I am smitten with this beautiful summer home that has me craving an overhaul on my own. “On a bucolic Wisconsin lake, Summer Thornton layers vibrant hues and piles of prints in an all-seasons getaway built for the young — and young at heart.” I adore the layers, color and pattern that abounds in this.. read more →

So much goodness and so many sales out in the world this week.   I have been doing lots of front porch shopping and perusing of the web to curate the best finds. Hope you have a great weekend.  Fashion Finds: Home finds: Books, Beach Reads & Preorders: (email subscribers open in a browser to.. read more →

I was honored when I was asked to design a rug for the Annie Selke & Apartment Therapy’s Design Challenge. I promised myself I would refrain from doing voting challenges again but, here we are! The opportunity is to great to pass it up.  I humbly ask for your help. Voting kicks off today, July.. read more →

I am thrilled to introduce you to an artist whose work I became familiar with in at Suzanne Rheinstein’s lovely shop, Hollyhock, in L.A.. I was immediately taken with his beautiful paintings and his use of color. Enjoy getting to know this extraordinary talent Christian Brechneff New York, New York What is your training?  Maturitat.. read more →

I have a certain affection and affinity for barns. I would love to have a real barn with a house above.  This one is amazing by  The Barn / Carney Logan Burke Architects  see Arch Daily for more images & the floorpan.  © Audrey Hall Photography I would certainly ditch that exercise room in a.. read more →

All American pride reigns on July 4th. I am a proud American and am so grateful for our freedom. The American Flag is iconic and a wonderful design element as well.   Here are a few favorites from my All American Pinterest Board.      Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra news, giveaways and.. read more →

So much to see & share on the web this week.   Do not miss Dorothy Shain’s new collection!  Dying for this one! This is just the most insanely perfect travel bag. I am crazy for this entire collection really.  How to Get the Most Out of Your Interior Designer Which Beauty Products You Should.. read more →

I have not had a lazy weekend in a while and I am throughly enjoying this one in our mountain cottage.   The “AFTERNOON CANOE” BY DAVID DIMOND defines my mood.  Some inspiration via my Pinterest… Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra news, giveaways and discounts.  Let’s get friendly on Facebook,  Twitter,  Pinterest,  Tumblr & Instagram.  Please feel.. read more →

I know I am off my game…so busy but, I LOVE it that way.   Installs are fun, exhausting and a game of problem solving and organization.  There are always challenges but that is what we do. The million moving parts come together to create the perfect space. Anyways, my shopping has been limited by.. read more →

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY…of course 4 clients are all being installed in a 48 hour window. Funny how timing works…. I am behind and ready to unwind.   1 more install and I can exhale. In the meantime, enjoy some eye candy from LESLEY GRAINGER and her NEW ART COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE inspired by design, texture and color harmonies!.. read more →

I am headed out the door to see these beauties… SOCO Gallery is presenting Karine Laval‘s exhibition, Artificial by Nature, opening tonight. I wanted you to share this show, featuring works from her most recent photographic exploration- a series entitled Heterotopia. Artificial by Nature presents a series of chromogenic prints that transform and question our experience of the natural world.   SOCO curators.. read more →

One of my favorite Etsy stores, Beadspoint, is having a rare sale with code JULY4. I have many of their pieces that I mix and match on various length chains and leathers cords for a casual chic look.   I am enamored with their new enamel pieces too.  I saw this in a store in.. read more →

This beauty is too good not to share.  I am always a fan of Meg’s colorful work layered with textiles and wallpaper.  Designer Meg Braff Energizes a Classic Southampton Getaway via Cottages & Gardens By Haniya Rae | Photographs by Tria Giovan In the living room, a Paris cocktail table by Mr. & Mrs. Howard.. read more →

I am thrilled to introduce you to a talented local artist. We share a mutual love of animals and she captured me with her recent show. She has morphed into a lady farmer of sorts with a menagerie of creatures as well as, a new budding creative career in photography that is getting highly esteemed.. read more →