Design Diary

Get Planted

Unleash your inner green thumb and get creative at FAIT Nola’s spring workshops. A studio with roots to the natural world, FAIT guides customers in arranging, mounting, potting and assembling exotic plants to bring into their homes. Create a terrarium while learning about inner chakras at the March 13 Terrariums + Crystals workshop. Do you already own a favorite jar? Sign up for the Bring Your Own Vessel: Terrarium Building workshop on April 18, or spruce up a terra cotta pot at the Pots, Painting + Planting workshop on May 16. In addition to these workshops, FAIT has a lot more on its schedule throughout the spring. Tickets range from $40 to $55 through Eventbrite. All supplies and a mocktail are included, but FAIT encourages customers to bring their favorite drink to sip on while getting in touch with nature.

Winning Design

The American Institute of Architects New Orleans is hosting its 2019 Design Awards at the newly-restored Civic Theatre March 21 from 6 – 9:30 p.m. Celebrate the best of New Orleans’ architectural work with live music, food and drinks at the VIP cocktail reception beginning at 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $50 for AIA members and $60 for non-members. The main awards ceremony follows the reception and begins at 8 p.m.


Sweet Shotguns

Revel in some of New Orleans’s architectural gems at the Preservation Resource Center’s annual Shotgun House Tour. The self-guided tour on March 23 and 24 features seven private residences to showcase one of the city’s beloved (or by some maligned) architectural styles. Advance sale tickets are $20 for PRC members and $30 for non-members. Buy tickets and get additional information at


Showcasing Stone

New Orleans homeowners, renovators and interior designers are in luck with the opening of Stone Interiors new showroom in Kenner. The bright and modern building will open this spring just past the MSY airport. The large retail space dedicated to stone, tile sinks and accessories includes state-of-the-art amenities for any style home. Customers will be able to visit the showroom to see and feel a variety of stone slabs before the first cut is made. Keep an eye out for the grand opening event soon.