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.