Coming Soon!

In an upcoming issue of the fabulous magazine Social South, one of designer Elizabeth Gullett's projects will be featured! It was photographed over the weekend in Santa Rosa Beach by the talented Allison Muirhead. The home is filled with natural light, blues and whites, linens and other soft fabrics, and just a relaxed yet elegant feel.

By designer Elizabeth Gullett // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

It's going to be a beautiful spread, so keep your eyes peeled!

More Gorgeousness

You might remember the teaser we shared last week about the home that hosted the photo shoot for the Mistletoe Marketplace steering committee! Well, we're here to deliver on our promise of more photos from this stunning residence designed by our very own Lisa Palmer... Are you ready?!

Ladies and gentlemen... Feast your eyes!

Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

When Lisa first started on this project, the house had not been updated in about 20 years. It was beautifully done, but it was a lot of bright color and pattern, and the client wanted something lighter and softer.

Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

"We started with rugs from NOLA Rugs in New Orleans and went from there." says Lisa. "We worked with some of her antique pieces and added new pieces that will be future antiques for her."

[caption id="attachment_2535" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS The painting in this photo is by Brent Smith out of Mobile. His work is breathtaking!![/caption]

Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MSEastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS
Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

The painting in the dining room was a commission of the client's cousin Martha Rea Baker from Santa Fe. Lisa worked closely with Baker on this piece, which turned out beautifully.

Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Working in the sun room was a bit of a challenge, but Lisa was able to overcome all obstacles and make this room absolutely fabulous! "It was important to the client that they had an unincumbered view of the lake. It was a challenge because there was a television and not much wall," says Lisa.

[caption id="attachment_2530" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS It's easy to see why the client insisted on having a clear view. This lake is SO pretty![/caption]

Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

B. Viz Pillow // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Lisa says, "The only thing we worked with in the bedroom was the rug. Then we found that beautiful B Viz pillow! She really wanted that room to be a respite where she could really relax."

Overall, Lisa says she loves working with homes that have a lot of history and personality. "And not only did this home have history and personality, but my client has a long history in the community and LOTS of personality! I love working with her," Lisa says.

We say, job well done!!

May 22, 2013 by SummerHouse

What you have to look forward to...

WOW.

That's all we can say about how GORGEOUS the showroom looks right now!
It has seriously never looked better. Marty is so good!

You're invited to come see the showroom in all it's beauty for yourself in an extra fun atmosphere tomorrow night at our Barry Dixon event! Here's what you have to look forward to... (Disclaimer: LOTS of gorgeousness lies ahead in the following photos!)

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SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Tomorrow night is going to be a blast-- we hope to see you out! :)

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!

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!

New To The Floor, Part 2

Here are more pictures of our recent showroom update. See yesterday's batch here!

Browse away!

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SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

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SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

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SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

What's your favorite thing you see?

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

Designer Showhouse Feature in Mississippi Magazine

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The latest issue of Mississippi Magazine has a wonderful 10-page spread on the Designer Showhouse out at Chestnut Hill that our very own Lisa Palmer led the design on! Be sure to pick up a copy and read the story that starts on page 182!

[caption id="attachment_1169" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Mississippi Magazine | January/February 2013 Mississippi Magazine | January/February 2013 Issue[/caption]

Here's a quick excerpt from the wonderful writeup!

"Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Ridgeland was chosen as lead designer. Palmer chose fundamentals-- wall colors, flooring, and tile. She shares, "I received the plans about six months prior to building. I changed the plans up quite a bit by arching doorways, adding cypress beams, rounding corners instead of using casings in openings, adding flatboard to walls and ceilings to give it more of a cottage feel. I worked with Al Bruce on the front door and added shutters instead of sidelights. I used a lot of semi-transparent stains in different mixes to achieve a unique look."

Mississippi Magazine | January/February 2013

We hope you enjoy this story, and the rest of the issue, as much as we did!

January 04, 2013 by SummerHouse

Firefly Cottage Feature in Social South

Have you seen the latest issue of Social South?

They did a feature on Firefly Cottage at Chestnut Hill, the Designer Showhouse that Lisa led the design on from the ground up! Lisa assembled a team of the best designers in Jackson, who each took a room to put their own cottagey spin on. The house ended up being breath-taking! You can read all about it in this story! (See page 26)

Social South

[caption id="attachment_1140" align="aligncenter" width="584"]Social South This story starts on page 26![/caption]

While you're flipping through the mag, don't miss our beautiful ad!

Social South

ENJOY!

December 28, 2012 by SummerHouse

A Comfortable and Elegant Before + After

We've got another fabulous Before + After for you guys today! Designer Elizabeth Gullett has successfully taken a room with great bones from lackluster to lust-worthy! Even though the finished product is fairly tonal, Elizabeth's combination of textures makes this room amazingly interesting!

But before you can see this beautiful room, take a look at the BEFORE photos:

Before designer Elizabeth Gullett worked her magic...

Before designer Elizabeth Gullett worked her magic...

See? Pretty room, just in need of some help! And that's where Elizabeth comes in...

The homeowner's style is elegant, rustic, and classic. This is her formal living room so she wanted to put a little more elegance into this room, all while maintaining warm approachability. She wanted people to think, "Oh what a beautiful room," but not be scared to sit in it.

Design by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

"We mixed an elegant velvet on the sofa with a seagrass rug. The mirrored coffee table also adds another dressy element," says Elizabeth.

But before any sample pulling began, Elizabeth found this gorgeous Carol Sneed painting, above the mantle, to use as her jumping off point. Elizabeth says, "We pulled the whole room together around this painting!"

Design by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MSElizabeth wanted everything in this room to be classic, without anything trendy, so this room would be beautiful for years and years. She and the homeowner, however, did include some ikat pillows on the sofa since that's one thing that can easily be switched out (should ikat  go out of style anytime soon!)

Design by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Let's take a quick inventory of textures in this space:
Linen, silk, velvet, wood, glass, mirror, and seagrass. "Even though the colors are all pretty neutral, this room is super interesting because of all the texture," Elizabeth says about this great, comfortable, elegant formal living room.

JOB WELL DONE!

For more from Elizabeth, follow her on Pinterest!

December 26, 2012 by SummerHouse