2010 first edition

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So far, 2010 is a year for the books here in New Orleans. We’ve won the Super Bowl and elected a new mayor, and we continue to rebuild our homes better than ever. Without our local businesses, we’d never have made it this far, and we urge you to keep showing your support. Whether you need to paint your bedroom a fresher color, revamp your kitchen with new appliances or accessorize your yard for the perfect garden party, this handy directory of businesses will help your home reach its full potential.

Note: Although our goal is to make this resource directory as comprehensive as possible, we are by no means able to list every vendor. If you know of a retailer or service provider who you think should be added to this list or if you have a correction, please mail it to New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, 110 Veterans Blvd., Suite 123, Metairie, LA 70005; fax it to 828-1385, Attn: Eve Crawford; or e-mail it to eve@renpubllc.com.

Specialists

Architects

Bell Architects
755 Camp St.
New Orleans
504-596-2355
www.bellarchitects.com
Bell Architects specializes in the design of custom homes, apartments, town homes
and condominiums.

Bockman Forbes + Glasgow Architecture
and Design
2627 De Soto St.
New Orleans
Studio BFG provides
high-quality residential
and commercial architecture and design. Studio BFG approaches each project
with a fresh eye to
envision narrative
concepts appropriate
for today’s lifestyles.

Historic Projects of
New Orleans LLC
New Orleans
504-756-4181
www.architecthistoricprojects.com
Design and renovation services for historic homes.

The Hopkins Co.
3045 Ridgelake Drive,
Suite 300
Metairie
504-838-8700
www.hopkinsco.com
The Hopkins Co. specializes in the design of new homes, classic renovations and major additions. The firm incorporates Southern concepts for gracious living into a variety of architectural styles.

Ledbetter Fullerton Architects
1055 St. Charles Ave.,
Suite 320
New Orleans
504-566-9669
www.lfarchitects.com
Ledbetter Fullerton Architects is a purposely focused architecture and interior design firm that undertakes a diverse array of project types.


Closets

Bayou Closets
2535 N. Rampart St.
New Orleans
504-944-8388
www.bayouclosets.com
Bayou Closets provides custom-designed melamine laminate organizing solutions for pantries, home offices, garages and entertainment centers. With more than 18 years of experience in the industry, Bayou Closets also offers free in-home consultations with a full three- dimensional CAD design provided with a quote.

California Closets
3211 N. Causeway Blvd.
Metairie
504-828-5705
www.californiaclosets.com
California Closets has been serving South Louisiana since 1984, providing custom storage systems for all areas of the house including closets, home offices, garages and utility areas.

Closets by Design
70161 Highway 59, Suite G
Abita Springs
985-871-9187
www.closetsbydesign.com
Closets by Design is owned by a local family. They design, manufacture and install custom closets, pantries, offices and garage units, providing free estimates and full service. Closets by Design considers it a privilege to rebuild the community.

Couture Closets
Mandeville
985-705-1017
Couture Closets offers all-wood custom cabinetry
(no particle board). More than 100 stained or paint and glaze finishes. Also available are closet accessories
and hardware.

Louisiana Custom Closets
13405 Seymour Meyer Blvd., Suite 24
Covington
985-871-0810
www.louisianacustomclosets.com
Louisiana Custom Closets designs and installs custom shelving for closets, garages and utility rooms. The company’s No.1 priority is customer service and customer satisfaction, provided by professional and experienced designers, installation crews and office staff. Louisiana Custom Closets offers free in-home consultations, with designs on state-of-the-art computer programs. This service
is offered at a most competitive price.

Ruffino Custom Closets
110 Campbell Ave., Suite 1B
Mandeville
985-809-7623
www.ruffinocustomclosets.
com
Ruffino Custom Closets is a custom closet and storage solution company, specializing in organization and design and complete closet and garage systems.


