A Look Back…

The 2015 San Francisco Fall Show

We’re all looking forward to a return to normal; a time when visiting a restaurant, a concert or an art and antiques fair is not something to think twice about. In the meantime, we can always reminisce about the days of old (i.e. pre-2020) when we did not appreciate the little things quite as much as we do now. In that spirit, here is a trip back to 2015 when the show theme was fittingly, ‘Time After Time’.

The Show introduced a new element to the Grand Entry Hall in 2015: The Designer Vignettes. With the support of DE GOURNAY, we set out to create curated scenes that tied in with the show theme and showcased items from our illustrious exhibitors. For each vignette, de Gournay created custom, hand-painted wallpaper in collaboration with each of the designers.

The designers invited for the inaugural year of the vignettes were FISHER WEISMAN, ALLISON CACCOMA and GEOFFREY DE SOUSA, along with architecture firm IKE KLIGERMAN BARKLEY who was tapped to create the vignette structure, a black shingle-style that drew on the crisp geometry of origami to create a series of porches; folded planes of cedar shingle supported a timber pergola, creating shingle-framed stages for the vignettes.

The 2015 Grand Entry Hall Vignettes

Fisher Weisman’s ‘Midnight Tea in the Garden of Antiquity’ was a fantasy scene featuring Andrew Fisher’s 24k gilded tapestry floating against the custom de Gournay wallpaper, with pieces from exhibiting dealers.

‘Midnight Tea in the Garden of Antiquity’ by Fisher Weisman Photograph by Drew Altizer

Allison Caccoma created ‘Lounging in the Reflection of the 18th Century’ by wrapping the walls in a custom de Gournay paper–a bold version of an 18th century textile design documented at the V&A in London. She enlarged the scale of the pattern and paired it with a high-gloss, graphic painted floor, giving it a contemporary feel. Mid-century salon chairs paired with an 18th century cabinet and modern lamp work together in an endurance of the test of time.

‘Lounging in the Reflection of the 18th Century’ by Allison Caccoma. Photograph by Drew Altizer

Geoffrey De Sousa paid homage to his Portuguese heritage and the mid-century Brazilian furniture designer, Joaquim Tenreiro with ‘Passagem do Tempo’ (Passage of Time). The vignette was surrounded by the sculptural Araucaria Forest hand painted on silk by de Gournay.  The horizontal, spreading branches reference the space age forms iconic to the mid-century period. 

‘Passagem do Tempo’ by Geoffrey De Sousa. Photograph by Drew Altizer

The Loan Exhibit, curated by Philip M. Bewley presented a selection of some of the finest period clocks produced in the late 18th century from the private collection of Ann Getty. These extraordinary clocks have movements by the finest horologists of the day, with cases that express the highest aesthetic ideals of the period.

‘Time After Time’ Loan Exhibit, curated by Philip M. Bewley, Photograph by Drew Altizer

Our exhibitors that year brought the very best as always. And all was unveiled at the Opening Night Gala, an evening everyone looks forward to each Fall, and that we look forward to once again in the near future!

Michael Purdy, Jack Calhoun, Trent Norris, and Jay Jeffers. Photograph by Drew Altizer

Kaylee Whitworth. Photograph by Drew Altizer

Show Chair, Suzanne Tucker and Summer Tompkins Walker. Photograph by Drew Altizer

Pamela Babey and Kathleen Taylor. Photograph by Drew Altizer

Samantha DuVall Bechtel and Darren Bechtel. Photograph by Drew Altizer

Alison Gelb Pincus, Flynn Kuhnert, Hutton Wilkinson. Photograph by Drew Altizer

Trevor Traina and Alexis Traina. Photograph by Drew Altizer

Hilary Helfrich, Ally Fleming. Photograph by Drew Altizer

Happy Shoppers! Photograph by Drew Altizer

By Ariane Maclean Trimuschat

Ariane served as Show Director for the San Francisco Fall Show for seven years through 2019. She is now the show’s Director-at-Large, living in Westport, Connecticut with her family.  Follow Ariane on her blog, SOJOURNEST, where she focuses on all things home and travel and on Instagram at @arianetrim

Designer Discourse: Eugenia Jesberg

A Q&A Series with Prominent Designers Circle Members

Eugenia Jesberg’s designs can be described as traditional elegance with unexpected pops of color. Her oftentimes neutral palate can take surprising turns with projects infused with rich colorful motifs and textiles. It shows her breadth of knowledge and understanding of a home, not just the architectural structure, but as a reflection of both its location and inhabitants. Interior design must encompass all three. Jesberg founded EJ INTERIOR DESIGN in 1993 as a full-service design firm, providing interior design as well as architecture, furniture design and construction management. Almost two decades later, her portfolio shows a delightful body of work that is artful, tailored and exceptionally livable.

