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!

"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?

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

[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!

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!

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

January 08, 2013 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.


For more from Elizabeth, follow her on Pinterest!

December 26, 2012 by SummerHouse

Rug Ottomans GALORE!

One of our favorite parts about visitng the LEE Industries showroom each market is participating in the battle for the best rug ottomas! To put it lightly, we'll just say it requires a lot of work to get the best rug ottomans! After a hard-fought battle, Lisa ended up with some awesome picks...

Introducing our brand new rug ottomans!

Market Recap {LEE Industries}

Market Recap #3: The Lee Industries Showroom. Always a good time here! See what Lisa had to say about this showroom visit!

[caption id="attachment_3891" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="At 6-45 a.m. at the Lee Showroom. We can buy off the floor at a discount so our strategy was set. Elizabeth, Elish and I split up with sold stickers in a mad dash for merchandise!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3899" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Uh Oh… our friends at Atchison Imports in Mobile had the same idea!!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3898" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="This is a new style and fabric from Lee. LOVE LOVE!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3897" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="These will look so awesome at my front counter! Bought 2!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3896" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Now… Lee offers acrylic legs! Wow! Had to have this too!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3895" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Couldn’t help myself! Had to have! It is a new faux leather with just a hint of glam."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3894" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Bought it! How fab! This bench is about 10’ long!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3892" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="At the Lee showroom, they show Lucky Fish Galleries art. This painting is on a pull down projector screen! They painted the wide black border on the wall. I found this fascinating!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3893" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Beautiful new fabric from Lee in our favorite swivel chair. Casual elegance at it’s best. Bought it!"][/caption]

We still have a few High Point market updates coming your way in the next few days!


What did we do this weekend? Four letters: NOLA.

On Sunday, we all loaded into a van and headed down to New Orleans for a day FILLED with fun! After an early morning and a three-hour van ride, it was time for some good New Orleans food. Where else is there to brunch other than NOLA, the fabulous French Quarter eatery owned by Emeril Lagasse?! We grabbed our table for 7 and enjoyed a delicious, leisurely meal...

[caption id="attachment_3662" align="aligncenter" width="482" caption="After brunch at NOLA (the restaurant)"]After brunch at NOLA (the restaurant)[/caption]

After brunch, we went to NOLA Rugs on Magazine Street to learn all about the amazing goods they have to offer.  In case you haven't heard, we are hosting a NOLA Rugs rug show, starting Thursday, March 1 and running through Sunday, March 4. Nothing like this has ever come to our area before!

[caption id="attachment_3663" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="We're learning so much at NOLA (the rug place!)"]We're learning so much at NOLA (the rug place!)[/caption]

Sharon, owner and rug guru that heads up NOLA Rugs, gave us an in-depth tutorial of NOLA rugs. What they have to offer will amaze you (just like it amazed us! We knew these rugs were fantastic, but now our appreciation for them is through the roof.... WOW!)

[caption id="attachment_3664" align="aligncenter" width="518" caption="Just look at all the rugs!"]Just look at all the rugs! [/caption]

From modern to traditional and from antique to brand new, there is a NOLA Rug to fit into just about any style and any budget. Drop by the rug show and let us share our newfound NOLA Rugs knowledge with you! (Did we mention that we'll have help on hand to get your favorite rugs over to your home for approval? More importantly, did we mention that we'll be open until 7:30 on Thursday with wine and hors d'oeuvres to make your shopping experience as relaxed as it can be?!)

NOLA the city, NOLA the restaurant, and NOLA Rugs.
Who could ask for a better Sunday?!

See you at the rug show! :)

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! }