Lisa Palmer, Owner and Principal Designer, says, "We looked at several locations for a second store such as Nashville and Memphis but landed on Oxford due to our ties to the area, the demographics studied, and the client base we already have in the area. We adore the town, the people, the school, and the atmosphere!" She adds, "We have been working in the Oxford area for many years now. Our client base has 2nd homes, condos, as well as permanent homes there. The shopping and the culture of Oxford is like none other on our state and it draws a population from all over, not only north Mississippi but Tennessee, Arkansas and Alabama."
The Oxford location has a prime storefront on the historic Oxford square, next to the luxurious Chancellors House Hotel and Spa. It promises to be beautiful. Lisa says, "The South Lamar street level is 3800 square feet. We opened up the front stairwell with beautiful iron railing and that will lead to our resource library, back stock room and an office in the basement level, with is approximately 500 square feet." It will be a smaller version of the Ridgeland store, featuring the same lines of furniture, accessories, gifts and lighting, but will be adding more tabletop and linens to accommodate shoppers in the market.
SummerHouse will continue offering full service design, and will have a very talented, capable team of designers in Oxford. Lisa says, "We are hoping for a soft opening in early December, but as we all know, construction timelines are a little bit hit or miss! We are keeping our fingers crossed!"
"Operating a second location won’t be an easy task. I had to wait until our store in Ridgeland was running like a well oiled machine before even considering it," reflects Palmer. "I am so fortunate that all of this came into place so beautifully. I am a firm believer in the verse, 'For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose…' I believe now is the time for our expansion and we couldn’t be more excited!"
We cannot wait to visit the spectacular new SummerHouse in Oxford! For more information on SummerHouse, visit their website here!