Framed Maps Add Vintage Touch
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Framed Maps Add Vintage Touch

The way I rave about Fine Art America, you’d think I owned stock in the company.  It’s an online database of THOUSANDS of prints… of you guessed it… fine art!  What’s cool is that you can find anything from John James Audubon’s famous sketches to up and coming modern oil paintings and have them printed … Continue reading

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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

Shabby Chic Kitchen Renovation, BEFORE and AFTER
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Shabby Chic Kitchen Renovation, BEFORE and AFTER

  It’s amazing to think that our kitchen renovation is finally done!  We’ve been enjoying the finished product for about 6 months now, but with baby Beau hogging my free time, I just now got around to taking some AFTER pictures.  The kitchen renovation was a much longer process than I ever anticipated.  I started … Continue reading

Upcycled Family Treasures
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Upcycled Family Treasures

My friends are pretty amazing.  I have two close girlfriends here in New Orleans who’ve done incredible renovations in their homes.  Jessica and her hubby Austin have painted, replaced floors, installed wainscoting and decorated their house just outside of town.  Every time we visit, they’ve completed another amazing project! Recently, Jessica posted an upcycled furniture … Continue reading