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Susan Currie Design
New Orleans is a city known just as much for its homes as it is its food and music; its unique architecture is one of its most defining characteristics. People take great pride in their homes here, whether hundreds of years old or brand new. It’s not just the artfulness of the buildings that make them special, it’s also the Southern hospitality you encounter when you enter a New Orleans home. From the classic wooden louvered shutters that flank the windows to the painting hanging over your mantle, every aspect of the home tells a story about not only its history but also its current occupants. When building a new home or renovating and updating decor or design, you want to know that the choices you make will bring your family years of happiness. Local home professionals can help with everything from real estate, architecture, and construction to interior design, landscaping, and home accessories.
Architecture & Construction
Titan Construction has been specializing in custom residential construction and renovations in Greater New Orleans for over 25 years. In addition to its core staff of professionals, Titan Construction employs highly skilled and experienced subcontractors who provide superior quality work and enable Titan to offer reasonable, affordable pricing.
“We take building very seriously at Titan Construction. One of the most important things is understanding the clients’ expectations and then meeting those expectations throughout construction,” says Owner Stephen Fleishmann. The Titan team understands that a home is likely the largest investment someone will make in their lifetime.
“‘Custom build’ isn’t just a catch phrase for us. It’s a promise that your home will be built with your needs and vision in mind—it will be the home you have always imagined and more,” says Fleishmann.
For more information, please call 504-454-5411 or 504-913-3030. To view photo galleries, visit TitanConstruction.com and like Titan Construction on Facebook.
Founded in 1971, The Hopkins Company architectural firm has designed new homes that fulfill clients’ dreams with an inspired touch across the Gulf South. New Orleans-based architect George Hopkins, distinguished author of Creating Your Architectural Style, endeavors to address each client’s residential needs with the thoughtful insight of a trusted friend and the design capabilities of an accomplished expert. Every home that the design team creates is an individual architectural statement, and client satisfaction is the most important measure of the firm’s success.
Listen and learn are the first two steps in the company’s design process, as communication between the client and architect are paramount to Hopkins’ creative design success. As a preeminent expert on architectural styles, George Hopkins is able to address clients’ needs in a variety of and subsequent styles, be it French, Italian, Neoclassical, or of contemporary influence.
For more information and to view The Hopkins Company’s portfolio of work, visit HopkinsCo.com. To speak with the firm about the process to create your architectural design, call 504-838-8700.
Your home or business is more than a building—it’s a place where you make memories and meaningful decisions, a place where your comfort and stability are paramount. At Matthews Construction & Renovation LLC, owner Doug Matthews understands the importance of quality work, artful craftsmanship, and customized service. From repairs to renovations to full-scale, custom builds, Matthews Construction & Renovation approaches each job with a high level of integrity and over 100 years of combined experience in construction.
Matthews and his team work with local, established architects and engineers to build your dream home from the ground up. In addition to new builds, Matthews Construction is also experienced in historic renovation. Commercially licensed, the company is well positioned to assist when your business is ready to move and expand.
Matthews Construction & Renovation operates a full-scale mill shop in Mid-City New Orleans, producing quality doors, windows, cabinetry, and custom furniture crafted by skilled carpenters and cabinetmakers.
For more information, visit MatthewsNola.com or call 504-453-0902 for a consultation.
Exterior Designs, Inc. is a full-service landscaping company offering design, construction, installation, and project management for residential or commercial landscapes.
Exterior Designs is known locally for their New Orleans inspired landscapes. Beverly Katz, owner and landscape designer, creates her signature look by blending the timeless Spanish and French influences of the city’s architecture with functional solutions for the modern homeowner. Exterior Designs has become well known for their exceptional ability to transform even the largest of landscapes into intimate spaces perfect for entertaining and relaxing.
An interior designer before realizing her talent for landscape architecture, Beverly has a keen eye for detail combined with an affinity for problem solving, drainage, plant material problems, and space planning as these aspects are essential. Planning in phases is another one of Beverly’s specialties. Because of her background, her creations are an extension of her clients’ homes. When Beverly visits for the initial consultation, she takes note of the client’s design aesthetic, drawing inspiration from the home’s interior.
Visit exteriordesignsbev.com for design inspiration or call 504-866-0276 for a consultation.