This Stinson Beach project involved taking down a 1950s-era house. EJ Interior Design used a neutral palette within the main house and focused on texture to tell the story of its seaside surroundings.  The barriers between inside and outside seem to melt away in this dreamy beach house. Photograph by Brad Knipstein

I talked with Jesberg recently about the tools, inspiration and principles that propel her in the design field.

Ariane Trimuschat: What was your first introduction to design-what drew your interest in the field as a career?

Eugenia Jesberg: : I grew up in Pasadena, California in a traditional colonial style house. My parents made it beautiful with their growing interest and collecting of antiques, art, and furnishings. My mother, a consummate Francophile, continues to keep her home beautiful and current. In my family we all have a passion for home, garden and entertaining. After college I landed a job in finance but after 8 restless years, I made a decision to follow my love of design. I enrolled in The Academy of Art College to “study” interior design. While taking classes I also worked at a showroom, then a 2 year stint at a design firm on Sacramento Street and then on my own! Fast forward after 28 years of EJ Interior Design I still love what I do. In 2020 the important addition to my business happened… Emma my beautiful, smart, and driven daughter joined EJ Interior Design. I am proud to have a thriving and still growing design business. I am grateful to my committed team and loyal clients.

Craftsman style estate in Kentfield. Jesberg chose a warm neutral palate throughout the public rooms. Andy Warhol poppies and the Christopher Brown bird paintings. Photograph by Eric Rorer

AT: What are your key influences? Where do you get your inspiration?
EJ: Travel! From India to Marfa, every trip near and far provides inspiration. I still turn to my design library of books and magazines for inspiration. Also, my clients inspire me, although we are their guide through the design process, we strive to pull out their best as well. Seeing new product and innovation in the design world also fuels me – we recently were inspired by a Pierre Frey fabric and now have used that as inspiration for a rug! I can’t deny that Instagram is a source – a quick daily scroll allows Emma and my team to bounce ideas around. I am loving some of design podcasts as they have provided me comfort throughout the pandemic.

Craftsman style estate in Kentfield. Jesberg collaborated with IR Hadley Construction for an entire remodel, placing an emphasis on the art and custom details. Photograph by Eric Rorer

AT: Name three design tools you can’t live without.
EJ: Tracing paper, my tape measure & scale.

AT: If you could design any property in the world, which would you tackle?
EJ: Tough question…I like to work all over, variety is the spice of life but as I don’t get to the east coast as much as I like it would be fun to work at a historic Newport, Rhode Island estate. I like clean early lines of American design, but with a modern twist with respect the architectural history and heritage of the area. Also, I love the east coast in the summer!

Stinson Beach, CA. Photograph by Brad Knipstein

AT: What are the first three things you consider when planning the layout of a house?
EJ: Flow, proportion & scale.

AT: What design element should one focus on and invest in most?
EJ: The best quality you can afford and never skimp on the textiles.

Stinson Beach, CA. Bedroom. Photograph by Brad Knipstein

AT: What have you learned during this pandemic? How has it affected your business?
EJ: The importance of home and comfort. Improving our digital presentation materials and processes.

AT: Are you seeing any new trends in what your clients are asking for/ prioritizing after the year we’ve had?
EJ:
Versatility, indoor and out… and more wine storage!

Stinson Beach, CA Kitchen. Photograph by Brad Knipstein

AT: What course of study was most relevant to what you do as an interior designer?
EJ: Drawing and drafting, I still hand sketch and it is so satisfying.

AT: What is the most impactful interior design lesson you’ve learned in your career?
EJ: All aspects of communication. It is important to be able to effectively convey something very visual. When to put my business hat on… and have a team that can do some things better than me!

