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Twenty One Dresses !

A number of years ago, a young painting conservator entered a forgotten storeroom in a fifteenth-century Florentine villa and stumbled on a pile of Louis Vuitton steamer trunks. She opened them and discovered a collection of exquisite dresses, the kind … Continue reading

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French Nordic

The idea of the absence of colour in my surroundings is a fairly new urge. Until recently, I have embraced colour in the home the way a woman in NYC embraces Black. Recently though, it has become obvious that natural … Continue reading

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Bonne Annee!

I have high hopes for 2015!! New Beginnings for the home often begin in January, windows are the eyes, and need refreshing. Sheer fabrics such as lace are no longer banished to hiding behind heavier curtains, but have a starring … Continue reading

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Paris in April…….

….Who could resist a holiday in France surrounded by all the L’Objects that the French do so well! So many timeworn treasures, so many beautiful words: faience, bergere, fauteille, canape, trumeau, etc. This is a carved fruitwood needlepoint “canape” from  … Continue reading

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