Give Art

We are SO excited about the huge shipment of new Lynn Sanders art we just got in last week! Lynn’s art quickly became some of our most favorite because of her unique style and her impeccable use of color! We have several of her large canvas pieces adorning our showroom walls. This most recent shipment, however, was of lots of lovely little small pieces!! These unframed originals, in all different sizes, start at just $95. What perfect gifts these would make for just about anyone! AND, we have some great connections when it comes to framing, so we can help you take care of that part, too, if you wish!

We are SO in love with these that we got a little photo happy… So… Here are a ton of photos of these beautiful new pieces. They are all so pretty, though, we didn’t think you’d mind lots of pictures! 😉

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

Original Art by Lynn Sanders at SummerHouse in Ridgeland

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Holiday Open House TONIGHT!

Stewpot GIVE & GET Coat Drive at SummerHouse

Happy Friday! You made it! Way to go! 🙂

We wanted to remind you of the Christmas Open House going on at The Township tonight! From 5 p.m. til 8 p.m., businesses at The Township will be open with refreshments, opportunities to enter raffles, and special deals and discounts! We hope to see you come by! We have an outstanding selection of gift items sure to make you look like the best gift giver EVER!

The Township's Christmas Open House

Tonight is also the kickoff of our Fourth Annual GIVE & GET COAT DRIVE! For each new or gently used coat you bring to donate to Stewpot Community Services, you get one entry into a raffle for $250 to SummerHouse! Bring ten coats, get ten entries! Every single coat is SO much appreciated by our sweet friends at Stewpot!!!

Stewpot GIVE & GET Coat Drive at SummerHouse

Stewpot GIVE & GET Coat Drive at SummerHouse

The coat drive kicks off tonight but you have until the 20th to get your coats added to the donation!

We are thankful for such a generous client base who loves giving, especially during the Christmas season! Thank y’all for making our community extra great!

We look forward to seeing y’all tonight at the open house!

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Holiday Shop

SummerHouse Holiday Shop

Our Holiday Shop is now open for business! We have added new items this year (like those vintagey silver bells in the above photo!), brought back some old favorites, and are ready to serve you and your holiday gift and accessory needs! Here are a few of our newer items as well as a few favorites!

SummerHouse Holiday Shop

Milagro Arrow Ornament

SummerHouse Holiday Shop

Light Gray Stocking with Cuff

SummerHouse Holiday Shop

Round Gold Flask

SummerHouse Holiday Shop

Cage Quartz Ornament

SummerHouse Holiday Shop

Starlight LED Wire String Lights

SummerHouse Holiday Shop

Parliament of Owls Ornament

See much more HERE! And don’t forget about the special we have going right now on gift cards! Online ONLY, through December 2nd, we’re offering 20% savings on gift cards with the code SHCYBER16!

Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by! XO!

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MAD et LEN

MAD et LEN at SummerHouse

Our newest line of home scents, MAD et LEN, is hands down one of the most unique lines we carry! MAD et LEN is based in France and is committed to its craft. Their candles are hand poured to order, their signature black metal containers are hand forged, and their scents are beyond divine! These high end, organic scents are absolutely fantastic. We cannot say enough about how much we love this line!

Take a look at this beautiful display and come treat yourself by checking it all out in our shop. You will not be sorry!

MAD et LEN at SummerHouse

MAD et LEN at SummerHouse

MAD et LEN at SummerHouse

MAD et LEN at SummerHouse

MAD et LEN at SummerHouse

MAD et LEN at SummerHouse

We promise you’ll find a scent that completely takes you away! All of us up here have our favorites! <3

Thanks so much for dropping in today! We love having you stop by! 🙂

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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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SummerHouse Holiday Schedule

With the holidays right here upon us, we wanted to go ahead and share our holiday schedule with you! We will be closed a couple of days surrounding Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year, so here’s our plan! (This is just for the Ridgeland store, by the way! We’ll keep you as updated as we can on firm dates regarding the Oxford shop once we have them!)

SummerHouse Holiday 2016 Schedule

Speaking of Thanksgiving and Christmas… Our online HOLIDAY SHOP is now open! We’ve added a few new things and updated a few favorites! You can check it out right here!

Thanks for dropping by today! And in case you missed our Designer of the Week feature on Katherine, head this way!

Happy Thursday!

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Designer of the Week Katherine Shelton

SummerHouse Designer of the Week Katherine SheltonOur newest Designer of the Week is Katherine Shelton! We love having Katherine as a part of our team. She is such a hard worker and filled with so many great ideas!!

Let’s get on to her Designer of the Week Q&A!

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

All of my projects lately, no matter the color palate, seem to have a lot of texture in them. From all of the fabrics to the finishes on the furniture and the accessories as well as the art. And I am Loving it. I LOVE textures!!! They make me very happy!

What is your favorite design trend right now (and why?)

