We have a new face at SummerHouse | Oxford that we want to introduce to you! Meet Maddie Ertle 🙂 Maddie is a fabulously talented design assistant who fits perfectly with our Oxford team! You’ll want to stop in and say hi next time you’re in the area…
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I am 22 and from St. Louis, MO. My major is Art with emphasis in Graphic Design and I have a double minor in Art History and Italian. I went to an all girls Catholic College Preparatory high school called St. Joseph’s Academy in St. Louis and Ole Miss for undergrad -GO REBS! I am the oldest of 4, 3 girls and 1 boy and my family lives in St. Louis.
When did you realize you were interested in working in design?
I have always (from the minute I could draw) loved art and design and throughout my education have been pushed (in a good way) towards a design career. I worked for a well known designer in St. Louis from 2013-2017, learning all the ways of a registered designer and the tricks of the trade. I knew from the first day of my job with her that I will always pursue my career in design and was absolutely thrilled to be accepted as a new member of the SummerHouse team!
What is your favorite source of design inspiration?
One of my favorite designers to follow is Celerie Kemble and the Domino Design books are my favorite books.
When you have a little free time, what is your favorite way to spend it?!
When I have free time I like to be outdoors, I love to be around animals and I love to paint and draw.
What’s the best movie you’ve seen lately and why?
I haven’t seen many movies I love lately but my favorite movies are The Help and Ratatouille.
What is your favorite thing about Oxford?!
My favorite thing about Oxford is how community oriented it is. Everyone who lives here loves to be here and everyone is so happy and nice.
What’s your favorite local restaurant in the Oxford area?
My favorite restaurant in Oxford is probably Boure.
Is there a certain piece on the SHOX showroom floor that you could take home with you right now if the stars were to perfectly align for ya?!
If I could take anything on the floor I would take the Vanguard King bed in Tish Ivory because it is so beautiful and elegant and looks like it is made of clouds.
In your recent years of working in the design world, what has been the most surprising thing you’ve learned about the business/industry of design?
I’m surprised by the business every day and constantly excited to see the new material presented by vendors. I’m blown away by all the amazing designs they can consistently reveal season after season. I just love the interior design field.
What else do we need to know about you?!
What else you need to know about me is I LOVE this company already and everything it has to offer. The people are incredible, so welcoming and so fun to be around, the merchandise is so beautiful and the designers are so talented. I am so blessed to be included!
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Thank you, Maddie! We are blessed to have you! 😉
And thanks to all of you for stopping by today! We hope you’ve had a great week!