Hello! Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I just got back from a research trip to Paris and was catching up. This trip was to research vintage markets in Paris but I was most excited to visit Merci the conceptual homestore for the first time…
The courtyard was so pretty with a cute red Fiat parked in the space and coloured fairy lights strung overhead. Inside, the central atrium had a wonderful twiggy installation dangling from the rafters that mirrored the ones piled up inside the Fiat. The central area was also peppered with huge comfortable sofas for relaxing in. The whole space had such a natural sense of ease rather than a contrived one as most shopping experiences seem to be.
Merci was also a lot smaller and manageable than I expected it to be as pictures I’ve seen on blogs make it seem huge, but this added to making it a more personable and charming experience.
The homewares themselves were a mix of really reasonably priced unusual accessories and beautiful key design pieces effortlessly displayed. I bought two really special copper industrial style lights for only €15 each – bargain! And three of the wonderful enamelware target plates below in blue and black.
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