Master Bedroom Masterpiece

08
SEPTEMBER
2014

SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish Phares takes us inside the master bedroom of one of her clients to remind us of just how beautiful simple design can be! We love the tight color palette, clean lines, and all of the natural light! Elish tells us a little bit about what all went into this design!

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

What did your client say she wanted in this room and what were you working with?

For this room, we pretty much had a fresh start in there! The only thing we worked with was her bed, which she had already purchased from SummerHouse. I got to start basically from scratch in there. We selected paint colors together, which is when I learned that her favorite color in any shape or form is blue. So I knew I needed to include several shades of blue! I had already redone her living room, and her master is right off of her living, so I wanted it to be different but I wanted it to still flow off of her living.

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

She wanted it to be calm and soothing. I think she and her husband really like to read, so we made a little reading nook for her over in the corner. A big debate for them was whether or not they wanted to keep a TV in the bedroom, but we eventually decided not to, so we ended up with a lot of room for book storage. They can also use their night stands for storage!

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Tell us more about working with this client!

She is great to work with! I knew the design would have to involve blue because that’s her favorite. She likes pretty things, but we have to be somewhat practical- we couldn’t do anything too crazy- because her dogs get on everything. Her dogs sleep on the foot of the bed so the bedding, except for the shams and decorative pillow, is washable.

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

We were trying to create a balance between the bed she already had, which is actually kind of green, and that blue. So that was kinda where the color palette came from. And she’s not overly girly. So that’s why the lamps are a little bit rustic. She’s kind of drawn to reclaimed things sometimes! It ended up being a really nice mix.

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

How long have you and this client been working together?

We have been working together for about a year now! She’s made several house updates throughout my time working with her. She’s updated finishes, redone her kitchen, redone her floors, painted…. So we are kind of doing interiors as we are going through some of her home updates.

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Thanks Elish! So soothing and relaxing… Keep up the good work! 🙂

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Bright Blue in the Bedroom

07
AUGUST
2014

We love incorporating a pop of turquoise into a room whenever we can! This vibrant blue hue is happy, bright, and surprisingly neutral! We particularly love how the color brings these darling bedrooms to life, all designed by our lead designer Lisa Palmer. See if you agree!

Poppin turquoise into the bedroom // SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Poppin turquoise into the bedroom // SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Poppin turquoise into the bedroom // SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Poppin turquoise into the bedroom // SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Do you love popping in turquoise as much as we do?

Have a great day, and as always, thanks for stopping in to see what we’re up to!

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Soft and Soothing Spaces (#TBT)

24
JULY
2014

We’ve got a Throw Back Thursday for y’all today!

Somehow we missed getting this posted in a timely fashion, but one of SummerHouse’s designer’s projects was featured in Madison County Magazine back in April!

Designer Casey Jenkins Sanford worked closely with a Madison County family on this beautiful project, and we could not be more dazzled with how it turned out! And our fabulous Anna took the photos! 🙂

Here’s the story:

SummerHouse in Madison County Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Madison County Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Madison County Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Madison County Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Thanks, Madison County Magazine, for featuring this project!

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Green Scene

17
MARCH
2014

Happy St. Patrick’s day to you! In honor of the color du jour, we’ve decided to celebrate a few of our favorite spaces that make beautiful use of the color green! From a simple pop of one of mother nature’s favorite hues to shameless saturation, these seven spaces display green absolutely perfectly!

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Seven spaces that celebrate nature's favorite hue: #green // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

When it comes to the color of growth and prosperity, which shade would you say is your favorite?

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Featured on House Of Turquoise

03
MARCH
2014

Welcome back from the weekend, everyone! We hope you had a great one!

Despite the fact that it’s Monday, today is a great day for us because we have been featured on one of our favorite blogs, House of Turquoise!! When you have a second, be sure to check it out! We love the project they featured by designer Elizabeth Gullett and hope to make another appearance on this beautiful blog sometime again in the future!

SummerHouse featured on House of Turquoise

Thanks, Erin at H.o.T. for the lovely feature! We’re honored! And thanks to all of you for stopping by today!

