Always Summer https://www.alwayssummerblog.com The Official Design Blog of SummerHouse Thu, 16 May 2019 17:29:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/as.favico.png Always Summer https://www.alwayssummerblog.com 32 32 67458487 Kimberly Moore Art https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/kimberly-moore-art/ https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/kimberly-moore-art/#respond Thu, 16 May 2019 17:29:28 +0000 https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/?p=14597 I am thrilled to share with you that we are now carrying the art of a fabulously talented artist, Kimberly Moore! All of us up here love her style and her eye, and we are honored to have her work adorning our Ridgeland showroom.

Let’s get to know Kimberly a bit better together, shall we?!

Laurel: Can you give us an overview of Kimberly in a nutshell! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kimberly: I am married and have 3 children and a new grandchild! I grew up in South Florida, lived 18 years in Atlanta in my early 20s, then moved back to South Florida where I am now.

Laurel: Beautiful! South Florida is so pretty. So how would you describe your artistic style?

Kimberly: I would describe my style as abstract expressionism. I am heavily influenced by ancient Greek and Roman civilization and painters from the 1940s and 1950s.

Laurel: How cool! Now, I know from reading your About page that you draw from life experiences when you’re crafting your art. Can you tell us about a specific life experience and how it inspired a specific piece?

Kimberly: Sure! One of my favorite paintings came as a result of the impression left on me after I visited Pompeii. It was a profound experience for me and I find that images and markings rise to the surface of my conscience as I am painting based on such experiences.

Laurel: Very neat. I love that! I also read that you are open to doing commissioned pieces. Can you tell us about one of the most unique or commission requests youโ€™ve ever received?!ย 

ย Kimberly: I received a commission from a wonderful couple, one an interior designer and the other a graphic designer. Throughout the commission process I would send previews which they would critique with such incredible depth and understanding that they actually gave me a beautiful gift in allowing me to view and see my work in an objective way. I will be forever grateful to Keith and Jason!

Laurel: What a lovely way of viewing such process! I love that attitude, and I know you learned so much. Now let’s move on to how you finish these pieces… I notice that many of the frames used on your collage and ink pieces (and possibly some of your larger abstracts?!) appear to be vintage or found. Can you tell us about the significance of your framing?

Kimberly: I spend early weekend mornings scouring Estate Sales and Flea Markets looking for vintage frames. It is a leftover habit from my antiquing days. I have never lost the thrill of the hunt! I let the frame dictate the style of art I think is appropriate.ย 

Laurel: Well they are perfect and just give an extra element of uniqueness to your work. Now, what else do we need to know about Kimberly Moore Art? ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย 

Kimberly: I spent the majority of my career in the Antique business and also was an Appraiser of Antiques and Vintage Goods which has definitely honed by eye. I am OBSESSED with Interior Design! I painted as long as I can remember but always for myself. I had been regularly doing the Scott Antique Show in Atlanta and my husband encouraged me to put a few of my paintings out for sale. I was so unsure of myself in the beginning that I signed my work โ€˜Lillian Howellโ€™ which is my Grandmothers maiden name. (She is 97 and was thrilled to be known as an โ€œartistโ€). My art was purchased by a number of very well known designers so I was encouraged to keep painting. I am so thrilled that people seem drawn to my art and now I paint full time (and sign my own name!)

Laurel: As you should! It’s absolutely stunning. I hope to have a piece of my own one of these days! ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, I think that about wraps us up here. Thank you so much for your time, Kimberly. We love your work!!

Kimberly Moore Art at SummerHouse
Kimberly Moore Art at SummerHouse
Kimberly Moore Art at SummerHouse
Kimberly Moore Art at SummerHouse
Kimberly Moore Art at SummerHouse

Shop Kimberly’s work in our Ridgeland showroom, and be sure you follow her on Instagram where you can see even more of her pieces.

Thank you for popping in today. I hope you have a fabulous rest of the week! XO! -Laurel

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MayModness https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/maymodness/ https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/maymodness/#respond Mon, 13 May 2019 19:00:03 +0000 https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/?p=14530 Hello, and happy Monday! I hope you had a relaxing Mother’s Day Weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

I wanted to give you a little recap of our May Mod runway show in the event that you weren’t able to be here! This has become an annual event with our friends and neighbors at Noggins Organic Salon and we have had so much fun the past two years that we most definitely plan to do a third annual next May!

May Mod celebrated local style in a big way with our favorite boutiques and jewelers. And all to benefit Magnolia Speech School, which helps kids like my baby boy Dempsey who was born completely deaf. I am so thankful for the wonderful souls at Magnolia, and am so excited that they were this year’s beneficiary!

