I wandered into Verte Campagne and I thought I had stepped into the home décor store of my dreams.
I had. Although very high-end, this is the place to find so many of the exquisite pieces we see in magazine layouts and never know where to buy. There was such a mélange of artifacts I didn’t know where to look first but I knew I liked most of it immediately! They carry a truly international and ecclectic collection, including pieces from the U.S., Italy and France.
I absolutely loved the unique lighting options! Who knew that a huge antique wooden barrel turned upside down would look so rustically chic in your kitchen or dining room?! If industrial is more your style, the stainless steel pendant lamps, single or double, are stunning; or if you want your lighting to look more like a piece of Art, they have a modern sculptural ball of wood which you don’t see very often. The chandeliers are quite something too – they carry both modern and antique models.
Well-known for their antique designer kitchen ranges by La Cornue, made in France, these are more than just an appliance. À la mode again, the details on these sturdy cuisinières are unbelievable from the double ovens below to the beautiful cast-iron stovetops. These are works of Art to be admired but not meant for those who simply dabble in la cuisine. These babies are for the serious gourmet chef, or for someone who employs one! LOL!
Then I found myself drawn to the upholstered benches and chairs à la Louis XV or XVI. Before I knew it I was styling one of these with a gorgeous pillow made of linen and faux-fur. I just couldn’t help myself, it was so much fun!
If you happen to have a rather large space to decorate, you can find giant urns, statues or lanterns perfect for a grand entrance or hallway – so classically elegant. This place is not to be missed and if you’re visiting from out-of-town you might want to rent a crate to ship home!
Merci Carl et Caroll!
*Unfortunately, since the posting of this article, Verte Campagne is now closed for business.