Neutrals + Blues

Last week we talked about how busy Todd and Tina have been lately with several big projects, and we're here to share the second of the two big installs they've had recently! (If you missed the blog post about their big outdoor install, check it out here!)

This install isn't 100% done, but it's looking so great that we couldn't help but share a few photos! We'll have more in the near future when all of the finishing touches have been added!

Designer Todd Prince says he loved working on this home and helping create a relaxing, inviting atmosphere with his selections. The foyer is beautifully detailed with a piece of art from View Gallery and a completely custom entry table. (Todd had the table built, the skirt custom made, and the custom stencil applied!)

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MSThe keeping room in this home is filled by a Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sectional, Lauren Lachance artwork, and a fantastic Club Cu concrete table. The Lee chair in the corner is also a beautiful, soft touch! So pretty!

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MSThis Lee Industries sofa, Mottega lamps, and Hickory Chair side tables are the perfect start to this living room! The custom Kerry Joyce pillows add just the right amount of color.

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MSIn the breakfast area of the home, Todd had a custom table made and surrounded it with Artesia chairs. All of the tabletop is from SummerHouse, and we're all in love with the Lauren Barksdale landscape hung on the wall!

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Lastly, we bring you the master bedroom! This cozy, restful, spa-like retreat was created to be a get-away from everyday life. The custom bedding, Kerry Joyce pillows and Mr. Brown lamps beautifully accent the Vanguard uphostered headboard the Compendium Vanguard side tables.

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Who wouldn't feel relaxed in this home?! Great work Todd. You nailed it, yet again!

Gorgeous Greens

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With St. Paddy's day only a couple of days away, we thought it would be a great time to celebrate one of nature's favorite hues: GREEN! From mint to emerald, sage to moss, and everything in between, the many shades of green always seem to be beautifully calming.

Here are a few green beauties we currently have in the showroom!

[caption id="attachment_1795" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Gorgeous Greens: Lauren Barksdale painting Lauren Barksdale painting[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1796" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Gorgeous Greens: Glass beads Glass Beads[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1794" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Gorgeous Greens: Pillows and throw Pillows and throw[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1792" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Gorgeous Greens: Succulents Succulents[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1791" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Gorgeous Greens: Mint Green Tribal Frame Mint Green Tribal Frame[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1790" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Gorgeous Greens: Cattail Balls Cattail Balls[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1793" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Gorgeous Greens: Stones on pedestals Stones on Pedestals[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1797" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Gorgeous Greens: Small Lauren Barksdale Paintings Small Lauren Barksdale Paintings[/caption]

What's your favorite shade of green?

New Lauren Barksdale Art

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Yesterday we got a new bunch of BEAUTIFUL art from Lauren Barksdale! If you haven't seen her work in person, we highly encourage you to come check it out. Her sense of color is incredible!

[caption id="attachment_1367" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS 24" x 30" Seascape ($800), 40" x 40" Landscape ($2200),[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1376" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS 40" x 40" birds ($2200)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1375" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS 40" x 40" abstract ($2200)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1371" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS Acrylic birds on fabric ($375)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1374" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS 18" x 18" Seascape ($800)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1373" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS 8" x 24" Landscape ($300)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1372" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS 10" x 10" Birds ($175)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1370" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS Acrylic birds on fabric ($375)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1369" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS 48" x 72" Landscape ($4500)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1365" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS 48" x 48" Birds ($3000)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1368" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS 36" x 48" Seascape ($2200)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1366" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS 40" x 40" Landscape ($2200)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1364" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Lauren Barksdale Art @ SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS 36" x 60" Abstract ($2900)[/caption]

What's your favorite piece?

We've always been huge fans of the Birds and Landscapes/Seascapes! We're pretty crazy about the Acryllic birds and the Abstracts, too, since those are new for Lauren. Can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

SummerHouse Gift Week { day seven }

Today is the last day of our official SummerHouse Gift Week! We've enjoyed showing you a sampling of the affordable, in stock gift items we have available! Of course, to get the best look and to see everything we have, you'd have to come in and see things for yourself ;)

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1. Roost Penguin Ornaments (these have been a customer favorite for years!), $11

2. Cut Glacier Selenite Votive, $62

3. Lauren Barksdale Small Cross Painting (the perfect gift for someone who has everything), $55

We hope you've enjoyed SummerHouse Gift Week! Remember, if you have any questions about anything you've seen in any of our blog posts, don't be shy to call up to the store! We will be happy to help in any way possible. 

