My new macaron obsession knows no bounds. Plus, it seems to be following me everywhere. I stumbled upon a few of the photos of the interior of Theurel and Thomas’ Masion du Macaron patisserie while searching images for my initial macaron love declaration post; then I eyed a few more doing research at my internship; and then the shop was featured on a blog I read. Coincidence? I think not. Now I wonder what this is trying to tell me… That I should drop everything and open my own little macaron shop? Baring the fact that I cannot bake to save my life, count me in! The romantic in me would be in absolute heaven. Plus how fun would it be to design a little patisserie? That’s the dream, my friends. Like I’ve said on a few occasions, I really want to get into hospitality design, but I’d loooove to be able to design cute little shops like these in addition to boutique hotels! And this little macaron shop is riiight up my alley, it’s practically my next door neighhour!
I feel silly saying this, but if I didn’t know any better, I’d say I designed this myself. Not to say I’m as brilliant as the designers behind this, but simply that everything about this screams “Krissy!” in a way that no other space I’ve seen before has. It epitomizes everything I love and stand for in terms of interior design – that it not only perfectly speaks visually to what the company stands for as a brand, and highlights and champions the product above all else, but also that it goes above and beyond in creating a design that is sure to crack a smile on the face of everyone that walks through the doors. How can you not smile looking at this place? It’s just so charming! It elegantly illustrates the French history of the delicate little macarons it sells, all the while keeping things very current with the contemporary materials and finishes. The perfect blending of old and new! (Which I’m also a huge fan of for any and all interior design, be it residential or commercial.)
And if you’re not sold yet, behold their stationery and package design! Pretty with the simple white and the slender little zigzaggy bits, n’est pas? To be Captain Obvious, I love the white (both for the shop’s interior and for their packaging). Pretty much a given. I think it works really well in this environment as it lets the rainbow of macarons take center stage and, if it’s even possible, they look all the more mouth-watering. Drool.
Everything about Maison du Macaron is lovely, elegant, modern and imaginative – everything that perfectly suits the macaron we all so love and treasure.