Quai de la Tournelle, 75005 Paris

Quai de la Tournelle, 75005 Paris

Presentation at the American Embassy in Paris

Presentation at the American Embassy in Paris

Simmering black-eyed peas, slow cooked ham, hot cornbread in an old iron skillet. Memories of home. The vision of a crisp white linen tablecloth, old family silver and glistening crystal goblets all come tumbling back. Devouring my mother's subscription to House Beautiful the moment I tore off the brown paper wrapping. Secretly re-arranging the living room furniture while my family was sleeping and lingering in a fabric store with my grandmother to touch and smell bolts and bolts of heavy pima cotton.

There comes a moment when we are at last ready to do what we have always wanted to do. The creation of flights of fancy is the natural fulfillment of my life-long passion for interior decoration and space design.

Over the years, I went on to study Interior Design and Period Furniture at the New School in New York, Art History at the École du Louvre in Paris and most recently received a degree in Interior Decoration and Space Design Consulting from MMI Déco in Paris, with an internship at the prestigious Molyneux Studio in the Marais. Having recently been named a Preferred Services Provider at the American Embassy in Paris, I am also a member of the Paris Decorative and Fine Arts Society as well as the Executive Committee of the American Club of Paris. As a fifth generation Texan, I have resided in Paris for almost 30 years and hold dual American and French citizenship. 

 
 

Welcome to Flights of Fancy

Walter Dickerson, an American actor in Paris, sits down with Sumner Hargrove, to talk beauty, style and her vision for the agency.

Keynote luncheon speaker, the American Cathedral in Paris

Keynote luncheon speaker, the American Cathedral in Paris

“How lucky the Junior Guild was to have you share your wonderful adventure with us! Your presentation was so perfectly prepared, delightful and interesting; and your enthusiasm about your new career was contagious. I think everyone was quite admirative of your motivation and hard work. My personal prediction is that you will be a smashing success! Many, many thanks again for an excellent program, Sumner, it was our best turnout for a luncheon in a long time... certainly the largest of this year. “
— Sondra Sefton, Vice President, Programs, The Junior Guild of the American Cathedral in Paris (France)
Article profiling  Flights of Fancy  in the monthly magazine of Sèvres (France), circulation 70,000 inhabitants

Article profiling Flights of Fancy in the monthly magazine of Sèvres (France), circulation 70,000 inhabitants

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