May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi

I’d like to give a special round of thanks to, of course, The SummerHouse and Noggins families. It was an “all hands on deck” situation at both shops and we could not have pulled anything off without our amazing teams. Noggins, the hair y’all created was OVER THE TOP FABULOUS!

Big thanks to Brown Bottling Company for providing the Bubly and Evian waters to keep us all hydrated! Calistoga Wine, Madison Cellars, Briarwood Wine and Spirits, and Cathead Vodka for provided the spirits for the evening. BIIIIG thanks to Fizz Mobile Bartending for taking over the bar services and for creating the most smashing signature cocktail for our event: The Magnolia Fizz. Everybody loved it! And of course, The Karovan Bar, provided by The Scout Guide Jackson, made bar service so much better this year. We loved having an outdoor bar once the Lord answered our prayers of keeping the rain away and keeping our stresses at bay! ๐Ÿ˜‰ (We were definitely sweatin’ it for a few days leading up to the day-of…. Rain ruled the first half of that week!)

May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi

If it were not for Great Southern Events, we would not have had pipe-and-drape partitions to keep the models quarters private, nor would we have had runway-side seats! They always do us right and we are so thankful ๐Ÿ™‚

Modeling agencies Lucid Models and JEA Model Management provided beautiful people to walk the runway in the clothes and jewels from the represented boutiques. All of the models did such an amazing job keeping the show top notch. Sharon Coker was our photographer for the evening, and she captured the most beautiful photos. Most of the photos in this post are hers, minus the few that I snapped with my phone!

Prickly Hippie, a fabulous local bakery, did the coolest wall of psychedelic donuts that couldn’t have been more perfect for our event! They were a huge hit! In front of the donut wall might have been the most photographed spot in the building the night of the event. And La Brioche provided their signature macarons and petit fours for another variation of sweet treat.

Our very own Hathaway McMillon crushed it with the floral arrangements!

May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi

Service Printers, y’all did an awesome job on our programs. Martinson’s, thank you for providing the perfect pop of plant life and color for the focal wall. DJ AJC, you provided the BEST tunes, beautiful lighting, and wonderful acapella during the laptop fiasco! ๐Ÿ˜‰ We love you!!

All of the beautiful looks you see in this multitude of photos were provided by the following shops: Row 10 Baby, The Rogue, Forty Four Fifty, Hemline, Maison Weiss, Blithe & Vine, Beckham Jewelry, Albriton’s Jewelry, and Kendra Scott. Be sure to hop over to our Instagram where all these fabulous businesses have been tagged so you can follow them!

May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by The Rogue
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Look by Maison Weiss
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Blithe and Vine
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Forty Four Fifty
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Maison Weiss
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Row 10 Baby
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Look by Beckham Jewelry
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Look by Blithe and Vine
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Look by Hemline
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by The Rogue
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Row 10 Baby
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Look by Blithe and Vine
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Forty Four Fifty and Hemline
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by The Rogue
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Forty Four Fifty
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Look by The Rogue
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Blithe and Vine
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Hemline
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Look by Kendra Scott
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Treehouse
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Forty Four Fifty
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Look by Row 10 Baby
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Blithe and Vine
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Treehouse
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Look by Forty Four Fifty
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Hemline
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Blithe and Vine
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Albriton’s
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Treehouse
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Look by Blithe and Vine
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Beckham Jewelry and Maison Weiss
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Maison Weiss
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Maison Weiss
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Looks by Hemline
May Mod Runway Event hosted by SummerHouse and Noggins Organic Salon in Ridgeland, MIssissippi
Look by Treehouse

Aaaaaand I think I’ve put about as much as I possibly can into one blog post, so I’ll call it a day!

Thanks again SO MUCH to everyone who participated in and supported our show. It was the most fun! Very grateful for each of you ๐Ÿ™‚

Now go enjoy this pretty day! XO, Laurel

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Faces of Mississippi https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/faces-of-mississippi/ https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/faces-of-mississippi/#respond Wed, 10 Apr 2019 15:53:40 +0000 https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/?p=14393 We are so proud of the people pictured in the photo below! Look for this page of Faces of Mississippi in the current issue of Mississippi Magazine when you get your hands on a copy. This hard working team is out to make homes in Mississippi (and beyond!) just a little more beautiful, all while delivering the highest quality of customer service.

And I can’t forget to mention all of the faces not included in this photo! The assistants, the managerial staff, the delivery team, the (ahem) social media… Ha! It takes a village to keep this place running!

