I would like to introduce you to the most famous
decorator in the South of France.
Meet Madame "Déesse du Soleil".
You've probably seen her work. She's world famous,
but really popular in Southern France.
She also has a very loyal following, especially this time of year.
They are called the Turnesols (sunflowers). They
absolutely can't take their eyes off of her. She also has
numerous fan clubs, coast to coast.
I love the work of Déesse du Soleil.
She has a real distinctive style. She prefers an
understated, soft look. In fact, if she thinks the
colors are too bright, she'll most often change them,
in time. She works slow too. She says that beautiful
things take time to evolve.
She told me that she loves France and she is flattered
when artists come to Provence to capture
her work. She said the French glorify her work, whether
interiors, exteriors, or the work she does in
She loves when people enjoy the fruits of her labor, no
matter how small.
Déesse du Soleil tells me the highlight of her day is
receiving invitations to people's homes.
(Sounds like my kind of lady).
She is greeted with open windows.
Photo by Nicholas Matheus
Many of her hosts want her presence just for the beauty she brings with her.
Photo courtesy Le Monde de Rose
She can be radiant when she enters the room.
Photo via Shootfactory via DesignersBlock
That is why many times you will see people with their back to her.European Antique Market at Bellarmine Designers' Showcase House
Then again, many like to get as close as they can to her.