"Home Away From Home" Master Bedroom Design

Lisa and Elish have a beautiful ongoing project with a very dear client who lives in a fantastic Fondren home, and the master bedroom in this home has recently been completed!

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Lisa on this bedroom:

"When I first met with my client, the first thing I noticed about this room was that the original furnishings were out of scale. The bed was too small for the space, the side tables were too small, and the rug was too small. So my challenge was to make sure that the pieces I selected would fit in this very large room with large walls and tall ceilings."

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

"My client wanted a sitting area where they could watch television, but they also wanted to be able to watch television from their bed, so I had that challenge too."

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

"The client wanted the bedroom to be a "home away from home." My design approach was to make it light and airy and soft so I chose fabrics that were a mixture of natural linen, velvet, and even a washable velvet on the swivel chairs and ottoman in the sitting area. When you're going white on upholstery, that kind of thing is important!"

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

"There's a lot of custom work in this space as well. The bed, the etagere, the desk, and the side tables were all custom made. In fact, the desk was touched by four different artisans!"

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

"There was some renovation in the space as well. We changed an old, low cased archway by raising it and adding old beams. We redesigned the fireplace, mantle, and stonework to give it a fresh look. And we repainted all the walls."

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

"The room is now updated, bright, and I think really beautiful."

This is what we call a MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
What is your favorite aspect of this space?

Zippity Doo Dah Weekend!

Happy Zippity Doo Dah weekend everyone! One of the biggest weekends in Fondren is finally here!

Zippity Doo Dah Weekend is 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...

SummerHouse's Interiors Market Booth

SummerHouse's Interiors Market Booth

SummerHouse's Interiors Market Booth

SummerHouse's Interiors Market Booth

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!)

List of Events:

Thursday (3/21) TONIGHT:
Arts, Eats, and Beats. 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday (3/22):
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.

Saturday (3/23):
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.)

For more details on any of these events, visit this website.

We hope to see you out in Fondren this weekend! 

Interiors Market Booth Update + Wine Tasting

Late last week, Marty got our beautiful Interiors Market booths in Fondren looking better than ever!

Among so many other things, we've got some of the most fabulous gourmet chocolates you'll find!
These are the perfect Valentine's gift for just about anyone!

SummerHouse | Interiors Market Booth | Mississippi SummerHouse | Interiors Market Booth | Mississippi SummerHouse | Interiors Market Booth | Mississippi

Speaking of Valentine's Day...
Interiors Market is hosting some lovely wine tasting events tonight (2/11) and tomorrow night (2/12)! It's not too late to reserve your spot for tomorrow night's tasting, which starts at 5:45 and features several red wines from all over the world, along with fruit, cheese and dessert to nibble on! All for only $25 a person! Call Interiors Market at 601-981-6020 to secure your spot. We hear this event is extra fun!

Around Jackson: Blithe and Vine

We wanted to share with you one of our favorite hot spots in Jackson!  Right now--well, always, really!-- we are loving Blithe and Vine!  Blithe and Vine is a new women's clothing store in Fondren Corner, right in the heart of Jackson.  It is a beautifully decorated store (good job, Lisa!) that is definitely worth a trip!  Not only is this a women's store, it is also a children's store! CosmoTots, which has been around for some time, is in the same space as Blithe and Vine.  The kids' clothes are so cute, you'll find yourself saying, "Do they make this for adults?!"

Liz Spratlin and Missy Massey (they are actually cousins!) bought CosmoTots in 2009 when it was just a small corner space in Fondren Corner.  Look how far they have come in just two years!! They ended up with about half of the old Max Furniture space after they went out of business and compltely gutted it.  They enlisted Lisa to steer them in designing the new space.  In a matter of just a few short months, walls were ripped out, the space was drawn out, things were on order (furniture, fixtures, AND clothes!) and the store was named.  It was quite a whirlwind!   Today, it is a beautiful space with two REALLY cute and fun girls keeping it running!

Be sure to make plans to attend Blithe and Vine's upcoming Spring Style Event on March 9!  They will have former Lucky Magazine editor Kristie Ramirez there talking about upcoming trends and her take on the fashion industry.  This is definitely something you do not want to miss! We will be there! :)

Be sure to visit Blithe and Vine's beautiful new website and mark your calendars for this fabulous event!  And tell Liz and Missy we said hi!