Susan Ray

Susan Ray
How to Arrange An Elegant Outdoor Mother’s Day Table

How to Arrange An Elegant Outdoor Mother’s Day Table

Fill mom’s day with love by setting a special outdoor table for a dazzling Mother’s Day Celebration. Designer Roy Dollar shares his secrets for creating a beautiful Mother’s Day tablescape with an elegance that’s fitting for this spring occasion.   “I love to layer and add a hint of the unexpected,” says Roy. “Heirloom china, […]

Summer Classics Wraps Up a Busy Week at High Point

Summer Classics Wraps Up a Busy Week at High Point

“High Point was one of the most successful markets we’ve ever had,” said Bew White, Summer Classics founder and CEO. “The designers and dealers really enjoyed the ability to see our products in the special and friendly environment that we created.” As the outdoor furniture industry continues to grow, clean lines and contemporary styles continue […]

Take a Sneak Peek at the Summer Classics High Point Showroom

Take a Sneak Peek at the Summer Classics High Point Showroom

Customized outdoor rooms designed with relaxation in mind continue to grow in popularity for 2017, and that’s exactly what you’ll see when you visit the Summer Classics High Point Showroom April 21-26. The Summer Classics collection features clean lines with modern design and stylish details. Customers who are looking to reflect their own personality and […]

StyleMaker Jennifer Prock's Patio Makeover

StyleMaker Jennifer Prock’s Patio Makeover

After a long winter, there’s nothing more refreshing than moving your living room outdoors. StyleMaker Jennifer Prock gave her patio a beautiful makeover just in time to enjoy it for the spring season. A continuation of her living room with or without the French doors open, Jennifer likes to entertain friends with weekend dinner parties on […]

Casual Living Highlights SC Home Design Services

Casual Living Highlights SC Home Design Services

Thank you to Casual Living Magazine for featuring one of our fabulous outdoor projects designed by Rebecca Frazer of our Nashville SC Home Store using our Design Services. For Designer Rebecca Frazer, most of her outdoor projects start with one thing—the furniture. As a member of the design team at the SC Home store—Summer Classics’ retail division—in […]

A Fresh Outdoor Look for Huck & Peck

A Fresh Outdoor Look for Huck & Peck

Huck & Peck, located in Chattanooga, TN is a locally-owned home furnishings company that provides furniture, contemporary and traditional rugs, lighting, decor items and more. Recently, they’re excited to add the Summer Classics outdoor furniture line to their collection. We spoke to owner, Michael Turner, to find out more about his design philosophy and industry trends. Tell us […]

Summer Classics Showcases Outdoor Style at Atlanta Market 2017

Summer Classics Showcases Outdoor Style at Atlanta Market 2017

AmericasMart marked the start of its 60th-anniversary season at its January Atlanta market with a record-breaking new-buyer attendance increase. It was a vibe, which could be seen during the eight-day market in the 41,000-square foot Summer Classics showroom.  “We’re continuing to see a trend where people want their outdoor spaces to be as comfortable as […]

Summer Classics 2017 Atlanta Market Preview

Summer Classics 2017 Atlanta Market Preview

Outdoor living continues to be an extension of the living spaces inside, and that’s what you’ll see when you visit the Summer Classics showroom at Atlanta Market January 10-17. The Summer Classics 2017 collection features simplified, modern design with stylish details. “In outdoor furniture, I see a definite trend towards lighter color frames in gray […]

The 2017 Design Trends You’ll Love

While it may just seem like yesterday that we were celebrating the design trends of 2016, magazine editors have been planning and looking ahead to the great looks for 2017 for several months. Leslie Newsome Rascoe of Milieu, Ellen McGauley of Coastal Living, Erin Berg of Furniture Today, and Page Mullins of Country Living share some of the trends they […]

Five Tips to A Fabulous & Festive Christmas Tree

Five Tips to A Fabulous & Festive Christmas Tree

Make your Christmas tree the centerpiece of your holiday decorations this season.  Summer Classics Creative Director Chris Hutchens will inspire you to decorate a gorgeous tree with a few of his best tips and ideas. 1. Start with the largest ornaments. Chris nestles the biggest ornaments into the gaps in the tree first. This works particularly well for live trees, which have […]

How to Make A Christmas Wreath

How to Make A Christmas Wreath

It’s simple to make a stunning Christmas wreath with just a few seasonal embellishments. Our Creative Director Chris Hutchens says all that you need are a wreath (real or artificial), some ribbon, some florist’s wire, and picks and ornaments (optional). He shows you how to put it all together in a few easy steps.   Fluff the […]

Summer Classics Outfits Some of the South's Most Beautiful Sorority Houses

Summer Classics Outfits Some of the South’s Most Beautiful Sorority Houses

Around fifty years ago when the then-new sorority houses were built on the University of Alabama campus, each pledge class had about 20 to 30 new members. As those numbers grew to about 150 to 200, the once-perfect-size sorority houses were bursting at the seams. It became difficult for the chapters to eat together, for […]