I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to this glorious book

Enduring Southern Homes

Enduring Southern Homes written by Eric Ross.


Eric’s design philosophy is simple: your home should represent who you are on your best day.


A master at creating timeless interiors, Eric designs inspiring, beautiful homes.





John and I met Eric and his wife Ruthann on an antiques buying trip


in Italy.  We had the best time, and felt an instant bond.



Not only is Eric fun, witty and charming, he has incredible taste.





He loves traditional design, believes more is more {layers!}



 and uses timeless, classic details in every home he designs.





Last year, Eric and Ruthann called me to tell me that Eric was writing his first book.



And I’ve been eagerly waiting to pour over every page ever since then!



I knew it would be amazing, because, well, he is amazing!





Eric’s book is truly everything I knew it would be.




Filled with incredible interiors.


 Eric showcases some of his most beautiful projects


and gives tips on how you can create your very own enduring home.





A genius at layering fabrics, wallpapers, rugs, furnishings and antiques,


Eric’s design tips will help you create a beautiful home with enduring style


that reflects the way you live, and your passions.




A native of Kentucky, Eric and his wife Ruthann live in Nashville, Tennessee with their daughter,


in their stunning home Boxwood Hill.





His Southern approach to traditional decorating includes a little bit of French country,


and a lot of Southern hospitality.







You will love this book, it’s filled with refined homes with a Southern aesthetic.



Real homes for real people, with tasteful displays of the homeowners’ personal collections,


blue and white porcelains, and everything we love.





Homes that Eric designed to become the backdrop to



all of the most important moments in his client’s lives.





With a background in custom furnishings and a penchant for traditional fabrics and antiques,




Eric creates home interiors steeped in the heritage and romance of the South.







 The design of these homes range from French Country to English  equestrian,



Southern traditional to modern farmhouse.





The one thing these interiors all have in common is


that je nais se quois that Eric masterfully creates in each of his designs,


comfortable, beautiful and personal Southern living with timeless style.





I’ll be honest, I can’t wait to read this book from cover to cover.


I want to go back and look at all the details and small vignettes


of each room. Because they are so inspirational!





You will want to order a book here:

Enduring Southern Homes

Enduring Southern Homes written by Eric Ross.


{and order plenty to gift to everyone you love who adores great design.}





ps. You can read more about  Eric HERE >


All Photos copyrighted by Evin Krehbiel.


à bientôt


If you want to romance your Home and Garden with antique and vintage treasures to make you smile each time you come home, visit our shop FrenchGardenHouse.


  1. O.M.G., Lidy, what a first for the eyes. Would I love a copy of this fabulous book for my coffee table? You bet I would!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. That’s supposed to be feast NOT first . . . darned auto-correct!

  3. Carole Brown

    What a book Eric put together. I would love a copy. I am following you and Eric’s projects on Instagram. Spring is almost here and I’m so excited to see what you will come up with in your designs.

  4. Lidy, I have been following Eric’s style for sometime. I love his use of fabrics and textures and how he layers it so masterfully. His taste is impeccable. I do follow him on Instagram and I can’t wait to get this book! Thanks for sharing his amazing talents with us and Happy Friday and March my sweet friend!

  5. LeAnn Meyers Rudolph

    Eric does beautiful work. Love his style.

  6. beverly

    I follow you and Eric on IG and look forward to the posts from each of you! Thank you for keeping “pretty” in home decor, and staying away from trends.

  7. What a wonderful book this must be.
    I would love to win a copy of his book.
    Adore his style.

  8. Alice Genzlinger

    Lidy, I want to move into this house! My design sense follows his design. Furlow Gatewood has lead the way for me for a long time but Eric Ross has caught up with Furlow . I must read for sure. His book would be a great win.

  9. Alice Genzlinger

    Auto correct is killing me. It should read, I want to move into this book.

  10. Elizabeth Shivel

    What a lovely book! A bit of Charles Faudree style, yet, his very own style. And I always liked Charles Faudree’s French style. Eric’s style is classy and comfortable, which is great! I would love to win a copy of his book. Thank you for sharing with us!

  11. Lidy, I have admired the work of Eric Ross for some time. I love his traditional style and use of color, texture, and pattern. His designs are timeless, and that is my favorite decorating style. I also love how he incorporates client’s collections into his designs. He is definitely one of my favorite designers, and I am so excited about this book. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

    Oh my! This looks like an amazing book. Eric is very talented. I would love a chance to win it! I followed you both on Instagram!

  13. I am totally in love with this stunning book and Eric’s style……I am in love with everything that he has done as it is truly the style that I so love….I am ordering this book today as It will be by my side going forward as I begin to decorate my “right-sized” home!

