26th Annual Lecture Series: 2020-2021 Presenters

“Soul of the Home – Designing with Antiques”
Designer & Antique Dealer

Tara Shaw’s design principles stem from her firm belief that the interior design should be a reflection of the soul. Simple beauty can create an atmosphere of creativity which can shape the direction of our lives.

The New Orleans based designer is known for her luxury European antiques and impressive interior stylings, Tara has experienced 20 years of success as an antique wholesaler. Her distinctive vision paired with her entrepreneurial spirit, challenged her to create her own line of antique reproduction and custom furniture, Maison, in 2007.

Tara has been featured in HGTV and frequents the covers of international shelter magazines. Licensing with Restoration Hardware in 2013, Shaw maintains a prosperous career in product design and interior decorating. Her first book, Soul of the Home: Designing with Antiques, was published by Abrams in the spring of 2020.