As a lifelong lover of decorative arts, I'm fascinated by beautiful pieces, and it's not just their beauty that fascinates me. I want to know their stories, too. I'm interested in the people who designed and created them, the patrons who funded them, and the historical events that shaped them. I was an Art History and French major in college, and went on to a career in graphic design at a magazine before leaving my job to start a family. I'm now a wife and mother of three children, and I spend a lot of time taking care of my family. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and learning about decorative arts, textiles, and antiques.