From France with love. Antique silver faded but not forgotten. Home picks by local HGTV stars.
Three stores with distinctive views are among a group of new home stores that have sprung up in the Twin Cities area. If you are looking to give your living space an elegant touch, check it out.
When owner Jeanne Knoush travels to her hometown of Grasse – the French Riviera town known as the perfume capital of the world – it was the start of something beautiful.
The 2018 journey inspired Knoch, an advertising and marketing expert for 20 years, to launch virtual pop-ups selling exclusive Grasse imports – perfume from 1000Flowers, candles from Calming Park and more.
In February, Knoch opened a brick and mortar store in Edina at 50th and Nolan Mains in France with an expanded product range. Senti, which means to listen or feel in French, is rooted in the senses. The products here stimulate sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Other than fragrances, products that cater to the “luxuries of everyday life” include tea, fine chocolates, and vintage records, as well as handcrafted items and small items.
It features silk from London, glassware from Turkey and teapots from Japan. Knoch has also started offering local products, including a custom fragrance from St Paul designer and chocolate Mademoiselle Miel, the artisan brand that uses local honey as a sweetener.
“It’s a very personal approach to work,” says Knoush.
3922 West 50 . Street. , Edina 612-757-6373; shopenti.com
Julia Moss Designs
Antique silver champagne coolers painted in shades of orange, yellow and aqua. Shiny silver spoons refreshed in shades of lime green and hot pink.
Designer Julia Moss isn’t afraid of color as she breathes new life into vintage silver at her namesake store, she recently moved to downtown Wayzata and is three times the size of her original Minneapolis location.
The added square footage of the mousse allows for an expansion of the store’s luxury offerings. Notable features include Baccarat crystal, Missoni Home cutouts, Jonathan Adler pottery, and tableware that includes brocade-style napkin rings—a hallmark repurposed silver.
“Style is all about confidence and creativity… blending inexpensive pieces with something exotic,” Moss says. “The forgotten silver staircase that has been handed over can be brought back to life in pale pink, enjoyed and used every day.”
647 Lake Waizata Street; 612-444-8682; juliamossdesigns.com
Just when you are convinced that online shopping offers everything you need, a store like this comes to let you know that you are out of the fox. Foxwell’s well-curated mix of artisanal home goods prove that California, desert, and Midwest vibes can blend and meld seamlessly.
That’s because Palm Springs design aficionados and Minnesota residents Heather and Brad Fox, stars of HGTV’s renovation and design show “Stay or Sell,” stand behind this Edina store and design studio at 44th corner and France in Edina.
Pieces of artists, makers, and small businesses take center stage. Be sure to check out the elegant linens, the well-crafted Turkish rugs as well as the barware so great that you’ll be asking yourself, “Is it happy hour yet?”
4400 France Street, Edina; 612-999-8443; thefoxwell.com