New Trad Designers 2016

So, this feels strange to ask but I’m hoping you guys will vote for me to be one of this years New Trad “Rising Star” Designers.  I feel kind of silly entering myself, but in this world of never-ending online media, there is still something very desirable and rewarding about being in print.  And I LOVE Traditional Home- in a time when I’ve stopped getting a few shelter magazines I used to love- I started getting this one (and Veranda, another fave!)

So please go here to vote.

A few portfolio images I picked as examples of my “new traditional” work!

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LINDSEY’S KITCHEN RENOVATION – PART 2

You asked and here it is- an update on Lindsey’s reno! Enjoy! -EG

Hi guys! I’m excited to finally update you on our kitchen progress (if you missed the first post you can check it out here). Back in October we designed and ordered our Deerfield assembled cabinets through Cabinets.com. The expected production time was 4-5 weeks, plus another 2 weeks in transit, and everything arrived right on time. I was a little nervous that all of the cabinets wouldn’t make it here from Florida in one piece (unfortunately damages and delays are all too common in our industry) but thankfully everything went great. Here’s a peek at our dining room after we were left with 30+ boxes worth of cabinets and trim.

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Framed Intaglio Art

I have long loved the classical beauty and intricate details of intaglios- but especially displayed in modern frames and hung in groupings on the wall.  Here are some awesome examples of a variety of settings using the traditional art in fun ways:

A simple pair looks awesome above this modern console and set against patterned wallpaper.
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A close up of antique intaglios.

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Fashion Friday: Current Favorite Outfit

So, I managed to get a post up every day this week which honestly, I didn’t think I could do yet.  And so here we are on Friday and I don’t have anything super original or awesome because I actually got to go out to dinner last night with a friend! Which felt great- but of course it felt even greater to speed home to my Henry afterwards.  So I didn’t have time to prep for today- instead I’m just going to share this outfit that I’m loving and shared on Insta and LOVE due to the combo of high rise jeans plus a tunic style sweater that really helps an 9 weeks post-partum lady feel pulled together (literally- pulls the tummy right in and then covers it- HA!)

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The high, wide funnel neck on this sweater is super 60’s/70’s and it’s so comfortable too (and not itchy at all). Paired with my work hard Rag & Bone boots from last year (worn more than any other boot in my closet-they really look a bit grungy now- but so comfortable and yet gives some height!)

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  1. The sweater from Anthropologie.
  2. MiH Marrakech Jeans (I had from last year- love them)
  3. A grey wool coat is the perfect topper- this one on super sale today.
  4. My earrings are old J.Crew, but these have similar vibe.
  5. Rag & Bone booties (pricey, but a workhorse)
  6. A cute crossbody saddle bag is perfect with this outfit.

 

Incredible Local Artisan: Cheeky Monkey

This week I received the most INCREDIBLE gift for Henry that I had to share. People have been so overwhelmingly generous and kind in thinking of my little guy, especially people I don’t even know like Holly Johnson of Cheeky Monkey Home.  When I unwrapped this pillow I nearly fell over- especially when I turned it around and saw the incredible stitching of Henry’s name and birth information on the back!  Made of the most luxurious merino wool felt, I knew the minute I touched this pillow that it was a true work of art.  I was so touched and am going to treasure it forever.

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