As you get to know us better, you’ll realize that while we love to be surrounded with beauty, we believe that balance and comfort are the keys to creating sanctuary.
You’ll see the phrase “casual elegance” on a regular basis, and you’ll begin to understand why we love the French Country style so much. It’s a style of decorating that combines furniture and fabrics to reflect an attitude of quiet free from the cacophony we all experience in the world outside our doors.
The look is relaxed yet sophisticated, a la Coco Chanel. It can be formal without being fussy.
French Country style allows the mixing of a fine family antique with a loved contemporary piece, for example. It allows both curved lines and straight to co-exist peacefully. It allows patterns and plaids to mingle; it allows soft gathers to complement stiff textiles.
Whether you lean toward the rustic or the refined, you can achieve that comfortable, casual elegance simply by gathering the things you love in one room. Don’t be afraid to mix and match periods of furnishings, fabrics and accessories.
Walt Whitman wrote in Song of Myself, “Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself. I am large; I contain multitudes.”
We all “contain multitudes”; we encourage you to embrace yours.