SummerHouse Interior Designer Casey Jenkins is brand new to our little family up here and she’s doing a great job of fitting right in!
We’ve loved getting to know her, so now is your turn to learn all about Casey with this little Q&A!
Q: Tell us a little about yourself! Where you’re from, where you went to school, what you majored in…
A: I grew up in Brandon, MS in a home my mom designed and dad built! I attended Mississippi State University, majored in Interior Design, and was a Chi Omega! Go STATE!
Q: When did you first realize that you wanted to be an interior designer?
A: Growing up I always knew I enjoyed the idea of having my own business one day, and in fact, it took a year of classes in General Business to realize my love was Interior Design! After touring the studio I transferred and squeezed 4 years of design in 3! Absolutely love what I do!
Q: We hear you have some four-legged friends running around at your house! Tell us about them! 🙂
A: The divas are Millie Mae (too cool for anybody!) , Mollie Moo (we aren’t even sure what she is?), and Little Bit (our main most diva)!
Q: What is your favorite thing do on a day or weekend off?
A: I absolutely LOVE to travel! Colorado last week to hit the slopes and D.C. next weekend for Ball on the Mall! When I am home, I crank up the push lawn mower and absolutely love edging my yard?! No really. Anything outdoors!
Q: What’s the best movie you’ve seen recently?
A: Olympus Has Fallen! Gave me nightmares and I believe I was fighting off terrorists that night in my sleep. Gerald Butler was an amazing actor! Proud to be an American.
Q: Where is the coolest/best/most awesome place you’ve ever visited?
A: To this day, the cruise to Alaska we took as a family has remained to be one of my fondest memories. Words simply can not describe seeing enormous glaciers falling into the ocean, the wildlife, and swimming in heated pools in the middle of icey waters!
Q: In your short time here so far, have you developed any major crushes on any pieces on the showroom floor?!
A: Easy question! I am in love with Barry Dixon’s antique screens displayed so beautiful! Looking forward to having him here with us May 9th!
Q: How would you describe your personal style as far as interiors?
A: Hard to narrow down, but generally speaking, I love layers! Depending on the client’s space, I enjoy keeping things clean but cozy! Todd Prince would laugh, but I tend to over use the word “transitional”.
Q: What’s an interesting fact about you that your co-workers may not know about you yet?! 🙂
A: I did competitive swimming for 8 years and traveled most of the Southeast for weekly competitions! It taught me a lot of self discipline and time management. I love the friendships I have to this day from those interactions!