Meet Our Fabric Librarian, Jaclyn!

This is Jaclyn Petty! Meet one of the newest members of our ever-growing SummerHouse family!

Jaclyn Petty, our outstanding part-time Fabric Librarian, answers a few questions for us so we can get to know her just a little better!

Q: In a nutshell, tell us what you do up here at SummerHouse!
A: I am the Fabric Organizer/Librarian! In a nutshell, I maintain the fabric library by organizing samples and reference materials, adding new information as needed, and deleting dated info.

Q: Where did you to go college and what did you major in?
A: I graduated from Mississippi State University in May 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design.

Q: What's your favorite spring trend this year?
A: All the new spring colors and patterns. Bright florals and polka dots are so adorable.

Q: What's your favorite movie these days?
A: Oooh My favorite recent movie would have to be Life of Pi. It was such a great book and the movie was just unforgettable. The 227 days at sea are a test of physique, mental adaptation and faith, and Suraj Sharma makes Pi's spiritual journey as convincing as his nautical one. So beautiful!

[caption id="attachment_2214" align="alignleft" width="350"]A sample of Jac's mad organization skills! A sample of Jac's mad organization skills![/caption]

Q: If you could choose one artist to listen to 24/7, who would it be?
A: Beyonce, of course

Q: What's your favorite way to enjoy caffeine?
A: Coffee! Isn't that the only way?

Q: Got any fun trips planned for the summer?
A: I actually recently bought Beyonce tickets for her concert in July. You have no idea how excited I am!

Q: What else do we need to know about you?! Spill it!!
A: I love painting in my spare time. Abstract landscapes is one of my favorite things to paint!

Thank you, Jaclyn, for coming in every day and tackling the sometimes-daunting (actually, often-daunting!) resource library with a smile on your face! We love having you up here!

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!

Color For The Outdoors

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!

Trina Turk Outdoor Fabrics available at SummerHouse | Rigeland, MS

Here are a few patterns that have grabbed our attention in the past...

[caption id="attachment_1624" align="aligncenter" width="350"]Trina Turk @ SummerHouse Carmel Coastline Print
174691 Laguna[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1623" align="aligncenter" width="350"]Trina Turk @ SummerHouse Santorini Print
174300 Marine[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1622" align="aligncenter" width="350"]Trina Turk @ SummerHouse Trellis Print
174232 Watermelon[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1621" align="aligncenter" width="350"]Trina Turk @ SummerHouse Zig Zag Weave
65331 Black Sea[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1618" align="aligncenter" width="350"]Trina Turk @ SummerHouse Soleil L.A. Print
174731 Driftwood[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1620" align="aligncenter" width="350"]Trina Turk @ SummerHouse Sonriza Print
174240 Marine / Pool[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1625" align="aligncenter" width="350"]Trina Turk @ SummerHouse Amazing Maze
65323 Sand[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1628" align="aligncenter" width="350"]Trina Turk @ SummerHouse Tangier Frame Print
174743 Cerise[/caption]

Do you have a favorite?!

Upscale Cabin Underway

Lisa is currently working on a very exciting project that we all can't wait to see come to completion! This upscale cabin, a second home for a very dear client, is going to be gorgeous!! It is currently under construction!

Here's a peek at some materials being used in the Master Bedroom of "The Cabin..."
SummerHouse Hunting Lodge, Phase 1

And here are some samples of things to be used in the powder room and dining area!
SummerHouse Hunting Lodge, Phase 1

The kitchen will have a fabulous rich, dark countertop...
SummerHouse Hunting Lodge, Phase 1

And could these selections for a bedroom at a rustic lodge be any more perfect!?
SummerHouse Hunting Lodge, Phase 1

We are all so excited about this project we can barely stand it! We'll be sure to keep you posted on the progress!

January 04, 2013 by SummerHouse

Texture + Tone

Lisa and Elish have a couple of room designs underway that are beautiful displays of texture and tone! All of the creams in one of the rooms come together beautifully to create a soft and very interesting palette. All of the different blues in the other room blend beautifully because of the different textures and patterns.

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Stay tuned for pictures of these rooms later on as they start coming together!

December 19, 2012 by SummerHouse

Lookin' Good, Part 2

Last week, we gave you a few shots of the newly vamped up showroom in Lookin' Good, Part 1. Since that was only a taste of what was added and spruced up, we're here to give you the rest of the photos, as promised!

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We just love the holidays around here!

December 03, 2012 by SummerHouse

Just Because We're In Mississippi...

Have you ever wanted your house to have that SummerHouse look but were afraid it could never happen because you don't live around here?

{( fear no longer )}

Just because our shop is located in Ridgeland, Mississippi does not mean we can't help you make your home beautiful wherever you are! Our designers love a quick business trip just as much as they love design!

Elizabeth, one of our designers, actually just got back from a trip to Texas to present this beautiful project!


Thanks to the communication age in which we live, it was not a big deal for Elizabeth to get all the information she needed about the space, work up some ideas, then fly out to make her presentation!

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If you're interested in having a SummerHouse designer work with you, even if you aren't from around here, then be sure to give us a call! We all love the chance to spread our wings from time to time!

August 13, 2012 by SummerHouse

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... :)

Impeccable Organization

We wanted to take a minute and brag on Chelsea and her organizational skills! She's got our fabric library looking better than ever! We all envy her knack for folding those fabrics so perfectly and organizing them so beautifully...

As you could probably guess, keeping the fabric library organized is a full-time job... We're all ALWAYS picking through these fabrics looking for just the right thing. Take a look and this organization despite all the picking and pulling!

[{ thanks for all your do chelsea! }]

New to the Floor

Our ever-changing floor changed once more this week! We moved some things around, brought over some new items, and hung some new art! Take a peek at what you'll find if you visit us in the next couple of days! (Remember: We sell straight off of our showroom floor, so if you see something you like, give us a call!)