Some people need little introduction. Eddie Ross is one of them - well, certainly for Americans and design addicts. But for Australian readers who don't read Martha Stewart Living (he used to be the food editor then later the senior style editor) or watch Top Design, Eddie is an American stylist, decorator, food editor, caterer, all round entertaining guru. Ultimately, though, his work (and his blog) speaks for itself - beautiful, completely thorough and inspiring.
Which five words best describe you? Creative, caring, thrifty, funny and driven.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? Dishwasher for a catering company down the street from where I grew up. Soon I was arranging crudites platters and cheffing private parties. From there, I went to Culinary School, then got into magazine publishing.
What's your proudest achievement? Going on Martha’s TV show during the blogging episode she did, just 2 months after starting the blog with my partner Jaithan
What's been your best decision? Taking the plunge and starting my own business through eddieross.com
Who inspires you? Donna Hay, Julia Child and my grandparents Eddie and Dottie.
What are you passionate about? Inspiring others to create better, more beautiful lives without spending a lot of money.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? It doesn’t have to be expensive to be beautiful.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Costume designer Gilbert Adrian. Genius, all the way.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? Having my own lifestyle brand.
What are you reading? Vintage entertaining books from the 30s and 40s.
images courtesy of eddie rosss