Custom Home Builders

Azalea Custom Homes
P.O. Box 1861
Gretna
504-227-8484
www.azaleacustomhomes.
com
Builder of wood-framed or insulated concrete homes on slabs, piers or raised 9 to 10 feet above grade in the greater New Orleans area.

Conbeth
72052 Hickory St.
Abita Springs
985-898-2214
www.conbeth.com
Conbeth takes care of residential construction, light commercial and real estate development.

Guidry Custom Homes
308 Rio Vista Ave.
Jefferson
504-218-5455
Guidry Custom Homes will plan, design and build your custom dream home.

Home Builders Association of New Orleans
2424 N. Arnoult Road
Metairie
504-837-2700
www.home-builders.org
Goals include assisting the residential construction industry to provide decent, affordable shelter for every citizen.

Landis Residential Builders
241 Industrial Ave.
Jefferson
504-833-6070
www.landisLLC.com
Serving the greater New Orleans area with quality residential renovations and new home construction.  Landis builds its business by building lasting relationships.

New Design Studios
602 N. Cortez St.
New Orleans
504-444-6200
www.newdesignstudios.com
Living Spaces for the Way You Want to Live:
New Design Studios combines cutting-edge design solutions with 30 years of experience to produce unique and stunning results for your new home or renovation. New Design Studios gives each client a personalized solution that takes into account individual budget, needs and lifestyle.

Perk Builders, Inc.
6458 Jefferson Highway
Harahan
504-737-1001
Since 1987 Tim Perkins
of Perk Builders has been building homes showcasing beautiful moldings, floors
and exquisite kitchens
and bathrooms.

Pontchartrain Contracting Services
310 Huey P. Long Ave.,
Suite D
Gretna
504-366-8325
Pontchartrain Contracting Services Inc. and Pontchartrain Construction Services Inc. specialize in all phases of upscale interior and exterior renovations, repairs, additions and custom home building.

Titan Homes by
Stephen Fleishmann
4440 Chastant St.
Metairie
504-455-5411
Residential contractor specializing in complex and unique custom-designed and -built homes.

Varuso Homes LLC
651 Perrilloux Road
Madisonville
985-845-1477
Building West St.Tammany’s most affordable quality custom homes.


Decorative Paint

Decorative Painting by Jeanne Louise
408 S. Pierce St.
New Orleans
504-874-3874
Operating a flourishing business for more than 20 years, Jeanne Louise’s work has been featured in Town and Country, Better Homes and Gardens and New Orleans Magazine. She offers murals, faux finishes, trompe l’oeil, color consultation and gilding.


Furniture Makers & Woodworkers

Central City Millworks / Hal Collums Construction
2610 Second St.
504-899-1351
www.centralcitymillworks.com
Central City Millworks is New Orleans premier millwork shop, specializing in custom solid wood shutters, doors, windows and cabinetry. Full design services, paint, installation and full general contracting services available.

Greg Arceneaux Cabinetmakers
703 W. 26th Ave.
Covington
985-893-8782
www.gregarceneaux.com
Designers and builders of a handcrafted furniture line, based on early Creole and Acadian styles, using 18th-century joinery and indigenous materials such as cypress, pecan, mahogany, walnut and cherry.

Jeremy Shatz
223 Dauphine St.
New Orleans
Original design and custom solid wood furniture made exclusively from salvaged old- growth cypress and red pine.

Milo Rosas Sr., Master Carpenter
504-214-3030
With more than 30 years of experience, Milo Rosas delivers quality craftsmanship and uses the finest materials for your trim, custom cabinetry and closets. Fully insured.

New Orleans Millworks
3315B Magazine St.
504-891-7338
Since 2001, New Orleans Millworks has specialized in handcrafted custom shutters, doors, windows, moldings, brackets, spindles, columns, etc.


Home Audio/Visual

Digital Designers
3506 Severn Ave.
Metairie
504-457-2000
www.digitaldesignersllc.com
Resell and install home theaters, multiroom music and security solutions for residential and commercial spaces.

