Aug 24, 2015

~ my parents moved!

After moving my son into his dorm at Stetson University, I flew straight to Chicago to help Hillary move to a new apartment in Lincoln Park... Next, I flew straight to Florida to help my parents get settled into their new home in Fort Myers. I am basically a professional mover. Hillary's apartment post is coming up next, but first, here's a look at the new home of my parents. 

Can you tell this is my favorite vignette? I took a million pics!

Lucky for me, my brother and sister-in-law arrived before me, and set the stage for easy decorating. Literally, the dining room table was a store, full of beautiful, previously owned items, ready for placement. 

We became vignette-creating masters...

Give me a hammer and a nail, a tape measure and a pencil, and I can hang just about anything.

The plate wall was especially fun...

My mom has an amazing majolica collection...

I'm pretty sure we wiped out the plate hanger supply in Fort Myers.

The dining room...

 Master... The sconces are crooked below but have been straightened!

More vignettes and favorite things around the house...

Did not get to spend much time in the pool this time, but will be excited to go back!

My parents act like I'm some sort of superhero because I helped them move. I mean, I am their daughter!? I could not be happier to do it! Any chance I can get to spend time with M and D is treasured ~ even if I'm on a ladder ordering people around!

Hillary's new crib coming up next...

Here are past posts featuring last home of my mom and dad... 
here and here

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Aug 13, 2015

~ modern mix

So excited for Eddie Ross!

I've had the pleasure of meeting Eddie and Jathan in person. Twice. I attended one of Eddie Ross' infamous Pop-up shops in Greenwich four years ago on my way to pick up my son from school...

Here's a post I did on Greenwich including pics from the Pop-up Shop experience... here.

Next, Kyle Robino and I, as co-chairs, were thrilled to welcome the pair to Omaha for the Lauritzen Gardens Antique Show celebrating it's 10th anniversary! (More about Eddie and the 2013 speakers here.)

Eddie and Jaithan
Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show 2013

Eddie and I gushing about the speaker, Carolyne Roehm...
Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show 2013

I remember that weekend like it was yesterday. Eddie talked about his book! And now, finally, the book is here...
Buy it here

This excerpt is taken directly from Amazon and describes the book perfectly!

In this richly illustrated style guide from an unabashed hoarder of all things beautiful, design editor and entertaining expert Eddie Ross reveals his insider secrets to creating exciting interiors, table settings and parties with chic and accessible finds that celebrate who you are and what you love. 
Featuring never-before-published photographs of Eddie’s own homes―his eclectic apartment in New York and Pine Hill Farm in Connecticut―Modern Mix cracks the code to navigating thrift shops, yard sales and flea markets with confidence. Funny and insightful, Eddie is like a trusted friend on the front lines of flea markets and thrifting, telling you what to look for, where to find it and how to restore it. Then he shows you how to use color and pattern to infuse your finds with a fresh, playful spirit, combining high and low, new and old, classic and modern elements into a warm and inviting style that expresses your personality.
Each of the book’s eight chapters―Inspire, Discover, Acquire, Restore, Curate, Mix, Style and Entertain―begins with hand-illustrated titles printed in black foil on tipped-in half-pages, revealing surprises at every turn. The essential insights Eddie shares throughout the book culminate in a gorgeous grand finale of gawk-worthy rooms, table settings, bars, buffets and parties.
With more than 350 full-color photographs, time-saving tips and real-life shortcuts to decorating and entertaining beautifully on a budget, Modern Mix will open your eyes to the extraordinary possibilities within your reach and inspire you to live every day colorfully and creatively.

Here are a few images from the book... 
Photographs by Bryan E. McCay from Modern Mix Curating Personal Style with Chic & Accessible Finds by Eddie Ross with Jaithan Kochar, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith.

I've pre-ordered my copy!
You can order here.

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