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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Inspiration for Fall

Since Monday was the official first day of fall, it seemed like the perfect time to share a little autumn inspiration with y’all! The oh-so-talented Camille Parker pulled together this pretty board of inspo that you may remember seeing while flipping through the pages of Inspiration Mississippi Magazine!

Fall mood board by SummerHouse for Inspiration Mississippi

We love the warmth of this pretty mix! Don’t you?!

Come by any time and talk to a designer about helping you warm up your home for the cooler temps that we just know are around the corner! (hopefully sooner rather than later!)

Thanks so much for dropping in today! Have a great one!

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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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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Fall Sale!

Now through October 2, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is having their annual FALL EVENT! Save 20% on just about everything MGBW. Stock AND special order! Now is the time to get your home ready for your holiday guests! (Thanksgiving is not that far away!) We recommend a cozy, chic sleeper sofa so you can house just a few extra overnight guests! And of course with each passing year, your family is likely growing! Why not invest in a new set of dining chairs?

MGBW Fall Sale at SummerHouse!

Here are a few pretty rooms put together with ALL Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furnishings… How beautiful are these?!

MGBW Fall Sale at SummerHouse!

MGBW Fall Sale at SummerHouse!

MGBW Fall Sale at SummerHouse!

MGBW Fall Sale at SummerHouse!

Come in and talk to one of our talented designers about how they can help make your home just a little more you while saving a few bucks! 🙂 We look forward to seeing you!

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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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Inside Arabella

Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear // Commercial Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse

Lisa recently finished up a really fun commercial design project at a brand new locally owned lingerie shop called Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear, located on Jackson Street in Ridgeland!

Our photographer friend Anna got some great shots of the space that we are so excited to share! Next time you’re in need of a great new swimsuit, or are looking for a gift for a lingerie shower, Arabella is worth a visit! Here’s what you’ll find when you visit!

Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear // Commercial Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse

Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear // Commercial Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse

Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear // Commercial Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse

Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear // Commercial Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse

Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear // Commercial Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse

Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear // Commercial Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse

Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear // Commercial Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse

Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear // Commercial Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse

Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear // Commercial Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse

Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear // Commercial Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse

Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear // Commercial Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse

Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear // Commercial Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse

Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear // Commercial Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse

Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear // Commercial Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse

Arabella Fine Lingerie and Swimwear // Commercial Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse

The beautiful pieces and fixtures Lisa chose to go in this space compliment the beautiful merchandise PERFECTLY!! Be sure to stop in and check it out in person next time you’re in the area!

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Big Impact In A Small Room

powder rooms

In this edition of Inside The Orange Box, our designers are talking about powder rooms! Specifically, how to make the biggest impact in the smallest room of the house! Our question to them was, “If you could only change one thing in a powder room, what would you change that makes the biggest impact?”

Here’s what they had to say!

INTERIOR DESIGNER KATY SANDERS

The walls!  Whether it is a dark, saturated paint color or a fun wallcovering, this is the best way to make a big impact in a small space!

SummerHouse designers share the most impactful changes that can be made in a powder room

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INTERIOR DESIGNER MARY COURTNEY JOHNS

Lighting makes a huge impact in such a small space. There is a fine balance between there being too much and too little. Having sconces as well as a chandelier allow for plenty of direct light on your face while looking in the mirror as well as illumination for the overall room. This also makes the room feel more substantial and open. Choose some standout fixtures to increase the impact factor!

SummerHouse designers share the most impactful changes that can be made in a powder room

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INTERIOR DESIGNER ELISH MOON

So this may not be the simplest answer, but it depends on what state the bathroom is in. If you have decent cabinetry and stone already, try a new paint color or wallcovering. If the countertop is an eyesore, invest in some beautiful stone. (Some powder bathrooms might be small enough to score a deal on a stone remnant!)  Another easy update is new lighting! Get creative and evaluate your priorities.

SummerHouse designers share the most impactful changes that can be made in a powder room

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INTERIOR DESIGNER KATIE CARONE

Picking a dramatic new paint color or wallcovering is always the quickest and easiest change that can make such a huge difference in a powder room, assuming no major updates or remodels need to occur. Second to this would be updating the fixtures and/or lighting.

SummerHouse designers share the most impactful changes that can be made in a powder room

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If you need help making your bathrooms and powder rooms beautiful, we’re here for you! That’s what our designers do! 😉 Give us a call! 601-853-4445.

We hope you’re having a great day! Thanks for checking in!

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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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