Clear and Present
Make a shining statement with this glass square lamp. Its simple design won’t overpower the décor of a room, but the shaped base adds a little something extra. Probst Decorating, 3300 Magazine St., 895-2094.
Deck the Walls
Don’t just cover your walls, make them a work of art with these hand-printed wallpapers. Patterns available in various color combinations: “Southern Flowers”—featured in pink/black/white and lime/ black/white combinations—was inspired by a portrait by designer Sydney Albertini. “Pauline,” shown in pool (blue/cream) was inspired by Pauline De Rothschild. Brian Bockman Design, 4513 Magazine St., 891-8785, or go to www.bockmandesign.com.
Have a Settee
This French settee, circa 1950, certainly has “curve” appeal. The black lacquer frame in a swooping shape is highlighted by a Manuel Canovas cotton stripe. Jon Vaccari Design, 4858 Magazine St., 899-7632, or go to www.jonvaccaridesign.com.
Crescent City Collection: A Taste of New Orleans ($26.95, Junior League of New Orleans)
New Orleans is known for its dangerously delicious cuisine and elegant historic homes. Now people can have their fill of both. In the most recent Junior League of New Orleans cookbook, readers can peruse more than 250 recipes from JLNO members and local restaurants, all set among photographs of previous JLNO Showhouses. Available at bookstores throughout New Orleans, or call 895-6653 for order information.
These weave tiles will surely bring calm and serenity to a home. The iridescent glass in shades of pale green, beige and golden brown are reminiscent of Tiffany glass. Stafford Tile and Stone, 5234 Magazine St., 895-5000, or go to www.staffordtileandstone.com.
Keep track of favorite eateries—or make note of ones to avoid—with these swanky handmade restaurant journals. More of a homebody? Artist Mary Campbell will customize journals to fit any style. Wine and travel journals are also available. Mary Campbell, (225) 291-8065, or go to www.mcccreations.com.
Scratch and Gift
Make a gift that doesn’t involve hours in the kitchen or spent hunched over a sewing machine … or even a card! Scratch personal messages or pictures onto the Dool frosted glass holder and give a gift that really says something. Includes a pencil for etching and one replaceable unscented tea candle. Available in white, hot pink, tangerine orange and lime green. Auto, 805 Washington St., New York, (212) 229-2292, or go to www.thisisauto.com.
Add extra seating to a room, as well as a dose of chic, with the “Astor” bench by Raul Carrasco. Featuring an oak and polished stainless-steel rod base, it is topped with a cushion upholstered in a raffia fabric. Roy, 329 Julia St., 598-2048; Raul Carrasco, 180 NE 39th St., Ste. 112, Miami, Fla., (305) 573-7889, or go to www.raulcarrasco.com. •
This article appears in the April 2005 issue of New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles