A Peek Inside SummerHouse | Oxford

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

The doors of SummerHouse | Oxford have been open for several weeks now, and we are in LOVE with this extension of our brand and business! We wanted to share a peek inside this pretty space so you can see what you have to look forward to next time you get the opportunity to stop by!

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

Our incredible SummerHouse | Oxford team is killing it! We are so proud of them!

SummerHouse opens a new location in Oxford, MS

From left to right, we have Sales Associate Cara Fisher, Interior Designer Rebecca Cornelius (look for a Q&A with her coming very soon!), Store Manager / Designer Stacy Stovall, Interior Designer Jayme Stanley, and Interior Designer Olivia Weeks. 

We are looking forward to a grand opening on January 19th! Keep an eye out for more details in the near future. Until then, thank you so much for stopping by! We love having you be a part of our journey! 🙂

XO!

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Tis The Season For A Sale!

SummerHouse Christmas Sale

We are celebrating Christmas a few days early with a little sale! Well, it’s actually not all that little… 40% off Christmas accessories, ornaments, and wreaths is a big deal! We’re also offering 25% off jewelry, pillows, and throws, all of which make excellent gifts.

These offers are only good IN STORE (at both locations) so make a few minutes to stop in and get some great deals.

We will see you soon!

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Meet The Oxford Team: Stacy Stovall

Meet SummerHouse | Oxford's Store Manager Stacy Stovall!You’ve met Olivia and Cara from our Oxford location. Now it’s time to meet Stacy! Stacy Stovall is the store manager at our pretty new location and we have loved having her as a part of the SummerHouse team! Get to know her a little better here!

Tell us a little about yourself! 

I grew up in McComb, MS, went to Ole Miss, met my husband Tonquin Stovall, and have lived in Jackson for the last 24 years. We have 3 boys Adam, Clark and Shelby. We recently moved to Oxford in August. My husband has a mortgage company called HomeFirst Mortgage with an office in Oxford and in Jackson!

Tell us a little about your design background!

I have a Marketing degree from Ole Miss and have always had a passion for design. Early on I was in sales and marketing, but bought a store called Monogram Magic in 1999 until I sold it in 2010 to have the ability to attend more of my boys’ sporting events. I was immediately hired by Jackson Prep to start a school store from ground up and also worked as the Executive Director for Lefleur East. I got a phone call from Lisa Palmer the first week I moved to Oxford about running the new Summerhouse going in on the square. It has been so much fun watching all the renovations. Such a big transformation!!

Milieu Magazine loveGive us the number one reason you’re excited to be a part of the SummerHouse team.

The number one reason I am excited about the opportunity at Summerhouse is that I feel like it marries everything I have ever done or been involved in into one job. I love designing, managing and selling. I also think it is an amazing opportunity to get to learn from Lisa Palmer!

What is your favorite design publication?

My favorite magazine is Milieu magazine and I adore Pinterest for idea searching!

What’s the best movie you’ve seen recently and why?!

I’m sad to say that I haven’t been to a movie in over two years, so I can’t even remember… I know, pathetic!

What is your favorite local restaurant?

Favorite local restaurant at the moment is St. Leo’s!

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Thank you Stacy! We’re loving getting to work with you!

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Meet The Oxford Team: Cara Fisher

SummerHouse Oxford Sales Associate Cara Fisher The soft opening of SummerHouse | Oxford is THIS week! We can hardly believe it! (We’re planning a big grand opening in January, so we will keep you posted on that once we have more to share!) For now, we want to continue introducing you to our Oxford crew! 🙂

You met Interior Designer Olivia Weeks last week, so today we want to introduce you to Sales Associate Cara Fisher! We have really enjoyed getting to know Cara and are excited for you to get to know her as well! Without any further delay, let’s get to a few questions! 🙂

Tell us a little about you! Where you’re from, where you live, about your family…

I am from Manvel, Texas which is a small town south of Houston, Texas. I grew up in the small town life where everybody knows everybody but, I was close enough to the city to learn how to dream big! I come from a big southern family and I am excited to be joining a new family come May when I get married!

