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What I’m Loving: New Stuff From Ballard Designs

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

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.



Pinch Me: Better Homes & Gardens Cover!

Monday, April 15th, 2013

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:

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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).

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Here are some shot that didn’t make the article, but I still think are fabulous!

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This one was int he article, but small, and I love it :)

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LOVE this shot from the studio!

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I had to share what is the best picture every take of all four of us too. :)

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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

The Erin Gates for Jill Rosenwald Collection!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

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 to place your order!!!!

Black/ Peony

J.Crew/ Mint

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

Mug- $65

Jilly cup- $40

2.5″w x 3.5″h

Sponsor Welcome & Giveaway: Bungalow 5

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

In the number of years I’ve been designing homes there are a few vendors whose goods I come back to over and over. One of those is Bungalow 5,  Their furniture and accessories are forever favorites for me and so i was SUPER psyched that they wanted to become an EOS sponsor… AND do a killer giveaway with me for all of you!

Up for grabs- a pair of these amazing lamps, the Angelica.  Can’t you just imagine them on an entry console of dining room buffet, because I sure can!

Seriously rad, no?  All you have to do is like their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter and leave a comment below!

While I’m at it I’d love to show you some of my favorites from them…

EOS Visits Furbish!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

While in North Carolina for High Point Market this week (more on that tomorrow), I got to stop in and visit the fun and fabulous Jamie Meares at her drop dead gorgeous store Furbish! I want to just move in there.

Pink makes Jamie happy, I think.

I LOVE sunburst mirrors on wallpapered walls!

I mean, do I even need to say anything? The hand painted wall? Come on!

This is one fun bed. I want to jump on it.

A lovely little vignette.

I bought that cute sequin lapel blazer and striped tunic hangin’ right there in the middle. SO rad.

This bench upholstered in an old rug was so genius.

Not afraid of color. Not. One. Bit.

Loving the pink sofa and the orange nad navy pillows paired with the cool vintage inspired patterned ottomans!

Such delightful displays.

Jamie’s office (sorry for the terrible pic)

Custom dog beds and the famous ROWDY! He is as cute in person as on Jamie’s blog. And is, indeed, rowdy.

Painterly chairs. Bad ass.

Those would be IKAT SHOWER CURTAINS people. Her checkout area is so much cooler than than pic shows. That furbish sign is cut out of wood and suspended on fishing line.

You know she has an online shop, right? Go there.