Working as a decorative artist, art restorer, and designer, lots of time has been spent studying art history. Being in historic downtown Placerville, I wanted the store to have a period feel, so I chose my very favorite era, which is the Art Noveau period.
These were artisans who rebelled against the traditional Victorian froufrou of the day. Rather than spending hours, days and weeks carving intricate ornament, they chose to look to nature for inspiration. This organic devotion is where the beautiful sinewy lines originate. The human form was also frequently used as a beautiful, sometimes spiritual organic art element.
My husband and I put lots of love and experience into this little space. We hope you enjoy the energy we've created here.