    I happily follow the two of you and now I am off to order this book!

    Have a great weekend Lidy!…thanks for the introduction of Eric’s gorgeous book and the giveaway!

  14. Candy Hutchins

    Love the tile, brick and stone as contrast to white cabinets, just beautiful!!

  15. Debbie Walker

    I love His style sooo much! Can’t wait to get a copy, and would be amazing to win one on top! Of course I follow both lovely accounts. ?

  16. Susan Malizia

    Looks like a great book full of ideas! I especially love that Dutch door in the kitchen! Would love to win this and started following Eric’s IG. =)

  17. Oh my goodness! I’ve never seen so much pretty!!! I just ordered the book but would love a chance to win a copy to give as a gift! I am following both of you on Instagram. Thank you for the opportunity!

  18. Sharon Crigger-Stokan

    Such stunning rooms – the decor is so beautiful. My favorite above is the bedroom. And I’m loving his use of wallpaper! I have always loved wallpaper and use it in my decorating. Thanks for sharing Eric’s designs with us, Lidy!

  19. Being a southern girl, I absolutely adore this! I must follow him now to see all the gorgeous things! Of course, I already follow frenchgardenhouse

  20. Jayne Finkbohner

    Kitchen is absolutely gorgeous and inviting, all in one!

  21. Norma Rolader

    Oh my this would be a wonderfulbirthday gift for me..

  22. Oh my gosh, these photos took my breath away! I’m sure this is a beautiful book to have and go through slowly and often!

    Jane x

  23. Anne Higgins

    Simply cannot wait to get my hands on that book!

  24. Jessica

    I’ve followed FrenchGardenHouse for a while, love your eye. Eric’s is fabulous, as well! That kitchen with the two tiered island looks like a dream and will become my inspiration for my dream kitchen. Thanks for bringing such lovely spaces into the world!

  25. Valorie

    One room more beautiful than the next. Thank you for sharing.
    I enjoy following you both daily for the classic “make my heart sing” style you both bring.

  26. Cindy White

    This book is wonderful and one I would love to have!

  27. Thank you for showcasing such a talent on your beautiful blog. The sampling of photographs reflect spaces that appear to have been decorated over time but remain serene and uncluttered. I am following both you and Eric on instagram and look forward to continued inspiration.

  28. Oh, my goodness! Such beauty to behold! I could look at Eric’s work all day long, and oh, my, I would just love to win his book! Thank you so much for opportunity to win, and may God bless you and Eric for your kindness and generosity. I hope his book success far exceeds his biggest dreams!

  29. Denise Carlson

    WOW, what a wonderful book. From the photos on the blog it looks great. Please enter me into the drawing .
    Thanks, Denise

  30. Thanks for sharing! Beautiful Southern charming book! Please enter me in drawing. Than you

  31. I am following both of you on Instagram. Thank you for the giveaway. The book looks wonderful!

  32. I have been following you on instagram and now follow Eric. I do follow his blog. His interiors say come in and stay awhile. Thanks for offering this fab giveaway
    linda m

  33. Becky Mullowney

    Oh my gosh! I already follow both of you on IG and subcribe to your blog via Feedly. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful book!

  34. Sherri D

    This book has amazing design inspiration! I definitely need help with layering texture. I followed Eric and I’m already following you! I enjoy the tablescapes that you put together.

  35. Gloria Pulliam

    Eric is finally a new designer that has taste and class. the last ten or fifteen years it seems there weren’t any new designers that had any idea about putting color or furniture together. Who knows what they were teaching them in design schools or college. Every picture I saw on your blog from his book I could certainly live in and feel at home. What a great new talent.

  36. Annette Engelman

    What I find appealing about southern style is …the blend! The blend of timeless antiques, from colonial and federal periods through the country plantation style of hand made furniture to today’s dedication of fine quality southern furnishings create an appeal that cannot be denied. I also love the blend of chic chintz fabrics to the rustic hand woven utilitarian fabrics. Indoor or outdoor decor…all southern styling is perpetual and evolving in the “blend”.

  37. Ms Sugar

    Love the style of these lovely homes, I do see great talent.

  38. DANA McGraw

    Fell upon this by accident and oh my! Thrilled! I will purchase book! March 2021 or this past March?

    1. Dana, last year. It is a gorgeous book!! You will love it!

  39. Kathleen cavileer

    Wow. Such charming rooms. Very elegant but has a homey feel. That is a hard task to accomplish for us novices ,he makes it look so easy. Beautiful styling. Love it.

  40. would love to know the white paint used in this kitchen and family room (mantle). is it all the same color?

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