A New Blog Series!

I’m excited to share that in the next month or two we are going to reveal a revamped EOS site.  It’s overdue and much needed and I’m excited to be working with Hanna Seabrook of Gadabout (who did our new company website) on this makeover.  Along with it, I’m hoping to launch a few new features and series on the blog, one of which I hope you will be excited about.

We’re calling it “Style Solutions”, and once a month I will pick a reader design dilemma to solve. Maybe you have no idea how to lay out furniture in an oddly spaced room, or perhaps you got a new sofa and don’t know what rug and pillows to pair with it, or maybe you need help picking complimentary paint colors for a few spaces.  Basically, any conundrum you face about your own space is game, minus designing a whole room for you.  If we get a few questions in the same vein, we may do a themed post.  Or maybe one month we do fashion dilemmas! Basically, it’s up to you guys– but I want to offer some real designer advice that I think may help everyone!

So send your questions and frustrating dilemmas to stylesolutions@eringatesdesign.com and we’ll be doing our first installment in August!  If your question is about space planning, please include sketches or drawings and with any of the questions please include pictures or links to specific products.

If there are any other features for the new site you’d like (from a search function to a way to shop, to a type of column), leave a comment here!

Huston & Company: Custom Tables of All Sizes and Styles

Huston & Company is a father and son run small business based in Kennebunkport, Maine and I’ve talked about them a bunch because we’ve done a lot of work with them– from tables for my own home and office to many variations of tables for our clients as well.  Dining tables are one of the top items I always encourage my clients to spend a good chunk of money on. You can save on chairs – after all, they get spills on them and you can get a decent quality chair for not a ton of money.  However, a dining table should be solidly made, enough so that it can last a lifetime or three.  The quality of their tables falls squarely in the “heirloom” category. You can see these being passed down to your kids after a lifetime of growing up eating at the same table.

This is the round version of the Newton table, which was a design we came up with when creating a table for my office.  I love this table, it’s the perfect blend of modern and traditional and the brass accents are just incredible.

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High vs. Low: A Bright, California Inspired Entry

We’re trying to create some more blog “series” these days as we plan a full facelift of EOS, one of which is a High Vs. Low post.  I did one recently here, and today decided to create two entryway designs based on a bright, neutral California inspired style.  A mix of streamlined classics and textured wovens as well as leather and brass accents.  An accent wall of a pretty small scale paper finishes it off.

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Fashion Friday: My Picks From the Nordstrom sale for Now and Later.

(First of all, I love that the spokesmodel for the sale is “David” from Schitt’s Creek… if you haven’t watched it, you NEED TO!)

Some of you asked me to round up my picks from the Nordstrom annual sale, particularly whatI’d buy looking ahead to fall and items that are not super trendy and more classic.  So here are my picks!  I like to stock up on my favorite undies and jeans during ales like this, and maybe buy a fall coat and staple shoes, like ballet flats or boots! And even a Theory top that Meghan Markle wore at an appearance, so if the Duchess likes it, I guess it’s good enough for me! :)

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There are some more choices here, including some great home finds and maternity staples, which we all hate paying a lot of money for!:

I hope you all have a great weekend!