Meet Mackenzie!

We have a new(ish) face up here that you need to get familiar with! Mackenzie is Lisa’s new assistant, but has been so busy since she started that we are just now getting around to her official introductory Q&A! I have loooved getting to know this pretty lady and I know you will too!

Tell us a little about you! Where you’re from, where you went to school, what you studied, about your family…

I’m originally from Byram and lived in the same sweet house that my parents still occupy until the day that I moved off for college. I grew up spending the weekends, if not entire summers, a little outside of Grenada at my grandparents’ home and our family land. This is the place that holds my heart and is where I run off to as often as possible.

I played competitive fast-pitch softball for as many years as I can remember and I also played in high school and junior college.

I graduated from Mississippi State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and spent the following summer interning in Washington, D.C. I eventually made the decision to return home and have since worked at a few different places in the Jackson area. I’ve gained incredible knowledge and skills from all of my previous work experiences and am happy to finally call SummerHouse my new home away from home!

I know there are probably 100 reasons why you love interior design, but can you give us one of the top reasons you love it? 

To put it simply, THE DETAILS MATTER. I love and obsess over the many ways in which a space can function and make you feel. I firmly believe that the architectural details of a space and the pieces within it are not only a representation of who you are as an individual, but can bring forth a variety of emotions, often without realizing it.

What inspires your design-loving mind the most? A certain city, restaurant, book, website…? 

So. Many. Things. First of all, Pinterest and Instagram are my two social media loves. A ton of the people and places I follow inspire me daily, both near and far. However, I’m a book addict and when there’s a little more time to spend, a good coffee table book will swallow me whole. Poetry of Place by Bobby McAlpine, The Nature of Home by Jeffrey Dungan, Library House by Thomas O’Brien and Château Life by Jane Webster are favorites, to name a few. And with all that being said, without a doubt, the English countryside is what makes my heart beat fast.

What is your favorite way to spend a lazy weekend?

My ideal lazy weekend would consist of the following:

Waking up with no alarm and a little rain outside,

Reading, writing or drawing while eating a bagel for breakfast,

Organizing and cleaning the house with music playing in the background,

Splurging on a trip to the florist, farmers market or Barnes and Noble,

Cooking dinner on the grill and having cheesecake for dessert,

Watching a TV show or movie in the evening with a blanket and some candles lit,

Reading before falling asleep in freshly clean bed sheets,

And to top all that off, one day I hope to have my own garden to work in and enjoy.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for a week, where would you go and why

I believe that we should travel as often and to as many places as possible. My list is never-ending; however, Scotland is at the top. The Highlands, medieval castles, rugged mountains, coastlines, secret gardens, the Hogwarts Express, Outlander, and quite simply, the history and traditions are several of my reasons why.

If you could take home one item from the showroom floor for your own home, what would you take?!

This one is difficult because there are several pieces I’m obsessing over on our showroom floor at the moment. However, I’m going to have to go with the very thing I have absolutely loved since day one – The Currey & Company Clifford Table Lamp. It’s elegant and timeless and I dream of having one on either side of my bed one day.

How do you take your caffeine? 

In true southern fashion – iced sweet tea!

What’s a little-known fact about you that people might be interested to hear? 

For as long as I can remember, I have appreciated and been attracted to “old” things. During my time at MSU, I found that this interest was more formally known as Historic Preservation and I like to attribute my time spent in and around Washington, D.C. to the early stages of my constantly increasing love of all things East Coast and European. With crossed fingers, I’ll one day continue my education in this field through a master’s program and until then, I’ll read every book on the subject that I can.

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Mackenzie, you are a total gem! We love having you here and love all of the things you love! Thank you so much for giving us a glimpse into you 🙂

Wishing everyone a wonderful week! XO, Laurel

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Find Your Gem

One of the biggest events of the year is upon us– our annual BACK DOOR SALE! If crowds lining up before we open our doors are any indication of how y’all feel about this sale, then we’re pretty sure you love it! 😉

Head on out to the former Norwalk Furniture location on County Line Road (same shopping center as Pier 1) on Friday morning for the best selection. We are confident you’ll end up with something you love!

