Thursday, August 13, 2009

Coming up for Air....

Wow.... I'm stunned how long its been since I last posted news here. I really feel like I've been in a time warp since I returned from Iceland.

Based on some of my recent posts here, some readers might understandably assume that my life is made up of endless vacations filled with fun travel, relaxation and easy pleasure taken in the beauty of nature. To be sure, I am often tempted to follow such an existence, but, like everyone else I know, the reality is rather different.

Over the last several weeks I have been completely absorbed in work. Fortunately, I love what I do, so often, it doesn't seem like work at all, even with all the deadlines and snafu's that inevitably pop up. Such is life.

What follows below are teaser shots of my most recent - and nearly finished - residential project. A year of labor, stress, long hours, anxiety and challenge. But, my clients still love us (I hope!?!) and it has been a genuine thrill to see the smiles on their faces as they walk through their beautiful new beach house.

After the next visit or two, all will be done, and I'll unveil the whole of it as soon as I can here.

Living Room... still in progress

Paella please...

I dream of such a bedroom for myself...

A Tub with a View

A special room for the nectar of life.

And now back to the insane rush to pull together our MetHome/Showtime Showhouse project. Sometimes, I think I'm Tara myself.


  1. Francine - so stunning this home. You must be on the edge for the big reveal to the homeowners? What you've accomplish is so serene, tasteful, timeless and just plain gorgeous. Bravo! Looking forward to more. ~ Deb

  2. What a fabulous beach house! You've really done a beautiful job. I'm sure they will enjoy it!

  3. What a beautiful home! Love your blog. We know you have to work
    but don't stop writing about your travels; some us are armchair

  4. Francine, working with you is not just a pleasure, it is a treat. We are very
    lucky. And incredibly grateful for the passion and love you put into our house. It really is a work of art - and all the stress that comes with construction was more than worth it in the end (at least for us!). Everyone coming into the house is speechless - and so are we sometimes! We are still getting used to the idea that we live here.


  5. Have a wonderful weekend Francine and I hope you have a little time to relax, xv.

  6. Wow Francine, congratulations for this amazing blog! Entertainig and fascinating
    We met in your store a while ago

  7. How gorgeous! I esp. love the bedroom - the headboard is stunning.
    AND I was stunned by your comment - i had no idea about that chandelier- omg, it is SO blatant! thank you for opening my eyes and also for reading my blog, I am thrilled!

  8. Oh wow. But where did you find the space for the wine cellar?


  9. Such lovely work ... and such a beautiful blog!
    I just found you through Dumbwit Tellher and will look forward to visiting again -


  10. Good Morning Francine,
    What a pleasure it is to meet you! I have taken some time this morning getting to know your wonderful blog & your fabulous work.
    Thank you so much for your kind words & comment. I am absolutely thrilled to be in such fine company with you and Art de Vivre!


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