I currently have several favorite design trends. I really like all the carrera marble we are seeing. It seems to be everywhere! Floors in the kitchen and bathrooms, backsplashes and walls. At SummerHouse we have just gotten in some of the cutest picture frames and coasters mixed with carrera marble and wood. Love them! I am also really liking chevron pattern floors… You can lay this pattern with wood, natural stone, or brick. Just makes a small or large space so interesting and can give a room that designer look instantly. Of coarse we want to keep this at a minimum in one home! And lastly, I love all of the brushed gold! It is all the rage. From cabinet hardware and bath fixtures to lamps and chandeliers. And mixing it with grey paint colors and carrera marble is my favorite look. You can also find brushed gold on furniture nail heads and casters and all kinds of accessories come in this finish.

SummerHouse Designer of the Week Katherine Shelton

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

I Love the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles. It is always so full of fresh ideas. I am also very fond of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles because I lived Buckhead and truly miss living in in that beautiful city. I hope to one day be able to move back. Everyone drums to their own beat. The homes are all so unique to the personalities of each homeowner. I love all of the creativity and uniqueness shown in this publication each and every time it comes out.

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

My very favorite space to design in a home is a child’s bedroom. It is where I can be the most creative, the most fun, and the most colorful or bold in pattern play. The look on a child’s face when you reveal the space to them is also so wonderful. Wallpaper or fun paint on the walls, modern mixed with antique or vintage pieces, fun built in play spaces or desk areas, a mixture of original art, photography, and prints and custom bedding and window treatments are just a few important key factors on creating a fabulous baby, child, or teen bedroom.

SummerHouse Designer of the Week Katherine Shelton

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Thank you, Katherine! Great answers! Love it all!!!

SummerHouse Designer of the Week Katherine Shelton

Thanks to all of you for dropping in! We appreciate it so much! Hope you are having a great week!!

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More Oxford News!

Y’all have heard that we are opening a shop in Oxford, right?! We are so excited about this new venture, and now that we’ve got our Oxford team of designers nailed down, we’re even more excited to share more about them with you very soon!

SummerHouse is coming to Oxford, MS!

SummerHouse is coming to Oxford, MS!

One of our favorite blogs, Inspiration Mississippi, did a feature promoting our Oxford shop, which is on tap to open next month! See lots of pretty photos and read more about the Oxford location here!

Thanks so much for dropping by today! We appreciate you keeping up with us! Have a great weekend!

 

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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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Christmas at the Cabin

Christmas at the Cabin

Have you picked up the latest issue of Social South Magazine? The most beautiful cabin designed by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend was featured in all of its Christmas glory and it could not be more stunning!! We love the simplicity and charm. Lindsey worked with the homeowners in the beginning stages of construction, and completed the project not only with furniture, soft goods, and accessories, but with Christmas decorations so their home would be holiday party ready!

Click here to see the digital version or grab a hard copy the next time you’re in the store!

Christmas at the Cabin

Christmas at the Cabin

Christmas at the Cabin

Here are a few extra photos of this pretty cabin that you won’t see in the magazine! All captured by photographer James Patterson

Christmas at the Cabin

Christmas at the Cabin

Christmas at the Cabin

Christmas at the Cabin

Christmas at the Cabin

Christmas at the Cabin

Christmas at the Cabin

 We hope all of you had a great weekend! Thanks for dropping by today! XO!

 

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Believe It Or Not

Recliners. Men love ’em, women hate ’em. (Generally speaking!)

Thankfully, several of our furniture lines carry recliners that make everyone happy, believe it or not!!! In many cases, men are more concerned with comfort and women are more concerned with style, so we are excited to share with you a roundup of some of our favorite comfortable AND stylish recliners! Check these out!

Recliners that make both men AND women happy! Stylish & Comfortable // more on alwayssummerblog.com!

Recliners that make both men AND women happy! Stylish & Comfortable // more on alwayssummerblog.com!

Recliners that make both men AND women happy! Stylish & Comfortable // more on alwayssummerblog.com!

Recliners that make both men AND women happy! Stylish & Comfortable // more on alwayssummerblog.com!

Recliners that make both men AND women happy! Stylish & Comfortable // more on alwayssummerblog.com!

Recliners that make both men AND women happy! Stylish & Comfortable // more on alwayssummerblog.com!

Recliners that make both men AND women happy! Stylish & Comfortable // more on alwayssummerblog.com!

All of these can be special ordered in a fabric or leather of your choosing, so if you see a style you love, it can be made perfect just for you!! Our designers can get you all fixed up! Just give us a call (601-842-7784) and ask to talk to one of them!

Thank you for dropping by today. We hope you had a very happy Halloween! Hope to see you soon!

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White on White

We absolutely love all white spaces. White on white is crisp, neutral, both modern AND traditional, and simply soothing. All white spaces start with all white walls and trim, so we hit up our design staff for their favorite white + white combos. We love what they’ve picked!

