Leaving their home and their careers, Susannah and Hugh Cameron packed up their bags and set off to France, ready to chase their dream of renovating and making a new life in a timeless Provencal village.
With a love of unique, French furniture and quirky curiosities found at flea markets, it didn’t take long for the couple to figure out their next move… selling antiques.
Launching their online store Chez Pluie Provence they sell French stock to clients here in Australia and all over the world. Because they’re based in France, they are continually updating their range, and unlike traditional Australian importers, who re-stock a few times a year after frantic buying trips, don’t have the massive overheads.
Believing the Australian antique industry is dated and daggy, with many stores filled with dusty accumulated stock, Chez Pluie Provence is the couple’s answer to the problem. Selecting antique and vintage pieces that are suitable for the modern and traditional home, they stock everything from ladders and bread boards to armoires and mirrors. They also offer a Finders Service where they assist people to find specific pieces they have been hunting for, sometimes for years.
Susannah and Hugh firmly believe the industry is in need of a shake up and they’re just the people to do it!