Style for Your Home

Houses with Charm: Simple Southern Style (Rizzoli, $39.95)

Celebrating the warmth and easy elegance of traditional Southern architecture and interior design, Susan Sully’s Houses with Charm: Simple Southern Style showcases homes’ old-fashioned grace while highlighting the talents of some of the region’s finest design professionals. Dating from the 18th century to the present, the houses featured exemplify historic styles that evolved in response to their natural settings, inviting generations of families to live in harmony with their surroundings.


Green with Envy

Since Pantone deemed it the must-have hue for 2013, the world has gone gaga for emerald green. Chunky and chic, these mid-century enameled candlesticks offer the perfect pop of color for a mantel, coffee table or any space needing a boost. Malachite, 3806 Magazine St., 754-0066,

Tree Hugger

Give yourself a gift this Earth Day, April 22. Hand-carved from the root of a teak tree, this primitive bowl lends organic appeal to both traditional and contemporary interiors. Spruce Eco-Studio, 2043 Magazine St., 265-0946,

Sitting Pretty

Furniture-like features give this English-style outdoor bench an indoor feel. Although the Uptown Park Bench looks like weathered wood, it’s composed of a blend of cement and fiberglass to withstand the heaviest spring showers. The French Mix, 228 Lee Lane, Covington, 985/809-3152,


Haute for the Home

From acclaimed designer Bunny Williams’ BeeLine Collection, the Mini Skirt Drinks Table is high fashion for the home. The carved walnut table looks like delicately draped fabric but offers the durability of hardwood. Bunny Williams Home, 212/935-5930,


Beauty Rehab

Raise your glass to a fabulous face. Unlike its intoxicating counterpart, Hard Night Good Morning’s Facial Cocktail Serum helps tired, thirsty skin recover from the late nights of Mardi Gras and the long days at Jazz Fest. The award-winning aloe vera-based formula lifts, tones, tightens, smoothes and soothes skin while keeping makeup in place. Hard Night Good Morning Facial Cocktail Serum, 800/360-0988,


Skin and Bones

No one knows the “skinny” on local fashion quite like NOLA Couture. Best-known for its punchy, preppy neckties, the brand is showing its darker side with its trendy black-and-white Pirates Alley skinny tie. At only 3 inches wide, it’s the first of its kind in the NOLA Couture collection and puts a youthful spin on the historic French Quarter site. NOLA Couture, 2928 Magazine St., 319-5959, or 524 St. Peter St., 875-3522,


Fresh Scents

Blending citrus fruits, jasmine and lily with fragrant cassis, Golden Cassis is the newest member of the Agraria family. The invigorating, contemporary scent from the country’s oldest luxury home fragrance line is being simultaneously introduced with the 7-ounce woven crystal candle glass inspired by the woven palm leaf cases of Agraria candles from the early 1980s. Agraria Home, 800/824-3632,

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