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
featured in Great American Kitchens
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.