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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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

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

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

Trend Watch: Wine Bottle Chandeliers
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Trend Watch: Wine Bottle Chandeliers

Our friends Holly and Tim are incredible.  They just finished renovating a more than century old home in New Orleans’ historic Lower Garden District.  This place was down to the studs, covered in vines and utterly uninhabitable when they bought it.  Since then, they’ve turned the two-story Victorian into a showpiece with soaring ceilings, bold … Continue reading