Home and Decor Spotlight | August 2017

home and decor spotlight

A place for the newest and best of home decor in Memphis

La Maison Antiques sees a lot of changes from month to month as our decorators stay on top of the newest designing trends. You can visit our Designer Collections to see a large sampling of their efforts. But we wanted to create a place to proudly display the newest changes to our store. And here it is: our Home and Decor Spotlight!

We’ll try to do a monthly post to show you what’s new – both to our store and in the designing world. Enjoy our slideshow below which has a little bit of everything. You’ll find cozy antiques, sleek, modern touches, and even some unique smalls and quirky designs.

Keep an eye on our blog in the future! We’ll have posts in the near future to discuss decorating styles and even tips from our favorite Memphis designers!

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Top Interior Decorating Trends of 2017

Interior Decorating

Before the clock struck midnight and 2017 was welcomed in, Vogue.com delivered some interior decorating predictions for the new year. They didn’t predict anything revolutionary; in fact, Vogue kept it simple. This shape, that texture, and this color – their predictions were designed to provide rooms with a fresh breath of life without breaking the budget.

We’re just past the halfway mark in 2017 and La Maison’s certainly not Vogue. However, we are in the business of staying on the cutting edge of interior decorating trends. And we’re here to tell you which trends have hit and which have missed!

The Hits

Interior design trends


There’s something to be said for a clean, crisp pattern. They bring intrigue to a room and draw eyes from more modern color pallets. Geometric designs can help a room feel stylish without being too busy and clean without losing interest. In 2017, our customers have loved the geometric touches to help complete a room. We’ve even heard customers describe their design as thought-provoking and peaceful!

Quirky Lighting

Quirky gets a bad rep! Sure, it’s a term that implies peculiarity and eccentricity – but isn’t that exactly what you want in a home? We’re not saying that every piece in your house should be quirky. But one unexpected piece can completely revitalize a boring design.

At La Maison, we’ve have sold numerous light fixtures this year that fit the oddity bill. With designs ranging from starbursts to sputniks and everything in between, this has been a great year for creativity with light fixtures. Orbs and birdcage designs have been hot, too!


Do you know what compliments the sleek, glossy modern style? Texture.

It doesn’t have to be much. A throw blanket here, an accessory pillow there. But adding a bit of texture to a room design is the perfect way to offset the almost frigid feeling you can get when a modern design goes a bit too far. Recent home decor has seen an uptick in textured wallpapers, furniture designs, and even in light fixtures. Remember that quirkiness from before?

Most of our customers have kept it simple with a pillow or blanket but that’s truly all you need. It works with nearly any interior decorating design or style and provides an easy way to get out of your comfort zone.

Marble and brass

Think a sleeker version of the marble the found in antiquity…and add that bright pop of golden brass. If you cannot imagine it, trust us – it looks incredible.

It takes the right design style to pull off but if you’re already favoring more modern neutral colors then you can’t go wrong with this one. People are using these for coffee tables, sculptures, accessory pieces, a combination for mirrors and counter tops – you name it. And it looks breathtaking each and every time.

You’ll find it predominantly in the kitchen and bathrooms. At La Maison, we’ve seen customers really favoring the design for coffee tables and end tables. This design also goes great with glass.

Artisan-Crafted Furniture

Okay, Vogue. You’re being a bit safe with this one.

They aren’t wrong though, so we cannot fault them. In today’s era of mass-produced furniture that lead to a family DIY project, is it really that odd to see people favoring well-crafted goods? And if La Maison Antiques truly has a specialty, it’s our focus on providing painstakingly-handcrafted pieces to your decor. Our furniture isn’t mass-produced. You won’t find anything quite like it at a chain department store.

Our customers seem to appreciate that and we’re extremely grateful. We truly feel that these pieces bring a sophistication and presence to interior decorating that cannot be replicated. It’s nice to see that our community feels the same way.