The SummerHouse designers weigh in on their favorite white on white paint color combinations! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Design Assistant Anabel Webb prefers the Benjamin Moore combo Decorator’s White with Simply White on the trim. Design Assistant Camille Holland Parker likes White Dove on White Dove! Design Assistant Krystle Short’s pick is Ben Moore’s Navajo White on the walls with Farrow & Ball James White on the trim. Designer Katy Sanders likes all Ben Moore Ivory White on both walls AND trim! Lindsey Townsend loves Ben Moore Moonlight White with Simply White on the trim. Katy Carone’s pick is Ben Moore Glacier White on the wall with White Dove on the trim.

Designer Elish Phares Moon likes the monochromatic Ben Moore Moonlight White on both walls and trim and tells us why it’s so beautiful!

“One color? For the walls AND trim? It may sound too good to be true, but in this case, less is more. Although it’s a little too much restraint for some personalities, an all white house is incredibly inviting. It took me a while to get on board. I thought “all white? and stifle my creativity? Leave a huge canvas… blank? NEVER! ” I first tried this combo with a client in Oxford… when I finally saw the finished product it was love at first sight. I loved it so much I did it in my own home- and I fall a little more in love with it each day.”

Great picks, designers. Do YOU have a favorite white on white combo? Tell us in the comments below!

 

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Pink Ribbon Sale

SummerHouse Pink Ribbon Sale to help end the fight against breast cancer

We have some REALLY exciting news to share with you!! Starting 10/15 and running through the end of the month, we are having a Pink Ribbon Sale!

SummerHouse Pink Ribbon Sale to help end the fight against breast cancer

So many of our staff have family or close friends who have been affected by breast cancer, so we want to give YOU the opportunity to get some beautiful furnishings at 30% off AND help end the fight against breast cancer by donating a portion of sales through the end of the month to breast cancer research.

We think you’ll find some BEAUTIFUL pieces marked down, like these (or any others with pink ribbons on the tags)…

SummerHouse Pink Ribbon Sale to help end the fight against breast cancer

SummerHouse Pink Ribbon Sale to help end the fight against breast cancer

SummerHouse Pink Ribbon Sale to help end the fight against breast cancer

…And you’ll be helping a very worthy cause! We can’t wait to see you very soon!!

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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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Designer of the Week: Lindsey Townsend

SummerHouse Interior Designer of the Week Lindsey Townsend Our current Designer of the Week is Lindsey Townsend! This talented, beautiful, hard-working chick keeps us constantly inspired with her amazing projects! We love being able to work alongside Lindsey! Get to know her a little better as a designer in this Q&A!

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

I am very excited to be working on a new construction project with a renowned architect. The home is just in its beginning phase and will take about 18 months from start to finish to complete. The architecture and landscape plan is absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to add my touches to the interior design. The style of the home is French Caribbean. It will be flooded with natural light, beautiful antique beams, oak floors, Limestone fireplaces and oyster Firerock concrete pavers throughout the exterior. I plan to devote much detail and attention to everything in the interior from the cabinetry, ceilings, doors styles, hardware, stone selections, lighting, and color palette throughout.

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

I have really been inspired lately by Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine. Luxe has a strong focus on the architecture of a home and how it relates to the interior. Which I feel is so important. The interior design of a home should flow seamlessly with the architecture and surroundings of the space. I am in the middle of a few projects I have been working on from the ground up. Luxe has been very helpful with inspiration for new flooring designs and door and cabinetry details, along with wood stains and ceiling details.

SummerHouse Interior Designer of the Week Lindsey Townsend

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

My favorite space to design in a home would be the Living Room. It is where most of your time is spent with family and entertaining friends. It usually sets the tone for the design of the rest of the home. It is most often the largest space, so I can be creative with furniture layouts, mixing of pieces, layering of textures and color palettes.

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

I am very proud of a new construction home I completed earlier this year. I spent over 2 years on the project. The architect and builder on the project were great. We all worked very well together. It is absolutely imperative to have a good team behind you, that works well together when completing a project of this scope. The home is on the water at Lost Rabbit. The architecture itself was very inspiring. To list just a few features… It is flooded with natural light, beautiful stone and tile selections, unique lighting, an art collection that is to die for, and a 22′ glass Nano Wall that completely opens up to the main level balcony. The clients were absolutely amazing and really committed to my design plan for the entire house. It turned out beautifully and was recently photographed. Should be up on our website very soon!

SummerHouse Interior Designer of the Week Lindsey Townsend

Thanks so much, Lindsey! Keep up the great work!! 🙂

View past Designer of the Week interviews here!

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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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Simple Sophistication

Do you ever just look at a room and think, “Ah, how beautiful are the colors in here?!” even if the room is mostly neutral!? We find ourselves saying something like that quite often so we’ve decided to start sharing some photos of our projects and the inspiring colors that create those spaces! We hope to inspire you and open your eyes to the depth of beautifully designed spaces. Even when they seem so simple! Stay tuned for more in our new Inspired By series! But for now, take a look at this pretty space and just take in the beautiful color of a room that some may consider to be rather “colorless!”

Color palette inspired by simple sophistication // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We hope this room makes you as happy as it makes us! Isn’t it beautiful? Designed by our very own Lisa Palmer 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!!

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