so he is calling this event a homecoming of sorts!
He loves his Mississippi friends and has had some really kind words to say about us Mississippians
(and our homes!) 🙂

“Perhaps the greatest quality a home might possess is that of innate, soulful hospitality,” Barry says. “The South, Mississippi in particular, literally oozes this cardinal quality, and her children take it with them wherever they go…”

Come meet Barry on Thursday night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. over a bite to eat (prepared by James Beard Award winning Chef Derek Emerson of Walker’s and Local 463!) and a Mason Dixon signature cocktail! Raphael Semmes and his trio will also be here providing some groovy tunes to set the mood for the affair!

We look forward to seeing you! Bring your friends!

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Welcome To The Jungle

29
APRIL
2013

Designer Elizabeth Gullett and her fabulous assistat Patricia Robbins completed the install of a cute little boy’s room last week that we are dying to share with you!

Keep in mind, this is only a peek at the room, as the room dweller was very excited about his new hang out space and wasn’t in the mood to let us take a whole bunch of pictures!

Elizabeth was told by the boy’s parents that they wanted there to be a little bit of a theme in the room, and that it had to be kid friendly (of course!), so Elizabeth went with a loose jungle theme!

It turned out beautifully, and is the perfect combo of little boy + clean, timeless design.

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE // SUMMERHOUSE

By Designer Elizabeth Gullett | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

By Designer Elizabeth Gullett | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

GREAT JOB, ELIZABETH!!

Stay tuned for more photos from this project coming soon!

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The Savings Continue…

25
APRIL
2013

The Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Special Order Event is still going on! 

Don’t worry… You haven’t missed out! BUT, it won’t be going on for much longer so make your way up to SummerHouse and get 20% off almost all MGBW special orders while the deal still stands!

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Here are a few lovely Mitchell Gold pieces we have on the floor to get your creative juices flowing!

And in case you’re not familiar with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, they’re all about comfort! Check out their fun mission statement HERE to learn even more about them!

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furniture at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furniture at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

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If you see a style you like, but don’t like the fabric/leather it’s in, no worries! That’s the beauty of a special order! We have hundreds of leathers and fabrics so you can customize a piece to your personal specifications.

Hurry in while these great savings are still available (which won’t be much longer!)
See you soon!

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Progress Report: “The Cabin”

24
APRIL
2013

Do you remember us talking about “The Cabin” a couple of times before? Well, we’ve moved onto the next phase of this beautiful project of Lisa’s and wanted to share the progress with you!

You’ve seen a few snapshots of fabrics and other selections in the older posts about this project, but now that actual walls are up and things are really starting to take shape, we’re all getting really excited about the finished product!

THE CABIN // SUMMERHOUSE

"The Cabin" project progress | by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouseReclaimed wood, gorgeous carpentry, great stains and other selections, and just great overall design make this place ultra cozy, even if it is only halfway done!

"The Cabin" project progress | by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

"The Cabin" project progress | by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

"The Cabin" project progress | by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

"The Cabin" project progress | by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

"The Cabin" project progress | by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

"The Cabin" project progress | by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse
Lisa and Elish double checking that their selections for this bedroom are good. Of course, they were perfect! 🙂

We even ran into some sweet little pups on the way back from The Cabin!
We had to stop and take pictures… They were just too adorable!

Puppies!!

We will continue to keep you updated on this project as things progress! We cannot wait to show you the finished product!

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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
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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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This Has Never Happened Before!

11
APRIL
2013

Ok friends…

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

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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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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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Back Door Sale!

08
APRIL
2013

It’s that time of year again! Time for our annual BACK DOOR SALE!

This is one of the most anticipated weekends at SummerHouse every year, and this go-round, it lasts for TWO days instead of just one! Starting this Friday and finishing up Saturday, we’ll have all of our sale items set up in the old Club Express space just behind Soulshine (still at the Township!)

BACK DOOR SALE

We can’t wait to see you there! Tell your friends– The more the merrier!

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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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Zippity Doo Dah Weekend!

21
MARCH
2013

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

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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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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