We are so excited to introduce our newest SummerHouse Interior Designer to you! Her name is Molly Ferguson and we sure are enjoying having her up here! She’s energetic and fun to be around so we’re sure you’ll love her as much as we do!
Let’s get to a little Q&A with Molly so we can all get to know her just a little better…
Tell us a little about yourself. Where you’re from, about your family… You know, all that good stuff!
I grew up in Hattiesburg, MS. I graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2004 with a BS in Interior Design. My husband Jamey and I have lived Flowood area for about nine years now. We have been married for 5 years but have been together for ten. We met at a USM football game and have been together since then. We have one fur baby. Her name is Oolie and she is a Calico cat. Calico cats were actually named after a type of fabric. Calico fabric is a small scaled printed fabric, so I call her my designer cat! I feel very blessed to have Jamey in my life. Not only is he my best friend but he is my rock!
What’s been your favorite thing about SummerHouse in your short time up here so far?
I did my internship with Lisa in 2004. Over the last 9 years I have gained experience in Interior Design and sales and have grown so much as a designer since my internship. My favorite thing about SummerHouse is that I feel like I never left! It’s like an old friend you can go years without seeing and then pick back up right where you left off! I’m very excited to share all the fabulous items and services that SummerHouse offers with my clients and friends.
How (or when) did you first discover your love for interior design?
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved design. I would rearrange my room every couple of months. My father owned a paint store when I was young and after it closed he started painting, so I always had access to whatever paint color I wanted. He would mix up custom colors for me! I remember that when I wanted my bedroom lime green, my mother and father were very nervous and hesitant, but they trusted me. It was perfect for a teenager. My design style and passion has evolved a lot since then, though!
How do you take your caffeine?
I like my caffeine in the morning. I usually have 1 or 2 cups of coffee. And I’m a coffee snob! I like to grind my own beans which are usually flavored. I add a splash of fat free milk and done.
What’s your favorite local restaurant?
Jackson, MS has some of the best restaurants! I can’t pick just one favorite. Jamey and I love eating in downtown Jackson, Belhaven, and Fondren. We try to stay in Jackson and Flowood when we do eat out. I love supporting local restaurants and businesses.
What’s your favorite interiors publication, either print or online?
I love Pinterest. It has the best of all worlds. Every website, magazine, and designers all in one place!
Tell us a little bit about your design philosophy!
I believe that every room in a house should be a favorite and serve a purpose! A kitchen should be sufficient and user friendly. A kitchen is were you bond with your friends, family, and make memories. A living room should be functional and comfortable. A bathroom is a place to wash the stress of the day away and you should feel like you are stepping into a spa. I feel that the bedroom should be an oasis, a place to get away and energize for the next day.
I also believe that the client comes first. I want my clients to enjoy the Interior Design experience. I hope that my knowledge and experience eases any stress a client may have. My number one goal is for the client to be 100% happy and make their visions and needs become reality!
Thank you, Molly! We all look forward to getting to know you even better in the coming months! Thanks for being a part of our team!