Off the Wall Audio/Video
2318 David Drive
Metairie
504-835-7672
www.offthewallav.com
An innovative home entertainment and electronics company designed to meet all of your electronics needs

S.M.I.L.E. Inc. of
New Orleans
1401 Distributors Row, Suite G
New Orleans
504-208-5695
www.smileinc.com
S.M.I.L.E. Inc. of New Orleans focuses on mid- to high-end residential homes providing unique insight on how to properly integrate current technology trends into today’s lifestyles. Experienced design consultants are masters at developing creative technology solutions that preserve the home’s architectural beauty while enhancing the homeowners’ lifestyles by providing such technologies as home theater systems, flat-panel TVs, home automation and security systems.


Interior Designers/ Decorators

Ashley Hall Interiors
832 Howard Ave.
New Orleans
504-524-0196
Ashley Hall Interiors, ASID, assists clients internationally and throughout the country with older and contemporary furnishings.

Bremermann Designs
3943 Magazine St.
New Orleans
504-891-7765
Art and French antique shop with full-service interior design firm to the luxury market.

Chet Pourciau Design
650 Poydras St., Suite 1550
New Orleans
504-289-8179

Curtis Herring Interior Design
1639 Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans
504-866-7377
www.curtisherring.com
Curtis Herring Interior Design is a full-service interior design firm based in New Orleans. The firm specializes in upscale residential and corporate design projects.

Design Within Reach
3138 Magazine St.
New Orleans
504-891-6520
www.dwr.com
Design Within Reach is the source for fully licensed classics. Most of the wide selection of modern design is in stock and ready to ship.

Dunleith Designs
& Antiques LLC
1804 Magazine St.
New Orleans
504-272-0879
www.dunleithdesigns.com
Specializing in American and English antiques, interior design. Also offers custom upholstery.

In Style Interiors
3971 Pontchartrain Drive, Suite 3
Slidell
985-646-1554
A home décor store with a wide variety of furniture, lamps, rugs and accessories. Design services include custom draperies.

Interior Motives Design
4728 Trenton St.
Metairie
504-889-9677
www.interiormotivesdesign.
com
Full-service design firm helping customers with new construction, renovations or other changes. Offers furniture, flooring, custom window treatments, art, accessories and more.

Interiors & Extras
324 Metairie Road
Metairie
504-835-9902
www.interiorsandextras.com
Complete design service:  draperies, furniture, accessories, art, custom silk flowers and trees, lighting, lamps, gifts, wallcoverings, flooring, bedding, jewelry, scarves, purses, candles and framing. Gifts for every occasion!

Kathy Slater Interiors & Antiques
3954 Magazine St.
New Orleans
504-400-9032
Kathy Slater Interiors & Antiques offers full design services including assistance with selecting the perfect antique piece or art for your home or office. New location with lots of lamps and reproductions, too.

Lee Ali Interiors
1800 Magazine St.
New Orleans
504-525-2747
www.shopofthetwosisters.
com
Lee Ali is an award-winning licensed interior designer and professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers who has done extensive work throughout
the country.

Nancy Robbins
1291 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 1
Mandeville
985-727-4565
877-427-4565
www.nancyrobbinsinteriors.
com
Design studio that carries furniture, art, accessories, Oriental rugs and lighting in stock and by custom order. Also designs renovations, lighting plans and furniture floor plans.

Riverbend Interiors
912 Constantinople St.
New Orleans
504-897-2292
www.riverbendinteriordesign.com
Full-service interior design, space planning, project management, fabrics and color consultations.

Landscape Architects and Landscapers

Anthony’s Landscaping LLC
300 L&A Road
Metairie
504-834-3094
www.anthonys.net
Architectural landscape construction.

The Cracked Pot
19363 W. Airline Highway
St. Rose
504-466-3813
www.thecrackedpot.com
Offers a variety of pots, shrubs, trees, fountains, birdbaths, sheds, bulk mulch, soil, irrigation systems and landscaping.

