Friday, October 5, 2012

L'Entrepot a hidden gem just outside of NYC!

While searching V and M for a glass table I came across a place that does wonderful custom modern glass tables. To my surprise they were located right here in Maplewood, New Jersey!  I researched the establishment further and found that they also carried gorgeous antiques and custom iron pieces as well. 
I immediately called and made an appointment to meet with Proprietor and Designer, Linda Kennedy. 
L'Entrepot is located in a great brick carriage house in Maplewood, and is chock full of goodies that rival those that I have found on 1st Dibs, etc. I asked Linda if I may feature L'Entrepot on the Blog and she was delighted. Linda has given me a brief history about the store and I would like to share that with you.
According to Linda Kennedy: L’Entrepot came into being twelve years ago and at that time it was a warehouse for cars and plumbing equipment. When I first saw the For Rent sign I was intrigued by the possibilities for a beautiful showroom.
The existing beams and high ceilings were perfect for hanging chandeliers. With some power washing and several coats of paint on the walls, L’Entrepot became a reality. No longer would my basement be a storage place for the many antiques and quirky treasures. Over the past twelve years the business has grown from a very limited inventory to one of substantial size and variety. One of the most gratifying aspects of L’Entrepot is to see the look of surprise on peoples’ faces when they first enter and observe what I have – the unexpected.
Thank you Linda! You may visit the
Please make an appointment (973-763-6777) to check this great place out for yourselves, it's conveniently located very near the Maplewood train station, and a few minutes off of Rt. 78.
Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

I also want to thank all those who sent me well wishes as I mourn the loss of my beloved Hogan, it's so nice to have such kind hearts our there. I hope I may be there for all of you when you have a sadness! Karolyn

Eclectic mix of items in this store, love the Kuba cloth art!

Below are some of my favorite pieces in the store, however I could have taken everything Linda has home!
Our lucky client purchased this beauty!

This cabinet is stunning with original chicken wire and pale gray patina, I wish I had a place for it!

Biedermeier Bench is fabulous with nubby linen and cool pillows!

Antique Swedish Chandelier 

This clock is such a statement piece, it would even work in a minimalist setting as a piece of art!

Loved this cloche!

Custom glass table can be done any size with or without shelf, and clear glass as well!

I was so sad when I found out this was sold...

Antique milk glass lantern, simply wonderful!

Vintage lucite table base with new custom glass top.


A pair of these mongolian chest would be stunning flanking a fireplace.

European, large vintage plant stand.. can double as a candle holder .


  1. I am a happy client of L'Entrepot. Linda is wonderful to work with.

    1. Hi Nancy,
      Thank you for stopping by the blog, I too think she is great to work with!

  2. Hi, Karolyn ~
    Very cool and interesting shop! Love the mix of modern with antiques. My favorite piece is the grey-ish painted tall cabinet with the chicken wire doors.
    Cheers from DC,

    1. its fabulous in reality,, its calling out for the right space!
      Happy Fall weekend!

  3. Hi Karolyn,

    Thank you for your purchase at my shop. But you did not use the coupon code.
    I'll be shipping to the address that appears on the paypal account. I'll let you know.

    Thank you,

  4. I have worked with Linda on several occasions and each project exceeds my expectations! I am constantly impressed by her eye for the eclectic and ability to find the most unique pieces! Whenever I am in the area I stop in, and have never left empty-handed.

    1. Hi Hugh,
      Thank you for stopping by blog! I love her taste and look forward to many more purchases through her!

  5. When I walk in L'Entrepot I always see many beautiful, unique items that I'd love to have in my house, and in fact, do because Linda has designed most of my rooms. She has great taste but never imposes her ideas, offering several suggestions. The whole experience is fun, warm and creative, just like Linda.

  6. Going to L'Entrepot is one of my favorite ways to spend a Sunday afternoon. Linda is such a charming individual filled with inspiring decorating ideas. Her showroom has so many unique and special pieces that it is fun to walk around and explore.

    1. Thank you for stopping by the blog, I Saw Linda today and told her how popular her post is, and how many admirers she has!

  7. As a long time fan of Linda and L'Entrepot, it is one of my favorite places to shop for my clients! Linda is a delight to work with and has such a great eye for the unusual accessories and beautiful antiques that I love. Her custom all glass or iron and glass tables are fabulous too!
    Anne Goldsmith


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