Tell us a little about your professional background! Education, experience, etc…

I am an Ole Miss grad and I’ve most recently worked for a Marketing firm as the Project Coordinator.

Give us the number one reason you’re excited to be a part of the SummerHouse team!

Not only am I excited to be able to spread my creative wings, I am especially excited to work for such an amazing firm. The SummerHouse team is so friendly and kind. I couldn’t ask for a better place to work!

What is your favorite design publication? (It can be a blog, magazine, coffee table book.. anything!)

I recently bought The Magnolia Story by Joanna and Chip Gaines so it’s my current favorite. They just have such a neat story and I love her rustic style!

SummerHouse Oxford Sales Associate Cara Fisher What’s the best movie you’ve seen recently and why?

The best movie I’ve seen so far would have to be The Accountant. My fiancé had to drag me inside and I ended up loving it!

What is your favorite local restaurant and why?

My favorite local restaurant would have to be Boure. I love the crawfish bites and the pan roasted chicken! Plus I’m a sucker for the wooden beams and hardwood floors. It feels like a ski lodge!

What else do we need to know about you?!

One more thing to know about me is that I played volleyball at Ole Miss. When I moved to Oxford to pursue my volleyball career, I never would’ve guessed that I would end up meeting my future husband and making Oxford home but, I am so glad I did!

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Thank you Cara! We are thrilled to have you on board! 🙂

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Meet The Oxford Team: Olivia Weeks

SummerHouse Oxford Interior Designer Olivia WeeksWith our Oxford store opening REALLY SOON (like, next week!), we wanted to start introducing you to the friendly faces you’ll find when you visit SummerHouse Oxford! Olivia Weeks will be an Interior Designer at the new location and we just know y’all will love her. She is so talented and so much fun! Find out a little more about this talented chick with this little Q&A!

Tell us a little about you! Where you’re from, where you live, about your family…

I just usually say I am from Jackson, Mississippi when people ask me that question! I’ve lived in many places throughout the metro-Jackson area. I’ve lived in Madison, Mississippi the majority of my life, but I did spend a year in the Belhaven area after college round one, and now my family is currently living out in the Reservoir area. I currently live in Oxford, Mississippi; I study social work at Ole Miss and I am hoping to pursue humanitarian aid efforts in the future. I have a sweet two-year-old daughter, Ryann; she is my love and my life.

Tell us a little about your design background! Education, experience, all that good stuff…

I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Mississippi in interior design. Prior to joining the Summerhouse team, I worked for a local marketing agency for over a year after college and then for Ethan Allen for a little over a year after that, before deciding to take a huge leap of faith and go back to school to pursue another degree.

Give us the number one reason you’re excited to be a part of the SummerHouse team!

I am excited to be apart of a team that truly loves what they do everyday. Working for Lisa Palmer is amazing; she is an inspiring designer and someone that I think all the designers at Summerhouse should emulate in their designs. She is dedicated to being a great designer and professional and really wants to give her clients the best quality work they deserve. I am so incredibly excited to get started and thankful to her for giving me this opportunity to help her grow her new Oxford, Mississippi location.

SummerHouse Oxford Interior Designer Olivia WeeksWhat is your favorite design publication?

Architectural Digest; I love architecture, and I love the story that architectural details can tell about a place. There are always creative and innovative designs in that magazine and wonderful stories about how these designers created these spaces and what inspired them most. As a designer, this is something I really enjoy doing; finding a neat architectural detail in a space and really bringing it alive through interior design.

What’s the best movie you’ve seen recently and why?

Since I have a two-year-old, going to the movie theater is really out of the question these days, so right now I am watching movies at home. Most recently, I watched “Contact”; I believe it was released in 1997, so it is a little dated, but I love how determined Jodie Foster’s character is about her research. And who knows, maybe we are not the only ones out here in the Universe. I do also want to go see this new movie “Allied” with Marion Cotillar and Brad Pitt over the holidays; I might be able to break away for that one at some point.

