There's a great spread of my little Hell's Kitchen apartment in Domino this month.
It's all about two of Jaithan's and my favorite things—decorating and entertaining! And just in time for the holidays too. The black and white etchings are from the flea market here in town. My friend Steve McKenzie from Larson-Juhl did such an amazing job framing them, don't you think? The early American pressed glass pitcher I found at Braswell's in Connecticut, but ebay has great ones just like it!
Check out the old pharmaceutical cabinet I found with my grandfather! I think it's the perfect place for all the ironstone platters I've collected ever since my catering days back in high school. Most of the coin silver serving spoons I found at flea markets and thrift shops, then used ebay to fill out my collection. On the mantle, I used creative candles in antique wooden candlesticks from a junk shop in Delaware.
And finally, do you remember that Chippendale-style secretary I made over a while back? I swapped out the glass for mirror, then gave it a fresh coat of paint. Now it keeps all my stationery, envelopes and cards, many of them in antique toast racks, neat and tidy.
Another awesome, Eddie! Do you have to wash the cutting boards once before use? Or is it safe to use with the layer of mineral oil on top?
I think Amy of Amy’s Bread might be the only woman my Fiance would leave me for. He (we, really) love her goods.
I am totally going to the flea market this weekend. You are a total inspiration!
And by the way, your flower arrangement on Wed night was gorge.
I love the word ‘treenware’… i think it is scottish.
I wish I had seen this post before I accidentally put our hand-made breadboard from Alaska in the dishwasher. It was lovely. And the one wife-approved treasure my husband still had from his bachelor days!
Very informative post.
LOVE love love your blog – I am a huge fan and wish I knew you were on Marthas show when I came up last year with my daughter –
PS you were robbed Wednesday night! If the judges werent so jealous you surely would have won- next time tell them to come up with something a little harder like arranging with your hands tied behind your back- You’re flowers were OVER THE TOP!
Love the blog Eddie. But I have to ask, where do you store all your purchases? And is it safe to assume most of what you buy goes to clients? Or are you stockpiling?
Too funny you posted about this today…I have mineral oil on my “to get” list for this weekend so I have an inside activity…you read my mind 🙂
Can you answer some of the questions we ask on your various topics in your comment section? If you could leave your answers in the comment section, it would be so appreciated!
You’re outrageously talented!
Thanks for the reminder. I need to do that very same little project but since this weekend will be warm and sunny I will postpone it until we get a snowy weekend. Or just rainy!!
Mu Mother-in-law gave me a wonderful cutting board, well used and has the dutch word “Brood” for Bread and I am off to revitalize~
Wonderful tutorial video and I adore your elephant board, perfect for the election, you need a donkey to go with!
I just got my SECOND huge BOOS cutting board for our kitchen so they now flank our stove and I can cut and prepare from either side. I love getting out the mineral oil and quenching the thirst of my wood objects.
Annie – the directions on my board actually say to oil it before use. The theory being that the oil protects the board from juices and/or odors so that when you do wash your board (with warm, soapy water) you are theoretically just washing off what is above the layer of oil in your board.
Hope that made sense. So basicially, it is perfectly fine to use with the layer oil…just don’t go drinking it or anything 🙂
PS – I have been on the great bread/cheese board search of ’08 ever since having my sandwich served up on one at Pastis in the Meat Packing district this summer. I figure it would be a lovely way to serve lunch in my garden.
I just oiled all of my collection. I only have a few pieces! Thanks for posting!
Brillant posting and video — DH and I really enjoy your blog! Thanks for posting so much good info about maintenance for wood items in the home. We use Williamsville Wax on our items and it is a really organic (real beeswax) and amazing product! We buy it online from H.F. Staples in the northeast.
Jan at Rosemary Cottage
I have always done this with any wooden items I have. I use food safe or good grade mineral oil. Makes you wooden things last as long as you keep them!
Eddie! Congrats, that is so cute! I can’t wait till domino gets to me so I can check you out. It looks great and I love the paint color you chose in the living room!
Congrats on being featured — I can’t wait to see it when my issue arrives!
I seriously loved you on TP tonight — you had me literally laughing out loud more than twice! And the judges were way harsh — bah!
I hardly ever pick up a Domino issue, but now I know I’ll have to! Congrats on being featured. (still rooting for you on Top Design). 🙂
I can’t wait to get my hot little hands on the magazine to see your pad in it’s full glory. Congrats, that’s super exciting.
Love, love, love your styling….ummmm…decorating…ummmm…EVERYTHING! I’m continually amazed at all your talent! You are too funny on TD and I love every room/challenge you do! I’m hoping you win!
Eddie – you are a star! You are everywhere now! Congratulations and keep up the beautiful design work! You are still cracking me up on Top Design!
congrats! although i’ve been following your blogs for weeks now and have read every single post it was exciting and fun to see your chic home featured in one of my favourite shelter mags – your home looks stunning (as usual) and kudos on the continuously great tips.
Oh! I’m defenally going to ask my sis. who is in the U.S. at the moment to buy a magazine for me.
As I have said before I just love your creativity and your interior!
Love from Sweden!
One word – gorgeous! Your home is beautiful and as usual, you have great tips for entertaining. And congrats on being featured, that’s got to feel good!
oh! my favorite top designer in my favorite design magazine.
you’ve got mad style, i know you’ve got a wicked sense of humor that you try to contain on the show and you live in the one of the remaining neighborhoods that are still cool (imo) in NY.
so if i bum rush you at the flea market or on some NYC street, you’ll know it’s from admiration and not some crazed TV fan. (=
Your apartment looks fabulous! It is so heartening to see that antiques are still “in”. Besides that, they are a better investment than IKEA – hahaha! You have a wonderful eye and I am definitely rooting for you on TP – you are the best!
