You already know AB Chao, although you may have trouble placing her face. That's because she looks like this:
Yeah, she's kinda famous for her headless self portraits. But she's even more famous for this:
You can't even google the words "farrow" and "ball" without this room coming up. EVERYONE has seen it -- even Kelly Wearstler. And she liked it. A lot.
But AB Chao has made other things, too. Like this:
And even this glamazing garage redo:
And sure -- you might hate her a little. She's tiny and even peppier than her teenage daughter, she used to write for fancy tv shows, and her clothes are always cute. Even her husband is cute.
I mean -- dammit, AB. You need to quit it with the cuteness.
But here's the thing: I've known her for years and she's a really nice, really real person who knows how to make something out of nothing (those curtains in the top shot? first dropcloth curtain diy I know about). This is important because being an average middle class wage earner should not be an impediment to style.
And now you can join her Dewit Design Camp and be like AB.
Dudes, AB Chao is coming to Austin from June 30-July 1 to school you! Learn this stuff:
• Basic principles of design • Creating inspiration boards • Drawing layouts • Paint, wall coverings, lighting, window treatments, furniture, art • Using and repurposing existing items • Decorating on a budget • Common mistakes • Putting it all together • Styling • Shooting interiors • Q & A
Plus you will get to eat yummy food and hang out at Meredith Pardue's fancy new art studio. You know Mer:
She makes those paintings that are in all the glossy magazines.
She lives in Austin, too.
Austin is cool.
Cool people live here.
Be even cooler and meet Misses Chao and Pardue in person and soak up their coolness by osmosis.
Sign up for Dewit Design Camp right HERE.
I might even show up if I don't drop a baby first.
Curtain talk tomorrow.
Comment if you have any Dewit questions today.