Somehow, someway this week marks my ten year anniversary of blogging. A DECADE of my blathering and pontificating on all things design, fashion and life. 3,202 posts to be exact if you can believe it!!! Starting as a clueless 27 year old with NO idea what to do with her life to now- an established designer with a legit business, a New York Times bestselling book (and another in the works), product lines, a BABY, a house and more amazing projects under my belt than I ever thought possible- I am rendered pretty speechless when looking back over the past ten years.
I never really take the time to step back and admire at what has happened over the past decade, but HOLY HELL, what a ride!!!! It’s actually pretty amazing. And I feel so lucky and so content with what I have built that I can be nothing but filled to the brim with pure gratitude today. It hasn’t been easy, I’ve worked hard to build this life, but it has been fulfilling, inspiring and fascinating.
I’ve been trying to think about my favorite posts and moments from over these 10 years– beyond all the design posts (mine, others, fashion, interiors, exteriors…), so many of the biggest moments in my adult life have been chronicled here. From my first post (followed by months and months of posts with 1-2 comments) to….
*Being on the cover of the Boston Globe Magazine (no other press has been as game changing as this feature- its how I found Lindsey, whose been with me 7 years, to MANY of my clients for years!)
*My apartment being on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens!
*This gut-spilling essay that got such amazing response (and was bought and published by Ladies Home Journal and also helped land me a book deal….) That pic tho….
*Meeting Oprah (!!!!!) , speaking at her conference, filming an ad for O and Ikea in LA and being in O Magazine.
*Revealing the cover of my book and the insane turnout for my launch party.
*My book tour, which will go down as one of the most incredible experiences Andrew and I have ever had in our lives.
*Finding out the book was a NY Times bestseller. Still a WTF concept I can’t grasp.
*Announcing my pregnancy after years of infertility. And Oliver’s EPIC side-eye (which was telling, as he still dislikes Henry immensely)
*Announcing Henry’s birth (also revealing his nursery).
*Debuting my product line (I am told all new spring pillows will be back available to order today).
*Investing in my business and renovating our new studio (reveal to come soon!!!!) and hiring more people to work for me.
I have a lot in the works- the second book, some really amazing design/product projects and hopefully someday soon a second child. A makeover of the blog and logo is in the works. And maybe a new house to renovate someday soon. And more incredible homes to design for others and fun blog posts to write! I will continue to reach for the stars and feel so in awe of all the incredible blessing bestowed upon me (a combination of hard work and luck, for sure).
I’m curious what have been your favorite posts? What keeps you reading? How did you find me? What do you hope to see from EOS in the next 10 years (because I ain’t going NOWHERE). People say blogging is dying and being watered down, but I think it is still a very vibrant, powerful way to discuss, share and market ones self and business.
I love this little community I’ve managed to create and I am forever grateful to you for your support, your time and your ideas, opinions and comments. Deciding to start this blog CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER. I cannot even imagine who I would be had I never had the guts to do it. I don’t want to. The life I’ve got is a gift.
And you better believe I’m going to throw a party to celebrate this milestone (and our new amazing studio). Stay tuned. :)
Love & Respect,
A fabulous screenwriter friend of mine in Los Angeles, who has impeccable style, introduced me to your blog years ago.
Loved your book (so glad it wasn’t lost in the mail. Italy’s postal system is the worst) and looking forward to the next one!
Congratulations Erin – I love your blog and style. I cried the first time I read your story about your dad’s toast at your wedding and just brought tears to my eyes again!
Happy No. 10! I found you through the Boston Globe magazine all those moons ago and have followed you since. A fellow Boston via Connecticut gal – Wishing you continued success. xo
You have written us the sweetest thank you letter. We need to be thanking you for many hours of reading pleasure, for educating us on good design and for sharing your sweet family. I wish you nothing but the best in the coming 10 years.
hi Erin! congratulations!!! you deserve every bit of success you’ve had. you’re an utter delight and the ONLY daily stop on my internet wanderings lately. I think the #1 reason I keep reading your blog is because of your voice as a writer and because you haven’t changed your blog the way so many of my former faves have- bringing on new writers, doing watered down posts that are basically throw aways. I have strayed away from Garance, manrepeller etc for those reasons. I like that you are a classic :)
I have been following along since 2008, but I didn’t know at the time that it was a new blog! I found out about you through my sister, and since then we have often referred to you as Erin without any qualifiers (I guess neither of us have IRL friends named Erin, so we don’t have to say your last name). My sis recently had a baby after a fertility struggle and I came to your blog to help with ideas on a baby gift I knew she would love (stuffed 3ft llama, which she loved!). Thanks for the inspiration over the years and congrats!
So many congratulations to you — how awesome to look back on all of that! I love your blog so much and keep coming back for the inspiration but also because you are hilariously real, and I appreciate that so much. Thanks for putting out everything that you do — I know that there are really critical people out in the world but the way that you are just YOU is something that I very much admire and respect.
Erin, I’ve been reading your blog or 10 years!! I can’t believe that either but it’s true. A faithful follower. I’ve loved watching/reading your journey from afar (Canada) and cheering you on throughout the years. You are very inspiring to me! I love your honesty, your personal posts, what inspires you, the projects you work on and seeing your family grow. Keep up the amazing life you’ve built and enjoy it all. You deserve a little Moet this weekend. :)
Erin….boy when you put it on paper you have had 10 awesome years! Congrats because you definitely worked hard for all of it. Excited to see what life holds for you in the next 10 years:)
Congratulations, Erin!! You have definitely been an inspiration to me as I begin to navigate designing my own life and my very first home with my fiancé!! Your EOS book has come in handy soooo many times! :)
Your blog is the one that turned me into a self-proclaimed “blog junkie” and I couldn’t be happier to be known as that! I find inspiration from you daily!
PS….on your next book tour, I think a stop in Chicago is definitely a must! :)
10 jam-packed years! Some remarkably impressive accomplishments for one so young. I’ve been reading for about 5 years (maybe 6?). As a Maine native living in the west, I love your preppy style. I also appreciate your candor and assertiveness. Probably my favorite posts are your red carpet style recommendations! Your suggestions are always stellar; like uncanny genius level. Of course, I appreciate your design posts, even though my tastes lean less traditional-classy is never hard to take. And finally, I will absolutely confess to coming regularly for glimpses of Henry! Enjoy all of your well-earned success, and thank you for continuing to blog!
