Ditch the Vase and Get Creative
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Ditch the Vase and Get Creative

Earlier this week, I brought home a bouquet of inexpensive daisies to brighten up our guest bedroom while my mom’s in town.  Instead of using a boring vase, I pulled out our teapot and used that to arrange the blooms instead. It was such a fun alternative, I thought I’d share some other ideas.  The … 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

Why Everyone is Talking About Goop
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Why Everyone is Talking About Goop

Remember Gwyneth Paltrow’s “conscious uncoupling” from Cold Play front man Chris Martin!?  Late night comedians had a hell of a time cracking jokes about that one.  But for many folks, it was also the first time hearing about Paltrow’s lifestyle website, Goop, on which she announced the split.  It probably was not the type of … Continue reading