Meet Our Fabric Librarian, Jaclyn!

17
APRIL
2013

JACLYN PETTYMeet one of the newest members of our ever-growing SummerHouse family!

Jaclyn Petty, our outstanding part-time Fabric Librarian, answers a few questions for us so we can get to know her just a little better!

Q: In a nutshell, tell us what you do up here at SummerHouse!
A: I am the Fabric Organizer/Librarian! In a nutshell, I maintain the fabric library by organizing samples and reference materials, adding new information as needed, and deleting dated info.

Q: Where did you to go college and what did you major in?
A: I graduated from Mississippi State University in May 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design.

Q: What’s your favorite spring trend this year?
A: All the new spring colors and patterns. Bright florals and polka dots are so adorable.

Q: What’s your favorite movie these days?
A: Oooh My favorite recent movie would have to be Life of Pi. It was such a great book and the movie was just unforgettable. The 227 days at sea are a test of physique, mental adaptation and faith, and Suraj Sharma makes Pi’s spiritual journey as convincing as his nautical one. So beautiful!

A sample of Jac's mad organization skills!
A sample of Jac’s mad organization skills!

Q: If you could choose one artist to listen to 24/7, who would it be?
A: Beyonce, of course

Q: What’s your favorite way to enjoy caffeine?
A: Coffee! Isn’t that the only way?

Q: Got any fun trips planned for the summer?
A: I actually recently bought Beyonce tickets for her concert in July. You have no idea how excited I am!

Q: What else do we need to know about you?! Spill it!!
A: I love painting in my spare time. Abstract landscapes is one of my favorite things to paint!

Thank you, Jaclyn, for coming in every day and tackling the sometimes-daunting (actually, often-daunting!) resource library with a smile on your face! We love having you up here!

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“Home Away From Home” Master Bedroom Design

15
APRIL
2013

Lisa and Elish have a beautiful ongoing project with a very dear client who lives in a fantastic Fondren home, and the master bedroom in this home has recently been completed!

HOME AWAY FROM HOME // SUMMERHOUSE // RIDGELAND, MS

Lisa on this bedroom:

“When I first met with my client, the first thing I noticed about this room was that the original furnishings were out of scale. The bed was too small for the space, the side tables were too small, and the rug was too small. So my challenge was to make sure that the pieces I selected would fit in this very large room with large walls and tall ceilings.”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“My client wanted a sitting area where they could watch television, but they also wanted to be able to watch television from their bed, so I had that challenge too.”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“The client wanted the bedroom to be a “home away from home.” My design approach was to make it light and airy and soft so I chose fabrics that were a mixture of natural linen, velvet, and even a washable velvet on the swivel chairs and ottoman in the sitting area. When you’re going white on upholstery, that kind of thing is important!”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“There’s a lot of custom work in this space as well. The bed, the etagere, the desk, and the side tables were all custom made. In fact, the desk was touched by four different artisans!”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“There was some renovation in the space as well. We changed an old, low cased archway by raising it and adding old beams. We redesigned the fireplace, mantle, and stonework to give it a fresh look. And we repainted all the walls.”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“The room is now updated, bright, and I think really beautiful.”

This is what we call a MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
What is your favorite aspect of this space?

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This Has Never Happened Before!

11
APRIL
2013

Ok friends…

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

backdoor-sale

Everything in this picture, plus MUCH MORE, will be for sale tomorrow at hugely discounted prices. Everything must go!!

Doors open tomorrow morning at 10, then again on Saturday at 10. And don’t forget that we’ll be in the old Club Express location just behing Soulshine Pizza. This is still at the Township, just in a different location from sales past!

We look forward to seeing you! Call us if you have any trouble! 601-853-4445

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Oxford Condo Before and After

11
APRIL
2013

Here’s a great BEFORE and AFTER to get your day started off on the right foot!

This Oxford, MS condo, designed by Todd Prince, is the perfect example of how to do a LOT in a small space!

Here’s what Todd was working with:

BEFORE AND AFTER // SUMMERHOUSE

And here is how Todd transformed this space

SummerHouse Before & After
AFTER

According to Todd, the client wanted to fit as much seating as possible into the small living room since they do a good bit of entertaining, particularly during football season. The client’s personal style is a little bit dressy, but things also needed to be family friendly, so Todd incorporated a pair of tight back sofas, some durable linen chairs (which you can’t see), and some movable Hickory Chair benches that are just as beautiful as they are purposeful. These can be moved all over the condo to provide extra seating wherever needed!

The client’s artwork was the starting point for what turned out to be a beautiful space! Kudos on a great job, Todd!

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Behind The Scenes: Delta Magazine Photo Shoot

Yesterday, designer Elizabeth Gullett and sidekick Laurel Donahoo spent the afternoon at a photo shoot for Delta Magazine! The shoot was of a GORGEOUS master bedroom that Elizabeth designed perfectly, using soft blues, grays, and whites. Here’s a peek at what you can expect in the next issue of Delta Magazine!

Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Photographer Greg Campbell in action

We can’t wait to see the finished product!

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Back Door Sale!

