The sprawling, art-filled home Monique Lhuillier has created for her family feels instantly inviting. The designer’s warmth of spirit and natural charm has clearly been passed on to her two children, whose manners rival those of some adults we know. On the day of our shoot, back in 2014, we were greeted by Jack and Sophia who immediately gave us a tour of the swoon-worthy space. Over the past 21 years, the Monique Lhuillier brand has become one of the leading fashion houses in the world, and the woman at the helm has learned first-hand how to create that often-illusive balance between being a mom and being a boss. The company, which Monique runs along with her husband, Tom, was founded in 1996, and is very much a family business. As Monique told us, “When you own a business and have a family, there isn’t the abundance of free time I once had and that can be difficult; a schedule provides balance. It’s so rewarding though to know that they see what we do and are proud of it.” Here, she shows us around her Pinterest-perfect Los Angeles home and shares her thoughts on all things motherhood–from fitting in exercise to incorporating Jack and Sophia into her business.