Outdoor Oasis

Designer Todd Prince and his lovely assistant Tina had quite a busy week last week! They had two major installs, both of which we're excited to tell you about! One was interior and one was exterior, so today we're sharing the exterior one! With the lovely weather we had over the weekend, it just seems appropriate to keep up the spirit of outdoor entertaining...

Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

This beautiful outdoor oasis is open, breezy, and (of course) weather proof! Todd picked all of the furniture from a couple of our favorite outdoor lines: Lee Industries and Summer Classics. It all blends together so perfectly!

Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

All of the custom detail (like the custom banding on the bottom of the dining chairs, and the specially made drapery hardware) make this space interesting and personal as well as beautiful.

Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS
Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS
Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Gorgeous outdoor fabrics from Perennials (notice the contrast fabrics on the white arm chairs!), Nomi, Donghia, and Dedar add just the perfect amount of color and texture...

Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MSAfter a hard day's work, these clients were ready to throw an amazing outdoor soiree!

Well done, Todd and Tina! We love!

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! 

Market Recap {Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams}

One of the highlights of High Point every season is visiting the Mitchell Gold showroom. They've always got impressive new intros (and color-coordinated candy to go with each grouping!) Take a look at a few of Lisa's favorite things from the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams showroom this round...

[caption id="attachment_3878" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="At the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams showroom. We took a few minutes to get off of our feet on this comfy chair!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3886" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="We bought the whole group where this lovely chair sat. This fabric, Cordoba Cognac is my favorite fabric they offer! Warm and soft… it looks good on everything!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3885" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="This was in their front window and I love this table as a desk or in a breakfast room!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3884" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Their showroom was so colorful this market! Plums were everywhere!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3883" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The Liam sofa in a new peacock velvet. I’ll take 2, thank you!!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3882" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="New modern gorgeous dining table from MG+BW."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3881" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Mitchell and the SummerHouse girls!! Love him!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3879" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Elish takes a break on a MG+BW sectional. Sometimes when the days go from 6 am to 10 pm…you have to take a break!"][/caption]

What's your favorite piece of furniture from these photos? We already have some of the new Mitchell Gold goodies on our showroom floor! Come see! More market recaps to come... :)

Decorating for a Cause

On Sunday, December 11th, Reunion (a neighborhood in Madison) hosted their annual Tour of Homes where people could buy tickets to view five beautiful homes all decorated for Christmas. This is something Reunion does each year to help raise money for various area charities chosen by the homeowners. We had the pleasure this year of helping one of our favorite families get their home ready for the tour. The charity this family chose to help was the Mississippi Children's Museum. Take a look at their beautiful home, made even more beautiful with a little help from Marty and Melanie!

Lisa has helped this wonderful family with their home for years and years and has done a beautiful job, don't you think?! The last two photos are of the most recently completed bedroom belonging to the family's youngest daughter. It turned out so nicely!

*Thanks to our friend Rachel Kabukala for all of her gorgeous photographs!*

We hope you're having a lovely holiday season so far! Can you believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve?!

December 23, 2011 by SummerHouse

Tabletop Sale!

Come in and check out some of the beautiful tabletop items we have on sale for 35% off! We've got some great Dwell placemats and napkins as well as some beautiful glassware by Roost and pottery dishes by Canvas!

The Canvas tablewares come from their Stour collection. Glossy grey and matte white plates, bowls, and mugs are all hand-made, while emphasizing organic shapes, making them simultaneously elegant and informal. We love this collection! Several of us have these dishes in our own homes! :)

The glassware we have would make great gifts for friends (or for yourself!) and the Dwell napkins and placemats are really fun as well as neutral and versatile. All of our tabletop mixes together perfectly to create a unique, fun, elegant yet casual table! Come see for yourself!

[caption id="attachment_3192" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="All 35% off!"][/caption]

Fall Cocktail with a Kick!

Are y'all familiar with Pinterest? It's a pretty neat website where people can post (or "pin") photos that interest/inspire them. Pin+interest is where the name comes from! Anyway, we found this really cool sounding recipe over there and thought it sounded interesting enough to share! Since the holidays are just weeks away, we thought we'd get you in the spirit with this cool-weather cocktail. The twist? This recipe includes TOBASCO sauce! Check it out:

[caption id="attachment_3129" align="aligncenter" width="348" caption="Pomegranate Ginger Snap"][/caption]

Pomegranate Ginger Snap

2 cups pomegranate juice
1/2 cup white wine such as Redwood Creek or Turning Leaf
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon original Tabasco® brand pepper sauce
Crushed ice
1/2 cup ginger ale, chilled
Lime peel twists for garnish

Combine pomegranate juice, white wine, lime juice, and Tabasco sauce. Place ice in two tall glasses; add juice mixture. Top with ginger ale; garnish with lime peel twists. Serves 2. Cheers!!

October 25, 2011 by SummerHouse

Going on NOW!

Our Special Order sale is back! Now's the time to get 20% off of most Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams special orders! (There are a few exclusions.) Now that fall is officially upon us, that means the holidays are just around the corner! Is your home ready for holiday parties and guests? Now's the time to make that happen!

Come in and let one of our awesome designers help you with your project!!

