202 West Main Street
Lexington, SC 29072
My name is Mandy Summers, and I am the “M” in M. Gallery Interiors, located on Main Street in Lexington, SC. Growing up in a military family, I lived in many areas of our beautiful country. As one of four children, I waited tables, cleaned condos, and babysat to earn my own way. I attended Marymount College in New York, Queen Mary College in England, and La Universidad of Salamanca in Spain. While studying in Europe, I developed a deep love of art, architecture and international travel. I interned at the United Nations in New York City and finally earned Bas in both International Business and Political Science, with a minor in Spanish.
My post-graduate plan included law school. Like many women, I met a man, and all that changed. I switched from funding my own law degree “up North,” to funding my husband’s “down South.” I left an accounting position in Baltimore and began coordinating PR campaigns and coaching public speaking for SCE&G in Columbia, SC. Next came Ft. Bragg, NC, where I became an army wife in the 82nd Airbourne Division. While there, our beautiful daughter was born and I transitioned into a stay-at-home mom. In 1995, we returned to South Carolina and chose to make Lexington home. I became actively involved in my new community, heading up charity committees, organizing fundraisers, soliciting political volunteers, delivering speeches and coaching kids’ soccer. In 1999, God blessed us with our handsome son. Sadly, several years later, our 15 year marriage ended in divorce.
Determined to pursue a flexible career that would allow me to provide for, and still spend time with, my children, I went back to school to study Interior Design. I decided to follow my love and passion. Fortunately, I found a job immediately in my new chosen field and worked for a firm that did both residential and commercial interior design. In 2008, I took a leap of faith and decided to go into business for myself. I fell in love with a double space at the Old Cotton Mill in Lexington and began restoring it. In 2013, I took on another restoration project and moved down the road into 202 West Main where I could spread out in a more spacious building. I want to thank Columbia Metropolitan Magazine for the opportunity to provide the Midlands with a fresh look in interior design in the Dream Home American Cancer Society Benefit; and also Lexington Woman Magazine for their gracious gift to the Lexington community with an inspirational piece about my life makeover. I am blessed to have these opportunities as well as being winning the 2012 Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center Small Business Person of the Year Award, and the 2012 Best of Lexington Winner for Interior Design in Lexington Life Magazine.
M. Gallery has an urban industrial loft feel and hosts an amazing ensemble of local and national artists and exhibitors. We carry rugs, unique artwork and furnishings, and a wide variety of decorating and gift items. We host events like “Meet the Artists” nights and are available to come to your home or office to consult with you. We have an amazing source of talents, and are willing to go the extra mile to meet our customer’s and client’s needs.