This exquisite gallery of fountains is located at 7901 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Garden element design consultant Michelle LeBlanc Fine specializes in antique garden elements and fountains, especially ancient limestone fountains inspired by 17th century design. On location you will also discover 18th and 19th century statues, iron trellises and gates, Anduze vases, antique olive jars, Faux Bois garden benches, 19th century French paintings, an exquisite collection of glass art, custom French dried-flower arrangements, herb garden baskets and many other rare garden ornaments. While visiting our gardens, you will also discover a quaint little house on the property. La Petite Maison is a showroom featuring unique items to tastefully accent living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and interior garden areas of your home or office. We look forward to seeing you soon. 7901 St. Charles Ave., 861.1138, www.frenchfountains.com, email@example.com
Located right on the Avenue, Heirloom Furnishings is a premium consignment store offering furniture, antiques, accessories, rugs, lamps, china, silver, chandeliers, art, jewelry and much more! The eclectic collection of high quality items is an antique to contemporary shopper’s dream. If you have items you would like to sell on consignment at Heirloom Furnishings, you may email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them directly. Open every day, you can shop Mon. through Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. AND on Sun., 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m., 1400 St. Charles Ave., (near I-10) 671.8298.
Nola Rugs features Louisiana’s largest selection of Oriental rugs and Kelins. This store stocks over 3,000 rugs including new and antique Oushaks, Tibetans and Persian rugs, as well as those from various other countries. A second store is located in Sante Fe, N.M. Owner Sharon Schenck has 33 years experience in hand- picking and directly importing rugs from all over the world. Shop Mon. through Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 3944 Magazine St., 891.3304, email@example.com.
Professional design consultants help you create a room that reflects your personal style. Complimentary In-Home Design Service and Custom Upholstery in about 35 days. You furnish the idea and Norwalk will furnish the rest. 1828 Veterans Blvd., 835.5002, www.norwalkfurnitureidea.com
Thomas Mann Gallery I/O
Celebrating 18 years on Magazine St., Thomas Mann Gallery I/O showcases the work of over 50 local and national artists whose works range from handmade jewelry to home accessories and unique gifts. In addition to housing the largest collection of jewelry and sculpture by nationally renowned craft artist and owner, Thomas Mann, the production studio is on site and available for tours. 1810 Magazine St., 581.2111.
Established in 1994, Galerie Severn offers a wide range of art styles on a variety of mediums. Current owner, Fred Horton, MCPF, GCF has been in the art and framing field for over 20 years. He is a member of
the Professional Picture Framers Association, The Guild of Fine Art Care & Treatment Standards. Visit Galerie Severn at 3501 Severn Ave. in Metairie, 888.5361.
Venusian Gardens Art Gallery
Venusian Gardens is a fine art gallery housed
in a renovated 1854 church with original
hardwood floors and a soaring cathedral ceiling. The gallery specializes in luminous art and sculpture, exhibiting works incorporating glass, neon and metal in modern and contemporary abstract sculpture and landscape art. Not to be missed are the well-known glass and neon Jellyfish, as well as the “neo-antique” wall sconces. 2601 Chartres St., 943.7446 www.VenusianGardens.com.
Martin Lawrence Galleries
BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!
What can be said about New Orleans is true of the largest and most impressive gallery in the French Quarter. For nearly three decades, our art consultants have assisted art collectors in making their fine art acquisitions an exciting and rewarding experience. Come discover original paintings, sculpture and limited edition works of art by many of the world’s most recognized artists including Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, Erte, Kondakova and many others from a company who has lent masterwork’s by these artists to major museums around the world, including MOCA in Los Angeles,
The Whitney Museum of Art in New York City, and the National gallery of Art in Washington, DC among others. New Orleans residents and visitors alike have come to expect the best in contemporary and decorative art from Martin Lawrence Galleries – New Orleans, www.martinlawrence.com.
Objets Trouvés — An eclectic mix of classic and contemporary home furnishings and decor which brings
life to a home. We offer special services such as museum framing, consultations, portraits and decorative painting. In addition to specializing in a wide range of original art and antique prints, there is truly something for everyone. 3956 Magazine St., 897.5066. Hours: Tues. through Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Historic New Orleans Collection
presents the exhibition “City of Hope:
New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina”
Oral histories, video footage, and contemporary
and historical photographs trace New Orleans’ perseverance through 300 years of periodic flooding and natural disasters, exploring Hurricane Katrina’s impact and the city’s will to survive and rebuild against all odds. The exhibition, on display through Sat., Nov. 4, is free and open to the public Tues.–Sat., 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The Historic New Orleans Collection is located in the heart of the French Quarter at 533 Royal St. For more information: www.hnoc.org., 523.4662.
Gallery Nine forty
Gallery Nine Forty is an exclusive local art gallery located in the heart of the French Quarter, specializing in investment art by Master Artists. They design and publish all of their own art and each piece is a registered trademark of Gallery Nine Forty. Over 400 brand new designs are now on display. Established 1976. 940 Royal St., 558.0000.
MAXIMILIAN’S INTERNATIONAL SHOWROOM
For 38 years, Maximilian’s International Showroom has been supplying local interior designers, architects and clients with Oriental rugs, from the least to most expensive. Showing 2,500 different designs in stock, that come in dozens of different sizes. Included are Oushak, Turkish and Savonnerie. Owner Max Mipro says the trend right now is toward beige, naturals and neutral colors. Choose from 46,000 fabric samples and take advantage of professional interior design consultations. Shop Mon. through Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 8600 Oak St., 895.1115. Visit www.Maximilianintl.com.
Judy at the rink
Judy at the Rink is a high-end gift store, featuring a unique, eclectic collection of gifts. Judy at the Rink offers Bridal Registry, Complimentary Gift Wrap and Delivery. Local and Regional artisans are also featured, such as Simon Pearce’s Annie-Glass, Elaine Gleason lamps and candlesticks, and jewelry by local designers. Ceramic Hurricane Crosses are very popular
during the Hurricane Season. 2727 Prytania St., 891.7018.