Creating the Perfect Escape

Whether it's a retreat home or a special room in our own home, I love to create the feel of an escape. A dreamy space that's both beautiful and relaxing.

For me, that means French-inspired cottage style furniture and home decor. I love the feel of hand-painted, distressed wood furniture and decor, but that's not always easy to find. A few years back, we bought a small beach retreat and I really wanted to create a dreamy escape for my family and friends. It took forever to find unique, special pieces that would create the look and feel I wanted, and I found that many other vacation home owners felt the same way. So I decided to start a company that would make it easier to find beautiful, hand-painted shabby chic, French Country and Coastal Cottage furniture and home decor -- online, anytime. That company is Belle Escape,, an online boutique that features hard-to-find cottage chic furniture and home accents, including accent tables, chests, chandeliers, unique wall art, designer pillows, painted frames, decorative trays, and much more. I've started a number of companies in the past, but this one has been the most fun.  As I find unique pieces, I'll post them on this blog and tell you more about them.