A heartfelt congratulations on 10 years. A true milestone. I found you about 3 years ago when a friend recommended your blog. Shortly thereafter I started my own design firm – with absolutely NO training in design — just a heart full of inspiration, creativity, hope and a tad bit of grit. I’m now going strong and have a successful business that I started really because of your story. Last week I did a presentation about my business and being an entrepreneur to my daughter’s school and one child asked me, “Who inspired you to start your business?” (9 year olds ask the BEST questions.) Without even hesitating, I replied, “An amazing woman named Erin Gates.” Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being an inspiration of bravery and taking risks. You are amazing and I’m so glad I found your blog. It has changed the trajectory of my life. Lots of love — and to another 20 years!
I found your blog through your book and subsequently learned so much about you and your story. Girl, you’re an inspiration! I’m SURE it must not have been easy creating this beautiful life. Your blog brings happiness & inspiration to so many of us, including those like me who’re jumping in into the world of design, style and beauty.
You rock! Congratulations on 10 years and all your successes (and all those failures that you walked through, to get here).
Lots of love from San Francisco !
I can’t remember how I found the blog but I have been following you for years. My favorite memory was you walking by my car in Newton (I live in Wellesley) and I totally stuttered telling you how much I liked your blog. I was a big fan and you were very sweet. Congrats on your success and keep blogging!!!
Congratulations! I’ve been reading/following along for a while. I first met you while working for Kravet in the BDC after design school. I remember assisting you in placing fabrics/furniture orders and chatting briefly about projects. It’s so encouraging to see a designer life yourself have (and continue to have) so much success! Thanks for doing what you do!!
Wow, cheers to 10 years! I’ve been following you for the last 7 years or so. I was searching for a new bed and a co-worker showed me a white PB one you had blogged about, and I’ve been hooked ever since! I love your refreshing honesty & humor — I feel like your voice is a lot like my inner monologue, especially when freaking out over cute tiny things (animals, decor, prints, children, etc.). I also got to meet you on your DC book tour stop, and have shared your book with my mom & sister while we re-decorate my parent’s house! So looking forward to your next one! :)
I’ve been following your blog for so long I’ve lost count of the years. I admire, respect, and appreciate your candor and honesty. It’s refreshing and heart-warming. It’s like reading something a talented, good friend wrote. I root for you and it pains me when a mean-spirited person writes something that hits a nerve (round up the girl gang, someone’s bashing our sister). I wish for you continued success but I hope it doesn’t take too much time from your blog because I do enjoy it so very much.
Congratulations Erin! Andrew introduced me to your blog oh so many years ago and now can’t start my day without checking in first. I love your voice, your candor and most especially your impeccable sense of style both in home décor as well as fashion. I’m so happy for your great success and look forward to the next book (and maybe tour again in Chicago)! Keep up the great work!!
I first heard of your blog through my sister, who followed you because she had bought a house. But then we went to a Kate Spade event on Newbury years ago and you were the “host”/blogger to meet at the event. I loved your style and thought you were nice so started reading your blog every day from that day onwards. Then my husband and I bought a house and your blog became my bible! I used alot of your ideas from your house for our inspiration and you taught me so much on sinks, to wallpaper to lighting. I am so proud that we designed our renovation all from what i learned from your blog. And it came out awesome! And people always think we hired someone to help us. I still enjoy your blog, even the kids posts. I am not a parent but have nephews and nieces so have purchased quite a few things from those posts as well. Fridays are my favorites though! Thank you and good luck on your continued success! PS: Your book is displayed on my coffee table, looking forward to next one.
Congratulations! I started reading after the Globe magazine article. Very impressive that you’ve been blogging this long, and so regularly. I love seeing posts about your projects, any kind of before and after, product recommendations, and budget-friendly decorating options.
Erin, Congratulations! I cannot remember how I found you…most likely from another design blog b/c we designed and built our own home and I spent entirely too many hours perusing the web for ideas. You and I are on opposite ends of the spectrum on many issues, but I so enjoy your style, insights and posts and even when I disagree with your ideas, you challenge my thinking and cause me to ponder. And my dearest roommate in college was an east coast gal and you people are a breed of your own and I LOVE IT! Please keep blogging and best wishes for all you do!
Congrats Erin! I’ve been following your blog for about 5 years now and your career and life is nothing short of amazing!! Can you do a blog post about entrepreneurship? Specifically women and entrepreneurship? I’d love to hear more about how it is you do what you do.
What an achievement!! And what an amazing essay – having just read it, so much respect for you posting that picture (your comments are hilarious and just made me laugh out loud) – from one not-so-cute-as-a-kid to another, your honesty and how far you’ve come is truly inspirational! To read something candid about the pressures we feel as women to fit within society’s norms of ‘attractive’ is so refreshing – especially one that’s genuine, rather than the Candice Swanepoels of the world talking about how they struggle with insecurity (give us a break). Wishing you the best of luck in your career – not that it would seem you need it! :)
Erin. I have been following you eight of those years. You have a lot to be proud of. You are a vertible workhorse and style inspiration for many women and entrepreneurs. Bask in your success and wishing you many happy years ahead.
What an amazing ten years, cheers to another wonderfully full decade for you!
Yay Erin! Congratulations on 10 years of blogging :) I could only hope that my blog might someday warrant half of that amount of success! You really are talented and the world noticed! I found you through word of mouth. My girlfriends and I all love home decor blogs (I’m the only one who also writes one) and two years ago one of them said, “OMG y’all Elements of Style is def one you should read.” I’ve been hooked ever since! Especially since I have a tiny man about Henry’s age – am also renovating my house (jealous that yours is done!) and also have a home decor blog of my own. Your writing style is my favorite part of your blog – so down to earth and honest (and funny!) in every single post. Not all bloggers can create that, but you did beautifully. Reading your posts is like having a chat with a good girlfriend. I look forward to seeing what’s next – thanks for taking us along on the ride!
CONGRATS!!! You’ve been amazing from waaaaay back when!!!! CONGRATS!!!…….jane
Erin, you know I’m one of your biggest fans :-) And I have turned most of my family and friends into fans of yours too, with very little arm twisting that is of course. I am always passioned by seeing people that I actually know work hard and do well and see results from their hard labor. so just keep on doing what you are doing, it’s authentic and all good x0
Congratulations! Don’t remember how I started reading, but I think it was 2010-2011ish I was getting into fashion/lifestyle blogs while decorating my first adult apartment and planning my wedding. Love all your success. I met you at your NYC book tour stop at Canvas home, got 3 books signed (for me, my mom and my MIL). Love all the design posts especially when you break down how to style rooms. Also a huge fan of affordable etsy and online vendors that you share. There are so many players in the design space and unless you are in the industry its so difficult to find the smaller brands unless its through word of mouth. Please keep sharing.
xoxo from NYC and soon to be Denver
I can’t quite recall how I found you but I do know your blog is one of very few I’ve continued to read daily over the past 10 years. Kudos to you for the constant dose of inspiration you continue to offer whether it be for design, fashion, family, self among so many other topics. I look forward to following your next 10 exciting years! Your voice remains such a breath of fresh air! (I also think this is the first time I’ve commented in those 10 years of reading!)
