Posted on September 22, 2015

Design Inspiration: Maison Tara Shaw

Design & Décor

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Tara Shaw’s jaw dropping New Orleans home is featured in the September/October issue of Veranda Magazine and it is nothing short of breathtaking.  A few years ago, I read how she began her business by saving up enough funds to travel Europe and purchase antiques to ship home and sell out of a warehouse.  Upon their arrival, she contacted every designer and antique dealer she could find and everything sold within minutes.  Due to the enormous success, she continued to purchase and sell antiques to-the-trade, thus, Tara Shaw Ltd was born.  Since that time, she has begun Tara Shaw Maison, an European antiques reproduction furniture line.

Tara’s Gustavian buffet à deux corps, 18th Century Swedish bench and 19th Century Italian chandelier are from Tara Shaw Antiques; wood dining table, via Tara Shaw Maison.

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The antique Swedish chairs are draped in Holly Hunt leather; floor sculptures are Evelyn Jordan.

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Antique Swedish cane chairs in Donghia linen slipcovers; oval mirror is from Tara Shaw Maison; floor mirror, Tara Shaw for Restoration Hardware; sculpture is David Lapin.

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The Gustavian daybed in a Holly Hunt mohair; pillow in a Fortuny fabric; sofa in a Libeco linen, Verellen; 18th-century Italian armchairs in Holly Hunt velvet; rug is by Merida; framed cameos are Tara Shaw for Restoration Hardware.

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The lilac graphic hand-painted wallpaper is by Porter Teleo; the reproduction benches are covered in an Old World Weavers fabric, via Tara Shaw Maison.

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Chairs are Mario Bellini; armoire is from Tara Shaw Maison; rug, by Merida

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Bed and mirror, via Tara Shaw Maison; 18th Century Swedish bench in a Kravet velvet.

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Gustavian daybed in a Libeco linen; coffee table, Tara Shaw Maison; Louis XIV armchair in a Donghia fabric; sisal rug is by Merida; framed intaglios, Tara Shaw for Restoration Hardware.

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I love the antique French paneling in Shaw’s master bath. Tub, MTI; fittings are by Graff.  I love the stool and chandelier.

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Louis XVI console has me swooning, via Tara Shaw Antiques; sink fittings, Grohe; 18th Century Swedish armchair in a Libeco linen; floor tiles are Walker Zanger.

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Chaises with cushions in a Sunbrella fabric, bench, and chairs, David Sutherland; 19th Century French urn via Tara Shaw Antiques.

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xoxo,

Brenda

Via Veranda, Photography by Max Kim-Bee

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