Craftsman style estate in Kentfield. Photograph by Eric Rorer

AT: What keeps you coming back to the SF Fall Show each year? What do you most look forward to at the show?
EJ:
Aside from the caviar and the lamb chops? I love the new show with modern art and furnishings paired with beautiful antiques. I remember attending my first SF Fall Show in the 1980s and purchased a fabulous English print of a seashell, still something that I still cherish.

Prints of seashells, purchased at the Fall Show in the 1980s

AT: What are three things you see shaping the future of design?
EJ:
I see that the 30 somethings are shifting a bit more to traditional design online purchasing – I hope that this doesn’t eliminate showrooms continued use mix of materials and textures in textiles and furnishings

By Ariane Maclean Trimuschat

Ariane served as Show Director for the San Francisco Fall Show for 7 years through 2019. She is now the show’s international liaison as Director at Large, living in London with her family.  Follow Ariane on her blog, SOJOURNEST, where she focuses on all things home and travel and on Instagram at @arianetrim.

Designer Discourse: Laurie Ghielmetti

A Q&A Series with Prominent Designers Circle Members

Laurie Ghielmetti’s design work can easily be described as sophisticated, daring, and at times, whimsical. It is also unique in its artistic components. Her firm, LAURIE GHIELMETTI, specializes in both interior design and art consulting. An avid collector herself, she incorporates art into her designs as a natural element of any space. She has a keen eye for contemporary art and is passionate and incredibly knowledgeable about it. With more than 30 years of experience in the business, Ghielmetti’s full-service firm works with clients throughout the Bay Area, from initial concept to the final installation. Her work has been featured in numerous prominent design publications.

Living Room, San Francisco Condominium. Photograph by Robert Whitworth Creative

I asked her a few questions recently about the tools, inspiration and principles that propel her in the design field.

Ariane Trimuschat: What was your first introduction to design-what drew your interest in the field as a career?
Laurie Ghielmetti: I have always seen design as a natural extension of my passion for contemporary art.  I was fortunate to have as a mentor, my mother’s sister, a designer of note. We began working together in the 1980s, and that experience made me recognize how much I wanted to work in the field and how much there was to learn.  By the end of the decade my aunt guided me towards the start of my own business, a direction that has been life-changing!

AT: What are your key influences? Where do you get your inspiration?
LG: My key influences come from travel and viewing the culture of others, especially how color and architecture drives interior design.  I feel fortunate that inspiration comes readily, as well, from daily life.  Seeing the changes that nature brings and adds with each season and the light and shadows of each day.  We try to use that light to create an additional layer of beauty to each home.

San Francisco Residence. Photograph by Robert Whitworth Creative

AT: Name three design tools you can’t live without.
LG: My ‘tools’ are all relationship-based, the art of collaboration, the discipline of listening, often to discern yearnings left unsaid.  And, the pure joy of working with my colleague of more than two decades, Kelley Matusiak.

AT: If you could design any property in the world, which would you tackle?
LG: In 2005 my firm was hired by the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand.  We started working in collaboration with a Thai architect on two penthouse units in a luxury building under construction.  Almost a year later, on the day of a final presentation to our client, we learned that there had been a military coup and the Prime Minister and several of his deputies were leaving the country. Needless to say, we did not complete the job for him, and I think about our ideas for furnishings those penthouses to this day!

Dining Room, San Francisco Residence. Photograph by Robert Whitworth Creative

AT: What are the first three things you consider when planning the layout of a house?
LG: Always, the topmost considerations in planning a layout are a deep understanding of the needs and lifestyle of the client, the natural light that influences the rooms at different times of the day, and the strength and beauty of a well-curated marriage of art and furniture.

AT: What design element should one focus on and invest in most?
LG: We advise clients on both art and furnishings, and we underline the importance of the strength and endurance of quality pieces no matter what the budget level.  A case in point is a sofa I purchased in the early 1980’s, which was reborn three times through re-upholstering before I moved on with another piece.

Living Room, Carmel, CA. Photograph by Robert Whitworth Creative

AT: What have you learned during this pandemic? How has it affected your business?
LG: The pandemic has taught us many things, not the least of which is to be grateful for the beauty of a moment.  We have learned even more about the strength of relationships and the importance of personal interactions.  And, I believe we will never take for granted again all of the options and choices provided in our daily lives.

