Outdoor Oasis

Designer Todd Prince and his lovely assistant Tina had quite a busy week last week! They had two major installs, both of which we're excited to tell you about! One was interior and one was exterior, so today we're sharing the exterior one! With the lovely weather we had over the weekend, it just seems appropriate to keep up the spirit of outdoor entertaining...

Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

This beautiful outdoor oasis is open, breezy, and (of course) weather proof! Todd picked all of the furniture from a couple of our favorite outdoor lines: Lee Industries and Summer Classics. It all blends together so perfectly!

Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

All of the custom detail (like the custom banding on the bottom of the dining chairs, and the specially made drapery hardware) make this space interesting and personal as well as beautiful.

Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS
Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS
Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Gorgeous outdoor fabrics from Perennials (notice the contrast fabrics on the white arm chairs!), Nomi, Donghia, and Dedar add just the perfect amount of color and texture...

Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Outdoor Oasis // Designed by Todd Prince // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MSAfter a hard day's work, these clients were ready to throw an amazing outdoor soiree!

Well done, Todd and Tina! We love!

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

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SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

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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!

New To The Floor + Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

We hope all of you are having a wonderful day filled with lots of cards, candy, and kisses!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

We're celebrating this happy occassion by oogling over all of the fantastic new inventory that came over to the floor yesterday! New LEE Industries upholstery, Hickory Chair upholstery and case pieces, Studio A Pottery, Vanguard and Mitchell Gold case pieces... And that's just the beginning! Have a peek at some of the new beauties we've got!

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

That's all for today! Stay tuned for tomorrow's post with even more new and pretty stuff!

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.

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

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

December 19, 2012 by SummerHouse

New to the Floor

Our ever-changing floor changed once more this week! We moved some things around, brought over some new items, and hung some new art! Take a peek at what you'll find if you visit us in the next couple of days! (Remember: We sell straight off of our showroom floor, so if you see something you like, give us a call!)










Showroom Update { part one }

Good Monday morning to everyone! We trust you had a wonderful, productive, relaxing weekend! :) Last week we did some rearranging on the showroom floor and brought over some beautiful new pieces! We took lots of pictures, so here is the first installment of showroom photos. The second installment will be up later this week!

All of these beautiful new things made last week and this past weekend great for us. It's the little things in life, right?! What made your weekend great? Leave a comment for a chance to win a prize from the store! :)

{ And have a fabulous week! }

Showroom Redo PART TWO

Here are some more shots of our newly re-vamped showroom! Check out PART ONE if you missed it!

If you have any questions about anything you see here, leave us a comment or give us a call! HAPPY FRIDAY TO ALL!

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!

{{Our Pretty Showroom}}

We hope you're having a wonderful Thursday! Marty and the team have been working hard to get the floor rearranged with all of our fabulous new stuff! We got in lots of great new accessories (many from Jonathan Adler!), some great new pillows, some FINE lamps, and lots of other stuff. Just take a peek at this little gallery of beautiful eye candy... It'll brighten your day, for sure!

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. :-)

GREAT JOB, ELIZABETH!