Remember: CASH OR CHECK ONLY!

See you Friday and Saturday!

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August Summer Sale

SummerHouse's Annual August Summer Sale

Our August Summer Sale is going strong! And this year, it’s open to EVERYONE! In the past, this sale has been by private invitation only, but we decided that we wanted to extend the love to everyone. Shop with us between now and August 25th and enjoy 20% savings on special orders and 25% savings on in-stock purchases! Of course, a small handful of exclusions do apply, but not many!

The deals are good at both SummerHouse locations, so stop in and see us soon! We can’t wait to help you design the room(s) of your dreams!

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“That’s The Thing About Mississippi…”

Mississippi Pearl project feature by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Milieu Magazine

“That’s the thing about Mississippi, everything we do has a story behind it.”

We adore this quote from our lead designer Lisa Palmer, which came from the write up in the current issue of Milieu Magazine (pinch us!!! Dream come true!) about the cabin she designed for some dear, dear friends of SummerHouse. This cabin has a rich, deep story, which is told in the pages of this issue of Milieu. We encourage you to stop by your favorite magazine stand and pick up a copy of this stunning issue. You will not be disappointed by the photos and the article about Mississippi Pearl. Here’s a peek at what you have to look forward to.

Mississippi Pearl project feature by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Milieu Magazine

Mississippi Pearl project feature by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Milieu Magazine

Mississippi Pearl project feature by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Milieu Magazine

Mississippi Pearl project feature by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Milieu Magazine

Mississippi Pearl project feature by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Milieu Magazine

Mississippi Pearl project feature by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Milieu Magazine

Mississippi Pearl project feature by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Milieu Magazine

We are confident you’ll enjoy not only this feature, but every page of this issue. We love Milieu!

Thank you for stopping in today. Means so much to us! We hope you’re having a great week!

 

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First Impressions

Fabulous entries that make the best first impressions // SummerHouse Interior Design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Mama always said, “It’s important to make a good first impression.”

Well, as always, mama was right. And she wasn’t just talking about when you meet someone. She also meant when it comes to your home! Making a positive, warm first impression on a guest in your home is of the utmost importance. Even if your entryway isn’t grandiose or filled with collectors’ pieces from around the globe, it still speaks volumes. Let your entry speak for you, telling your guests to make themselves at home. You just tend to the hugs, handshakes, and showing everyone in to where the party is!

Here are some of our favorite entries, all created by SummerHouse designers. Some big, some small, but all welcoming. And all making mama proud by making a fantastic first impression 😉

Fabulous entries that make the best first impressions // SummerHouse Interior Design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Fabulous entries that make the best first impressions // SummerHouse Interior Design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Fabulous entries that make the best first impressions // SummerHouse Interior Design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Fabulous entries that make the best first impressions // SummerHouse Interior Design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Fabulous entries that make the best first impressions // SummerHouse Interior Design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Fabulous entries that make the best first impressions // SummerHouse Interior Design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Fabulous entries that make the best first impressions // SummerHouse Interior Design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Fabulous entries that make the best first impressions // SummerHouse Interior Design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Fabulous entries that make the best first impressions // SummerHouse Interior Design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Fabulous entries that make the best first impressions // SummerHouse Interior Design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Fabulous entries that make the best first impressions // SummerHouse Interior Design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Fabulous entries that make the best first impressions // SummerHouse Interior Design // www.alwayssummerblog.com

What is the most inviting thing for you to see when you enter a home? We’d love to hear!

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So Much To Love

Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse has a project on the cover of Traditional Home! // www.alwayssummerblog.com // #pinkbedroom #interiordesign

We are so thrilled for our owner and principal designer Lisa Palmer because…

… drumroll please…

One of her projects is on the cover of TRADITIONAL HOME MAGAZINE!! This project is absolutely stunning. We adore these clients and thank them so much for allowing us the opportunity to work with them. Their trust in Lisa’s direction for their home was what made them the perfect clients. We love how inviting their beautiful abode is, and could not be more pleased with the photos by one of our favorite photographers, Jean AllsoppLisa Palmer of SummerHouse has a project on the cover of Traditional Home! // www.alwayssummerblog.com // #pinkbedroom #interiordesignHere is a peek at the pages behind that pretty pink cover that you’re definitely going to want to see in person.

Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse has a project on the cover of Traditional Home! // www.alwayssummerblog.com // #interiordesign

Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse has a project on the cover of Traditional Home! // www.alwayssummerblog.com // #interiordesign

Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse has a project on the cover of Traditional Home! // www.alwayssummerblog.com // #interiordesign

Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse has a project on the cover of Traditional Home! // www.alwayssummerblog.com // #interiordesign

Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse has a project on the cover of Traditional Home! // www.alwayssummerblog.com // #interiordesign

Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse has a project on the cover of Traditional Home! // www.alwayssummerblog.com // #interiordesign The story of the “before and after” of this home, written by Krissa Rossbund, is engaging and helps the design come to life! The staging team did a lovely job of adding beautiful little touches throughout to get each room perfectly camera ready. Great job to Lisa, Marty, Camille, Eleanor Roper, and everyone else on the team, both ours and Traditional Home’s, who made this project come together. And a huge thanks to our fabulous clients, the McGeowns!

Thank you so much for dropping in today. We hope you’re having a great week and a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Rain or Shine!

Although the forecast doesn’t look very promising for Saturday in Oxford, our event is a GO, rain or shine! All of our festivities are planned to take place INDOORS so the show WILL go on! We hope you’ll come have a cocktail, grab a book, check out some really cool art, and spend some time in the warm, dry gorgeousness that is our Oxford showroom!

Lee Loves Local // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We cannot wait to see you guys. It’s going to be a blast!

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Hidden Oaks Project

Hidden Oaks Home by Interior Designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We are SO excited to share the newest project to SummerHouseInteriorDesign.com! Ridgeland designer Elish Moon designed the kitchen, living, and breakfast area of this beautiful Madison County home and we could not be more in love. Every detail is fantastic, and the color palette is so dreamy! Take a look…

Hidden Oaks Home by Interior Designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Hidden Oaks Home by Interior Designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Hidden Oaks Home by Interior Designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Hidden Oaks Home by Interior Designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Hidden Oaks Home by Interior Designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Hidden Oaks Home by Interior Designer Elish Moon // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We love it, Elish!

See all the photos from this project HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

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Inspiration Mississippi Feature

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We are so excited to share the bedroom that was just featured in Inspiration Mississippi’s new issue! This beautiful magazine showcased this bedroom as their Summer Interior Design feature. This project is located in Oxford and is the handiwork of Lisa Palmer. Take a peek at our spread, then enjoy several additional photos of this stunning space!

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

// Photos by Anna Goodson //

Thank you so much for stopping by today! We hope you’re having a good week!

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New To SummerHouse Oxford, Part 1

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The showroom floor at SummerHouse | Oxford just recently got revamped and it is looking GOOD! Tons of new upholstery, lots of new accessories, some new art… Plus so much more! If you haven’t been by in a while, now is the time to stop in! Here’s what you have to look forward to…

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse | Oxford // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We actually have so many pictures of the Oxford showroom right now that we’ll have to save the rest to show y’all tomorrow! So be sure to check back in the morning 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! And of course, to get the full effect, we recommend actually going to SHOX to see all of this in person!

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Century Furniture Sale!

Century Sale at SummerHouse

We have some exciting news to share with you! Now through October 2nd, we’re offering 25% off Century Furniture, both in-stock and special order! There are a few exclusions, but not many, so we’re confident we can help you find just what you’re looking for at a great price! Here are some pretty photos to showcase what Century has to offer…

Century Furniture Sale at SummerHouse

Century Furniture Sale at SummerHouse

Century Furniture Sale at SummerHouse

Come see us soon and let one of our talented designers help you get your dream room(s) on order!

Thanks for dropping by today! Hope your week is off to the best start!

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Beach Bound || Year Round

Beach Bound Year Round // alwayssummerblog.com

We are so thrilled to have recently been featured on The Scout Guide’s blog! Summer is one of our favorite seasons around here for obvious reasons, so we celebrate this season as big as we can! The Scout Guide is helping by spreading the summer love in this post. Hop on over to get in on the summer fun!

