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!

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!

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!

Meet New Designer Casey Jenkins!

SummerHouse Designer Casey JenkinsSummerHouse Interior Designer Casey Jenkins is brand new to our little family up here and she's doing a great job of fitting right in!

We've loved getting to know her, so now is your turn to learn all about Casey with this little Q&A!

Q: Tell us a little about yourself! Where you're from, where you went to school, what you majored in...

A: I grew up in Brandon, MS in a home my mom designed and dad built! I attended Mississippi State University, majored in Interior Design, and was a Chi Omega! Go STATE!

Q: When did you first realize that you wanted to be an interior designer?

A: Growing up I always knew I enjoyed the idea of having my own business one day, and in fact, it took a year of classes in General Business to realize my love was Interior Design! After touring the studio I transferred and squeezed 4 years of design in 3! Absolutely love what I do!

Q: We hear you have some four-legged friends running around at your house! Tell us about them! :)

A: The divas are Millie Mae (too cool for anybody!) , Mollie Moo (we aren't even sure what she is?), and Little Bit (our main most diva)!

Q: What is your favorite thing do on a day or weekend off?

A: I absolutely LOVE to travel! Colorado last week to hit the slopes and D.C. next weekend for Ball on the Mall! When I am home, I crank up the push lawn mower and absolutely love edging my yard?! No really. Anything outdoors!

Q: What's the best movie you've seen recently?

A: Olympus Has Fallen! Gave me nightmares and I believe I was fighting off terrorists that night in my sleep. Gerald Butler was an amazing actor! Proud to be an American.

Q: Where is the coolest/best/most awesome place you've ever visited?

A: To this day, the cruise to Alaska we took as a family has remained to be one of my fondest memories. Words simply can not describe seeing enormous glaciers falling into the ocean, the wildlife, and swimming in heated pools in the middle of icey waters!

Q: In your short time here so far, have you developed any major crushes on any pieces on the showroom floor?!

A: Easy question! I am in love with Barry Dixon's antique screens displayed so beautiful! Looking forward to having him here with us May 9th!

[{ Find out more on our upcoming Barry Dixon event here! }]

Q: How would you describe your personal style as far as interiors?

A: Hard to narrow down, but generally speaking, I love layers! Depending on the client's space, I enjoy keeping things clean but cozy! Todd Prince would laugh, but I tend to over use the word "transitional".

Q: What's an interesting fact about you that your co-workers may not know about you yet?! :)

A: I did competitive swimming for 8 years and traveled most of the Southeast for weekly competitions! It taught me a lot of self discipline and time management. I love the friendships I have to this day from those interactions!

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!

What's New { Part Two }

Happy Monday!
We hope y'all had a stellar weekend!

To brighten your day a little bit, we'll go ahead and show you Part Two of our most recent showroom update! (In case you missed Part One on Friday, take a peek real quick!)

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
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SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Don't forget that the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Special Order Event is going on right now, and to go alongside that, Lisa has marked down a lot of what is on the showroom floor! So come see us, sooner rather than later (before the sale is over!)

What's New? { Part One }

It's time for another showroom status update! Marty and the guys have been busy bringing over new pieces and getting them beautifully arranged, so let's have a look-see at the new goods!

[caption id="attachment_2250" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS All of this jewelry is actually on SALE![/caption]

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Stay tuned for more photos of new goodies on Monday!
Have a GREAT weekend!

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!

"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?

Oxford Condo Before and After

Here's a great BEFORE and AFTER to get your day started off on the right foot!

This Oxford, MS condo, designed by Todd Prince, is the perfect example of how to do a LOT in a small space!

Here's what Todd was working with:

[caption id="attachment_2136" align="aligncenter" width="330"]SummerHouse Before & After BEFORE[/caption]

And here is how Todd transformed this space

[caption id="attachment_2134" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse Before & After AFTER[/caption]

According to Todd, the client wanted to fit as much seating as possible into the small living room since they do a good bit of entertaining, particularly during football season. The client's personal style is a little bit dressy, but things also needed to be family friendly, so Todd incorporated a pair of tight back sofas, some durable linen chairs (which you can't see), and some movable Hickory Chair benches that are just as beautiful as they are purposeful. These can be moved all over the condo to provide extra seating wherever needed!

The client's artwork was the starting point for what turned out to be a beautiful space! Kudos on a great job, Todd!