Congratulations Erin. I can’t remember when I started reading your blog, but I know I found it through my best friend, who shares my love of interior design and fashion. I have to say, while I love your interior design posts and would hire you in a minute if I had the need, your Fashion Fridays are the BEST! I look forward to them every Friday, I probably purchase an item at least 50% of the time and I swear every item I have that came from FF I get rave reviews on. You are the only blogger I follow, haven’t found any that compare. And, getting to see your Insta posts on Henry make me smile, as I am a Mom of an almost 14 yr old boy. Henry’s so stinking cute!!!
Congratulations!! I first found your blog because I think you actually commented on mine (wayyyy back in 2008 when we were all commenting and leaving links :) Such a huge milestone and so well deserved!! xx
Congratulations Erin! I think i found you through another blog and have followed you ever since.Love your honesty and taste(for everything).I cried when i read the baby announcement and love to see you succeed.Keeping your blog on my top sites for inspiration.
XOXO from NYC
I have no idea how or when I found you, but I remember your adolescent post and your infertility post and instantly loved you. You’re like the daughter or daughter in law I would never have….love you from Virginia….go girl!
10 years! Wow congratulations… hopefully many more milestones shall be urs. Shall continue to b a part of your journey… from a distance
Congratulations Erin! I’ve been a reader of your blog for about a year and a half now. I found you after receiving your book as a gift. I’ve learned much from you in that short time and I thank you as your book and posts have helped me create a more stylish home! Cheers to the next ten!
Congradulations on 10 years! I found you in a magazine blurb (House Beautiful I believe). I took one look at that stair carpet runner in your entry and said “I gotta check her out”.
I found substance, style, humor and OMG she’s in Boston! So I get my New England fix as well.
Best wishes on everything upcoming, I look forward to following along.
Erin – you are one successful woman! Was hoping I had a chance to talk with you at Frank/Stephen’s shower as I wanted to compliment your work – you are super talented! Congrats – Claudine
Isn’t it amazing to see how much you have accomplished in 10 years when you list it all down! So so proud of you! You have worked very hard and you deserve to celebrate the crazy ride you have been on. Woo hoo! So looking forward to following you for another 10 years, and I can’t wait to read your new book. Congratulations!!!!!
Congrats, Erin! What an amazing journey yours has been!
I have been a long time reader and have loved watching your rise and following along w/ your life as you handle the challenges that come with being a successful business woman and balancing family life. At 33 years old or really knocking on the door of 34, I feel like I have so much I still want to accomplish with my new business and yet the desire to start a family is growing stronger by the day. I can’t tell you how great it is to see a real life example of someone “doing it all” and being honest about the sacrifices that are made in the process. You make me feel like hey, it isn’t too late and it isn’t going to be easy but I can do it! You are a true inspiration and deserve every ounce of success you have achieved! Can’t wait to see what the next 10 years bring! ;)
Congrats on 10 years Erin! My cousin recommended your blog years ago, and I’ve been following along ever since!
I found your blog around the time I was turning 30 and randomly searching for those ridiculous lists about the things you are supposed to accomplish by then- instead I turned up your blog post on the goodbye letter to your 30s. It was better than anything I was actually looking for – funny, well written, inspiring and relatable. I kept reading your blog after that and found all your posts to have that same formula. Clearly, I was hooked (I’m 37 now). It’s been fun to be a part of your journey, you’ve handled everything – even your detractors- with style and grace.
My mother recommended I follow as she loved your sassy award show commentary 😂 I love the mix of posts you have and your sense of humor Kills me. Best hashtag award for sure!
Drinking my coffee and checking out your blog first thing in the morning gets my day off to a great start. Love your style, fashion, and sense of humor.
Wow!!! Congrats! And looking through these posts made me realize how many years I have been reading and following your life. To tell you the truth I love your design posts but I keep coming back for your honest straightforward take on life (it’s ups downs and everything in between) and your sense of humor. thanks for continuing to inspire me and making me laugh! I’ll read for another 10 :)
You’ve come a LONG WAY baby!!! franki
Congratulations , Erin! All of your incredible accomplishments are so well deserved. 10 years of I’m sure rewarding but also really hard work blogging on the interweb, it’s inspiring! I love your blog and book 1 and have been cheering for you all along! It’s exciting to think about what’s next. Thanks for your insight, awesome eye, integrity, honesty and humor. All the best!
Found this blog when I worked as an intern right out of college – you graciously accepted to do a giveaway with us – the white Saarinen table from Bauhaus 2 Your House ! You were so kind and sweet to work with, and as someone who was brand new to the working world and had no idea what I was doing, your blog was such a encouraging thing to turn to. I appreciate your honesty and am looking forward to following along for a long time to come :) — Anna
Congrats! I love the blend of personal life, fashion and interiors. As long as you keep blogging, I will keep reading!!
Congrats Erin! What an amazing accomplishment. You SHOULD sit back and take in all your success up to this point. I think so many times we’re in the rush for the “next thing” or the “next goal” that we don’t sit back and enjoy all that we’ve accomplished up to this point. 10 years is certainly a great time to stop and revel in all you’ve accomplished.
I love the fact that you keep things REAL and have been incredibly open with your life – that is NOT an easy thing to do today! Putting yourself out there takes guts. From your transparency with infertility to your struggles with your own image as a child, I have related to many over your posts over the years. Someone may look at you on the outside and see nothing but success and a perfect life, but I love that you show how everything is not roses all the time. You are a great example of what hard work (and a little luck!) can achieve!
I instantly smile when your blog pops up. You truly make my day!
Congratulations on 10 years!
You know, I’m not sure but I think it was actually your “On Beauty” essay that I found you. It was linked from some other blog. I then must have hit the “previous posts” or “next posts” button and through that I discovered who you were and I was hooked. That, and because I love Boston, it felt chic to follow an interior designer, fashion commentator, and talented blogger who actually felt real rather than living a life of staged photoshoots to then follow every day. I can’t believe it’s been that long!
I of course pre-ordered your book once you announced it, and then later was able to meet you and Andrew in person in Georgetown, DC when you were on your book tour. Not only starstruck to meet you but Andrew as well! His posts are always a treat, and I think I’m not alone when I say your readers would love to hear more from him. How is his new business going?
