Francine Gardner

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Occupation Furniture showroom owner / Interior Designer
Location New York, New York, United States
Introduction As a child growing up on a working vineyard in the South of France, I learned that both life and art are at their most beautiful when they maintain the integrity of their natural form. This lesson undoubtedly led me all the way to Boston where I not only met my husband, but also earned an MBA and a high-powered career in the fashion industry. While the fashion world was glamorous, my first love of nature, home and comfort quickly steered me towards the New York City SoHo District where I founded the "Interieurs Showroom" in 1994, later moving to Franklin Street in Tribeca in 2000. This showroom and retail store soon became a place where carefully selected home furnishings from around the world combined to create a modern and soulful living environment. As word spread of the "Interieurs" concept, I established the "Interieurs" furniture line and opened a boutique showroom expansion in West Hollywood. As I continue on my journey, I know that the intrinsic beauty of life will always serve as the greatest inspiration for design.
Interests Design, travel, food, art, gardens, reading, film, environment, Orangutans, Dogs, Cats and all other creatures, nature, wilderness, skiing, fashion ... in short, everything life has to offer
Favorite Movies Too numerous to list.... I tend to prefer art-house / independent films and documentaries. Almodovar is a favorite director
Favorite Music Mozart, Ravel, Opera, Sting EMINEM, Walela, Hip Hop, Pompenac compilations, and much more
Favorite Books Genre: American contemporary fiction. A sample of my favorite authors: Tolstoy, Stegner, Updike, Cunningham, Magib and many others.

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