An Ugly World.

Waking up to the news that our country suffered the worst mass shooting in history feels like a kick in the gut when you’re already writhing on the ground from various other devastating blows.  The world feels like a very ugly place right now, with disaster and doom lurking around every corner and on every news website- natural disasters, ineffective and rude government officials, terrorism….  It’s hard to feel positive during dark times like these, and blogging about pillows and pretty paint color doesn’t feel right today. It feels like a day to be quiet and contemplative.  And also to think about what positive action one can take to perhaps, just maybe, change some the things that make this day in age so anxiety riddled.

Yup, I know, this is a design blog. I get that. But I am also a person, a citizen of this country and a mother and while many have said I should not to get “political” on here (“bad for business” they say, although I’ve never seen much collateral damage aside from a few unfollows) I am going to take a minute to remind everyone about the stalled, ridiculously messed up gun control debate we have in this country.  Our government has managed to STILL not take a stand on automatic and semi-automatic weapons, which actually helps shooters like the one last night do what they do with few hurdles to even slow them down.

According to the BBC, Nevada has of any state in the country. Open carry is allowed, even for assault rifles. There is no limit to the amount of ammunition that a person can buy at a time, which may have helped the shooter harm more people during the attack. Gun owners also don’t have to be licensed with the government, meaning there was no way to potentially track the shooter’s movements before the attack and prevent his actions.  I mean, it’s harder to get a license to drive a CAR than it is to get a freaking assault rifle in Nevada. HELLO? HOW DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE?

I’m not here to say no one should have a gun.  If you want to abide by a set of rules and background checks to have a handgun or hunting rifle- fine. That is your right. But no civilian, and I mean NO ONE, needs to have an automatic assault rifle.  These should be banned completely. And it’s proven that in doing so it STOPS mass shootings ( who bravely and rightfully made huge gun law changes after a mass shooting).

I myself have been a member of since the Newtown shootings  and now have joined and am donating today to support their fight against these stupid, outdated laws that keep getting innocent Americans killed.  I think  about my sweet boy playing on tractors and eating apples this weekend happy as a clam and then think about the possibility of a gunman taking his life because we allowed them to have access to ridiculous weapons and I want to flip a dumpster in rage.

There is so much that happens that we cannot do anything to prevent, but we can with this.  I have to believe we can demand action from our elected officials.  So my call to action today is if you feel like I do, join a group like the above that are working to make change or write your Senators and Congressmen to tell them what you want from them. Lets fight for them to take at least ONE step towards reasonable gun laws.

It’s time.

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More Pillows!

If you follow me on Instagram you saw my announcement that my fall pillow collection released early and is up on ! I am really excited about these additions to the current collection as they are PERFECT for fall decorating on a budget! I know a lot of the velvet ones have sold out already but they ARE restocking ASAP so put your email in to get notification when they are back in and ready to ship! Dimenisons are missing online right so the square pillows are 22″ (about 20″ when stuffed) and the lumbar is 14″ x 24″ (slightly smaller when stuffed also).

Loving this rich orange for fall… it’s the perfect shade- not too “burnt” and not too bright.

I still can’t believe the level of detail on these pillows for the price. (looks So expensive) and the has two layers of applique trim.

: I mean, these look like $200 pillows for $48 a pop for the large squares! I am OBSESSED with them. (Again, they are coming back in stock so just sign up for notifications).

This grouping is particularly pretty- t , and the thick, woven .

Again, in a smaller grouping. I’d do the diamond and velvet on a sofa and the lumbar on a chair.

The morel colorway is awesome- grey-brown that really mixes well with the orange and fig but also is great paired with neutrals like linen and stone.

The is velvet cut and appliqued onto linen blend pillows.

– a thickly woven diamond pattern with tons of texture. Easy to mix with tons of other patterns.

is another thick woven that is fabulous of mixing with florals or solids.

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Fashion Friday: All American Weekend Wear

I cannot believe how fast the 4th snuck up on us!  We’re venturing off to Maine for it and I’m trying to get myself prepared packing wise- here are some goodies I’ve had my eye on perfect for celebrating summer.  From classic stripes and gingham to perfect white sundresses and sandals. Click on the images for links!




Our New Office Reveal!

I’m really proud and excited to show you guys our new digs! Ever since I started my business I dreamed of having a “shop” with pretty little topiaries out front and this may be as close as I get!!!  I don’t have the bandwidth to do actual retail, but the flexibility of this space allows me to display some items I do have and create pop-up shop concepts with brands and artists I love (and stuff I myself have designed!) So without further delay, here it is!

The space is below street level but actually gets decent light! I found it to be a good fit because we don’t need foot traffic but I did want to be in a busier location with the ability to be found easily by clients (and potential clients), PLUS the rent was about half or less than a street-level shop.  So we have a big wall of glass at the front with a stone retaining wall outside (it could be worse!) It’s actually kinda cool looking!  I wanted the space to be serene and a great mix of traditional and modern with a pop of color.

We had to completely gut the space, but left the exposed beam ceiling and brick walls.  I had my painter, Peter from , spray the entire place top to bottom with and it is the perfect white- not too bright, not too creamy. I absolutely love it. He also painted the metal frames of my windows to make them looks like old iron frames.  For flooring I found this amazing, tough wearing that had that pale oak coloring I love.  It gave me the perfect neutral, light backdrop I was hoping for with lots of texture.

Sources: Chairs- // Rug- // Custom table skirt  () // Bust- vintage ()

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Dropping All The Balls In the Air.

People ask me often “how do you do all that is on your plate?” And the answer is- I don’t know and sometimes, I fail miserably at it! Like today- I thought I would have time to post WHILE photographing our new office BUT I am currently busy holding up hardware for a shot because I did not have time to install it yet.  Basically, I’m a hot mess. Where do all the hours in my day go?  #whereserin #peekaboo #photoshopmagic

I’ll post this afternoon or tomorrow morning instead- promise :)
XO
EG

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