Really looking forward to book #2. I know you can’t post a lot of what you do with your business here on your blog because it will be material for your book, but somehow you always find something else to talk about here and engage all your virtual “friends.” We root for your successes, feel sad for your disappointments, many of your stories and obstacles you meet in life (and your humor about it all!) strike a chord with us, and just because you are so real in your posts is what sets you apart from the rest.
Proud of you and your family. Cheers to many more years!
Though I have been a longtime follower and fan of your blog, I don’t make it a habit to leave comments. However, I just wanted to thank you for this post – as an interior design college student I can’t express how encouraging it was to see how far you’ve come when at one point, you didn’t even know what you were going to do with your life! I have no clue yet what I really want to do, but take comfort in the fact that if you didn’t know at 28, it’s O.K. if I don’t know at 20 and there really is hope for me! Thanks so much for sharing and a huge CONGRATS on your success!
P.S. I’d LOVE to see a blog post on advice to your younger self and people like me who are trying to figure out what to do with their life, and the lessons you’ve learned from those years. Just an idea though-no pressure.:)
Congrats Erin! I’m so thrilled you’re not abandoning your blog. I truly, honestly , pinky swear that I love reading your weekly posts – it’s part of my morning routine. I look forward to the many other exciting things you have in the works! I also enjoyed this particular post – so much I didn’t know. Thank you for sharing and keep up the incredible work!
I am pretty sure I started reading your blog on yr 3. I lived in nyc with 3 roommates and one of them told me about your blog. I had not read a single blog before and to this day it is the only one I read on a consistent basis. I log onto my work computer and check your blog, that is my routine. I always enjoy your fashion and decor posts but when you talked about thinking about becoming a mom that is when your blog connected with me on another level. It was like you were writing alllllll the thoughts in my head. I was petrified at the thought of becoming a mom. Would I be good enough, how would I find the time to have a professional career (I work in fashion as a designer at a very big brand) and was I supposed to even be a mom? And then I watched you and read your thoughts and experiences as a mom and now, here I am 8 weeks into being a mom! I had a little boy too and in many ways I feel so much comfort that someone else had all those same doubts but is now thriving. I am still trying to figure out how to be a mom and so scared about the work/life balance I will have to manage when maternity leave ends but I see hope in your ability to manage and you have a lot more on your plate! So thank you for being an inspiration, a role model and one heck of a woman! As long as you are writing, I will be reading!
Congratulations Erin! What an amazing accomplishment! I’ve only been reading for a few years, but I am definitely a true fan girl! I think I found you through The Every Girl and bought your book, scoured through that and display it prominently while referring to it often. I come here to get a more regular dose of your talent, life, and humor. I look forward to M,W,F while I eat lunch at my desk, it’s our “special time.” ;-)
I can not wait for your next book! I adore great design coffee table books. Especially yours with it’s recognizable spine! I love spotting it in design photos. When I took a stab at my own blog I did a post called “I Spy: Elements of Style.” A fun gallery of rooms proudly displaying your book. https://livinglifestyledblog.com/2016/11/02/i-spy-elements-of-style/
Your blog has also been a great tie back to my mom, we can always chat about what you’ve got going on. You have a little something for her and a little something for me always, so it’s been a great bonding vehicle for us.
All my best to you and your family!
I’ve been a reader since about 2010 just as I was graduating high school. I remember I watched the Sex & the City movie a while after it had come out in theaters and I was obsessed with Carrie’s apartment makeover- so I searched on google for the paint colour and came across your blog post about it! Ever since then, I have been reading your blog almost daily! You are someone I truly look up to -along with your good advice, especially during my university years. I’ve always been interested in fashion/interior design and discovering your blog opened my eyes to the incredible design world that I had no idea even existed. Even though I don’t know you personally, I feel like you’re almost a virtual mentor haha!
I’ve never commented before, but finally thought I should.
Thank you for being you!
Congrats! I used to read a ton of blogs – but now yours is one of the few i still manage to read. I LOVE your fashion posts the most – I think you have such great style and am always inspired by your outfit ideas. I always look forward to Fashion Fridays!
You have an incredible way of connecting with not only our generation of 30/40 somethings’s , but also to millennials and hip older generations. Personally, I find your writing more appealing than the design content. Don’t get me wrong- you have fabulous taste- but that is easy to replicate, as many other design blogs do. Your ability to write thoughtful, funny, sad, charming, aspirational and informative posts across many categories is your “purple cow” that appeals to your multitasking, intelligent audience. Thank you for keeping me engaged, on many levels. Keep it up!
I stumbled upon your blog this past fall, after my husband and I purchased our first home. I was trying to decide on a front door color and googled “white house black shutters colored door” (such a bizarre strategy, but it oddly worked), only to find a picture of your front door. Your front door looked identical to ours, so I spent hours scouring your blog, realizing that our houses are so veryyyyyy similar (colonial style, layout, even down to the arch and railings by the front door)! Ours is located in Iowa, also built in 1941 and we bought it with grand plans of renovations. Your blog has been so helpful to see the potential of our home, and I actually received your book as a Christmas gift this year (my family couldn’t stop flipping through your book, in awe of how crazy it was that a design blogger owns an identical home to ours). I’ve come to love your style and personality, and now check your blog regularly. Thanks for the inspiration and congratulations on 10 years!
Henry’s side eye still gets me – too funny! Congrats!
Wow! Congratulations Erin on your tremendous success-you absolutely deserve it! I have been following you pretty much since you started and I love bragging to my friends that I know you from MPS! I’m pretty much like Buddy the Elf screaming how he knows Santa! I love all your posts, especially beauty recommendations-I’m still hooked on the It! Cosmetics CC Cream that I tried after you posted about it. I bought your green Greek Key lumbar pillows and adore them. I really look forward to watching you grow and grow (I’ll still keep bragging about you). xo
Congratulations, Erin! It is truly amazing what you’ve accomplished in ten short years. Not only do you and your posts inspire me every morning, but the journey of your success is not only motivating but gives hope for those of us that are just beginning ours. (Maybe not as young as 27, but new beginnings can come at any age, right?!) This particular post actually made me tear up with joy for you, your family and the fruition of your dreams coming true. I was filled with pride and excitement on your behalf :) I loved seeing the milestones and reading through your first posts– so fun! You are immensely talented, gifted with an impeccable sense of style, and seriously hilarious. Although I love every design post, I definitely think Hollywood needs to give you a shot at dressing the stars for the Oscars!! You f-ing kill it every time, I don’t know how you do it! You’re amazing, hope to still be reading your blog and bookssssss decades from now!
