There are not many reality shows that I watch, in fact only the design shows are on my DVR these days. And Top Design was the show that I watched during the Fall season that was fun and entertaining, with plenty of drama in the competition. One guy who I could relate to as far as traditional and classic design and who stood out not only to me, but to a lot of folks, was Eddie Ross, and I recently discovered he has a blog! And wow, is it a great blog. You are going to love it too, so I had to share it with all of you. Eddie has such great style and creativity and shares it all on his blog. And his blog is so down to earth, with beautiful real pics of his own home that show all his projects up close and personal. You will want to try them all! And his motto is, "it doesn't have to be expensive to be beautiful." I couldn't have said it better myself!
At only 30 years old, Eddie is a culinary school graduate and lives in New York, where he works as Senior Style Editor for Martha Stewart Living (yes, THE Martha!). His talents range from decorating and entertaining to food styling and flowers and his blog is chock full of great informative posts to soak up. What I really love about Eddie is his passion for shopping flea markets and thriftstores, from Goodwill to Salvation Army. He takes his readers with him and shows them all the valuable treasures that he uncovers on those thriftstore shelves and flea market jaunts and even gives ideas right on the spot of what he would do with said items. Now, that is something I can relate to, as you all know! He regularly visits the Hell's Kitchen flea market in NYC and finds all sorts of cool things. He's only been blogging since summer and already it's a teriffic blog. I predict we'll be seeing a lot more of Eddie!
Eddie has fantastic pics on his blog, such as this beautiful floral arrangement (how simple, but elegant is that?) and shares all sorts of wonderfully creative, but budget friendly ideas on entertaining and setting a beautiful table.
What really impresses me about Eddie is his love of classic and traditional design, but he infuses it with a contemporary and fresh flair. And of course I love his resourcefulness in thinking outside the box and shopping unconventional places, since that's the way I love to shop too. And he doesn't break the bank, but looks for ways to keep his place looking stylish and glam on a budget. Now that I can relate to! I think you will all enjoy Eddie's blog tremendously and I hope you'll go on over, say hello and leave him a comment. He's a very friendly guy. I predict that you'll soon be adding him to your blog feeds too.
Tell him I sent you. Then come back and let me know what you think. We're buds now. They added me to their favorite bloglist! :)