Ronda Carman

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Ronda Carman (2012)

Ronda Rice Carman (born April 20, 1970) is an American writer and founder of All the Best: A Passport to Stylish Living, Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living and Ronda Carman Fine Fabrics. All the Best was named as one of ten top design blogs in 2010 Fox News[1] Carman is also a contributing writer for New York Social Diary [2] and the Huffington Post.[3] Carman's first book Designers At Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living is published by Rizzoli[4] and was named by Amazon Best Interior Design Book for 2013. In early 2014 Ronda started her own luxury fabric line Ronda Carman Fine Fabrics - Made in Scotland.

Personal life[edit]

Ronda Carman was born on April 20, 1970 in Houston, Texas. She graduated in 1988 from William P. Clements High School, where she meet Christopher Carman, and attended the University of Houston. In 1993 she married Christopher, a university professor, with whom she has a son, Mason Carman. In 2005 Carman and her family moved to Glasgow, Scotland, and in 2007 she founded All the Best Blog (ATB).[5][6] Ronda now lives in Houston with her husband and business partner, Matt Whitaker.[7]


All the Best Blog has been noted by media including Fox News (named one of the top ten design blogs in 2010), ELLE Decor,[8] House Beautiful,[9] domino magazine, Southern Living, Real Simple,[10] RUE, Home Plus Scotland and numerous regional, national and international newspapers.


Ronda is the author of Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living, acontributing writer for Huffington Post, New York Social Diary and a reviewer for Mr. & Mrs. Smith Hotel Collections[11][12]