AT: Are you seeing any new trends in what your clients are asking for/ prioritizing after the year we’ve had?
LG: The pandemic has given us reason to rethink how and where we work.  The need for private spaces has never had more meaning, even as rooms are being repurposed to provide multiple functions. A fundamental lesson that this pandemic chapter has shown us is that people want to view their home as a source of beauty, comfort and tranquility.  Our industry is responding to this mandate with positivity, helping to create thoughtful and joyous spaces for each person in the house.

Living Room, San Francisco Residence. Photograph by Robert Whitworth Creative

AT: What course of study was most relevant to what you do as an interior designer?
LG: My course of study is unending.  Over the three decades that I have worked as an art advisor and interior designer, I have found that my education continues on a daily basis.  Learning from clients, from the design community, and from the life experiences that come from travel.

Dining Room, San Francisco Residence. Photograph by Robert Whitworth Creative

AT: What is the most impactful interior design lesson you’ve learned in your career?
LG: I have learned that a home is never truly completed, nor should it be.  As life’s chapters unfold, we have the opportunity and actual need for growth and change.  A client who downsized from a larger home understood that not all of the furniture could be used in the transition, but asked that we find space for all of the art pieces collected over time.  In so doing we discovered that in the smaller space, the art was actually more of a focal point and changed the way that all of us looked at the space and the collection.

AT: What keeps you coming back to the San Francisco Fall Show each year? What do you most look forward to at the show?
LG: The Fall Show is made up of countless moments of inspiration. Each year offers the pleasure of the search, the discovering of something meaningful for a client, and the moments of clarity that come from ideas learned from one of the lectures.  One of the great joys of an antiques show is the knowledge that the addition of a single piece that has already had a long life, can add and expand an already beautifully curated space. One of our clients with whom we have a decades-long relationship, is delighted and enthusiastic each year as we find and share our ideas on pieces every year from the show.  The result is an eclectic collection of wonderful one-of-a-kind pieces that represent the quality and diversity of the offerings of The Fall Show.

Living Room, San Francisco Residence. Photograph by Robert Whitworth Creative

AT: What are three things you see shaping the future of design?
LG: As a designer I have learned to embrace the fact that change is constant, and adapting to change is essential.  Clients are so much involved in every decision now and offer the strength of knowledgeable opinions. This more than anything has changed the nature of collaboration and made it a more intensely rewarding process.  In many ways it has helped us share the joy of interior design and art consulting.  As long as that thread holds that spirit together, the future is welcoming.

By Ariane Maclean Trimuschat

Ariane served as Show Director for the San Francisco Fall Show for 7 years through 2019. She is now the show’s international liaison as Director at Large, living in London with her family.  Follow Ariane on her blog, SOJOURNEST, where she focuses on all things home and travel and on Instagram at @arianetrim.

Designer Discourse: Kelly Hohla

A Q&A Series with Prominent Designer Circle Members

Of all the terms interior designer Kelly Hohla uses to describe her design philosophy, I love ‘unexpected edge’ the most. I think this is what most people want. It’s what makes a room unique and interesting. Hohla delivers on this with rooms that are tailored and stylish, but never boring; they are layered and intriguing, they draw you in. She opened her San Francisco based firm, KELLY HOHLA INTERIORS, in 2011 after starting in the business working for two other renowned Designer Circle members, Paul Wiseman and Jay Jeffers. Her portfolio includes homes across the United States, from the Bay Area to Hawaii to Montana to New York.

Tahoe open Living/Dining/Kitchen space.  Soaring ceilings paired with pocketed doors that push in to open the entire room to the outdoors.  Sheer drapery softens the architecture and frames the view.  There is a mix of custom and vintage furniture including a 13’-0” slab top walnut dining table paired with vintage chairs by Harvey Prober, vintage inspired chairs by Van Akker, and chandelier by Gabrielle Scott.  Art by Nathan Olivera from Berggruen Gallery.  An extra large bronze coffee table by Tuell and Reynolds is the center of the lounge area, with leather wrapped sofa by Jeup, and vintage inspired chairs atop a custom designed rug fabricated by Mark Nelson, custom designed walnut side tables fabricated by Tom Sellars and blue glass lamps from Porta Romana. Architect: Shay Zak, Contractor: Vineyard Construction, Photographer: Mathew Millman

Hohla’s offering for the 2020 SAN FRANCISCO DECORATOR SHOWCASE, ‘Salon d’Etude’ was one of my favourites in the house. It was a dining room for our current times, a place that understands that dining rooms can (and should) be for more than just formal dining.

