Check out my latest piece for 55 Downing Street… DERBY DAY ENTERTAINING AND TAILGATING TIPS Image from Camille Styles It is time to dust off those julep cups and break out the silver. The equestrian season of polo matches, eventing and the Kentucky Derby are fast approaching. These events not only signify Spring but also.. read more →

Here are my weekly wants and random assortments of retail therapy. The Shoe Book Jacques Lucite Two-Tier Table – Jonathan Adler Zebra Clutch Tropical Doves Sweat Gentle Souls Flat Gladiator Sandals – Make or Break Tall Tattoo Embroidered Organza Jacket   ASOS Premium Swing Dress With Embroidery Ash Tall Gladiator Sandals – Nymphea Tall Shannon.. read more →

I am feeling so blessed to have some great mentions the past few weeks… My travel partner in crime and wine, Cathy Austin featured me in her great series “Creative Minds” on Bespoke Banter, her design blog.  Check out my cheeky interview HERE. Cathy also wrote the Peachy Magazine article.  We seem to share the same design brain.  Wisteria,.. read more →

I am loving this sale on ONE KINGS LANE of agate slice pulls and other chic accouterments. What a great way to dress up a boring cabinet or piece of furniture. Happy Shopping. I am mad for malachite and i never tire of turquoise… Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra news, giveaways and discounts… read more →

Blogtour Milan introduced me to many new lines and vendors at Salone’s Eurocucina. I also had the privilege of getting to know the brands better that I am already familiar with.  Seeing a product online or in an ad never has the effect as having the people behind the brand explain the product with the.. read more →

 Here we are already on week 3 of the One Room Challenge. Yikes! See Week 1 and Week 2 to get up to date if you are just joining in… I have hit a wall.  I am back from Italy and swamped with clients and a busy spring household.  Most of my items have arrived… read more →

I am insane for the new #getsmartbag by Kotur. This is true genius.   I just ordered mine straight away from Shopbop today at -25% with the “inthefamily25” coupon code. Who doesn’t this for a night out?  Free your iphone from your bag. With the #Getsmartbag Minaudiere, you are able to place a call, send.. read more →

I am thrilled to be featured over at Taigan in Fetch Magazine today as a Style Icon.  Be sure to pop over and subscribe to this fab read and one of my favorite shopping sources.  A Southern Cocktail Soiree. Style Icon Holly Phillips picks on Taigan.  PEOPLEAPRIL 14TH, 2014 — BY: LIZ   Holly Hollingsworth Phillips.. read more →

There were too many highlights from my Blogtour Milan and Venice trip to count. One of the favorites of the Venice visit was the visit to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.  Stepping into the former palazzo of the eccentric art addict was such a dream.  The small but well curated collection was right up my alley.  I.. read more →

Mark Boomershine Atlanta, Georgia   What is your training?     I have a business degree and a minor in studio art from the University of Alabama. I have always had a very strong talent in anything visual and dealing with the arts. After starting and selling one business, then inventing an automotive safety product and.. read more →

I am so excited to meet jewelry designer Mignonne Gavigan this week at a trunk show in Charlotte. See the invite and join in the fun if you are around. I have long been a fan Mignonne Gavigan’s unique style. I do believe I see a new necklace in my future but, how does one decide?.. read more →

I am excited to spend more time with my friend and design dynamo Jamie Meares at the upcoming Southern C Summit in Charleston.  Jamie is the designer and mastermind behind the uber cool blog I Suwanee and home shop Furbish Studio. Jamie’s authentic love of design and exuberant personality make her style one to envy… read more →

Even while on my Italian jaunt I found a few wants to share…my credit cards could have easily been maxed out in Milan and Venice. Bring on spring with colors and caftans.  Ralph Lauren Collection – Uma Espadrille (Leopard Canvas) – Footwear Kelly Wearstler FIXATION PENDANT Kelly Wearstler Underdog Cuff Valentino Haircalf Animal Print Fringe Clutch Raja.. read more →

Today, I am skipping blogging…kinda. If you really need a little design inspiration HERE is a previous fox post.  I am on the way home for Milan with Modenus Blogtour.  It was the MOST AMAZING TRIP. See images on Instagram. Many posts to come…. READ ABOUT “THE BEST DAY OF THE YEAR”  from my alma mater,.. read more →