ABC Carpet & Home AND Martha Stewart!

OMG! ABC Carpet & Home


Martha Stewart Living Radio, Seriously?

Seriously! I could hardly believe the email. In fact, I didn’t. I was convinced it was from one of my friends doing their best to get one over on me. But then I looked a little more closely, and started to realize it might be REAL!

So I re-read the note:

And sure enough, Michael King (who is completely darling!) was serious and a date was set.  With an interview time of  3:00pm and the Amtrak scheduled to arrive Penn Station at 10:00am,  what to do with all those free hours in between?

ABC Carpet and Home, of course! I’d never been and in my mind it was this crazy, amazing, huge, overwhelming nirvana for anyone who loves home decor – And. It. is.

Take a look:

Yummy! Can’t you just see these amazing napkin rings from Canopy Designs on your table?

So unique! Also Canopy Designs.

And here I am with my darling friend, Martha (left), who only works a block away from ABC! What a treat to share a cup of tea (her) and organic smoothie (me)  with her in ABC Kitchen, creation of Jean-Georges Vongerichten. That smoothie… let me tell you! yuuummyyy!

Lovng this glass-legged table next to the vintage and very traditional mirror. ABC was full of an eclectic mix of  modern, vintage, contemporary, industrial, sleek, retro, hip, bohemian.

Beautiful mosaic pieces from Ercole Home.

Can you imagine? Amazing!

Abyss & Habidecor luxury European towels and rugs. (what would you do with these balls?)

Bokja Can you say ‘conversation starter’?

Oh, there are so many more photos I would like to share, so check back for ABC Part II.

And oh yes, the whole reason I was in New York, the Martha Stewart Living Radio interview on Sirius/XM.

Here I am with Living Today host,  Mario Bosquez in a pic taken just after we finished the interview (ok, so this is a totally vain thing to share, but please reference the photo of me with Martha above to see that this one is SO adding 10 lbs!).

Thank you Mario and producers, Michael King and Lauren Gould, for a great experience! When I asked for a few ‘before we go live’ pointers, Mario said to think of the LIVE interview where listeners could CALL IN with RANDOM QUESTIONS as ‘just a conversation’. I’m not sure that is exactly how I might describe it (grin), but his manner and style put me at ease and I had a great time.   Incidentally, Mario is working on a TexMex cookbook. So hey Mario, if you ever need a taste tester……

Hugs,  Roxanne

Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about how Roxanne Lumme Interiors can help you create your own Inspirational home.

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  1. Love the new look Roxanne – and enjoyed your photos of ABC – we will have to plan a Design visit to NYC to see more of the good stuff!! Your photos look great on my new XL Mac screen!! 🙂

  2. Roxanne –
    I just love the idea of your blog and the pictures you’ve posted! What a fun trip to NYC!!! Next time you go to BYC and you need someone to carry your bags for you, I will 🙂

  3. Jane, You got it! Having you along would make the trip even more fun! Thanks for your note.

    Suzanne, thanks for your support! Power Team Forever!

  4. Greta Nolan says:

    What a beautiful blog. I truly enjoyed it and will look forward to checking in from time to time. I must say, I was thrilled to see that you were wearing your darling CAbi Lola Shrug for your interview. Great choice!

  5. How exciting Roxanne and I’m sure you were amazing!!!

  6. Catherine Funkhouser says:

    Roxanne, What a way to launch a blog — Martha Stewart Radio! I enjoyed listening to your masterful interview and reading about the experience on your new blog. And the virtual tour of ABC Home…inspiring. Can’t wait to see where you take us next!

  7. LOVE all this decor… FABuLOUS!!! Exciting for YOU to be contacted by Martha Stewart staff!!!

  8. Martha Marchesi says:

    Congratulations! You are now an official blogger! Loved your post–thank you for putting the picture of us at ABC in it! I look forward to reading “Inspiration Sketchbook” and to hopefully seeing you again in NYC! Love, Martha