International Women’s Day 2023

International Women’s Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women’s rights movement. Today, we’re celebrating the women who are a part of the Dempsey & Carroll family with a look back at the collaborations we’ve done with some extraordinary women. They make the world a more thoughtful, creative, and kinder place. We’re so grateful to know them and encourage them today and every day!

Nell Diamond – Founder and CEO of Hill House Home

Hill House Home designs “products that bring beauty and joy to everyday rituals.” The company started with bedding has now blossomed into home, accessories, bridal, kids, and apparel – including the coveted Nap Dress®. What we love about them? “A fundamental tenet of our business is respect; respect for the communities in which we operate, the teams of people that support our growth, and the environment that fuels everything we do.”

We designed a set of bedside stationery with Nell that featured coasters and tablets for writing down your dreams.

For more info on the company visit their website or follow on Instagram.


Michelle Adams of The Maryn

The Maryn started as a homestyle and lifestyle shop, and has since evolved into “an editorial destination—led by Michelle Adams, the former editor in chief of Domino and cofounder of Lonny—The Maryn is dedicated to the pursuit of living well.

Modern interiors. Classic homes. Timeless destinations. Unforgettable meals. Lasting wardrobes. Enduring art. These are just some of what The Maryn, melding the dynamism of the modern digital medium with the beauty of traditional editorial, will continue to find, photograph, and celebrate.”

Michelle is a true creative, and a smart businesswoman. She really does do it all!

You can find the Maryn here and Michelle’s expertly curated Instagram here.


Caitlyn McGauley – Artist

Caitlyn is an amazing watercolor artist and textile designer. We loved her work for our collaboration with The Maryn so much we commissioned her for her own collaboration! Her work is whimsical, beautiful and fun. Of course, someone as talented as her has worked with clients such as Hermès of Paris, the Ritz Paris, Christian Dior, Estee Lauder, and Tory Burch.

See more of Caitlyn’s work on her website (just try not to buy a print – we dare you!) and be sure to follow her on Instagram here.


India Hicks – Designer, Entrepreneur, Author, Mother of Five

India Hicks has led a pretty incredible life. She was a bridesmaid for Diana, Princess of Wales when she was just 12 years old. Since then she has authored four books, modeled for Ralph Lauren, and been an on-air personality for networks such as Bravo and the BBC.

Her philanthropy work has played a huge part of her life. From her bio…

Living in the Bahamas for the past 27 years India was in the position to partner with the disaster relief agency ‘Global Empowerment Mission‘ as an on the ground force, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. In 2020 India was invited to join GEM as an Executive Board member and has subsequently been part of their team during the fall out from the Surfside Tower collapse, the Tornadoes in Alabama and most significantly accompanied the team to the Polish/Ukrainian border only a few weeks after the Russian invasion. India retuned more recently with GEM and went directly into Kyiv and other war torn cities assisting with aid deliveries and refugee relocations.

India is also a patron for The Prince’s Trust, working to raise awareness and funding to help young women who face disadvantage and adversity transform their lives.

Learn more about India on her website and follow on Instagram here.


Eliza Crater Harris – Chief Creative Officer of Sister Parish and Sister’s great-granddaughter

As the great-granddaughter of design icon Sister Parish, Eliza’s work honors her family’s design legacy by overseeing product development, textile production, visual merchandising, and marketing initiatives for Sister Parish Design.

Experiences ranging from set design, interior design, and product design prepared Eliza to join her family business in 2018.

Under Eliza’s creative vision, her company continues to honor the story of great American houses, through the idea that decorating is to dream, and Sister Parish Design is a family of dreamers.

Learn more about Sister Parish on their website and follow this legendary brand on Instagram here.


Nicole Fuller – Founder and Principal of Nicole Fuller Interiors

Nicole Fuller is a Boss. She is an internationally acclaimed interior designer with offices in NYC, LA and London. She takes a holistic approach to design to create a truly bespoke experience for her clients so it seemed only natural to team up with her on a stationery collection.

Her work is sleek and sophisticated, but she will never shy away from a pop of color. Having grown up with an artist mother, she has an amazing eye for new pieces and helps her client curate collections of their own.

You can see Nicole’s amazing work on her website and follow her on Instagram here.


Rachelle Hruska MacPherson – Founder of Lingua Franca

Rachelle is the definition of “Everyday I’m Hustlin’.” She founded Lingua Franca by picking up an old cashmere sweater, a needle and some thread, and has since turned the brand into a line of sustainably-sourced, fair trade luxury cashmere sweaters, all hand-stitched by women in NYC.

The best part? Rachelle uses her brand for good, and is an outspoken ally to many causes. To date, they have raised over a million dollars in cash and in-kind donations to groups and causes that are dear to their hearts. Go here to view their official charitable giving document. As Lingua Franca says – Give a Damn.

For more info on the company visit their website or follow on Instagram.


Emily Satloff – Founder of Larkspur & Hawk

Emily has been a lifelong scholar of art and design. Through her work with antiques, Emily developed an avid interest in jewelry and quickly cultivated a passion for the foiled jewelry of the Georgian era. In addition to resurrecting the radiance of Georgian jewelry in modern foiled-jewelry designs, Emily gleans her inspiration from countless sources, including antique jewelry, architecture, vintage textiles, and numerous decorative arts motifs.

Chances are, you’ve seen Emily’s work out in the world, making it a more beautiful place. People who’ve been spotted wearing her creations include Sarah Jessica Parker, Taylor Swift, Kristen Bell, Naomi Watts, and Helena Bonham Carter.

For more info on the history of this fabulous jewelry style and Emily’s company visit Larkspur & Hawk here or follow on Instagram.


Holly Holden – Connoisseur of Classic Interior Design

Holly Holden, founder and principal of Holly Holden & Company, Ltd., has specialized in classic, old-school interior design for over 25 years. From charming chintz to Chippendale chairs, and horses to headbands, Holly shares the “secret” nuances of inherited manners, preppy patina, and gracious gentility in her weekly e-newsletter, “Mummy’s Monday Manners”, along with her two books and Emmy nominated television series.

Holly is an enthusiastic Ambassador for the Palm Beach Salvation Army, serves on two prestigious museum boards, is a trustee of the New Britain Museum of American Art, is a member of two Federated Garden Clubs, has been a commissioner for eighteen years on The Farmington Historic District Commission and is a member of The Farmington Congregational Church, and a sustainer of The Junior League of Hartford. She has also has served as the head designer for three historic Farmington renovations: The Porter Memorial, The Barney Library and The Farmington Country Club.

Get a dose of classic interior design and all things manners here or follow on Instagram.


Here’s to strong women! May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.

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