March 15, 2015

What’s Emily Up To?

I have been an admirer of Emily Evans Eerdmans for years, and am lucky enough to count her as one of my friends. We have had several dinners together both here in Baltimore, and in New York, where we were laughing so hard and talking so much that it was difficult to eat!image

Emily, as you might know, is well known as an author, having written Regency Redux: High Style Interiors: Napoleonic, Classical Moderne, and Hollywood Regency the first book about the resurgence of the regency style. She also co-authored the recent retrospective with Mario Buatta which was received with great acclaim. Emily also wrote The World of Madeleine Castaing, the definitive book on this seminal French decorator who was not as well-known as she should be.image

Emily has just opened a new venture, Eerdmans Fine Art, which specializes in the acquisition and and de-acquisition of art and antiques, appraisals and collection management, a huge necessity if you’ve got any kind of collection. Emily’s fine arts background and her extensive network in the arts and antiques world make her the perfect person for this new venture.

Emily has also opened newly launched 1st Dibs storefront, filled with goodies in a range of styles and price points. How about this gorgeous pair of Hollywood Regency Bergère chairs. The coral linen just kills me!


Or this set of four brass Chiavari chairs with the perfect Clarence House fabric on the seats?image

Emily is on the board at the Decorators Club in New York, and co-chairs their excellent lecture series, which always features top-notch speakers, including the amazing Mitchell Owens, a.k.a. The Aesthete’s Lament. She also gives lectures, and is an entertaining and informative speaker.

A word about the wonderful watercolour at the top, which makes me smile each time I see it. The picture was done by a mutual friend of Emily’s and mine in London. It’s a riff on the famous image of Pauline de Rothschild peeking out from a jib door in her Paris flat.
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You can see Emily’s blonde hair and her trademark red lipstick. I love that two of my favourite people are represented in this little painting!


  1. Oh I've been looking at Hollywood Regency stools/benches to use at the end of our bed! Figure I need something ornate to contrast with the modern gray velvet of the bed and the heavy dark wood of my simple old Pottery Barn dresser;). I'll go check out Emily's 1st Dibs stuff. Good to know!

  2. how fortunate you are + she is to have you + you both look like fun friends


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