Talking Rugs With Old New House!

Old New House is one of my favorite resources for antique and vintage rugs online and is a great sponsor of EOS (what I call a perfect pairing!).  Given the popularity of these rugs in design right now, I thought it would be helpful to do a little interview with the owners, Melissa and Dave, about these rugs and what the different styles are, how to care for them and what to look for. Oh, and BONUS–they are giving EOS readers a discount of 20% using code ERINGATES. Good for all of 2018! If you are a designer, they have a new trade program too which you can sign up for to receive even deeper discounts! Contact them here and request info on the trade program!

Here are some examples of different styles you can find on their site:

Vintage Oushak Carpet:

Distressed Oushak Runner:

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Fashion Vs. Interiors: Spring Trends with Nordstrom

I haven’t done one of these posts in a while, but when Nordstrom reached out about partnering on a spring trends post, I thought it would be the perfect time to finally bring this kind of post back!  I went through some interiors trends and coordinated them with great items from Nordstrom that echo the sentiment- proof positive that fashion and interiors are linked arm in arm!

Blue Chinoiserie Paper OR Mules?

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Unique Home Gifts with eBay!

While your shopping may be close to finished, I wanted to share some amazing home accent gifts (for yourself, perhaps, after all that shopping and prepping for the holidays) I found on eBay. Yes, eBay! Some new (they have lots of brand new items for sale), lots antique, and all interesting, affordable and unique. I love gifting vintage home items to others any time of year- it really shows that you spent time looking and also that you understand their style and interests. From a vintage book, to a tiny oil painting or perhaps a chic set of brass candlesticks or gorgeous glassware! There are so many amazing finds I’m certain you can find something for anyone on your list (some that will ship in time for Xmas too!)
eBay was a pioneer in the online vintage shopping realm, and a source I have been visiting again more often these days (in fact, I just bought an amazing leather skirt while doing this post!) Click on the images below for sources and happy hunting!

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Felix Doolittle Holiday Card Giveaway!

With all the stuff to do this holiday season I thought it might be nice to handle the whole holiday card thing for two lucky readers!  Felix Doolittle, longtime sponsor and one of my favorite stationery shops here in Boston, is giving away to two lucky readers, 6 boxes of holiday cards and 2 sets of personalized return labels)!  Cross that off your list!

They just introduced panoramic return labels, but the classic ones are great too! So many to choose from!

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Fashion Friday: Three Perfect, Layered Looks for Any Fall Occassion

Once again I’ve partnered with my amazing sponsor Halsbrook to put together some gorgeous outfits (appropriate for a wide age range) in preparation for any type of fall activity from running errands to an evening fundraiser for your kids school. Every time I do this with them I think “this is my favorite one yet”. Including this time! And right now (ending tomorrow) Halsbrook is running a special promotion where customers earn a gift card for their next purchase when they purchase full-price items and enter the code LOVEFALL at checkout.

  • Spend $250 – Get $25
  • Spend $500 – Get $75
  • Spend $750 – Get $115
  • Spend $1,000 – Get $200
  • Spend $2,000 – Get $400

I really love this look- the classic neutrals offset with pops of orange and burnt umber are understated and classic but say “I have my shiz together, people”.

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