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Was Eddie Ross Here?

American decorator, stylist and blogger extraordinaire Eddie Ross is recognized for his beautiful but vaguely fussy compositions and his knack for turning flea market finds into tabletop treasures. It’s not for nothing that he earned the nickname “Grandma Eddie” on Top Design. Ross came immediately to mind when I spotted this lovely entry porch at 19 Maple Avenue in Toronto. I think the scale and variety of the many planters is exceedingly well done and stands in defiant contrast to the hard-edged minimalism being rolled out everywhere in the name of modernism.

I find the combination of colours, textures, shapes and sizes completely charming and so much more interesting than the more typical symmetrical arrangements seen in neighbourhoods the world over. The owner or stylist responsible for this vignette has a distinct point of view that’s as refreshing as the lovely flowers sprouting from the containers. Thank you, number 19.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 by Chris
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5 Comments For This Post

  1. RenoGrrl Says:

    Ahhh! Simply lovely! Thanks Chris. I’m envious of some of the containers. Very nice. Yay spring.

  2. Diana Says:

    Gorgeous flower arrangements. Makes me think I should be tending to my garden!
    Thanks for the post.

  3. Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy Says:

    Wow, how gorgeous! I have never really done anything with my front porch area, but this really inspired me! Thanks a lot!

  4. eddie ross Says:

    Pretty, but this is just to fussy even for me!

  5. RenoGrrl Says:

    OMG I just checked out Eddie’s blog and I have fallen in love again. Thanks Chris and OMG Eddie is reading you?! Eddie you DO have great taste DAHling!

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