Thomasville Scene February / March 2019 - Page 68

| interiors | Addison likes to mix things up This interior designer does the unexpected story and photography by Tammi Mott T here’s no matchy- match for this interior designer. She likes mixing things up and using her imagination in selecting furnishings and fabrics and creating spaces that serve the client’s needs and fit the client’s lifestyle. Meet Summer Addison. “I love to mix the old with the new for a different feel,” she says. Addison, a media specialist para-pro at Shiver School in Cairo, started her hobby of interior de- signing 13 years ago. “It started from my decorat- ing my own home to decorating friends’ and co-workers’ homes and now it has grown into a busi- ness for me. My God-given desire and ability has turned from one opportunity to the next,” she said. Her latest decorating venture is A Finishing Touch, a hair salon located at the corner of U.S. 19 North and County Line Road. Diane Tuggle, a 36-year resi- dent of Cairo, purchased the build- ing and immediately put plans into action to turn part of it into a salon. The St. Simons Island native owned a shop in Brunswick for more than 18 years. After its clo- sure, Tuggle wanted to once again become a shop owner but closer to home. She met with several interior designers and like a shoe, the fit wasn’t right. After talking with Addison, immediately she knew she had found the one. “She was willing to work with me. She used things I love and let it be a part of me allowing my per- sonality to show through. Summer is a good listener. I have gained a lifetime friend,” Tuggle said. The vignettes scattered throughout the salon feature homey touches to make clients feel comfortable. 68 February - March 2019 Thomasville Scene