Photo Shoot at a Pretty House

Yesterday, we had a great time at a dear client's beautiful home getting set up for a photo shoot for the Mistletoe Marketplace Steering Committee!

Residence designed by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Talented photographer Allison Muirhead got some great shots of the fun Junior League gals (and talking to all of them got us excited about Mistletoe Marketplace even though it's not until November!)

While the photo session was going on, we walked around the rest of the house and snapped a few shots of this GORGEOUS home. Here are a few teasers... More photos to come in the very near future!

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

More photos of this home will be up next week! Stay tuned!

Because Of You...

SummerHouse

We're growing!
And we're looking for another interior designer!

Because of the growth SummerHouse has experienced, we find ourselves in need of a bigger staff!
We are currently looking to hire an interior designer. Please email toddprince@summerhousestyle.com
if you are interested and we will give you more details about the position.

A BIG THANK YOU
for helping us grow into the business we are today! Because of you, we have a bright future ahead and we
look forward to serving your design needs in the months and years to come!

Barry Dixon Event Recap

Last night's Barry Dixon Event was such a blast! A great time was had by all!

We'd like to give a big thank you to Barry for coming in and being so sweet to take pictures, sign books and share stories with us for so many hours! We'd also like to give a huge thanks to Arteriors Home for sponsoring the event! The collection Barry did with Arteriors could not be more beautiful accenting our showroom floor!

We hope our guests had as much fun as we did!

{ THE SETUP }

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Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

{ FOOD + DRINK }
Derek Emerson, chef at Walker's and Local 463, came up with a beautiful, tasty Southern menu that everyone absolutely loved! And the signature cocktail, The Mason Dixon, was a big hit as well! Thanks to Sean at Calistoga Wine & Spirits and Marty for coming up with such a perfect drink to keep the party alive!
Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

[caption id="attachment_2421" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS The biscuits were so good that Elish and Todd almost got into it![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2422" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Banana Pudding in mini mason jars![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2409" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Gorgeous Charcuterie Spread[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2402" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS The Mason Dixon Signature Cocktail ready to be served![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2403" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS The Mason Dixon[/caption]

Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

{ BARRY }

It was such an honor to have internationally renown interior designer Barry Dixon is our shop!

[caption id="attachment_2420" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Barry talking with our staff about some of the inspiration behind his line with Arteriors[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2410" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Barry with one of his first employers from back in the day! Warren Wright![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2412" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS The designer presentation where Barry shared stories and inspiration with a handful of local designers[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2418" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Signing books[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2408" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Barry with the SummerHouse staff[/caption]

{ MUSIC }

Raphael Semmes and his trio did a great job of keeping the party lively with their jazzy tunes!

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{ PEOPLE }

Of course the party wouldn't have been such a success if there hadn't been so many wonderful people in attendance! We can't put all the pictures we took here on the blog so be sure to check out our Facebook page for more photos from the event!

Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS
Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS
Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

[caption id="attachment_2407" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Arteriors friends![/caption]

Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Thanks so much to everyone who contributed to making this event a success! Have a great weekend!

May 10, 2013 by SummerHouse

Tranquil Retreat in Delta Magazine

Our very own Elizabeth Gullett was featured in the latest issue of Delta Magazine! This tranquil retreat out in Brandon has a very beachy feel, specifically designed by Elizabeth to compliment the home's location on the water! When we went out for this shoot, we really did feel like we were on vacation when really we were only minutes from home!

You may remember seeing a few behind-the-scenes shots in this blog post from a few weeks back.

Now, we give you... The actual spread!
May / June Issue of Delta Magazine Tranquil Retreat by Elizabeth Gullett // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Tranquil Retreat by Elizabeth Gullett // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Tranquil Retreat by Elizabeth Gullett // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Be sure to go out and grab a copy of this month's Delta Magazine so you can read the full story!

Today is the Big Day!

The showroom looks stunning.

The drinks are on ice.

We all have the perfect outfits picked out.

The outdoor furniture is set up in preparation
for a lovely Mississippi summer night.

The band and the food will be here shortly.

Our staff had a blast over dinner last night with the wildly entertaining Barry Dixon.

We are absolutely THRILLED that today is here! As Lisa mentioned on Facebook this morning,
she (as well as the rest of us) are "truly honored and humbled to have him."

