Wendy King Philips

“In imagining and creating our collection, I look to fashion, architecture and global culture for inspiration. I’m always striving for elegance in the home AND the closet.”

Wendy King Philips

Wendy King Philips

Creative Director, Interlude Home Trendspotter, Businesswoman, Explorer. Foodie. Step-Mom. Wife.

  1. As we gather for Thanksgiving, gratitude will be front and center. The world is predictably spinning on its axis but it's also fraught with turmoil. I find myself very reflective around the holidays and thankfully, always end up grateful (well, mostly anyway).

    In what has become an annual tradition, Carl and I donate turkey dinners to the West Side Campaign Against Hunger, hopefully helping other families enjoy one another with a hearty meal and a sense of pride.

    Wishing all of you a happy, meaningful Thanksgiving.

  2. This summer seems like it's going to be a busy one. Not only are people traveling again, but invitations of all sorts are flying. We recently received an invite to a fun Memorial Day Weekend cocktail party where "Adult houseguests welcome" was written front and center. I smiled with both relief (we have houseguests) and elation as a sense of normalcy is palpable again.

    Speaking of all those houseguests, it's time for a "fresh refresh" as I like to call it. Our houses and apartments have been ground zero for so long now, even if they're perfectly appointed, we're all sick of the same. My friends are requesting new chairs, new cocktail tables and new beds, oh my.

    So, out with the now and in with the new. I'm ready for you, friends.

  3. Ok, so it’s almost summer. It’s not the summer we dreamt about and pined for all year long, but it’s summer none the less.

  4. From time to time, I need to write about topics other than home décor. As much as we all live for design, I am also obsessed with fashion, food, culture and yes, manners. I was brought up in Baltimore and although it's not the Deep South by any stretch, there was a formality that permeated through society. Basic manners were expected (at least I thought they were basic at the time), both while interacting with others and at the table.

    AND TODAY? What's going on? When did people start saying "No problem", in response to "Thank you"?

    No problem? What?

    As you can tell, it's really getting to me. I recently witnessed a young man (20's) hold the door for an elderly lady (very nice, yes) and as she looked at him and said, thank you, he responded with, "no problem."No problem? Like it was ever a problem to hold a door for someone? Or, it's

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