Finn Juhl

A recent addition to our showroom floor that has been attracting a lot of attention is this GORGEOUS vignette featuring a vintage Finn Juhl dining table and chairs! These mid century pieces found on a buying trip have been updated with a new Hickory Chair fabric on the chairs and mixed in with some modern art and accessories.

Finn Juhl Dining Table and Chairs // SummerHouse

Finn Juhl was a Danish furniture designer who gained notoriety in the 1940’s and 50’s. His designs are characterized by a strong feeling for the material’s inherent qualities, making them unique and organic. We love how his style mixes so well with more updated pieces!

Finn Juhl Dining Table and Chairs // SummerHouse

Finn Juhl Dining Table and Chairs // SummerHouse

Do you love this vignette as much as we do?

Finn Juhl Dining Table and Chairs // SummerHouse

Finn Juhl Dining Table and Chairs // SummerHouse

We hope your week is off to a great start! Thanks for stopping by!

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Heaven Is This Guest Room

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OCTOBER
2013

Lisa recently completed a guest room project that is pretty much perfection…

Heaven is this Guest Room // SummerHouse

Lisa on the project:

“I’ve worked with this client for years so I’m familiar with her style. I kind of had a blank slate in this room.

My client loves a mix of modern and vintage. She also loves white. She owned a bowfront antique chest that had beautiful walnut veneer and also an old gold leaf caned bench. So those were the two vintage pieces. We also added a reproduction bergere that I had painted.”

Bedroom by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Bedroom by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

“Everything in the room is airy, light, white, and cream. But the trick in a all white and cream room is mixing textures. Because if you don’t, you get boring. In this space, you’ve got cottons, you’ve got silk, silk velvet, wool and sisal, white resin on the side table, with a little gold leaf… Just lots of texture.”

Bedroom by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Bedroom by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

“We also mixed high priced items with lower priced items. We did a high low thing. The fuzzy throw at the end of the bed is from Pottery Barn! And the rug wasn’t expensive. But the silk velvet pillow… That cost a little bit!”

Bedroom by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Bedroom by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

“The end result is a guest room that is calming, light, comfortable, refined, and refreshing!”

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Beautiful Decor via Barry Dixon

Internationally renowned interior designer Barry Dixon has recently come out with a collection for Arteriors that we are very excited about!

We have several pieces from this collection currently on our showroom floor, with more pieces on the way to us!

To give you a little background, here is Barry’s bio as told by Arteriors:

“Acclaimed interior designer and author Barry Dixon has clients from around the world seeking his unique approach to design, mixing Southern sensibility with a distinctly global aesthetic. A childhood spent abroad and frequent international travels as an adult have cultivated his love of geographically and culturally diverse items. Dixon’s design projects are filled with one-of-a-kind objects that bridge the past with the present, bringing history into the future.”

Well said.

Now without any further adieu, we’d like to show you a few items from this fantastic collection!

Mandarin Antiqued Gold Leaf Lamp
Mandarin Antiqued Gold Leaf Lamp
Gaia Aluminum Globe on Iron/ Brass Stand
Gaia Aluminum Globe on Iron/ Brass Stand
Snail Shell Bronze Reactive Glaze Porcelain Container
Snail Shell Bronze Reactive Glaze Porcelain Container
Spore Antiqued Gold Leaf Mirror
Spore Antiqued Gold Leaf Mirror

The story behind this screen is actually Mississippi-related! Barry says, “I was able to salvage these from the belfry of a country church in the Mississippi Delta… I used them in front of a window in lieu of drapery. The screen, over 9′ tall, has the same crafted nuances as my originals.”

Clarksdale Openwork Carved Wood/Iron Screen
Clarksdale Openwork Carved Wood/Iron Screen
Clarksdale Openwork Carved Wood/Iron Screen
Clarksdale Openwork Carved Wood/Iron Screen — UP CLOSE!

Isn’t the story behind these beauties just great? We love that Barry made a trip to our beloved Delta!

We also have Dixon's book for sale!
Although it’s not technically part of this collection, we also have Dixon’s book for sale!

This is just a sample of what we have/are getting. Be sure to stop in and see everything we have so far in person. Pictures do none of these pieces justice!!

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Speechless

Have any of you heard of Rue Magazine?  We had not until yesterday but… WOW… We were left completely speechless! Rue Magazine (www.ruemag.com) is an online magazine, very similar to our beloved LonnyMag (www.lonnymag.com).  It is paperless so it can be thumbed through with the click of a mouse, without having to take up any room on your counter! Rue is a little different from Lonny in that it seems to have more dark European insiriation mixed in.  It is all very beautiful and outside the box!  Here are a few of their many beautiful pages. What do you think?

Rue is only in its second issue, so we eagerly anticipate their coming issues!

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