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Jacqueline deMontravel + Founder + ducks goose

 

Jacqueline deMontravel taking a packing break from a fabulous trip. She also has very little resemblance to this portrait.

Jacqueline deMontravel taking a packing break from a fabulous trip. She has very little resemblance to this portrait.

ducks goose follows a classic approach to the everyday and always with a little fun. Past experiences inspire. Character is shaped from the stories granny recounted, like the best way to stir up an emotion is to receive a dance card from the handsome lad you eventually married. Or how she raised a family in a vast yet imperfect home, heirloom pieces coexisted despite their incongruence, and having monkeys as pets.

Such edicts influenced my work as an artist, stylist, designer, editor, writer and author of seven books. Traditions I pass on to a little boy who came into the world in the middle of a deadline writing a book titled Hers. We have extended family who add to our momentum.

Motherhood reacquaints you to fat magic markers, The Giving Tree, bunny ear towels, glow in the dark constellations, and a robust round of duck duck goose. You learn to prioritize from an understanding of what’s important and how to create a style that works within a shared life.

Once your life becomes fuller your home, aesthetic and values tilt to a more genuine understanding of the daily rigmarole. There are many taps on ducks’ heads. It’s fast, exciting, and a great moment when you get the goose.

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