Pulling Their Own Weight

Ever wonder about the history of scales? They've become so ubiquitous, and these days digital, that we sometimes forget what fascinating necessity must have led to their invention. Let's take a quick look at how the scale came into our lives, and then we'll share some of our favorite scales that we've seen over the years....   read full post »

posted on 1/26/2021

   

Perfect French Dinner Party

What makes the perfect French dinner party? You may assume that it's all about the food. And given how the French feel about food in general, you wouldn't be far off. But most French will attest that it's more about the people you're spending time with. And we will argue that the room you are in can...   read full post »

posted on 12/30/2020

   

David Alan Rugs

For years we've been friends with our colleague, Paul Alan Davison, the proprietor of David Alan Rugs, and his amazing team, Rod Avila and Fernando Hernandez. And, for years we have also been neighbors of the finest floor rug experts in Austin. Their selection and expertise has put them at the foref...   read full post »

posted on 11/24/2020

   

Bring French Country into Your Home

One of the most famous of the French decorative styles is easily French Country. But do you know its history? One might call it an amalgam of other styles, but it's a little more complicated than that. It all started with French King Louis XIV. Of course, there were other styles of design prior to h...   read full post »

posted on 10/7/2020

   

Designing with the Elements

When we talk about "building materials," we are usually referring to what holds the roof up and the windows in place. And make no mistake, there are a wealth of beautiful choices for such structural materials: wood, brick, stone, metal… But we don't always consider using some of these same ma...   read full post »

posted on 8/28/2020

   

What We Love About French Antiques

There are many reasons to love antiques, really. So it may be difficult to distill our primary reasons here. But we'll give it a shot!...   read full post »

posted on 7/28/2020

   

A Few Great Vignettes

We love treating our customers to a glimpse of our collection! Over the years, our photography skills and equipment have evolved. And, we have discovered that it is oftentimes thanks to our photography that we help customers with their decisions on what pieces they want to add to their homes. Recent...   read full post »

posted on 6/28/2020

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