- Location: Boston, MA
We stumbled across this home decor boutique in the South End when we were visiting Restoration Resources, which is a couple doors down from Tour de France. Our color radar must have sucked us in; this French-inspired shop is shangri la for color addicts like us....
Tour De France is owned and operated by Sylvain Messe de Regnier. A successful textile designer, Sylvain imbues his shop and products with his reverence for the French practice of mixing old with new. He gushes about the delight of combining your grandmother's china pattern with one of his vibrant placemats.
Sylvain works with the finest European designers and manufacturers to produce his products. There is a huge palette of color choices for his tablecloths, placemats, napkins, cutlery, and dishware. The objects are designed with the idea that you can create countless combinations and that all the colors will blend effortlessly and playfully with each other.
Due to the superior quality of the products, the price point is on the high end but Sylvain says that you can find some goodies in his shop for $5.00! One of his small lovely tablecloths runs approximately $155, making these a good choice to become new family heirlooms. (His tablecloths come in 70 patterns and 14 sizes!) In addition to all the makings for a lovely tabletop, you'll also find beautiful bedding and museum quality antiques. And if nothing else, it's worth the visit to Tour de France just to meet Sylvain's unbelievable cocker spaniel!