Author: Photos by Chad Chenier

La Maison: Downsizing Simplified

Family ties and an inclination for country living within a city motivated Drs. Johnette and Gary Frentz to build a custom home in Lafayette’s scenic Audubon Plantation development. The retired physicians decided to dramatically downsize from their sprawling residence in…

La Maison: Into a House of Music

A grove of majestic live oaks surrounds the circa-1840s house centered on Ben and Anne Blanchet’s 360-acre property known as Brookshire Farm. Their cattle graze in pastures acquired by Ben’s ancestors after their arrival from France in 1795. “When the…

Rooms with a View

When planning her new home, a Lafayette businesswoman nearing retirement decided she wanted more than just a great kitchen and a pretty dining room for family gatherings. A consummate hostess and a gifted cook, she envisioned a dining room with…

Updated Classic

Ty Larkins Interiors reinvigorates a circa-1940s Baton Rouge house for a family of four

Dream Spaces

Serene elements and muted fields of color bring relaxed elegance to a soigné country home near Breaux Bridge

Signature Style

A notable artist revives a midcentury modern house with nature as his muse

Island Inspiration

A cookbook author’s residence is designed for gourmet adventures in a resort setting