A few select pieces from Tara Shaw are now being sold through Horchow.
Reminiscent of favorite antiques imported from Europe, Tara Shaw Maison offers reproduction furnishings and decor for the home that will become your new classics. Simple yet elegant, this handcrafted birch Swedish side chair is hand carved of birch wood with a hand-painted finish. 19″W x 13.5″D x 38″T. This terrific chair sells for $1499 from Horchow.
Horchow had an interview with Tara Shaw that was very inspiring:
HORCHOW: What inspired your furniture collection?
TARA SHAW: “Guerrilla antiquing” for 15 years in Europe. II was so difficult, finding one-of-a-kind items and knowing only one person could buy it and enjoy it. I couldn’t find these finishes and styles in a reproduction line – that inspired me to create the pieces I wanted.
HORCHOW: As an interior designer, what are your go-to’s?
TARA SHAW: For fabrics, Dedar; I used their acanthus print in gray and cream for a showhouse bedroom. For paint, Benjamin Moore #925. an ivory that works with
whites or colors; tor high-gloss. “Possibly Pink” from Fine Paints of Europe. For wallpaper, I just launched my own “Grisailles”, based on the grisailles panels in
Tara Shaw Maison.
HORCHOW: Which design era is most inspiring to you?
TARA SHAW: Louis XV! in France and King Gustav II in Sweden. Louis was the father of the straight leg. and both are known for clean lines, pale painted finishes gilded to perfection.
Three distinct chair backs, each featuring elegant curves, intertwine to form the back of this breathtaking Swedish-Rococo-style bench. Reproduced from a European original, it offers a unique seating option formal enough for grand dining rooms yet casual enough for entryways, bedrooms, or other areas.
- Hand carved of birch; no two are exactly alike.
- Seat upholstered in poly/cotton.
- Hand-painted finish.
- 64″W x 20″D x 42″T; seat height, 20″T.
Inspired by a European original, this stately bench features ornate carvings on the apron and legs for Old World charm and antique appeal. From Tara Shaw.
- Frame is hand-carved birch with a hand-painted finish.
- Upholstery is polyester/cotton blend.
- 52″W x 22.5″D x 21″T.