Elish will always be the first person I call for any future interior design project. She made the process of furnishing our home much more enjoyable than I ever anticipated. She was decisive, organized, stylish, patient, and super friendly. Her vision for design was exactly what I had in mind, and we could not be more pleased. I love that I furnished my home, and made a friend in the process.
Elish never saw my home in person nor have we ever met face to face. Even living states away, I never felt like that was a barrier. We communicated easily, she clearly understood our vision and exceeded our expectations. She transformed our house into a home and we could not be happier!
Elish has helped us on several projects. In addition to being very talented and easy to work with, she is organized and keeps the plans moving quickly from start to completion. We've been pleased with everything we've done with Elish and would recommend her highly.
Elish grew up on a farm in a small town in rural Louisiana. After graduating high school, she attended Mississippi State University where she majored in Interior Design and minored in Art. Elish returned briefly to Louisiana to intern for a firm in Baton Rouge, ultimately returning to Mississippi and taking a design position with SummerHouse in Ridgeland in 2011. Elish calls Jackson home with her husband, Will, and their daughter Rowan. She draws inspiration from visiting new cities, developing relationships within the design community, and exploring her own neighborhood on a morning run.
How would you describe your design style?
My design style has evolved a lot over the years, and I’ve often tried to analyze what that means. When I first entered the design world I liked the eye catching things- I was drawn to rich fabrics, bold patterns, luxe finishes. Over time I’ve learned to discern the pieces that speak to me and not the ones that shout at me if that makes sense. I like simplicity, natural elements, and an overall curated design. I can say at this point in my career I know what I like and I’m not burdened by worrying if anyone else does- I’ll save that for my design projects but not my own home.
What quality do you most admire in a person?
I think I admire humility most. Another person’s ability to set someone else at ease, to admit wrong, to be willing to compromise, to be open to learning from others. I think all of those traits stem from humility. And to be clear, I don’t think humility translates to a lack of confidence. I think humility is one of the truest forms of confidence there is.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
A morning run on nobody’s schedule but my own, brunch with my husband, a manicure/pedicure, watching Real Housewives uninterrupted (shhh!), making my bed every single morning (does that count?), a good cup of coffee to sip on, and Christmas anything.