We had a blast last night in Raleigh at Furbish Studio, but had to wake up at 4 a.m. to make out 6:30 a.m. flight to Dallas so we would be there in time for my 11 a.m.-2 p.m. signing at Wisteria (please come, y’all)- which I am currently on! I am bleary eyed and hopped up on caffeine, and not in my most creative mindset- however, I couldn’t leave you hanging without a post. So here are some colorful snaps from last night as well as my outfit, which I actually LOVED- this top is heaven- it’s long in the back to cover your bum and loose but not so loose it’s looks maternity. And check out that perfect leopard print. Also, my niece Kate who happens to be the cutest thing ever.
Top: Elizabeth & James “Everly” (on sale today!!!!) // Pants- Helmut Lang // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Curling Iron (a staple on this tour) // All those awesome pillows: Furbish Studio :)
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I get so stupidly excited when new stuff comes out from vendors I use a lot for design projects. As of late, I have been giddy over all the new stuff coming out from Ballard Designs, a company I use a lot for budget friendly jobs. Take a peek at some of my favorite new things- so good, right?
This table skirt blew my mind. Know why?
Because it looks just like this one I’ve coveted forever from designer Tom Scheerer! Having this made would cost at least three times as much as they are charging.
More favorites- this tufted ottoman with tape trim (many options for the trim!) and this studded long x-bench for the end of the bed!
DYING over the lacquered faux bamboo barstools.
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When I found out that my old bedroom was the cover shot for Better Homes & Gardens I couldn’t believe it. I screamed, of course, but a part of me was like “I’m pretty sure I hallucinated that” and until I saw it I still kind of expected the magazine to arrive and have a cake on the cover instead. Well, it’s TRUE and I am shocked, honored, flattered and flabbergasted. My first cover. On a huge national magazine. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN TO ME????
It’s funny, since not only is this my old place in the city, but I only lived there for 8 months! But thanks to the amazing styling of Stacy Kunstel and the incredible photography of Michael Partenio (also the owners of Dunes & Duchess- check them out) we took some great images. Go pick up a copy! But in the meantime, here is the article:
A lot of people have asked about the bedding- it was from Lands End, but is no longer available! Why don’t more affordable bedding producers make coral banded bedding??? Lamp by Jill Rosenwald, bench from Ballard Designs in Duralee fabric, nightstand and dresser are antiques, bed is Crate & Barrel, wall color is Elephant Skin by Behr (AWESOME color).
Here are some shot that didn’t make the article, but I still think are fabulous!
This one was int he article, but small, and I love it :)
LOVE this shot from the studio!
I had to share what is the best picture every take of all four of us too. :)
And they also filmed a video at the studio of some tips (and Lindsey and I being a little spastic over a magazine). More proof of why I’ll never be a TV star.
All images: Michael Partenio for BHG
As a lot of you know I share my studio space with some incredible, creative women- the mother hen of all of us is ceramicist and designer Jill Rosenwald- (also of Fallon rug fame). Jill and I are constantly bouncing ideas off each other and so we finally decided it was high time we did a line together. I am psyched to introduce the Erin Gates for Jill Rosenwald Collection! I was inspired by a pattern I have on a basket in my entryway that is of African origin that I thought would translate really well into ceramics. It is reminiscent of chevron but a bit funkier. Each piece comes in two colorways- black/peony and j.crew/mint. All pieces (except lamps) have gold rims or edges. And the best part? We’re donating 15% of all proceeds to the Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief.
In order to get these in time for Christmas you must order in the next THREE DAYS! So until they are posted on Jill’s e-commerce site please e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order!!!!
Oval Lamp- $430
6.5″ W X 24.5″ H
Olive Tray- $152
9″ W X 12″L
#6 Vase- $78
6.25″ H X 3.25″ W
Ritz Tray- $92
14″L x 3.5″ W
Jilly cup- $40
2.5″w x 3.5″h