Crushing on velvet for cool weather
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Crushing on velvet for cool weather

Okay, so the weather’s not exactly “cool” yet in New Orleans.  We’re still inching our way there. As I dream of those cold temperatures, however, I’ve been crushing on the velvet that’s popping up in all my favorite catalogs and blogs. The new velvets are warm and welcoming, not gaudy, and add an extra layer … Continue reading

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Blow-In Attic Insulation: READ BEFORE YOU DIY!
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Blow-In Attic Insulation: READ BEFORE YOU DIY!

The upstairs of our house has always been terribly hot and a quick peek inside our upper attic explained why.  It barely had any insulation… and between some rafters… it didn’t have any at all!  After getting a few astronomical quotes, we decided to tackle the project ourselves.  Of course, Joe decided this on the … Continue reading

Kingsway House: Contemporary Design With Rich History
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Kingsway House: Contemporary Design With Rich History

A while back my neighbor told me he found his dream home.  Since his house is MY dream house, I figured this place must be amazing.  He was working on a movie that was being filmed at the Kingsway House, on New Orleans’ historic Esplanade Avenue.  It’s a 12,000 sq ft private residence that’s rented … Continue reading

Hanging Curtains: Professional Tips You Need to Know
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Hanging Curtains: Professional Tips You Need to Know

Long, gorgeous curtains may be my single favorite element of any room.  They instantly add drama and warmth to a space.  However, hanging them always seems to be a bigger pain-in-the butt than anticipated.  I was hanging some curtain rods for our guest bedroom this weekend and figured I’d share a few helpful tips I’ve … Continue reading