Old Loves New

Old Loves New

It is no secret that I have a weakness for antiques. In fact, the majority of my design clients  seek me out because I love to mix old and new. While many people appreciate this curated look, the actual execution can be tricky and does take some mastery. I am often...
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...
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...