What is your favorite local restaurant and why?

Bravo! I never get to go, but the pasta is so yum; I go every year, New Year’s Eve, and then its back to the grind New Year’s Day.

What else do we need to know about you?

As I have gotten older, I see myself becoming more and more obsessed with everything being in its place. If things are moved, I get the slightest bit of anxiety these days. I love reading and I am a huge advocate for reading a book over watching television; I believe that reading and staying educated are important aspects of life and being successful, and journaling seems to help this as well. I enjoying working out and running. I’m running my first half marathon in January; I am excited and nervous at the same time, but I try to keep to the course and maintain a constant training schedule.

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Thank you so much, Olivia, for letting us learn a little more about you. So excited to have you on the Oxford team! We know you’ll do a wonderful job!

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Fourth Annual Give & Get Coat Drive

Stewpot GIVE & GET Coat Drive at SummerHouse

Our Fourth Annual Give & Get Coat Drive is coming up! We are kicking it off at The Township Christmas Open House on Friday, December 2, which you can find out more about here!

Each year, we collect new and gently used coats from you guys and deliver them to the wonderful folks at Stewpot Ministries, one of our favorite local non-profits! For each coat you donate, you get one entry into a drawing for $250 to spend at SummerHouse! The more you bring, the better your chances of winning are! 🙂

Stewpot GIVE & GET Coat Drive at SummerHouse

The last day to get your coats to us is December 20th! We look forward to being able to provide for the less fortunate in our community this Christmas season. Thank you for your help in this!!

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Fig & Dove

We have a new line of Christmas Couture that we are so excited to tell you about! We are the exclusive retailers in our area for the beautiful brand Fig & Dove. You’ve got to see these items in person to truly appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship! These items are hand crafted to compliment elegant design, like the signature SummerHouse Style, during the holidays. Here’s a peek at what you can expect when you come take a look in person!

DOVE ORNAMENT

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

SOLID STOCKINGS

Each stocking is finished with a hand applied gold dove to add Fig & Dove’s signature.

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

EMBROIDERED STOCKINGS

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

FORTUNY STOCKINGS

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

ACRYLIC HOLIDAY ACCESSORIES

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

You can probably see why we are so crazy about this line! We hope to see you coming to check it out very soon!

Fig and Dove hand crafted Christmas couture available at SummerHouse

Thanks so much for dropping in today! We hope you have had a fantastic week!

In case you missed where we posted our holiday schedule, click here!

XO!

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Happy and Bright!

Happy and Bright!

Our showroom is a little happier and brighter these days as we prepare for the holidays just around the corner! We’re loving having little twinkle lights, pretty ornaments, and a little extra greenery adorning our space right now! Here’s a quick little glimpse at the happy + bright fun that’s in store next time you visit us!

Happy and Bright!

Happy and Bright!

Happy and Bright!

Happy and Bright!

Happy and Bright!

Happy and Bright!

Happy and Bright!

Happy and Bright!

Happy and Bright!

Happy and Bright!

Happy and Bright!

Happy and Bright!

Happy and Bright!

Happy and Bright!

Let us help make your home a little happier for the holidays! We also have a fantastic gift selection. We look forward to helping you!

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Study Love

A Seriously Gorgeous Study // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Mississippi

We have some beautiful eye candy for y’all today! How gorgeous is this formal study in one of our favorite homes in Jackson? This room, designed by our very own Lisa Palmer, is elegant, functional, and brimming with high style. We love every detail!

A Seriously Gorgeous Study // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Mississippi

A Seriously Gorgeous Study // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Mississippi

A Seriously Gorgeous Study // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Mississippi

A Seriously Gorgeous Study // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Mississippi

Isn’t it just perfect?! We hope this leaves you inspired today! 🙂 See more from this home here!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! It means so much to us! 🙂 Have a great rest of the week!

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Formal Living

Formal Living in the Glenway Home via alwayssummerblog.com

We’ve recently added several brand new projects to our newly relaunched summerhouseinteriordesign.com site! We’ve also added new photos to existing projects, like this one! Here are some of the shots we added, plus a few more lagniappe photos of the gorgeous formal living room in this Jackson home. Enjoy!

