Shop The New Lonny Magazine at SummerHouse!


Have you seen the newest issue of LonnyMag? It’s no surprise that it is a fabulous collection of interior design dreaminess! We wanted to show you a few of the items in the current issue that we have (or have access to) at SummerHouse! If you want to see the entire issue, go here!


The Adrian Mirror from MadeGoods
The Adrian Mirror from MadeGoods



The Alex Sleeper Sofa from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
The Alex Sleeper Sofa from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
The Taylor Rectangle Nickel Coffee Table from Worlds Away (similar item)
The Taylor Rectangle Nickel Coffee Table from Worlds Away (similar item)



The Flynn Glass Table Lamp by Arteriors Home
The Flynn Glass Table Lamp by Arteriors Home

dauville-gold-brushed-bowls-canvasHere are a few pictures from the current Lonny issue that just took our breath away… Even if we don’t sell any of these exact items, we can still swoon, can’t we?! 🙂


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The Township Jazz Festival


The Township Jazz Festival date has been announced: Saturday, May 5!

 This is one event you do not want to miss! The headliner this year is Mose Allison (who is a pretty big deal!) The festival gets started around noon and will go til 7. And since the fest is on Cinco de Mayo, you can just pick up and head over to Sombra for some Mexican fun as the festival closes down!

We’ll keep you posted about the exciting plans SummerHouse has for that day as the time draws nearer. But go ahead and mark your calendars for some guaranteed fun on May 5!

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The Rug Show Continues!


Our NOLA Rug Show continues! It ends Sunday, though, so hurry up and come see these fantastic rugs before they go back to New Orleans! As the show goes on, our love for NOLA Rugs just grows and grows… They really do have such a beautiful range of styles, colors, prices, types…. And we’ve got a whole team of people on hand to move things around so you can see every single rug!

Thanks to NOLA Rugs, we have an EXTRA beautiful grouping right when you walk through the front door. How amazing is this Moroccan beauty?!

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the rug show continues!

Thanks to all who came out to the kickoff of the show on Thursday night! We had some great appetizers, wine, and flowers, thanks to our talented team of party throwers! 🙂

Enjoy this sunny weather, and we hope to see you this weekend!
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{ happy valentine’s day }


Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! We love this holiday because someone usually brings cupcakes and/or candy, someone usually brings elementary school Valentine’s cards (which take us back to the good ol’ days), and someone usually gets flowers from a sweet boyfriend/husband (which we all can enjoy!)

Another reason we love this holiday is because we’re reminded of just how beautiful and versatile pinks, corals, and reds can be! We picked a few Schumacher fabrics (from many collections) showcasing just why we love the colors of love.

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Enjoy today!
Tell someone you love them!
And do something nice for someone!
That’s a sure-fire way to make your Valentine’s Day the best possible! Oh, and when you get blue, just re-visit this post for a little happiness and warmth from these pretty fabrics! 🙂

{ happy valentine’s day }

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New from the Schu…

With Spring just around the corner, (well, sort of…) thoughts of going to the beach, taking trips, and spending time outdoors don’t seem quite so intangible! The nice weather in our area this weekend really gave some of us a case of Spring Fever!

To go along perfectly with the upcoming season change is this new collection of fabrics from Schumacher. The collection is named Cote d’Azur, which just sounds beautiful doesn’t it?! These indoor/outdoor fabrics were inspired by the sand and surf of the French Riviera. They definitely make us wish for a big yacht, some big sunglasses, and a nice Mediterranean cocktail… Ahhh….

Let’s take a look at a few of the collection’s highlights…

San Remo Fret, Jet
Monaco Velvet, Java
Antibes Chevron, Jet
Tortola Marine
Cap Ferrat Weave, Navy
Cannes Awning Stripe, Java

Remember, indoor/outdoor fabrics can easily be cleaned with soap and water! These fabrics would be perfect for families with lots of children (or messy adults!), beach homes, outdoor upholstered furniture… The possibilities are almost endless!

We could really get used to relaxing in a space like this...

View the entire Schumacher collection here. And if you have questions or would like a sample of anything you see, give us a call! We’ll get you fixed up!

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We Love The Lennoxx!

Our friend Linda over at The Lennoxx, a FABULOUS interiors blog, gave our store a really nice shout out not too long ago! She featured some pictures of our shop and gave us some very kind words. 🙂 Because of this post, we now have a new friend + client in the great state of California! So THANK YOU Linda!

You can view the full SummerHouse post here. Be sure to show The Lennoxx some love by leaving some nice comments! Here are a couple of the photos she featured:

Hey Meagan! (See her reflection in the mirror?!) Too funny!

Thanks again, Linda! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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Meet Chelsea Sirmons

Chelsea SirmonsMeet Chelsea Sirmons (that’s Sirmons with an “r!”), our new Design Assistant! She just moved to Mississippi from Georgia and we have loved getting to know her! We asked her a few questions so you could get to know her a little better, too! 

