Making a house a home is one of the most creative things you can do. How you decorate your rooms, what you cook in your kitchen and grow in your garden define your surroundings as uniquely yours. Larger Cross will help you create an original country home by enhancing what you already have with thoughtful additions.
The inspiration behind many of the products you’ll find here is rooted in nature and the changing seasons. In spring that might mean spending time in the garden, prepping the beds and planting flowers and vegetables. In summer it’s harvesting what you've grown, preparing delicious meals with it and serving them at a wonderfully set table. Pies go in the oven and sweaters come out of the closet in autumn and in winter, it's a refreshing walk in the snow or relaxing on a cozy sofa in front of the fire. Throughout the seasons, there’s a dog or cat at one’s feet. I look for products to enhance these activities with style and beauty.
Originally from New Jersey, I moved to New York City after college. My years in the city were spent on creative endeavors; first at Cartier where I developed an eye for design and quality products, then culinary school, which led to several years as a freelance food stylist and furthered my life-long love of cooking and baking. Most recently, I spent 11 years in interior design, working with Alex Papachristidis, an AD100 decorator. After 20+ years in Manhattan, I’m back in New Jersey, enjoying life in the country once again.
Before I go, why the name Larger Cross? Larger Cross is a beautiful country road in the area where I live. It traverses rolling hills, cuts through fields and woods and passes by horse farms and old estates. It is an area rich in agricultural history and the barns and farmhouses used by local farmers dot the landscape. It is also a place where industrialists and financiers from New York City, attracted by the bucolic lifestyle, built large country homes in the late 19th Century. It is this intermingling of sophisticated and practical, along with the natural beauty of the area, that inspires the name and my outlook on things.
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