08
APRIL
2013

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

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

BACK DOOR SALE

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

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Barry Dixon Event Update!

05
APRIL
2013

We updated our Facebook cover photo (you like us on Facebook, right?!) to serve as a little reminder that our exciting Barry Dixon event is coming up in just a little over a month!

BARRY DIXON COMES TO SUMMERHOUSE

If you haven’t already, be sure to make plans to attend SummerHouse on May 9th to meet internationally renown interior designer Barry Dixon as he signs copies of his latest book, Barry Dixon Inspirations, and gives guests a peek at his brand new collection with Arteriors!

It’ll be a wonderful night with a little live music, some savory Southern fare, and a lot of design inspiration! We are looking so forward to this event and can’t wait to see you here on Thursday evening, May 9th!

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DL & Company + Modern Alchemy Candles

04
APRIL
2013

We’ve got some fine new candles at the shop that we are just totally in love with!

DL & Company and their sister company Modern Alchemy are purveyors of some extremely good smelling and gorgeous candles (and they’re very different from your run-of-the-mill candle scents!)

Modern Alchemy at SummerHouse

Not only does this compnay have great looking/smelling candles, but they also have some super cool matches! We love these skull boxed matches…

Skull Matches | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

How beautiful are these white and gold containers?! Once you’re finished with the candles, you’re left with a beautiful vase to keep your favorite pens all in one spot or a gorgeous flower holder!

DL & Company Candles | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

These colorful gift sets are also pretty fab. Each set comes with four smaller candles, all of which are different scents, and all of which smell deeee-vine!

Modern Alchemy Candles | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Come in when you have a chance and smell for yourself how fabulous these all are!
We’ll be on the lookout for ya!

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Did Someone Say 20% Off?!

29
MARCH
2013

It’s that time of year again…

Time for the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Special Order Event!!

MGBW SALE EVENT

Going on now, and for a limited time only, enjoy 20% savings on almost any Mitchell Gold special order! Upholstery… Case pieces… Rugs… Lighting…

To make the deal even sweeter, Lisa has decided to put some sale tags on a whole lot of in-stock furnishings as well! So the fabulous deals are not just limited to Mitchell Gold!

Come see us and let one of our designers help you pick out the perfect pieces for your home!

Can’t wait to see you! And have a great Easter weekend!

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Garden & Gun

26
MARCH
2013

We’re pretty excited…

Why, you ask?

Our first ever Garden & Gun ad has just come out! The newest issue of this fabulous magazine (all about the best food/art/interiors/music/sport/travel the South has to offer) is a GREAT one.

We’re excited to be in the pages of this publication amongst some of the South’s hottest!

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Take a minute to flip through and please come back and let us know what you think of our ad (which is on page 68!) And for more photos from the interior featured in the ad (designed by Elizabeth Gullett), go to this page of our website!

SummerHouse's Ad in Garden & Gun

Hope everyone is having a great week!

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Happy Birthday, Marty!

25
MARCH
2013

Happy happy birthday to our sweet, dear, wonderful Marty Smith!

Marty wears a thousand hats around here and we are so thankful for all she does to keep us in order! She’s our business manager + showroom merchandiser + event planner + so many other things and SummerHouse absolutely could not run without her!

To celebrate, we had a few Gigi’s cupcakes from our Township neighbor! 🙂

Happy Birthday Marty!

We love you Marty! Hope your birthday is the best!

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Pink Bedroom Perfection

25
MARCH
2013

Our new Designers Guild bedding is here!

We are all crazy about how pretty this perfectly pink bed is! The floral pillows are causing everyone to take a second look at this beautiful grouping! And it’s easy to see why…

PINK BEDROOM PERFECTION //SummerHouse

Pink Bedroom Perfection | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Pink Bedroom Perfection | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Pink Bedroom Perfection | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

We’re so in love! Hurry up, Spring!
Do you like this pretty pink as much as we do?

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Zippity Doo Dah Weekend!

21
MARCH
2013

Happy Zippity Doo Dah weekend everyone! One of the biggest weekends in Fondren is finally here!

Zippity Doo Dah weekend in Fondren

With all the events of the weekend, which we’ll highlight shortly, Marty thought it would be a great time to spruce up our Interiors Market booth, so she did just that, and has it looking rather fabulous. Here are a couple of quick photos…

SummerHouse's Interiors Market Booth

SummerHouse's Interiors Market Booth

SummerHouse's Interiors Market Booth

SummerHouse's Interiors Market Booth

Be sure to stop in and visit if you’re at one of these super fun events over the course of the next 72 hours! (We are the first booth you’ll come to if you take an immediate right when you walk in the door!)

List of Events:

Thursday (3/21) TONIGHT:
Arts, Eats, and Beats. 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday (3/22):
Sweet Potato Queen Big Hat Luncheon and Cake Competition at Sal & Mookie’s. 11 a.m.
Unzipped Fashion Event Runway Show at The Cedars 11 a.m.
The Bouffants (live music) on Duling. 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Clydesdale Restaurant Hop at all Fondren restaurants. 6 p.m.

