i have been in texas this week visiting san antonio and austin with my beautiful book. i have had the best time. 

james showroom hosted me in austin. meredith ellis and her husband, hunter, own the james showrooms in both austin and dallas. meredith is a brilliant designer. before going out on her own she worked for bunny williams and michael s. smith. 

i love her interiors, they’re beautiful, inviting, comfortable and layered. i think meredith would agree with me that her designs lean tradition, but what makes them special, is that they also feel cool. 

thank you meredith and james showroom for hosting me this week. the best part is that i feel like i’m going back to l.a. a little more inspired. here is a peek at meredith’s design work, i think you will be inspired too. 


i’m so excited to go to austin today and visit the james showroom. they are having a book signing for me and i couldn’t more thrilled.

i’ve loved getting to know meredith ellis, interior decorator the owner of james showroom, over the years. she has the best eye and is so kind. we have been wanting to do a beautiful book signing since the book came out, i’m so glad that the time has finally arrived. 

please come see us this evening at james showroom if you are in Austin. the invite is in the post and all proceeds will be donated to hurricane harvey relief. 

If you can’t make it, please be sure to visit the showroom sometime soon- meredith represents the most beautiful fabrics and furniture. Also, james showroom just opened in dallas. can’t wait to visit this coming weekend. 

hello james- see you soon!

photographs by Claire Mccormack

MDS Stripes Pre-Resort 2018


we are so excited about our new mds stripes resort 2018 that we pulled forward a little capsule/ shop now. there are several new dresses and a few tops. we are loving checks, open backs, shirt dresses, cropped peasant tops and of course, our new favorite color- green!

this collection is so beautiful and it was so exciting to photograph our new campaign at the holiday house in palm springs, the hotel i recently decorated. all of my worlds are colliding here and it really feels nice. 

the entire mds stripes resort 2018 collection will arrive in a few weeks, but until then “go green!”