Parisian Reproductions

Decorating shop Maison et Jardin

Philippe and Sylvie Sermadiras, owners of the stylish decorating shop Maison et Jardin, specialize in reproducing unusual antiques, which they find all over Europe. Their taste level and knowledge of furniture have made this place an important reference for Parisian decorators, who come here in search of items like a Napoleon III sofa for $2,500, plus the price of fabric, or an Empire-style table in mahogany with bronze decoration for $3,000. The couple work with the best artisans and manufacturers in France, which explains why their reproductions often have the same presence and richness as the antiques that inspired them. They change the decoration of their attractive shop regularly, which makes this a trend-setting address in Paris. Reflecting the revival of a style long rejected as being too heavy and elaborate, their current bestsellers are Napoleon III and Empire furniture and lamps. 120 Rue du Faubourg St.-Honoré; 33-1-45-61-93-30;
fax 33-1-45-63-56-16.