The newest wallpaper collection from Designers Guild is really, really cool. This collection has that traditional Designers Guild funky flair with some great colors and awesome new patterns. Check out a few of the many patterns/colors that caught our eyes!
If you haven’t, please make a point to pick up a copy! We have a few at the store, but we’re running out really qickly… That’s because it is such a great issue! What makes it so great? Check out this feature on the Porter’s house! It’s a full out spread and we are so excited about it! It’s much prettier in person (and you can read it in person!)
The cover looks like this:
And the aritcle starts on page 46…
As always, Rachel Kabukala did an amazing job with the pictures! Thanks, Rachel, for all your wonderful hard work!!
Check out this beautiful plant:
Isn’t it pretty? We think so too! The best part? It’s maintenance free! Why? Because it’s not real! I know what you’re thinking…. “But it looks so real!” That’s exactly what we thought too, and that is why we carry them! None of us are fans of faux plants at all, but when Lisa saw this particular line, she thought they were the real deal. Look at all these other great real-looking fauxs!
A little burst of that natural green really just brightens up a space. If any of you are like some of us, we can’t keep a house plant alive to save our lives…. (For the record, that statement does not apply to Melanie, our in-house flower goddess! She’s got the green thumb that others of us lack…) Instead of spending money on something that could die, spend money on something that will live forever! (Or at least look like it’s living )
Before you revert back to bad memories of law school, your husband being in law school, your friend being in law school, your sister being in law school…. Someone you know being in law school…. Let me explain! This is a FUN bar exam! We want to look over some great ideas for home bar setup, as well as what you need to have in your own home bar. Let’s start with some great examples of pretty bars, then we’ll move on to the grocery list!
1. It is good to have your home bar stocked with a variety of liquors and liqueurs.
2. Each of these beautiful bars has some interesting accessories closeby (like plants, books, heirloom looking pieces, and other unique finds.)
3. An intersting piece of furniture or cart or tray add a lot to a bar setup.
What do I need to have in my own home bar?
After some research, we found that the home bar should include the following items:
mid to high end vodka
mid to high end whiskey or bourbon
mid to high end tequila
mid to high end rum (best to have a white and a dark)
mid to high end gin
a simple brandy
Triple Sec or Cointreau
Mixers: Tonic Water, Sparkling water, Fruit juices, Both light and dark sodas, Tomato Juice
Garnishes: Lemon, Lime, Sugar or Simple Syrup, Salt, Mint, Ice, Olives, Cherries
Wines: Light bodied red, Full bodied red, Sweet white, and Dry white.
Other important items: Wine glasses, high ball glasses, cocktail napkins, stirring spoons/straws, corkscrew, and a little black book of cocktail recipes!
Have fun getting your own home bar ready for your next party!
We’d love to see pictures, so please feel free to submit some!
Let’s face it. We could all use a little help when arranging our bookshelves. Books, trinkets, pieces of art, sculptures, pottery, etc…. How can you make it all work? We searched the pages of some of our favorite reads to bring you a little “shelf help!”
All of these photos came from Rue, Lonny, and the Domino book. We love how these designers have used outside-the-box ideas to make things like butterfly collections and big boxes fit into the scheme! The designers at SummerHouse are all PROS at bookshelf arrangement, so if you need help, you know who to call!
Our showroom re-do from last week included lots of great new pillows! We got so many new styles in, from pretty modern, to soft, to simple, to bright and fun…. Take a quick peek at some of our favorites!
Pillows are a GREAT way to re-energize a room for a good price. If you have a solid sofa and just switch out your old pillows for some new ones, its almost like you have a brand new sofa! As the designers up here say, “Accessories like lamps and pillows are the jewelry that make the little black dress outstanding.”
Here are a few fresh, beautiful images from Rue Magazine to get your weekend started right. Does anyone have any big fun plans?
We hope you’re having a wonderful Thursday! Marty and the team have been working hard to get the floor rearranged with all of our fabulous new stuff! We got in lots of great new accessories (many from Jonathan Adler!), some great new pillows, some FINE lamps, and lots of other stuff. Just take a peek at this little gallery of beautiful eye candy… It’ll brighten your day, for sure!
Last week, the SummerHouse team worked feverishly to get one of our wonderful clients’ homes ready for a huge event: a wedding! (That’s a pretty big event, don’t you agree?!) The whole house was looking fabulous, but not every room had all the finishing touches on it like this room did. It was looking BEAUTIFUL when we left… Can’t wait to get a professional over there to get some really great shots!
The best part about this room is that, yes, it is formal, but it is also comfortable and inviting! There is nothing that looks like it’s going to break if you sit on it. Everything is just as inviting as it is beautiful.
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!