Bon weekend, mes amis. I hope you’re doing well. You haven’t heard from because I’ve been completely immersed in my interior design business which is a very good thing; however, it hasn’t left time for anything but family. I’ve sincerely missed blogging and all of you. I’m excited to be focusing more of the blog on my business and giving you a glimpse inside my world of design. As most of you know, I’m a Francophile at heart, as are the majority of my readers, and over the past several months, many have inquired about my design services. I’ve incorporated eDesign into my business, which is wonderful to reach so many, as well as sourcing European treasures such as antiques, art and objets. I love incorporating them into my design and finding that special piece to make my client’s happy and make their home unique.
Designers, Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier, are the talented duo behind Parisian design firm Gilles et Boissier. They began their careers in the Paris studio of one of my favorite designers, Christian Liaigre, before Dorothée moved on to work for another favorite, Philippe Starck.
The French Riviera is synonymous with luxury, style and glamour. Nestled in the quintessential French town is Château de la Messardière, a 5-star palace located in the Var region, spanning both Provence and the French Riviera. The exclusive château is Saint-Tropez’s largest hotel, featuring 117 guest rooms and suites, a Spa, gourmet restaurant, poolside restaurant, bars, an art gallery and magnificent 25-acre grounds which is an official French Bird Protection League/Bird Life International Ornithological Reserve. Château de la Messardière offers a magical backdrop for weddings and other prestigious events.
When Thuy Tranthi Rieder accepted an offer at luxury accessories brand, Lancel, she called on designer friend Eric Lysdahl to help her decorate her new Paris apartment. Reider, sharing the apartment with her husband and 8-year-old daughter, Arielle, needed a furnished apartment in only three weeks. “I looked at so many apartments,” says Thuy. “When I walked into this one, I was struck by the height of the ceilings and the beautiful light. It’s a typical Parisian apartment—very chic with elegant details.” Read more