Almost daily, someone asks if my name is Josephine. It is not. But the name holds precious meaning for my family. It connects my childhood in a small southern town, my husband's childhood on his family farm in England, our son's birth country of Haiti, and our life raising four kids on the West Coast.
My small-town upbringing unexpectedly shaped my love for a traveled aesthetic. Even though my family lived in a rural area, my mother explored her passion for decorating and her love of travel. Her pursuit of both deeply influenced me. My visceral love of caned furniture, classic white brick houses with black shutters, and textiles from around the world began on Highway 67 West. I'm grateful to my mom for expanding our world and giving us an appreciation for design and other cultures even though we were nestled in small-town life.
Over the years, I remodeled and decorated several homes (and a bakery!) while raising our children and working in the entertainment business. I gained an education and a love for decorating and remodeling and spent countless hours sourcing fabrics, paint colors, textiles, wallpaper, furniture, hardware, lamps, art, and more. I’m grateful to have worked closely with experienced interior designers, builders, and tradespeople willing to share their professional knowledge. I loved watching these personal spaces transform.
In time, I've honed a decorating aesthetic that feels like home. I've been lucky to forge partnerships and lasting friendships with creative and talented people who share my passion and make up our team. We are excited to share our love of decorating with you here and in our shop.
Julie James Cutforth, Founder
Inspired by craftspeople & artisans.
We draw inspiration from the work of artists and artisans from many countries. Some of our favorites include block-print fabric from India, African mud cloth, antique Persian rugs, American ceramicists, Japanese block-print paintings, Iznik pottery from Turkey, and antique bamboo furniture from England and France.
We love to discover unique products from all over the world to support small businesses and hope that in doing so, we make it easy for our local community to enjoy artisan goods, brands, and art that connect them to a community of other cultures.