Two summers ago I was lucky enough to receive the visit of a really charming guest, all the way from Texas.
Laura was over here on a buying trip for her new on line store, French Vintage Home, freshly created with her business partner Audrey.
The first time they met, Audrey and Laura discovered a mutual love of travel, adventure, design, entertaining, and of course, French antiques. An idea was born; to create a business out of those shared passions and bring it to the world in their own unique way
Together they form a dream partnership. Audrey has experience in house linens, having had her own linen business for thirty years, creating linens for many customers including Martha Stewart, Target and Neiman Marcus. She also has a real taste for French living, as her very own château in south west France attests.
In 1998, Audrey bought a 15th century château which was a total ruin and with the help of a Beaux Arts architect, restored it to pristine condition. Once this was finished, she grew tired of retirement and wanted to use her experience and love of design in another way.
Laura is a very talented interior stylist, photographer and floral designer with experience in film and television. She is currently featured as a “Tastemaker” in Time Warner Cable’s “Signature Home” national media campaign.
Today The French Vintage Home is nearly two years old, and going from strength to strength. Laura and Audrey shop together in France whenever they can, hand selecting the perfect vintage items for their website. Whenever I see the sheets they find I have to pause to take breath!
A good way to keep in touch with any pop-up events is to subscribe to their newsletter, full of wonderful pictures, useful dates and even recipes from Audrey’s Dordogne kitchen!
They sell on line of course, but also at wonderful pop-up events and parties in Texas and California.
If you take the time to tour the French Vintage Home store, you’ll love Laura’s photography, and the unique selection of French antique items for sale.