Thursday, February 27, 2014

Featured Retailer: La Panache Interiors

Lori Penzenik opened La Panache Interiors after noticing a lack of the “extraordinary” in the home design area. After working as an independent interior designer for the past 20 years and enjoying a career in the medical field, she realized her dream by imagining and creating La Panache – a full-service residential and boutique commercial design firm located on Edison Road in the St. Andrews Plaza.

Panache is a French word that in the 1500’s meant a plume on a hat or a helmet. It has come to mean having a certain almost undefined style or reckless courage. 

Lori’s concept is to bring flair and panache to your home-to transform it from ho-hum to amazing. Whether it is luxurious bedding or a room remodel that perfectly blends custom furniture, art, lighting, accessories and window treatments, we provide high end design with quality products and the best customer service in the area.
The Amy Howard At Home Display inside the retail location

I am excited to share that La Panache had a One Step Workshop just last week and here a few pictures that were shared from Lori.

"We had a fabulous time at our One Step Worksop!! There were 8 of us total which is the perfect size for the back room of our 1500 sq.ft. Interior Design Retail Boutique. All the ladies were engaged & excited to hear all about the "no prep" One Step! They left with a sample trim molding piece & a beautiful 5x7 picture frame that they completed. We cranked up the music and had a ball! They also left with a "can do" confidence! There was lots of talk about where to begin when they got home. Their creative juices were flowing trying to decide which special treasure to begin with first!"
The set up for the workshop
One of the customers painting with the One Step Paint in Black
Speeding up the drying process with using hair dryers!
Working away!
The group after with their painted pieces

"As an Interior designer and owner of a fabulous retail design boutique...I have had a lot of people ask if I think teaching women to refinish furniture when we sell furniture is like "shooting ourselves in the foot"  My answer is always the same... No! In fact we teach women that it is wise to invest in that quality sofa, as an example, and build upon it with cherished pieces they have inherited or simply found that they transform with Amy Howard products. We can all do "cookie cutter" but standing back and seeing the magic of special pieces combined with other staple pieces gives a home with that one of a kind look & feel. At the same time they get to stand back & know they have had a part in the creation of their space and have saved that special treasure from ending up in the landfill. Combined this equals good design!"

Lori said "We look forward to our next One Step workshop coming up on March 15 to be followed by a Lacquer workshop on March 29.

Be sure to get in touch if you are in the area!

La Panache Interiors
620 West Edison Road, Suite 128
Mishawaka, IN 46545
(574) 855-2388

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