Journal

Writings and Musings by Scarlett.

My boutique design agency and the online shop are all me. I am constantly exploring the world and discovering hidden design treasures. Inspiration comes from everywhere – flora and fauna, bees and trees, stars and sky, architecture, delicious textiles, old stone floors and wooden doors, and my clients. My clients seek me out for my creativity, expertise, and style. Below are writings about my process, explorations, and my life experiences, going back to 2005.

Hello Friends, Those of us up here in Northern California are having a tough time with these fires, whether we know people that have been affected, the smoke is burning our eyes and we can’t go outside, just watching this horrible devastation on the news and not being able to do anything about it is...
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Hi Friends, Well it’s been exactly 12 years since I opened Saffron and Genevieve, and this is probably the last time I will celebrate that anniversary. The store was incredible for me, it changed my life, my outlook, me as a person and it led me to make so many friends that are the best...
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Hi Friends, I am back from my trip to Europe with no jet lag! It’s funny, the first time I went I had so much to say. The second time I was still in awe but sat back and enjoyed more. This third time was a bit different because we first went to Tuscany, a...
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Hi Friends, My goodness, isn’t this weather uplifting? I’ve been getting up unusually early for walk/sprints, a swim, and getting my fair share of vitamin D. The light and the sun and the warmth is so energizing to me! I hope whatever weather you have is also good for your soul. I’ve had many big...
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Hi Friends, How are you? I’m still waiting somewhat impatiently for summer, but not at all ignoring this gorgeous green spring. Every time I go outside a different fragrance is perfuming the air, and I can’t get enough! I am walking these hills more and more for a healthy mind and body. Breathing in the...
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Hello Friends, For those of us in Northern California who are anxious for blue skies and warmer weather, hooray, it is here!  The online shop – By George I think I’ve got it! I have been hoarding vintage and antique accessories – some of my very favorite pieces – for the online shop. I didn’t want...
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I didn’t post this photo of my office because I still haven’t finished the wing chair. I’m leaving it for now, but I need to add some trim to the base where I removed the skirt. I also need to order that fabric and make a real pillow. If you squint I think it looks...
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Hi Friends,  I hope you’re doing well. Me? I’m enjoying life, smelling the roses, working with lovely clients, and piddling along with my online shop.  I wouldn’t say I am any more or less productive or determined than I have ever been. I’m not searching or looking for my next step any more or less...
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Hi Friends, How are you? I do hope you’re ok. Me, I’m ok. Pretty good, actually. Other than fantasies of never leaving Tuscany when we visit there this June (I am SOOOO excited, it has always been a dream!). Just staying in a warm safe happy non-toxic bubble with good and simple food and wine...
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This new website is the third iteration in 12 years. As I sent off my Farrow and Ball color choices (always look to F & B for a limited palatte of perfection) to my designer a few months ago, I realized they were EXACTLY THE SAME as my first website. Colors do come and go...
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Adding products to my store is supposed to be easy, and it is, if I can remember all 37 steps that must be done in order, the same way every time. It’s the images that are making me insane. I am so very frustrated by this new photo program. Learning it is #16899 on my...
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My Dear Friends, I’m baack! I know, most of you probably did not realize I was gone. I don’t know why it happened (I was sad, I lost my mojo, I lost my motivation, I had ennui), and I am not sure how I came back. I do know that it happens to so many...
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Very much looking forward to 2017. This pic took back in May in the hills behind our house. My favorite.
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The winter (such as we have here in California) is getting to me – us this year. Andy, the cats and me look forward to open doors and windows, breakfast outside, and a high sun with extra daylight.
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