Living Room Before and After

22
OCTOBER
2014

We have a great before and after for you today! This project by Interior Designer Elish Phares is located in Daphne, Alabama! The fun, young homeowners were a pleasure to work with and everyone was pleased with the results of this latest install!

Here’s what Elish was working with BEFORE:

Living Room BEFORE // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE // www.alwayssummerblog.com

And here is the AFTER!!

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Before we show you too much more, let’s do a quick Q&A with Elish about this project in general!

1. Tell us a little about how you met these clients!

I met my Daphne, AL clients via telephone this past spring! Their phone call to the store has developed into one of my favorite client relationships! They are a young couple who were recently married and are new homeowners wanting to work on their living spaces.

2. Tell us a little about the clients themselves… What their needs were, and what their likes and dislikes were.

This Daphne couple is a stylish, adventurous, fun-loving couple. They wanted a classic and clean look. Design wise, we pretty much saw eye-to-eye from the beginning of the project to the end!

3. What were the biggest changes made in this space?

Thankfully the husband of this fabulous couple is pretty handy! I suggested taking out a built in that threw off the symmetry of the room, as well as taking out a non-load bearing divider wall. Although this threw them a little at first, they were quickly on board and doing their part in Daphne! We also gave the fireplace a bit of a facelift with new paint.

4. What is your favorite aspect of the AFTER?

I am absolutely in love with the color palette. It is light, neutral, approachable, and just slightly earthy. We went with neutrals but played up texture. And the accent colors… I love how unusual but beautiful they are. We complimented the neutral palette with a washed tea leaf green and a grayed plum.

5. Can you tell us a little about where you drew your inspiration? (What inspired your color palette, selections, etc…)

They already had 2 linen sofas that fit the space nicely, as well as a moroccan rug. These pieces provided a solid jump start. I took into consideration their clothing style and how they live. Both are great indicators for what a client will like design wise. I can’t say enough about how well a project can turn out when your client communicates, trusts your direction, and does a full room at a time. Many times a design can start to be lost when projects are dissected or done in pieces. And the client can’t appreciate the full concept because they are only seeing it in part. It was so rewarding to be involved in this project from start to finish!

Here are a few more photos of the AFTER…

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Excellent job, Elish! We love how it turned out!

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All New!

13
OCTOBER
2014

Last week, Marty and team did a great job of re-doing the showroom floor! We have a lot of beautiful new furnishings and accessories in that you simply must come see! Many of what you see in these pictures is also available on our web store!

Here is a preview of some of the new prettiness… 🙂

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

 

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

If you see anything you’d like to know about, please do not hesitate to give us a call! 601-853-4445. Our designers are always happy to help!

Thanks for stopping by today – Have a GREAT week!

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Web Store Wish List

22
MAY
2014

With our web store being updated with new product by the week, we find ourselves with an ever-growing wish list of items that we want for ourselves!

This week, our web store wish list consists of these lovely items… What a gorgeous room this would make!

Web Store Wish List // all items available at www.summerhousestyle.com

Shop this look!
(Clockwise from top left)

Ram Box ($140)
Maxim Chandelier ($3,690)
Contempo Wood Candle Holders ($110)
Equation I ($310) and Equation IV ($310)
Athena Sculpture ($90)
Bergdorf Shell Sofa ($4540)
Master Bedroom Candle ($70)
Turkish Delight Pillow ($290)

What’s on your wish list??
We’d love to know!

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In the Pages of Delta Magazine

12
MAY
2014

We’re so excited about the newest issue of Delta Magazine!

Not only are two of our clients’ homes featured in the pages of the pretty publication, but one of the homes made the COVER of the magazine!

SummerHouse on the cover of Delta Magazine!

