Tonight I’m introducing a section on the blog that’s been in the works for a while: “Six Questions with…” This Q&A format will spotlight fellow designers and creatives, giving you a glimpse into their inspiration and style.
I couldn’t be more delighted to be kicking things off with fellow Nashvillian, Eric Ross. Eric, who originally hails from Kentucky, has an impeccable eye for all things Southern and traditional. He’s been in the interior design biz for going on 20 years and has all but mastered the mix of color, pattern, and Southern comfort so many of us gravitate towards. His book, Enduring Southern Homes, is out this month and is a two-hundred page celebration of timeless, tailored style. (Be on the lookout for a giveaway of the book on my Instagram!) I could go on and on about how much you’ll love this exquisite book, but you’ve heard enough from me. Without further adieu, Six Questions with Eric Ross!
Describe your style in five words or less?
Making classic, traditional rooms more approachable. (I know, that’s six words!)
Favorite room in your house?
My master bedroom. It’s soft and feminine with a neutral palette. This was intentional because the views from our master are really the star of the show. I didn’t want the interiors to detract from the beauty just beyond the windows.
What item has the most power to transform a room?
Color, without a doubt. Paint is always the biggest bang for your buck.
The pattern that always make your heart skip a beat?
Anything Oriental. This could be geometric like a Chinese Chippendale, or a floral painted wallpaper.
A room isn't finished until it has ______?
Window treatments. And by that I mean drapes, not shutters or blinds. I hate hard window treatments.
Last place you found design inspiration?
We were just in Charleston and you cannot help but be inspired by the rich history, architecture and landscape.