Eddie Ross… where to start?! The talented East Coast editor of Home and Gardens Magazine brightens any space he enters with his sweet personality, down to earth demeanor, boyish smile and tremendous talent. He can bring light and color in a masterful way to any room using things we own in combination with family treasures and some very affordable Salvation Army or Goodwill pieces. His spaces are definitely unique, bright and so darned positive that they can chase the blues away out of any heart in the world.
And now, with his new book, written in collaboration with his handsome partner Jaithan Kochar, he is on a mission to help us do just that on our own.
I find myself looking at old images of his work and realizing it has a certain timeless quality to it!
There was no chance in hell I wasn’t going to include next picture, a tablescape he did in collaboration with Bunny Williams for Christmas! People at this point might be sick of Christmas Decor, but this is so fresh and creative that nobody could tired of it, even after the holidays. What an honor to work with Ms. Williams, she is one of the best and most respected decorators in the world and a wonderful and down to earth person as well. I can only imagine how Eddie must have felt working with her, I would have cried. Yes, right there and then, burst into tears! Not just because of how talented she is but because she is a very real and classy lady who is unaffected and unimpressed with all the fluffies (is that even a word, or I just invented one?!) and pretentious stuff that comes often with the lifestyle of famous and top interior designers. I could spend hours and hours listening and talking to her, it must have been a rare and delicious treat! Nothing more on Bunny because of course, I’m going to have a post on her, and even if I try very hard, I won’t be able to begin to scratch the surface of her contribution to the world of design and her fabulous work. These posts are such a treat to me, to revisit the work of all those incredible people… Priceless.
What a joyful table…. I can’t stop staring. Tabletop fabric by Bunny Williams for Lee Jofa, the inspiration for the whole tablescape.
Eddie used his own antique English salad plates with Bunny’s Gold Star collection and his French Opaline Goblets. I love those who are not afraid of change and experimentation, opening new ways in any field and widening our horizons!
Notice how nicely combined the flatware is with Eddie’s own vintage silver and Bunny’s Paris Flea Market collection
How gorgeous those salt cellars and shakers are as well as that pepper mill?! It is in the little details, I’m telling you… I always say the same thing! Well, not just me, everybody.
I believe this is from the book and makes me just so happy to look at it, you must order the book! After so many years of whites, browns and grays -which I ADORE- we really need help to bring color back into our lives and this book will do it. Imagine this: Bunny Williams did the foreword. It means the book is smashing beautiful and perfectly illustrated! Every review I read is calling it: The BEST. You can order it here: eddieross.com/modern-mix
This is my first time including links!!! hooray ! Go me! I hope they work because they make me feel so professional and stuff…. I apologize for any infringements with the authors of anything. If I need to remove something I sadly…not gladly… would do so! I know, but I’m not going to lie, I love everything here and don’t want to take anything away…
What a marvelous and happy combination! I hear Pharrel singing!
The colors and textures, the patterns and all the eclectic goodness going on here is such a treat, it has that collected through time look, that natural and effortless feel, so hard to obtain and it’s so unassuming that will make anybody want to stay forever…
I believe this is their guest room. I’m surprised of how restrained this room is in regards to color… that means they either compromised or Eddie can do neutrals with an accent color beautifully as well. Of course he can! I wouldn’t be surprised though if we find this room changed very soon, I can see orange curtains or at least the natural grasses roman shade painted orange or something like that!
I am not a fan of the tablecloth colors and pattern but I can still enjoy the whole thing, I think the brass candleholders are lovely, and I am in love with that mirror!
That shows everybody that even things we think we don’t like can look beautiful with the right combination of elements. Very english garden and Art Deco vibes at the same time! Eddie Ross can make anything work but it takes an immense amount of skills and talent to do it so perfectly, and of course great taste and instincts. I’m a big fan!
I love the cutlery, those beautiful white, crisp, embroidered linen napkins and fabulous plates!
I believe this an old photo but still, it’s so “Eddie talented”
I absolutely adore this palette and the setting! Are those olive trees?!
Handsome treasure Hunter!
Eddie’s vintage brass cart turned into a bar “fabuloso”!!!
and a reminder that next on the list is Spring! How can one avoid to fall in love with color with such a display of happiness and effervescent spirit? Thank you Eddie Ross for taking the stiffness out of the Interior Design butt!
Eddie and his partner Jaithan Kochar. I think Eddie looks so much like Derek Hough, from “Dancing with the Stars” What do you think?!
Derek Hough…. WOW! right?!
Eddie Ross … they look like twins separated at birth!
And last but not least: Eddie and the fabulous and very smart Susanna Salk from quintessenceblog.com
What do you think? Are you loving all the color coming back in our lives? How do you feel about brass? Too much too soon or are you young enough that you never got sick of it?
Have a great rest of the week!