02 Feb 2019
February 2, 2019

Dogs in Decor

Art, Artist 0 Comment

I have always loved sporting art. I have collected antique dog paintings since I was a young child.  Each buying trip for my mothers shop, The English Room, I would get a painting.  By the time I had my own apartment and was out of college I had a huge collection.   Today they are.. read more →

It is a sad design day.  The legend, Mario Buatta died.   He was special to me and my family.  He designed my childhood home that we recently moved into. He was a true gentleman but even more he was a character.  He was a prankster with a wonderful sense of humor. He often had a.. read more →

Two things I love are Mario Buatta (designer of my childhood home) and guilty pleasure reality TV show Southern Charm.  As I watched the mesmerizing Season 2 finale week with a cameo by Mr. Buatta, I realized I need to share the quintessential work of Mario’s with a beautiful southern mansion seen weekly on the.. read more →

Here are a few classic red rooms to get you in the holiday mood.  I am not really a red person but, lately I seem to be gravitating toward this saturated hue.   Years ago in our first house I had a red lacquered den that was so chic and cozy. These spaces make me.. read more →

14 Sep 2014
September 14, 2014

Passion for D. Porthault

Bedroom 3 Comments

I love to sleep.  No, I really LOVE to sleep.  It can often be bit of an issue with morning and school.  I also tend to be a bit of a night owl.  When the opportunity presents itself I can sleep for days. Obviously, bedding is very important to my slumber situation.  Historically I have.. read more →

You better clear your bookshelves for FALL!   The number of DIVINE design books coming out in the very near future has my Amazon cart loaded up with preorders.  Which ones are you sure to order?  (click on any image to preorder)           Please make sure you "like" The English Room on Facebook. Follow  @theenglishr on Twitter.. read more →

My Amazon book orders are about to get heavy for my UPS guy. I am thrilled for all 5 of these new releases to bulk up my ever expanding design library.  What books are you waiting on?  Mario Buatta, my funny friend, is a design genius.  You know this will be full of lovely design.. read more →