Author: Lee Cutrone

An Instant Connection

Designer K.V. Harper was born in Miami, on the southern coast of the U.S., raised in Seattle, on the west coast, and attended Howard University, on the east coast. An avid traveler who’s lived in both Amsterdam and Argentina, she…

Sean Friloux

  The Mighty Mississippi has been a powerful presence in artist Sean Friloux’s life. Growing up in Destrehan, he was introduced to its strength, beauty and industry by his grandfather. Today, the river is also a powerful presence in Friloux’s…

A Good Fit

When George Varino found a New Orleans home and an interior designer that met his qualifications, he knew he had a winning combination.

Top Tier

Designer Chad Graci updates a penthouse at One River Place

Built from Scratch

Gina Khatib, originally from Fort Lauderdale, first lived in New Orleans while attending Loyola University. After graduation, she also taught in local schools before leaving to pursue her masters in early childhood education. Sammy Khatib, a native of Grosse Pointe,…

Updated Classic

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

Built on Tradition

Ashley Barrios grew up in Bay St. Louis. Her husband, Byron Barrios grew up in New Orleans. When the couple, who met and married while working in New York (he on Wall Street, she for designer Diane Furstenberg) decided to…

Home Grown

Legendary British horticulturist, garden designer, artist and writer Gertrude Jekyll credited gardens with teaching many useful things, including patience, industry, thrift and trust. She also wrote, “The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is…

Elizabeth and Brad Edwards’ French Quarter Retreat

Edwards lightened the inside of the house, which has windows on one side only, with white paint and had all of the chandeliers cleaned; she also removed heavy dentil crown molding from the tops of the walls and left the…

Artist Profile: Rhonda Corley

Artist Rhonda Corley’s connection to fashion began in childhood. “I was always thinking about what I was going to wear,” she says. It’s a passion she credits to the fact that New Orleanians love to dress up and to her…

Renovation of the Year

Elizabeth and Adam Keckler wasted no time deciding to buy their Uptown cottage. The couple — she hails from Jackson, Mississippi, he from the Dallas area — met at Rhodes College, fell in love, chose New Orleans as a place…

Tanga Winstead and the Bargeboard house redesign

The dining room walls are Venetian plaster; a new construction table made from old wood is paired with Oly chairs, buffet is a Swedish antique; abalone chandelier by Oly.   Time, neglect and hurricane Katrina conspired to make Tanga Winstead’s…

Home Again

Maureen and C.A. Miller reclaim the historic beauty of a 19th-century center hall cottage in Lake Charles

Big Easy Does It

Courtney and Mark Cangelosi transform a French Quarter pied a terre into a striking home away from home

Taylor Williams

Taylor Williams grew up absorbing the natural world around him.  “Even as a kid, I could name all the different plants and trees,” says Williams, who was raised in River Ridge and loved gardening with his parents.  After stints at…

Ranch Redux

Aron Biedenharn Coates renews a Baton Rouge ranch style house with a midcentury modern vibe

Site Specific

Becky and Kenny Nelkin’s Bayou Teche home draws on Louisiana’s French heritage and the area’s natural beauty

New Build of the Year

Kendall Winingder and Patrick Schindler combine their talents with a who’s who team of experts to build their dream home

Joan Griswold

Joan Griswold always knew she wanted to be in the arts. As a child, she learned from her mother a love of making things, from clothing to woodblock prints. She took drama classes in high school and pursued theater in…

Design Masters

Now in its ninth year, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles’ Design Masters feature is always a bumper crop of creative professionals. A dozen standouts in nine categories comprise our 2017 group. Interior designer Maria Barcelona receives the honors for kitchen…

Industrial Lite

Designer Shauna Leftwich softens industrial edges of warehouse district condo

Lakefront Legacy

Maury Strong and Ron Caron revive a New Orleans midcentury modern home designed by Curtis & Davis