Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Emily Gilbert




I love the warm yet refined vibe of this room captured by Emily Gilbert, a photographer out of New York City. (Remember these rooms?? Her talent too!) This space was actually part of the New Jersey designer showhouse Mansion in May and was designed by Christine Thompson. I love the ribbon detailing on the sofa, and how it's mirrored in the stripes on the painting above. All of the molding is absolutely breathtaking too!

A bit of sad news to share today. Last week my grandma passed away, so I'm headed down to Iowa today to say goodbye, and to celebrate her life with my family. My grandma has always been a huge inspiration to me in countless ways, and I'm so grateful that she lived to be 90. She will always continue to inspire me, but I'm going to miss her so much...

I'll see you guys back here on Friday.


Grandma and me on her 90th birthday back in May

53 comments:

poindextr said...

So sorry for your loss. :( Seems a little trivial and self-absorbed to include a remark about the rooms, in light of this sobering news.

However,

honestly,

that painting is a showstopper. Can't stop looking at it. Any information about the artist?

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

So sorry for your loss. we'll keep you in our prayers!

white collar | green soul said...

Have a safe trip to Iowa - so sorry for your loss.

Tobe @ Two Tall Blondes said...

we're thinking of you and your family, Erin. ox

VictoriaArt said...

Dear friend, you look so sweet together in this picture from May! I am so sorry for your loss! You will always carry her in your heart, she will be with you!
My beloved grandma, who raised me to a large degree and which was closer to me than anybody else in my family, passed away 8 years ago at 101! I think about her every day and it makes me happy!

The room is stunning, I adore the colors, the sofa with it's taylored look and lines, the painting and of course the magnificent photography.

pk @ Room Remix said...

It was so nice of you to do this beautiful post for us to enjoy when you're in the middle of grieving for your grandmother. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It's wonderful that you had such a close relationship with her, but I know that will make you miss her even more. Have a safe trip to Iowa.

Hamptontoes said...

My sympathies about the loss of your grandmother. When we love and respect we never want to say goodbye regardless of age. May her memory always be with you. The picture of the two of you is priceless. You are in my thoughts.

Sheila said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your Grandmothers death. It's so heard to lose someone we love. I lost my grandma many years ago but still miss her and think of her often. So glad she was a part of my life. My thoughts we be with you.

Lauren said...

I am so sorry for your loss - my grandma is very ill right now and it is so unbelievably tough watching this beautiful woman I have grown up with, almost fade away. I hope you have a beautiful celebration of her life with your family.

Elizabeth Sullivan said...

So sorry about your grandma! My grandfather is very ill right now as well and it will be an end of an era when he passes. My prayers are with you!
Elizabeth

The Glam Lamb said...

Nothing is better than grandmas. I understand how you feel. I am sorry for your loss.

michele skinner said...

many hugs and prayers to you and your family on the loss of your grandma. 90 is an amazing achievement, and you were very blessed to have so many years to love her! safe travels!

Lisa Teague said...

So sorry Erin, I'm sure she was always proud of you...

Allison said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Have a safe trip.

Tory said...

Beautiful work Emily! You have such a great eye!

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandma. Take all the time you need. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Have a safe trip!

joanie said...

Erin--so sorry to hear about your loss. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

emily said...

Thanks for the post Erin! Sorry to hear about your grandmother- I feel honored to share your beautiful post with her. 90 years of life is quite amazing- let her inspire you forever!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about your Grandma.
I know you will cherish all your good times together. Thank you for this inspiring blog.

diane@onlinefabricstore said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your Grandma but you were very lucky to have had her for 90 years. I love the way your necklace matches the flowers in her dress. Hang tight to the memory of her.

Megan said...

You are in my thoughts. I lost my grandma 4 years ago on Christmas Eve. I miss her terribly, but I know she is always with me. Your grandma will always be with you too.

Anonymous said...

