Header Affirmation 1
Be your own stylist
Do you want to learn my super easy tricks + pro tips to be YOUR own stylist? You can do it... let me show you how! Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Advisor
Header Affirmation 1

What fires me up is helping the everyday woman feel ready for her closeup. SNAP, you can do it!

Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Advisor

Make the most of what you’ve got by implementing my streamlined fashion stylist skills to stylishly increase your polished presence + self-confidence.

Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Mentor

Home Style- French Furniture House Taillardat Adds a Fashion Touch to Marie Antoinette, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Empire and Directoire pieces

Style Where You Sit: A modern spin on high-end 18th century furniture reproductions

You all must know that I cannot possibly imagine living in a home without the benefit of having something beautiful to look at and inspire by way of its furniture. For me, in particular, the chair can take so many artistic and creative forms that I wish I could collect as many as my other obsession- shoes and boots!

>>MORE: Home Style

I’ve almost run out of any possible space to add another "interesting" chair in our loft, so I’ve come to admire from afar, particularly ones that have a different design aesthetic from my home. Richard Nahem, who has a pretty fab pad in Paris, came across this incredible melding of design and fashion with classic high-end furniture reproductions on one of his Parisian walking tours.

Both Richard and I love La Fumeuse, pictured left, and we don’t even smoke! It’s a hot pink velvet "smoking chair," complete with with cigarette box by fashion designer Chantal Thomass. The chair is made of black varnished beechwood and nickel plated nails and fabric by Pierre Frey. Here’s what more of what he found –S.H.

Taillardat is a manufacturer specializing in luxurious high-quality reproductions of 18th century furniture including Marie Antoinette, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Empire, and Directoire styles.

Sketch for Chantal Thomass, Atout Cour

Sketch for Chantal Thomass, Atout Cour

They recently invited five key figures in the design and fashion worlds to create pieces of furniture that embody the luxury of the 18th century style that they are known for. The stunning and clever pieces by Chantal Thomass, Nina Campbell, Pierre-Yves Rochon, Serge Mansau, and Tristan Auer are on display at the Taillardat showroom along with the working drawings. Each piece comes in a limited edition of six.

And, ze piece!

And, ze piece!

Chantal Thomass, Atout Cour Made of black varnished beechwood and nickel plated nails and fabric by Pierre Frey.

>>SHOP: Home Style Trends

6a00d83451b0bd69e2014e86fe52e8970d-800wi

Nina Campbell,Temperance Hall Drinking Cabinet Made of mahogany with oxidized mirror and bronze patina.

6a00d83451b0bd69e20147e37e229a970b-800wi

Tristan Auer, Monsieur De- Chairs made of beechwood, one with silver patina, one with old fashioned gilding patina. Traditional upholstery with leather and double piping

6a00d83451b0bd69e2014e60236a5f970c

Serge Mansau, Sofa XVIII/21-02 Structure made of beechwood with black varnish, panels in raw oak, Regency chairs made of beechwood finished with gold. leaf.

6a00d83451b0bd69e20147e37e23d2970b

Visit In Paris:

Taillardat, Collection d’ Auteurs
Till April 1
44 Ave. Marceau, 16th arr.
Metro: Alma-Marceau
Tel. 01 47 20 17 12
http://www.taillardat.fr/

Published on March 30, 2011

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,