Formal Living in the Glenway Home via alwayssummerblog.com

Formal Living in the Glenway Home via alwayssummerblog.com

Formal Living in the Glenway Home via alwayssummerblog.com

Formal Living in the Glenway Home via alwayssummerblog.com

Formal Living in the Glenway Home via alwayssummerblog.com

Formal Living in the Glenway Home via alwayssummerblog.com

We love the unique color palette in this space. This room makes us want to make a cocktail, sit down on that divine sofa, and just take in the beautiful surroundings! 🙂 Care to join us!? 😉

Great job, Lisa Palmer, for pulling this room together. It’s perfect!

See more from this stunning home here!

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Children’s Den

Children's Den Presentation by Katherine Gatlin at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Designer Katherine Shelton is currently working on pulling together a children’s den and we are so excited to see how this project turns out! The presentation was fun, playful, and sophisticated all at the same time! We love her selections and can’t wait to see the end product!

Take a look at this happy gender-neutral combination of fabrics and colors. Love!

Children's Den Presentation by Katherine Gatlin at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Children's Den Presentation by Katherine Gatlin at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Children's Den Presentation by Katherine Gatlin at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Children's Den Presentation by Katherine Gatlin at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Children's Den Presentation by Katherine Gatlin at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Children's Den Presentation by Katherine Gatlin at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Don’t you just love those colors?! The parents will enjoy that room just as much as the kiddos!

If you’d like help pulling a room in your home together, give us a call! 601-853-4445 We’d LOVE to help!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Touches of Fall

With fall just around the corner, we are getting into the “cozy up our homes” mindset! And we know we’re not alone!

Cozying up for fall doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive! With just a few warm touches, like textured pillows or great fall candles, your home can transform into autumn perfection!

Here are a few of our favorite ways to add a little fall to our showroom and our own homes!!

Touches of Fall

Bayberry Pot

Buff Cowhide Pillow

Cursive Box

The Southerner’s Handbook

Golden Woods Rare Botanic Candle

Amethyst Votive Candle Holder

Cinnamon Ombre Throw

Buckhorn Amber Candle

We hope you’re having a great day! Thanks so much for stopping in today! Always a pleasure to have you here! 🙂

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Seeking Interior Designer!

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

We come to you a little bit sad today because our sweet and talented designer Mary Courtney made the decision a couple of weeks ago to leave SummerHouse and work from home so she can spend more time with her beautiful babies! Her last day was Friday 🙁 We are so happy for her and know this is a great move for her family, but we are SO sad to be losing her!

Because of this transition, we now have a position open! We are looking for a new Interior Designer to join our team!

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Here’s some info about the position:

We are currently seeking qualified interior designers who wish to work in a creative and fast paced environment. Duties include, but are not limited to, showroom sales and full scale interior design projects. Full scale interior design projects include the selection of exterior finishes, interior finishes, furniture and fabric selections, as well as coordinating installations. SummerHouse specializes in beautiful and fashion forward interiors while giving the highest level of client service. Quality benefits and a competitive compensation structure are included. Candidates must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, superb organizational skills, a positive work ethic, strong sales ability and a solid design foundation. A degree in interior design and sales experience in this field is preferred.

And here’s a little bit about your work environment! 🙂

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

If this position sounds like something you’d enjoy, then shoot us your resume! We look forward to hearing from you!

ALSO- if you are in the Oxford, MS area and looking for a design position, click here. We’re hiring for our new location up there! 🙂 Yay!

Hope you’re having a great day so far! Thanks for stopping by!

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New Lynn Sanders Art!

New art by Lynn Sanders

Just last week, our showroom filled up with the prettiest artwork from one of our favorite new artists, Lynn Sanders! We love Lynn’s use of color and her style is just beautiful!! We actually did a fun interview with her not too long ago if you want to check that out!

Here are a few of the pieces we currently have in the showroom. Of course, they’re even prettier in person, so come see them for yourself if you’re able to get by! You’ll be so inspired!

