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Best of Home WINNERS

Each year our readers vote by paper and online ballot for their favorite home design industry professionals in New Orleans. The businesses cover the scope of everything homeowners need to make and maintain a beautiful abode. The votes have been…

Urban Oasis

Stylish New Orleans outdoor living spaces large, small and everything between

As You Are

Logan Killen Interiors renews northshore house to reflect couple’s personalities and lifestyle

Fancy Feast

In New Orleans, the best escape from punishing temperatures is to retreat to the air conditioning. Even if dining “al fresco” during the hot summers means eating inside, now is the right time to set the table for a party.

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Home Couture with Summer Sass

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Charlotte Moss Decorates: The Art of Creating Elegant and Inspired Rooms (Rizzoli, $50)This spring, renowned interior designer and author Charlotte Moss releases her latest book, Charlotte Moss Decorates, giving readers a glimpse into the methods behind her magic. For each…

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X Marks the Spot Dramatic crisscross chair legs have put Christopher Guy on the map. In fact, the U.K. designer is working on a patent for them. But there’s more to these dining chairs than just a sexy set of…

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The Bright Side (above)The sumptuous styles of Kravet’s fine fabrics are no longer limited to indoor use. The Kravetsoleil collection features high-performance and low-maintenance fabrics that are resistant to fading, mildew and stains but show no resistance to the notion…

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Fancy FaucetsTrends may come and go, but precious stones are always en vogue. With that in mind, THG Paris has created the Vogue Collection to bring a little “bling-bling” into the bathroom. The luxury bath series features exotic gems, including…

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A Twist on Tradition (above)Seeking inspiration from the rich heritage of South Louisiana’s architecture and decorative elements, artist Benjamin Burts creates pieces that are edgy yet complement even the most refined and elegant interiors. His large silver-glazed ceramic bowl with…

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Toast of the Town  Influenced by architectural mosaics and tile work created by Venetian artisans, Anthony Shafermeyer and Claire Kelly have developed a unique stemware collection. Each piece is produced by pulling colored glass into long rods that are cooled,…

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Heavy Metal Part of Lunares’ Natura collection, these exquisite bowls are designed and handcrafted by a brother-and-sister team of artisans. Thanks to their unique alloy composition, they’re incredibly durable and will not chip, crack, break or tarnish — keeping each…

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(above) A Winning Pair Dating back to 1850, this pair of wooden musical “trophées” champions all over-door decorations. Intricately carved, painted and gilded, the French adornments add an extra je ne sais quoi to create a well-appointed entryway. Soniat House…

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Urban Cowboy Every now and then, even the mostsophisticated style takes a wild ride, and this mahogany occasional chair has done just that. Upholstered in brown-and-white hide, the chair boasts a spontaneous combination of materials that brings both irony and…

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In the Bag Incredibly durable and surprisingly lightweight, Built NY’s SOHO Stripe Market Tote stretches to accommodate just about anything –– except maybe the kitchen sink. Thanks to its extra-thick neoprene composition, it has the ability to insulate and protect…

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New Rooms for Old Houses: Beautiful Additions for the Traditional Home (Taunton Press, $40)Published in conjunction with The National Trust for Historic Preservation, New Rooms for Old Houses takes both design and history enthusiasts on a fascinating tour through the…

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Fancy Faucets The beauty of fine porcelain dinnerware has been extended into the powder room. To create this incomparable aesthetic of luxury and elegance, THG Paris offers a new line of faucetry featuring beloved Bernardaud porcelain. The line that debuted…

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Show Case This unique tole vitrine is just as lovely as the pieces it displays. Its filigree mounts and etched glass are among the delicate details of note for this 19th-century English piece. Dunleith Designs & Antiques LLC, 1804 Magazine…

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The Way We Live With Color (Rizzoli, $39.95)In the newest addition to The Way We Live… series, author Stafford Cliff and photographer Gilles de Chabaneix capture the colors of everyday life by depicting how color is used around the world.…

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Southern Cocktails: Dixie Drinks, Party Potions, and Classic Libations (Chronicle Books, $14.95) Southern hospitality comes naturally for acclaimed journalist Denise Gee. The Natchez native’s recipes have been found within the pages of Southern Living, Coastal Living and Better Homes and…

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Sunny-Side Out For the style and ecologically conscious, Noon Solar has created a fabulous tote to keep you charged and on the go. Constructed of 100-percent hand-dyed hemp and chrome-free leather, the Oakland tote features a solar panel on one…

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Suite Dreams Design the suite of your dreams with heirloom quality beds, benches and bedside tables built to last and to suit. Handcrafted from brass, cast iron or steel, pieces are available in traditional, contemporary or transitional styles in an…

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Feeling Blue Blue never looked so cool. Solid silks get depth and dimension when kissed with a hint of iridescence or cut in a lattice pattern. Pair the two with a ribbed mocha stripe for some warmth and whimsy, and…

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Of French FlambeauxShed a little light on your château with a stately pair of early 19th-century lanterns uniquely designed for corner mounting. Painted a muted verde gris color with gold details, these fabulous finds from Toulouse, France, are set atop…

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One-Stop ShoppingGo in for paint and come out with a platter. Helm Paint and Supply’s expanded location on Earhart Boulevard offers more than just paint to bring color into your home. It offers decorative housewares in a rainbow of colors…

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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…

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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…