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Weathering the Storm  While April showers bring May flowers, they also bring slippery floors. Save your hardwoods from their daily drenching by leaving umbrellas outside.Made from sturdy wrought iron, this Victorian-style umbrella stand won’t blow away in even the most…

Global Home

The influence of cyberspace has effectively downsized the globe, so it’s not surprising to notice decorative textiles, lighting and other useful objects fashioned from indigenous materials by native artisans in remote locales. This array of accents combines ancient craftsmanship with…

Divine Right

These majestic tableaux evoke the historical beauty of Carnival in New Orleans, the mystery shrouding the annual traditions, and most powerfully, the magical interiors that play host to its revelry.Let it ShineClockwise from top left: St. John Evening single-button aqua…

Feathering the Nest

New home accessories are most certainly not crying fowl. From pretty and classic to mod and abstract, designs that include our fine-feathered friends are gracing the chicest interiors, from lofts in the Warehouse district to Uptown parlors to a beautifully…

Glass Action

No one is certain about the definitive origin of the word “cocktail.” Some explanations claim that it was first coined during America’s Colonial period, though at least one story asserts that it was born in New Orleans when Frenchman Antoine…

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Ebony and IvoryPhoto of Table: Eugenia UhlPaulMcCartney was right. Ebony and ivory do live together in perfectharmony, as illustrated in this late 18th-century Italian table.Crafted of exotic Macassar wood and adorned with inlaid ivory etching,each carving and detail enhances the…

Where the Wild Things Are...

What’s hot in stores may take you on two very different trips into the wild. Whether you’re looking for camping gear for a hike in the piney woods or campy gear for a day in the French Quarter, this fall’s…

Bedtime Stories

Some of the best bedtime stories are ones of the teller’s own invention. Likewise, some of the best-dressed beds are those that bear an individual’s unique stamp. One way to achieve that is by choosing a palette, then combining patterns,…

Fringe Benefits

From Velvety Soft Chenilles to shimmering metallics, to delicious chocolate browns to fun bubble-gum pink, what’s hot in curtain accessories and trims are playful patterns, shimmering details and surprising color combinations.Chocolate: the New NeutralIn keeping with the sweets trend, chocolate…

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Soft SellShow off your signature style with custom-made pillows elegantly adorned with raised metallic initials, antique galon and fringe. The silk velvet pillows are 100-percent down-filled, and available in 16 colors, several sizes and with any combination of initials. Bremermann…

TRENDWATCH: An Artistic Revival

Like a shimmering, multicolored phoenix rising from the ashes, the arts scene in New Orleans is alive with spirited craftsmen and women producing one-of-a-kind creations that dazzle the eye and the spirit. From the Bywater Art Market to RHINO Contemporary…

Rock Paper Scissors

A children’s game grows up in dramatic design accessories for fashionable home interiors and offices. by EUGENIA UHL No one knows exactly how the game “rock, paper, scissors”—also known as “roshambo”—began, but the classic children’s game we all grew up…

June 2005

Cream of the CropUsing the actual 18th-century creamware pieces from its collection as inspiration, Longue Vue House and Gardens has reproduction creamware made using techniques from the 1700s. Since the pieces are unable to be mass-produced, each item is unique—just…

A Natural Feel

Light in touch and weight, items made in bamboo, straw and grass can make this hot season seem a bit cooler. by LISA TUDOR Bits of bamboo, pieces of grass and an expanse of strawpopulate the summer landscape of fashionable…

May 2005

Apple of Your Eye No coffee table has to go unadorned when this apple-accented Italian glass plate can rescue it. Also available in a pear design. Nancy Robbins, 1291 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-4565. Glass Menagerie Keep your tabletop…

Well Contained

What’s on the inside isn’t necessarily more important than what’s on the outside. Case in point: decorative containers. They come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes and whether you want them to hide the unsightly, highlight a site…

Style April 2005

Clear and Present Make a shining statement with this glass square lamp. Its simple design won’t overpower the décor of a room, but the shaped base adds a little something extra. Probst Decorating, 3300 Magazine St., 895-2094.

Foreign Affairs

Give your house an air of worldly sophistication — with items found at local stores. by LEE CUTRONE You don’t have to speak a country’s mother tongue in order to be able to express yourself in a way that any…

November Style

Bedding Down Your precious four-legged friends deserve a cozy place to rest, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your love of style. Available in three sizes, the rectangular Hound Lounge beds have a hypoallergenic fiber-fill and a cotton…