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.