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!
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!
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! 🙂
We love you Marty! Hope your birthday is the best!
Happy Zippity Doo Dah weekend everyone! One of the biggest weekends in Fondren is finally here!
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…
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!)
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.
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.)
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!
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!!
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!
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…
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!
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!
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!” 🙂
Ok everyone… We have something VERY cool to announce!!
We’re honored and excited to inform you that Barry Dixon (yes, THE Barry Dixon) is coming to SummerHouse for an event on Thursday, May 9th! Be sure to go ahead and mark your calendars…
Not only is Barry known worldwide for his amazing taste in interiors, but he’s got some pretty serious ties to Mississippi! He graduated from Ole Miss and has used his design to spread warm Southern hospitality all over the globe. One of the pieces from his latest collection for Arteriors was actually inspired by a church in Clarksale, MS!
This will be our biggest event yet (and y’all know how we love getting a good party together!) so we’ll keep you posted as the details get sorted! Stay tuned!
For now, grab that date book and a pen and make a note on MAY 9TH for the event of the year!
Yancy is a new addition to the SummerHouse family! Next time you’re here, or next time you call, Yancy is likely the one you’ll encounter. She’s our new receptionist since Patricia is now Elizabeth’s new assistant! Yancy is doing AWESOME and we’re all so glad she’s here!
Here are a few quick “get to know you’s” we asked her…
1. In just a few sentences, tell us about yourself! Where you’re from, where you went to school, your major, your family…
I was born and raised here in Jackson and have 3 brothers, Sam, John, and Luke. I graduated from Ole Miss in Dietetics and Nutrition.
2. What is the best movie you’ve seen lately?
Argo. Ben Affeck is a hunk!
3. What’s your favorite way to spend a nice weekend?
I like to just relax and hang out with friends… and what not.
4. What’s your most favorite local restaurant?
Aladdin on Lakeland
5. What band/bands are you really diggin right now?
The Lumineers- they rocked it at The Grammys
6. What is your dream vacation destination?
Bora Bora- and I would want a lot of fun activities to do while I’m there.
7. What’s your favorite piece on the SummerHouse showroom floor right now?
The new Hickory Chair cocktail ottoman
8. Ok… Lightening round… Pick your fave from each pairing… a. Skittles or MnMs? Skittles b. Coke or Pepsi? Coke c. Books or Magazines? Magazines d. Black coffee or fancy coffee? Black coffee e. Beach or mountains? BEACH f. Burger or pizza? Burger or Pizza…. too hard!
Thanks Yancy! Burgers and Pizza really is too hard of a choice… Totally agree! 😉
Be sure to tell Yancy hello next time you’re here! She’s a cutie!
With spring approaching, we’re starting to think about outdoor entertaining, backyard cookouts, and beautiful parties under the night sky! Outdoor furniture accented with acryllic outdoor fabrics, which can handle weather and sun exposure, take a space from okay to outstanding!
Designer Trina Turk collaborated with Schumacher on a whimsical, brightly colored indoor/outdoor collection that we love!
Here are a few patterns that have grabbed our attention in the past…
Last week, designer Todd Prince completed a beautiful outdoor installation that has given all of us a serious case of spring fever! This is just a peek at the space, brimming with fantastic pieces.
The LEE Industries outdoor furniture is accented by custom iron side tables and custom drapery panels and hardware.And the Holly Hunt fabric used for the drapery is the perfect sheer for a restful outdoor space.
The fire screen, made by the same local craftsman who made the drapery hardware and tables, really makes this covered area special. And the LEE lounge chairs are too pretty for words!
It’s the time of year to start thinking about getting your own outdoor space spruced up for the warmer weather that’s just around the corner! Stay tuned for more pictures from this outdoor oasis, coming in the next few weeks, for inspiration!
Be sure to check out iShopMS.org when you have a chance sometime soon! A Brent Smith painting from SummerHouse has been featured in the Hot Now In Mississippi section! We absolutely love this little piece of art… It would be perfect in a bathroom or other small space!
Here’s a close up of this fab piece for your viewing pleasure!
More SummerHouse goodies should be on iShopMS REALLY soon!!
Yesterday, we started showing you a few of the beautiful new pieces on the showroom floor, but there was too much to squeeze into just one post! So here are a few more shots of our beautiful new inventory just waiting to go to a good home! (YOUR home!) 😉
See anything you just have to have? Or anything you want to know more about? Feel free to leave us a comment or give us a call and we’ll get you what you need!
We hope all of you are having a wonderful day filled with lots of cards, candy, and kisses!
We’re celebrating this happy occassion by oogling over all of the fantastic new inventory that came over to the floor yesterday! New LEE Industries upholstery, Hickory Chair upholstery and case pieces, Studio A Pottery, Vanguard and Mitchell Gold case pieces… And that’s just the beginning! Have a peek at some of the new beauties we’ve got!
That’s all for today! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post with even more new and pretty stuff!
We’ve recently gotten lots of beautiful new Canvas tabletop wares to the showroom and we’re all completely smitten with how gorgeous it all is! New plates, glasses, linens, condiment bowls, and more all mix beautifully to create a stunning set table!
Casual earth tones + beachy blues + gold and white all mix together so wonderfully!
Come take a look at all of these pretties with your own eyes to fully appreciate how different and fabulous this collection is!