Finely Crafted

Design Diary

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New Orleans-based lifestyle brand Elysian has added a new category to its curated Bespoke Home Goods Collection, which includes home linens, to now include the Bespoke Tableware Collection. The selection of products features hand-painted ceramic tableware, handmade silk napkins, handmade silk placemats, made-to-order silk lampshades and hand-blown and -painted vases. Elysian’s bespoke designs can be made-to-order by working with the brand’s artisanal community in Istanbul to create multi-layer table settings and accessories. elysianbyem.com

 

New Development
The Stables Development, a vibrant work and play community designed by Bell Butler Architecture and Design, and developed by Inhab Group, consists of four buildings across almost an entire city block. In addition to architecture and interior design firm, Farouki Farouki, the development’s new tenants include Luna Botanicals and The Tell Me Bar (a new wine bar concept). Located on lower Magazine Street, The Stables features custom-milled doors and windows, a custom staircase and cabinetry by Inhab Millworks, and collaborative outdoor work spaces. Additional retail and office space is still available for lease. thestableslgd.com

 

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Swanky Stay
The new Hotel Saint Vincent, located in a landmark 1861 building in the Lower Garden District that was once The Saint Vincent’s Infant Asylum, now features 75 newly-designed guest rooms and lush public spaces. Guest rooms include luxe materials like deep red mohair, salmon-colored velvet curtains, red lacquer millwork and Carrara marble. The hotel’s design (by Lambert McGuire Design) remains true to the original architecture with elegant and modern updates that complement the property’s historic character. Expect 20th-century Italian design elements and hints of modern opulence combined with midcentury and art deco furnishings, lighting and rich materials. Other highlights include vintage 1970’s Murano glass chandeliers, custom furniture and commissions from local artists. The project’s partners — Liz Lambert and Larry McGuire (part owners whose companies are behind the design and operations) and Jayson Seidman and Zach Kupperman (part owners and developers) also included an interior courtyard with a Saltillo-lined swimming pool, outdoor verandas, an event center, two cocktail bars (The Paradise Lounge and a guest-only bar, The Chapel Club) and two full-service restaurants (San Lorenzo and Elizabeth Street Café). saintvincentnola.com

 

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Eye on Architecture
Local author and architect, Robert J. Cangelosi Jr., has released a new addition to the New Orleans Architecture series, entitled “New Orleans Architecture: Volume IX: Carrollton” ($60, LSU Press). Cangelosi, president and partner at Koch and Wilson Architects, wrote the tome as an essential reference guide to one of New Orleans’s most iconic Uptown neighborhoods. Within its pages, Cangelosi documents the remarkable architectural history of the former city of Carrollton — once the seat of Jefferson Parish and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Available at The Garden District Book Shop, gardendistrictbookshop.com

 

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Sustainable Shopping
Vintage Green Review opened on Magazine Street as New Orleans’ first-ever zero-waste supply and bulk refill shop. In addition to being a resource for residents to reduce waste, customers can shop sustainable items and refill reusable containers with household and personal care products. The store’s owner, Sarah Andert, also offers zero-waste education and consulting services. vintagegreenreview.com