I was born in Akron, Ohio and grew up in Westchester, New York in the 1970s.  Circa bellbottoms and huckapoo shirts.

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After college, I worked in management consulting at Bain & Company, then switched my career track into fragrance marketing.  A highlight:  launching the White Diamonds product line and hanging out with Elizabeth Taylor and her 8th husband Larry Fortensky at all of the launch parties!

Many brands followed White Diamonds and consumer product marketing became my fabulous career.  It was also an excuse to wear all black and red lipstick.

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Moving many times (Boston, Manhattan, Los Angeles, Charlotte, NC) and landing back in Westchester gave me some key survival skills and a BIG taste for travel.  I figured out how to decorate a house in record time so my family wouldn’t feel the upheaval of moving.  I also acquired a lot of DIY skills and decorating shortcuts to get what I wanted at a reasonable price.

We have two fabulous daughters in college and a ten-year-old dachshund named Rhino who loves to pose in my blog photos.

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My husband is my best editor, critic and fan.

The Wry Home is about all of the inspirations that create your individual style.

I hope you enjoy reading about all of it in The Wry Home!

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  1. Madeleine

    I love this blog!


    • Elizabeth Dowling

      Thank you! Love your comment and appreciate you visiting the blog.


  2. Phyllis

    This blog is the BEST!


  3. Lisa

    Delighted to meet you! I’m not a DIYer either but I do love a challenge. I was taught by my mother to buy furniture with good bones, “It will last forever!” This can be both a curse and a blessing as you know. I have to laugh because in the 80’s I wrapped the arms of a beautiful “old” chair in foam so the piece would fit underneath a new slipcover that a friend passed on to me. Lucky for me, she was a shopper! With regards to the chair, she’s about 60 yrs old now ~ but she’s shed the slipcover and big fat arms and looking better than ever!
    Looking forward to following you here!


  4. Regina Moreira

    Hi Liz,
    Oh My God, I cannot believe it it’s you! I miss you, the girls and little Rhino. My friend told me about your blog and I was very surprised!! I am in love with all posts and I always remember your very good taste on everything, decorating, cooking and I cannot forget to make a great remark how good you are as a mother as well!! I had a pleasure to work for your family!! Miss you all and wish you all success in the world.


    • Elizabeth Dowling

      How are you Regina? Long time no see!
      Thank you for your kind comments. Liz


  5. Helen Feid

    Hi Liz !

    Love your blog! Now I’m in the mood for summer !


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