Hohla answered my questions about the tools, inspiration and principles that propel her in the design field.

Ariane Trimuschat: What was your first introduction to design-what drew your interest in the field as a career?
Kelly Hohla: My first job in interior design was at the Wiseman Group, where I spent the first 4 ½ years of my career. To be honest, it wasn’t a job that had ever occurred to me before. When I interviewed and learned about all of the detail and creativity that goes into great interior design, I knew it was a good path for me. Not a bad place to learn- I am forever grateful to TWG, & adore them to this day.

AT: What are your key influences? Where do you get your inspiration?
KH: I find that I am inspired by fine art, movement, nature, complimentary contrasts, craft, good conversation, history and travel.

Bay Area Peninsula, CA: Entry to the home we continued many of the exterior materials in through this space so that it would have an in door/outdoor feel such as the limestone floors, stone walls, and cedar ceiling.  The double height windows by Brombal frame the view and set off the sculptural plaster stairs.  Double height sheer drapery was brought in to soften the materials and frame the view, and elegant custom stair runner from Mark Nelson draws you into the space. Architect: Richard Beard, Contractor: PCH, Photographer: Paul Dyer

AT: Name three design tools you can’t live without.
KH: My scale, measuring tape, books.

AT: If you could design any property in the world, which would you tackle?
KH: A 2-story library–anywhere.

Jackson Hole great room.  Custom KHI designed digi-camo rug fabricated by Tai Ping.  Coxy extra large sectional by B & B Italia.  Sculptural coffee tables by Juin Ho, and swivel chairs upholstered in a Holland and Sherry wool check fabric mad by Bright group. Architect: Blaze Makoid, Photographer: Paul Dyer

AT: What are the first three things you consider when planning the layout of a house?
KH: Who is living there, how do they live, and what are their key words that define their ideal home.

AT: What design element should one focus on and invest in most?
KH: We often start with light fixtures–as they feel like part of the architecture and help to build the language for the rest of the interiors. Rugs are also very important–and the foundation of each space.

Bay Area Peninsula: The dining area in the great room was built around the idea to have a backdrop with a wall of chinoiserie wallpaper- hand painted by Fromental and custom colored for the space.  Whimsical and light vintage inspired floral glass pendants bring in the client’s personality, as does the antique rug from Tony Kitz.  Dining table is from Dessin Fournier with whitewashed wood top and hammered bronze bases.  Extra large mirror is from Coup de Etat.  Custom embroidered drapery panels add a layer of detail and elegance.  The teal green butler’s pantry peeks through in the background, drawing you forward to explore that and the kitchen and family spaces behind. Architect: Richard Beard, Contractor: PCH, Photographer: Paul Dyer

AT: What have you learned during this pandemic? How has it affected your business?
KH: Communication is key. Getting on the phone, having personal calls and chats with clients and vendors has really been instrumental in keeping connected and moving things forward with positivity. This has been a stressful time for all of us, & tends to make people a little indecisive, or spun about. Reaching out to connect and let clients know that we are here to help, and that they can lean on us with big decisions has been important & relationship building.

AT: Are you seeing any new trends in what your clients are asking for/ prioritizing after the year we’ve had?
KH: Of course, everyone is thinking differently about their work lives- where is there a table or desk space, how comfortable is the chair, and most importantly what is their home-zoom-background going to be when they are in a meeting. Additionally, people are dreaming about entertaining again, so the dining and entertaining spaces are key, as well as the outdoor spaces.

Bay Area Peninsula: Architect: Richard Beard, Contractor: PCH, Photographer: Paul Dyer

AT: What course of study was most relevant to what you do as an interior designer?
KH: Visual Arts- drawing, painting, sculpture. Also, I have a Communications degree, which is heavy in writing- and has been helpful with PR/Social Media.

Bay Area Peninsula: Kitchen with marble slab walls, waterworks fixtures, and an Aqua La Corneu range for a splash of color.  Pendants by Urban Electric, and comfy bar stools by Bright Chair.  A subtle grasscloth was applied to the ceiling to add texture and warmth to the clean white space. Architect: Richard Beard, Contractor: PCH, Photographer: Paul Dyer

AT: What is the most impactful interior design lesson you’ve learned in your career?
KH: There is no “wrong” or “right” in design- just different people, and opinions. If you are in the creative realm- there are going to be people that LOVE what you do, and people who just have a different perspective. The good news is – there are so many designers out there, so there is truly someone for everyone! Don’t force a client relationship, or “look”, or a budget that just isn’t a fit for your company or brand. Put yourself out there for projects and people that you are excited about (and who are excited about you). If it is meant to be, it will be.

