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Monday, March 5, 2012


Nearly four years ago, MoS Washington and I were finishing law school and about to enter the legal/ business world. We found ourselves constantly emailing each other back and forth about interior design ideas, inspiration from other blogs, and our own attempts at DIY projects. At some point, we began talking about sharing our ideas on a blog. We toyed around with various concepts and different names but eventually decided on Matters of Style, as we both loved the allusion to Thomas Jefferson. We figured our moms and maybe a friend or two might read it, but even if no one else read, it would make us happy to share our style inspirations and experiences through Matters of Style.

Over the past nearly three years of writing MoS, spending countless hours reading shelter magazines, exploring other blogs, and interacting with our readers, our styles have evolved. It has been such a joy to share that process with you, our readers. MoS has truly been a collaboration between the two of us, a labor of love in sharing our successes as well as a few failures.

As we have written the blog together, MoS Washington and I have gone through a lot of changes in our personal lives, sharing many joys as well as a few sorrows. We interact daily (hourly?), often about MoS, but even more often about everything else. Several months ago, MoS Washington had a fantastic career opportunity, and she went for it. She knew it would demand a significant amount of her time, but she hoped she would still be able to stay involved in MoS. As it turns out, she does not have as much time to devote to MoS as she hoped.  She’ll still be joining us once a week or so, to bring us her fabulous insights and ideas.

This is a bittersweet time for MoS. I am so excited for MoS Washington’s career opportunities but will sincerely miss hearing her creative perspective, inspiration, and ideas. After all, she had the “scoop” on so many things before anyone else did. Such as campaign furniture.

MoS Washington, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the hard work, effort, and creativity you have shared with us through MoS. I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of working together with you and am so thankful for our special friendship.

And to our readers, thank you for hanging in there with us through these twists and turns. I’m planning to keep on sharing my ideas with you through the blog, especially as they relate to my design work. I look forward to many more years of MoS!


Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Well, this is just typical of our lives - constantly changing. Best of luck to you both - looking forward to hearing more from you!

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

MOS Washington we will miss you! You always brought such fresh, funny, and interesting ideas to this space. I look forward to your weekly contributions. I love reading what both of you have to say on style and design!

kristin said...

Best of luck to MoS Washington! I am glad you aren't completely leaving this blog as I do always look forward to your posts!

Anonymous said...

Mos Washington, you will be sorely missed! All of us have enjoyed and appreciate the hours and hours of time you have spent to keep us informed in all matters of taste and design...with your special flair and humor! We do hope you will post from time to time. Mos Charlotte, it will be a pleasure to continue hearing from you! With best of luck to both of you! A #1 admirer

Anonymous said...

Good luck, MoS Washington. I know you'll be successful no matter what you're doing. We'll miss you! Loucinda

Anonymous said...

MoS DC...our loss is certainly someone else's gain. Best of luck to you and God's blessing.

southernsahm said...

When I first started reading, I thought the blog was ending. I felt sad! It is one of my very favorites!!! It is one of the top 5 that I check every morning. MoS Washington will be missed. Loved her apartment shots and shopping finds. But I'm so glad MoS Charlotte is continuing!!! Thanks for all of the great information you so willingly share on a regular basis! - Allison

goheels83 said...

Awwww I teared up when I read this. I know firsthand what a wonderful friendship you have. MoS Washington, we will miss you but look forward to hearing from you from time to time.

MoS Charlotte, keep up the awesome work. I love you!

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