Faces of Mississippi: SummerHouse

Perhaps the most important people who are not pictured are YOU GUYS! Thank y’all for the business, for the support, and for keeping us passionate about great design.

I think I speak for all of our staff when I say, we LOVE serving you! And thank you so much for choosing SummerHouse ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you have a fabulous day!

XO, Laurel

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SummerHouse Style https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/summerhouse-style/ https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/summerhouse-style/#respond Thu, 04 Apr 2019 17:36:37 +0000 https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/?p=14413 Here’s a quick dose of SummerHouse style from both of our locations. Our showrooms are looking extra fab right now, so I figured it was time to share the prettiness! Plus, if you’re anything like me, you could browse interior design photos all day, erryday. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

SummerHouse Style

SummerHouse Style

SummerHouse Style

SummerHouse Style

SummerHouse Style

SummerHouse Style

SummerHouse Style

SummerHouse Style

SummerHouse Style

SummerHouse Style

SummerHouse Style

SummerHouse Style

SummerHouse Style

SummerHouse Style

 

See something you like? Stop in and see us ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you’ve had a fantastic week! Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

XOXO! Laurel

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Arco Avenue Is Popping Up in Oxford https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/arco-avenue-is-popping-up-in-oxford/ https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/arco-avenue-is-popping-up-in-oxford/#respond Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:18:09 +0000 https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/?p=14376 Oxford people, SAVE THE DATE!

Our favorite shoe store, Arco Avenue, is popping up in our Oxford location for one day only: TUESDAY, MARCH 26TH! Arco Avenue has the most fabulous selection of beautiful shoes in a wonderful range of styles. It is absolutely my personal favorite shoe store, hands down. We are thrilled that Oxford will get to experience some Arco, too! And not only does Arco Avenue carry shoes, but gorgeous jewelry, apparel, and accessories as well. I know you’ll love what you find when you shop this pop-up on Tuesday!

Here’s a peek of some Arco gorgeousness…

Arco Avenue is popping up at SummerHouse Oxford

Arco Avenue is popping up at SummerHouse Oxford

Arco Avenue is popping up at SummerHouse Oxford Arco Avenue is popping up at SummerHouse Oxford

Arco Avenue is popping up at SummerHouse Oxford

Arco Avenue is popping up at SummerHouse Oxford

Arco Avenue is popping up at SummerHouse Oxford

Arco Avenue is popping up at SummerHouse Oxford

Arco Avenue is popping up at SummerHouse Oxford

Arco Avenue is popping up at SummerHouse Oxford

Arco Avenue is popping up at SummerHouse OxfordOur whole team is so excited and I hope you are too! Be sure to follow us, SummerHouse Oxford, and Arco Avenue on Instagram to stay fully up to date!

See you beautiful people on Tuesday ๐Ÿ™‚

XO, Laurel

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MAYMOD Tickets Now Available! https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/maymod-tickets-now-available/ https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/maymod-tickets-now-available/#respond Tue, 12 Mar 2019 12:06:17 +0000 https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/?p=14369 MAYMOD: A Runway Event

Exciting announcement: MAYMOD tickets are now available for purchase!ย 

General Admission tickets are $20 if you purchase now, or $25 if you wait until the day of the event. VIP reserved-seating tickets are $120 and are only available for purchase before the show! The first 25 VIP ticket purchasers will receive some pretty amazing SWAG BAGS that our friend Gareth at Noggins is working hard to assemble. You’ll definitely want one ๐Ÿ˜‰

{{{ Not sure what MAYMOD is? Click here! }}}

The value of the reserved seat, even if you don’t get in on a swag bag, is that you’ll have a place to sit right next to the runway! We’ll put your name on a chair and nobody but you will be able to sit there. You’ll have the best view of the show. You’ll be able to get the best shots of all the action. AND, the money we raise is going to Magnolia Speech School, so of course it’s for a great cause!

Hop on over to www.maymodevent.com to purchase your tickets. We are getting so excited about all the #maymodness!

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Heavy On The Wall Color https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/heavy-on-the-wall-color/ https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/heavy-on-the-wall-color/#respond Mon, 11 Mar 2019 18:03:11 +0000 https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/?p=14350 Maybe it’s the gray day outside, but today I feel super compelled to share some of my favorite interiors with dark walls! These moody rooms are anything but dreary, though. I actually love the life that a deep, dark paint color gives. ๐Ÿ™‚ And a dark texture or wall covering just adds all the interest. Don’t you think?

