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$65 or less! The perfect thank-you gifts for babysitters and more

$65 or less! The perfect thank-you gifts for babysitters and more.
Today Show, December 12

The holidays are the perfect time to show your gratitude for the people …
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The best holiday gifts to mail order for your friends, family.
oday Show, December 07

If you need a gift for someone friends or family that live far away …
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Tips for creating memorable holiday cards

Tips for creating memorable holiday cards.
The Washington Post. November 19

It’s that time of year again: the mad rush to get the house decorated, presents bought and — for me, the most dreaded of all — the addressing and mailing of the family’s annual holiday photo card …

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Tips for picking the right lamp shade

Tips for picking the right lamp shade.
The Washington Post. July 2

The other day I was lamp-shopping at one of my favorite bargain stores when I spotted a pair of antique-bronze-finished metal-based lamps. A quick flip of the price tag proved they were a score — only $29.99 each — especially because they were dead-ringers for ones I had seen days before in a fancy decorator showroom …

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Beat the heat — and have some fun — with these 8 summer freebies

Beat the heat — and have some fun — with these 8 summer freebies

Summer is the time for fun but it can also bring out scorching temps and drenching downpours. Keep the kids from going stir-crazy, without burning up your wallet, with these great ideas for free excursions.

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Outdoor fabrics suitable for indoor use

The Washington Post. May 28

A client recently asked me to perform a decorating near-miracle: She wanted enough seating in her small New York apartment living room to accommodate her three 20-something kids, herself and her husband, all at the same time …

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The Craigslist sofa quest

The Washington Post. April 30

If you’ve been around the decorating world as long as I have, then you may have heard about people going on antique-buying trips to the Marché aux Puces in Paris, on furniture hunts in Brimfield, Mass., and to pick over the showroom samples in High Point, N.C., but the other day I heard about an unusual furniture-buying trip that I could imagine as the next road-trip reality show …

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11 easy DIY spring cleaning tips

11 easy DIY spring cleaning tips (including Tang in the toilet!)

You will not believe these spring-cleaning tips from TODAY contributor and lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew, who’s showing how to get your kitchen and bathroom sparkling with easy items you already have around the house!

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Decorating a guest room to feel like a luxury hotel

Decorating a guest room to feel like a luxury hotel (for better or for worse)

For the first time ever, my husband and I have a proper guest room. Even better, our new house has a designated “guest wing.” That of course makes it sound fancier than it is, when in reality it is a circa-1960s cinder-block addition of a couple of rooms and one bathroom, all with low ceilings, flimsy woodwork and electric heat.

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7 shades of gray

Washington Post: 7 shades of gray

I, unlike everyone I know, have not read the steamy blockbuster “50 Shades of Grey” by E.L. James, but my current decorating project has the title words ringing through my mind every time I walk in the door.

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Design trend alert: Moroccan rugs

Design trend alert:
Moroccan rugs

There is a craze underfoot. Crack open any shelter magazine or visit nearly any decorating blog and you will be overwhelmed with images of stylish rooms that are anchored by a singular shared object: the Moroccan rug.

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How to navigate the increasingly confusing light bulb aisle

The other day I found myself at a loss in the light bulb aisle of my hardware store. I might as well have been shopping for a carburetor …

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NBC’s TODAY Holiday Guide: Tasty treats! American-made, mail-order food gifts

Give yummy gifts to the food lovers in your life, with just a couple clicks. All of these delicious products are American-made and available by mail order. You might even want to send yourself some!

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Tonawanda News: Tips for “decor-taining” in the dining room

The countdown has begun: Only a precious few days remain before the holiday entertaining season begins …

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NBC’s Today Show: Games, projects to entertain kids during Sandy

A household without power for a day or longer can be especially tough on kids. Without electronics and TV to lean on, it can be a real challenge to find things to do. TODAY contributor Elizabeth Mayhew has suggestions to help parents and kids create their own fun during a blackout.

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The Washington Post : Elizabeth Mayhew on living in small spaces

I was surprised that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent proposal to create affordable micro-apartments (only 275 to 300 square feet each) in a city famed for its enormous price per square foot made national news …

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NBC’s Today Show: How to make food last longer in your fridge

When it comes to putting away your groceries, it’s all about location, location, location. Lifestyle expert and TODAY contributor Elizabeth Mayhew shares the best way to store your food to maximize its freshness.

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Decorating Column for The Washington Post

I am thrilled to announce the debut of my new decorating column for The Washington Post. Twice a month I will write about my own decorating decisions, dilemmas and experiences in the hopes that I can help you make the right choices for your homes. Please send me your questions and comments!

