Owner, Maison de Provence
How did Maison de Provence begin? Upon completion of my interior design degree, I was inspired by my love of French architecture to design and build our current home. Accompanying a fellow designer on a buying trip to France, I fell in love with the “treasure hunt.” I realized that to pursue my passion I needed a venue to sell from, and Maison de Provence was born.
What makes it different from all the other antique shops on Magazine Street? Every dealer has a unique perspective or eye – I definitely have mine – and my clients usually love everything in the store. They appreciate one-of-a kind pieces that will stand the test of time and that will blend with period pieces. Clients also look for our contemporary inventory, and we have one of the best collections of mid-century modern coffee tables, bar carts and cocktail tables.
Tell us about some of your favorite things in store right now. We have hard-to-find painted French dining tables and painted Dutch buffet deux corps that can be repurposed as dry bars or display cabinets.
Tell us three things we wouldn’t know about the store. We offer residential interior design services and custom designed upholstery, and we have artisans who can fabricate period pieces to individuals’ specifications.
Tell about the range of things on offer at the store. Our 18th and 19th century collection includes buffets, chandeliers and wall sconces, dining tables and chairs and bergeres. We also offer mid-century occasional tables from French designers such as Maison Bagues and Charles & Jansen.
Maison de Provence
3434 Magazine St.