eddie ross, will you be my new best friend?November 17, 2009
Thanks R•Home for bringing one of my favorite design personalities to Richmond! Eddie Ross talked to us about decorating for the holidays and he had everyone charmed in the first five minutes. In his adorable plaid bow tie and vest he was so positive, down to earth and seriously funny.
I first discovered Eddie Ross when he was a contestant on Top Design. I am addicted to competition reality shows and this one was my favorite. What a character – he totally made the show.
But I had been admiring his work, without knowing it, for years in the pages of Martha Stewart Living where he was an editor. Eddie now has his own amazing website that is sure to inspire you. When you look at his work everything he does looks so expensive but then he tells you how he made it with stuff from the dollar store. His personal design mantra is: It doesn’t have to be expensive to be beautiful. I love that. He also does amazing before and afters – my favorite!
Last night he showed us how to make our own wrapping paper using lace and spray paint. He demonstrated how to tie a perfect bow that slips off the package with one pull. He made a super cute square wreath and a gorgeous poinsettia arrangement. Then he talked about setting your holiday table and some tricks that stylist use to save time and money.
Here is some of his work. Or check out his complete portfolio.
I introduced myself to Eddie after his talk. He was so, so nice. I really wish we could go thrift shopping together and then drink prosecco and do craft projects. What a charmer! Oh, and he loves Richmond, by the way. His favorite place – Caravati’s.