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

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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

Your Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide!
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Your Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

If you haven’t thought about mom yet, you’d better get on it.  Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11th!  There are plenty of boring old standbys like beautiful flowers and massages.  Trust me, any mom will love either one of those!  However, if you’re feeling a bit more creative this year, here are some more … 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

Preservation Resource Center Holiday Home Tour
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Preservation Resource Center Holiday Home Tour

The Preservation Resource Center is holding its annual Holiday Home Tour this weekend, December 14th and 15th!  It’s a fabulous way to get a glimpse at how “the other half” lives and tour some stunning mansions in New Orleans’ historic Garden District.  Last year, the PRC featured a newly renovated neighbor of mine.  I couldn’t … Continue reading

How-To: Kitchen Cabinet Chalk Paint Makeover
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How-To: Kitchen Cabinet Chalk Paint Makeover

They’re done!  They’re finally done! Our kitchen cabinets are refinished, upgraded and absolutely stunning.  The entire project included decorative molding, hidden hinges, undermount lighting, soft close drawer slides, shelves, organizational systems, hardware and of course… painting over the oak.  I chose Annie Sloan Chalk Paint because I love the antique look and it doesn’t require … Continue reading