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Dashing Decor

Aerin Lauder, founder and creative director of the luxury lifestyle brand AERIN, and style and image director for Estée Lauder, has launched a fall line for Aerin Home with modern and classically-refined home accessories. Available locally at Rivers Spencer Interiors, the fall line includes everything from jewelry boxes and bar sets to cashmere throws and gorgeous objets d’art. — Compiled by Misty Milioto



Fine Fabrics

Anyone who is a fan of New Orleans-based artist Alexis Walter — best known for her abstract impasto and watercolor art — can now enjoy even more of her work thanks to a new fabric line dubbed Alexis Walter Maison. Shapes from Walter’s personal garden and hues from her pastel-colored paintings inspired the first installment of the 100-percent Belgian linen fabric line, which debuts this fall/winter season.



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Home Library

Coffee Table-Worthy
In his new book, “Sacred Ground: The Cemeteries of New Orleans” (Oct. 8, 2019, Princeton Architectural Press), Robert S. Brantley presents rich duotone photographs of New Orleans’ legendary cemeteries. The photographs depict otherworldly landscapes, intricate ironwork and stately monuments, while biographies of 20 individuals whose grave sites are among those featured help to further reveal insights to the Crescent City’s storied past. “Sacred Ground” also features an index identifying the tombs and their iconography, and an introduction by S. Frederick Starr provides background on New Orleans’ cemetery history, culture and burial customs.



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Deals on Design

Textures of New Orleans is a new pop-up design concept from J. Allan’s (an interior design showroom based in Mississippi) featuring limited, eclectic and high-design inventory at up to 60 percent off retail prices. The ultra-hip warehouse location in Uptown (421 9th St.) is open once per month for two consecutive days (fall dates are Sept. 27-28, Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 22-23). Customers can expect to find a fun and relaxing shopping environment with an ever-changing selection of accessories, art, rugs and furniture.