How could I turn down a French Heritage showroom tour and breakfast invite that included hot homemade croissants and decadent French pastries!? (Jacques & Hennessy must have sensed my Louisiana French Heritage! Pun intended!) Growing up with LeBlanc as your last name made it easy to identify unwanted telemarketers, and like many others from a small Southern town, my father spoke fluent Cajun French, which is derived from the original French spoken by French soldiers and settlers in Louisiana before the arrival of the Acadians. But I, on the other hand, was busy conquering the levels of Super Mario Brothers and never made it past counting to 2o.
The lil’ “French Bistro”
Alas! A fashion-forward French furniture company is formed, (say that quickly 10 times!) when the worlds of an American-born fashion-model & a well-traveled-antique-market-explorer collide! When co-founder Jacques Wayser was a child in France, he accompanied his parents & siblings on their weekly visits to the Paris antique market and throughout the French and English countryside. This early exposure of European quality prepared Jacques for a company he would later own with his wife Henessy.
A variety of collections are available to accommodate various design styles, budgets & time constraints.
Avenue: The Avenue Collection features beautiful handcrafted European made furniture with hand rubbed finishes on the finest hardwoods. Furniture is made to order in custom sizes and finishes. Design styles range from traditional cabriole French to Art Déco.
Maison: This collection is comprised of quality crafted eclectic furniture made in Asia and custom finished in the US. Items are stocked in the USA for immediate delivery.
Urban: This modern collection is a clean, casual contemporary style with touches of Mid Century and Industrial Chic.
Salon: Sofas, Loveseats, Chairs & Ottomans. Salon benchmade upholstery features hardwood frames, quality fabrics, down seating and customizable sizes. It is hand made in North Carolina, and available as C.O.M.
As you can see, French Heritage is no stranger to style and customization! I just love the saturated color options and graphic patterns on these chests:
With a quick finish change, the Bizet Bombe’ chest takes on an entirely different look. Gold, pewter & silver leaf for a flashy touch…antique cherry has traditional roots, but don’t underestimate its sass…and finally, an ebony sheen if you’re craving Parisian Glamour!
One chest, many looks:
Thank you Gary, Jacques & Henessy, for introducing me to this wonderful new collection!