The two homes shown in the pages were in the “A Dozen Inspiring Designs” feature, so we were honored to have such a strong showing! Lisa designed the foyer space, and she and Todd worked together on the living room! 🙂

SummerHouse featured in Delta Magazine's 'A Dozen Inspiring Designs'

SummerHouse featured in Delta Magazine's 'A Dozen Inspiring Designs'

Fun fact: The homes that these two rooms are in are right next door to each other in Jackson’s historical Eastover neighborhood! The owners are best friends! 🙂

Mississippi is just one big small town, and that’s why we love it!

Many thanks to Delta for the love! And thank you for stopping by today and reading! 🙂

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In The Pages Of Portico

24
APRIL
2014

PORTICO Jackson, a local favorite amongst the magazines in our area, has so kindly featured SummerHouse in a feature on how to build a dream home from start to finish!

Portico, April 2014 // SummerHouse

The two photos they chose to print are from two of our favorite homes!

We love the coziness that both of these rooms portray. Warm, comfortable, and incredibly stylish!

How to Build A Dream Home From Start To Finish // Portico, April 2014 // SummerHouse

How to Build A Dream Home From Start To Finish // Portico, April 2014 // SummerHouse

Do you love these rooms as much as we do?!

Find out more about PORTICO Jackson here!

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More From Market (Recap Part 3)

14
APRIL
2014

Are you ready for a few more snaps from our trip to High Point market?! We’re ready to share!

If you haven’t looked yet, be sure to peek at our trips to Vanguard or Hickory Chair!

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Our trip to the showroom of fabulous lighting company Curry was a blast because we hit them just at the right time! They had just begun serving cocktails and gelato, so of course we partook!

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Gelato at the Curry showroom!

How fabulous are these bamboo looking chandeliers!?

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Curry Lighting

One of our favorite things about Curry is that they have live bonsai plants of all different species sitting around everywhere… They’re BEAUTIFUL!

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Bonsai trees at Curry

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Bonsai trees at Curry

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Over at the Mr. Brown showroom, they premiered their brand new line of outdoor furnishings… It was love at first sight!

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Outdoor furniture at Mr. Brown

Even these kidney tables are made for the outdoors!

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Outdoor furniture at Mr. Brown

Of course, not everything there was made for the patio. These beauties are indoor only!

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Mr. Brown

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Mr. Brown

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At the Bernhardt Interiors showroom, we saw several things that made us weak in the knees… This is just the tip of the iceberg!

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Bernhardt Interiors

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Bernhardt Interiors

SummerHouse goes to Market :: Bernhardt Interiors

That’s all we have for you today! Did you see anything you love?!

Stay tuned for more later this week! 🙂

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Shop This Look!

27
FEBRUARY
2014

Do you love that SummerHouse style but are not able to shop our showroom in person?

Well, you are now in luck! Now that our WEB STORE is in full swing, you’re able to shop much of our inventory online and have it shipped right to you! (What did we do before we had the internet/online shopping? Seriously!)

Here’s one look you can shop from anywhere!

Shop this look at www.summerhousestyle.com

Emory Sofa // Equation Print // Turkish Delight Pillow // Bala Pillow

Shop this look at www.summerhousestyle.com

Tremont Chair

See something else you like that isn’t available on the web store yet? No worries! Anna, our amaaaazing web store manager, is uploading new product regularly so chances are, the item you love will be available in a short amount of time! In the meantime though, feel free to give us a call to inquire about that item! We are always happy to assist!

Shop more of SummerHouse HERE by clicking on the Shop tab! We hope you love what you find!

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Looking Good!

21
AUGUST
2013

Over the course of the past week or so, we’ve had a LOT of pieces leave the showroom floor, which means a lot of holes have been filled with brand new items!

Marty and the guys worked their magic to get the showroom floor looking more gorgeous than ever! Of course, it’s prettier in person, but in case you can’t get by to see with your own eyes, here are a few shots of what we’ve got goin’!

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

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

If you see anything you’d like to learn more about, just give us a call at the store! Our wonderful design staff is always happy to help!

Hope you’re having a great week so far!

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10 Lovely Living Rooms

08
AUGUST
2013

The Living Room. The Den. The Family Room.

