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Let us tell you what Bert John creates – beautiful paintings that are now available in the shoppe! Look no further for the statement wall pieces that your home needs. You’ve got the perfect hostess set up, you’ve got the prosecco candles, now your walls deserve to get in on the party, don’t you say?

It’s hard to not notice the gorgeous golden perimeter of each of these pieces. (Didn’t know you gold is a favorite around here? Of course you did!)

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Find Bert John on Instagram: @bertjohncreates

//And online: www.bertjohn.com

Better yet, come in person and marvel at his talent!

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Part of the reason we love what we do here at the Emily McCarthy Shoppe so much is because we get to see others’ signature style come to life utilizing things we’ve developed and created. Gina Julian is a perfect example. All of the swooning will commence as soon as you click on this link to her blog: here.

First of all, can we mention how obsessed we are with the transformation of the office? Both are oozing with signature, clean yet daring, style – and they both show how multifaceted one person can be. The depth of style almost gives us chills, no joke!

As she’ll mention on the blog, she needed an update to her personal office. It received so much natural light, she wanted to brighten it up. The black screams “drama” and definitely made a clear statement.

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When looking for a major transformation, it’s important to have a point of beginning. Gina chose our very own Multi Spot Cheetah wallpaper made exclusively by Cotton and Quill. (Available here) As we contain our squeals to have been utilized as inspiration, we love the direction she took. Her original mock-up had us dying to see more!

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The pop of color on the ceiling was a brilliant move on her part. It tied the room together without being overpowering. We also love that she chose a simple, clean line light fixture to remain a focal point. Gold just goes with everything, doesn’t it? The final product proves that a picture is worth (easily) 1,000 words.

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From dark, sexy, and dramatic to light, fun, and young. How have you used Emily McCarthy designs to change your space? We’d adore to see it!

(All photos from Gina Julian)

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Call me Ginger Spice… but I’m really into girl power. I’m thrilled to share with you a brand new book release (which oozes girl power) by fellow entrepreneur Julianne Taylor, Creative Director + Founder of Taylor Burke Home. { Publisher: Fashion + Décor Publishing }”Who is this for?” you might ask. As noted by Traditional Home’s own Tori Mellott, its “For every woman who’s ever entertained the thought of starting her own business in the field of design… Not just another pretty coffee table book, Julianne Taylor’s colorful and helpful compendium of insight for making it in the design world will always be on the top of your pile as you’ll be referencing it over and over again!”

What’s even more fun is that I was chosen to be a part of this book. To be able to share my experience, my vision, and speak on my passions is one of my greatest joys in life. Thank you so much, Julianne for allowing me to be a part of such a wonderful, forward thinking creation.

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A portion of the proceeds will be donated to organizations that support rising entrepreneurs.

This inspiring book features 35 female entrepreneurs in the home décor industry. All of the women featured are product developers and/or significant influencers in the industry. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at insightful tips and tricks to pushing past the start-up phase into a viable long-term business. DesignHER is a collection of 33 real and sometimes humorous short stories that explain the pitfalls and mistakes these female entrepreneurs made in breaking into the home décor industry. It’s definitely the ideal book for those interested in starting their own business, learning about the home décor industry, and/or looking for inspirational success stories.

“I am thrilled to present you the stories of some truly inspiring women shaping today’s home decor industry. By celebrating the success of each individual in DesignHER, we set the stage for continued support, collaboration and connection that has the power to elevate us all.”

