house & garden 1950!
décor file: from the inspiration pile Sophie Gimble was our kind of woman. In an article that appeared in House & Garden (June 2000), Veronique Vienne opens a window in to the life of Mrs.. Adam Long Gimble. By day she was the designer behind Saks fifth Avenue’s exclusive Salon Modern catering to iconic women such as Estee Lauder and come night fall, Sophie was the preeminent hostess. Ms. Vienne tells the story that even though Mrs.. Gimble made entertaining seem effortless, she left nothing uninspected or anything to chance. “She would appraise every element- from the fabric of a place mat to the fold of a napkin.” Nothing went unnoticed. We, like Sophie, are champions of thoughtful details and a keen eye. There is no detail too small to garner our attention and, more importantly, there is no thoughtful gesture that passes us by unappreciated. For us fellows*, paying attention to the details is not a pursuit of perfection. It is an extension of grace and elegance which we wish to bestow not only to others but equally to ourselves. We believe in a life that is infused with beauty and style and when we have all the minute details in just the right place we can live a bit fuller, laugh a bit longer and enjoy to our heart’s content.
design and style for anyone seeking a life well-lived