August usually offers a bit of a pause for French Country as most clients are either traveling, preparing for the school year or enjoying an end of summer vacation up north. Not this year. If you have stopped by the shop lately, you have either been received by my assistant or found a note on the door. French Country is happily in the midst of a full two-story house remodel in Brookfield, a kitchen remodel in Shorewood, two bathroom remodels in Wauwatosa and three interior design projects.

I have never been more thankful for such a devoted team of professional craftsmen who can plan and balance multiple jobs at once.  A special thanks to Scott, Elaine and my husband. I could not have juggled it all without your positive enthusiasm and hard work.

As if that wasn’t enough to keep us all moving, we sent off one of our own daughters to Smith College this week and flew up to Red Lodge Montana for a wedding & reunion where cowboy boots are formal wear, real men can get away with carrying a parasol, and guests are greeted by a baby bull.

This is French Country living at its finest.