The Windows Challenge buzz is heating up as The New York Times called us yesterday to cover the drama, and we've all been told to show up at 8:30 on Monday morning to oversee the final installation. What else do you want to be doing in January?
We had originally come up with this idea with the people over at Elle Decor as a sort of Battle of the Bands, in which the blog would take on the old guard, but we had no idea that they'd rope in Eddie Ross, who has to be one of the more media friendly picks and not a typical Elle Decor designer. Above and below is a sneak peak of Eddie's window, his inspiration and his bio.
The Modern Woman
Designer: Eddie Ross for ELLE DECOR
Designed for: A media mogul and mother of two
Inspired by: The signature space shimmers with a mix of classic and modern, new and old, together with a balance of bold patterns and vibrant colors. A spatter-paint print, like stars in an endless sky, reflects the owner's love of travel to wide-open spaces, and her passion for sparkling evenings at home entertaining friends and family.
Bio: A native of Greenwich, Connecticut and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Eddie began his career in television, making the move to publishing in editorial positions at House Beautiful and Martha Stewart Living. In 2008, after an appearance on Bravo's Top Design, Eddie started a lifestyle company with partner Jaithan Kochar, offering styling services, event production, and an online boutique for vintage tabletop and giftware. They also produce a daily blog at www.eddieross.com with inspirational tips and information on how to decorate and entertain beautifully and affordably.
This was installation day last year on the winning window: Patrick Hamilton's Bachelor Dinner Party
Here's more about Eddie's ELLE DECOR window.