Sunday, January 30, 2011

~ Meeting Tara Shaw ~

Tara Shaw is one of those people who needs no introduction, at least to those of us who love her images in Veranda Magazine, and throughout blogland.  Who could forget Joni's hysterical account of hyperventilating as she raced through the streets of Houston to secure a pair of Tara's antique chairs?

Tara's dining room featured in Veranda Magazine in 2000
via Cote de Texas

Aqua blue French panels from Tara Shaw Maison in a kitchen

More of Tara's designs from Veranda 2005 via Cote de Texas

The former New Orleans showroom of Tara Shaw via Cote de Texas

So imagine my thrill when one of the first showrooms I encountered at the Winter show at the Atlanta Mart was Tara Shaw Maison.  Tara's reproductions are so exquisitely done that I was convinced they were antiques.  Her's was without a doubt my favorite showroom.  I would love to have one of everything!

Antique Italian painted chairs from Tara Shaw Antiques

And, just as you would expect, Tara is gracious and charming.  Yes, I need to hop in the car and take a quick trip to New Orleans to visit Tara Shaw Maison!  On second thought, make that a small U-Haul.

Tara Shaw and my friend Cindy Maniscalso, the talented designer and owner of Renaissance Interiors

Have a wonderful week.



Anonymous said...

Tara Shaw has some gorgeous antiques and nice that you got to meet her in person...

Anonymous said...

Oh my - I am still drooling! What fabulous style she has. It's unfortunatly a very long way from South Africa to New Orleans!
x Sharon

Laura said...

Wow, so much eye candy Lulu!!! How you could fill a huge semi trailer with goodies!!! I hope you are having a very lovely winter!!!
hugs from laura xx

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Beautiful post, Lulu! The pieces are amazing. I love the antique blue door off the kitchen!

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