Hey, friends. How was your weekend? I had a great one celebrating my little girl’s third birthday (you can see my little b-day princess here!) and spending some time outside enjoying the pretty weather! I hope yours was equally as enjoyable! How bout those Patriots in the most boring Super Bowl ever? 😉 Ha! I’ll admit it– I’m totally here for the commercials and for the halftime show. No shame!
So today, I want to introduce all of you to the newest face at SummerHouse Oxford! Meet Brandon Stafford. 🙂 Brandon is a precious soul who I have loved working alongside (via text) 😉 keeping up the social media and marketing! This guy is so smart and kind, and is doing an awesome job with SHOX’s instagram! (Check it out here)
Let’s get to my Q&A with him, shall we?
Start off by telling us a little about you!
I’m from Tupelo, MS and I went to Tupelo Christian Preparatory School. I graduated from Ole Miss in 2018 with a BS in Integrated Marketing Communications. My family has a farm and we grow/raise soybeans, corn and cattle.
How did you become interested in the design world?
I love drawing and playing with colors, so that’s what made me interesed in interior design. Also, I love coffee table books about interior design. I love seeing designers express their creatitvity.
Where (other than SummerHouse, of course!) do you find yourself most inspired when it comes to design?
There is a building in New York that inspires me every time I look at it and I find myself googling it all the time. 432 Park Ave. Its otherwise known as the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere. Because it’s a newer building, the building is controversial to many New Yorkers. Some people call it an eyesore because of the way it sticks out of the skyline. I think its beautiful and I love its large windows. I’ve watched so many videos about it and the views are incredible. Also I previously worked as a florist and I love playing with design in that capacity.
Do you prefer the beach or the mountains? Why?
Beach or moutains? I prefer a beach that has mountains and my favorite beach is in Monteceito, California.
What’s your favorite local restaurant or bar and why?
My favorite restaurant in Oxford is Saint Leo because it reminds me of New York. The chefs are attentive to changing the menu often which means you can usually try something new. My favorite bar is the Summit balcony in the summer. Theres not better place to be.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
If I could travel anywhere in the world, it would be Africa. I would love to see the landscape and to ride an elephant.
What is your favorite way to spend a weekend off?
My favorite way to spend my weekend off is with friends at the Summit balcony 🙂 or at any roof top bar for that matter.
What’s a little known fact about you that we might be interested to hear?!
One of my guilty pleasures is watching documentaries about cults. They are creepy and I have no desire to be in one in case you were worried. 😉 I just find them intreguing and scary.
What else do we need to know about Brandon? 🙂
I love to be helpful and feel that I’ve accomplished something. I love laughing and having fun and I love my goldendoodle, Sadie. I’m hoping to make BYODTW Day a thing. (Bring your own dog to work day)
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Thank you Brandon! I fully agree on the BYODTW Day! And I cannot wait to google 432 Park Ave.