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!

High Point Market Recap!

We sent a team to High Point Market last week to scope out the latest in furniture and home decor trends, and the report they came back with was outstanding!

Marty, Lisa, Todd, and Elizabeth got some amazing new furnishings for the showroom floor, but since we don't have any of them yet, they also brought back literally hundreds of pictures for us to see so the rest of us could feel like we were there.

Since we couldn't put all of their pictures up, here are a few of the highlights!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 SummerHouse staff with THE Thom Filicia![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2326" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Beautiful new buffet/console from Vanguard[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2327" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 We love the new eyelash trim detail Lee Industries now offers on their upholstery![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2328" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 How gorgeous is this desk!?[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2329" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 This waterfall milk glass table from Tara Shaw took everyone's breath away![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2330" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 What a great light fixture![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2331" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Great idea for snazzing up a traditional wooden dining chair[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2333" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 That's limestone, which our team fell deeply in love with this market![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2334" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Vanguard now offers custom striping on case pieces! How great is this table?![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2335" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Another great shot of a lodgey setting at Vanguard. This beautiful buffet table looks so different in this setting than it does in our store![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2337" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Lacquered metal and teak planking were used by Artesia for a new outdoor collection[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2338" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 GREAT sectional for a media room![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2339" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Very cool bedroom setting at Hickory Chair[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2340" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 This entire photo is absolutely breath taking![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2342" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Concrete and mirror side table from Lee Industries[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2343" align="aligncenter" width="500"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Really fun and modern tufted chair![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2344" align="aligncenter" width="400"]SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013 Elizabeth getting cozy in this beautiful tall back chair[/caption]

Overall, the team says the trends they noticed were things they see fitting in really nicely into SummerHouse designs!

{  Blush / Soft Purple Undertones  }

{  Limestone  }

{  Tall Lamps  }

{  Return to Refined Interior Elements  }

Do you have a favorite trend you're excited to see more of in the near future?

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 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!

"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?

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?

Garden & Gun

We're pretty excited...

Why, you ask?

Our first ever Garden & Gun ad has just come out! The newest issue of this fabulous magazine (all about the best food/art/interiors/music/sport/travel the South has to offer) is a GREAT one.

We're excited to be in the pages of this publication amongst some of the South's hottest!

Garden & Gun

Take a minute to flip through and please come back and let us know what you think of our ad (which is on page 68!) And for more photos from the interior featured in the ad (designed by Elizabeth Gullett), go to this page of our website!

SummerHouse's Ad in Garden & Gun

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Little Teaser

We've got a little treat for you today! Here is a peek at a house that is still underway, but nearing completion. Lisa and Elish have been working on this project for months now, and seeing the finish product always makes the hard work so worth while!

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Is this not one of the most fabulous kitchens you've ever seen?! We are all flipping out over how beautiful this room is!

Stay tuned for more pictures of the whole house once it's complete!!

Spring Break Showroom Update!

Happy Spring Break to all of you who are getting to enjoy it!

With warmer weather on the brink, and lighter+brighter interiors on our minds, we've given the showroom a little springy boost with lots of pretty new furnishings!

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

[caption id="attachment_1758" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS Fierce![/caption]

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

[caption id="attachment_1764" align="aligncenter" width="550"]SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS Which way to the beach??[/caption]

Have a great Monday and be sure to check back later this week as we give you a preview of a REALLY great project two of our designers just completed!

Save the Date for Barry Dixon!

Ok everyone... We have something VERY cool to announce!!

We're honored and excited to inform you that Barry Dixon (yes, THE Barry Dixon) is coming to SummerHouse for an event on Thursday, May 9th! Be sure to go ahead and mark your calendars...

Not only is Barry known worldwide for his amazing taste in interiors, but he's got some pretty serious ties to Mississippi! He graduated from Ole Miss and has used his design to spread warm Southern hospitality all over the globe. One of the pieces from his latest collection for Arteriors was actually inspired by a church in Clarksale, MS!

Save the Date! Barry Dixon coming to SummerHouse on May 9th!

This will be our biggest event yet (and y'all know how we love getting a good party together!) so we'll keep you posted as the details get sorted! Stay tuned!

For now, grab that date book and a pen and make a note on MAY 9TH for the event of the year!