Interiors: Design & Decor
Hurwitz-Mintz Furniture features one of the nation’s largest selections of home furnishings. From the value-oriented customer to the shopper looking for the finest in-home furnishings, Hurwitz Mintz can satisfy all your needs. With magnificently displayed showrooms and a state-of-the-art warehouse, Hurwitz-Mintz has over 300,000 square feet of facilities to service your furniture needs. Whatever your style preference, you can choose from the finest names in the furniture industry.
To assist you in your purchase, Hurwitz-Mintz offers a staff of highly qualified professionals. Specialized designers can perform a total interior decorating service at no cost when you purchase from the store. They will work with you to express your individuality and help bring your ideas to reality.
The team at Hurwitz-Mintz is confident you will be happy with your purchase, and they stand ready to assist you with any questions. Visit HurwitzMintz.com or call 504-378-1000 for more information
For nearly a quarter of a century, Nordic Kitchens & Baths has been a trusted, go-to source for New Orleans area homeowners and builders for highest quality products in kitchen and bath design. Originally founded in 1986 by a Norwegian master cabinetmaker and his stepson, the current owner, Nordic was one of the first manufacturers of European cabinetry in the city of New Orleans. Now in its 24th year, the company has evolved to focus on the overall design and furnishing of products for upscale kitchens and baths.
Nordic expanded its luxury products beyond cabinetry to also include appliances, plumbing fixtures, and more. The company thrives thanks to satisfied, repeat customers who seek the company’s expertise and quality-driven approach time and again. From cutting-edge cabinet finishes and countertop surfaces to top of the line indoor and outdoor kitchen appliances and freestanding soaking tubs, Nordic Kitchens and Baths reliably supplies the latest offerings by industry-leading brands.
Visit Nordic Kitchens and Baths at 1818 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie or online at NordicKitchens.com.
“Working with clients to design a space reflective of their lifestyle and personality is a dream,” shares Susan Currie, Principal Designer at Susan Currie Design. The Susan Currie Design team specializes in kitchen remodels and bathroom renovations, as well as whole-home interior design and commercial projects.
“Providing clients with a gorgeous space they’re proud of is only part of our job. We take great care to understand their needs and how a space will function. We’ve forged strong relationships with craftsmen, who help turn our designs into a reality we’re confident our clients will appreciate,” says Susan.
As seasoned professionals, the Susan Currie Design team tackles a project from demolition to completion, not letting the tiniest detail go unnoticed. With a penchant for color, Susan and her team specialize in coordinating color palettes, texture and patterns. Their take on interior design provides an energetic flare to any space and offers clients a unique perspective on their own style.
For more info or to schedule a consultation, visit SusanCurrieDesign.com or call 504-862-5800.
With over two decades of experience in interior design, Lynne Uhalt has worked on projects across the country, from New York and Palm Beach to the exquisite homes of New Orleans. Every project is unique, as Lynne draws on each client for inspiration—their lifestyle and dreams, their collections and preferences. Lynne is known for her classic, warm and sophisticated approach further informed by her passion for art, antiques and the unmistakable charm of Southern hospitality.
A New Orleans native, Lynne Uhalt has also lived in New York and London, having studied at the New York School of Interior Design and Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. She founded Lynne Uhalt Interiors in 2009 and has earned a reputation for gracefully curating spaces in which to live, love, enjoy and entertain. She offers invaluable knowledge from the start of a project, able to review architectural plans and work in tandem with architects and contractors on all design selections.
For more information and to view her portfolio, visit LynneUhaltInteriors.com, or call 504-458-3524.
Celebrating 50 years later this fall, locally based Auraluz offers one-of-a-kind gifts and home accessories. Also known for its children's clothing—including its own Auraluz signature, hand-embroidered clothing brand—Auraluz is a one-stop-shop with items perfect for all occasions. Product offerings range from kitchen tools and home accessories to candles, locally themed items, personal care, dolls, plush, books and toys. You'll also find one of the largest selections of Maison Berger/ Lampe Berger fragrance products at Auraluz.
Centrally located in Metairie, just one block from Clearview and West Esplanade, Auraluz occupies a freestanding building with plenty of parking, which makes it a great spot for stress-free shopping. Auraluz also offers easy online ordering through ShopAuraluz.com, complete with a baby-bridal-gift registry.
The store is open 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday. Auraluz is located at 4408 Shores Drive in Metairie. For more information, call 504-888-3313 or visit ShopAuraluz.com.
