The well-placed original art pieces range from a set of Hirschfelds to a block of Jacob Lawrence prints (gifted from her father). A prominent work in the sitting room is even closer to her heart. â€œFor Christmas, Teddy surprised me with a piece that I had been admiring for some time. It is a 1922 French painting titled Les deMoiselle de Fantasie by HÃ©lÃ¨ne Perdriat,â€ says Avant.
The hallway leading to the kitchen and media room is lined with inspirational quotes, which she initially worried was overly sentimental. However, she received a dash of approval from an unexpected audience. â€œThe kids say they love reading the quotes,â€ says Avant of Sarandosâ€™ two children, Sarah, 17, and Tony, 15. Not surprising, however, since inspiring others seems to be in her DNA. â€œMy goal has always been to empower young people to become the best versions of themselves,â€ she says. â€œI will use my blessings to help improve the lives of others.â€