Janna, Southern CA
I was heading for the airport when I found your book in a bookstore. The spine grabbed my attention. Then I read the blog, and have checked in regularly over the last 2+ years.
Congratulations on all your success.
Congrats on 10 years! I’ve been reading your blog for a number of years and of course, as a leopard devotee, love all your fashion and design posts, but it’s the personal ones that get me the most. Your candor and wit are so refreshing. Keep it coming, as I can’t wait to see what the future brings.
Congratulations to you!!! I found your blog back when we (my now husband and I) bought our first condo (which was back in 2009). I was searching on Google for home decor ideas, there was no Pinterest, Instagram or Houzz back then… Since 2009, I’ve gotten married, adopted a pup, found an awesome job marketing for a home builder which I’ve been at for 5 years now, built our first home and gave birth to my wonderful son. AND believe it or not, I’m going to be launching a blog in the next couple weeks for the homebuilder I work for. You’ve definitely been an inspiration to me (in both design and through your personal stories). Thank you for all that you’ve done and are doing! I’ll continue to read :)
I’ve been reading your blog for YEARS and was introduced by Justine Sterling and Anne Stitts. I believe their exact words were “you have to read elements of style blog. It’s great!”. To which I responded what’s a blog?!? :-)
I’ve been a religious reader, but infrequently comment however look forward to reading your blogs after a long day of work with a cup of tea to unwind.
You are so graceful and best of all authentic!
Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary. I’m sure your next 10 will be equally as fulfilling and fun!
Congratulations! I can’t remember how I came across your blog; I also can’t remember *not* reading it. My favorite posts are your Friday posts where you round up outfits. I also love your Mom posts as I am a mother to two young boys. Happy anniversary. Wishing you many more successful years of blogging and designing! Your devoted reader, Amy
Congratulations! I love your posts about specific colors to decorate with, and specific accessory pieces, like mirrors, and also before-and-afters about anything. I also love Fashion Fridays! You are an inspiration. Keep working hard and doing what you love because, clearly, you do it so well!
Erin, I came to your blog via the Better Homes cover piece and have loved every minute. I read a lot of blogs and I think the very best thing about yours is that it is consistently you; your voice, your thoughts, your designs, your style. It is refreshing because so many blogs are just re-treads of products or concepts and I always know that your posts will be original and fresh, even when you post something short and sweet. My favorite posts are always your reveals , Fashion Fridays and I really love when you show how you would style a celeb or an event. I always think those celebs should hire you! I can’t wait to see where you go next. Thank you for the inspiration, education and fun!
Congratulations on 10 years!!! And all of you accomplishments, you deserve to feel proud!! Wow.
And thank you for continuing to blog… yours is one of the few I continue to read because you continue to provide strong, interesting and well written content. And I love your voice and your style. #totalfangirl
Good luck with your future projects – I can’t wait to see what you do next!
Congrats Erin, this is an amazing accomplishment and I loved looking back at all of your incredible milestones! I have been reading your blog for probably 8 of the 10 years and loved hearing all about your everyday – your personal and professional posts are always something I enjoy reading. As someone who was just starting her career 8 years ago, I lived vicariously through you as I worked hard to accomplish my own goals. Thanks for always being an inspiration, a #bossbabe and real real! xoxox
I have been following this blog for a little while. I am a French engineer living in the US who loves fashion and pretty spaces in general, and this blog is refreshing. I do not always like everything but overall I admire the taste and really enjoy the inspiration. Also, kudos on sometimes sharing personal stories and not pretending that everything is always perfect even in a perfect-looking house.
Congratulations on your 10th Anniversary. I enjoy your blog and work very much. I did not find you until 2013 and on a rainy Sunday, binged on your blog from the beginning of time rather than Netflix. It was so nice to see how you, your work and family have evolved overtime.
On a personal note, my girlfriends adore your candles and pillows when I have given them as gifts and I enjoy having your products to use and display in my own home. Your willingness to be real and vulnerable and share your infertility journey helped me heal through my own (and when I needed a place to escape during a miscarriage, that rainy Sunday binging your blog may have helped save my sanity! If that baby came to be and was a boy, he would have been Henry, so seeing your happy little Henry brings an extra smile).
I wish you continued success and a happy and healthy future with your little family. In the future I would love to see more of what you already do on the blog and some posts about how to put fabric patterns together or high/low decorating (where to invest, and where economical choices can work).
I think you might have been the first blog I started following religiously, probably not long after you started. I can’t remember how I found you, but I’m so glad I did! I love your voice, your humor, your vulnerability, your candidness about your personal struggles and insecurities – it makes me feel like I know you. Even though I don’t comment much, I’ve related to so much of your life – I’ve gone through many of the same things, some of them very painful, and you’ve helped to make me feel more “normal”. And you of course give me major house ands style envy every day :)
Thank you, Erin, for remaining so committed to your readership, through thick and thin! I love this blog and hope it stays around for a long time to come.
I found you from your book! I got Elements of Style for Christmas, poured over every word for days, finished it and thought “I need more.” I quickly found your blog and have been an avid reader since (two years and counting). It’s such a joy not only to read about your design projects but also to get insight into your life. In the least-creepy way possible, I feel like I know you and am constantly rooting for your and your family! Thank you for sharing so much with us.
Erin, I’m beyond proud of you! I still remember my mom bringing me that Globe Magazine issue and being like “Ohmigod, it’s ERIN!” In fact, I’m pretty sure I still have it, and all these years later I still love how you decorated that JP condo. Thank you for introducing me to the blog world all those years ago. Yours is still the first blog I read every morning, and I know that will continue. You’re an inspiration and truly deserving of all your success. I always tell people that you’re truly as nice IRL as you seem on the blog!
Hard work, dedication, and wearing your heart on your sleeve will continue to drive you forward. Sending lots of love your way!! xoxo – Laura
Wishing you 10 more years of amazing highs and growth! You are such a talent.
Congratulations on your hard earned successes!
I found you 8 or so years ago on a link through another blog I followed. I was drawn to you because we are the exact same age, but grew up totally differently ( I am a San Diego native, had kids in my 20’s, etc.). One of my favorite posts of yours was when you listed your favorite songs/artists by year. Totally brought me back and I identified with ALL of your selections. I feel like you have been my virtual BFF even though you have no idea. Ha!
