So, Wednesday was my first day of my summer internship at Lounge Interiors in Jackson. The studio is owned by the principal designer, Haley Bianchini, who graduated from Mississippi College with her bachelor's degree in Interior Design. Elizabeth Hall (USM alumni) and Allison Roberts (Mississippi State alumni) are the other two designers that also work for Haley.
I had a blast my first day, despite how nervous I was. When I first got there, Elizabeth showed me just some housekeeping things that need to be tended to in the morning. I called a couple of vendors to check up on open purchases and recorded those. I assisted in organizing some fabric samples in the back before we went to Tinnin Oriental Rugs on Lakeland Drive in Flowood. Elizabeth and I went there to find some hide rugs to get for approval for a client. After that, we made it back to the studio and checked some prices on towels, a chandelier, and a couple of more items for the same client.
*** Just another glance of me checking fabric specs and selections for a client ***
After lunch, I got to accompany Haley and Elizabeth to the client's house in Madison. I was able to observe them field measuring for furniture pieces and draperies. After measuring, we hung up some artwork and mirrors in the house and then laid down the hide rug to see how it looked with the furniture it was going under. The picture below is my boss Haley and Elizabeth hanging some of the client's artwork in her bathroom.
Overall, my first day was awesome and I had a blast! I am so excited to see how the rest of the summer is going to play out. Check tomorrow for one more post before the weekend!