For many years I have admired Matthew Mead's work in books and magazines, particularly as a contributing editor for Country Home. Instantly recognizable on the page, his style is fresh, traditional though current and always inspired. After being in that business too, I have learned to immediately crack the spine, turn and scan for the credit line. Oh, yes, of course, it's his work. Did I even have to look? Last year Matthew debuted his own magazine for the holidays and a book on Easter eggs. This year he is at work on a new entertaining book and website as well as a column for iVillage.com. Too much to list, but he was kind enough to take some time for my questions. Read on and see what he thinks about a number of things.
CL: Do you remember when you realized that you had an eye for design and style?
CL: Do you collect anything in particular- just for your own pleasure or for inspiration?
CL: There are always a few things that we get attached to and love for whatever reason. Is there a personal treasure you would never sell at the last tag sale?
CL: I sometimes see myself sewing in an atelier in another century. What would you be doing in a different time period or lifetime?
CL: Years ago, I sent snapshots of my work to editors. How did you get your start?
CL: What are you focusing on at the moment?
CL: What has been the biggest challenge to your success?
CL: And what career accomplishment are you most proud of?
CL: What advice do you have for someone hoping to start on the path you took?
CL: Any ideas about what's next for collecting and home style?