"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?

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 from the Schu: Chroma Collection

One of Schumacher's Fall collections, Chroma, has fully captured our attention! A few new things, plus new twists on old favorites, make this collection outstanding! Remember the always popular Imperial Trellis pattern that was once only available in linen? That is now available as a cut velvet! Fabulous! Here are a few of our favorite patterns for your viewing pleasure...

[caption id="attachment_3179" align="aligncenter" width="395" caption="Imperial Trellis Velvet Chartreuse"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3182" align="aligncenter" width="395" caption="Metropolitan Velvet Platinum"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3181" align="aligncenter" width="395" caption="Marrakesh Velvet River"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3180" align="aligncenter" width="395" caption="Kasari Ikat Graphite"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3183" align="aligncenter" width="395" caption="Sheridan Linen Embroidery Chartreuse"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3177" align="aligncenter" width="395" caption="Chinois Fret Noir/Almond"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3184" align="aligncenter" width="395" caption="Zenyatta Mondatta Peacock"][/caption]

Check out our older posts about some of our Schumacher favorites!