All of these rooms were designed by SummerHouse designers. And they’re all just fabulous! Take a peek–

Heavy on the Wall Color: Nine Stunning Rooms With Dark, Moody Walls

Heavy on the Wall Color: Nine Stunning Rooms With Dark, Moody Walls

Heavy on the Wall Color: Nine Stunning Rooms With Dark, Moody Walls

Heavy on the Wall Color: Nine Stunning Rooms With Dark, Moody Walls

Heavy on the Wall Color: Nine Stunning Rooms With Dark, Moody Walls

Heavy on the Wall Color: Nine Stunning Rooms With Dark, Moody Walls

Heavy on the Wall Color: Nine Stunning Rooms With Dark, Moody Walls

Heavy on the Wall Color: Nine Stunning Rooms With Dark, Moody Walls

Heavy on the Wall Color: Nine Stunning Rooms With Dark, Moody Walls

Heavy on the Wall Color: Nine Stunning Rooms With Dark, Moody Walls

Heavy on the Wall Color: Nine Stunning Rooms With Dark, Moody Walls

Heavy on the Wall Color: Nine Stunning Rooms With Dark, Moody Walls

Our designers have touched on their favorite deep gray/brown/almost black paint colors in these blog posts:

The Best Paint Colors for Small Spaces
Bold Paint Colors
Our Favorite Fall Paint Colors
The Best Non-White Neutrals
Winter Gray Paint Colors

I absolutely love each of these spaces. They’re moody, yet therapeutic, if you ask me! ๐Ÿ˜‰ And a great dark wall automatically ups the style of the space. Be sure to check out our Projects pageย and our Galleries By Roomย to get some more inspo. You might even find a few more dark spaces I didn’t include here! The hunt is ON. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ok you guys… Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your week is off to a great start despite the grossness outside in our neck of the weeks. Check back soon, as we will be posting updates about MAYMOD in the very near future!

You are amazing!

XO, Laurel

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WE ARE HIRING! https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/we-are-hiring/ https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/we-are-hiring/#respond Wed, 06 Mar 2019 18:50:22 +0000 https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/?p=14339 Do you have Interior Design experience, or know someone who does? If you do, and you (or your friend!) are looking to join our super fun, high-energy, creative work environment, then read on!

We are currently looking for a qualified, experienced Interior Design assistant to join our SH Ridgeland team. You need to be proficient in AutoCad, detailing millwork, kitchens, and bathrooms +. You need to be meticulous at handling complex budgets, timelines and schedules as well as thinking on your own, and a detailed, organized individual. You should be a strategic trouble shooter with thoughtful solutions and willing to travel. If you possess these attributes, please email your resume to lisa @ summerhousestyle.com. Salary + benefits.

Please only apply if you fit the description.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

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The Best Non-White Neutral Paint Colors https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/the-best-non-white-neutral-paint-colors/ https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/the-best-non-white-neutral-paint-colors/#respond Tue, 05 Mar 2019 18:37:49 +0000 https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/?p=14316 The posts we do over here on Always Summer focusing on paint colors are always our most popular ones BY FAR, so that reinforces the idea that y’all love to get our team’s opinion on the topic!

Paint colors are definitely tricky. I have heard designers asking other designers up here to look at paint colors with them because they really can be difficult! If you have even a slight doubt about which paint color to choose, I highly recommend getting a trained Interior Designer to weigh in. I promise you’ll be glad when you make the best decision on the front end rather than after multiple tries!

This edition of paint color help is all about those NON-WHITE NEUTRALS. Of course we love a good shade of white (our favorites rounded up here, and our favorite white-on-white pairings here) but when you’re looking to go rich rather than airy, white simply will not do! These non-white neutrals are all beautiful easy-to-work-with colors that provide richness and interest. Read on to see who loves what color and why!

The Best Non-White Neutral Paint Colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Emily Sanders: Oakmoss Green by Sherwin Williams
“I love bringing the outdoors inside in airy, light filled areas of the home. Sherwin Williams Oakmoss green is a neutral to me and since it’s a bit darker can make your white and cream pieces pop!”

The Best Non-White Neutral Paint Colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Katy Sanders: Dragon’s Breath by Benjamin Moore
“This is a dark neutral that missed well with both warm and cool tones.”

The Best Non-White Neutral Paint Colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend: Chalk Gray by Pratt & Lambert
“Chalk Gray is a beautiful neutral. It’s a very soft warm gray and can go with practically anything!”

