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Design Masters

As in years past, each of this year’s New Orleans Homes Design Masters has creativity in spades. Despite the fact that many businesses have suffered this year there is, as always, reason to be hopeful for continued creativity in the…

Design Master: Jose Alvarez

ARCHITECT Jose Alvarez WHO: Jose Alvarez, principal at Eskew Dumez Ripple (EDR). WHAT: At EDR we build places for people, our work enhances lives. We craft beautiful buildings that celebrate their native places, providing a framework for the life that…

Design Master: Chuck Rutledge

INNOVATIVE BUILDING Chuck Rutledge WHO: Chuck Rutledge, developer; Jonathan Tate, architect (Office of Jonathan Tate); Pierre Stouse, contractor (Edifice Builders LLC) – All are co-developers. WHAT: We are a loose association of project partners (and friends) who join forces formally…

Design Master: Casi St. Julian

INTERIOR DESIGN Casi St. Julian WHO: Casi Francis St. Julian, senior interior designer at Eclectic Home New Orleans + After Dark Wallpaper Collection. WHAT: Our design firm offers interior design services [and] retail. Projects include residential and commercial design offering…

Design Master: Michael Baudin

KITCHENS Michael Baudin WHO: Michael Baudin, owner and founder of Legend Interiors. WHAT: Legend Interiors is a full-service kitchen and bath design company. We provide cabinetry, countertops, tile and design services to individuals, architects, interior designers and builders. Our focus…

Design Masters: Michael Shoriak and Courtney Williams

CONSERVATION, PRESERVATION Michael Shoriak and Courtney Williams WHO: Michael Shoriak and Courtney Williams of Cypress Building Conservation. WHAT: An architectural conservation company. We consult on all aspects of historic restoration projects, from documentation and research to laboratory analysis of historic…

Design Master: Sean Wilkerson

GREEN DESIGN Sean Wilkerson WHO: Sean Wilkerson, The Bank Architectural Antiques. WHAT: Architectural antiques, sales and service. Specializing in historical building materials of New Orleans. [A] 40,000-square-foot warehousing old cypress doors, mantels, shutters, corbels, moldings and hardware for sale to…

Design Master: Byron Veal

ARTISAN Byron Veal WHO: Byron Veal, artisan. WHAT: I offer exterior stucco wall systems in multiple textures, colors and finishes. I also provide interior plaster systems, replications of moldings, medallions, sconces [and so forth]. WHERE: Uptown, Garden District, CBD, French…

Design Master: Kirsten Gaiennie

LIGHTING Kirsten Gaiennie WHO: Kirsten Gaiennie, co-owner Sazerac Stitches. WHAT: Small lighting and design studio that designs and makes everything by hand. WHERE: The design studio is in the Lower Garden District, 1218 Annunciation St. WHEN: Started in 2012 by…

Design Masters: Alyssa and Erikdavid Kraemer

FURNITURE DESIGN Alyssa and Erikdavid Kraemer WHO: Alyssa and Erikdavid Kraemer, owners of E. Kraemer Fine Metal & Woodwork. WHAT: We are a high-end fabrication studio specializing in the design and build of furnishings and architectural elements for residential and…

Behind the Front Lines

It was early in the day on March 9 when Jennifer Avegno, while working in her office on the eighth floor of City Hall, got a call from an emergency physician at New Orleans’ Veterans Affairs Hospital. A patient the…

Taking A Leap

Scout runs into a crowd of men with murder on their minds, as she always does in chapter 15 of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and Steven Gamache’s eighth grade students are all into it.  Even on the cusp of a…

Top Lawyers

  Most people hope not to need them, but when they do, they want the good ones on their side. To help with that we present our annual list of Top Lawyers. The list was prepared by Detroit-based Professional Research…

Best Doctors

There is no responsibility that we take more seriously than publishing our annual list of best doctors. We totally want to be right about this and we want you to understand our methodology. How are the selections made? We partner…

Top Dentists

SELECTION PROCESS “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?” This is the question we’ve asked thousands of dentists to help us determine who the topDentists should be. Dentists and specialists…

2018 TOP LAWYERS

  Administrative/Regulatory Law Metairie George A. Mueller III Chehardy, Sherman, Williams, Murray, Recile, Stakelum & Hayes, LLP 1 Galleria Blvd. Suite 1100 504-217-2006 Adam M. Stumpf   Chehardy, Sherman, Williams, Murray, Recile, Stakelum & Hayes, LLP 1 Galleria Blvd. Suite…

Postcards of the Imagination

As is with many visitors, there was something indefinable but appealing about Hope Gutwrench’s first hours in New Orleans. “The magic of long-armed trees reaching over the streets, the thick air, the warmth of the people. I love the slow…