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Throw an Olympic-themed party in your backyard

With only eight days left until the opening ceremony kicks off in London, TODAY contributor Elizabeth Mayhew shares her tips on how to throw an Olympic party, complete with your own torches and medals.

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NBC’s Today Show: ‘Green’ products get more colorful

Earth friendly doesn’t have to mean boring. “Green” products now come in a variety of shades and styles, and TODAY contributor Elizabeth Mayhew shows off doormats, plates, and pillows that are both colorful and good for the environment.

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NBC’s Today Show: Put some spring in your home decor

TODAY contributor Elizabeth Mayhew shows off the trendiest decorating products for the spring season, including bold patterns, neon, and lace.

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NBC’s Today Show: 13 Tax Day Freebies and Summer Fitness Savings

With tax day fast approaching, some retailers want to give you a fiscal boost by treating you to something sweet (made even sweeter because it’s free!). Other companies are jumping on the “free” bandwagon just to get you in their doors.

Here is the latest round up of freebies — from photos to personal training sessions — that are easy to get and VERY affordable.

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NBC’s Today Show: What’s in your office fridge?

TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe investigates the good, the bad and the ugly found inside office refrigerators, and then speaks with lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew about the proper etiquette for using the fridge at work.
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NBC’s Today Show: Fun products

TODAY contributor Elizabeth Mayhew shares some items to add fun and innovation to your spring cleaning, including a folding cheese grater, a color-changing umbrella and a vacuum-powered dog groomer.

Vacuuming goes to the dogs!

NBC’s Today Show: Holiday gift giving ideas

Watch Elizabeth on NBC’s Today Show sharing some gift giving ideas:

Snowed in? Great mail-order gifts!

Stuff those stockings for under $10

Home Front: Putting a room together, organizing and high and low chic

Join in on the discussion at The Washington Post.

NBC’s Today Show: Holiday decorating on a budget

Watch Elizabeth on NBC’s Today Show sharing more decorating ideas from her new book, Flip! for Decorating.

Guess who the new editor-in-chief at Woman’s Day Magazine is

Elizabeth has a new job!

Worth Reading from Casper Star-Tribune

See what the Casper Star-Tribune has to say about Flip! for Decorating.

NBC’s Today Show on December 8th

Watch NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday, December 8th–I will be showing you how to decorate for the holidays on a budget.

Table for Tutti

Time to stop averting your eyes from the tired, old elephant in the room. We’ve got the new rules for choosing and dressing a better, more modern coffee table.

By Tiffany Meyers
Special to Tribune Newspapers

November 8 2009

“The coffee table is the center of the family room universe,” says decorating guru Elizabeth Mayhew. It’s true. Family life revolves around that hunk of wood: Yahtzee brawls, political disputes, Chinese takeout. Such an important piece of furniture deserves careful consideration. That’s why we’ve collected advice from Mayhew, author of “Flip! for Decorating: A Page-by-Page, Piece-by-Piece, Room-by-Room Guide to Transforming Your Home” and Kevin Sharkey, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s executive editorial director for decorating, to find out: Just what are the new rules for your coffee table?

The complete article can be viewed at:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/family/chi-tc-home-coffee-1102-1108nov08,0,4997996.story

Visit chicagotribune.com at http://www.chicagotribune.com

NBC’s Today Show on September 29th

Be sure to tune into NBC’s Today Show on September 29th where Elizabeth will be showing viewers creative things to do with pumpkins.

Pink Eggshell: Flip! for Decorating by Elizabeth Mayhew

Read a short review of Flip! for Decorating by Pink Eggshell.

Chic Coles: Flip for Decorating

See what Chic Coles has to say about Flip! for Decorating.

No. 462: FLIP! for Decorating

No. 462 loves Flip! for Decorating.

NYT: Custom Stationery in an E-mail Age

Read the article from the New York Times, The Lettered Set.

Cookie Mag Blog

Read what Cookie Mag loves about Flip! for Decorating.

NBC’s Today Show: Creating a family-friendly living room

Watch Elizabeth on NBC’s Today Show sharing more decorating ideas from her new book, Flip! for Decorating.

Flip! In Newsday

See what Newsday had to say about Flip! for Decorating.

NBC’s Today Show: Decorating your house on a dime

Elizabeth is back on NBC’s Today Show sharing more decorating ideas from her new book, Flip! for Decorating.

All the Best Blog Article

Read the All the Best Blog article Profile: Elizabeth Mayhew.

FNC iMag Interview

Read the FNC iMag interview of Elizabeth Mayhew A Formula for Decorating.

Be sure to also check out the slideshow at FNC iMag.

Victoria Times Colonist Article

Read the Victoria Times Colonist article of Elizabeth Mayhew A page-by-page transformation.

