It is no secret I am color crazy.   I tend to think the brighter the better. I have met my match in this talented Birmingham artist.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Amanda Petro Birmingham, Alabama  What is your training?    I graduated from The University of Alabama in 2011 with a degree.. read more →

  So much to see, So much to read, Here are the articles, recipes and places that caught my interest the past week. Where is the Brown Furniture? 15 Best Breweries in Charlotte How To Gracefully End A Toxic Friendship HOW TO MAKE FIRE CIDER – THE ULTIMATE IMMUNITY TONIC 36 Best Hotels in London.. 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?    (email subscribers open in a browser to view content) Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra news, giveaways and.. read more →

I have had a fun day in DC with a quick National Gallery trip followed by lunch at Founding Farmers, a family favorite. Then we headed to my sons school for the annual bonfire and festivities.  I ordered this hot air brush with rave reviews.  I am thinking how cold it is and needed coats with.. read more →

My dear friends at Charlotte Rug Gallery have a lovely new shipment of rugs.  They are a diverse collection of great rugs from faded oushaks to tribal pieces.  The colors are of course what draw me in.  You can search the massive selection online but my recent favorites are below. Be sure to let Vahid.. read more →

I’m thrilled to share a new large format wallpaper from F. Schumacher that was created through a collaboration for Peg Norriss with artist Anne Lemanski and designer Barrie Benson. It has been installed at Soco Gallery for a bit and is beyond stunning in person.  Multidisciplinary artist Anne Lemanski is known for her evocative meditations on the.. read more →

There is no place I would rather be in February than at The Southern C Summit at Sea Island, Georgia.  It is the perfect time after the holidays to not only recharge your mind and your business but your soul.  It is a fw days with the magical mix of inspiration, insightful takeaways, excellent speakers.. read more →

House Beautiful has announced it’s Kitchen of the Year 2019 designed by none other than the Dallas designer, Michelle Nussbaumer, which I featured HERE. Influenced by her world travels, Michelle designed her own collection of hardware for Addison Weeks that is as unique as her interiors. “l like to incorporate whatever makes me happy in my own kitchen.” says Nussbaumer… read more →

  So much to see, So much to read, Here are the articles, recipes and places that caught my interest the past week. Say Hello to the Party Closet, the Most Indispensable Room You’ve Never Heard Of The World’s Best Hotels, According to A-List Designers Farrow & Ball Gets the “Saturday Night Live” Treatment Quintessential.. 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?   (email subscribers open in a browser to view content) Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra news, giveaways and.. read more →

How are we to another weekend?  I’m thrilled to be home for the first weekend in forever.  Golden Goose on SALE I couldn’t resist. I am thinking about all the great SALE sweaters at Anthropologie with THIS, THIS and THIS.  I need the new AirPods pronto as I lost mine recently.  Loving all the ski with.. read more →

I have another must have for your design library with this beauty… The Well Adorned Home: Making Luxury Livable Written by Cathy Kincaid, Foreword by Bunny Williams and John Rosselli, Contribution by Chesie Breen Renowned interior designer Cathy Kincaid’s first book provides a fresh approach to combining classic and contemporary design with a refined sensibility… read more →

I’m headed to India in December with some designer pals and Grant Gibson for a Jaipur/Delhi/Agra adventure and I couldn’t be more excited.  I am already wishing I was going to stay longer after seeing Soho House Mumbai. Soho House always knocks it out of the park with the interiors. I adore all that I.. read more →

Random things that have caught my attention… which is hard to do. Money cannot buy happiness but it can but a 35 ct yellow diamond … I’m pretty almost close to positive that would bring me happiness and certainly immense JOY.   I’m willing to try if anyone is feeling generous. The auction is on.. read more →