objects of desire
Susan Sears fell in love with France’s cheery, distinctive home accessories during her very first visit there back in 1976. “I told myself that I’d come back when I was a little more flush and do some real shopping,” she recalls.
Sears has been lucky enough to turn that passion into a profession. With her aptly named Briarcliff Manor-based website, Quelobjet.com (literally “What an object!” in French), she helps shoppers bring France’s savoir-faire and style into their own homes. (Bonus: no passport required.) Whimsical ProvenÃ§al chickens, Parisian glass vases, and colorful linens inspired by the heritage of France’s Basque country—tablecloths, napkins, runners, placemats, tea towels, and aprons in shades of fuchsia, orange, lime, persimmon, and periwinkle—are bound to please Francophiles and fashionistas alike. www.QuelObjet.com