Author: Sara Essex Bradley

CHEAP EATS

  Whether there is a temporary Jazz Fest-sized hole in your pocket, or you simply like a good deal, it is easy to dine rather lavishly in any neighborhood in New Orleans for $10 or less per person. Here are…

Renovation of the Year

A sunny nook in the kitchen is furnished with a table and chairs by Abode. Pendant fixture by Robert Abbey. The exterior was renovated through refinement and re-articulation of the cornice, fusing the dormer windows into a single clerestory, installing…

Five & Up

Carter looked to Galatoire’s Restaurant for inspiration when choosing the kitchen floor. Subway tiles, sourced through Stafford Tile & Stone, were cut into the desired pattern. The butcher block island counter was custom made by NOLA Boards. Iron chandelier by Chris…

Tops of the Town

A couple of notes: to make the list, a choice had to have a significant number of votes; places without enough votes were eliminated. Categories without enough voters were also removed. Where there was evidence of ballot stuffing (and there…

A Whiter Shade of Pale

The homeowners are well versed in decorating and designing using a palette of every hue and shade of white imaginable. The artwork next to the armoire in the living room is by Tony Mose. The mirror front armoire is from…

Comfort and Joy

You’ve run the gamut of winter and summer entertaining. You have done dinners and lunches and brunches and cocktail parties at home. You’ve done picnics and croquet in the park. Did you do an art gallery gathering? Of course you…

Feast of Seven Fishes

A soft breeze blew in through open doors overlooking the waterfront as the Pêche restaurant family gathered to celebrate the season with a Feast of Seven Fishes, part of the Italian-American holiday celebration. Typically consumed on Christmas Eve, which is…

New Build of The Year

The three-story cantilevered staircase has threaded metal cables that cascade from the double height ceiling down to the edge of the first-floor stair treads and is lined with sleek, smoky gray glass and decorated with a black, flat plate steel…

Bohemian Chic

They expanded the kitchen from its original location. The old kitchen and dining room was completely gutted, and a wall was taken down between the two to create one big, open space. Lighting: Sconces above the shelf are from Schoolhouse…

Design Masters

  As the tricentennial of New Orleans, 2018 is a banner year. The history, milestones, landmarks, beauty, resilience and movers and shakers of New Orleans — past and present — are being celebrated everywhere you turn. Those highlighted in this…

Eat. Play. Self-Love.

  Eat. Sip. When most people think of New Orleans cuisine, they probably don’t immediately conjure up mental images of green smoothies or acai bowls. Over the past 300 years we’ve cultivated a reputation for being a place that serves…

Direct Descendant

A Hammond house passes through four generations of one family and into a new era of design that incorporates its 119-year history

Too Hot

Three kitchens that deliver high function and maximum style

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

lush life

Lounging poolside in New Orleans never looked so good

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…

Big Easy Does It

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

No Reservations

Consider a festive restaurant party with all of the trimmings for your next hosted gathering

New Orleans Courtyards

With a combination of Old World and Caribbean influences, French Quarter courtyards embellish New Orleans. Hidden behind brick walls and iron gates, shaded by trees and greenery, complemented by the relaxing sights and sounds of water features, they are ideal…

Give Strong

As the holiday social scene begins to heat up, guests all over town start asking themselves the same question: “Where did I put all of those fancy wine bottle bags?” There’s nothing wrong with bringing a bottle of wine for…

Laps of Luxury

Semberan SummerBy Leigh Ann Stuart Nearly a decade ago (eight years to be precise), the Sembera family took a stand against the long, hot summers of Louisiana by having Cornerstone Pools Inc. install the oasis of their dreams: an elegant…

JLNO Kitchen Tour for Children's Education

Welcome to the Junior League of New Orleans Third Kitchen Tour for Children’s Education on Saturday, April 19, 2008. The Junior League of New Orleans Kitchen Tour will feature a self-guided tour of 11 amazing kitchens in the rebuilding neighborhoods…

Stylish Stores

Leontine Linens From a small, cozy shop on Webster Street, Jane Scott Hodges built an empire otherwise known as Leontine Linens. Revered by Hollywood celebrities, New York socialites and Southern belles alike, her heirloom-quality custom linens for the bed, bath…

Living the Dream

When Lance and Liz Bordes first viewed the Uptown house where they now live, it possessed few qualities they considered worth saving. Outside, the residence was architecturally non-descript. It had started as an one-story Craftsman-style house in 1925, then was…

A View from the Top

Do Clyne found the 10-foot sofa at Renaissance Interiors and the Milo Baughman barrel back chairs at Neal Auction Company. The Oushak rug is from NOLA Rugs. On a clear day, from the balcony of her penthouse located atop the…