How did someone who graduated from law school end up with a design business and a retail store? It was a journey of self discovery but one rooted in a family history of design and decoration. My father, a doctor, loved antiques primarily because of their stories and their place in history and my creative and artistic mother adored color! In fact, our living rooms (we had a double parlor in our old Victorian home in the Garden District of New Orleans) was apricot and our dining room featured an apricot and bottle green flocked toile wallpaper - sounds horrible but it was really gorgeous! I minored in Art History in college but went to law school where I spent time in the library longing for graduation. When I moved to NYC and met my husband, we discussed my leaving the legal profession and he supported my decision to pursue a career in design and design history.