More than six years ago, when I first started blogging, I stumbled across Eddie Ross’ blog . I was instantly hooked by Eddie’s creativity, beautiful layered styling and his funny adventures finding thrift store treasures (lots of giggles!). Eddie works design magic by mixing the chic thrift store/flea market findings and modern elements in some of the most beautiful ways I have ever seen. He has inspired me so much over the years with his insane creativity, ideas and projects.
Eddie, has worked as a design, decorating and food editor for House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living and Food Network and he is now the East Coast Editor of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine. What I love most about what he does is that he is refreshingly practical in his design approach and has always preached creatively using what you have/inexpensive pieces to decorate your home and when entertaining with a modern twist.
Eddie recently wrote his first book, which is now available for pre-order on Amazon here. His book called “Modern Mix” (which he SO perfectly named) will be released on September 1st.
Just check out Eddie’s beautiful cover taken in his NYC apartment:
After all these years of keeping up with Eddie, I have been counting the days for his book to come out. I was thrilled when he sent me an E-copy for me to read before the release. I knew it would be good but I devoured it in a day and couldn’t pull myself away- it was even better than I could imagine. It’s really more encompassing than a traditional design/entertaining book, which doesn’t surprise me because he is so passionate about encouraging others to get creative.
Often times, design books can be stuffy or just pretty styled images (which is nice) but really, I want details! How to get the look, where to get the pieces, step-by-step, hold my hand… Eddie really serves up all of the details and beyond!
You don’t have to spend a fortune to create something extraordinary is a common thread throughout the book. Best of all, he does a great job of walking the reader through exactly how to do it. I use to say that Eddie has “thrift store karma” but after reading the book, I see now that it’s not luck but a really smart strategy for finding the good stuff and how to see the potential.
Honestly, leave it to Eddie to create a book that is really unlike any other design type book I have ever seen. Modern Mix is part “how-to”, part reference, part design magazine and part coffee-table book all rolled into one book. There is so much information and fresh ideas that my brain just churned each page thinking about what I had or could use to incorporate his ideas.
The book (of course) had me giggling too! I just felt like Eddie was sitting in my kitchen with me spilling all of his secrets and walking me though exactly how to layer and mix. I’m inspired to go to thrift stores and find these amazing pieces that I never knew to look for or better yet, get digging through the old stuff from my Grandmother that I have tucked away collecting dust and do a “Modern Mix”.
I’m so excited for Eddie and really proud for him because Modern Mix is really the perfect combination of detailed information, fantastic tips and tons of inspiration. I can see myself using this book for years to come because it’s timeless and practical design ideas. I hope you guys consider ordering it because it will really help you see the potential in what you already have and give you a new perspective the next time your bargain thrift shopping!
If you want more information or you want to pre-order Modern Mix, you can find it here on Amazon.
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