I look forward to your next book. :)
I love your blog and think you’re hilarious. I’ve enjoyed “getting to know you” and think you’re amazingly talented. I didn’t even know what blogging was 10 years ago and I believe yours was the first blog I actually discovered and starting following. Congratulations – keep up the great work!
I stumbled across your blog many years ago with an introduction via your Oscars recap and practically fell off the chair in a state of hysterical laughter. I was hooked from day one with your spot on critique. (Still one of my favorite annual posts). You my dear have unlimitless gifts. You are blessed with a grand sense of style, uncompromising wit, boundless creativity, superb writing and an eye like no other. What is sweetly appealing is your ability to be self deprecating that makes you beyond real/humble even when presenting your accomplishments. Most people could never dream, let alone fathom the success you have achieved in such a short period of time. No doubt the loving support from your parents, husband and extended family (assistants, readers) gives you the strength and energy to do this job and do it well beyond your obvious talents. You are clearly an inspiration for women and mothers alike and I for one am delighted to have discovered you. Here’s to another stellar 10. Cheers!
Congrats Erin!! So fabulous! XO
I’ve been following you since the beginning! So hard to believe it’s been 10 years!
Not sure if you remember, but back in 2011 you came to my home in Hingham, MA to help me “stage” my home for a sale. You were so helpful and lovely, and thankfully the house sold in 2 days!! LOL
Fast forward to my moving back to NYC and seeing you again, and finally meeting Andrew, at your book signing! He has his own cult following now! Hahahaha
Looking forward to 10+++++ more years!
Congratulations, Erin! Those are all such amazing accomplishments that couldn’t have happened to a sweeter, more real person!! I have been following for so long that I’m not sure how I first found you. There are so many reasons I keep coming back to read… I love the room reveals, your personal stories and the fashion re caps. I love them all! You are such an approachable, honest and sincere writer and I think your blog will be a popular one for many years to come! I also love that your product lines are at such a great price point and so your signature style! Can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you! :)
thank you for being a staple in my life since 2009! I found your blog when I was fresh out of undergrad working for a small design firm in LA and the owner had your blog bookmarked. I started reading everyday and have continued to do so ever since. You’re a huge inspiration to me and I am constantly sending posts to friends around the country. All the posts you mentioned above have been my favorites as well – and I have always appreciated you’re honesty on real life events outside of the design world. I was able to win an autographed copy of your book and it has been the key accessory to my coffee table ever since!! Would love to meet you someday or if you ever need to open a Seattle satellite office let me know :)
Congrats on 10 years! I’ve been a reader since the very beginning and thus consider myself a super fan. Since it was 10 years ago, I can’t remember how I found the site. (I can’t even remember yesterday!)
Some of my favorite posts have been “I want to go there” series, the gift guides (for Christmas, Mothers and Fathers Day, etc.), the Fashion Fridays and the girl crush spotlights which introduced me to women like Sheridan French, Amanda Talley and Melissa Rufty to name a few. The rip apart of the red carpets are ALWAYS hilarious. Of course I feel like I’ve been there to applaud each of your achievements and relate to your struggles in one way or another. I’m so happy to hear you have no plans to stop blogging!
Wishing you continued and endless success!!!
My friend told me about your blog around the time I started my own career. That was over 6 years ago and I have been a faithful reader ever since. I came to your book party in Dallas and was the one who brought you the wine…. :)
I have purchased many o’ things from discovering them on this blog. Things I both use often and have become part of my home. I purchased the X base and glass top table from pier 1 you mentioned long ago and it is still looking chic and going strong. I have used your book / blog more times than I care to admit to pick paint colors for my renovation (currently happening). I went with Sherwin Williams – Pure White due to your blog post on whites. (WHICH ARE SO HARD)
You have helped me in so many ways!
I cannot wait to see what the next 10 years looks like.
Cheers to you and yours,
I don’t know how I found your blog; but it was back when you weren’t sure if you even wanted to be a mommy! You still lived in an apartment (very chic of course). But my favorite post is the gut wrenching one. And the one when IV failed again (by then, you knew you really wanted to be future Henry’s mommy).
Sometimes you’re hard working overachieving Erin and sometimes you’re emotional hot mess Erin and we love you both. I’m terribly proud of all you’ve accomplished … as if I had anything to do with it except go along for the ride.
But Oliver’s side eye …
It was 2008, I had signed a lease on an apartment in JP where the landlord was letting me paint the walls, and was searching for Carrie’s wall color from the SATC movie. Low and behold- http://www.elementsofstyleblog.com/2008/06/note-sorry-this-is-so-late-blogger-has.html
Not only were we going to be neighbors, but when I discovered our shared love of animal print, I was hooked and have followed along even since!
Congrats on all you have accomplished. Well deserved!
Your design talent, combined with the honesty and humor of your writing, have kept me a faithful follower for ages. You deserve every bit of your great success.
My heart fills with warmth at every picture of Henry. It’s a lovely reminder of when my own sons were his age.
You have written about your personal image struggles and I feel for you. That said, every time you post a picture of yourself I am struck by how incredibly pretty you are. I hope your happiness helps you overcome any lingering doubts.
Honorable mention must be paid your husband on the sketch about how to correctly load the dishwasher — priceless.
Congratulations on your continuing success!
I am so slammed at work today, but because I ADORE you I am quickly typing a note. You are truly one of the best out there – your posts are so real, so you have such an eye for detail and pattern, and I’m thankful you’re willing to share.
I first heard about you when you were quoted (in some newspaper, can’t remember which, I read it on-line) talking about the ridiculously bloated Restoration Hardware catalogs, and about how they were so immense yet didn’t even include the dimensions of the furniture. I thought that was such a spot on observation that I looked you up and then started following you then.
I’m so thrilled for the success you’ve had. It’s incredibly well-earned and well deserved. All the best for the next 10 years!
You have the best blog — and I follow a quite a few design ones. Your content is personal and original every time which I love. Congratulations to you– you have such a beautiful family and have found a career in which you can be passionate — what a win. So happy to hear you have no intention of quitting your blog — phew!
Congrats!! I found you several years ago — you were living in a South End apartment at the time (the one before the basement one) that looked a lot like a place I looked at many years ago when I first moved to Boston and regretted not renting. (I thought it was too far from the T.) Back then, you were still filling your apartment with TJ Maxx and West Elm. I’m the same age as you, and now I’m also married and living in the suburbs with kids. It’s amazing how times change. Congrats on your longevity and success! It’s been fun watching you grow.
