One such marvel is a 1972 painting of her mother by Margaret Trwin, which hangs by the stairwell. "I get to see my mother every day when coming down the stairs," she shares. "I also find her gaze incredibly strong and honest in this painting. It serves as a reminder to me that beauty, honesty, integrity and fierceness can all coincide together!" As you make your way past the sun-drenched patio, living and dining room, the staircase leads you upstairs but not before a brief pause to admire her sister-in-law's painting, as well as the aforementioned portrait of her mother.
At her 11th year working for French accessories brand Longchamp, the general manager's interior design tastes is a reflection of the brand's aesthetic. Unafraid of colour and embodying the femininity, freshness and elegance of the quintessential woman on the go, Longchamp's identity is interwoven in the snippets of stories she chooses to display throughout her two-storey bungalow. Helping Jean De Dieu tell her story is Leila Rossi
, an interior designer whom she fondly refers to as the best kept secret in town. Rossi was introduced to her by the owner of Bungalow 55, a home decor store she frequents in Cluny Court.