International Instagrams: Inspiration from a World Traveler
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International Instagrams: Inspiration from a World Traveler

My sister-in-law Jessica is one of the most talented, beautiful, funny and all-around interesting people I know.  She is the lead stylist and owner of an amazing salon in San Diego called Paper Doll. But when Jessica’s businesswoman hat comes off, she keeps busy adding stamps to her passport. Jessica is a hair and makeup … 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

Neo-Classical Minimalism in New Orleans
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Neo-Classical Minimalism in New Orleans

New Orleans’ Times Picayune recently had an incredible article on designer Shaun Smith’s latest project, which was just too good not to share! According to the article, Smith bought the 1930’s era home in the Fontainebleau neighborhood.  Describing the renovation, Keith Marshall writes, “Gone are the paneled front door and the sinuous lines of ultramarine … Continue reading