Whatever you and your family call yours, we all know how important it is for that room to look good! Living Rooms are certainly in the running as the most used room in any family’s home, so we’re showcasing all different styles!

Here are 10 Lovely Living Rooms for inspiration and viewing pleasure, all designed by SummerHouse designers!

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10 Lovely Living Rooms // SummerHouse

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10 Lovely Living Rooms // SummerHouse

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10 Lovely Living Rooms // SummerHouse

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10 Lovely Living Rooms // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

For more lovely SummerHouse designs, only in bedrooms, take a look at this post!

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Status on The Cabin

05
AUGUST
2013

It’s been a while since we have updated y’all on the progress at The Cabin!

You can see earlier status reports here, here, and here!

The furniture for this fantastic weekend getaway has started rolling in, so a good bit of it has been delivered! Lisa hasn’t finalized furniture placement and hasn’t accessorized yet, so there is still a lot to look forward to!! But here are a few quick shots of how the place is looking!

CABIN STATUS // SUMMERHOUSE

The Cabin // SummerHouse

Here’s a close up of the floors… The stain turned out BEAUTIFULLY!

The Cabin // SummerHouse

Our next status report will probably be of a fully done cabin, so stay tuned! We can’t wait!

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Pretty Project Presentation

17
JUNE
2013

Props to designers Lindsey Townsend and Chelsea Sirmons for putting together one seriously beautiful presentation last week! We all went on and on about how beautiful the pink + gray color story was, and what a great job they did on their stellar selections!

Master Bedroom presentation by designers Chelsea Sirmons and Lindsey Townsend // SummerHouse

Interior Design Presentation // SummerHouse // Rigeland, MS

Interior Design Presentation // SummerHouse // Rigeland, MS

Interior Design Presentation // SummerHouse // Rigeland, MS

We’re all excited to see this space come together for this client! It’s going to be absolutely outstanding! Good job on this project, ladies!

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Coming Soon!

30
MAY
2013

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.

SummerHouse at the Beach

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

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Neutrals + Blues

28
MAY
2013

Last week we talked about how busy Todd and Tina have been lately with several big projects, and we’re here to share the second of the two big installs they’ve had recently! (If you missed the blog post about their big outdoor install, check it out here!)

This install isn’t 100% done, but it’s looking so great that we couldn’t help but share a few photos! We’ll have more in the near future when all of the finishing touches have been added!

Designer Todd Prince says he loved working on this home and helping create a relaxing, inviting atmosphere with his selections. The foyer is beautifully detailed with a piece of art from View Gallery and a completely custom entry table. (Todd had the table built, the skirt custom made, and the custom stencil applied!)

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

The keeping room in this home is filled by a Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sectional, Lauren Lachance artwork, and a fantastic Club Cu concrete table. The Lee chair in the corner is also a beautiful, soft touch! So pretty!

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MSThis Lee Industries sofa, Mottega lamps, and Hickory Chair side tables are the perfect start to this living room! The custom Kerry Joyce pillows add just the right amount of color.

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MSIn the breakfast area of the home, Todd had a custom table made and surrounded it with Artesia chairs. All of the tabletop is from SummerHouse, and we’re all in love with the Lauren Barksdale landscape hung on the wall!

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Lastly, we bring you the master bedroom! This cozy, restful, spa-like retreat was created to be a get-away from everyday life. The custom bedding, Kerry Joyce pillows and Mr. Brown lamps beautifully accent the Vanguard uphostered headboard the Compendium Vanguard side tables.

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Who wouldn’t feel relaxed in this home?! Great work Todd. You nailed it, yet again!

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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.

“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.”

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!!

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.

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!

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!!

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What you have to look forward to…

08
MAY
2013

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!)

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
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
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Tomorrow night is going to be a blast– we hope to see you out! 🙂

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Oxford Condo Before and After

11
APRIL
2013

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:

BEFORE AND AFTER // SUMMERHOUSE

And here is how Todd transformed this space

SummerHouse Before & After
AFTER

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!

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