Author: Jewel Bush

Straight Shooter

Affectionately and casually known as shotguns, these long, narrow dwellings are the jewels of the New Orleans housing landscape.The layout of a shotgun house is simple: Rooms are placed one behind the other in a straight line. As the legend…

Made in the shade

Edith Stern had such a penchant for lamps and shades that she changed them seasonally throughout her home. The home—now a museum, Longue Vue House and Gardens—is archetypal of the way the stylish, yet conservative affluent decorated their homes during…

Alluring Linens

Bryce Reveley turned her hobby—passed down from two generations of women in her family—into a lucrative career more than 30 years ago.“My grandmother knew how to make lace and quilts. All the women in my family, when they had some…

Turn the Page

“First, I want you to know the language. It’s not antique books, but rather antiquated and rare books,” says Joseph DeSalvo Jr. of Faulkner House Books, a haven for fine literature, rare editions and of course, William Faulkner, located in…

Living with Antiques: Charting the Past

Colton's Township Map of the State of Louisiana with an inset of the City of New Orleans, 1864In the age of discovery, when the world’s greatest explorers set out for the unknown, they drew up maps to mark their findings…

Living with Antiques: into the Outdoors

Bertoia ChairsPhoto courtesy of Design Within ReachGarden furniture is abloom, and now is the time to spruce up your patio by plucking fresh, exciting decorations from the vine or by completely redoing your outdoor living space with everything new.Well, maybe…

A Frame Job

From being fermented in eight feet of brackish floodwater for three months to minor touch-ups, the New Orleans Conservation Guild has tackled it all in its efforts to restore antique and vintage frames to their original radiance—or as close as…

NEW ORLEANS HOMES & LIFESTYLES: The Royal Touch

Keil's Antiques is known for its variety of English and French antiques.Theshops along historic Royal Street, an enchanted vision of French andSpanish architecture carefully preserved for centuries, have longcaptivated local antique and fine collectible enthusiasts, as well asconnoisseurs from across…

Muses for the Ages

From the New Orleans Museum of Art exhibit, “Femme, femme, femme: Paintings of Women in French Society from Daumier to Picasso from the Museums of France”: above: “Gloppe Pastry Shop,” 1889, by Jean Béraud“The Bathers,” 1918, by Pablo PicassoThis March,…

The Royal Touch

Keil's Antiques is known for its variety of English and French antiques.The shops along historic Royal Street, an enchanted vision of French and Spanish architecture carefully preserved for centuries, have long captivated local antique and fine collectible enthusiasts, as well…

Liquid Assets

Like with Most aspects of living in New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina has affected the city’s silver market. The need has emerged post-K to restore silver pieces damaged during the cataclysmic storm and its ruinous aftermath. Silver has maintained its popularity…