A Designed Life.

Read the A Designed Life. article of Flip! for Decorating Flip for this.

Washington Post Interview

Read The Washington Post interview of Elizabeth Mayhew Decorating Advice, Step by Simple Step.

NBC’s Today Show: No-money home makeovers

Watch Elizabeth sharing decorating ideas from her new book, Flip! for Decorating on NBC’s Today show.

The Haystack Needle Book Review

Read the book review on The Haystack Needle.

NYT Book Review

Read the New York Times book review of Flip! for Decorating: An Algebraic Approach to Style.

“Point of view-prescriptive, descriptive and definite is what distinguishes Elizabeth Mayhew’s first book…Extremely satisfying and very, very useful.”
Penelope Green, NY Times

News Archive

TBS’s Movie & A Makeover, NBC’s Today show

Tune into TBS’s Movie & A Makeover on April 4th — Elizabeth will be showing you how to spruce up for spring!

And watch NBC’s Today show on April 10th when Elizabeth will be sharing decorating ideas from her new book, Flip! for Decorating.

Events and Appearances

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Past Events and Appearances

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams “Date Night”

Live in Houston? Then come see me October 9th @ Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Highland Village, 8-9:30 PM. Make it a date night — decorating advice for all!

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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams “Date Night”

You live in or around Chicago? … please consider attending my “date night” decorating seminar especially geared towards couples @ MG +BW on October 8th.

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Book Signing

Booksigning and reception at Hammertown Barn Gatehouse 6420 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY from 4 PM to 7 PM.

Book Signing

December 18:
Book signing at West Elm Broadway, 1870 Broadway, New York City from 6PM to 8PM.

West Elm

Book Signing

December 5:
Book signing at Hammertown Barn in Pine Plaines, New York from 4 PM to 7 PM.

Book Signing

October 8:
Booksigning at Complements in Holiday Manor Shopping Centre 6100 Dutchmans Ln, Louisville, KY 40205 from 10 AM to 7 PM. Light appetizers will be served all day, with a wine-and-cheese event from 5 to 7 PM.

Book Signing

September 24:
Booksigning at 125 King Street / Upstairs Studio, Charleston, South Carolina from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. RSVP by calling 843.577.5090 or by emailing janetgreggltd@bellsouth.net.

September 24 Book Signing - Charleston

September 24 Book Signing - Charleston

September 24 Book Signing - Charleston

Book Signing

August 8:
Booksigning at Authors Night at the East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street, East Hampton, New York from 5:30 to 8 PM. For complete event details and tickets, visit: www.authorsnight.org or call 631-324-0222 x7.

Book Signing

August 8:
Booksigning at home, James!, 55 Main Street, East Hampton, New York from 2:30 to 4:30 PM.

Book Signing

June 19:
Book signing at Beautylounge, 31 Maple Street, Summit, New Jersey from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

Book Signing

June 18:
Book signing at Bungalow, 4 Sconset Square, Westport, CT from 11:30-2:30.

Book signing at Bungalow

Book Signing

June 2:
Book signing at Ames Ingram, 8246 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California from 6 to 9 PM.

Ames Ingham

Book Signing

Elizabeth with be signing books at Mis En Scene in Greenwich, CT from 6-8PM on May 19th.

The Millbrook Book Festival

Elizabeth will be participating in a panel discussion with Carolyne Roehm, moderated by Keith Irvine at The Millbrook Book Festival May 16 at 1:30 PM. For more information go to www.millbrookbookfestival.org.

Book Signing

Elizabeth will be signing books at the St. James’ Church Community Festival on 865 Madison Ave NE @71st Street in New York City from 9 to 4PM on April 18th.

Book Signing

Elizabeth will be signing books at The Book Cove, 22 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling, NY 12564 on April 18th at 1PM.

Book Signing

Elizabeth will be signing books at Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, New York from 11-1 PM on April 18th.

Radio

Elizabeth will be on the Martha Stewart Radio/Sirius 112-XM 157 Whole Living and Morning Living show from 8:10 AM to 8:30 AM on Thursday, April 16th.

Book Signing

Elizabeth’s first book signing at The Corner Bookstore on 93rd and Madison in New York City from 8:30 to 10 AM on April 7th.

The Corner Bookstore

Biography

Elizabeth Mayhew is currently a contributing editor at NBC's Today and a monthly columnist for The Washington Post. She is also the author of FLIP! for Decorating (Ballantine). She has worked for a number of publications including REAL SIMPLE, House Beautiful, Southern Living, and Woman's Day. A native of Louisville, Kentucky and a graduate of Georgetown University, she now lives in New York City with her husband and two teenage kids.

Photographs © Annie Schlechter

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