Congrats on an amazing 10 years! I think I have been a reader for most of them, and don’t even remember how I found you. I love all of your content and feel like we have been going through life together (since we are the same age and seem to be having similar milestones). I love your Friday fashion features and have had so many great finds thanks to your great classic style. And love your book. If you ever want expand to the DC area, I would love your help as we are about to start a major renovation on our home. Wishing you much more success in the years to come!
We’ve worked in DC! Just give us a call! :)
Congrats on 10 years!! I look forward to the Fashion Friday posts.
Congrats!! I cannot remember how I originally found your blog but after many years yours is the only blog I still read on a regular basis. I keep coming back because you are HILARIOUS, true to yourself and do not sugarcoat your life. Also, your sponsored content is tasteful and true to your style. In fact, I have found a number of retailers I love through your sponsored posts. You are a constant topic amongst my friends and I, we always talk about inviting you to a girls weekend or dinner. Keep up the hard work and I hope you never stop sharing your personal story, no matter how bad the internet trolls get! Xo
Your honesty is always inspiring and welcome in world full of alternative facts and fluff.
I admire your willingness to share your business and life with the world.
Thanks for sharing your life with us.
CONGRATS, girl!! 10 years is seriously impressive. I’m a fairly new reader, so I’m off to catch up on some of these posts!
I found your blog via a photo of you on your animal print stairs – and I just had to have that in my colonial! I daydream about one day having you design my house! Congrats on 10 years – an amazing accomplishment!
Congratulations on a very successful 10 years. You’ve accomplished so much and should be proud. And, thank you for your commitment to the blog. It’s one of my daily “guilty pleasures”. You’re able to present the beautiful side of life, with fun fashion, beautiful decor, while still keeping it “real”.
Erin – I totally cried reading this recap of your career and the steps you’ve taken to achieve success. I’ve been a daily reader since the beginning. (I still check the blog every weekday on the off chance that you’ll randomly post on a Tuesday or Thursday, although I completely understand and respect your decision to lighten your blogging schedule.) I know NOTHING about interior design, but have come back day after day because of your honesty, wit, and impeccable taste. I don’t know you, but I’m proud of you. As someone who is at a point in their career where I need to make a choice between the “expected” path and following my passion, it is encouraging to see that taking the leap can pay off. Congratulations & cheers to many more years of amazing things for you & your family!
James Gandolfini and my Marriage. That was a game-changer for me.
While no relationship is the same, so many similarities between my own marriage and yours struck me in that post and it made me feel less alone. So thank you.
Congratulations on your big milestone!!!!
Well Done! You are a great example of what anyone with a dream and firm goal can achieve!
Keep doing what you’ve been doing because it is working, beautifully!
Erin, this is such an amazing accomplishment! I’ve read your blog every single day since I think 2008 or 2009 (I vividly remember that first Boston Globe article). Reading all of your milestones over the last 10 years was a little nuts because I was a reader for all of them. Even more surreal is the fact that over that same time period, I’ve lived in Washington, DC; Birmingham, AL; and now back at home in Oxford, MS! :) Thank you for sharing your talent, your honesty, and your life/family with your readers. It is your refreshing honesty and your commitment that keeps us coming back each and every day. Congrats again on this HUGE accomplishment!!
Congratulations on 10 years! I started following you just a few posts in and its one of the only blogs I still follow religiously to this day. I grew up in CT and went to school in Boston but have been living in the Carolinas for over 10 years now. I love your style (both fashion and interior) and being from the North it always makes me feel like a small piece of home when I visit your blog. The two things that I love most about reading your blog is that YOU still write it and don’t rely on ads (and if you do, they are very tastefully done.) Love the variety of posts you do as well as your sense of humor and realness that you bring to your blog. I look forward to 10 more amazing years of reading and hopeful for your next addition to your cute family!
A friend recommended your blog about 6 years ago, and everything about it is spot on for me. Far and way the thing I most appreciate about you is your wicked sense of humor — your way of responding to the world is so great because it feels like me but better. I was at the Burlington Mall recently, and my husband and I were washed up on the chairs at Hollister while our teenage girls flayed the sales racks inside. Watching all the people go by (we live in VT so we never see that many people), I actually thought: what would I do if Erin and Henry walked by? Cue the crazytown music… You are living such a wild and wonderful life — thanks for sharing it.
I found you through Emilie Clarke she is a Youtube Vlogger and constantly recommended your book. I love all of your posts. Mostly the ones that show the interior of your own home. And can you/ or Lindsey do a update on her house renovation? Your blog is the only one i constantly check and read.
Congratulations. I found your blog after reading the Globe Magazine article. I didn’t know what a blog was at the time and your blog was the first one I ever read. You’ve done so well for yourself these last 10 years and it’s nice to have been along for the ride. I am excited to see what’s to come!
Rock on Erin! You go girl, what an inspiration!
Have loved following you Erin! So much inspiration in so many aspects of my life!
congrats, erin! your blog is one of the best out there- you have such an unique and specific viewpoint that a lot of the internet is missing. i am such a fan! so excited for more to come!
outdoor fun for spring on my blog today!
Oh Brittany, today was not the right day for self promotion.
I found you about 4 years ago when I just did a search for ‘interior design blog’ while looking for ideas for my house. I love the style of your writing – very truthful, and you don’t hold back – and your design are fantastic. You are very personable and care about making your blog a community and it definitely shines through. Congratulations on ten years!
Congratulations Erin. I found your blog from an article in Boston Magazine. I was home on maternity leave with my son who was born a preemie and your blog saved my life. Your blog gave me hope and a little break from the reality of caring for a newborn with special needs. I look forward to your posts and get so much inspiration from you. Not only do I love your book, my 13 month old daughter also loves it; she finds yours, opens the cover and stares at the leopard print. Can’t wait for the new book and many more blog posts. I know it’s not easy putting your life out in public, but know it does make a difference to others.
Wow! Congratulations! I have only been reading your blog for maybe 7 or 8 of those years but I am a longtime follower and love your book and that your blog is about style but also about life. You have always been authentic and brave and honest and deserve all of the success you have. I used to live in the South End in Boston and interested in interior design (but wound up in the Ad Agency life instead) that is why I first started following you. I now live in Newburyport and would die to work with you so please let me know if you are ever expanding to the North Shore:) I love your interior design posts and the fusion ones as well and have bought many amazing pieces through your “advice.” But I will never forget your post on beauty and that picture is everything. Elements of Style has been the one, the ONE blog, feature, place I look forward to checking out on a daily basis for the past almost decade. Thank you for being a friend and trusted resource even if you have no idea who I am:) I feel like I know you and you get me (although that sounds so creepy when I read it). I know we would be great friends if we ever met!!
I totally agree!
