Thursday, May 15

Maison Sweet Maison.

In my Unexpected Guests post on the lovely home of Analisa Payne, she mentions Maison Reve as on of her very shops in Mill Valley. So, I made a visit to the shop over the weekend to check it out. I'd stopped into Maison Reve once before quickly, and was aware of their online shop, but Analisa couldn't have been more right - what a lovely shop! Their things are definitely of the French farmhouse style, and bit on the shabby chic side. But they carry a cool mix of textures and finishes, and I saw lots of accessories and furnishings I could scoop up and take home to mix with some of my more modern pieces. I couldn't stop snapping pix (oh, could that be my new camera's fault?), so here's a peek into beautiful Maison Reve. If you can't get to Mill Valley any time soon, be sure and check out their website for online shopping and some great inspiration.

UPDATE: As a way of saying thanks to all the readers, Yasmine from Maison Reve is offering everyone 10% off anything they buy at Maison Reve through July 4, 2008 if they just mention sfgirlbybay. Thanks so much Yasmine!!

Loads of great wire baskets and bird cages.


Colorful garden cafe chairs and wrought iron accessories.

Vintage furnishings and pretty floral pillows.




Fun enamel wares.

Beautiful vintage French flour sacks are make great pillow cases.
Did you know the stripes represent the name of the family farm they come from?

Lovely old watering cans and French inspired striped canvas.


16 comments:

Leslie (Reclaiming Miss Havisham) said...

I'm so glad you posted this! When I saw Maison Reve in Analisa's interview I had forgotten how much I love looking at their website! This place looks absolutely incredible. How far away is Mill Valley from the city?

diana @ please sir said...

Lovely items all around! I think I could spend all day there.

Uncle Beefy said...

Okay, I guess I'm sold. So how much is the rent and is anyone else interested in being my roommate? Oh, and do we have to leave during business hours or will the public revolve around my sleep schedule? Oy vey...it's SO dreamy delicious!

sfgirlbybay said...

leslie - mill valley is a quick trip across the golden gate bridge and takes about 15-20 minutes to get there from the city.

UB - maybe they'd let you hang out and serve lattes all afternoon. ;)

Cartolina said...

Well, just look at all those wonderful vintage finds - Glad to see that shabby french chic is still hot in the big city.

pearlsandchocolate.com said...

This is an amazing store! What a find! Love your blog!!

Shelli said...

ooo what a deliciously perfect shop!! It reminds me of a little store here in Excelsior Minnesota called DB & Company. Loving the vintage chairs!! xo

Jaimee said...

I could spend an absolute fortune in that shop! I loved every item in every inch of those photos.

I'm off to check out their online store right now!

la la Lovely said...

Wow.. now if I could only get to S.F. This store looks like heaven to me! I'm def keeping note of it for when future travels. Thanks!
Trina

SimplyGrove said...

Looks like a great store!!!!

Kari said...

My favorites are the pink chairs and the bird cage in #2. What a great find.

Liz Demos said...

I had the pleasure of meeting Yasmine and David in my shop while they were visiting Savannah a couple of years ago. They are as lovely as their store. Thanks for sharing these great pictures.

nadia said...

Delicious!!!! Oh my goodness!

Ashley L. said...

oh how i love that pretty robbins egg blue bench! too pretty... and what a great source! thank you for sharing :)

Yasmine McGrane said...

WOW! Cheers Victoria for such a lovely post. Its me Yasmine, owner of Maison Reve, here. LOVE your blog! We have been getting amazing emails from people that read your blog and went to our website. To express our gratitude, we want to offer everyone 10% off anything they buy at www.maisonreve.com through July 4,2008 if they just mention your blog. I just posted many new items in our Shop section from my buying trip to Paris. Just got back last week -- it was incredible. I hope everyone finds something that makes your heart skip a french beat! www.maisonreve.com Yasmine

stacy said...

Oh my god, I love this store. Thank you!