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Sep 22, 2015

The story about how a New York Times best-selling author and the former Vice President of Healthy Living for Martha Stewart Omnimedia would end up running a goat farm in upstate New York together might be an unlikely one, but it’s the story of the Beekman Boys.  In 2007, author Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge, bought a farm in Sharon Springs, NY as a weekend getaway.  What the couple did not know is that the farm, Beekman 1802, would change their lives forever.


Josh and Brent, known as The Fabulous Beekman Boys, have their own show on the Cooking Channel (airing Thursdays at 10 am).  The Boys offer seasonal recipes, gardening tips, and inspired home decor advice on their website, Beekman1802.com.  As a result of their recent success, the Beekman Boys not only took part in the 21st season of CBS’ Amazing Race, but were the grand prize winners.

We had a chance to catch up with the Boys and talk about their visit to the Capital Home Show.

What will you be talking about at Capital Home Show?

“For those in the audience who have not heard of us, we will start by telling the unlikely story of how two guys wound up on a goat farm in upstate New York. We love to interact with the audience and will leave plenty of time for questions and photos, especially for our fans of The Fabulous Beekman Boys as well as CBS’ Amazing Race.” 

Your brand includes cooking, decor, gardening, crafts, cheese…Which projects are you most passionate about? 

“Beekman 1802 Farm is our life and we are passionate about every single season of the year on the farm.  Each experience helps generate exciting new ideas.  Right now we are excited about our newest book Beekman 1802 Style.

We partner with Country Living magazine to share our home design tips, tricks, and resources. In an exciting new partnership with the magazine, we have curated more than 200 images from our extensive archive, including never-before-seen photos of the historic Beekman farmhouse, to put together an inspiring volume for readers. Finally, we will all be able to create a home that is inviting, warm, and perhaps most importantly, fabulous."


Where do you gather most of your inspiration for your new projects?

“Everything we design, whether it’s a book, food project, piece of furniture, or bedroom linen draws inspiration directly from our life on the farm.  William Beekman built the farm in the year 1802, and he was our village’s original mercantilist, so we always think about what items he would have had in his original store and then put a little modern twist on it.”


What is your favorite piece of furniture in your home?

“We love everything in our home and take great pride in the pieces we incorporate.  We are minimalists and are careful about the pieces we bring in.  We would have to say the 600 lb. black walnut table we built for our dining room from a local tree we salvaged from a storm is one of our favorites.”  Learn more about the story here.

Catch the Fabulous Beekman Boys sharing their unique story and expertise on all things home on the Main Stage at the Capital Home Show at 4 pm on Friday, September 25 and 1 pm on Sunday, September 27.  The Capital Home Show takes over the Dulles Expo Center September 25 – 27, 2015.  

Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show! You won't see this kind of deal at the box office, so buy early and SAVE BIG!

DULLES EXPO CENTER
SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2015.



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