Our Memorial Day Schedule

We will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
We hope you and your family have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

Happy Memorial Day from SummerHouse

Designer Fabric Flag // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

We'll re-open Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.! See you then!

May 24, 2013 by SummerHouse
Tags: The Store

Because Of You...

SummerHouse

We're growing!
And we're looking for another interior designer!

Because of the growth SummerHouse has experienced, we find ourselves in need of a bigger staff!
We are currently looking to hire an interior designer. Please email toddprince@summerhousestyle.com
if you are interested and we will give you more details about the position.

A BIG THANK YOU
for helping us grow into the business we are today! Because of you, we have a bright future ahead and we
look forward to serving your design needs in the months and years to come!

Barry Dixon Event Recap

Last night's Barry Dixon Event was such a blast! A great time was had by all!

We'd like to give a big thank you to Barry for coming in and being so sweet to take pictures, sign books and share stories with us for so many hours! We'd also like to give a huge thanks to Arteriors Home for sponsoring the event! The collection Barry did with Arteriors could not be more beautiful accenting our showroom floor!

We hope our guests had as much fun as we did!

{ THE SETUP }

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Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

{ FOOD + DRINK }
Derek Emerson, chef at Walker's and Local 463, came up with a beautiful, tasty Southern menu that everyone absolutely loved! And the signature cocktail, The Mason Dixon, was a big hit as well! Thanks to Sean at Calistoga Wine & Spirits and Marty for coming up with such a perfect drink to keep the party alive!
Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

[caption id="attachment_2421" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS The biscuits were so good that Elish and Todd almost got into it![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2422" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Banana Pudding in mini mason jars![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2409" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Gorgeous Charcuterie Spread[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2402" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS The Mason Dixon Signature Cocktail ready to be served![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2403" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS The Mason Dixon[/caption]

Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

{ BARRY }

It was such an honor to have internationally renown interior designer Barry Dixon is our shop!

[caption id="attachment_2420" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Barry talking with our staff about some of the inspiration behind his line with Arteriors[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2410" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Barry with one of his first employers from back in the day! Warren Wright![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2412" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS The designer presentation where Barry shared stories and inspiration with a handful of local designers[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2418" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Signing books[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2408" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Barry with the SummerHouse staff[/caption]

{ MUSIC }

Raphael Semmes and his trio did a great job of keeping the party lively with their jazzy tunes!

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{ PEOPLE }

Of course the party wouldn't have been such a success if there hadn't been so many wonderful people in attendance! We can't put all the pictures we took here on the blog so be sure to check out our Facebook page for more photos from the event!

Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS
Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS
Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

[caption id="attachment_2407" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS Arteriors friends![/caption]

Barry Dixon Event at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Thanks so much to everyone who contributed to making this event a success! Have a great weekend!

May 10, 2013 by SummerHouse

Today is the Big Day!

The showroom looks stunning.

The drinks are on ice.

We all have the perfect outfits picked out.

The outdoor furniture is set up in preparation
for a lovely Mississippi summer night.

The band and the food will be here shortly.

Our staff had a blast over dinner last night with the wildly entertaining Barry Dixon.

We are absolutely THRILLED that today is here! As Lisa mentioned on Facebook this morning,
she (as well as the rest of us) are "truly honored and humbled to have him."

We hope to see you tonight as we host Barry and hear about his exciting adventures in the  world of design!
We promise you'll have a great time and you'll be thoroughly entertained!

Doors open at 5:00 and the fun goes on until 8:00!

SEE YOU SOON!

May 09, 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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Tomorrow night is going to be a blast-- we hope to see you out! :)

Two Days Away!

The big Barry Dixon event is THIS Thursday! Only two days away!
We are so excited to host this one-of-a-kind event alongside Arteriors for such a design celebrity as Barry Dixon!

[caption id="attachment_2353" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Photo © Tony Powell. Barry Dixon Portraits. Elway House. August 23, 2012 Barry Dixon[/caption]

Not only is Barry extremely talented, but he is genuinely one of the nicest people we've had the pleasure of getting to know!
We know you're going to really enjoy talking with him and hearing him share about his design adventures.

In case you haven't heard, Barry is an Ole Miss graduate, so he is calling this event a homecoming of sorts!
He loves his Mississippi friends and has had some really kind words to say about us Mississippians
(and our homes!) :)

“Perhaps the greatest quality a home might possess is that of innate, soulful hospitality,” Barry says. “The South, Mississippi in particular, literally oozes this cardinal quality, and her children take it with them wherever they go…”

Come meet Barry on Thursday night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. over a bite to eat (prepared by James Beard Award winning Chef Derek Emerson of Walker's and Local 463!) and a Mason Dixon signature cocktail! Raphael Semmes and his trio will also be here providing some groovy tunes to set the mood for the affair!

We look forward to seeing you! Bring your friends!

