Visual symphony in homewares
launched their company with great enthusiasm, passion and excitement 12 years ago. Their vision was to create a partnership with customers and to service the industry with the most exclusive, fashionable, yet affordable products from around the world. We love that they have been able to bring a product to the market that offers ‘a point of difference’. Their concept store launched 2009 in Parnell Auckland, showcasing a range of timeless pieces that transform a house into a home. A French inspired collection seamlessly blends European lifestyle, with a Long Island, Cape Cod, and Caribbean atmosphere. These include snuggle-up sofas, gorgeous glassware, vintage rattan furniture and delightful dinnerware. This stunning range also possesses certain appeal in the commercial sector. It has proved to be a popular choice for hotels, lodges and day spa resorts seeking to create a ‘ feel good’ atmosphere and a sensation of serenity, comfort and style. Now they have added a unique eclectic ceramic collection (a flavour evocative of East meets West), crafted by hand using traditional methods. Furniture, lighting, wall art, mirrors and metallic all make up the infinitely comprehensive collection that is constantly changing. In 2011 they moved to the enclave of warehouses at the end of St George’s Bay Road nestled beside La Cigale and the French markets, with ample parking right outside and open 7 days a week. With all this additional space they were able to add ‘the potting shed’ at the rear of the showroom, housing their patio furniture, potted plants (real and faux), moss balls and antique terracotta pots, reflecting their love of gardening and al fresco. Early 2015 Le Monde decided to expand their brand and launch a retail store in Ponsonby, which opened in April. An old mechanics’ workshop has been converted into their retail space; from big glass front doors through to the barn doors at the back of the store. You will find most of their popular pieces at Ponsonby alongside some edgier elements. They are exceptionally proud of their commitment to quality homewares that radiate a style and atmosphere complimentary to the Australasian lifestyles.
New Zealand brand specialising in design and home decoration focuses on creating results through expert use of colour combined with classical proportions.
Paula Style recommends a visit if you enjoy collecting classics that endure.
Above: L To R: Large composite stone Trentino Urn, elaborate Chatelaine Console and large hand painted blue and white Ginger Jar. Left: L to R; Mainston Oak Bookcase, Pierre Frey linen Cushion, stone gilded Bhudda Head and Caramel Globe. Right: Oscar Linen Chairs with deconstructed back. Below: Chatelaine Day Bed with Jungle Print Cushions behind Contessa Buttoned Bench Seat.
Vintage Shoe Lasts and carved Wooden Items.
Jungle Animal Print Cushion sits amongst Panther Cushions. L to R: Blue and white Ceramic Emperor, Glass Canister, blue and white Ginger Jar, Antlers.
Aged Terracotta Garden Saucers. A selection of inspirational books.
Above: Japanese Lady Cushions on Lilac Ginger Chairs. Right: Venetian Fountain and Composite Stone Tuscan Planters. Below: Ceramic Parrot Stool behind hand painted blue and white Ginger Pot and Ginger Jar. Above left: Scent. 5lux Candle on Nickel Embossed Tray. Natural Sea Shells placed on Ceramic Footed Tray. Left: Hamilton Urns centred between Prosford Urns. Right: Create the perfect setting with wooden Windsor Chairs and patina blue Painted Cabinets.