I was eager to peruse the upcoming Sotheby’s auctions of PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MRS. PAUL MELLON.   Many items have been added to my catalogue but the loop chairs really stopped me.  I have long had an affinity for the loop chair and have them in my own home in a more recent.. read more →

Fab article by 1st Dibs on the Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs at MoMA. If you cannot see it yourself this is the next best thing. I love Sketch 42 Blog.  This weeks has had some real goodies.  Who knew SnoopDogg is a painter and Barbie is a blogger? Obsessed with this California bohemian pad in Santa.. read more →

I get easily distracted by shiny things.  It is an ongoing problem. Schumacher introduced these bejeweled and bedazzled trims recently.   I kinda love them.  I reminds me of a grown up version of my young handicrafts with a bedazzler, of which I was quite proficient and prolific.   Here is a little scheme I put together using one.. read more →

My affection for Taylor Burke Home is not a secret.  I could literally count the ways as I have done before HERE but, today I will show you why I adore this line.  In my honest opinion Taylor Burke was a true standout at the Fall 2014 High Point Market. The new pieces that made.. read more →

High Point Market is all about finding new and exciting sources. This market was no exception. I had a meeting with a vendor that is the perfect brand to mix into the younger clients homes, children’s rooms, college apartments and dorms.  We all need some of these affordable yet stylish pieces to mix into interiors… read more →

Enjoyed getting to know the latest talent out of Athens, Georgia. Ally White is certainly one to watch with her colorful, bold and thought provoking works.  Ally White Atlanta, Georgia What is your training?  I did set-design for the theatre productions at my high school, and then I earned my BFA in Painting at the.. read more →

One of our very first stops on our family trip to NYC was MoMA.  I have not made the time to go to MoMA in years. I somehow end up at The Met for the McQueen exhibit or the JAR exhibit. The Matisse Cut-Outs drew me to MoMA and I an thrilled it did.  This.. read more →

It is the weekend, shop you heart out. I sure am in the big apple. Here is the collection of the currently coveted. Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra news, giveaways and discounts.  Let’s get friendly on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram.    Please feel free to contact The English Room if you are interested in our interior design services in Charlotte.. read more →

I am headed to NYC with my family for a weekend of fun to included Matisse, Matilda, Frozen Hot Chocolate, 1st Dibs Showroom and Chinatown.  One certain 13 year old girl has 1 item on her New York wish list, a Celine bag…keep dreamin or hit canal street. I had such fun at High Point.. read more →

I am so drawn to this House Beautiful image for the shibori textiles on the chair and the modern art on the moroccan rug by Robert Passel.   I have shared my love of Shibori HERE. via One Kings Lane has a DIP-DYED FURNISHINGS Sale going on I cannot resist!  “This fashion trend is cropping up everywhere—and.. read more →

I could not resist sharing the purrrrfect designs by the ever stylish Diane Von Furstenburg.  Diane von Furstenberg’s latest rug collection with The Rug Company interprets the designer’s iconic animal prints into fresh designs and colourways that are timeless and rich. DVF has a strong heritage of animal prints and now she has reworked her.. read more →

Erin McIntosh is a favorite artist with a distinct style rising to the top of the artistic talents the are ever growing in the hotbed of creativity that is Athens, Georgia.  Enjoy getting to know Erin and her work.  Erin McIntosh Athens, Georgia    What is your training? I started drawing as soon as I could.. read more →

I am coming in hot with visual overload from High Point Market.  I am running a day behind with my artist spotlight series.  It will be a good one tomorrow. Be sure to check back.   In the meantime enjoy a HUGE highlight of High Point Market.   There were loads of wonderful things which.. read more →

Today, while looking for a wallpaper for a client I came across the lovely Seraphina Collection by Anna French, a division of Thibaut.  “Beauty in natural movements. I am often inspired by the simple designs of nature around me. Poised butterflies flutter amongst wooded areas full of flowers, trees and foliage or the elegant scrolls of iron.. read more →