Editorial Styling and Design

Who is Mandy?

A Michigan native, Mandy left the mitten behind and headed to Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois where she graduated with dreams of becoming a high-powered attorney. However, the dream quickly fell short when she realized law school wasn’t all about wearing a designer suit and winning arguments with loads of whit and banter. Law school wasn’t a complete bust though; it introduced her to Chicago, her first big city and one she still holds dear to her heart. A city that unknowingly became the backdrop, and beginning of Waiting On Martha.

Designing a bracelet actually started it all. Well an obsession with food and wine, an incessant need to throw a party whenever an opportunity presented itself, an adoration for all things home, and a bracelet actually started it all.  It sparked a need to have a creative outlet to share all that she loved.  So with that bracelet  on her wrist and a dream beginning to take shape Mandy launched the blog you’re reading now in late 2012.  And a few months down the road waitingonmartha the Shop was born.

Along with the Blog and the Shop Mandy is an editorial & interior stylist working with brands such as kate spade new york, BHLDN, the Gap, Old Navy, Calypso St. Barth, Smirnoff, and General Mills .  Her work has been featured by Lonny Magazine, Domaine Home, Harpar’s Bazar, Luxe Magazine, House Beautiful, Jezebel, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle, and The Atlantan.  Currently she’s the Editor at Large for Occasions Magazine and a regular contributing Editor for Style Me Pretty Living and Euro Style Lighting.  And most recently Better Homes and Gardens has named Waiting On Martha one of the top ten entertaining blogs.    When Mandy isn’t Martha she can be found with her husband Anthony and Cavalier King Charles Addison enjoy a little Southern Hospitality in her city of Atlanta and re-decorating her home for the tenth time.  In Mandy’s own words, “I wear black, decorate in color, and try to create a beautiful day every day.”

My E-Decor Services

After numerous requests I’m thrilled to announce i’m now offering e-Design services. e-Design, or rather digital design is an affordable, yet extremely effective way for me to help you bring your interior vision to life.

All e-Design Packages will include…

1 pre-consultation call, 1 detailed design board (per room), 1 round of revisions (per board),1 additional call to discuss installation and any lingering questions.

To begin the design conversation please email me. And if you’re in Atlanta, or heck anywhere in the world, and you would like to connect about working together in a non-digital sense let’s chat and see if we can make that happen!  I look forward to working with you!.

you can also hire me for…

e-design services
editorial styling
interior styling
social medial collaborations
speaking engagements
e-commerce consultations


A Few Recent Partnerships

Design by Veda House. Development by Brandi Bernoskie
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