As I mentioned last week, I have been on a mission for a little inspiration. And more specifically, some color inspiration. I am working on a guest post for At Home in Arkansas Magazine’s blog in conjunction with their annual color issue. So I have been immersing myself in all things color, which is a fun task for me since color is the hallmark of most of my work.
Well it didn’t take me long to become truly “Color Inspired” this week. All I had to do was pop over to my blogger friend Eddie Ross’s site and see the fantastic and color-filled design he created to represent Elle Decor Magazine in the Bloomingdale’s Big Window Challenge.
You probably know Lifestyle expert and former Martha Stewart Editor, Eddie Ross, as one of the finalists in Bravo TV’s Top Design Season 2. Or maybe you read his gorgeous blog full of DIY projects and amazing tips for finding the best Flea Market finds. Or possibly, you are even a fan of Eddie’s recent Halloween Block Party and Celebrity Holiday Homes Specials on HGTV.
But in my opinion, Eddie’s design for the Bloomingdale’s Big Window Challenge is his best work yet!! I mean seriously…who else but Eddie could make splatter paint look so phenomenal??
Editor in Chief of Elle Decor Magazine, Margaret Russell, was a judge on Top Design when Eddie appeared on the show. So she knew just who to call on when looking for the perfect designer to represent Elle Decor in the Big Window Challenge.
Eddie’s task…to create a space that represents a truly modern woman. The inspirational character that “inhabits” Eddie’s design is the “founder of her own fashion public relations firm with offices in Paris, Milan and New York”. The result is a space where she and her family can live “boldly, joyously and with fearless panache”.
Well, Eddie was definitely fearless in his use of color and his confident pairings of fabrics, furnishings, accessories and art to create a very unique and tres chic space that I, for one, would love to inhabit!
The idea of a modern thinking woman with traditional values, speaks to my own personality. And I love how Eddie interpreted this concept by mixing current pieces with gorgeous antiques to represent a sophisticated and savvy woman who surrounds herself with things she adores, who values family above all else and who doesn’t take herself too seriously.
One glance at Eddie’s window design and you totally buy into the scene where his jet-setting home owner returns home, kicks off her fashionable shoes and takes a break with a few of her favorite shelter magazines before she has to dress and host friends for cocktails later in the evening.
Inspired by Eddie’s design?? Love what he’s done with color?? Well join me in supporting Eddie and Elle Decor in the Big Window Challenge by voting.
Visit Apartment Therapy to see more photos of Eddie’s design and his 2 challengers rooms (who are also beautiful and stylish) and vote for your favorite. Yes, I know Apartment Therapy doesn’t make it perfectly easy to vote. But if you registered to vote for me and your other favorite bloggers in the Homies Awards a few weeks ago, then you already have a login and are ready to go! You can vote online once a day, everyday through January 28th.
You can also text one vote (America Idol style) per day. For Eddie text the number 1 to 89800.
So don’t forget to vote twice per day, once online and once by text, to help Eddie’s or your other favorite design win the Bloomingdale’s Big Window Challenge!!
And pop over to Eddie’s Blog to read all the details about the imaginative story behind the design. And in true DIY style, Eddie will even show you how to create the stunning artwork over the sofa.