fragments made into lighting

I love taking beautiful things out of context and finding new ways to use them. I found these wood fragments at an antique shop and thought they were fabulous. I wanted to preserve their aged beauty, so I made a mold of the original wood fragments and used the duplicates for my experimentation.

dressing tables

mirror detail
I cannot imagine anything more glamorous than a dressing table. I love to collect vintage silver and crystal, and what better way is there to display them than on a dressing table! The fabric is from Fortuny, truly the most fabulous fabric there is. Fortuny is hand made fabric from Florence and only looks better with age. The mirror is venetian and the walls are covered in raw silk. The lamps are made from antique silver candle sticks I purchased at a flea market.



I love bringing English Garden materials into a home. The mix of textures makes things so much interesting. Here is a wonderful 19th century garden statue of Venus. I bought it from an English estate. The Torchieres are 18th Century Italian.