– Julianne Taylor, Author

The book includes a plethora of amazing women and businesses (also TSC contributors) including Taylor Burke Home & Julianne Taylor, Meg Braff, Jill Sorensen, Jill Sorensen, Emporium Home & Ashley Childers, Dana Gibson Design, Emily McCarthy, Chairish & Anna Brockway, Katie Kime, Ro Sham Beaux, Ann Yancy, Lacefield, Beth Lacefield, Times Two Design, Lauren Renfrow, Shine by S.H.O., Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz, Lindsay Cowles Designs, Waiting on Martha, Mandy Kellogg Rye, Victoria Larson, Jamie Dietrich Designs, Mitchell Black, Lynai Jones, Design Campus, Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis , Rivers Spencer Collection, Rivers Spencer, Repurpose Recolor, Cari Cucksey, Leland Gal, Maggie Mielczarek, Dunes & Duchess, Stacy Kunstel, Cotton + Quill, Mary Catherine Folmer, Sherrill Canet Interiors, Jill Rosenwald Designs, Society Social, Roxy Te Owens, Addison Weeks, Kat Mulford & Lee Lesley, Barbara Cosgrove Lamps, Vancollier, Beth Collier, Tritter Feefer, ML Littlefield, Lucy Smith Designs, The Antiques Diva, Toma Clark Haines, and Mirth Studio, Sally Bennett.

Pick up your copy of the book at Amazon.com or via info@taylorburkehome.com

(You may also recognize some of the content from this post from my blog post on The Southern C!)

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A fabulous fete is incomplete without a guest of honor, and a guest of honor was present indeed! Mary McDonald, award winning Los Angeles based interior designer, was in town for a book signing at Georgia Furniture and Interiors and celebrating a fabulous collaboration with Chaddock furniture. Her designs were divine, and it’s impossible not to find at least 5 pieces that you must have in your home. You may recognize Mary from her part in Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Decorators” or “Property Envy.”

Meeting Mary was such an exciting event, she’s vibrant and energetic – just like her designs. The backdrop of Georgia Furniture and Interiors was buzzing over the new addition of Chaddock Home furniture to their repertoire of high end brands. With the partnership so fresh of Mary McDonald creating exclusive looks for Chaddock Home, a book signing was the cherry on top of the sundae. Mary is such a wealth of talent, it was certainly a treat.

Emily was able to sit down with Mary and have a one-on-one. The two of them found it easy to talk at a peer to peer level sharing personal goals, aspirations, and understanding one another’s passion for branding a home and letting personal style shine in all aspects of life.

We can’t wait until Mary makes a trip back to Savannah, and we’re even more excited to see what she comes up with next. Stay tuned on the blog as we hope to feature her soon on our own Signature Style Series.

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(Above photos courtesy Georgia Furniture and Interiors.)

 

Don’t forget to peek at what Mary has created for Chaddock Home by clicking here!

 

Cheers,

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Just like prosecco can be jazzed up with a splash of limoncello, classic holiday decor also deserves a delightful twist.  Such was the inspiration behind our latest holiday tablescape idea.

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Sarah Buck Photography joined us at Cohen’s Retreat to showcase a truly chic table that mixes patterns to keep you up to date, but rooted in tradition.

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You know what we always say at the studio? “Have ingenuity.” This is exactly what you can employ to create your own masterpiece. The spot cheetah napkins are in a first place tie along with the monogrammed china for the most eye-catching pieces on the table. (Both items are available upon further inquiry with with shoppe!) As is in our nature to bring a look completely together, you can continue the theme with the Lisi Lerch Tassel Necklace in Gold (seen on Emily). Naturally, Everbloom made a floral arrangement to be marveled at.

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The dramatic red tablecloth was furnished from Ranco Tent Rentals and Savannah Special Events, while the tartan overlay was a blanket from Home Goods. The stemware was another lucky purchase at Home Goods. The personalized place markers attached to the stems are from Michael’s. Whereas the gold chargers pictured are from Emily’s personal collection, you can find similar here. Your final stop would be to add your own flair like we did by including these fun “Merry Christmas” ornaments from Hobby Lobby at each place setting. We love to add a little dazzle!

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Are you loving The New Classic? Let us know. We love to chat.

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This week, we had the joy of getting to know more about Kimberly Whitman for our readers. She’s been a household name around the studio ever since we were able to lend our monograms to her new book, Monograms for the Home. Another name we can call her is “friend”. We’re positive you will be able to tell from this short interview what a truly warm, inviting, and happy presence she has.

