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...
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...
The “Write” Solution

The “Write” Solution

While hunting for antiques, I have always tried to keep my eyes peeled for interesting writing desks and tables because they sell! These pieces are in high demand because of their versatility and ability to solve a variety of design needs.   When I suggest a writing...
Shine Bright This Summer

Shine Bright This Summer

Gone is the day when ornate chandeliers graced only formal dining rooms and entrance halls. As their decorative style has evolved, so has their placement in the home. Any room is a candidate for a chandelier, however, living rooms, master bedrooms, and bathrooms have...
Celebrate Porch Living

Celebrate Porch Living

One of the things I most look forward to about summer is spending time outdoors and specifically on my porch. I believe the best porches and verandas have all the style and functionality of an indoor space, with the added bonus of the incredible sights and sounds of...
My Love Affair with Antiques

My Love Affair with Antiques

My love affair with antiques started at a young age stemming from an unusual childhood. With a mother who was ill and died much too young, I was blessed to have the attentions of my maternal grandmother and best friend’s mother. These women both loved antiques and...