Pavilion offers furniture and more in Cedar Fairmount

Michele Ross and Leslie Marceau, the owners of Pavilion Home & Floral

Pavilion Home & Floral, a home furnishings and interior design store, has relocated to Cleveland Heights. It originally opened on Larchmere Boulevard in December 2015, and moved to 12433 Cedar Road, in the Cedar Fairmount Business District, in July.

“We simply needed more space, and we wanted to expand our product offerings,” said Michele Ross, one of the store’s owners.

Leslie Marceau, the store’s other owner, said that she and Ross thought the Cedar Fairmount space would be a good fit, and enable them to grow their business.

Marceau, who grew up near Toronto, has lived in Cleveland Heights for the past four years. Ross was born in Elyria and now lives in Weymouth, near Medina.

Pavilion offers furniture; custom-upholstery items; lighting; art, featuring work by local artists; and home accessories, including candles, rugs, table tops, bedding and custom pillows. Pavilion also sells fresh flowers and faux flowers.

Pavilion also carries vintage items and antiques, dating back to the 1800s. Among the items available at the store at press time were a Chinese cabinet from the 1800s and a French cabinet from the 1890s.

“We have a mixture of new furnishings and antique pieces,” Marceau said. “And we source out items from all over the country.

“We believe that the best interiors have a mix of old and new pieces. Think of it as a balancing act. The goal is to create an environment that bridges the past and the present.”

Pavilion also offers a full range of interior-design services to anyone looking to have the inside of their home re-designed.

Both Ross and Marceau are delighted about relocating to Cleveland Heights. “There’s a great mix of businesses in Cedar Fairmount, and we are close to all of the Heights residents, as well as the people in University Circle,” Ross said.

The two women met a few years ago, when they were both working for Paysage, the home-furnishings store formerly located in the Taylor Fairmount Business District. Paysage closed its Cleveland Heights store last October and re-located to Rocky River.

“We felt the need to keep this kind of business on the East Side,” Ross said. “So that’s why we opened Pavilion.”

“Once Paysage left, it just left a void,” Marceau added. “There were no higher-end interior-design boutiques on the East Side.”

Pavilion (216-795-5488) is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment. For more information, visit www.pavilioncle.com.

James Henke

James Henke, a Cleveland Heights resident, was a writer and editor at Rolling Stone magazine for 15 years. He is also the author of several books, including biographies of Jim Morrison, John Lennon and Bob Marley. He is on the board of FutureHeights, and he is co-chair of the Heights Observer Advisory Committee.

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