The Mason Dixon: What It Is & Where To Get One

With our big Barry Dixon event only a week away, we figure it's time to start letting y'all in on some of the details!
Along with the help of our friends and neighbors at Calistoga Wine, we have come up with a signature cocktail for the event
and we're calling it The Mason Dixon.

The Mason Dixon Signature Cocktail for the May 9th Barry Dixon event at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

The Mason Dixon is a spirited sipper with a mix of delicious personalities like rosemary, lemon, and cucumber...
Sounds just right for a warm southern night, doesn't it?! Come try one on May 9th at SummerHouse from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
and bring a little appetite with you as well! Award-winning chef Derek Emerson from Walker's and Local 463 is doing the food. Try Braised Pork Belly and Cheddar Biscuits on for size... Yeah, this event is not to be missed!
WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT THURSDAY! 

Meet New Designer Casey Jenkins!

SummerHouse Designer Casey JenkinsSummerHouse Interior Designer Casey Jenkins is brand new to our little family up here and she's doing a great job of fitting right in!

We've loved getting to know her, so now is your turn to learn all about Casey with this little Q&A!

Q: Tell us a little about yourself! Where you're from, where you went to school, what you majored in...

A: I grew up in Brandon, MS in a home my mom designed and dad built! I attended Mississippi State University, majored in Interior Design, and was a Chi Omega! Go STATE!

Q: When did you first realize that you wanted to be an interior designer?

A: Growing up I always knew I enjoyed the idea of having my own business one day, and in fact, it took a year of classes in General Business to realize my love was Interior Design! After touring the studio I transferred and squeezed 4 years of design in 3! Absolutely love what I do!

Q: We hear you have some four-legged friends running around at your house! Tell us about them! :)

A: The divas are Millie Mae (too cool for anybody!) , Mollie Moo (we aren't even sure what she is?), and Little Bit (our main most diva)!

Q: What is your favorite thing do on a day or weekend off?

A: I absolutely LOVE to travel! Colorado last week to hit the slopes and D.C. next weekend for Ball on the Mall! When I am home, I crank up the push lawn mower and absolutely love edging my yard?! No really. Anything outdoors!

Q: What's the best movie you've seen recently?

A: Olympus Has Fallen! Gave me nightmares and I believe I was fighting off terrorists that night in my sleep. Gerald Butler was an amazing actor! Proud to be an American.

Q: Where is the coolest/best/most awesome place you've ever visited?

A: To this day, the cruise to Alaska we took as a family has remained to be one of my fondest memories. Words simply can not describe seeing enormous glaciers falling into the ocean, the wildlife, and swimming in heated pools in the middle of icey waters!

Q: In your short time here so far, have you developed any major crushes on any pieces on the showroom floor?!

A: Easy question! I am in love with Barry Dixon's antique screens displayed so beautiful! Looking forward to having him here with us May 9th!

[{ Find out more on our upcoming Barry Dixon event here! }]

Q: How would you describe your personal style as far as interiors?

A: Hard to narrow down, but generally speaking, I love layers! Depending on the client's space, I enjoy keeping things clean but cozy! Todd Prince would laugh, but I tend to over use the word "transitional".

Q: What's an interesting fact about you that your co-workers may not know about you yet?! :)

A: I did competitive swimming for 8 years and traveled most of the Southeast for weekly competitions! It taught me a lot of self discipline and time management. I love the friendships I have to this day from those interactions!

The Savings Continue...

The Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Special Order Event is still going on! 

Don't worry... You haven't missed out! BUT, it won't be going on for much longer so make your way up to SummerHouse and get 20% off almost all MGBW special orders while the deal still stands!

Special Order Event!

Here are a few lovely Mitchell Gold pieces we have on the floor to get your creative juices flowing!

And in case you're not familiar with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, they're all about comfort! Check out their fun mission statement HERE to learn even more about them!

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furniture at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furniture at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

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If you see a style you like, but don't like the fabric/leather it's in, no worries! That's the beauty of a special order! We have hundreds of leathers and fabrics so you can customize a piece to your personal specifications.

Hurry in while these great savings are still available (which won't be much longer!)
See you soon!

Want to win $100?

Want to win $100?

We know how you can!!

All you have to do is like SummerHouse's Facebook page, Social South's Facebook page, and share their [ LIKE & SHARE ] image (seen below) from HERE onto your Facebook page!

One you do those things, you're entered to win $100 to SummerHouse and a Barry Dixon book!!

Like our Facebook page, Social South's Facebook page, and share this image for a chance to win $100 to SummerHouse + a Barry Dixon book!

While you're at it, go ahead and mark your calendars for our Barry Dixon event on May 9th from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.! If you win the [ LIKE & SHARE ], you can bring your book to get signed at the event by the star himself!

What are you waiting on? Get to sharing! ;)