Known among clients as the best-kept secret in the California design world, La Maison Nicolas offers high quality materials, attentive personal service and remarkable technical knowledge to every project.
Specialized in high-end residential and commercial projects, La Maison Nicolas' expertise ranges from hand finished wood floors to the most complex architectural stone elements.
"We pride ourselves in giving all of our clients first quality materials and outstanding service."
La Maison Nicolas is born from the desire to offer the finishes that architects, designers, and home owners need to create and transform their dwellings into something more than just a place to stay, but rather into the expression of their dreams and passion, a home, or as we say in France, "une maison".
We begin every project by engaging our clients in their vision. It is our three decades of experience that then sets us apart. We are able to bring the vision to light, encouraging our client's desire and enhancing their wishes with ideas and concepts, they have perhaps never before even envisioned as possible.
Inspired by our travels and upbringing, we offer materials from around the world, each and every one has been carefully developed and selected to meet the strict technical, environmental and aesthetic requirements we impose upon ourselves. We stand by our collections and the place they will have in every maison we help create.
La Maison Nicolas offers timeless natural stone and wood finishes from around the world to residential and commercial projects, large and small, indoor and outdoor, anywhere in the USA and abroad.
We provide top quality materials, knowledgeable staff, who once engaged in a project, provide on-site visits, drawings and renderings, samples, and technical information.
Our factories are able to manufacture everything from custom floorings, complex elevations, stairs and swimming pools, to procuring fountains and antique fireplaces. It is our ability to meet our clients design desires and engineering and architectural needs that makes us so good at what we do.
We invite you to visit our beautiful showroom located in the San Francisco Design Center, peruse our collections and discuss your project with one of our senior associates.
Nicolas began his career in design and construction at the ripe age of 9. Being always taller than most of his peers, his parents didn’t want to let all that potential sweat equity to go to waste. While he enjoyed his early days working with his father remodeling houses he was really inspired by what the world had to offer beyond his rural village in Brittany, France. After years of studying and working in France, Canada and in the USA, he finally settled in San Francisco, shortly after completing his MBA and Master in International Business and Finance.
Based on the West Coast, for 21 years he built and developed, from the ground up, several showrooms of some of the most reputable companies in the industry. While managing several locations he developed natural stone and wood flooring collections. He was also responsible for numerous high-end residential and commercial projects all over the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia. He assisted his clients from design, technical specification and production, to delivery on the job site.
Looking for another exciting business adventure and with his passion of fine and noble materials, business innovation and inspiring vision, he established La Maison Nicolas in 2013. For Nicolas combining the modern influence with the timeless classic has always been a fascination. Inspired by European designers such as Axel Vervoordt, Piet Boon and Philippe Starck and the French classic heritage of his upbringing, Nicolas developed exquisite collections of European hardwood floors and new and reclaimed natural stone surfaces. These fresh lines of flooring materials are completed by all the architectural elements that are essential to custom projects.
Nicolas prides himself in being able to seamlessly combine his extensive technical knowledge, practical construction background and creative insights; qualities that make his work with architects, designers, contractors and home owners both enjoyable and rewarding. He is grateful for the years he has been able to contribute to the industry and help his clients complete their visions beyond their expectations.