I’ve just returned from a girls trip to Paris with my dear friend Megan, a jewelry designer who owns a shop in Boston’s South End with her sister, Moria. While in Paris, I accompanied her to the showroom of Les Néréides in Le Marais to check out a new line of jewelry they’re considering for the Spring. Of course, what immediately stood out to me was the store’s decor. It’s open and airy with a lofty feel. The lower level hosts the showroom, while the main floor houses the boutique. When designing the space, they actually cut into the floor of the main level to allow natural light from the massive skylight to also saturate the showroom below. Vintage perfume bottles, books and furniture are scattered amongst the displays and lovely pendant lamps hang from the ceilings.
The jewelry itself is highly imaginative. There is a playfulness to the pieces — painted ballerinas hanging from a chain, rings hidden inside rings, bees on honeycomb necklaces, birds feeding their baby’s nests on earrings — that feels very unique.