I wanted to let any Connecticut and New York based designers to know that I’ll be doing a fun talk next week on Thursday May 7th at the Wakefield Design Center for their To the Trade Market Day! We’ll be chatting with the amazing Stacy Kunstel about using social media, blogging and the interwebs to grow your brand and my little story behind taking EOS from a little journal to a best-selling book! Click here for the whole itinerary and RSVP to the address below to attend! I’ll also be doing a book signing afterwards too!
And while we’re speaking about Connecticut and design I wanted to share these images of the work (and homes) of Lyme, CT based designer Gretchen Mann. Sadly, Gretchen passed away this year, but her work shows such a timeless, enduring quality. I adore how she modernized her historic cottage home and grew it into a family compound that both respects it’s roots and celebrates modernity too. Take a peek…
The all white palette lets the antiques really shine…
I got to escape the dismal, horrid New England weather for a few days last week and jet out to Los Angeles for a book signing event and panel discussion with Reagan Hayes furniture for Westweek. And I had the pleasure staying at the LOVELY London West Hollywood for a couple nights while there. I highly recommend it if you are traveling to the LA area.
Ever since my book came out I’ve been getting inquiries about the side tables in my then-master-now-guest room. These were some old Williams Sonoma Home ones that a client offered me. I had always loved them, but they were no longer in production so I could not resist the offer! They were dark brown wood but I spray painted them white and I still love the way they look! The problem is- no one was making anything like them!
Bungalow 5 just released a near exact version of them! Currently they aren’t on any retail sites, but you can bookmark them and Google them in a few weeks when they probably hit stores. :) So I thought I’d I’d pull together a little board that can help you get the look of this room!
I wanted to share with you guys that I have two more book events coming up in March- including a long asked for Los Angeles stop on March 26th during Westweek at the Pacific Design Center! Here’s all the info below and you can RSVP here (but RSVP not required!)
An esteemed panel of judges (being myself, Lindsey and Allison– and some feedback from Baxter and Oliver) picked the winners of the West Elm / EOS the book instagram contest! It was SO SO SO hard to only pick six of you (especially all of you who added your dogs in the pictures…) but we did it. If you are listed as a winner please e-mail me at [email protected] with your addresses!
1) The Terrace bar cart goes to @briannebarrett (how awesome is that latte???)