Beach Bound Year Round // alwayssummerblog.com

Beach Bound Year Round // alwayssummerblog.com

Beach Bound Year Round // alwayssummerblog.com

Beach Bound Year Round // alwayssummerblog.com

Speaking of summer fun, don’t forget about this sale! Only good through Saturday!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by today! Happy Summer! XO!

 

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Lee Loves Local Video!

We are so excited to be able to share with y’all this fun video recap of the Lee Loves Local event we hosted back in February! It was a perfect day of celebrating all things local!

LEE LOVES LOCAL SummerHouse from REstyleSOURCE on Vimeo.

We want to thank Lee Industries, Traditional Home, Restyle Source, and ALL of the amazing local vendors and businesses that got involved with us! Huge thanks to Julia Reed, Shaun Smith, and Krissa Rossbund for joining Lisa in talking about southern entertaining. It was a fantastic day that we still talk about regularly up here!

Hope you enjoy the video! 🙂 XO!

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Lee Loves Local – A Quick Recap

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

We had SO much fun on Saturday! Thank you to everyone who came out! (There were a lot of y’all, and we could not be more appreciative of your support!)

Here are a few fun photos from the day. We hope to share more as we get them over the coming weeks!

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Lee Loves Local Event at SummerHouse // February 2017

Our vendors were AMAZING and had the prettiest setups! Thanks to everyone who was a part of this day. It was pretty close to perfect 🙂 We are so thankful for all of the LOVE shown by our community on Saturday (and everyday!)

We hope your week is off to a great start. XO!

 

 

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High Point Instagram Takeover!

Exciting news! THIS SUNDAY, October 23, our very own Lisa Palmer will be taking over High Point Market’s Instagram as she and Marty are at market! She’ll be sharing some of her favorite market finds so be sure you tune in! It’ll be a blast! (And what an honor it is that she was one of the ones chosen to do this!)

High Point Market Instagram Takeover

We hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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Simple Sophistication

Do you ever just look at a room and think, “Ah, how beautiful are the colors in here?!” even if the room is mostly neutral!? We find ourselves saying something like that quite often so we’ve decided to start sharing some photos of our projects and the inspiring colors that create those spaces! We hope to inspire you and open your eyes to the depth of beautifully designed spaces. Even when they seem so simple! Stay tuned for more in our new Inspired By series! But for now, take a look at this pretty space and just take in the beautiful color of a room that some may consider to be rather “colorless!”

Color palette inspired by simple sophistication // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We hope this room makes you as happy as it makes us! Isn’t it beautiful? Designed by our very own Lisa Palmer 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!!

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Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July, friends! We are closed today in celebration of our nation’s independence! We hope you’re having a great day off relaxing with friends and family and giving thanks for our freedom!

We’ve rounded up a little red, white, and blue eye candy for ya today for your viewing pleasure!

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Our doors will open again tomorrow at 10:00! See you then! 🙂

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InstaFaves

It’s always fun for us to look at analytics and see what sort of things you guys seem to get most excited about when we post and share! Today, we thought we’d share your favorites from Instagram over the past 6 months! Here are the 15 front runners!

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Check out these pretty pics plus many more over on our instagram! And be sure to follow for the most up-to-date updates about our shop and projects! 🙂

Thanks so much for dropping in today. Hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!

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The Best Beachy Paint Colors

One great way to really freshen up a room is with a new coat of paint!

With summer just around the corner, we’ve had the colors of the beach on our minds these days… So we had our designers pick their favorite beach-inspired hues to share with you!

Here are their picks!

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Do you have a beachy paint color fave that we missed? Do share!

And have a GREAT week!!

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Be On The Lookout!

We have some beautiful new billboards up around the Jackson metro area, so y’all be on the lookout!

We love the simplicity of these beautiful banners…

Great sofas, a splash of watercolor…

What’s not to love?! 🙂

SummerHouse spring billboard advertising // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse spring billboard advertising // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Speaking of sofas… If you’re in the market for a new one, let us help! Don’t forget that all MGBW sofas are on sale through the end of the month, so take advantage!!

Have a beautiful weekend, friends! Thanks for stopping by!

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