It’s spring time, and that means St. Charles Parish homeowners are looking for ways to upgrade their yard décor, be it through items large and small alike.
Maison Décor in Boutte is where many turn to address that desire, with its selection of sugar kettles, wall plaques and over 700 elaborate fountains to choose from, with online supply and custom orders available in addition to the on-site selection.
“I think it’s all part of that South Louisiana and New Orleans style,” store owner Shane Matherne said. “The fountains just look nice in landscaping and they’re a nice complement to what people are doing. They give you that New Orleans patio-courtyard atmosphere.”
But while popular locally, the store’s customer base stretches far beyond the immediate area or even state. On Monday morning alone, Matherne processed four orders from other parts of the country, shipping fountains to Texas, South Dakota, New York and South Carolina.
“We also just sent two cast iron sugar kettles to Shreveport,” Matherne said. “They find us on our website.”
Other customers may already have a fountain and are seeking maintenance and repairs, which the store offers, be it to clean the fountain or to install new pumps and get it back in working order for the spring time.
Inside the store, a popular item has historically been the Simply Noelle women’s clothing line. The store has recently taken in a shipment of Noelle spring time wear.
“They’re constantly coming out with new stuff. Women love it. I see the customers coming in, the items they buy, and when the new styles come out they’re buying more of those items. Some summer stuff will be coming in soon as well,” Matherne said, adding that Noelle also recently added a men’s line of items over the winter that includes wool hats and scarves. “The price you’re paying for the quality of the merchandise you’re getting is really good.”
Among other items that one might find, for example, is the largest selection of garden flags in the area. There are plates displaying artist renderings of famous local landmarks, be it in St. Charles Parish or New Orleans—for example, displays of both the old and new Hahnville High School buildings, or a depiction of Rock’N’Bowl. Maison Décor is the last authorized independent dealer of Yankee Candle in the New Orleans area — “They’re the No. 1 candle company in the United States over the past 40 years,” Matherne said.
Maison Decor is located at 13098 US Hwy. 90 in Boutte and can be reached at (985) 785-1710.