They Almost Nailed It

Modern home decor


We all love a good bronze finish in the right design, but Vogue spoke as if bronze was going to be the next craze for home design. That modern oil-rubbed bronze finish is still very popular and bronze does pair well with neutral tones and hardwood floors. Still, I don’t know if that’s enough to call this one a clear hit.

With all that said, bronze still might be on it’s way to popularity. We’ve seen it’s interest grow in 2017 but not to the point where we’re seeing it in every design. But its versatility and classic feel are going to continue earning it’s way into really great designs.


Grey is the new brown, as they say! It’s a wonderful color that goes with essentially anything when done correctly. We’ve seen plenty of designs that feature grey and white together – they look incredible.

Still, it’s not a fully blown trend at this point. Perhaps it’s not so easily paired with antiques in certain situations. Vogue calls for deeper tones of grey in the future which sounds extremely interesting; we’ll keep our eyes out!

Muted Colors

This one feels a bit cheap to us. Muted colors have been popular for so long now. However, Vogue is correct; muted colors are absolutely in trend.

The trend has even veered towards matching muted colors with more muted colors. For example, whites and greys and beiges are getting mixed with a darker bronze or black. These monochromatic designs set you up for one pop of color to really set the room ablaze. It’s not a new trend in interior decorating, but it’s still pulling steadily along.

The Whiffs

Now don’t expect a picture example! La Maison tries to steer clear of the trends that leave people wanting. But Vogue’s predictions that the color green and tropical designs would come into play have been completely off base for us. Sure, someone may be interested in a lovely green vase that will fit with what style they are already going for, but no one is looking to litter their home with floral patterns. For many of us, green is a callback to avocado-colored appliances that we’re lingering in the 1970s. Tropical patterns and greens are great in moderation. It’d take a true interior decorator to design a room around them.

If you want La Maison’s predictions for the rest of 2017, we’re expecting the trend for artisan-styled furniture to continue, particularly ones that show as much natural grain as possible. There really is no replacement for a hand-crafted stately table and we’ve seen their demand growing in recent weeks. We have also seen people gravitating towards warmer colors to pair with the neutral tones in their home.

Statement lamps, unique art pieces, light fixtures and sculptures will round out our prediction of what’s to come. These items are all great for revitalizing a room with no energy without breaking your budget entirely. They’re a go to for folks trying to start renovating their home.

So there you have it! The interior decorating trends of 2017 to date. What styles and trends have you liked this year?

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La Maison’s first televised commercial

Over the past year at La Maison, we’ve focused on providing our guests the best shopping experience possible. We made updates to several systems in the store with your comfort in mind – we’ve even taken to offering our guests a cup of coffee!

This is why we’re excited to announce our first ever television commercial! This commercial will run exclusively for Comcast television sets through the month of March. We’ve put a lot of work into La Maison this past year and we’re pleased that we now have the chance to invite others to our home.

We call La Maison our home not just because our store means that in French – we truly hope that our store feels like home to you and that our merchandise brings a special joy to your own home. From a business sense, having our own commercial is an accomplishment to celebrate. More importantly, it’s an accomplishment we would never have happened without you – our guest.

From the La Maison staff, believe us when we say…thank you.

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Elvis Presley : On The Train to, Memphis, Tennessee : July 3/4, 1956



After a ratings-grabbing appearance on ‘The Steve Allen Show’ and a recording session in New York City that produced “Hound Dog” and “Don’t Be Cruel” Elvis returned to Memphis by train for a concert at Russwood park.

When the train finally got near Memphis, Elvis asked to get off at a stop near the outskirts of town called White Station. It was closer to his home on Audubon Drive than the main station in Memphis.

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Welcome to La Maison Antiques!

La Maison Antiques is where the designers shop! With over 40 individual vendors – many of whom are designers themselves – La Maison provides our customers with a diverse selection of interior decorations that can change the entire atmosphere of your home!

At La Maison, we believe that every home should be special. A home should be something that a family can love and take pride in. For that reason, we strive every day to give our customers a special shopping experience to match. If you’re looking in Memphis for the very best in antiques, home décor, gifts, and interior design, La Maison has you covered.

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