Daly Sublette Landscape
2121 Ridgelake Drive,
Suite 105
Metairie
504-832-9775
www.dalysublette.com
Provides master plan design services that involve a high level of quality and detail. Services include site planning, planting design, swimming pools, fountains, garden architecture, arbors and pergolas, irrigation and drainage systems and lighting.

EcoUrban LLC
New Orleans
504-274-8774
Sustainable landscaping design and service. Organic landscaping practices; rain garden, cistern, bioswale installation; edible landscape and garden installation; native plants, heat- and flood-tolerant species.

Exterior Designs
2903 Octavia St.
New Orleans
504-866-0276
www.exteriordesignsbev.com
Landscape designs, consultations, property evaluation and problem resolution with experienced crews in construction and landscaping.
Landscape Images Ltd.
655 Central Ave.
Jefferson
504-734-8380
www.landscapeimagesltd.
com
Landscape Images offers a full-service creative source for all your landscaping needs.

Paradise Palms
20127 Stafford Road
Covington
985-249-6137
www.paradisepalmslandscaping.com
Tropical and landscape specialists offering full-scale landscaping, lighting, irrigation and drainage as well as a wide variety of palm trees.

Pro-Vision Paving
504-466-7900
Owned by Alessandra Franklin and Rodrigo Ribeiro, Pro-Vision Paving provides all services related to "hardscapes," such as driveways, walkways, pool decks, patios and retaining walls. The two established their business in 2003, and they continue to strive to provide personal, knowledgeable service.

Rene J.L. Fransen Landscape Architect LLC
1234 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans
504-529-7294
Specializes in upscale residential projects including large estates. Provides a complete design package including contract documents for construction of pool houses, drainage plans, swimming pools, supervision of construction and planting design.

Swanson’s Stoneyard - Perfect Ponds and Landscaping
3944 Peters Road
Harvey
504-367-2339
14203 W. University Ave.
Hammond
985-543-0703
www.ponds-stone.com
Stoneyard in Harvey offers construction and maintenance of water features as well as landscaping. Retail outdoor décor, gifts and pond supplies at Hammond location.

The Plant Gallery
9401 Airline Drive
New Orleans
504-488-8887
www.theplantgallery.com
The Plant Gallery offers award-winning landscaping, in-stock fountains and pottery.


Metalworks

Budget Iron Works
2400 Romig Drive
Marrero
504-481-3805
www.budgetironworks.com
Offers a wide range of iron services such as custom handrails, custom stair rails, balconies, old New Orleans posts, steel I-beams. Will
beat any competitor by at least 10 percent.

Homeway Ornamental Metals
5029 Veterans Blvd.
Metairie
504-888-5334
www.homewayusa.com
Custom-made and imported iron works of high quality
and reasonable prices. Also offers a large selection
of handmade imported marble mantels.


Organization

Let's Get It Straight
Virginia Barkley
6050 Constance St.
New Orleans
504-891-6050
letsgetitstraight@cox.net


Pools

Adams Aluminum Pool and Patio Enclosures
68469 James St.
Mandeville
985-626-8813
www.adamsaluminum.com
Adams Aluminum screen or glass pool enclosures will allow you to fully enjoy your outdoor environment free
of mosquitoes, insects
and leaves.

Backyard Living
3611 Florida Ave.
Kenner
504-464-1011
www.backyardliving.com
Backyard Living designs
and installs spas, pools, fountains, waterfalls and outdoor kitchens.

Blue Haven Pools
of Louisiana
www.bluehaven.com

Paradise Pools & Spas
4221 Division St.
Metairie
504-888-0505
www.paradiseswimmingpools.net
Paradise Pools & Spas is a master pool builder specializing in custom residential and commercial pool construction. The mission is to provide customers with one of the world’s finest pools, a unique dream pool that customers will be proud of for years to come.

