Entertaining with an Icon (Plus Giveaway!)

Iris Apfel Grandin Road Collection - www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

 

“More is More and Less is a Bore”

I’ve admired Iris Apfel for years. Her style, wit, charm, and sense of humor have made her a legend in the design world and an Icon in the fashion world. The self-proclaimed “geriatric starlet” has more style in her pinky finger than I think most of us do in our entire bodies and most of that is due to her sheer confidence. She knows what she likes and she goes with it. She has gumption and it radiates off her. 

This past weekend I finally got the chance to sit down to watch the Iris documentary and I am SO glad I did. It was a tender and eye-opening look at the life of she and her late husband. From day to day to what it was like as they grew their fabric and design empire decades ago. It is one of those films that will stick with you long after you watch it… if you haven’t seen it, you must. She’s an artist through and through and should be celebrated as one! 

 

Iris Apfel Grandin Road Collection - www.ashleybrookedesigns.com
Iris Apfel Grandin Road Collection - www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

 

Meet Iris Apfel’s Newest Collection

So naturally, when I heard that Iris was launching a collection with Grandin Road I was all a buzz! As you know, Ryan and I have been all about entertaining as of late and as soon as I saw Iris’ collection I KNEW it was meant to be. The elephant console bar and table was the first piece my eyes landed on and I knew it would be perfect for our back porch! I love to adding bits of character when I am decorating or designing a space and if there is one thing this elephant piece doesn’t lack, it’s character! 

 

Iris Apfel Grandin Road Collection - www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

 

Her collection for Grandin Road is all about color, geometric patterns, and a nod to her love for Palm Beach and all things jungle! After watching the documentary, I’ve got to tell you I love all of these pieces even more. 

The collection is eclectic, fun, interesting, and perfect for entertaining! From the tiered server to the patterned dinnerware, everything is thoughtfully designed and made.

 

Iris Apfel Grandin Road Collection - www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

 

We had so much fun styling our new outdoor space and I just love the way everything came together. Plus, I kid you not, every single person that walks through our front door says to me “I’m OBSESSED with that elephant.” So if you are looking for a conversation starter, look no further! 

 

Iris Apfel Grandin Road Collection - www.ashleybrookedesigns.com
Iris Apfel Grandin Road Collection - www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

 

Iris Apfel – Accidental Icon Giveaway:

And now that Iris and I are now BFFs (wishful thinking) we decided it would be fun to give away a SIGNED copy of her latest book, Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon to one of our lucky readers! Her enthusiasm for living a full, colorful, and confident life is contagious, and you need more of that in your life!  

 

Iris Apfel Grandin Road Collection - www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

 

Giveaway Details

Okay, so now to the nitty gritty – let’s win you this book

Use the widget to enter the giveaway (it’s suuuuper simple) and then tag your two besties on the instagram post for extra bonus entries! 

Good luck, friends! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!

U.S. Residence only. Giveaway ends Monday, April 9th at 11:59 p.m. 

 

Details:

Iris Apfel Grandin Road Collection c/o

Iris Apfel Grandin Road Collection

In Partnership with Grandin Road

 

8 Comments

    • Ashley Brooke
      April 3, 2018 / 2:53 pm

      You’ll have to let me know what you think! I’m obsessed with the whole collection!
      xo – AB

  1. April 2, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    I had no idea she had a new line. Thank you for sharing! Her jewelry is just as fun!

    • Ashley Brooke
      April 3, 2018 / 2:53 pm

      Oh my gosh, you will love it! It’s such a fun collection!

      xo – AB

  2. April 3, 2018 / 11:07 am

    She is so fabulous! I want to read her book now. 🙂

    • Ashley Brooke
      April 3, 2018 / 2:52 pm

      Isn’t she?!? You’ll love the book!

      xo – Ashley Brooke

  3. Patricia Haddad
    April 4, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    I was so happy to see your blog about Iris Apfel!!! What an inspiration she is. I can’t wait to get home to watch her documentary. And her items at Grandin’ Road?? Just fabulous! Thank you for including her on your blog. Keep up your great work. Your blog is just inspirational and beautiful.

    • Ashley Brooke
      April 9, 2018 / 10:51 am

      Patricia! Isn’t she just the best?! So thrilled you loved the post! xx

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