Purveyor of excellent real and reproduction French period pieces. Ms. Shaw has a staggering inventory of storied furniture and accessories guaranteed to anchor any room.
It’s hard to talk about beautiful, useful furniture and not mention Tara Shaw! For years I have searched for a reproduction Swedish tall case clock to carry for our clients but none that I found ever looked right. At last perfection! It was worth the wait. In real life this clock is breathtaking, perfectly proportioned and the clock face is well done.
As a collector of Swedish and French antiques for over 15 years, I can tell you that I have NEVER seen a more beautiful and true to lifeline of reproductions. The classic Swedish settee-a favorite of mine. I adore the floral carving and finials. Also upholstered in linen with the bolster pillows.
Tara Shaw’s Maison line offers the promise of becoming the “New Classics”
Tara goes to great lengths to get the goods, and she’s not above climbing over fences or making great treks. She is a force to be reckoned with in the world of interior design.
I once gave my life for Tara Shaw, almost. This is what happened: You know how I say I hyperventilate for antiques? Well, it’s true, I do. You think I exaggerate? It all started when, after years of owning a To-The- Trade showroom in New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina blew Ms. Shaw to Houston. We were all thrilled to welcome her; in fact, antique lovers were abuzz about her arrival. Finally, Houston interior designs had a chance at the Big Time – buying 18th and 19th century straight off the boat, without having to pay any middleman – at To-The-Trade prices.
Ms. Shaw must have a large fishing boat that she uses to troll through the attics and backrooms of European estates, which allows her to catch so much furniture up in her net, And these are not the typical retail prices.
Never mind about "too many cooks." We wanted our house to look friendly, open and very tasteful, which is why we went to Tara. I love her style.