Décors Barbares is the textile design studio of Nathalie Farman-Farma. Her fabrics are inspired by the mix of colors and patterns found in traditional Persian, Central Asian and Russian costumes, as well as in Ballets Russes designs. All the designs are screen printed in France at the highest level of craftsmanship. The result is a.. read more →

This is always one of my favorite posts of the year recapping all of the Artist Spotlight Series features. I once again discover the artists that I have featured throughout the year and their wonderful works. If you have not done so before, this is a wonderful time to spend perusing different artist portfolios. I.. read more →

27 Dec 2020
December 27, 2020

Link Lovin’

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  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… It is gonna be a long week with a family COVID scare. We are loving low and hoping for the best. Please share all movie / TV /.. 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) Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for.. read more →

25 Dec 2020
December 25, 2020

Holiday Spirit

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  Don’t let the holidays end.   It is my happy time.  Keep the joy all year long… via Here are a few things I’m considering indulging in with my Christmas cash.  Pendleton Blanket Metallic Pink Hasbeens Mix Print Cardigan Jonathan Adler Backgammon Tie Dye Headbands Rainbow Stripe Cardigan Vans Checkerboard Bea Bongiacsa Ring Neon.. read more →

I would like to express my gratitude for following my blog this year and years past. It is a labor of love and a creative outlet that I truly treasure.  I hope you and yours have the very best holidays in the weirdest year yet. Here is our Minted Holiday card that we just popped.. read more →

I have a very last minute gift idea for you.   I am crazy for this local creative fusing the old with new with her chic cuffs. Enjoy getting to know Suzanne Early Designs Charlotte, North Carolina  What is your background? I have always been drawn to and surrounded by creativity and design.  I spent.. read more →

  Happy Sunday Monday to all! So much to see, So much to read, Here are the articles, recipes and places that piqued my interest the past week… Decorate Your Way Into a Better Mood Holidays in the South: 13 Must-Try Cocktails A Duke University Drug Ring?! Inside The Case Rocking Campuses In North Carolina Everything.. read more →

20 Dec 2020
December 20, 2020

Ski Style

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I am not very sporty. I have absolutely no eye hand coordination. There are 2 sports I particularly enjoy: skiing and horses. They both require lots of gear which, I happen to enjoy procuring.    This week in Colorado I am coveting so many chic ski outfits. My husband is suggesting I retire my Pucci.. 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) Be sure to check my other guides.. read more →

We are less than a week from Christmas. It is going to be a smaller low key one. The shopping is 99% complete. Wrapping is 75% … cooking for family entertaining is 0%.  I will complete that when we return from Colorado.  I have found more good gift ideas with THIS, THESE, THIS and THIS.(we.. read more →

This week we are skiing in Colorado and having a ball!  Things I Love Thursday Week 42 is here with some great items that could be gifts too. Shop early and local if you can because you may have missed shipping dates… Chunky winter hat that can be custom colors… my daughters in theirs.  Equilibria Peace.. read more →

I am sharing a bit of local love today that is certain to become internationally coveted. I am crazy for the whimsical pieces that spark serious joy.  “Serious jewels for those who don’t take themselves too seriously.” Enjoy getting to know Jenny Crane McHugh Campbell + Charlotte Charlotte, NC      What is your training?.. read more →

We have ventured to Colorado for a week of skiing, snowboarding and family fun to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday today.   We skied, ate nachos, had a great dinner, played games and watched a movie. It was pretty perfect considering the circumstances of Covid. The mountain is weirdly empty and it feels very safe… read more →