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EMc: How do you carry your signature style into all aspects of your life be it home decor, entertaining, or fashion?

KW: I just choose what I like when I’m faced with a choice! I figure that if it resonates with me, tells a story, or makes me smile, it suits my style!

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EMc: What is your personal definition of “signature style”?

KW:When I think of some of my most stylish friends, I must say that they are hard to box in. In other words, they are always evolving and open to new things and new looks. I like that! To have signature style, you have to have curiosity about life and design and be driven to discover what you like.

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EMc: Give us three words to describe you. Why did you choose these three words?

KW: Classic, Joyous, Colorful? I don’t know! That is so tough. What three words would you use for me? I’m so curious, after sharing these photos, etc, what you would say!

EMc: You know, Kimberly, after reveling in all the gorgeous photos you sent to us and reading your answers… we would absolutely use the words vanguard, whimsical, and joyous. 

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EMc: What are three of your most prized pieces that you think fully represent your signature style? This could be a piece of furniture, jewelry, art, etc.

KW: Oh gosh – that is so hard! I love “stuff” and cherish the memories that come along with so many of my belongings. One of them is certainly my engagement ring. It was my husband’s great grandmothers ring. All of the ladies in his life wore it and that means so much to me. It is a sapphire (colorful and blue!), an heirloom, and a very classic and lady like style. I adore it and I think it completely suits me even though it wasn’t made for me! I also love the bracelet that features the dates my children were born and my monogram by Hannah Fergeson. I wore it in my author photo for my new book, Monograms for the Home. I also cherish my son’s portrait by Stella Ehrich. She is so talented and did such a beautiful job capturing who he is. She spent time with us and got to know him before she started painting him and the final painting is just magical because he really shines through! The best part, besides our new friendship with Stella, is that she even painted his toes that cross over – just like my father’s toes do!

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EMc: What is your best tip to encourage others to find and develop their own signature style?

KW: Explore and try new things! Mix and match things that resonate with you. Edit like crazy and you will probably find that the things that stay around you all have a common thread.

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Continue following along with Kimberly’s whimsical style here:

Twitter and Instagram @KimberlyWhitman
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Pssst, things are feeling rather celebratory around here! (You know how much we just adore a good party.) The talented Kimberly Whitman has published an ode to the monogram showing their ever present status in the modern home. Monograms are the new language of chic, and they offer countless ways to brand your life. We were thrilled that we got to lend our own style to the pages. 

Celebrating the grand entrance of monograms into today’s requirements for a curated domain, Monograms for the Home dusts off the idea of the family insignia being a relic and shows it shining bright as a reclaimed staple. Purchase a copy for your own monogrammed home by clicking here.

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Which signature monogram pieces do you display in your home?

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I’m so excited to show you the reveal of Lillian’s Nursery! We have been busy bees working on the final touches and I can’t thank everyone enough for their hard work! We transformed Rhett’s nursery into a colorful room for his little sister (see his nursery here)

I wanted to go with a unique color palette of Oranges, Pinks, Corals, Taupes and Golds. You know me, always wanting something a little different. (see inspiration post here).

I think the details came together so nicely – the focal point of the room being her custom wallpaper that I designed using Flamingos, Pineapples, Bamboo and Palm Trees! I wanted a colorful oasis that would translate well into her big girl room in a couple of years.

Special thanks to my amazing friend and interior designer Kathryn Myrick who helped me bring together the ideas successfully, my mom for helping me hang that beautiful wallpaper, Mary Catherine Folmar with Cotton + Quill for helping me bring the wallpaper to life, Lindsay at Cohen’s Retreat for the beautiful embroidery, my mother-in-law for the sconces passed down from Lillian’s aunt’s nursery, my amazing husband for entertaining my creativity and letting me run wild with her room and everyone who sent and made the most amazing gifts and treasures for her room!