Antieau Gallery, located at 4532 Magazine Street, showcases the work of celebrated and admired fabric-appliqué artist Chris Roberts-Antieau. As a self-taught visionary artist, Antieau’s work tells stories of nature, perception, and the human experience. Her work is featured in museums all over the country, including Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum, and in the personal collections of influential people including former President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey.
Chris Roberts-Antieau has consistently been a pioneer of machine embroidery. Her main body of work, which she calls “fabric paintings,” are highly sophisticated tapestries created in her signature style of fabric appliqué and intricate embroidery, crafted on a simple Bernina sewing machine. This spring, the Magazine Street gallery will debut a new installation featuring Antieau’s Birds of Prey, an exquisite silk, embroidered dress.
Stop in Uptown (4532 Magazine St.) or in the French Quarter (927 Royal St.) to view the works of Chris Roberts-Antieau and expand your art collection with works by this truly unique artist. For more information, visit AntieauGallery.com.
After 40 wonderful years on Magazine Street, Talebloo Rugs is closing its doors forever. As the largest purveyor of new and antique Persian and area rugs in the Gulf South, the iconic store is offering its entire inventory—thousands of rugs—at deep discounts of up to 50-80 percent off. Talebloo Rugs is famous for its vast collection of rugs in all sizes, shapes, colors, and designs imported from Persia, India, Pakistan, China, Turkey, and other regions of the globe. The handmade rugs come in traditional, transitional, and contemporary designs.
Interior designers and homeowners will want to visit Talebloo Rugs in these final weeks to receive unbelievable prices on all rugs. This is your opportunity to buy the rug you’ve always wanted and save thousands. Special store closing hours run 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Don’t wait—visit Talebloo Rugs before its doors close forever at 2015 Magazine Street. For more info, call 504-581-9700 or visit TaleblooRugs.net.
New Orleans is a city of neighborhoods, each with their own unique character, restaurants, and commercial corridors. It is also a city enriched by vibrant architecture and full of real estate opportunities. Witry Collective is a brokerage that transforms every aspect of the real estate experience. Their professionals offer decades of industry knowledge and access to trusted resources. The firm differs from the traditional brokerage model by providing a dynamic collective approach. Each client has a primary fiduciary agent and is supported by a comprehensive team of experts.
To ensure a seamless consumer experience and yield the ultimate, desired results, Witry Collective utilizes leading technology in communication and contract management. The only constant in the real estate market is change, and Witry Collective sees flux as an opportunity to leverage their relationships and further assist clients in building equity, generational wealth, and maintaining assets.
For more information, visit WCNola.com, call 504-291-2022 or join Witry Collective on social media.
Big Bay Lake is a one-of-a-kind planned community on Mississippi's largest private recreational lake. Located just outside of Hattiesburg, Big Bay Lake blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings. Home sites are available on the water starting at $100,000. Both the homes and home sites within this community provide unique opportunities to create the perfect home or weekend getaway.
It’s time to relax, unplug, make memories and create new traditions at Big Bay. Whether you are a boating or fishing enthusiast, or just a family who loves to make a big splash, Big Bay Lake is simply about the lure of the water. Come enjoy sun-kissed, fun-filled days at Big Bay Lake, where the little things make life… “Big!”
Big Bay Lake is only 90 minutes from New Orleans. Call for a boat tour today at 877-4BIG-BAY or visit bigbaylake.com.
Architectural & Cultural Events
New Orleans 83rd Spring Fiesta, March 30-31 and April 6-7, celebrates the cultural heritage and architecture of the city.
Come see what is behind those mysterious shutters! Spring Fiesta offers home and courtyard tours, history and architecture tours, the Queen’s Promenade and Parade, as well as brunch at New Orleans favorite, Antoine’s Restaurant. Guests learn about the history, elegance, and mystery of the French Quarter, the Vieux Carré. Visitors take self-guided tours of private homes not ordinarily open to the public. Different homes will be opened in the French Quarter March 31 and April 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Uptown Tour is March 30.
French Quarter guided history tours are offered all four days at 10 a.m. Don’t miss brunch at Antoine’s on April 6 at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or the promenade and parade on March 12th at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Visit SpringFiestaNola.com for information and reservations. Advance tickets are available at BestofNewOrleans.com/SpringFiesta2019 or at the Spring Fiesta House, 826 St. Ann St., the day of the event.
For more information, email NewOrleansSpringFiesta@yahoo.com or call 504-581-1367.