gotta start somewhere


bonsoir mes amis, ça va? it’s close to midnight and what with it being a travel and full on work day, i daresay je suis un petit peu fatigué…


i made it to high point and met with local legend, william thorpe.


he’s kind of my hero cause he has warehouses and a showroom full of swirls and curls


both attached and freeflowing on everything from furniture to mirrors to lamps and cornices



if he finds a treasure he creates a mold so it lasts forever and can can be repeated in different applications.


he’s got legs and flowers and carved bands.


not everyone is as passionate about this as i am but with him i met my match.



just being in the workspace is so inspiring and my mind starts racing with ideas.


focusing is almost impossible!



but i’m determined to hone in and tomorrow choose chair frames that we’ll use for the first collection.



and we’ll be taking some trumeau mirrors to desirant in asheville.


but that’s a whole other story. for wednesday.


i guess some people are just soulmates, not in the romantic sense. more like undeniable kindred spirits.


anyway, that’s the roundup for today, it’s a process, that’s for sure, and i am happy to say, it’s a wrap! a demain~

November 15, 2016. Desirant, French Interiors, Furniture, High Point, Manufacturing.


  1. Sabrina Brown replied:

    Ohhhhhhhhhh, Claudia!!! Such Gorgeousness!!! You are a Treasure–Thank you so much for sharing.💝

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Liz sandor replied:

    Wow!this is heaven .

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Susanne replied:

    The heart skips with each photo! Thanks for letting us take a peek once again into your world of inspiration, design and wonder.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. logan wilhelm replied:

    Great to see you in your element, what a treasure trove of design and inspiration!

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      Oh it really is…every time I go there’s something new to discover and he lets me really hunt around.


  5. Chryle replied:

    Dearest Claudia~

    Brilliant! I’d probably go mad in such a place of possibilities! Your photos are, in and of themselves, fabulous inspiration. As always, thank you for sharing…. ;)

    Wishing you all the very best… and then some!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chryle replied:

      Dearest Claudia~ Any chance you would share Mr. Thorpe’s contact information… my google skills got me nothing? Thank you, c.

      Liked by 1 person

      • The Paris Apartment replied:

        Hi Chryle! How have you been? I just realized the comments were going into my “Social” email instead of my inbox. Of course I’ll put you in touch with William! His email is Tell him I sent you!


  6. rumah replied:

    whoah this blog is great i really like reading your
    articles. Keep up the great work! You already know,
    a lot of people are hunting round for this information,
    you could help them greatly.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Tonita replied:

    Oh,,, Just found your lovely blog. And what a post to land on… I could set up a claw foot tub in the midst of of all those treasures and just sit and soak and stare at all the lovely treasures. Sigh.


  8. Stephanie Z replied:

    So happy I discovered your beautiful blog! What an inspiration. I love, love, love some of the fabric swatches and trims you photographed. All the chair frames and illustrations are amazing! Cheers from Los Angeles :)


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