What began as a business in the heart of New Orleans is now lighting up The Woodlands. Jeff Ber and his wife, Michelle, opened French Marketing Lighting on I-45 in 2011 with a focus on selling handmade lanterns. Originally, the store was established as Lagniappe Lighting in 2002 in New Orleans.
Over the past three years, the store has blossomed into a larger business offering other products, including copper and bronze lanterns, outdoor lighting, ceiling fans, chandeliers, sconces and lamps. Products range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars.
In addition to selling products from some of the oldest lighting companies, Ber has looked around the country to establish a collection of distinctive works that feature the latest design trends