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 email@example.com.
755 Camp St.
Bell Architects specializes in the design of custom homes, apartments, town homes
Bockman Forbes + Glasgow Architecture
2627 De Soto St.
Studio BFG provides
and commercial architecture and design. Studio BFG approaches each project
with a fresh eye to
for today’s lifestyles.
Historic Projects of
New Orleans LLC
Design and renovation services for historic homes.
The Hopkins Co.
3045 Ridgelake Drive,
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.,
Ledbetter Fullerton Architects is a purposely focused architecture and interior design firm that undertakes a diverse array of project types.
2535 N. Rampart St.
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.
3211 N. Causeway Blvd.
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
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 offers all-wood custom cabinetry
(no particle board). More than 100 stained or paint and glaze finishes. Also available are closet accessories
Louisiana Custom Closets
13405 Seymour Meyer Blvd., Suite 24
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
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
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.
72052 Hickory St.
Conbeth takes care of residential construction, light commercial and real estate development.
Guidry Custom Homes
308 Rio Vista Ave.
Guidry Custom Homes will plan, design and build your custom dream home.
Home Builders Association of New Orleans
2424 N. Arnoult Road
Goals include assisting the residential construction industry to provide decent, affordable shelter for every citizen.
Landis Residential Builders
241 Industrial Ave.
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.
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
Since 1987 Tim Perkins
of Perk Builders has been building homes showcasing beautiful moldings, floors
and exquisite kitchens
Pontchartrain Contracting Services
310 Huey P. Long Ave.,
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
4440 Chastant St.
Residential contractor specializing in complex and unique custom-designed and -built homes.
Varuso Homes LLC
651 Perrilloux Road
Building West St.Tammany’s most affordable quality custom homes.
Decorative Painting by Jeanne Louise
408 S. Pierce St.
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.
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.
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.
223 Dauphine St.
Original design and custom solid wood furniture made exclusively from salvaged old- growth cypress and red pine.
Milo Rosas Sr., Master Carpenter
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.
Since 2001, New Orleans Millworks has specialized in handcrafted custom shutters, doors, windows, moldings, brackets, spindles, columns, etc.
3506 Severn Ave.
Resell and install home theaters, multiroom music and security solutions for residential and commercial spaces.
Off the Wall Audio/Video
2318 David Drive
An innovative home entertainment and electronics company designed to meet all of your electronics needs
S.M.I.L.E. Inc. of
1401 Distributors Row, Suite G
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.
Ashley Hall Interiors, ASID, assists clients internationally and throughout the country with older and contemporary furnishings.
3943 Magazine St.
Art and French antique shop with full-service interior design firm to the luxury market.
Chet Pourciau Design
650 Poydras St., Suite 1550
Curtis Herring Interior Design
1639 Jefferson Davis Parkway
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.
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.
& Antiques LLC
1804 Magazine St.
Specializing in American and English antiques, interior design. Also offers custom upholstery.
In Style Interiors
3971 Pontchartrain Drive, Suite 3
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.
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
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.
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.
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
1291 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 1
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.
912 Constantinople St.
Full-service interior design, space planning, project management, fabrics and color consultations.
Landscape Architects and Landscapers
Anthony’s Landscaping LLC
300 L&A Road
Architectural landscape construction.
The Cracked Pot
19363 W. Airline Highway
Offers a variety of pots, shrubs, trees, fountains, birdbaths, sheds, bulk mulch, soil, irrigation systems and landscaping.
Daly Sublette Landscape
2121 Ridgelake Drive,
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.
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.
2903 Octavia St.
Landscape designs, consultations, property evaluation and problem resolution with experienced crews in construction and landscaping.
Landscape Images Ltd.
655 Central Ave.
Landscape Images offers a full-service creative source for all your landscaping needs.
20127 Stafford Road
Tropical and landscape specialists offering full-scale landscaping, lighting, irrigation and drainage as well as a wide variety of palm trees.
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.
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
14203 W. University Ave.
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
The Plant Gallery offers award-winning landscaping, in-stock fountains and pottery.
Budget Iron Works
2400 Romig Drive
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.
Custom-made and imported iron works of high quality
and reasonable prices. Also offers a large selection
of handmade imported marble mantels.
Let's Get It Straight
6050 Constance St.
Adams Aluminum Pool and Patio Enclosures
68469 James St.
Adams Aluminum screen or glass pool enclosures will allow you to fully enjoy your outdoor environment free
of mosquitoes, insects
3611 Florida Ave.
Backyard Living designs
and installs spas, pools, fountains, waterfalls and outdoor kitchens.
Blue Haven Pools
Paradise Pools & Spas
4221 Division St.
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.
Features home resort products, including grills and outdoor kitchens, spas, saunas, gazebos and
Specializes in Cal Spa.
925 Common St.
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.
A 2006 platinum winner, multimillion-dollar producer. Works with real estate in Uptown, Garden District, Lakeview, Lakefront and Old Metairie.
Country Club Place
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.
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.
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
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.
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 & 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
Preservation Resource Center
923 Tchoupitoulas St.
The mission of the Preservation Resource Center is to promote the preservation, restoration and revitalization of New Orleans' historic architecture and neighborhoods.
#1 Sanctuary Blvd.
Less than 2 miles from the Causeway, Mandeville’s prestigious community is
filled with large home and
sits amongst pines, oaks
100 Terra Bella Blvd.
Returning to the traditional neighborhood, TerraBella offers an easier and safer way of living.
143 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
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.
Offers antique furniture restoration using traditional materials and techniques of the 18th and 19th centuries. Retail shop and design consulting.
Rose Restoration International
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.
3301 Lafitte St.
Strip Ease restores and refinishes architectural items. Check out the selection of doors, mantels, trim and other architectural woodwork at very reasonable prices.