Emmy’s Red Carpet Review

You asked and so here I am…. with an Emmy’s red carpet review.  I have to admit, I did not watch any of it (proof that this baby has eaten my brain) but I of course ate up the images yesterday of all the fashion. So here we go….

Best dressed? EASY. Priyanka Chopra. So good.

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Runner up is Kristen Bell. It’s a daring choice, and not for everyone, but I LOVE it on her.  It’s fun but elegant and yet sexy.

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HUGE Blog Sale!

It’s that time again, and this might be the best blog tag sale EVER. It’s a big one so peruse away and please e-mail me erin@eringatesdesign.com if you see anything you want. I will put you in tough with the seller (or help you myself if it’s my stuff!)  Large items for pick up only in most cases- smaller items can be shipped.  Some sellers willing to discuss shipping quotes. Here we go!

Original painting by yours truly. Really put my bachelors degree to work on this one and while I think it’s the best one I’ve done in a long time, I’m going a new direction in this room. 36″ square. $500 SOLD
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One pair of custom Parisian pleat drapes with Samuel & Sons Green Key trim. Approx 87″ to top of pleats. $400 SOLD

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This beauty that was on the cover of my book. I feel somewhat bad selling this, but it’s had it’s day in my home and now can help make someone else’s home spectacular.   Antique frame so the paint has some chipping, re-upholstered in pieced linen fabrics. $950 SOLD

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Fashion Friday: The Classic Sweater Everyone in the Family Needs!

I know it’s nothing new (as Miranda Priestly would say “Cable knits for fall? Groundbreaking.”) but the fisherman style sweater is where it’s at for fall– for everyone. For you worn shrunken with high-waisted pants or a feminine skirt or oversized with skinnies and heels it’s the perfect way to stay warm and look cool.
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Here are some of my current faves (a lot of them on sale right now!)

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Current Crush: Painted Floors

Since seeing the wonderfully talented Lauren Liess’ painted ivory floors I’ve been obsessing over the look of white floorboards. I recall Lauren saying she probably would not do them again (I can imagine with four kids it would be hell to keep up) but I can’t keep myself from typing “white floors” into Pinterest.
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Lauren’s floors are Farrow & Ball Ivory Floor Paint (see more here- also, her incredible house is for sale!)

BEAUTIFUL

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I received a preview copy of Mark Sikes new book Beautiful on Friday and spent a lot of time absolutely going gaga over every page in this stunning book.  There are only a couple of designers I would hire to do my own house if I could (because doing my own house is so hard for me) and it’s Mark Sikes or Steven Gambrel, no question.  I am planning a little refresh of a couple rooms in my house and this book gave me SUCH inspiration to get moving and clarify what I want to do.

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