Born into a family of highly creative designers and entrepreneurs Roxanne's family is her constant source of inspiration and encouragement. Her maternal grandfather Allan Adler, "silversmith to the stars", was not only her dear, sweet grandfather of whom she was immensely fond, but her greatest inspiration when it came to design advice. While spending many nights at her grandparents home while attending both USC and FIDM, her grandfathers design advice on numerous projects she completed at that time proved lifechanging. "Good designers know when to stop", and "Don‘t goop it up", are some of her fondest memories of advice. Her maternal great-grandfather, Porter Blanchard, was equally talented and is credited with being one of the best Arts and Crafts silversmiths in California. His stories within the family are legendary. He was quite the character and the artist!

Her father, a successful real estate developer, was/and is always cheering her on, sending her notes of encouragement, along with newspaper articles, such as, "If Debbie (Mrs. Fields) can do it, so can you." His can-do anything you "set your mind to" served as a backdrop for Roxanne‘s positive, "anything can be done" attitude. Being confidant and grateful for her God-given creativity she is able to fully enjoy her family support, her business and all that the concept of HOME means to her.

Where did all this take place?
Her parents home, her grandparents home, or their boat, the lake... and always around the family table. All of these precious life lessons, encouragement, laughter, and fun were exchanged at the always beautifully set family table! Privileged? Yes, but not in the way you would automatically think... Roxanne feels this privilege was the gift of listening to these hard-working men,

and women (those women, my mother and grandmother, had their backs! You know the quote, behind every great man stands a great woman!) was her heritage. This is where she gets her inspiration... wanting to set the stage for others to pass their heritage down through the generations. Her mission is to use design to help other families set the stage to instill their family legacies around the table, be it farmhouse, dining or picnic table... this is Roxanne's dream.

Her dream began to take shape in Paris, France while attending the Paris Fashion Institute (and the Sorbonne)and attending the couture shows at the House of Dior, YSL, and Louis Feraud the fire was lit under her that design was the way she felt passion! Through conversations with the design mentor Joan White, she saw interior design as very appealing.

Roxanne's style and inspiration is distinctly European. While in France and later Spain, where she lived for many years, she

developed an eye for detail and one of a kind pieces with a history and flavor new things simply couldn't compete. Antiques and antique accessories continue to inspire rooms and schemes throughout almost all the homes she designs.

Roxanne has written a book on shopping in Spain and Portugal, published articles on style and perception, and currently is featured in many articles and publications on design. She is especially enjoying teaching her daughter and friends a course in design, highlighting mostly fashion design.