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JLNO Kitchen Tour

saturday, april 16, 2011

david and greer monteleone

Sara Essex

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Welcome to the 2011 Junior League of New Orleans Kitchen Tour.

This year the Kitchen Tour will be Saturday, April 16, 2011, and highlights 14 newly renovated kitchens in Old Metairie as well as the Garden District. Merisa Pasternak, Kristen Ponthier and Amy Rosato, the Kitchen Tour chairs, and Melissa Beaugh, vice chair, have been blessed with community support and an abundance of kitchen nominations. The kitchens featured on the tour are truly creative and unique.

The Kitchen Tour will kick off with a patron party on April 14 sponsored by Peoples Health and hosted by Latrobe’s on Royal. Stephanie Boh and Skye Fantaci, Kick-Off Party chairs, and Jennifer Hawney, vice chair, have planned a fantastic evening in the heart of the French Quarter, with auction tables, delicious food and musical highlights. The evening will include food demonstrations and the cuisine of chef Nathanial Zimet of Boucherie.

The Junior League Kitchen Tour is made possible by the more than 2,000 members of the Junior League who have been serving the New Orleans community for 86 years. Partnering with Ochsner, Capital One and the community, the Junior League has been fortunate to offer more than 50,000 hours of community service annually. The proceeds from the Kitchen Tour make these volunteer experiences a reality.

On behalf of the 2010-2011 Board of Directors – Gwathmey Gomila, Jeanne Boughton, Erin Bolles, Eryn Melancon, Lilla Wright, Stacey Lousteau, Connie Shannon, Charlotte Benton, Chris Zazulak and Mandi Frischhertz – we are honored to invite you to join us to celebrate and tour the city’s most beautiful kitchens. We would also like to thank New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles for its partnership and for featuring the 2011 Junior League of New Orleans Kitchen Tour. We hope you will join us April 14 for the Kick-Off Party and again April 16 for this exquisite tour of the most innovative kitchen designs in New Orleans.

Please join us in raising a glass and toasting the New Orleans homeowners whose kitchens we feature this year. Congratulations to all!

glenn and elizabeth hayes
111 Friedrichs Ave.

Glenn and Elizabeth Hayes moved into their Old Metairie home in April 2009, and in eight months, they created a lavish kitchen at 550 square feet. Frances Schnare of Interiors by Frances in Georgia was the interior decorator. Artist Simonette Berry glazed the cabinets with a Benjamin Moore gray faux finish. The walls complement the earthy tones in the granite from The Stone Gallery. The Orchid Noce Listello backsplash trim from Rickert Tile adorns the Arctic Blend Rhomba Cushion Peruvian travertine backsplash from The Stone Gallery. The Hayes’ pups relax on Pietra Sacra tile flooring in Arx from Rickert Tile. The rooster light by designer Tracy Porter from Lighting Inc. adds a welcoming touch to the Hayes’ beautiful kitchen.

david and greer monteleone
21 Nassau Drive

David and Greer Monteleone designed their 700-square-foot rustic kitchen, part of an Old Metairie home renovation after Hurricane Katrina, by themselves. The blue cabinets were made by Lagarde’s: Kitchens by Jimmy Lagarde and are enhanced by the cream-colored paint from Sherwin-Williams. The custom tile backsplash suits the natural hues of the room, and French terra-cotta floors bring the dining room and kitchen together with a provincial look. The coffers, made of antique wood from Canada, create a warm harmony with the old brick fireplace. The antique chandelier – a great find by Greer – tops the room off. David thinks the room is cozy and welcoming. “It’s where everybody hangs out,” he says.

robert and alane nuzum
250 Vincent Ave.

Robert and Alane Nuzum remodeled their lovely kitchen last year, with Alane doing all of the interior decorating. David Ruthem served as contractor for the kitchen and, with the help of Ronnie Scallan, installed the maple cabinetry from Lagarde’s: Kitchens by Jimmy Lagarde. The cabinets are painted aquamarine with an antique wash; seeded glass in the upper cabinets gives the kitchen an immaculate look. The Kashmir white granite countertops with beveled edges from The Stone Gallery (installed by Infinity Marble & Granite) set a pleasant contrast to the mahogany plank island countertop from Lagarde’s. The diagonal Salus Fiuggi floor tiles are from The Stone Gallery. The walls are painted Helm Paint Crystalline with a Helm Paint Wind Chime trim. The Argosy chandelier from Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights adds brightness to the room’s natural lighting. The Oyster Bay marble backsplash has a basket-weave design, which unites the Nuzums’ exquisite kitchen.

scott and jennifer cheatham
225 Rosewood Drive

When they relocated from Houston in 2008, Scott and Jennifer Cheatham built a home with a beautiful transitional-style kitchen in Old Metairie. Interior decorator Jennifer of Jennifer Cheatham Designs worked with her mother-in-law, contractor Leslie Cheatham with LHC Builders, to create this elegant kitchen that blends traditional with contemporary. The maple cabinets are all custom-made by Houston-based E & H Originals in Wood and painted Benjamin Moore Bone White. The French château-inspired range hood is painted Benjamin Moore French Canvas with an antique wash finish. Diniz Design of Baton Rouge added sleek touches to the kitchen with an Absolute Black granite island and Carrara marble countertops. The lights above the island, originally from an old church, are more than 50 years old. The breakfast room light from Pine Grove Electrical Supply, which was installed by Louis Blanco with Blanco Electric, offers a French look and ties the two rooms together.

clifton and elizabeth leblanc
207 E. Livingston Place

At 450 square feet, Clifton and Elizabeth LeBlanc’s welcoming kitchen in Old Metairie makes for a great hangout. Terry Landrem of Landrem Construction was the contractor, while Paula Landrem chose the appliances and helped with the layout. The neutral kitchen shade, by Denise Pierce with Chrestia Staub Pierce, complements the cabinets by Top’s Appliances & Cabinetry of Lafayette. The granite countertops are from Schiro Del Bianco in Metairie, and the flooring is Italian tile from Mediterranean Marble and Tile. Can lights by Lightolier were installed by Chris Ray Electrical Services to add brightness to an already-beaming room. The stucco hood vent, paired with the Benjamin Moore Sparkling Wine walls, completes this classic kitchen.

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