I am always inspired by travel, design & life which I share and curate on Pinterest.  Here are some recent favorites all of which you can find HERE. What are you pinning these days? Daily Desires: (email subscribers open in a browser to view content) Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra news, giveaways.. read more →

It has been a busy week. Client projects are in full swing yet the delivery delays are bumming me out. Retail Therapy always cures what ails me.   Are you set for masks? Looks like we are gonna need them for a while.  J. Crew has so much goodness and SALES… I want THIS, THIS,.. read more →

I am back with week 20 of my Things I Love Thursday series.   This is a collection of things I use /wear on a regular basis and want to share. I have a new favorite inexpensive Chardonnay from Trader Joe’s. It is Big Churn.  It is big, oaky and buttery…if you aren’t a die hard chard.. read more →

In the spirit of Wallpaper Wednesday, I’m excited to share that Stout, the century old textile brand, is now debuting wallpaper!   The first collection is with Virginia-based textile designer Victoria Larson.    The new collection is designed and produced entirely in the United States, featuring 5 patterns and colorways ranging from grassy greens, patriotic reds and shades of.. read more →

This may not be the summer of exotic vacations but lots of virtual vacations. This book is a lovely vacation to beautiful homes that scream summer in the chicest way. I suggest you add this to your reading list ASAP.   Summer to Summer: Houses by the Sea by Jennifer Ash Rudick / Photographer Tria Giovan  Whether.. read more →

I am drawn to the colorful works of this California artist. The abstract shapes carved into loose landscapes are mesmerizing.  Enjoy getting to know Ruth Le Roux San Francisco, California What is your training?  I only took art classes in High School, which usually puts one into the ‘untrained’ category, but we had a wonderful.. read more →

Happy Sunday to all!  So much to see, So much to read, Here are the articles, recipes and places that piqued my interest the past week… Take a Peak Inside Kit Kemp’s Hyde Park Home 18 BOOKS WE’RE CHECKING OFF OUR SUMMER READING LIST The Everygirl’s 2020 Summer Bucket List Indagare Global Conversations Podcast Series.. read more →

  I am always inspired by travel, design & life which I share and curate on Pinterest.  Here are some recent favorites all of which you can find HERE. What are you pinning these days? Daily Desires: (email subscribers open in a browser to view content) Shop my Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020.  Be sure.. read more →

Two weekend horse shows and I am out of practice and exhausted!   I need to work on my stamina.   I at least had time to curate some coveted items.  Here are the items I am watching and wanting: Shop my Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020.  (email subscribers open in a browser to view.. read more →

I am back with week 19 of my Things I Love Thursday series.   This is a collection of things I use /wear on a regular basis and want to share. Kim Testone’s realist still lives are pure perfection.   I adore the recent large scale ice cream ones at Hidell Brooks Gallery.  8 of these just.. read more →

Wallpaper Wednesday has a treat for you! I can hardly resist an evil eye motif for a little karmic protection.  Grow House Grow Alexandria Wallpaper needs to be in my house! Daily Desires: (email subscribers open in a browser to view content) Shop my Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020.  Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra.. read more →

This Textile Tuesday I am mesmerized by Anna French.  Inspired by Japanese design ethos and culture, the Nara collections are a modern interpretation of the natural world around us. An ethereal aesthetic emanates from the antique documents which inspire many of the designs. Patterns are influenced by Japanese architecture, woodcuts and watercolor techniques, and feature traditional.. read more →

  I have always loved collages. I think the use of paper and mixed media adds such interesting depth and the reuse of materials creates increased engagement.  Enjoy getting to know this San Francisco talent Denise Fiedler San Francisco, California What is your training?  My training is from my passion. Mostly self taught – always make.. read more →

  This week has been a dark and sad time in American history. I don’t understand what has happened to kindness, morality and human decency.     I have been trying to educate myself with some of these articles. What To Do When You Are Called Racist by Washington Post The “Some Of My Best.. read more →