Tara Shaw took a chance.
In 1993, with $14,000 and a plane trip to Europe, Tara invested in French and Italian antiques, which she brought back to New Orleans to sell. She staged all of her finds at the Port of New Orleans and within 15 minutes, every piece had been purchased by designers and antique dealers.
Tara is now a fixture in the interior design world and has graced numerous shelter magazines. In 2004, recognizing that one-of-a-kind European treasures were slowly disappearing, she created her own line of high quality reproductions and called the line Tara Shaw Maison. Many of the pieces, including the iron bed and iron bench are part of her Crescent City Collection – items made in New Orleans.
I felt transported while at her booth at the NYIGF. To be among so many beautiful pieces felt like being wrapped in the softest cashmere blanket. The color palette is smooth and calming. The pieces speak for themselves…so without further adieu, here is Tara Shaw Maison.