Today, I am so excited to introduce y’all to new(ish) Ridgeland team member Sarah Ethridge! Sarah has been with us for several months now and is such a huge help wherever she is needed. We LOVE this girl! If you stop in, you might find her updating our inventory book, helping a designer on a home visit, putting something in CAD, accessorizing the showroom floor, checking in new fabrics, and so many other things! Needless to say, things flow much more smoothly now that Sarah is part of the team 🙂 Get to know this cutie better with a fun Q&A!
Can you tell us a little about you? Where you’re from, where you’re in school, what you’re studying, about your family…
I am from Brandon (on the Rez side) and I have lived there my whole life. I graduated from Northwest Rankin High school. I am in school at Mississippi College and I have one year left. I am majoring in Interior Design and have a minor in business. My parents are still in Brandon and I have a sister who is 2 years older than me who has a degree in Graphic Design from Mississippi College. I also have a cat named Carmen that I am very obsessed with.
What’s your favorite local restaurant?
My favorite local restaurant is Saltine. I like it because I can always try something different that I have never had before and no matter what I get there it is always good. (I also get a discount when I eat there because I work at Amerigo and they are owned by the same people, so that is a bonus.)
Is there a particular piece on the showroom floor right now that you’re particularly loving? What do you love about it?
My favorite piece on the showroom floor is the black and gold mirror in the room to the left when you walk in the front door. I just love how simple and classic it looks and its shape makes it look even more beautiful.
7What’s your favorite source of design/style inspiration?
Whenever I am surrounded by creative spaces I feel more imaginative and inspired. Being somewhere new can help whenever you are trying to find some inspiration. Sometimes nature can inspire me and sometimes being in a city can inspire me. I typically get the most inspiration from being in a city environment because there are so many creative things already going on all around me.
How do you take your caffeine?
Every morning I have to have at least a cup of black coffee. I cannot function without having coffee. Sometimes in the middle of the day I will treat myself to a vanilla iced latte, but the majority of the time I just drink black coffee.
What’s the best movie you’ve seen lately and why did you love it?
The last movie I saw in theaters was Mamma Mia 2 and it was great. The scenery in the movie was amazing because it was set in Greece and I thought the costume design was great. This is the kind of movie that makes you want to drop all of your responsibilities and travel the world.
What’s a little known fact about you that makes you different?
Last semester my school did a study abroad program that I got to be a part of, so I got to study in London for a little over 3 months. I really learned a lot about their culture and got to experience so many new things. I also did a lot of traveling while I was over there. I got to go to Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, and Italy, as well as different towns throughout England. It was the best time of my life and I am very grateful that I got to be a part of it because not everyone gets an opportunity like that.
What is your favorite thing to do on a weekend off?
If I ever have a weekend off I am usually traveling somewhere. I might go to visit family or travel somewhere new. Sometimes I will even just go somewhere for the day just to get away and clear my mind.
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Thank you so much, Sarah! You are one amazing and inspiring girl, you know it? Thanks for letting us get to know you in a cool new way 🙂
I hope ALL of you get to meet Sarah soon! She’s the cutest.
Y’all have a great week! XOXO from maternity leave,