For my family, 2019 is a year of new beginnings. New schools. New home. New business. While all the changes can feel unsettling, I am focusing on the making of a new life . . . to create a new way of being in the world.
When one decides to make a major shift in one’s life path, the uncertainty can be unnerving. Moving to or from a remote island demands determination and wherewithal. Surprisingly, I found that the actual leaving was not as difficult as I thought. Our Hawaii coffee farm prepared us for our next adventure . . . living in France.
I love things that are utilitarian, beautiful but serve a purpose. I look for objects with patina, a history that you can see and feel. Not everything has to be old; but I like to see the maker's hand, so something artisan and handcrafted from natural materials that are simple in design.
I am inspired by my love of France. The importance of beauty and quality and history over price point and accumulation and replacement. For me, there is a balance between a refined, well-edited design, and the sensuousness of texture and warmth of comfort. French style is about livability first and foremost.