Coming Soon!

In an upcoming issue of the fabulous magazine Social South, one of designer Elizabeth Gullett's projects will be featured! It was photographed over the weekend in Santa Rosa Beach by the talented Allison Muirhead. The home is filled with natural light, blues and whites, linens and other soft fabrics, and just a relaxed yet elegant feel.

By designer Elizabeth Gullett // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

It's going to be a beautiful spread, so keep your eyes peeled!

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!

High Point Market Recap!

We sent a team to High Point Market last week to scope out the latest in furniture and home decor trends, and the report they came back with was outstanding!

Marty, Lisa, Todd, and Elizabeth got some amazing new furnishings for the showroom floor, but since we don't have any of them yet, they also brought back literally hundreds of pictures for us to see so the rest of us could feel like we were there.

Since we couldn't put all of their pictures up, here are a few of the highlights!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 SummerHouse staff with THE Thom Filicia![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2326" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Beautiful new buffet/console from Vanguard[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2327" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 We love the new eyelash trim detail Lee Industries now offers on their upholstery![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2328" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 How gorgeous is this desk!?[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2329" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 This waterfall milk glass table from Tara Shaw took everyone's breath away![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2330" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 What a great light fixture![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2331" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Great idea for snazzing up a traditional wooden dining chair[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2333" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 That's limestone, which our team fell deeply in love with this market![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2334" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Vanguard now offers custom striping on case pieces! How great is this table?![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2335" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Another great shot of a lodgey setting at Vanguard. This beautiful buffet table looks so different in this setting than it does in our store![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2337" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Lacquered metal and teak planking were used by Artesia for a new outdoor collection[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2338" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 GREAT sectional for a media room![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2339" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Very cool bedroom setting at Hickory Chair[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2340" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 This entire photo is absolutely breath taking![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2342" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Concrete and mirror side table from Lee Industries[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2343" align="aligncenter" width="500"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Really fun and modern tufted chair![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2344" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Elizabeth getting cozy in this beautiful tall back chair[/caption]

Overall, the team says the trends they noticed were things they see fitting in really nicely into SummerHouse designs!

{  Blush / Soft Purple Undertones  }

{  Limestone  }

{  Tall Lamps  }

{  Return to Refined Interior Elements  }

Do you have a favorite trend you're excited to see more of in the near future?

Welcome To The Jungle

Designer Elizabeth Gullett and her fabulous assistat Patricia Robbins completed the install of a cute little boy's room last week that we are dying to share with you!

Keep in mind, this is only a peek at the room, as the room dweller was very excited about his new hang out space and wasn't in the mood to let us take a whole bunch of pictures!

Elizabeth was told by the boy's parents that they wanted there to be a little bit of a theme in the room, and that it had to be kid friendly (of course!), so Elizabeth went with a loose jungle theme!

It turned out beautifully, and is the perfect combo of little boy + clean, timeless design.

By Designer Elizabeth Gullett | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

By Designer Elizabeth Gullett | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

By Designer Elizabeth Gullett | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

GREAT JOB, ELIZABETH!!

Stay tuned for more photos from this project coming soon!

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

[caption id="attachment_2143" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS Photographer Greg Campbell in action[/caption]

We can't wait to see the finished product!

Garden & Gun

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!

Garden & Gun

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!

Page 11 in The New RUE

As of this morning, the new RUE Magazine is live!
It's a gorgeous issue (but we expected nothing less!)

The new Rue

Be sure to catch our pretty ad (props to Brian/Zest Creative!) on page 11 while you're flipping through! More photos of the home featured in the ad, done by designer Elizabeth Gullet, can be seen on the Interior Design section of our website!

SummerHouse in Rue

Here's a quick glimpse of what's in store as you're perusing this issue.
This is just a taste of the MANY beautiful photos inside!

Rue Magazine

ENJOY!

SummerHouse in the Sunshine State

[caption id="attachment_2590" align="alignright" width="124" caption="Elizabeth Gullett"][/caption]

SummerHouse designer Elizabeth Gullett recently finished a project in Santa Rosa, Florida that we are all in love with! See what Elizabeth has to say about the challenges that the project presented and how she overcame those challenges. And check out these gorgeous photos!

I must say that this Santa Rosa Beach, Florida carriage house has been one of my most favorite projects yet. Not only was the location divine -with its ocean views, private pool and private beach access- but the client and I shared a unity of vision that made this project go incredibly smoothly! Right off the bat, Kay and I knew we were going to work great together. She's as enthusiastic as I am, and there was so much to be excited about!

The Challenge: 1) To create a relaxing environment that was livable, fresh, and interesting, while easily accommodating guests ranging from grand-kids to business associates. One of the main issues we had to consider was the fact that this would be where Kay's kids and grandkids stayed when they came to visit. So everything needed to be super durable, easy to clean, and all around super family friendly, with as much sleeping room as possible. 2) The carriage house needed to have a "chic" element about it as well, because (very fortunate) business associates and clients would be staying here occasionally. 3) The furnishings should direct attention outside toward the amazing views, and not steal it from them. 4) The carriage house should also flow smoothly from the main house (they are attached), and yet stand on it's own two design feet.

The Solution: 1) This was accomplished with heavy duty fabric on a sleeper sofa, cleanable slipcovers on the chairs, and a darker wool rug downstairs. Wool is naturally stain-resistant, and the darker color makes it even more kid-friendly. The bar stools are made of a heavy-duty grey washed rattan - just wipe them clean!  2) A variety of carefully mixed finishes and washes brings an eclectic, yet sophisticated flair to the different case pieces in the house. The accessories-from classic, thick coffee table books to white coral on acrylic bases-add another layer of chic. The furniture is more rustic, while the accessories are more classic and elegant. 3) Furniture was arranged with each spectacular view as the focal point; every seat gets a good sightline to the ocean! 4)  I chose a palette of crisp white, soothing greens and fresh blues- a classic beach palette, done in a slightly unexpected, dressier way. The blue was pulled from the main house, bringing a sense of cohesiveness.

"Not only was the location divine -with its ocean views, private pool and private beach access- but the client and I shared a unity of vision that made this project go incredibly smoothly!"

"A variety of carefully mixed finishes and washes brings an eclectic, yet sophisticated flair to the different case pieces in the house."

The words we both kept using to describe the feeling we wanted for the house was "Non-beachy, beachy." Sounds silly, but it fit. Clean, relaxed, sophisticated, and fresh, but with no wicker or "coastal" furniture to be found anywhere...a "different" type of beach house. Kay pretty much gave me free rein in the fabric and furnishing selection, and after the initial presentation didn't change a thing. It was so affirming that she not only loved, but trusted, the entire vision!

Like I said, one of my most favorite projects yet. :-)

GREAT JOB, ELIZABETH!

Florida Beach House

Check out this beautiful Flordia beach home that Elizabeth just finished up with last week! It turned out so beautifully.  We hope to get a professional photographer down there soon to get us some really good shots! Until then, these will suffice! :)  The serene ambiance sure does make us want to go to the beach for a relaxing long weekend!