Month: November 2015

Book Club: The Elements of Style

Elements of Style: Designing a Home and a Life by Erin Gates,

Erin Gates has written one of the funniest and wittiest design books I’ve read so far. I love that she has a relateable story at the beginning of every chapter. But what I adore the most is that unexpectedly, she got her husband to write the forward note for this book instead of another well known designer and I think it’s sweet what he had to say about her.



Favorite Finds: One Room Challenge

I love following up on the One Room Challenge(aka ORC). It’s a great way to see what all goes into designing a room and to get different perspectives on how people handle this process. It’s also amazing to me to see how people’s vision comes together, particularly when I have trouble seeing some of their visions when they bring up design inspirations, but luckily, almost all of them turn out great!

In case you don’t know about ORC, this was orchestrated by Linda at Calling It Home, to gather 20 designer and participants to design one room in 6 weeks. When you’re doing an entire makeover, that’s a pretty tight deadline.

Anyway, I wanted to share my top favorites.


The English Room / One Room Challenge Fall 2015