Lynn Sanders Art at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Lynn Sanders Art at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Lynn Sanders Art at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Lynn Sanders Art at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Lynn Sanders Art at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

Lynn Sanders Art at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS

See what we mean?! How gorgeous?! We love every single piece.

We hope all of you had the best weekend! Thanks for dropping in today! 🙂

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Designer of the Week: Katy Sanders

SummerHouse Designer of the Week Katy Sanders Every few weeks, we pick a different designer to feature as our designer of the week! It’s so much fun for us to really focus in on one designer at a time and see what they’ve been working on, what’s caught their eye, and where they turn for inspiration!

Our newest designer of the week is Katy Sanders! This girl has been working extra hard lately and has pulled together some beautiful rooms! Find out about what’s most inspired her lately, her favorite recent project, and much more! Keep reading!

Tell us about a few of your favorite details in a project you’re currently working on!

My latest project involved a complete living room design for a home in the Bridgewater subdivision. Having downsized to one main living area, my clients needed a comfortable, casual, user-friendly space. I chose slipcovered pieces, warm wood tones, and natural fibers.

Here’s a look at the final selections. We cannot wait for the install this fall!

SummerHouse Designer of the Week Katy Sanders

What is your favorite design trend right now?

I am excited to finally see a shift from cooler tones back to natural, earthy palettes. Most recently, I have been drawn to designs that incorporate warm neutrals, jewel tone accents, matte finishes and mixed materials. My husband and I are building a home this fall, and I am looking forward to adding a few of these details myself!

Is there a publication, book, blog, website, or magazine that has just really inspired you lately? Tell us about it!

The fall issue of Milieu Magazine is absolutely stunning and so inspiring. Designer Betsy Brown’s home in Birmingham is featured. It is breathtaking, and her attention to detail is incredible. Some of the most beautiful designs can be found here in the south!

SummerHouse Designer of the Week Katy Sanders

Inspired by Birmingham, AL designer Betsy Brown

Inspired by Birmingham, AL designer Betsy Brown

Inspired by Birmingham, AL designer Betsy Brown

What’s your favorite room in a home to design? Why?

The master bedroom is one of my favorite spaces to design. While many clients overlook this area, I encourage people to make this a priority. I have heard countless times, “No one goes in there but us.” BUT, it is so important. It’s a personal space where you wind down and rejuvenate, and that is definitely worthy of some design attention! I love helping clients transform their bedrooms into relaxing, beautiful retreats.

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Thank you, Katy, for sharing with us! You inspire all of us!

Have a GREAT week and thanks for dropping in today!

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Only The Best In This Guest Room!

Only the best in this guest room!

We have some beautiful eye candy for y’all to enjoy today in the form of a guest bedroom designed by Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend! We love her take on this traditional bedroom and would love to be a guest in this pretty setting any day! 😉

Only the best in this guest room!

Only the best in this guest room!

Only the best in this guest room!

Only the best in this guest room!

Only the best in this guest room!

Only the best in this guest room!

Such a beautiful job, Lindsey! That blue and gray is mesmerizing!

We hope you are having a great week! The weekend is just around the corner!! 😉

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Shop This Room

The next time you’re flipping through a magazine or scrolling through Pinterest and see a room you love or an item that you just can’t live without, save it! Bring it to us! We have access to hundreds (possibly thousands!) of different lines, many of which often land appearances in design publications. So if you see a style of art that you must have in your home, or a light fixture that you can’t live without, let us try to find it! Or something similar!

We love when clients share rooms that inspire them. It helps our designers get a better feel for what makes our clients happy! And happy clients are the ultimate goal of every single job we do!

Since Keri Russell’s home has been one of the most pinned rooms ever on Pinterest (and with good reason– it’s gorgeous!), we decided to use it to show you what sort of beautiful things we have access to!

Shop Keri Russell's living room at SummerHouse!

We can get any/all of this for you! So next time you see a magazine page that sends you into orbit, let us see it! What inspires you inspires us. We love getting to design for you guys!

