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The Perfect Garden Room

Eddie Ross and I have been friends for about seven years.  Having first met at a shopping date at Scott Antique Market we have see each other at various events over the years.  We share a love for thrifting and shopping antique shops and estate sales.  We are both collectors of things we love and have chatted about our obsessions many times.  Eddie introduced me to the best candles, the source for the best silver polish and taught me how about the art of collecting silver flatware pieces.  He has incredible talent and is quite funny, as you can tell from his Instagram stories.  I was thrilled when he and long time partner Jaithan bought their dream house a few years ago in Pennsylvania.  Watching them transform their incredible home, Edgewood Hall, has been so amazing.  The ups and downs of renovating are many and its not for the faint of heart, but what results is a fabulous work of love.

When Eddie and I first chatted about his home renovation in this post I asked him about the room he was most excited about renovating.  He was quick to answer the garden room and tell me all about it and his plans for his favorite space.

What was before a three seasons porch will now be known as the Garden Room. We completely redesigned and enclosed it adding honed marble floors, transoms and french doors.Removing a warped ceiling we found a vaulted ceiling which will now be beadboarded and the perfect place for a pair of 1950s red chinoiserie tole lanterns I found in Des Moines.  It is probably the space I am most excited to use.

As a porch lover myself the idea of a garden room sounded magical and I was absolutely thrilled to watch it come together. Eddie has a monthly article in House Beautiful sharing the progress on their home and a few months ago they revealed their completed and much loved Garden Room.  You can read all about his tips for creating a similar room here.

Eddie's vision for the room was to take it from a room he could use only certain times of the year to a space he would use daily.  With the sun pouring in he could drink his morning coffee and grow citrus trees and ferns.  It is obvious with the photos he has created a space they love and adore.

It is absolutely spectacular. 

Don't you love it?  What I think I love most about seeing the details of Eddie's home is how collected it is.  I know as a fellow lover of the hunt he loves finding each and every single piece they display and use in their home.  He is a gifted shopper and I am in love with so many of the pieces and items he has discovered. Eddie shared with me the best part of shopping is the research after of his new finds.  For me it is cleaning and using my pieces.  I get so excited for a new silver piece or filling a new vase or piece of pottery with flowers and setting it out on display.  

For this room in his home I know he is most thrilled to have it finished and use it every single day.  Can you even believe it went from this space ... 

to this incredible space?

Garden room goals for sure.

I hope your Thursday is fabulous!!


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  2. What a gorgeous, welcoming space! I love every detail. On a side note, I also met Eddie very briefly back when I had a booth at Scott's. Maybe it was when he was shopping with you:) More recently, I met you there too. Small world! jthorntonwilson

  3. What a fantastic blog! Your ideas about garden rooms have truly inspired me, and I'm eagerly anticipating the opportunity to create my very own garden room. Thank you so much for sharing this insightful piece.



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