Happy Christmas

Christmas with SummerHouse

Happy Friday to all of you! We wanted to remind you that we will be closed tomorrow (Saturday) and Monday in observance of Christmas!! We ARE open today, though, so feel free to stop on by and finish that last minute shopping. We have fantastic gifts in stock and we even can gift wrap for you. Easy!

Today, we wanted to share a few of our favorite holiday photos from the past several SummerHouse years. We hope these leave you inspired and excited about the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas with SummerHouse

Christmas with SummerHouse

Christmas with SummerHouse

Christmas with SummerHouse

Christmas with SummerHouse

Christmas with SummerHouse

Thank y’all for being the best clients in the world. We love getting to work with you and count ourselves very thankful!

Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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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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Before And After (This is MAJOR!)

Beautiful Southern Home

We have a VERY exciting BEFORE & AFTER project to show you today! We are thrilled with how this project turned out. Lisa Palmer worked for literally years on this project with these sweet clients! It turned out beautifully!

Although this maybe isn’t *technically* a before and after, it’s pretty amazing to see the end result, when all we could see for so long was construction!

Here are some “before” photos… Keep reading for the gorgeous finished product!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Now take a look at the end result! It could not have turned out any more beautifully!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

Stunning Southern home from start to finish!

To see MANY more photos of this stunning project, check out our newest project added to SummerHouseInteriorDesign.com!

Lisa Palmer, we are in constant awe of your incredible design skills! So, so beautiful!

To see more SummerHouse design projects, visit SummerHouseInteriorDesign.com! Thank you for dropping by today! 🙂

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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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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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