Stepping into Marché is like visiting a good friend’s home – one who happens to have exquisite taste. In this case, the friends are Deanna and Liz. Marché is the brainchild of Deanna Johnson and Elizabeth Carter.
The concept of the new lifestyle goods boutique is completely unique to Kennett Square. Marché carries an assortment of furniture, linens, home décor, women’s clothing, and accessories sourced from around the globe.
In addition to the seasonally inspired assortment of home décor and furnishings, Marché has now opened a design center to suit even the most discerning of tastes. The studio will provide designer-only access to custom order product, and of course, interior design services through Deanna Johnson Interiors.
Deanna’s career in design began more than 20 years ago, in floral design and event planning at Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort. For 15 years she provided custom design services and event production to private clients, restaurants and retail establishments in the Park City and Salt Lake City areas, including consulting for the Salt Lake City Olympic committee, Nordstrom, Prime Steakhouse, LIVEstyle Entertainment, Make a Wish Foundation, and Share Our Strength. Her work has been featured in Utah Homes and Gardens, Utah Style and Design and I15 magazines. In 2011, she relocated with her family to Southern Chester County, PA and welcomed new clients from New York to Washington, D.C. Her design aesthetic has traditional Southern roots and an effortless West Coast style, she takes pride in getting to know her customers, their needs, and their lifestyles. Bringing an inspired perspective informed by her unique background, Deanna creates livable spaces with an understated elegance, chasing quality and unique finds for clients.
Elizabeth Carter was born and raised in Delaware. Over the last 20 years, she has explored philanthropic endeavors to benefit multiple charities. She’s been an active part of her community in Delaware, giving back through fundraising benefiting education, cancer research, and children’s charities. Elizabeth has served on many boards including the Ministry of Caring, Serviam Academy for Girls, the Junior League of Wilmington, among others. Now that she has raised her three children, she decided to pursue something else she had true love and passion for: fashion and home décor.
Paying homage to her background in retail she bought into the Passionista Fashion truck – Delaware’s “Premier Fashion Boutique on Wheels!” Over the course of a few years, she ran the buying and event planning till selling it to her former partner. In 2016, she partnered with Deanna Johnson, interior decorator and designer, to open their dream of a lifestyle store, offering timeless fashion and curated home décor.