Thanks for dropping by today. Hope you’re having a great week!

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Chic + Family Friendly Media Room

Family Friendly Media Room in Portico Jackson Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Have you seen the latest issue of Portico Jackson? We recently had a media room featured!! And it is perfect! Chic, family friendly, and functional. Does it get any better? Look at this beautiful space by Lisa and former SH Designer Todd Price (who just moved to Cali! We miss you Todd!!)

Family Friendly Media Room in Portico Jackson Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Family Friendly Media Room in Portico Jackson Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Family Friendly Media Room in Portico Jackson Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Family Friendly Media Room in Portico Jackson Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Family Friendly Media Room in Portico Jackson Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Isn’t this the coziest room?! The perfect place to hang out with family watching movies and playing games! Great job, Lisa and Todd. We know these clients are super happy, which is ultimately what it’s all about! 🙂

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New To The Showroom

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We have a few new groupings on the showroom floor that are simply breathtaking! Beautiful color mixed with perfect neutrals… Lovely accessories, unique art, one of a kind pieces… Here are a few snaps of the newest vignettes!

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you see anything you like, give us a call (601-842-7784) or leave a comment below to find out more! We are happy to answer any questions! 🙂

Thank you for checking in with us today! Hope you have a great one!

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Designer of the Week: Elish Phares Moon

SummerHouse Interior Designer of the Week: Elish Phares Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.comWe’re beginning a new round of our always popular Designer of the Week series! Going first is Interior Designer Elish Phares Moon! We love having this girl as a part of our team and love hearing more about her favorite project to date, the item she longs to have in her house, and much more! Keep reading! 🙂
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What is your favorite design trend right now and why?

My favorite design trend right now is actually designers who are using their expertise to explore designs a little off the beaten path. In a new generation of clients who are Pinterest, HGTV, and internet educated it’s sometimes difficult for interior designers to “wow” their clients. I love seeing designs that aren’t replicas of the most commonly pinned bathroom on Pinterest. I’m not pointing fingers- I’m definitely guilty of sometimes seeking inspiration online before wracking my own brain. But I’ve been really inspired lately not by perfectly replicated designs, but by the designers and clients who take a little liberty with trying out new things!

We know designers always have a little pile of samples of things that they hope to be able to use in their own homes one day… Tell us about one thing that’s in your current pile and why you love it or how you plan to use it!

I am very guilty of having a “happy” pile for my future home. Right now my favorite thing is the most unessential. I am completely in love with a jeweled Samuel & Sons trim. I stare at it longingly often and dream of ways to make it work. Of course, having a seasoned design eye, I chose something very costly. I’m just like my clients though- I need to be practical. I need a home that is inviting and that doesn’t have a warning sign at the door- “no one under the age of 5, though sippy cups are welcome”. I need practical! But that doesn’t mean I haven’t ruled out a gorgeous trim on future drapery. Your home has to make YOU happy first and foremost. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

SummerHouse Interior Designer of the Week: Elish Phares Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

What’s your favorite room in a home to design? Why?

 My favorite room to design is a living room. It’s the heartbeat of the house (second only to the kitchen) where many memories are made. I like the challenge of creating a beautiful but functional space. That one room really needs to be the full package. It has to be visually appealing, functional, the hub for the house. I think a successful living room design is incredibly rewarding.

Tell us about your favorite project to date and what you love about that particular project! 

My favorite project to date has been a roughly 14 month project in Oxford, MS. We just had our first install for the project last week and I’ve never had a more rewarding experience. It wasn’t the scale of the project (though large), the budget, or the location. It was an incredibly close relationship with a client equally dedicated to not sacrificing details in her home. The projects that I consistently walk away from feeling accomplished and gratified, are the ones that reflect an open and communicative relationship with my client. It shows in every detail: the cohesiveness of rooms, materials, etc.. We worked hard to be on the same page throughout and I think it shows. I feel very grateful for the opportunity to have learned so much and gained such experience… and to have a project I can walk away from proud I have my name on it.

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