The Best Non-White Neutral Paint Colors // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Owner and Principal Interior Designer Lisa Palmer: Onyx by Benjamin Moore
“I painted the walls and trim in my master bedroom this color and heightened up the drama! I chose an eggshell finish for the walls and a satin finish for the trim, cabinets and crown. All of my bedding, drapery and my bed is out of an ivory linen so the overall feel is really cozy and not dark at all. The carpet is a wool woven loop in a light caramel color so the main pieces in this space are light. I punched the bedding with 1 large long pillow in a deep charcoal and ivory velvet graphic to bring the wall color onto my sea of ivory linen. This super dark neutral is a wonderful background for a collection of charcoal or pencil sketches in various old gold frames. Take a chance and go dark!”

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Interior Designer Elish Moon: Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore
“I was recently on a church renovation committee and decisions were challenging because the church was being updated, but in phases as finances allowed. I had to find a neutral paint color that worked with the new cooler color choices that also wouldn’t fight
with the warmer finishes in the more dated areas of the church for the time being. Edgecomb Gray was an ideal choice. It was beautiful, freshened the space, but also married well with the existing finishes.”

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Interior Designer Jordan Carter: Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore
“One of my favorite paint colors is Benjamin Moore’s Balboa Mist. It has more depth than a white, but is light and neutral enough to work with any furniture or accent colors that you desire!”

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Interior Designer Jenni Hilbun: Agreeable Gray and Amazing Gray from Sherwin Williams
“It just so happens that very recently I was asked for a little color from my client. After I freaked out (“Why??? Color is so… Colorful!?”), I came through with two options that leave the feeling of color but still play nicely with just about everyone (meaning other fabrics of course.) Amazing Gray and Agreeable Gray. Two outstanding โ€œcolorsโ€ from Sherwin Williams. Of course having a lifelong affinity with the Baptist Hymnal and now the Methodist version, I lean toward Amazing Gray! Just tickles me.”

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Blog Editor, Former Design Assistant, and Design Enthusiast, yours truly, Laurel Donahoo: Desert Twilight and Dark Olive from Benjamin Moore
“With the help of my friend Elish, we selected Desert Twilight for my husband’s new office. We needed something warm and masculine that could serve as a nice backdrop for some colorful art and bunch of stuffed ducks, turkeys, and deer. So. many. animals… But I digress! We used this color on wall and trim and it turned out beautifully. And in a little addition we are currently doing in our home, I did some research and selected Dark Olive for a new rec room of sorts. We are using this on the trim and walls as well. I know it’s going to be gorgeous. I can’t wait to see this room completed!”

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And there you have it! Our favorite non-white neutrals. Have you used any of these colors in your home or on a project? I’d love to hear which ones you love, too!

Thanks so much for dropping in today. Love having you here!
XOXO, Laurel

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Save The Date for MAY MOD https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/save-the-date-for-may-mod/ https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/save-the-date-for-may-mod/#respond Tue, 26 Feb 2019 19:34:03 +0000 https://www.alwayssummerblog.com/?p=14308 MAYMOD Runway Event

MAYMOD Runway Event

MAYMOD Runway Event

MAYMOD Runway Event

I. AM. SO. EXCITED.

Do y’all remember that killer fashion show we put on last year with our friends at Noggins Salon?ย The above pictures may help. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was A Midsummer Night’s Runway Event with all the glittery, fairy-esque goodness we could squeeze through our doors. Well, we are back for round two, and it’s going to be even cooler than it was last year (if that is even possible! Because if you were here, you remember how amazing it was. Such a fun night!) Our theme this time is MAY MOD. We’re going all modern in the month of May and the ideas we have circulating are simply great.

I think the reason I’m most excited about this event is because it’s benefitingย Magnolia Speech School. MSS has become very dear to my heart because my third baby, sweet little mister Dempsey Donahoo (picture of his happy face here!), was born in November with complete deafness. He has profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, so my husband and I have started the process to get our baby hearing and speaking, and a major player in Dempsey’s journey has been (and will continue to be) Magnolia Speech School. We’ve begun early intervention therapy with MSS and we adore our interventionist. He is a doll and is a fabulous representative for this school that is doing so much to help the hearing impaired kiddos around our area!

We have a lot of moving parts and a few more details we are trying to nail down before we can present the full lineup of shops participating in the show, but for now…

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, May 9th at SummerHouse in Ridgeland. 7 til 9 p.m. ย Fashion for the whole family!

Tickets will be available for online purchase once we get that set up. They’ll be $20 for general admission or $120 for admission plus a reserved, runway-side seat. Also, two words: SWAG BAGS. But more on all that later!

MAYMOD Runway Event

Make sure you’re following SummerHouse on Instagramย to stay well updated on everything regarding #MayModness (<< our official event hashtag.) We hope you’ll make plans to attend!

As always, thank you for checking in today. I hope your week is going smoothly so far! ๐Ÿ™‚

XOXO! Laurel

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