The allure of Saint Germain in Paris seems to know no bounds. The challenge is to allow time for both exploring and making new discoveries with revisiting those spots you already know and love. Palais Furst actually fell somewhat in the middle. I have written before about the Prince Louis Albert de Broglie and his beautiful chateau in the Touraine. His upscale gardening company, le Prince Jardinier, formerly had a shop in the beautiful Palais Royal arcades.
The latest incarnation is Palais Furst, at 6 Rue Furstenberg. I can’t tell you how many times I walked this pretty street, above, during Paris Deco Off and never noticed it. Perhaps because it is located off the main thoroughfare in one of the many charming courtyards in the 6th.
The building itself is of interest as it was once the home of Eugène Delacroix and later the studio of designer Madeleine Castaing – a space clearly destined for distinction. Don’t you love the scalloped valance?
Inside is an assortment of irresistible gardening tools, gifts and accoutrements that makes even someone with a brown thumb like me want to get out in the dirt.
Luxurious new wares share shelf space with seasoned vintage ones
And it seems almost a shame for these good looking garments to be sullied with soil.
The classic garden furniture, in the perfect shade of french green is beautiful enough for indoors or out.
In addition to resurrecting Deyrolle, Broglie also saved the iconic French garden chair, from the famous locations in Paris like the Tuileries, Luxembourg and Palais Royal, which he now authentically reproduces. There are several iterations including this fun Balancelle Palais Royal, available in 8 enticing colors.
There are wonderful books on the natural world for all ages
and an AMAZING wallpaper collection produced as a collaboration between Deyrolle and NeoDko. Combining tradition with innovation, the inspiring collection of Deyrolle’s cabinet of curiosities is translated into panels, panoramic and rolls that can be used in an infinite variety of applications.
Gifts are of course perfectly packaged for lucky recipients at home.