Spring Into Clean

Spring Into Clean

While life is certainly looking different these days, I have truly enjoyed the opportunity to spend more time in my own home and focus on what matters most. What does home really mean? For me, it is a place of safety, refuge, and family. I find rest, joy, and comfort...
Louis, Louis!

Louis, Louis!

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I thought it time to address my love affair with Louis Philippe. Who is Louis Philippe, and how did his name become a part of my daily vocabulary? In order to answer these questions and more, I will have to give you a brief French...
Confessions of a Francophile

Confessions of a Francophile

I have always considered myself a bit of a Francophile; I love champagne, wine, good cheese, and the French philosophies on many things. I source materials from French manufacturers, and have collected French antiques for more than thirty years. With my upcoming...
As Good As Gold

As Good As Gold

While all that glitters is definitely “gold” this season, I would argue that using gold or gold finishes in design has always been in vogue, and one of my favorite ways to give your home a timeless and beautiful look. Using gold, or one of its warm-toned counterparts...
Gather Around

Gather Around

With the holidays just around the corner, I know many of you are already thinking about hosting family and friends in your home – and specifically around your dining table. I have found that the key to gracious entertaining isn’t necessarily in having...