The Spa Shop
629 Lotus Drive N.
Mandeville
985-626-3847
www.thespashop.com
Features home resort products, including grills and outdoor kitchens, spas, saunas, gazebos and
above-ground pools.
Specializes in Cal Spa.


Real Estate

925 Common
925 Common St.
New Orleans
504-525-7377
www.925common.com
925 Common luxury apartments are in the heart of downtown. Generous spaces, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, business and fitness centers, free wireless connection and
in-building valet parking.

Charlotte Dorion with Prudential Gardner Realtors
7934 Maple St.
New Orleans
504-861-7575
A 2006 platinum winner, multimillion-dollar producer. Works with real estate in Uptown, Garden District, Lakeview, Lakefront and Old Metairie.

Country Club Place
Baton Rouge
225-796-1500
www.thecountryclubplace.com
Located in Baton Rouge across from the Baton Rouge Country Club is a new gated residential development that embraces an effortless, spontaneous celebration of life.

Emerald Forest Condos
350 Emerald Forest Blvd.
Covington
985-898-2188
Emerald Forest Condos are located in a desirable spot on the Northshore and are able to withstand winds of 130 mph. Pool and gated community with amenities.

The Esplanade at City Park Apartments
3443 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans
504-822-3353
www.liveatesplanade.com
Offers luxury apartments in Mid-City at reasonable prices. Staff is on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to make your home comfortable.

Howard Eymard Homes
121 Wilkinson
Port Sulphur
504-382-5620
Howard Eymard offers waterfront homes in Plaquemines Parish with the Coastal Cottages at Myrtle Grove and luxury town homes in Harvey with The Residence at Park Avenue.
Guaranty Savings Bank
1700 Veterans Blvd.
Metairie
504-828-4327
bgonzalez@guarantysb.com
For over 70 years we have offered competitive rates, low closing costs and outstanding personal service by assisting our clients financing with Conventional, FHA/VA, Renovation, Construction, HELOC’s, Lots loans and other consumer products.

Metairie Bank
504-834-6330
mortgage@metairiebank.com
www.metairiebank.com
Metairie Bank & Trust Co. began operating in 1947 and has operated continuously from the Metairie  area. The bank operates a total of seven offices located throughout the metropolitan New Orleans area.

Money Hill Golf and Country Club
100 Country Club Drive
Abita Springs
985-892-3300

Preservation Resource Center
923 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans
504-581-7032
The mission of the Preservation Resource Center is to promote the preservation, restoration and revitalization of New Orleans' historic architecture and neighborhoods.

The Sanctuary
#1 Sanctuary Blvd.
Mandeville
985-674-7500
www.crosbydevelopment.
com
Less than 2 miles from the Causeway, Mandeville’s prestigious community is
filled with large home and
sits amongst pines, oaks
and magnolias.

TerraBella Neighborhood
100 Terra Bella Blvd.
Covington
985-871-7171
www.terrabellavillage.com
Returning to the traditional neighborhood, TerraBella offers an easier and safer way of living.

Trinity Realty
143 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
New Orleans
504-488-4008
www.trinityneworleans.com
Locally owned boutique-style real estate brokerage offering personable, high-end service to clients willing to buy or sell real estate. Also offers staging or decorating services to sellers wanting
to make an impression.


Restoration (Furniture, Surfaces)

Driscoll Antiques & Restoration
8500 Oak St.
New Orleans
504-866-7795
Offers antique furniture restoration using traditional materials and techniques of the 18th and 19th centuries. Retail shop and design consulting.

Rose Restoration International
800-413-9893
www.roserestoration.com
Expert local craftsmen clean, polish, patch and restore natural stone. Since 1978, they’ve been removing scratches and stains from marble, granite, terrazzo and stone.

Strip Ease
3301 Lafitte St.
New Orleans
504-484-3040
Strip Ease restores and refinishes architectural items. Check out the selection of doors, mantels, trim and other architectural woodwork at very reasonable prices.

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