cottage chic

cottage chic

youth may be lavished with
many things,
but frequent flier miles
are certainly not among them—

this client is neither homebody,
nor conformist. world traveler,
cultivated hostess 
and rebel,
she wanted her home 
to ecstatically
proclaim 
nothing was out of bounds.

(heels mustn’t always
match your handbag)

in our translation,
english-cottage trappings vibe off
tonal shifts, a swirling concrete and
gold table, contemporary art and
sweeping memories of safari—

honoring her chic insouciance,
we placed bold tribal prints
directly in front of silk drapes,

a move that double dares anyone sass her back.