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Winter Whites in Social South

08
JANUARY
2014

The new issue of Social South is out! And it is gorgeous!

Social South features SummerHouse

In this issue, you can find a great story (by our very own Laurel) and some fab photos (by our lovely photographer Anna!) of a bedroom (and adjoining bath) that designer Chelsea Sirmons put together! The title of this story is, appropriately, Winter Whites!

Check out the full story on pages 24 and 25 by clicking here!

Social South features SummerHouse

Here are a few larger images of this same room just for fun… We hope you love it!

Winter White Bedroom by designer Chelsea Sirmons // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Winter White Bedroom by designer Chelsea Sirmons // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Winter White Bathroom by designer Chelsea Sirmons // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Winter White Bedroom by designer Chelsea Sirmons // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Winter White Bathroom by designer Chelsea Sirmons // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

What do you think? We love how Chelsea used so many of the client’s existing pieces when creating this soft, updated look. We love mixing old and new!

Speaking of our dear Chelsea… Since her husband was transferred to South Carolina in December, we find ourselves in need of another interior designer/sales associate! So we’re hiring!

If you are interested in this position or know someone who is, please take a look at this blog post with more information about the job. We’d love to hear from those of you who are qualified! 🙂

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Clean and Inviting

02
JANUARY
2014

Today we have a beautiful project by designer Casey Jenkins to show you! This Master Bedroom turned out exactly how Casey and her clients wanted it, which is always the best outcome! We’ll let Casey tell you a little more about the project!

Bedroom by designer Casey Jenkins // SummerHouse

“The clients started off needing a desk for their office. They were very particular about color finishes and function for their everyday use. Then focus shifted to completing the Living Room.

When I proposed the Living Room, they were so inspired that we decided to complete other rooms as well! This is where we decided to do the Master Bedroom, which is always my favorite room to design! In a Master Bedroom, it is easy to lock down purpose for furniture pieces as well as comfort for the client.”

Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Casey Jenkins | SummerHouse

“These two young clients loved the color palette that was presented to them, and we got started right away! It may be hard to capture by photograph, but the back wall is lined with a Schumacher ivory and matte gold Greek key design. The drapery fabric has an embroidered linen abstract vertical design providing movement and color. The bed was custom made by a local artisan with a light cream linen insert.

We went with all custom pillows and went between slight variations of fabric colors ranging from ivory to light and charcoal blue. The Moore Council Washed Oak Chests are fabulous with a secret door at the top!”

Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Casey Jenkins | SummerHouse

“My favorite wall in this room houses 9 Lauren LaChance botanicals. They bring such a warmth to the space and sense of nature into this serene room! The small slip-covered Lee chairs allow for a small reading area with custom Hodsoll McKenzie embroidered pillows.”

Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Casey Jenkins | SummerHouse

“I so enjoy working with these clients that allow me to present to them what I believe is best for them in their everyday environment. The home’s interior now feels so clean and inviting, just the way we wanted it!”

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Heaven Is This Guest Room

16
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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A Modern Girly Girl’s Bedroom

31
MAY
2013

We’ve got a great bedroom to show you today!

Our leading lady Lisa Palmer (and her fab assistant Elish) completed this adorable teenage girl’s bedroom a while ago, but we just now made it a point to get some good pictures of it!

MODERN GIRLY GIRL'S BEDROOM BY LISA PALMER // SUMMERHOUSE

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Lisa says, “She is sort of a modern girly girl. She wanted a feminine, soft, restful bedroom, and she wanted to keep everything light. She wanted fabrics and colors to be soft.”

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

“It all started with the peacock!” Lisa says. This Lauren Barksdale painting has a beautiful palette of blues from which to choose, and was the perfect jumping off point.

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouseBlue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

“She has a great sitting area that she and her friends can use as a gathering spot. She really uses her room a lot,” says Lisa.

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

“She really wanted something mirrored in the room, so we went with this Bungalow 5 mirrored chest.”

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

We love this room and think it’s the perfect blend of fun and sophistication! Good work, Lisa!!

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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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“Home Away From Home” Master Bedroom Design

15
APRIL
2013

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!

