When Sylvie was 12 years old she moved from San Francisco to Santa Cruz, California. Her house was about four blocks from the Goodwill. Sylvie would go there with her trusty red wagon and fill it with vintage treasures piled high. There was a guy working the yard who would give bargain hunters a price after sizing up their load. Her wagon loads never came to more than $2 and from there, she was hooked. Sylvie now runs Blossom Home, a beautiful vintage shop just south of San Francisco, in the charming town of Los Gatos.
performers (hey, some of my ancestors!), Sylvie has developed an eclectic and
artistic eye. Those experiences, as well as growing up in the 60's in San Francisco,
are what influences her home design style and it is perfectly reflected in her super
cool shop, Blossom Home. Her son, Marcel acts as shop DJ and likes to fill the air
with the sounds of 1940's French and Italian music. If your drop by on the right day,
you might also be in for a bit of tea and some design chat. Feels like Europe to me.
mixed of style that comes out just right. The little vignettes Sylvie has set up in the shop
are charming and full of French flair, ingenuity, and inspiration. It's just So Sylvie.
So Sylvie. Or, visit the shop Blossom Home, 633 University Ave. Los Gatos, CA 95032.
You can email her about her interior design services, as well. She was also recently
featured in the May '07 issue of Better Homes & Gardens.
*All photos courtesy of Sylvie.