Mississippi Maximalism

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HELLO, I’M JENNIFER BURT and I’m a small-town entrepreneur. I graduated in Fashion & Business at Mississippi State University and continued my studies after college with the New York Institute of Art & Design. Since returning home to my charming college town of Starkville over a decade ago after stints in NYC & Las Vegas, my business has morphed into interior design with a focus on vintage.

So, what is Mississippi Maximalism?? Taking cues from the homes and of days gone by, Mississippi Maximalism is an elevated European look but with a southern traditional sensibility with a dash of humor and soul thrown in. Here in Mississippi, we've been blessed to grow up with a myriad of cultures and influences from originally being a French colony to the electrifying music of the Mississippi Blues and Elvis's Rock & Roll. Do you love anything gilt gold, white washed, or mirrored? How about animal print, designer, or whimsical? If so, you will love my offerings! I like to mix antiques that may or may-not have been inherited with more modern finishes such as clear acrylic for a 21st century look.

Mississippi Maximalism is growing! I am now in two brick-and-mortar locations as well as the Chairish Vintage Shop where I sell furniture and home accessories as well as vintage clothing that I find at local estate sales and charity shops. My interior design offerings have grown as well.

The mission is remaining the same: To rewrite the narrative of how the world sees Mississippi while also opening their eyes to our unique and one-of-a-kind style. I want to inspire you to establish your own personal style that mixes comfortable staples with glamorous accents without looking like everyone else. I know a wardrobe and home full of quality pieces you love can inspire you to go out into the world and live your best life.

You can find me almost everyday on Instagram @Mississippi.Maximalism, so I'd love to hear from you!! Please reach out with any questions. I can’t wait to share my finds with you and help you develop your own personal style! Xx, Jennifer