Saturday (3/23):
Children’s Character Breakfast at Walker’s Drive-In. 8 a.m.
ColorMeRad 5K starts at JSU. 9 a.m.m
Sal & Mookie’s Children’s Carnival 10 a.m.
Fonren’s Zippity Doo Dah Parade through the streets of Fondren. Starts at dusk (around 6:45 p.m.)

For more details on any of these events, visit this website.

We hope to see you out in Fondren this weekend! 

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Little Teaser

20
MARCH
2013

We’ve got a little treat for you today! Here is a peek at a house that is still underway, but nearing completion. Lisa and Elish have been working on this project for months now, and seeing the finish product always makes the hard work so worth while!

DREAM KITCHEN // SUMMERHOUSE

Is this not one of the most fabulous kitchens you’ve ever seen?! We are all flipping out over how beautiful this room is!

Stay tuned for more pictures of the whole house once it’s complete!!

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Designers Guild Candles

We just got in the most wondeful array of candles from Designers Guild! Not only do they smell fantastic, but they are so pretty! Below, you’ll find a description of each of the delightful scents… We’re having a hard time choosing a favorite!

Designers Guild Candles

Designers Guild Candles
VELVET: Top notes of pine and eucalyptous softened with mediteranian orange yield to persian galbanum and amber.
Designers Guild Candles
LEOPOLD: A rich creamy sandalwood fragrance is enhanced with citrus accords and notes of lavender and pine
Designers Guild Candles
TREVELYAN: A delightful scent of rich cedarwood and creamy sandalwood highlighted with lavender and fresh bergamot.
Designers Guild Candles
ZEPHIRINE: A subtle blend of citrus green tea and sparkling bergamot heart and an amber base.
Designers Guild Candles
COTTON: A fresh green aroma reminiscent of green bamboo supported by jasmine, chamomile, muguet and lilac with subtle hints of clary sage and basil on a base of soft clean musks.
Designers Guild Candles
LINEN: Evokes an invigorating top of bergamot, lemon, petitgrain and herbs. this melts into a light floral heart resting on a musky base with notes of cedarwood and dry amber.

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Killer Pillows

18
MARCH
2013

With the arrival of so many wonderful shipments lately, our showroom is looking extra dazzling due in large part to the many gorgeous pillows we have right now!

From dressy to casual and bold to neutral, we’ve got a pillow for just about any room! Take a look at a few of the favorites…

PILLOW, PILLOWS, PILLOWS!  // SUMMERHOUSE
PILLOW, PILLOWS, PILLOWS!

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS
This pillow is actually made with brown and white hide!

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS

pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS
We saved the best for last! This is the front…
pretty pillows | SummerHouse, Ridgeland MS
… and this is the back! How great are the butterflies and black and white?! We love!

Switching out your pillows is a really fun and less expensive way to change up the look of a room. Since our staff is full of the most talented interior designers anywhere around, let us help you spruce up your home with new pillows!

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Gorgeous Greens

13
MARCH
2013

{  s h a d e s   o f   g r e e n  }

With St. Paddy’s day only a couple of days away, we thought it would be a great time to celebrate one of nature’s favorite hues: GREEN! From mint to emerald, sage to moss, and everything in between, the many shades of green always seem to be beautifully calming.

Here are a few green beauties we currently have in the showroom!

Lauren Barksdale painting
Lauren Barksdale painting
Gorgeous Greens: Glass beads
Glass Beads
Gorgeous Greens: Pillows and throw
Pillows and throw
Gorgeous Greens: Succulents
Succulents
Gorgeous Greens: Mint Green Tribal Frame
Mint Green Tribal Frame
Gorgeous Greens: Cattail Balls
Cattail Balls
Gorgeous Greens: Stones on pedestals
Stones on Pedestals
Gorgeous Greens: Small Lauren Barksdale Paintings
Small Lauren Barksdale Paintings

What’s your favorite shade of green?

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Spring Break Showroom Update!

11
MARCH
2013

Happy Spring Break to all of you who are getting to enjoy it!

With warmer weather on the brink, and lighter+brighter interiors on our minds, we’ve given the showroom a little springy boost with lots of pretty new furnishings!

SummerHouse Beachy Update

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Fierce!

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Which way to the beach??

Have a great Monday and be sure to check back later this week as we give you a preview of a REALLY great project two of our designers just completed!

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Portico Ad Photo Shoot Outtakes!

06
MARCH
2013

We had such a blast this morning at a little photo shoot for a joint Portico Jackson Magazine ad coming out in the next issue!

We’re teaming up with Hemline Ridgeland, View Gallery, and Arco Avenue on a collaborative ad about style of all mediums at The Township!

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

The great art is a Paul Edelstein painting from View Gallery, the clothes are from Hemline, all the killer shoes and bags are from Arco, and the furniture is, of course, SummerHouse! Here are a few outtakes from the shoot. Stay tuned for the full ad once we have the winning photo selected and all “prettied up!” 🙂

photo shoot fun! photo shoot fun!
photo shoot fun!photo shoot fun!

 

photo shoot fun!

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photo shoot fun!

photo shoot fun!

photo shoot fun!

photo shoot fun!

photo shoot fun!photo shoot fun!

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