La Maison Home – Christmas 2011

I had the great privilege of spending some time with my friend – designer, innovator, shop owner, and one of the most beautifully generous people I know, Pat Celii – at her Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania store: La Maison Home. (Click to like them on Facebook!)

As you all recognise from my posts about La Maison Home, and Pat and her daughter Stephanie, I’m in awe in their stunning and thoughtful approach to having a Home Decor, and Antiques store. Not handiest do Pat and Stephanie make it a factor to fill their save with nicely crafted, handmade, and specific treasures – a few with years of patina and a significant history – but in addition they create stunning and unrivaled vignettes that capture a true experience of the beautiful, and genius creative spirit they’ve in mass supply.

Located on busy Route 1, in Chadds Ford, PA – just mins from stores like Terrain at Styers, Anthropologie, and Whole Foods, sits a captivating old residence – the region for La Maison Home. Decorated for the Holidays with an old sleigh and masses of fresh greens and diverse branches – La Maison Home looks like a chateau in France dressed up for a put up card all your household can drool over returned in the states, would not it?

La Maison Home is open Wednesday – Saturday 10AM – 5PM, and Sundays from NOON – 5PM.  If you’re living in the Brandywine Valley, you absolutely have to make La Maison Home a weekly stop, and if you’re planning on travelling that direction – make a point to add it to your itinerary. You won’t be disappointed. For those of you who live across the country and can’t possibly make it to Pennsylvania anytime soon – this tour should whet the appetite. Remember that if you see anything in these photos that strikes your fancy, you might be able to call it yours. Give La Maison a Home a call at 610-388-1229, and let them know you found something on Color Outside the Lines you’d like to discuss shipping. Without further ado:

Again, La Maison Home is set up in an old house, and Pat and Stephanie have taken the rooms on each of the two floors and clad them full of the finest of home decor and furniture in the Brandywine. The first room you see when you enter through the front door of La Maison Home, is the stunning room above. Set up with a dining, and living vignette, I can’t get over the way Pat and Stephanie have incorporated gray and still managed to make the space so warm.

La Maison Home specializes in impartial interiors, and items with a certain French flair that healthy into just about any present decor. However, if your present decor is simply no longer slicing it for you anymore, La Maison Home allow you to build a room from the ground up, ensuing in a room this is fantastically accrued, and could have all your buddies in awe.

I recognise, it is tough to depart a room packed with such beauty – however I promise it is going on and on and …

Wrap it up! All of it! This room, perhaps my favored in the shop (as though I should select!!), is packed with absolutely beautiful reveals. A french trumeau replicate, state-of-the-art french lime washed alrightdaybed included inside the maximum lovely heathered grey linen, and upholstered dining room chairs inside the fairest of blue and metallic gold all pull at my heartstrings. I let you know – it turned into tremendously tough to go away the shop without that mirror, however due to the fact I did – it is still there for considered one of you … LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY you!

When I talked to Pat at lunch, she told me that having the shop this past year or so has clearly been a dream come authentic for her. Having to prepare extraordinary vignettes weekly after masses of various things flow out and around the store, has her wondering out of doors the box, coloring outside the lines if you may, and he or she now thinks of rooms (and the way they function) in a new and fun manner. This is available in handy, as Pat additionally has an indoors layout enterprise called Keepsake Interiors. Her rooms are timeless, able to waft inside and outside of cutting-edge levels, and along with her even extra innovative experience owning the shop, you may bet her customers rooms mirror that schooling. If you are interested in collaborating with Pat as an indoors dressmaker, contact the shop to speak about your project. How first rate to have a shop full of awesome thought – after which additionally be capable of have the writer come over and set you up? Oh how I wish I lived towards Chadds Ford. Alright – sufficient of my babble … On with the excursion:

Yes, this is another excellent trumeau mirror – this time without the Swedish gray/blue paint. This room, complete with a complete dining revel in for 6, and a corner fireplace, is but another fantastic area full of proposal at every turn. Pat and Stephanie are sincerely on the top in their sport.

It’s not just furniture and decor accessories although – you may discover wine glasses, serviette rings, location card holders, candles, candle holders, pretty much something you want to make a house a home.

Even the smallest room of La Maison Home is packed with beautiful and provoking vignettes, and a number of the most tremendous furniture hand picked for the shop through Pat and Stephanie. This room is what you might see first, if you use the side front of the store. La Maison Home contains a number of specialty candles for your own home, one in all which has CDLV smelling suitable. If you get into the shop, take a look at out Pat and Stephanie’s series of Zodax candles. I even have the Lemon Verbena, and can’t let you know how a great deal I find it irresistible!

This yr, Pat and Stephanie unfolded the store’s "lower back room" to me and to those of you who may additionally were able to make their Holiday Open House. Filled with some of the matters that have yet to be rotated into the store, the again room is a amazing vicinity to snoop. Since it’s now not continually open for view, here’s your threat to be a voyeur:

One element you will see repeated in Pat and Stephanie’s vignettes at the store are the vintage paned windows subsidized with reflect. I confess I actually have never visible that before first journeying La Maison Home ultimate yr. It’s an tremendous way to bring in the delicate and rustic in a single piece.

Chairs covered in french grain sacks, vintage armoires finished in the maximum stunning of dutch blue paint, vintage copper jugs made into lamps, and baskets of splendor … All will finally get to look their day inside the primary rooms of La Maison Home, however you noticed it right here, first!!! Heading upstairs:

It were far too lengthy for the reason that my final visit, and this room had modified so much, I may want to rarely take it all in. What was as soon as a beautiful room of purple and toile, is now a blue and white plaid dream! A set of 4 antique chairs are included in custom slipcovers made from white linen. What’s even higher, is the upholstery underneath, a stunning orange velvet, might paintings stunning for the Fall and Winter holidays. Can’t you notice those at your house?

Next door, the "purple room" has many of the crimson accessories you might remember from earlier posts, however has modified quite a bit itself. I adore the portray inside the doorway, and that beautiful apothecary cabinet, do not you? I advised you there has been inspiration for each one at La Maison Home!

We end up our excursion inside the third bedroom of the second floor …

Breathtaking isn’t it? And did you catch the almost full wall of antique paned windows backed in mirror? So beautiful. It’s been my goal to work that into CDLV somehow, and if I lived closer to Pat, I’m sure she’d show me how. Just like she’d be willing to show all of you!

I realize this was a image heavy put up, however (if you may agree with) I without a doubt did slim them down! (Over 100 pictures to these 41). La Maison Home is fairly inspirational, and each unmarried surface is a photograph ready to be taken. I wish you all loved the excursion, and if you’re near, feel inspired to leap within the vehicle and do a little last minute searching for you and yours.

Thank you Pat and Stephanie for letting me once again photograph your store.

La Maison Home

810 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317



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Sun: 12:00 pm – five:00 pm

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