Erin feels like a honest girl friend! Well said
We work everywhere!!!! And love Newburyport! Email me!
Congratulations Erin! I have been a reader for eight years now from here in the U.K., while other blogs have come and gone yours remains awesome. Always inspiring and honest, love both your fashion and design style. PLEASE another ten years!!
I found you during a search for advice on a specific design feature. I’ve long forgotten which but when I found your related post, I loved your writing style so much that I read all your back posts and signed up to follow you. Your book came out shortly after and I enjoy knowing the person behind the advice as well as being kept up to date on various aspects of life so thank goodness you “ain’t going nowhere”! Congratulations on all your successes – here’s to many, many more!
I discovered your blog in 08/09ish. Been a faithful follower since. Love your honesty, vulnerability, and sense of self. Oh, and you can design a pretty incredible space! Thanks for keeping you blog going strong!
Hi Erin! You asked the question and I sincerely do not even remember how I found you but I am so glad that I did– I absolutely LOVE your style–fashion and home. I think what keeps me coming back every week–sometimes checking the blog every day *just in case* you post a little something extra that week– is the personal narrative you continue to include us in. I can relate to so many of your personal posts–from dealing with body issues, my sometimes crippling anxiety and now a little trouble having a baby– you are so inspiring on so many levels. Thank you for the laughs and the tears and I am so excited that you have invited us on this journey with you.
I love your blog, style, your authenticity, and the fun crazy side of you! I discovered you through my daughter in law! I purchased your book which I LOVE! My 11 year old granddaughter was looking at your book & loving it!
I’ve gave it to my daughter for her Birthday. It has a prominent place in my Living Room. You are a n inspiration to many!
And Henry what a precious gift! Love seeing his sweet face!
Enjoy and bask in this joyous time!
Can’t wait for your new book!
A friend of mine used to work with Andrew and she turned me on to the blog in 2008– I had a hopeless wardrobe and very little style and she always used to send me your Friday outfit posts. I’ve been a faithful daily reader ever since. Congrats on the accomplishment. I am forcing myself to not be jealous, but use this as inspiration to push myself to get the exact life I want!
Congratulations Erin! This milestone is a testament to your work ethic, vision, bravery, and talent. You’ve built an incredible life and have earned it all. I’m looking forward to 10 more years.
I met you at the Boston Women’s Conference, i think in 2011. A group of us got to sit at a table with you and just ask questions and talk. (I remember loving your shoes.) Reading your blog has been a favorite part of my routine since then! You truly are inspiring Erin, I know putting yourself out here isn’t always easy but you make such a difference. XO.
How cool so to see the big picture of what you’ve accomplished, very inspiring!
I found your blog about 5 years ago when you featured some of my art on etsy. It made a huge difference in my success and I am forever grateful. Keep on keepin’ on, Erin!
Congratulations, Erin!! I discovered you on the front page of the Boston Globe Magazine and have been following you faithfully since then! I love ALL your posts and believe that’s what makes your blog (and you) so special. Of course, the design posts and your book are invaluable to readers decorating their own homes. But your red carpet posts are so good you could make that your entire career (please don’t, though!) Oh and when my now 21-year old son was struggling with a topic for his college app essay, I read your Ladies Home Journal essay out loud to him as an example, at times choking on my tears. What an incredible career you’ve built! I can’t wait to see what you accomplish over the next 10 years!! XOXO
Happy anniversary, and congratulations on building something you are so proud of! I’m not sure how I originally found you, but I have been following you for YEARS, way before the book. I love that your posts are authentic and about a wide range of topics. I enjoy reading posts from bloggers who share about their families and other aspects of their lives. Your style is classic with just a touch of quirk or funk which is totally my style. Keep doing what you’re doing! I’m not going anywhere either!
Congratulations Erin! I discovered your blog while I was home on maternity leave from my design job, back 2007. I admired your honesty and your creativity. So I kept checking back to read the latest happenings and still do. We have similar tastes in home design; classic appeal with the touch of modern. I loved your blog posts on your struggles with being a perfectionist as I can truly relate.
I missed the first book tour. I will definitely be out at the next one in NJ. Best of luck for continued success.
Congratulations Erin! I’ve been a reader for about 9 years! I came across it most likely through good ol’ blog rolls I believe and haven’t stopped reading since. I’m excited to continue to follow along on your journey.
Yay! This means I have been a reader for ten years! It’s one of the first sites I check before I start my work day. It’s always inspirational. Thank you!
I love your fashion posts. I’m 36 and what other fashion bloggers post isn’t appropriate for me or to wear to work! Your fashion and interior design choices are always modern with a nod to traditional and I love that about you and your style.
I also love seeing your home renovation posts because I also live in an old home. It was built in the 1920s. I love the charm of it and I love how you appreciate your home’s history but also make it beautiful to reflect modern living.
I’ve loved following your journey with your business, buying and renovating your home, and raising Henry. Everything you post is so beautiful with a layer of honesty because we all know, nobody’s life is perfect.
Congratulations on 10 years! I can’t wait to see what your blog and life has in store!
Congrats! I found you when I saw something about your book release. I ordered it immediately and read it in one afternoon. Love your blog and hope you keep on writing it.
I found your blog when domino died. You became my domino and also — because I was a New England girl living in NYC — my lifeline back to Boston. I finally made it home and still love your blog. Congratulations! PS: How about a blog post on radiator covers? Are there any chic ones out there??
Omg, this post made me tear up! I’ve only read your blog for about a year after finding your book in a book store in London, England. I remember the book stood out to me immediately, I read it in a few days and have been a follower of your blog ever since.
I’m so happy for all your achievements and looking forward to cheering you on in future achievements!
Congratulations, félicitations! On everything–you have managed to balance personal and professional success. May you have much more!
I come here for the pretty pictures and your pithy/witty commentary.
You have a wonderful life and have worked so hard to make it that way. It’s a testament that proves a strong work ethic and doing what you love can give you so much. Congratulations!!!
Happy Anniversary! I have only been reading since your book came out but as my husband and I start to talk about finding and buying our next “15 year house” I find myself turning to your posts for inspiration. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for your blog. Cheers!
I found your blog via the instagram pic of you, the doggies, and a very new Henry, in matching stripy pj’s for Thanksgiving! We shared a passion (interiors) and the US is a place very dear to me (although many, many miles away), so it felt like a really regular way to connect to all that I loved. Have since ordered your book via UK amazon and am totally here for the duration! So excited for the journey ahead (second baby!!!!) and although I adore your home, I would love to witness the process from the start (I missed that bit). Congratulations on living the dream x