Locally owned and operated, Pierre Paul offers timeless custom framing, one-of-a-kind interior design, and stunning artwork that are anything but ordinary.
Pierre Paul owner, Lee (Leveille) Jean-Gilles, has been committed to creating memorable environments his whole life. He was first drawn to color and design as a child and was the youngest artist to ever display his work in the famous Ann Arbor Art Fair at the age of 13. Upon reaching adulthood he used his talent for design and color by opening the first Great Frame Up store in Michigan in 1979. Operating out of a store on Washtenaw Ave. in Ann Arbor, MI, Lee quickly moved up the ranks of stores within the Great Frame Up franchise and quickly became one of the foremost stores in the nation.
In 1999, Lee separated from the Great Frame Up and established himself as a locally owned and independent company which he renamed Frameology. The store was renamed Pierre Paul Art Gallery as an homage to Lee’s father, Pierre Paul Jean-Gilles who passed away in 1998. The frame shop then expanded to include a world class art gallery which showcases local, national, and international artists. A passionate art collector, this was a fitting tribute to the man who had always been a supporter of the arts.
After years of beautifying his clients’ homes with framing and artwork, Lee took the natural next step and branched out into interior design. He made his successful debut in 2007 with the lead house in the Showcase Tour of Homes in Washtenaw County. From the grand staircase to the smallest detail, Lee set himself apart as an innovative designer. Since then, he has designed spaces ranging from small condos to large, new homes to university renovations.. His eye for detail and determination to bring his client’s dreams into reality has made this an exciting new addition to Pierre Paul.
Now, Pierre Paul is a thriving business with three divisions: Picture Framing, Art Gallery, and Interior Design. Lee has assembled a wonderful team, sharing his vision of 21st design. The three businesses work together to give our clients the highest quality in their homes. Come in today to see what Pierre Paul can do for you.