Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wednesday Mailbox

Andrea Schroder is decking the halls for Staples in their first ever holiday window display in New York City. All decorations are available at Staples and will be donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs. Andrea also visited with some Boys and Girls Clubs of America students who came to the Staples store and participated in a craft hour with her, where they learned how to make their own ornament out of office products.

(image courtesy of Business Wire)
Ondine Karady and Eddie Ross stopped by to visit Andrea as well!

Preston Lee chats about TD and what he's looking for in life with The Edge Boston.

Nathan Thomas talks art and lofty inspiration at Loft Style.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Saturday Mailbag

Margaret Russell chat's about what makes a stylish room and her thoughts on Top Design and Teresa Keegan here on Las Vegas Review Journal.

Eddie Ross talks elegant holiday table settings here on the Greenwich Times.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

In the Mailbox 12.04.08

Eddie Ross and Andrea Schroder go antiquing in Santa Monica. Image and story courtesy of

Andrea has revamped her website, so check it out here and offers some holiday decorating tips on Making This Home.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

BTD Podcast With Preston Lee

Linda Merrill interviews Top Design Season Two finalist Preston Lee. Click here for the podcast.

Preston has launched a new business called Design and Style with business partner Jennifer Dyer. Click here for their new website.

Monday, December 01, 2008

More Monday Mail

From Women's Wear Daily:

OVER AND OUT: Eddie Ross, senior style editor at Martha Stewart Living, recent contestant on Bravo’s “Top Design,” and flea-market-chic blogger, is parting ways with Martha Stewart Omnimedia, WWD has learned. Ross confirmed the move, saying that he wanted to work on his own brand. He plans to expand on his blog at (which, in a crossing of the corporate aisle, was featured in last month’s Domino), launch an online store of tabletop antique accessories under $100 and continue offering flea-market tours in various cities. He and his partner are looking for houses in Rhinebeck, N.Y., to “focus and live a good life,” Ross said. He also hinted at a book project and possibly more television.

He said he was leaving of his own volition. “I adore Martha,” he said of his boss, who featured Ross and his blog on her show earlier this fall. “She’s been nothing but so supportive of me.”

Ross became a controversial figure on “Top Design,” where he butted heads with other contestants and with judge Jonathan Adler. (When Ross was eliminated in the ninth week, Adler did not mince words on his official Bravo blog: “Eddie Ross flaunts his overly high self-esteem, but he doesn’t realize how unappealing it is and, ultimately, how self-defeating it is.”) Of his portrayal on the show, Ross said, “It was the magic of an edit. Granted, some things did come out of my mouth.” — Irin Carmon

Monday Mailbox

Our favorite TD judge Margaret Russell shared with us these photos of a recent cocktail party she hosted at Armana/Casa in LA. With her are TD2 finalist Preston Lee, Wisit Prapong and Andrea Schroder. What a fun (and gorgeous) group!