more about: designers

Pleased To Meet You

Hello, RS readers! My name is Elinor Smith, and I’m a brand new addition to the Simply Stated blog team. I have, however, been working in Real Simple’s fashion department for the past 4+ years. As the assistant fashion editor, I write and do market work for print, as well as for the Daily Finds section of the website. Since […]

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Get Excited: DEREK LAM + eBay

We have yet another high-to-low designer collaboration to get excited about! Yipee!


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The Best Of NY Fashion Week Day 2-4: Tory Burch, Rebecca Taylor, DKNY, Lela Rose & DvF

Fashion week rolled on through the weekend and I’m happy to report back with some strong looks and wearable trends (vibrant colors, menswear, bold prints, chic layering and the 70’s are back!)


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Amy Butler Shower Curtains

When it comes to shower curtains, I often have a hard time finding exactly what I like. As a result, I am forced to get creative and whip up one using bed linens and a plastic liner — something I learned from my mother since she always made them for our home. Thankfully though, over the years som great shower curtains have emerged and can be found at stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond and Target but still… I think that there is still a gap when it comes to finding ones that feel feminine yet modern without either being contemporary or Shabby Chic. Perhaps Amy Butlers’ new line can fill the niche? Her new shower curtains are in her “midwest modern” style which is feminine, colorful, modern and even a bit country rolled into one.

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Choosing Wallpaper

I’m moving in less than a month and I’m already planning things like what to paint, where to wallpaper and display and storage ideas…in my head, on paper, in notebooks, in Photoshop… I’m OCD like that (OCD = Outta Control Decorator). Thing is, there is SO MUCH out there to pick from these days and with so much on the market available that looks great, how do you decide? Well here are 5 ways to help you choose wallpaper, the current big decision that I’m trying to make. Maybe my tips will help you…

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Dwell Collaborates With Heath Ceramics

Dwell just announced their collaboration with Heath Ceramics called Dwell Patterns which is a modular tile system soon that will debut at the upcoming Dwell on Design 2010, the West Coast’s largest design show, in Los Angeles from June 25-27, 2010…

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Frazier & Wing

Frazier & Wing is a small design studio in Portland, Oregon specializing in handcrafted paper mobiles and garlands founded by designer Heather Frazier in 2006. Using found papers (solids, patterns, magazine pages, etc.), feathers, beads and precious stones…

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