I didn’t mean to say TP – I meant TD – oh I’ve got my grocery store list in the back of my mind I guess!
I’m now inspired to find my own Chippendale style desk and make it over! THANKS!!
I can’t wait to entertain at Christmas as well! I’ll definitely use your tips!!
I’m so happy to see your great design in Domino – my fave mag!!
Kudos – you’re on your way to the top now!!
Good morning. What a fantastic and fun episode of Top Design last night! Never heard of a sofa being pulled up to
a table? That is a classic way of adding interesting seating.
I loved it!
Just saw the new Nov. Domino….Wow! You look handsome
and dashing as ever. What a great story with fabulous photos
that really captured your taste and style.
Perfect! As always.
Congrats Eddie! You must be having a blast. Love the vignettes of your home. Looking forward to seeing all your entertaining tips!
Love the pics of your apartment! I am STILL waiting for my issue of Domino..seems like it is late in the mail!!!
OMG! India Hicks!! WHAT is she thinking?? Has she never seen a sofa or banquette on one side of a dining table?? DAHHHAH..I think the judges are letting their exposure on National TV get to their heads a bit. You and the other contestants are the true stars of this show..It is really starting to bug me that those judges are literally dictating what is right or wrong in design…I thought..there were no rules! I too thought the judges were way too harsh..Everyone has to start somewhere!
I could move in right now, evrything is perfect and elegant, while still cozy. I hope Domino is in my mailbox!
You are just too good for Domino. You need your own magazine or something.
Great room, I am wondering how you made the moss filled bowls. When I have tried in the past they looked sloppy. Congradulations on the magazine. g
Eddie Ross, I think you’re fabulous!
How fantastic and well deserved. Congratulations!! I have drooled over your fabulous ideas for the past few weeks. I am a teacher and had my students make your spider webs. They LOVED it! Thanks for the inspiration and fun!!
What a great apartment you have ! No wonder with the talent and creativity you show us every day ! You can be proud, and you definitely deserve this great chance !
awesome….so excited to get my mag so I can read all your tips! btw, I thought that your room was STUNNING on top design. I have been searching for a similar style couch for my dining room and may have to check out Martha’s stuff!! (can’t believe that they were so surprised by the concept…don’t they read decor mags?!) anyhoo, love you and can’t wait for more blog posts and next weeks ep!
Wow, you are on a ROLL my friend! Now if I could just convince Domino that I need my issue EARLY!
(Psst…my restaurant is posted!)
WHEN is my Domino magazine coming?! I can’t wait to get this issue!! Eeks! I wish you lived next door so I could pick your brain on our living room. 🙂
So fun to see the great pics of your apartment. Now I need my Domino! I disagreed with the judges on TD last night. What were they thinking? Loving your blog…
I’m going to stalk my mailbox till it comes…I can’t wait!!
I have a settee pulled up to our table. I love it and it makes romantic meals more intimate.
I’m a big fan, Eddie. But I was as appalled as Margaret R. on last night’s TD when you described your $40,000 Swarovski as a “rectangular disco ball”. LOL
YES! CONGRATS! Love the spread Eddie!
Someone said you needed your own magazine. Indeed!
Congrats!! I think your blog is great and I also love all your ideas and tips.
LOVE IT- You should be so darn proud of yourself my friend-
Beautiful – can’t wait for the mag. to come out, I checked Barnes and Noble today!!! What I love about your work is that not only is it beautiful and a delight to look at, but I feel that I learn something and am inspired- inspired to view items from new perspectives. Thank you Eddie!
hey, congrats, eddie!
Eddie, love your blog – read it religiously, but I have to tell you, you spell ‘stationery’ with an ‘e’, not an ‘a’. I’ve noticed you have misspelt it a number of times and as a stationery designer I can’t help but notice it! Hope this tip makes you even more fabulous than you are.
Just wanted to say I LOVE your blog! I love you on Top Design…my husband and I are routing for you all the way. I just added your blog to my “favorite blogs” on my site.
Good luck with the show!
Looking wonderful — so charming! Can’t wait for my issue too! LOVE the elegant bar set-up! Very very “Thin Man” (one of my fav movie series!) All you need is William Powell in his tux mixing the drinks — and Myrna Loy to pass around the treats! LOL!
Eddie – I’ll get my mother to buy the issue and send over to me – we still can’t get Domino in Ireland – which drives me crazy. Wishing I could watch Top Design but rooting for you all the way!
Best of luck with everything – Lisa
Congrats, Eddie, on the great story in Domino! Your home is lovely and I appreciate all of your fantastic party planning ideas.
Hey…just got my issue in the mail today and poured over it cover-to-cover….your spread is amazing!! Congrats!!
(ps – I finally entered my wedding favors over at MS.com. Figured I would send you the link if you were interested in seeing them 🙂 –http://url2it.com/jne
Fabulous as usual!
You are fab! I just commented on the Domino spread under another blog topic on your site!! Love it!
Eddie – I love the fireplace display — what’s that fabulous paint color you used in the LR. It’s perfect!
So chic and fun…and you make it look so easy!
Unbelievable! Congrats! I know I have not been able to connect with you boys for some time but proud of you and how far you have gotten.
I just came across your blog a few days ago and I CAN’T stop looking at it. You are truly gifted and I love how you share your ideas, finds, tips, suggestions, etc. with everyone. In this entry you mentioned Amy’s Bread. Another reason why I like you. Amy Scherber is my cousin..small world.
Molly from Minnesota.
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this is too cool! I have to say you are one of my new design heros. To be featured in DOMINO???!!!….swoon. swoon times a billion. 🙂