Laurel: You just moved here from Georgia, right? What made you move to good ‘ol Mississippi?

Chelsea: My husband, Brad, received a job offer and we made the move from Savannah, Georgia at the end of September.

Laurel: What interiors magazine or blog do you find the most inspirational?

Chelsea: I find inspiration almost anywhere! My favorite interiors magazine would definitely be Traditional Home, though.

Laurel: What are three items that you just absolutely cannot live without?

Chelsea: Coffee would probably be the only item… I absolutely cannot live without my family and friends!

Laurel: What’s your favorite movie?

Chelsea: Gone with the Wind… Love the story, the setting, the characters portrayed…

Laurel: Coffee, Traditional Home, Gone with the Wind… You’re our kind of girl! 😉 Anything else we should know about you?!

Chelsea: I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Interior Design. Fun fact… I have an identical twin sister who is also an interior designer!

Thanks Chelsea! And thanks for all the major help you’ve given everyone up here so far! Do yourself a favor and come meet this girl! (We have a new designer, so while you’re at it, come meet him too! You can read all about Todd in an older post!) In the words of Lisa Palmer, “This girl is the queen of organizing!” Chelsea, you’re just what SummerHouse needed! 

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Meet Todd Prince

Our newest designer Todd Prince

Help us welcome our newest designer to SummerHouse… Mr. Todd Prince! Todd is a Mississippi native and has just moved back from California to be closer to family, and of course to take one of the most exciting jobs in the South: a job as a designer with us!! 🙂 We love having Todd around to help balance out our heavily weighted female staff!

To help you get to know Todd a little better, we asked him a few questions…

Laurel: Can you give us a nutshell of your background in interior design?

Todd: I opened Todd Prince interiors in Jackson in 1997. I then worked at JTM tile in Jackson before going to work with Walker Zanger Tile and Stone in June of 2000. I worked for Walker Zanger for 11 years. I worked as the branch manager of the Walker Zanger in Atlanta, San Francisco and Orange County, CA.

Laurel: Even though we know you can design around whatever look it is that your client is going for, what is your personal design style? 

Todd: My personal style is probably a throw back to the 50’s modern style.  I love retro pieces mixed into interiors.  I think they give rooms a fresh updated feel when mixed with items that are more transitional.  I do love eclectic interiors that are interesting and textural.

Laurel: So far, what’s been the hardest part about moving back to MS from California?

Todd: What I miss most about CA is the weather!!  There is very little humidity there unlike Mississippi.  It is very easy to get used to no humidity!!

Laurel: What really gets your creative juices flowing? A certain designer’s website, certain types of books, going to certain types of places..?

Todd: I am an avid reader…I love shelter magazines, mystery novels and southern fiction.  I get alot of creativity from reading.  Music is also very inspiring to me.  I love jazz….give me a some Diana Krall and a great glass of wine and I’m good to go!!!!

Laurel: If we were to secretly follow you around on a lazy Sunday, what might we find you doing?!

Todd: If you followed me on a lazy Sunday afternoon you’d find me in the kitchen.  I love to cook.  It relaxes me.  The best part is when you are done relaxing you have great food to enjoy!!!

Laurel: Anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

Todd:  I have a great family.  That is the best part of being back in MS.  Being able to spend time with my family without airplanes involved is great!!!

Thank you so much, Todd!! We are all so excited to have you on the team and can’t wait for all the fun the future holds! 🙂

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SummerHouse Gift Week { day seven }

Today is the last day of our official SummerHouse Gift Week! We’ve enjoyed showing you a sampling of the affordable, in stock gift items we have available! Of course, to get the best look and to see everything we have, you’d have to come in and see things for yourself 😉

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1. Roost Penguin Ornaments (these have been a customer favorite for years!), $11

2. Cut Glacier Selenite Votive, $62

3. Lauren Barksdale Small Cross Painting (the perfect gift for someone who has everything), $55

We hope you’ve enjoyed SummerHouse Gift Week! Remember, if you have any questions about anything you’ve seen in any of our blog posts, don’t be shy to call up to the store! We will be happy to help in any way possible. 

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Showroom Redo PART ONE

Marty and team revamped the showroom last week and we’ve been dying to show you photos!! Sorry it’s taken us a couple of days to get these up!  Take not of all the fabulous rug benches, new upholstery, new art, new pillows… Pretty much new EVERYTHING! We’ve got so many beautiful photos to show you that we’re breaking them into two posts. Here is PART ONE… 🙂

Showroom Redo PART TWO coming soon!

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SummerHouse Gift Week { day six }

It’s day six– Only one more day left after today! We’ve got some great, in-stock, under $75 gifts for these last two days that you will not want to miss!

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Gift Weed day 6Monkey Desk Box (the color is gorgeous in person), $34

Roost Mercury Glass Tealight Bottle, $40

Roost Oxidized Silver Glass Cup, $45

Only one more day left in SummerHouse Gift Week!

