Architect’s Daughter

19th-century bibliothéque from Paris with fireplace mantel and trumeau  Photo by Architect’s Daughter

19th-century bibliothéque from Paris with fireplace mantel and trumeau

Photo by Architect’s Daughter

Large crest shield from Belgium  Photo by Architect’s Daughter

Large crest shield from Belgium

Photo by Architect’s Daughter

Interior designer Michelle Cheatham is the owner of Architect’s Daughter, a home furnishing and design company based in Napa Valley and San Francisco. Architect’s Daughter sources unique, authentic objects from around the world, selling primarily to the design trade. Michelle has a deep knowledge and passion for her products, and provenance is very important.

"Provenance is dedicated to quality found objects and materials, such as reclaimed wood and architectural salvage that have witnessed the passage of time,” she describes. "I like interiors to get better with age. To be timeless, not trendy. I want life and art to fill the rooms.” 

Michelle recently has been commissioned to consult, design, and build a project in Napa. She relies on her keen eye, understated confidence, and good taste to select the best one-of-a-kind finds and mix them with contemporary pieces. All original objects and accessories are investment pieces of unparalleled quality, hand-selected by Michelle herself. She travels for design inspiration.

“This is my new journey. This is my passion, to interact with people and travel.”

As for her design philosophy, she says, “My philosophy is to believe in yourself and stick with your own sensibility and passion, listen to your own visual voice and your audience will find you. Your employees and clients are your greatest assets – not your inventory.”

Michelle Cheatham  Photos courtesy of Architect’s Daughter

Michelle Cheatham

Photos courtesy of Architect’s Daughter

This will be her second show as a vendor at Market Hill. When asked about any special items we can expect to find at Architect’s Daughter, Michelle shares these key pieces:

  • Magnificent early 19th-century, bibliothèque (French bookcase) from Paris with fireplace mantel and trumeau (18’ wide x 10” high, original French blue paint), circa 1830.

  • Pair of French 18th-century zinc oeil de boeuf windows with mirrors.

  • Pair of steel doors found in a Paris train station.

  • Fabulous greyed oak counter with four drawers found in hotel in Northern France, 1890.

  • French Louis Phillip console from a Parisian manor’s kitchen, restored, cherry, 1850. 

  • Large crest shield from Belgium, wood, found in a castle in Brussels, 1850.

  • Louis XVI chocolate table with marble top, Bruges, Belgium, 1880.

  • Come see what else Michelle found on her travels and brought to Market Hill. 

French 18th-century zinc oeil de boeuf windows with mirrors  Photo by Architect’s Daughter

French 18th-century zinc oeil de boeuf windows with mirrors

Photo by Architect’s Daughter