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!

Brand New Beauties

Late last week, we brought over some brand new beauties to the showroom floor.
Upholstery, case pieces, books, accessories... The works!

Have a look at some of our new favorites. There are some very cool new items that we know you'll love!

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Yes, that is a HIDE tray! How fab?!

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What items do you most love?

New To The Floor Part 2

Yesterday, we started showing you a few of the beautiful new pieces on the showroom floor, but there was too much to squeeze into just one post! So here are a few more shots of our beautiful new inventory just waiting to go to a good home! (YOUR home!) ;)

[caption id="attachment_1565" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS How amazing is this bar cart?! We love![/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_1554" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS Pretty beachy accessories make us wish for warmer weather![/caption]

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SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

[caption id="attachment_1550" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS Beautiful Brent Smith art steals the show![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1547" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS This new Mitchell Gold chest is such a beauty![/caption]

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SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

[caption id="attachment_1542" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS More beautiful new Brent Smith art![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1543" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS This is one of our favorite Mitchell Gold sectionals in one of our FAVORITE fabrics: Sonnett Rain![/caption]

See anything you just have to have? Or anything you want to know more about? Feel free to leave us a comment or give us a call and we'll get you what you need!

Have a   F A N T A S T I C   weekend!

Studio Bon Love

Our love affair with Studio Bon fabrics has recently been rekindled...

Lisa is working on an incredible project (we can't wait to show you pictures once it's done!) and these fabrics have really taken the cool factor up a few notches...

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The patterns and colors offered by Studio Bon are the best!

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How can you not be in a good mood after playing with these pretties?!
The red + blue fabrics below are some of Lisa's favorites!

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Keep an eye out for more updates from this project, which we've dubbed "The Cabin."

We've been featured on My Notting Hill!

One of our favorite blogs to follow, My Notting Hill, posted about Lisa's Eastover Drive project this morning!
Be sure to check it out!

[caption id="attachment_1194" align="aligncenter" width="419"]My Notting Hill posted about us! My Notting Hill posted about us![/caption]

Thank you so much, Michelle, for including us in the fabulous interiors you post about! We're blushing! ;)

January 08, 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.

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

December 19, 2012 by SummerHouse

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! }]

SummerHouse in the Sunshine State

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SummerHouse designer Elizabeth Gullett recently finished a project in Santa Rosa, Florida that we are all in love with! See what Elizabeth has to say about the challenges that the project presented and how she overcame those challenges. And check out these gorgeous photos!

I must say that this Santa Rosa Beach, Florida carriage house has been one of my most favorite projects yet. Not only was the location divine -with its ocean views, private pool and private beach access- but the client and I shared a unity of vision that made this project go incredibly smoothly! Right off the bat, Kay and I knew we were going to work great together. She's as enthusiastic as I am, and there was so much to be excited about!

The Challenge: 1) To create a relaxing environment that was livable, fresh, and interesting, while easily accommodating guests ranging from grand-kids to business associates. One of the main issues we had to consider was the fact that this would be where Kay's kids and grandkids stayed when they came to visit. So everything needed to be super durable, easy to clean, and all around super family friendly, with as much sleeping room as possible. 2) The carriage house needed to have a "chic" element about it as well, because (very fortunate) business associates and clients would be staying here occasionally. 3) The furnishings should direct attention outside toward the amazing views, and not steal it from them. 4) The carriage house should also flow smoothly from the main house (they are attached), and yet stand on it's own two design feet.

The Solution: 1) This was accomplished with heavy duty fabric on a sleeper sofa, cleanable slipcovers on the chairs, and a darker wool rug downstairs. Wool is naturally stain-resistant, and the darker color makes it even more kid-friendly. The bar stools are made of a heavy-duty grey washed rattan - just wipe them clean!  2) A variety of carefully mixed finishes and washes brings an eclectic, yet sophisticated flair to the different case pieces in the house. The accessories-from classic, thick coffee table books to white coral on acrylic bases-add another layer of chic. The furniture is more rustic, while the accessories are more classic and elegant. 3) Furniture was arranged with each spectacular view as the focal point; every seat gets a good sightline to the ocean! 4)  I chose a palette of crisp white, soothing greens and fresh blues- a classic beach palette, done in a slightly unexpected, dressier way. The blue was pulled from the main house, bringing a sense of cohesiveness.

"Not only was the location divine -with its ocean views, private pool and private beach access- but the client and I shared a unity of vision that made this project go incredibly smoothly!"

"A variety of carefully mixed finishes and washes brings an eclectic, yet sophisticated flair to the different case pieces in the house."

The words we both kept using to describe the feeling we wanted for the house was "Non-beachy, beachy." Sounds silly, but it fit. Clean, relaxed, sophisticated, and fresh, but with no wicker or "coastal" furniture to be found anywhere...a "different" type of beach house. Kay pretty much gave me free rein in the fabric and furnishing selection, and after the initial presentation didn't change a thing. It was so affirming that she not only loved, but trusted, the entire vision!

Like I said, one of my most favorite projects yet. :-)


The Bobo Show

Jonathan Adler has a new collection of pillows. The Bobo collection. And we are in love!! These new pillows are different from what we're used to with Adler. In contrast to his heavy needlepoint pillows (which we are major fans of,) these new Bobo pillows are hand-blocked linen! As the founder of "happy chic," Mr. Adler has made us extremely happy with these new introductions! Which ones do you like best!? It's a tough decision...

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[caption id="attachment_2471" align="aligncenter" width="415" caption="Bobo Plume Pillow, Camel and Brown"][/caption]

May 31, 2011 by SummerHouse

Giddy about Galbraith

We just got in samples of Galbraith and Paul's newest introductions and... WOW... They are fabulous! Galbraith never ceases to amaze us... Their use of color and their super fun patterns always make us swoon! Primitive Flower, Candy Stripe, and Diamond (pictured in that order) are the newest additions to the colorful family of G&P fabrics.

One reason we love G&P so much (other than the fact that they produce a great fabric!) is because of how easy they are to work with! If we love one pattern, but want it done on a velvet instead of a linen, and with blues and greens insead of yellows and oranges, all we have to do is tell them! They are "kings of custom" as a rep once told us!  Check out all these color, fabric, and pattern options:




When you order Galbraith and Paul fabric with us, you know your end result will be something hand blocked, custom made JUST FOR YOU, because they print everything to order! Nobody else will ever have a fabric exactly like yours.  That is pretty cool if you think about it...

Can you see why we love this company so much!?