If you missed a day, you can find them all here!

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SummerHouse Gift Week { day five }

It’s day five of SummerHouse Gift Week! Today we’ve got two really outstanding gift items to tell you about!

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The first gift we want to show you is absolutely beautiful. Lauren Barksdale, one of our favorite artists from Baton Rouge, came up with these calendars, featuring a different painting each month. What more affordable way to enjoy so much of her art?!

Lauren Barksdale 12-month 2012 calendars, $36

 Boston Chocolatiers Purefection chocolates are new to SummerHouse and we are obsessed with these confections! The beautifully packaged chocolates would make great gifts for the chocolate lovers on your gift list, your kids’ teachers, or for a dirty santa party. (We can promise this would be the gift that gets stolen over and over again!)

Regular size box (2 tiers of chocolates), $45

Large box (4 tiers of chocolates), $68

Don’t miss our previous Gift Week Posts!

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SummerHouse Gift Week { day four }

It’s day four of SummerHouse Gift Week! Remember, all the gifts we’re featuring in our gift week are in stock and under $75!  You just can’t beat that! And the things we’re featuring are just a sampling of what we have. You just have to come in to see everything we offer!

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Brass Scribble Birds (absolutely adorable). Small, $17. Large, $25

Don’t miss the rest of our SummerHouse Gift Week features!

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Christmas Open House TOMORROW!

We hope all of you are off to a great start to your weekend! Just wanted to remind you that tomorrow (12/4) from 1:00 to 5:00 is the Christmas Open House at The Township. We’ll have horse drawn carriage rides, FREE Santa photos, some drawings, of course some good holiday goodies, and much more!

We hope to see you out tomorrow! Bring your whole family, and tell your friends! 🙂 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

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SummerHouse Gift Week { day two }

Today is day two of our SummerHouse gift week! Every gift we’re featuring over the course of this week is in stock and under $75. If you see something you like that you have a question about, please don’t hesitate to give one of our talented designers a call!

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Orange and Gold Bracelets (these look so expensive, but they’re so not!), $20

Lauren Barksdale extra small pink heart painting, $40

Lauren Barksdale small red heart painting, $55

Did you miss day one of gift week? Don’t fret! You can check it out here.

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FA LA LA Photo Contest is Back!!


We hope all of you are having a great week so far! If you have not had a good week, it’s about to get better. If you HAVE had a good week, it’s about to get GREATER!

We are pleased to announce the second annual FA LA LA Photo Contest is back by popular demand! We had so much fun with this contest last year, and have had people ask us when we were going to do it again, so we’re excited to get it up and running again!

Check out the flyer:

SummerHouse // Ridgeland MS

Now all you have to do is get started! Take some pictures of your beautiful holiday decor and post them to our Facebook wall! If you’re having any trouble, please feel free to email laurel @ and we’ll help you out 🙂

{ Merry picture-taking, and good luck! }

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‘Tis the Season to be Thankful



… A time to celebrate blessings … A time to visit with family … A time to eat some lovely food… What are you thankful for this holiday season?

We asked our team what they were thankful for this Thanksgiving.

SummerHouse is thankful…

“That we are busy!”

“For our great staff! Everyone truly works as a team and we love each other!”

“For the clients that have become like our family”

“For the opportunity to have a job and work in this beautiful environment!”

“For my new sweet computer!”

“For the SummerHouse family. From Marty in the business office to Todd and the guys at the warehouse! Everyone here is so fun to work with!”

“For the ability to do what we love doing everyday!”

“For such a prosperous year and the talent we have in our designers to make that happen!”

“For life, the love we have for our customers and each other, for beauty, and, of course, good health!”

Have a wonderful, safe holiday! Happy Thanksgiving!
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Creepy Chic

In honor of Halloween (which is only a couple of days away… How did it get here so fast!?), we’ve put together a small collection of Creepy Chic rooms, decorated with unconventional or just downright creepy art and accessories.

Skulls on the wall? Creepy art over the bed? (Maybe in the living room, yeah, but right over your head as you sleep at night? A little scary!) These designers know just how to incorporate these into a livable space without seeming terribly frightening! (Photos collected from Lonny and Rue)

A skull sits right there on the table between those two chairs. This family must not have any kids!
Not only does this artwork have a slightly scary flair to it, but that hand on the cocktail table could really creep a girl out!
Such a beautiful, serene room. Then you notice the eyeball in the piece of art on the right! Wow…
Skulls in the bookshelf
Skulls on the wall… This skull is actually pretty cool and funky!
Try falling asleep at night with this crazy lady hanging over your head…. NOOO THANK YOU!

Got some other good photos we could add to our collection? Post them on our Facebook wall and you just might win a fun prize! We wish you a Creepy Chic Halloween!! Be careful out there this weekend!

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