We hope to see you tonight as we host Barry and hear about his exciting adventures in the  world of design!
We promise you'll have a great time and you'll be thoroughly entertained!

Doors open at 5:00 and the fun goes on until 8:00!

SEE YOU SOON!

May 09, 2013 by SummerHouse

Two Days Away!

The big Barry Dixon event is THIS Thursday! Only two days away!
We are so excited to host this one-of-a-kind event alongside Arteriors for such a design celebrity as Barry Dixon!

[caption id="attachment_2353" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Photo © Tony Powell. Barry Dixon Portraits. Elway House. August 23, 2012 Barry Dixon[/caption]

Not only is Barry extremely talented, but he is genuinely one of the nicest people we've had the pleasure of getting to know!
We know you're going to really enjoy talking with him and hearing him share about his design adventures.

In case you haven't heard, Barry is an Ole Miss graduate, so he is calling this event a homecoming of sorts!
He loves his Mississippi friends and has had some really kind words to say about us Mississippians
(and our homes!) :)

“Perhaps the greatest quality a home might possess is that of innate, soulful hospitality,” Barry says. “The South, Mississippi in particular, literally oozes this cardinal quality, and her children take it with them wherever they go…”

Come meet Barry on Thursday night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. over a bite to eat (prepared by James Beard Award winning Chef Derek Emerson of Walker's and Local 463!) and a Mason Dixon signature cocktail! Raphael Semmes and his trio will also be here providing some groovy tunes to set the mood for the affair!

We look forward to seeing you! Bring your friends!

The Mason Dixon: What It Is & Where To Get One

With our big Barry Dixon event only a week away, we figure it's time to start letting y'all in on some of the details!
Along with the help of our friends and neighbors at Calistoga Wine, we have come up with a signature cocktail for the event
and we're calling it The Mason Dixon.

The Mason Dixon Signature Cocktail for the May 9th Barry Dixon event at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

The Mason Dixon is a spirited sipper with a mix of delicious personalities like rosemary, lemon, and cucumber...
Sounds just right for a warm southern night, doesn't it?! Come try one on May 9th at SummerHouse from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
and bring a little appetite with you as well! Award-winning chef Derek Emerson from Walker's and Local 463 is doing the food. Try Braised Pork Belly and Cheddar Biscuits on for size... Yeah, this event is not to be missed!
WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT THURSDAY! 

Progress Report: "The Cabin"

Do you remember us talking about "The Cabin" a couple of times before? Well, we've moved onto the next phase of this beautiful project of Lisa's and wanted to share the progress with you!

You've seen a few snapshots of fabrics and other selections in the older posts about this project, but now that actual walls are up and things are really starting to take shape, we're all getting really excited about the finished product!

"The Cabin" project progress | by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

"The Cabin" project progress | by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouseReclaimed wood, gorgeous carpentry, great stains and other selections, and just great overall design make this place ultra cozy, even if it is only halfway done!

"The Cabin" project progress | by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

"The Cabin" project progress | by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

"The Cabin" project progress | by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

"The Cabin" project progress | by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

"The Cabin" project progress | by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse

[caption id="attachment_2263" align="aligncenter" width="550"]"The Cabin" project progress | by Lisa Palmer at SummerHouse Lisa and Elish double checking that their selections for this bedroom are good. Of course, they were perfect! :)[/caption]

We even ran into some sweet little pups on the way back from The Cabin!
We had to stop and take pictures... They were just too adorable!

Puppies!!

We will continue to keep you updated on this project as things progress! We cannot wait to show you the finished product!

Want to win $100?

Want to win $100?

We know how you can!!

All you have to do is like SummerHouse's Facebook page, Social South's Facebook page, and share their [ LIKE & SHARE ] image (seen below) from HERE onto your Facebook page!

One you do those things, you're entered to win $100 to SummerHouse and a Barry Dixon book!!

Like our Facebook page, Social South's Facebook page, and share this image for a chance to win $100 to SummerHouse + a Barry Dixon book!

While you're at it, go ahead and mark your calendars for our Barry Dixon event on May 9th from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.! If you win the [ LIKE & SHARE ], you can bring your book to get signed at the event by the star himself!

What are you waiting on? Get to sharing! ;)

Back Door Sale!

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!)

SummerHouse Back Door Sale!

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