Awww, Erin! Saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved grandma! She sure was a cutie, and so are you! You are lucky to have had her for as long as you did - 90 years is a good long life. She must have been so proud of you! Prayers to you both, you are in my thoughts on this sad occasion. Travel safely dearheart. -- Kimberly

mydesignchic said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandmother. My thoughts are with you as you travel to celebrate her life...

ale said...

ohhh!!dear erin my heart is with you and your family!! lots of kisses and hugsssss!!!!!ale

Layers and Layers said...

What a loving lovely picture of the two of you ... so sorry for your loss ... my thoughts are with you and your family during your time of grieving.

Layers and Layers said...

What a loving lovely picture of the two of you ... so sorry for your loss ... my thoughts are with you and your family during your time of grieving.

Barb- NICUGypsy said...

so sorry to hear about the loss of your Gram. That picture is priceless! Keep her close in your heart and she will stay with you forever. Be safe.

barb

tinab158 said...

I'm sorry to hear of your grandma's passing. My grandparents raised me (for the most part), so I can say from personal experience...there's nothing better in this world than grandparents. They leave a mark on our lives and hearts like nothing else can. I'll be thinking of you over the next few days.

Beach Tropic said...

Thinking of you. Rememeber she lives on, in you.

jenna @ alittlebleu said...

sorry for your loss. thinking of you and your family.

you are so very lucky to have had her around for so long, what a strong woman she must have been. :)

xx

Musette said...

Sweetie,

So sorry about your lovely grandma - but what a wonderful, long life! I'm glad you had so many years with her - those will be precious memories. Have safe travels to IA and thank you for taking the time to post such gorgeous photos in light of what's going on for you right now.

xoA

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

I very sorry for your loss. I bet she was a wonderful grandma and lived a great life.
Stay strong.

xo
my best!
edyta

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Thinking of you...

Elisa1 said...

So sorry for your loss Erin. Be safe as you travel.

Lisa said...

Beautiful lady...looking quite good for 90yrs. old. I lost my sweet Grandma in the 6th grade, she is in my thoughts still all the time, Granny's have a big impact on our lives...may her memory always be with you. Have a safe trip, will be thinking of you!

Tití said...

My sympathies for you and your family. You'll be in my thoughts and payers.

Pretty Little Nest said...

Erin-
Oh, dear!
*hugs*
I'm SO sorry to read of the passing of your lovely grandmother. My condolences & travel safe.

~Em

Priscila Peters said...

Sorry to hear your news.

LaDonna said...

My condolences. May God give you peace and find comfort in the warm memories that you shared.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Awww. So sorry about your grandma...how wonderful you got to know her!

Lovely Scribbles said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma, Erin. I know how much she meant to you. I will definitely keep you and your family in my prayers. Hugs...

Dobbygirl said...

I'm so sorry, I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HI ERIN! Lovely shots, and you and your grandmère look fabulous! Anita

Laura Trevey said...

Thinking of you during this difficult time...

xoxo Laura

Design Elements said...

sorry for your loss. Thinking of you...

SHERRY HART said...

What a great tribute to show that beautiful picture of the two of you. She still has a sparkle in her eye, and I bet it is because you are so close to her. She was feeling your love.

Allison aka Half of VAMH said...

I'm so sorry for your loss -- thoughts are with you. She lived a full life indeed!

Devon said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Flotsam Friends said...

Oh that's so, so sad. My Grandma passed away in September (92). I too adored mine. http://flotsamfriends.blogspot.com/2010/09/92-and-eleven-months-to-day.html
Aren't we lucky though to have had them with us for so long. Am loving your blog. Kindest, Pruxxx

SodaPopGirl said...

Oh my gosh I am so glad I found your blog!! Amazing, beautiful, lovely, inspiring. I look forward to following. :)

Terri said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandmother... it's so hard to lose a grandparent.

Morning T said...

My heart goes out to you and your family Erin. Sending you a big cyber hug.
T

Down and Out Chic said...

erin, i'm so sorry for you loss. you and your family are in my thoughts.

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