I recently went on a major haul through the antiques stores and malls in the Baton Rouge area. There is much to celebrate of late and what better way to do it than by shopping and where better to shop than at your local antiques dealer?
The variety and selection you’ll find depends upon the dealer; what the dealer has in stock on a particular day depends upon what he or she was able to locate on previous buying trips or on consignments. The price points will vary: one can dicker at the stalls or make investment purchases with the interior designer for objects that will last several more lifetimes.
Readers of this column know that one of my favorite haunts is Highland Road Antiques. They carry a lovely variety of gift items, furniture, linens and other must-haves. Visit them often as the turn-over is frequent.
The Royal Standard has three locations in Louisiana and carries antiques for interiors and gardens as well as new and reproduction items. They specialize in European-style goods so you’re sure to find something you love.
You never know what you’ll find at any of the wonderful antiques venues in Denham Springs. Go prepared to be surprised and prepared to carry away your find. Know the dimensions of the room you need to fit because things often don’t keep; I have also found that cash is helpful.
Rogers and McDaniel Antiques and Interiors has everything you need to complete your home or estate. Here you or your designer can source fine European antiques from the 18th and 19th century, Oriental rugs and other elements for the sophisticated home.
Of course I can’t go without mentioning Inessa Stewart, who carries such a lovely collection of European goods. Always check in to see what’s new – you never know what you can’t live without!
I look forward to next time, when we’ll cover some more of my favorite sites for antiques in the Baton Rouge area.