Reader Questions & Eric Roth Photography

Yesterday was amazing- I feel so blessed not only to be given the opportunity to have my home published, but also to work with the insanely talented and kind Eric Roth. His 30 years spent behind the lens shooting spaces from the grandest summer homes to the smallest Irish pubs have refined his eye and yet he remains excited and modest. Amazing. Just look through his portfolio and you’ll be truly in awe! He’s shot some of my favorite spaces in Boston and beyond- here’s a taste!

Baxter was a supermodel- like, straight up Kate Moss in a dog suit. He was looking right at the camera and posing his little heart out. I hope he makes into the issue! :) All night I was singing RuPaul’s “Supermodel” to him- he looked at me with disgust, like a true catwalk diva….
Anyways, there were lots of questions in the comments section about different items in my space, so here we go with the answers and links!

My bedding- I bow down to Target- my new grey and white duvet cover is from their Fieldcrest luxury line, as are the deep grey sheets! The white coverlet is from Bed, Bath and Beyond and the monogrammed shams are from Pottery Barn and are OLD (registry items from our wedding). The two ikat dot throw pillows were gifted to me by the wonderful Fabricadabra (go now, embrace your love of ikat!)

Rugs-The rug in my kitchen was $13 from IKEA– it’s a cotton rag rug so a very good rug pad would be needed.
I almost cried last night when I rolled up the living room loaner rug from Landry & Arcari. It is such a gorgeous persian carpet (not typically a style I love) in such faded, perfect neutrals I thought it could not have gone better with the furniture and room. Someday….

Wallpaper– The wallpaper in the back of my cabinets is by Jonathan Adler. Yummy.

Tables– My coffee table is the reclaimed wood Seguro by Crate & Barrel. Love it. The “tulip” table is not really what it appears to be- it’s the $25 Target version (not on the site any longer). Very cheap feeling, but visually it does the job until I can buy the real deal!

Lighting- As we all know now, I went with the PB Ashland tripod lamp in the living room and love it! The foyer light is by Quiozel, the dining room light is from West Elm and the bedroom chandelier is a $99 crystal piece from To answer the questions- putting it together was not easy, but WELL worth it- the quality is great for the price!!!

Book cases- Sapien shelving from Design Within Reach. These were well worth it- I think they’ll be coveted design classics someday.

OK, off to catch up on my e-mails and work- so glad this is over so i can get back to working on some great projects!


  1. Wow, his photography is insanely good!

    p.s. LOVE those bookcases. (one question though – does grabbing the book on the very bottom involve unstacking all of the rest?….)

  2. Joy and Janet- No, the shelves are divided into sections- look on the site for what they look like empty.

  3. I also love your loaner living room rug, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your amazing home with us!

  4. His photography is wonderful! I can’t wait to see what he shot of your house! Thanks for sharing all your lovely shopping places. =)

  5. Thank you very much for the coffee table information. I really like how narrow it is. My living space isn’t large and it would add a nice element to the mostly traditional pieces. Love the ceiling fixture too!

  6. i love, love, love the first image of the living room. if my tax return isn’t imperial trellis wallpaper worthy, maybe we’ll stencil a trellis-like pattern on our dining room walls instead!

  7. I considered a light fixture, but I found out that none of their products are UL Listed. Have you had any trouble with yours?

  8. I’m loving your blog. And so impressed with your work! You’re a talented design diva.

    Can’t wait to see finished product. Will you post about it?

  9. My bedroom wants to look just like yours when it grows up, so thank you heaps for a proper inspiration picture. Did you do the art above the bed? I’d love to see a close up of it. Also, would you share your wall colour? I was drawn to the lightest blue paint chip from Ralph Lauren and wondering if it would be “sophisticated” enough for our bedroom. Your blue is perfect.

    Thank you for sharing all these inspiring pictures.

  10. Thank you so much for answering my questions about your lighting! I am so excited to order my black chandlier. Thanks for inspiring all of us with your talent.

  11. I didn’t know I had been living under a rock, but I’m starting to feel it since I’m just discovering your beautiful blog. (via Seleta) Really enjoyed the photos of his and of yours in the next post, but will be anxiously awaiting the final images. Everything looks amazing.

  12. Oh, wow! I can’t believe you got to work with him! I love his photos, and how very amazing that he got to document your home. Exciting! I can’t wait to see more from your shoot.

  13. I have two of the book cases and I love them too. So easy to move them too for re-arranging.

  14. A friend and fellow co-worker just sent me a link to your blog. As I was scrolling through and loving it, I started to love it even more upon discovering your bedding… I designed it! I’m a product designer for Target. So thank you for the praise, that’s one of my favorites in the line, too – and I love everything you paired it with, it’s a beautiful room.

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