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Big Window Challenge

by habituallychic

01 . 22 . 10

My friends and I often joke about different stores in New York where we would love to live. Bloomingdale’s is usually not on that list but that was before Eddie Ross got his hands on their windows! In case you haven’t heard, Bloomingdale’s is sponsoring a Big Window Challenge and Eddie has been tapped to decorate the window for ELLE DECOR. Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan is of course designing the window for Apartment Therapy and Eileen Joyce is working on the window for Bloomingdale’s. The windows will up until January 28, 2010 and you can read more about them and vote for your favorite online. Eddie’s windows seen here were inspired the modern woman who loves to travel and entertain. Sounds right up my alley! Wonder if they’d notice if I moved in!

Photos by Addie Juell

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  1. a lovely being January 21, 2010 | 6:12 pm

    these windows are amazing! I don’t blame you for wanting to move in 🙂


  2. SogniSorrisi January 21, 2010 | 6:14 pm

    Beautiful. Love the bust – am obsessed with busts lately!

  3. Angela January 21, 2010 | 7:29 pm

    Sign me up to live there! 🙂

  4. Cherish January 21, 2010 | 7:36 pm

    Great post, great pics!! These photos that capture small vignettes within the window showcase Eddie’s talent for combining modern with vintage.
    I think the most interesting part of the Big Window Challenge is reading the comments people have left over at Apartment Therapy…some nice, others, not so much.

  5. eddieross January 21, 2010 | 7:45 pm

    Hi Heather!
    Thank you so much for your sweet post! Jaithan and I look forward to seeing you at the party on the 28th!

    Eddie + Jaithan

  6. Picture of Elegance January 21, 2010 | 7:56 pm

    Such a happy space, who wouldn’t want to live there…

  7. Elle January 21, 2010 | 8:15 pm

    I just did a post on Eddie’s window… although your pictures are much better than mine, I may have to borrow them (with links back to you of course) 🙂

  8. Hamptontoes January 21, 2010 | 8:33 pm

    I can’t wait to see the windows when I’m in the city next week to go to the D & D! You and purestylehome have great images on your blog’s…thanks for sharing! I am excited to see live!

  9. the NEO-traditionalist January 21, 2010 | 8:42 pm

    He is absolutely brilliant!!!! I love it all from the splatter paint walls to the leopard center pillow. If you move in I’m coming with you!
    XX Kate

  10. The Zhush January 21, 2010 | 10:34 pm

    Eddie did such a great job! The wallpaper is amazing, and if you moved in I know all those lovely orange touches would make you feel right at home.

  11. Shorely Chic January 21, 2010 | 11:38 pm

    o-m-g. Normally a room has a nice touch or two, but every single object in this room is a “nice touch” – 0bssessed!

  12. Katie January 22, 2010 | 12:28 am

    I’m coming too! LOVE Eddie Ross!

  13. Ivy Lane January 22, 2010 | 12:35 am

    Loving all the POPS of color!

  14. jamesxvi January 22, 2010 | 12:39 am

    I still have four Italian balloon-back chairs I bought at Bloomingdale’s in 1989. I should have bought French chairs that year, being the bicentennial of the revolution that freed the Marquis de Sade from the Bastille. They had some great vignettes on the furniture floor… a desk in a minimalist but antique punctuated bachelor pad had an open journal with the penned entry “Nathalie is gone”. I subsequently lived that one myself… life imitates art. Living in one of these windows would be artful, indeed.

  15. fabricatedends January 22, 2010 | 12:49 am

    These spaces are wonderul! I love all of the bright colors

  16. Taylor January 22, 2010 | 1:23 am

    If you move in….do you need a roommate?! LOL

  17. She Wore It Well January 22, 2010 | 1:23 am

    I still choose Bergdorf’s!


  18. Lacquered Life January 22, 2010 | 2:26 am

    Love it. Is there room for two? Or perhaps I could be your guest once in a while at your window? I love the juxtaposition b/w the modern art and furniture lines with the traditional blue and white porcelain plates and vases. Brilliant!

  19. Sarah January 22, 2010 | 4:04 am

    LOVE these looks. I would like to call them Clutter Chic!

  20. Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll January 22, 2010 | 4:35 am

    Love this post. This is just one example of why I wish I lived in or around New York. So many things to see just in one day. Beautiful photography that really makes you feel as if you are there. Hope you have a great weekend.

  21. Erika January 22, 2010 | 11:21 am

    Wow, I could live there! Thank you Heather.

    I also notice that the wallpapers so popular in 18th-19th-20th century Skandinavia (splashed – dotted) have been resurrected in New York! I had my share growing up, though. (See pictures)

    If you love love, life and window displays, I recommend Simon Doonan’s (Barneys) memoir “Confessions of a Window Dresser – Tales from a Life in Fashion”. Great fun, lots of pictures.

    Have a great weekend everybody.


  22. nichole January 22, 2010 | 12:48 pm

    This is such a cool project, and I can’t wait to see the finished project!

  23. Leisel January 22, 2010 | 4:17 pm

    I love Eddies window. When I saw the photos I actually felt giddy….Is it weird to want to eat a room? Great post-as always!

    Glamour Nest

  24. Brittany Stiles January 25, 2010 | 9:20 am

    This looks like candy, I love it! Do you know where the etegere is from??

  25. Jelly Girl February 3, 2010 | 8:23 am

    I am loving those toile pillows…I may have to make a pair for my house! Thanks for the post 🙂