French Home Furnishings Store Opens in Kensington

La Maison de Laurette sells refurbished furniture, home products and accessories


The interior of La Maison de Laurette, which sells home decoration items and furniture.

Via Didier Prossaird

A home furnishings store specializing in French design and refurbished furniture opened this weekend in Kensington.

La Maison de Laurette opened Saturday at 10513 Metropolitan Ave. The store sells chairs, tables and dressers, as well as bar soap, candles, pillows and other items.

Didier Prossaird, a co-owner of La Maison de Laurette, said his wife, Alexandra, a co-owner and designer, “upcycles” furniture by renovate and remodeling existing pieces.

“We look for very particular hard wood, nice pieces of furniture,” he said. “We fix them, change the knobs. She paints it in the French provincial style.”

Most items in the 830-square-foot store come from France, where the Prossairds are from.

The store is a way for Alexandra Prossaird to fulfill her dreams, Didier said, as she has always had a passion for design and decoration.

The couple lives in Kensington. He said they were happy to open in an area with “a lot of charm.”

“We have a different store,” he said. “I think we carry things that can’t be found anywhere else because we have exclusivity with our French products. It makes us a unique store to visit.”

La Maison de Laurette is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Via Didier Prossaird

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