Bay Area Peninsula: The Living room side of the great room has a steel bookcase to mimic the window materials, and feature the client’s collection of antique porcelain, and boxes.  The fireplace wall is mad of limestone that runs throughout the house, and the mantle is a Sir Edwin Lutchens inspired design.  Custom designed brass and marble coffee tables anchor the room, and are surrounded by holly hunt chairs, and a pair of Paul Frankel vintage chairs, and antique side tables. Architect: Richard Beard, Contractor: PCH, Photographer: Paul Dyer

AT: What keeps you coming back to the Fall Show each year? What do you most look forward to at the show?
KH: I have been attending for about 20 years now, and it’s been fun to watch things change over time. There are fewer antique galleries in San Francisco now than there used to be, it is really a great opportunity to see amazing and unique pieces with soul from around the globe, under one roof. Even if you can’t personally afford any of the pieces, to be in their presence & appreciate them is a gift, and hear about their stories. So many wonderful contemporary ideas come from inspiration opportunities such as this. Just as many great abstract painters first master more traditional techniques, I think many great designers do the same. Learning about the past is the most informed, and interesting path to the future.

Additionally, I get inspiration from conversation- so I look forward to that aspect of the Show as well. Connecting with individuals who make you think about something in a different way is inspiring to me. I don’t want mirrors around me- I want communication and thought-provoking contradiction. By connecting with other colleagues who I may only see once a year and hearing their experiences and opinions, and also by connecting with the dealers who are so passionate about their pieces- new ideas flow.

Tahoe master bedroom with custom designed bed, rug and ottoman.  Vintage benches add a kick of personality to the serene space.  Vintage inspired wing chairs are placed in the window to take in the views.  Chevron wallpaper by Philip Jeffries adds texture and warmth to the space. Architect: Shay Zak, Contractor: Vineyard Construction, Photographer: Mathew Millman

AT: What are three things you see shaping the future of design?
KH: The pandemic has definitely changed the way that we work, and present to clients. People’s ability & comfortability with Zoom and other online meeting tools has completely changed the way that we are able to work- it is easier to be more available, there are more short quick meetings, and you can work from anywhere. Additionally, I think that the end of the pandemic will bring a good amount of growth and change to the design industry- as people are looking at their homes differently and placing different value on the things in their home than they may have before. People are also evaluating relationships & who they want to spend time with- and where. I hear many people saying that they want to get back to entertaining, and can’t wait to have intimate groups of friends and family back into their homes. Less big parties- more quality time with loved ones.

Renderings have gone from watercolor/or hand drawn (which I love)- to photorealistic quality. There are good and bad elements to this for me. On the one hand, clients are able to see clearly and understand what they are getting, on the other hand- it takes a bit of the artistic quality and whimsy out of a space evolving more organically in the mind of the designer. Over-rendering can be painful when people spend too much time what-if-ing every minute detail. Sometimes the unexpected/unplanned elements are the best part of a fresh design- so we have to leave room for that.

Social Media continues to play a huge part in current design trends- as magazines get thinner as they shift more heavily to their online platforms. Instagram and Pinterest put images and ideas out at rapid rates- clients are participating more in the design process and ideas than they have previously. Again- this has both positives and negatives. Images, ideas and inspiration are at everyone’s fingertips- but it leads to a bit of an indecisiveness at the same time, and can water down the creative process. Designers can use images to be inspired, clients tend to want to duplicate only what they “can see”. At the same time, these are also great tools for designers, architects, and contractors to spread their vision to a wider audience and come in contact with more potential clients than was previously possible. Lots of growth and change the last several years- we are enjoying riding the wave and experiencing new ways of doing things, and watching new young designers emerge out of all of this.

By Ariane Maclean Trimuschat

Ariane served as Show Director for the San Francisco Fall Show for 7 years through 2019. She is now the show’s international liaison as Director-at-Large, living in London with her family. Follow Ariane on her blog, SOJOURNEST, where she focuses on all things home and travel and on Instagram at @arianetrim