I love a wedding royal or not. The English have a certain way with weddings and the wedding of Pippa Middleton and whomever she chose was diiiiivine! The royal Prince and Princess tried to show with their cuteness.  They ooze classic style and chic beyond compare. The flowers and simple old fashioned style are just.. read more →

Spring and summer clothes just keep getting cuter and it just keeps getting hotter.  I am trying to resist so many temptations to no avail. The show deliveries are coming fast and furious. Here are my currently coveted items… Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra news, giveaways and discounts.  Let’s get friendly on Facebook,  Twitter,.. read more →

Chinese Art Deco rugs have captured my heart recently. I was searching for one in a very specific size for a client and came upon so many lovely colorful beauties I thought I must share some favorites.   But first a little history on the style… “Antique Chinese carpets have a very long and distinguished.. read more →

I was beyond thrilled to hear John Robshaw had introduced wallpaper when I was in LA last week for Legends visiting the Nicky Rising showroom. They represent his terrific textile line on the West Coast. I am such a fan of his layered and ethnic aesthetic.   “When I started block printing in India, I always tested.. read more →

17 May 2017
May 17, 2017

Feeling Fruity

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Have you noticed the festive fruit trend everywhere?   It has expanded from pineapples to strawberries, lemons, cherries and more.   I am certainly feeling fruity with these colorful spring finds.  (email subscribers open in a browser to view content) Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra news, giveaways and discounts.  Let’s get friendly on Facebook,.. read more →

One of my very favorite things from last week in LA for Legends of La Cienega was the opportunity to see all the lovely little boutique fabric lines that are available in LCDQ in addition to the stellar windows.  Hollywood at Home is a true treasure trove of great design and artisan textile lines.   I was.. read more →

I need new shoes like I need a hole in the head but, I just get so tempted… I was harmlessly wandering the web and stumbled onto Anthropologie.   Their new shoe selection is fun and fantastic…most of which are slides.  I feel my few closet holes getting filled up already.  (email subscribers open in.. read more →

You may recall I featured talented Stephanie Hirsch a few years back on my Artist Spotlight Series. I was thrilled when I heard she was headed to NC to be featured in the current show at the New Gallery of Modern Art. I hate I missed the opening while I was in LA last week… read more →

Happy Mother’s Day to the original “Fancy Nancy”! She has made the world a more beautiful place to exist from the day she brought me into it. It is a hard job I tell ya!  This is a favorite quote of my Mom’s too.  8 Things All Successful Women Do On Sunday Thrilled to be featured.. read more →

The LEGENDS windows are always a highlight of the event.  The inspiration and out of the box thinking are such a wonder and testament to this creative industry and the talents within it. The LEGENDS 2017 theme “Your True Colors” was expressed in the 60+ windows of the member LCDQ shops, showrooms and galleries. These window designers.. read more →

I am hot off the plane from LA. It was a wonderful few days full of fun and fellowship with my design pals.   There was so much inspiration to take in.   The shopping in LA is just too good. Melrose Place is such temptation! Here are a few of my weekend wants for.. read more →

You have certainly seen the beauty that de Gournay has been sharing this Spring with their new Amazonia in pink but have you seen the shoe collaboration?  de Gournay’s ‘Amazonia’ design on custom pink painted Xuan paper.  I have always said interiors and fashion are intermingled… Introducing Aquazzura for de Gournay, a collaboration between the.. read more →

It is such fun exploring LCDQ and finding new brands. Another recent happy discovery was the Cole & Son’s new Ardmore Collection.  A charming and stylish new range of wallpapers and borders in collaboration with Ardmore Ceramic Art celebrating African traditions and culture. Drawing inspiration from Ardmore’s colourful and quirky ceramics the collection explores Africa’s.. read more →

It finally came together!   Before you go look at the AFTER please take a minute to look at the BEFORE.  It was sad and depressing. If you are just tuning in, see my progress over the past weeks with WEEK 1, WEEK 2, WEEK 3, WEEK 4, WEEK 5 and now THE BIG REVEAL! I.. read more →