The lovely ladies over at A2B Table have relaunched their site. Be sure to head over for entertaining inspiration galore. Great Cheat Sheet on Moroccan Rug Styles from Lonny Magazine. I am already thinking about New Year’s.   Looking forward to reading THIS soon, maybe after Christmas.  Did you see Harper’s Bazaar’s List of 14.. read more →

The turkey barely has time to cool before the Holiday sales abound! I feel slightly remiss for just com in’ out and saying it but, Black Friday is for amateurs. Well seasoned shoppers have the skills all year long to get the good deals but in the spirit of “thankfulness and giving” I want to.. read more →

27 Nov 2014
November 27, 2014

I am Thankful

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I want to express my thankfulness and gratitude for all my many blessing. Thank for following along my daily musings. I appreciate it.  I am grateful for all the wonderful new friendships this blog cultivated, my old friends,  my family, and so much more.  I am truly blessed. Happy Thanksgiving.  read more →

I dashed to the ATL last week for the opening party for the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays.  It was quite the night. I had such fun visiting with designer friends and seeing their beautiful spaces.   I am remiss that my pictures were oh so stinky so I do not have.. read more →

There may be no more difficult demographic to buy for than the elusive teen.   The teens are hard to please may be an understatment.  Solid advise for this age will always be a $$$ and more $.  Oh, and anything that starts with i, such as iPad, iPhone, iTouch.  You get the drift.  .. read more →

This is just too good not to share via Youtube. Please put your phones away for Thanksgiving and enjoy your family a la Downton Abbey. *warning* colorful language abounds …and yes I realize this applies to me more than most. GUILTY AS CHARGED.  Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra news, giveaways and discounts.   Let’s.. read more →

I am excited to introduce you to the latest talent in my Artist Spotlight Series, Casey Matthews. I imagine you too will be mesmerized by her etherial works.   Casey Matthews Amelia Island, Florida What is your training? I grew up in San Antonio, Texas and started taking private art lessons at a very young age… read more →

Last year, I gave you The Best of Thanksgiving Dinnerware but,  this year I think it is necessary to add a few more favorites to much coveted list of greats. Have you chosen the perfect china to don your table?  My family has two favorites we always use being Spode Woodland or Wedgewood Hunting Scene… read more →

I LOVE doing these gift guides.  Shopping is such fun for me and I LOVE finding the perfect gift for friends and family. You will likely need a hostess gift this week for Thanksgiving and holiday parties are just around the corner. I am a firm believer that hostess gifts should be something the would.. read more →

It is no secret, I LOVE Hermès.  The French luxury brand epitomizes chic and of course the signature orange draws me in to be sure. The  fabric and wallpaper line is luxurious and beyond.  Jerry Pair in New York had the full Dedar line represented and hanging.  I could not get enough.  The horses, elephants and.. read more →

As a designer, we get asked to suggest and help not only clients but occasionally our family and friends too. I was recently challenged to pick some SUPER BUDGET FRIENDLY items for a soon to be college grad.  I new exactly where to turn.  Without hesitation Sauder is the source for just this type of.. read more →

It is that wonderful holiday time again!  I am thrilled to share my first of my 2014 Holiday Gift Guides.  I have spent hours upon hours scouring the web for the best of the best and leavin’ the rest.  I hope you enjoy! The first one this year is The 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for.. read more →

I am trying this again… Lord have mercy on me and my  crazy tech/ email issues the past week!  This could make a girl crazy… How did i miss these last spring and summer…Tretorn Nylite Florence Broadhurst Exciting news!  Todd Alexander Romano designed a line for Schumacher. Check it out! This table is FAB. Gotta have.. read more →

I have had the good fortune to go around the world with Modenus.  First we were off to London last fall, then to Venice and Milan. Now I have accepted the kind invitation head to the Sin City to attend KBIS, Modenus Talks, Vegas Market and so much more! What a great was to kick.. read more →