Bar Exam {the fun kind!}

Before you revert back to bad memories of law school, your husband being in law school, your friend being in law school, your sister being in law school.... Someone you know being in law school.... Let me explain! This is a FUN bar exam! We want to look over some great ideas for home bar setup, as well as what you need to have in your own home bar. Let's start with some great examples of pretty bars, then we'll move on to the grocery list!

What are some things we can learn from these photos?

1. It is good to have your home bar stocked with a variety of liquors and liqueurs.
2. Each of these beautiful bars has some interesting accessories closeby (like plants, books, heirloom looking pieces, and other unique finds.)
3.  An intersting piece of furniture or cart or tray add a lot to a bar setup.

What do I need to have in my own home bar?

After some research, we found that the home bar should include the following items:

[caption id="attachment_2941" align="alignright" width="273" caption="a lovely cocktail"][/caption]

Liquors:
mid to high end vodka
mid to high end whiskey or bourbon
mid to high end tequila
mid to high end rum (best to have a white and a dark)
mid to high end gin
a simple brandy

Liqueurs:
Bailey's
Malibu Rum
Triple Sec or Cointreau

Mixers: Tonic Water, Sparkling water, Fruit juices, Both light and dark sodas, Tomato Juice

Garnishes: Lemon, Lime, Sugar or Simple Syrup, Salt, Mint, Ice, Olives, Cherries

Wines: Light bodied red, Full bodied red, Sweet white, and Dry white.

Other important items: Wine glasses, high ball glasses, cocktail napkins, stirring spoons/straws, corkscrew, and a little black book of cocktail recipes!

Have fun getting your own home bar ready for your next party!
We'd love to see pictures, so please feel free to submit some! :)

 

August 22, 2011 by SummerHouse

A Summer Soiree, SummerHouse style!

As many of you know, we love Rue Magazine. Everything they put in their magaizne is brilliant. It may not be our style, but brilliant, nonetheless. In the most recent issue, we were taken with the Sunset Soiree! Here's our take on a similar party, with local resources so you can get all you need right here in the Jackson area! :)

Here's the party that has us so inspired...

...And here are our picks as to where in the area you can get the goodies to make this party happen!

1. INVITATIONS AND PRINTED MATERIALS

May we recommend enlisting the services of Cultigraphic Creative, a graphic design group started by a couple of native Jacksonians. They can do whatever you want! Here is a sample of their creative handiwork:

2. FLOWERS AND TABLE DECOR

We have a lot of beautiful, whimsy votives that would be perfect to scatter amongst flowers on your table. These from Roost, for example, are an all-time favorite amongst the SummerHouse girls!

[caption id="attachment_2481" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption="Roost knows best! :) "][/caption]

Speaking of flowers... We are in love with Tulip Floral, located in the Duling School building over in Fondren. Here's a small sample of the amazing stuff that Lesley can do!

[caption id="attachment_2490" align="aligncenter" width="390" caption="Tulip Floral"][/caption]

3. FOOD AND DRINK!

What is a Southern summer party without petit fours? We happen to love what Primo's has to offer in the petit four arena. They do them up right!

[caption id="attachment_2487" align="aligncenter" width="438" caption="Adorable, summery petit fours are a MUST!"][/caption]

Champagne is another necessity at a summer party. Enjoyed by itself, or mixed with a fruit juice, chilled champagne makes any fun party just a teeny bit MORE fun!  Calistoga Wine and Spirits, next door to SummerHouse, carries the Sophia Coppola one (complete with pink wrapper!)

Everyday Gourmet (also located just a couple of doors down from us!) has these beautiful, non-traditional Riedel champagne glasses available. How adorable are these?!

[caption id="attachment_2488" align="aligncenter" width="230" caption="Riedel Champagne flutes available at Everyday Gourmet"][/caption]

Now that we have invitations, decor, food and drinks nailed down, there is just one thing left we'd like to suggest! That would be...

4. THE PERFECT DRESS

This little beauty comes from Anthropologie. And it is called the Junebug dress... This is perfect for any hostess to wear. It would flatter any body type and it totally fits the theme of the party!

[caption id="attachment_2491" align="aligncenter" width="283" caption="The Junebug Dress"][/caption]

June 03, 2011 by SummerHouse

Shop Local Social UPDATE!

Happy Friday to all!

We've ordered some really fun decorations for our SHOP LOCAL SOCIAL photo booth and they have started coming in!! We are going with a "browns, creams, and coraly oranges with a shot of turquoise" color theme!.  We are in LOVE with these tissue pom poms from our new favorite etsy shop

We are also pretty excited about the props we ordered from The Paper Stache... This picture will give you an idea of what you'll have to choose from while cheezing in front of the camera!

Ladies, did we mention that our photographer, Byron Wilkes, recently won the award for "Best Arm Candy" at the Jackson Free Press Chick Ball?  We can't wait to meet him... We hear he is pretty awesome!

To our VIP's:  Get excited! The swag bags are filling right up! We add something new to them pretty much every day! :)  As of this very moment, we have ten VIP spots left to fill.  We will find our last ten lucky winners next week.  If YOU want to be a VIP and your name is not already on the list, all you have to do is keep a really close watch on our Facebook page.  When we post a status update to the effect of, "Be one of the next three people to comment on this post and you'll get a spot on our VIP list!," then you comment at that time, on that post, and you're golden!

We look forward to seeing ALL of you at the party! With your friends. In your party gear. Ready to go!

See you on Thursday, 4/28 from 5:00 to 8:30!! Can't wait!