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I spotted this gorgeous bamboo shelf at the Atlanta mart earlier this year and it really inspired the entire room!LilliansNursery-23webLilliansNursery-28web

 

Of course, what southern little girl’s room would be complete without her monogram! I designed her custom monogram LJM and had it stitched on a few linens for the room.

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We had to include a photo of my Grandmother, Lillian! This beautiful frame was a gift from my friend Paige (her fabulous blog here!)

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Her bonnet and sunhat from The Beaufort Bonnet Company awaits her arrival! LilliansNursery-45webA few details from my childhood.
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Custom Wallpaper available through Cotton + Quill. Email hello@emilymccarthy.com to inquire within.
Coral Bamboo Shelf from Guild Master
Crib Bedding from Serena and Lily
Glider from Doodlefish
Metallic Cowhide Rug from Saddlemans
Orange/Pink Ikat Fabric from Greenhouse
Sunburst Mirror from Cohen’s Retreat
Crib – see original post here

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I’m super excited to announce my collaboration with the Fabric and Wallpaper House, Cotton + Quill! Over the years, I’ve really enjoyed pattern design and often dreamed of putting my designs on wallpaper and fabrics! My dream has come true with the help of Mary Catherine Folmar and I’m thrilled with the results. The collection will be available for purchase in the Shoppe as well as to the Trade (Interior Designers/Wholesale) directly through Cotton+Quill. If you are interested in trade, please inquire at mfolmar@cottonandquill.com. There will be a launch online soon in the Shoppe so you can purchase by the yard! The collection officially launched at High Point Market last month and it’s been receiving rave reviews! Check out how a few supporters have been using the fabrics!

Paige Minear’s Oh-So-Fabulous Laundry Room for the One Room Challenge
This also landed a wonderful feature on Country Living (click here)

The wonderfully curated shop for Waiting On Martha has just opened her brick and mortar store in Atlanta! EmilyMcCarthySpotCheetah

Introducing the entire collection – email for inquiries hello@emilymccarthy.com

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[Designer Notes: This pattern was designed for my daughter, Lillian’s nursery. I wanted to combine my favorite elements like flamingos, palms, pineapples and bamboo to create a tropical and colorful oasis for her room! Her nursery reveal is coming later this week so you can see the wallpaper install complete]GreekKey

[Designer Notes: I designed this Greek Key out of my initials/logo a couple of years ago – it has become the signature look for my branding and packaging.]

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  1. Paige Minear says

    I absolutely love each and every one of your designs and I love that they exist in our new laundry room!! Its a little EJM every time I walk in! xoxo


    May 23, 2015

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This cat finally came out of the bag this month and I’m so excited to share with you our journey with HGTV Magazine! (Click here to online feature) My talented friend Elizabeth Demos styles for lots of publications and she scouted our home to pitch to the editors. They immediately jumped on board and scheduled a photoshoot for last August.

Of course, I immediately begin working towards lots of project completions so the house would be in tip-top shape for the photoshoot. Their wonderful Editors, Photographers and entire team spent 2 days in our home and they couldn’t have been more pleasant to work with!

Pick up the May issue of HGTV before it’s gone to see the home tour of our home. We have put a lot of heart and soul into our home to combine our styles – kind of like marriage! Decorating is all about mixing styles, knowing when to pick your battles and compromising to make each of you feel at home. When you have very different styles like Patrick and myself, you just have to work through each room and figure out what elements will work for each personality. In the end, you get a really unique look for your home that isn’t cookie-cutter – but more eclectic like your family!

I also love to make really practical choices when it comes to fabrics and colors. Everything that is white is easily washable/bleach-able. Also, a lot of the fabrics (even window treatments) are outdoor fabrics so it’s easy to wipe clean from grubby little hands.

The local Savannah Morning News did a feature as well about the article – you can read more here.

Photographer: Kim Cornelison

Feature Author: Kathleen Renda

Editor: Jennifer Berno

Photo Stylist: Elizabeth Demos

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