Parisian Picks

These ooh-la-la decorative elements most certainly have a certain je ne sais quois, oui?

FURNISHINGS | inspired design

Product styling by Tanya Zager Chisholm

Top to Bottom: Schumacher fabrics — Aylesbury Vase in Delft and Hatfield silk damask in Mineral, to the trade, plus Hagopian Adriatic Nepalese rug, starting at $3,360; Michigan Design Center, Troy (Schumacher) and metro Detroit Hagopian stores,

Helidor lamp/Jean-Louis Deniot collection, $3,192, Baker Furniture, Michigan Design Center, Troy

The Finial Company wood/resin finial, $72, Decoroom, Michigan Design Center, Troy

Epoq armchair, starting at $3,530, Roche Bobois, Birmingham

Epoq sofa, starting at $5,840, Roche Bobois, Birmingham

Exquisitry in Fenton

La Petite Maison photos by Erin Marie Miller 

La Petite Maison presents beaucoup style!

LINDA JOLIAT, OWNER of La Petite Maison, 107 W. Shiawassee Ave., Fenton, fell in love with France after her first trip there, and has continued her love affair for more than 25 years. The idea for her French shop began while spending time in a historic French chateau doing art restoration. “I brought treasures home for my friends, and the next thing I knew, it had grown into a small business,” says Joliat, right. La Petite Maison offers upholstered pieces (custom headboards are popular); several have been rebuilt from the frame up and covered in beautiful fabrics. Joliat also repurposes furniture for the store and individual customers. She travels to France four times a year and will host a bon voyage sale in February, in preparation for her March buying trip. Upon Joliat’s return, it isn’t unusual to see a line outside her door with shoppers curious to see  her new wares (see some of the intriguing bedroom pieces at far right). “I bring back antiques, clothing, linens, and fabrics.” — Tanya Zager Chisholm