Le Chic Cocoon


I returned home yesterday after spending one week at High Point Market where I photographed the antique linens and textiles, the pillows and headboards, the people in bed (a post on this with photos will be forthcoming) for Pandora de Balthazar and where I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Jennifer Duchene, author of Le Chic Cocoon.

Meeting Jennifer for the first time in Pandora’s showroom, where she was scheduled to sign copies of her book, while people to her left and right got into bed to experience Pandora’s “Sleep System” and have their photograph taken by me and placed on Pandor’s Facebook page with the hope of winning a set of pillows–meeting her was a joyful and moving experience, so much so, tears welled up in my eyes upon seeing her and hugging her.

I returned home to today’s snowstorm and it feels fitting to write about Jennifer and her enlightening book, Le Chic Cocoon.

The book discusses the power of design and decorating and how a woman, in order to be her best self, needs a space of her own to flourish, dream, and be selfish, in the most positive sense of the word. By being selfish, we learn, a woman can unleash her creativity and reach her life’s potential–and this can all begin with designing and decorating a room of her own.

Fittingly, each of the seven chapters begins with a Virginia Woolf quote. Those of you who have seen the curbside finds posted here and on Facebook which Susan and I have mixed with our art and antiques, will understand why this quotes speaks to me: “Arrange whatever pieces come your way.”

In this thoroughly enjoyable book, peppered with quotes from Louise Hay to Lucille Ball, you will discover simple-to-follow action steps which will help you:

  • Create your Chic Cocoon
  • Increase your happiness
  • Cherish yourself daily so you are more present for your loved ones
  • Set boundaries that will empower you in evryday life
  • Get into the habit of saying YES…….to you
  • Decorate your Chic Cocoon

Jennifer is a graduate of UCLA Interior and Environmental program and has over 15 years experience in Design Color and Rearranging Furniture. She has been featured in Home Builders Magazine and named in the top 20 Interior Designs Firm by the San Jose Business Journal.

Le Chic Cocoon is available on Amazon and includes a Foreword by Ann Evanston.

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2 thoughts on “Le Chic Cocoon

  1. Bruce it was a true joy to meet you. Thank you so much for this lovely post. I am honored!Jennifer DucheneHome Makeover Mixtresshttp://JenniferDuchene.com


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