HOME AWAY FROM HOME // 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?

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Pink Bedroom Perfection

25
MARCH
2013

Our new Designers Guild bedding is here!

We are all crazy about how pretty this perfectly pink bed is! The floral pillows are causing everyone to take a second look at this beautiful grouping! And it’s easy to see why…

PINK BEDROOM PERFECTION //SummerHouse

Pink Bedroom Perfection | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Pink Bedroom Perfection | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Pink Bedroom Perfection | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

We’re so in love! Hurry up, Spring!
Do you like this pretty pink as much as we do?

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Spring Break Showroom Update!

11
MARCH
2013

Happy Spring Break to all of you who are getting to enjoy it!

With warmer weather on the brink, and lighter+brighter interiors on our minds, we’ve given the showroom a little springy boost with lots of pretty new furnishings!

SummerHouse Beachy Update

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Fierce!

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Which way to the beach??

Have a great Monday and be sure to check back later this week as we give you a preview of a REALLY great project two of our designers just completed!

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A Few Of Our Favorite Beds

22
JANUARY
2013

After several days of bedroom-heavy projects, there has been a lot of bed talk up here the past few days!
Upholstered beds, in particular, have been popular topics of discussion.

A bed, of course, is the focal point of most any bedroom. Choosing a fabulous bed is SO important!

Here is a handful of the beds that get our designers really excited!

Vanguard Cleo Bed– One of the most loved beds amongst the designers!
Vanguard Cleo Bed– One of the most loved beds amongst the designers!
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Preston Bed
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Preston Bed– Todd particularly loves this one!
Hickory Chair Simone Bed
Hickory Chair Simone Bed — Chelsea actually has this bed in her own home! Such a beauty!
Oly Studio Diego Bed
Oly Studio Diego Bed — Elish and Elizabeth are crazy over this pretty bed!
Oly Studio Dakota Bed
Oly Studio Dakota Bed — One of Betsy’s faves!
Hickory Chair Left Bank Bed
Hickory Chair Left Bank Bed — The one on our floor gets lots of attention!
Vanguard Hastings Bed
Vanguard Hastings Bed — One of our best sellers!
Hickory Chair Fifth Avenue Bed
Hickory Chair Fifth Avenue Bed — Lindsey loves this one!

Which of these beds brings the biggest smile to your face? Do you have a favorite?!

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Sweet Master Suite

Check out this beautiful master bedroom/bathroom that Lisa designed for one of our favorite clients. The warm browns with the little bursts of color make this space comfortable, masculine, livable, and totally envy-worthy! 🙂 What do YOU love most about this space?

The designs on these pillows are actually from a couple Lynn Green Root paintings that Lisa commissioned specifically for this client. She then had the custom designs embroidered onto pillows.

See the paintings on the right in the picture above? Those are the aforementioned Lynn Green Root pieces!

As always, Rachel Kabukala did a great job on photographing! Check out the guest rooms and outdoor area of this same home! If you can’t tell, we’re in love with this house… 🙂

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Be My Guest

Remember the beautiful home we showed you pictures of on Friday? (It is the blog post right before this one.) Well, here is the upstairs guest area of the house. It is fun, bright, colorful, and best of all, designed by Lisa Palmer!

This particular client fell in love with the bright green velvet of the Earl Chair, so the room was designed around that chair, as well as the items that this client already had. The bedding is by the oh-so-fabulous Ann Gish.

From one side of the jack-and-jill bathroom to the other… The art, the paint colors, and the beautiful tile countertops make these bathrooms very happy and welcoming!

If this room doesn’t make you happy then… Well…. It should!

We will have more from this beautiful home later this week. Rachel Kabukala took so many fabulous photos that it’s impossible to get them all into just one or two posts! Stay tuned!

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The Beauty of Black and White

Black and white is quite possibly the most timeless color combo of all time. In middle school art class, many of us learned that black is the absence of all color, and white is the presence of all color. They always say “opposites attract,” so that must be why this combination has so perfectly stood the test of time! Here are some rooms featuring the two tones that we find so captivating… Take a peek.

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