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The Beauty of Boiserie

The Beauty of Boiserie

Boiserie is the French term for wood paneling, or more specifically, woodwork. The term is used in design to describe the carved, stained, painted and decorated wood panels that surround a room.  Boiserie came into prominence in the seventeenth century, ...

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The Buzz About the French Bee Motif

The Buzz About the French Bee Motif

Embroidery for the house of Guerlain. Who knew? Bees have an affinity for both agriculture and interior design! These fashionable fliers may be more suited to help nurture our environment, but there is no denying the French bee motif has had an ...

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The Stark Genius of Philippe Starck

The Stark Genius of Philippe Starck

A home designed by Philippe Starck and photographed by Mel Yates. Smart, sultry, seductive and surprising – these are just some of the hallmarks of the work of French designer Philippe Starck. He came onto the design scene in the ...

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