Showroom Redo PART ONE

Marty and team revamped the showroom last week and we've been dying to show you photos!! Sorry it's taken us a couple of days to get these up!  Take not of all the fabulous rug benches, new upholstery, new art, new pillows... Pretty much new EVERYTHING! We've got so many beautiful photos to show you that we're breaking them into two posts. Here is PART ONE... :)

Showroom Redo PART TWO coming soon!

SummerHouse Gift Week { day five }

It's day five of SummerHouse Gift Week! Today we've got two really outstanding gift items to tell you about!

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The first gift we want to show you is absolutely beautiful. Lauren Barksdale, one of our favorite artists from Baton Rouge, came up with these calendars, featuring a different painting each month. What more affordable way to enjoy so much of her art?!

Lauren Barksdale 12-month 2012 calendars, $36

 Boston Chocolatiers Purefection chocolates are new to SummerHouse and we are obsessed with these confections! The beautifully packaged chocolates would make great gifts for the chocolate lovers on your gift list, your kids' teachers, or for a dirty santa party. (We can promise this would be the gift that gets stolen over and over again!)

Regular size box (2 tiers of chocolates), $45

Large box (4 tiers of chocolates), $68

Don't miss our previous Gift Week Posts!

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SummerHouse Gift Week { day two }

Today is day two of our SummerHouse gift week! Every gift we're featuring over the course of this week is in stock and under $75. If you see something you like that you have a question about, please don't hesitate to give one of our talented designers a call!

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Orange and Gold Bracelets (these look so expensive, but they're so not!), $20

Lauren Barksdale extra small pink heart painting, $40

Lauren Barksdale small red heart painting, $55

Did you miss day one of gift week? Don't fret! You can check it out here.

FOR THE LOVE OF ART Recap!

Our FOR THE LOVE OF ART event was last night and we had so much fun! We had an amazing turnout!  Lots of beautiful art, delicious food, live portrait sketches by artist Dyann Gunter, and great company all made for a good time.  The cherry on top of the evening was the fact that it was benefitting CARA, the largest no kill animal shelter in Mississippi.  They rely solely on donations, so we were excited to have the opportunity to do something to help them.  Here are a few snapshots from the evening. 

Thanks to all who came out last night.  As you can see, we had a ball! And thanks to all of our amazing artists who were willing to participate and give to CARA!  Dyann Gunter, Lauren Barksdale Hill, Anne Taylor Duease, Jean Seymour, and Kathryn Morris Trotter all deserve a huge round of applause!

If you would like more information about CARA, visit their website for the latest updates! 

Stay tuned for information on our upcoming events... :)

Designer Spotlight: Betsy Pevey

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 This week, designer Betsy Pevey shares a little bit about what has been catching her eye these days.  Her love for art, color and the great outdoors are truly inspiring.  Take a look...    

"A painting definitely makes a room.  I am always thrilled with artists Lauren Barksdale and Dyann Gunter.  Lauren's beautiful birds and landscapes, and Dyann's abstracts and nudes are so versatile.  I think art is SO important , in any space."    

[caption id="attachment_665" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Abstract by Dyann Gunter"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_666" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Landscape by Lauren Barksdale"][/caption]

  "My favorite color right now is paprika.  It looks great with light hues, like golds and off whites, or darker hues like charcoals, taupes, and dark blues.  That color just has an energy that makes me happy!  I actually just finished up four custom pillows to bring that color into a neutral room.  We used a paprika linen with gold embroidery, and backed it in paprkia velvet. They turned out great.  A couple of my favorite fabrics with paprika are by Raoul and Galbraith and Paul" 

[caption id="attachment_698" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Galbraith and Paul. Birch Orange"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_671" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Galbraith and Paul. Flower Power Fuschia"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_673" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Jane Shelton. Vermicelli Square Red"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_679" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Romo. Delaney Fuchsia  Raoul. Ngozi Cayenne"][/caption]

"My favorite place at my own house right now is my patio.  Outdoor spaces are the ticket to relaxation... A place to unwind and enjoy with family and friends.  I love the multi-use of a garden seat.  They are great indoor and outdoor, and are an easy way to add a pop of color.  I am also loving the new outdoor introductions by LEE Industries.  They have some new outdoor fabrics that are beautiful and easy to clean."     

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