The most recent episode had a special touch to it. Erin and Ben revisited their alma mater, Jones College, to extend a warm welcome to Ginny and Jon Ryan. The lovely couple was offered the historic Old President's Home for renovation and to make it their new abode. So many of the rooms were perfectly styled and only felt complete with Mississippi art from Caron Gallery.
The Jones College Chief of Staff, Jon Ryan, is known for his warm hospitality towards students, often inviting them into his home. He and his wife Ginny wanted Ben and Erin to focus on creating large gathering spaces. They specifically requested a music room, where they could host jam sessions with friends and students alike.
Ginny, an avid baker, craved a large kitchen and dining space. Ben and his brother Jesse built gorgeous tables for their dining room. Two matching tables that could slide together to create one huge table. Ginny was thrilled to be able to host larger crowds. Erin created a gallery wall of Ali Stayer and John Armistead pieces and that created such a warm glow above one of the tables.
Ali Stayer and John Armistead
One of Adam's Folktale pieces was the perfect complement to the warm green tones of the dining room.
Our favorite surprise of the episode was Ginny and Jon Ryan's pregnancy announcement! Erin asked Ben to make a piece for their nursery. Ben, Josh, and Jim ventured out to Jon Ryan's grandparents house and collected some heartwood. They returned to the workshop and built an incredible changing table.
The gorgeous changing table was incredibly functional and the sweet nursery was made complete with Adam's frog piece.
Ben Napier with Adam Trest
We're loving this season so far! We cannot wait to see next week's episode. Give us a call or reach out via email if you have any questions about any of the featured art.
All photos courtesy of Brooke Davis-Jefcoat