I stumbled across British artist Holly Frean the other day while flipping through Instagram. I absolutely love the grouped small works she does. They look so amazing when framed like this below (via Blueprint Store where you can find her work!):
We are doing a little back yard revamp this summer (some new bushes and plantings, trimming back some trees and swapping out some furniture). With a third Nor’easter in sight for us this month alone, it makes me feel like Elsa is real and has put a curse on our whole area of the country (side note: will I ever not have a Disney song stuck in my head ever again? I woke up this morning and said to Andrew “I’ve had “You’re Welcome” in my head for the past two days and he looked at me and said “”I was up all night singing “Love Is An Open Door”.) Bahahahahaha #toddlerparentlife
Anyways, when Else does decide to defrost her frozen heart, we WILL be enjoying our patio once again. And there is nothing more chic and classic than a black and white patio. I have my vintage Brown Jordan dining table and chairs I inherited from my grandmother (similar here although mine in rectangle). And while I still love my Ikea chairs that everyone asks about (you can see them here in this post about my patio project) , they are getting a little janky and they aren’t made any more (so dumb). So I’m looking for some inspiration for our little facelift. I love how black and white lets nature be the star of the show and the pop of color. Green plantings look perfect paired with crisp black and white.
Even though we are buried in snow here in New England (WITH MORE ON THE WAY- OMG, KILL ME), Easter and Spring IS technically right around the corner. So today I picked outfits for you AND the kids with sunshine on my mind. Also, this took me like 5 hours and I’m burnt out so I don’t have much more to say on the matter…. :)
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:
I’m excited to share with you that my Chairish curated sale, featuring my rug collection, is live right now! :) They also did a fun little interview with me here (including some of my Boston faves for those visiting)and here.
I will be mailing the three winners of the rug giveaway today so check your inboxes!!! :) In the meantime, check out the sale, some of my most favorite items from it below:
1. I adore this vintage chair and ottoman // 2. Kayce Hughes art- another fave! // 3. // 4. SUCH a great set of vintage botanicals // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. Such a unique buffet // 10. // 11. LOOOVE this chair as a desk chair// 12. // 13. I just used a pair of these in a project // 14.