With spring comes renewal, and this issue is full of fresh energy that might give you a boost if you’re thinking about sprucing up your home or outdoor space.
For those who are looking to enhance their yard or cultivate a green thumb, Pamela Marquis discovered some of the city’s most beautiful, lush gardens that might just give you an arboreal idea or two on pg. 62 in “Garden Variety.” She also discusses sunflowers in “For The Garden” (pg. 20) – with plenty of tips and ideas for how to grow this easygoing flower that is bound to bring a sense of cheer to any space in which it grows.
It’s true, of course, that gardening gives you an excuse to play in the dirt, but did you know you can also be stylish while you dig? Turn to Trendwatch on pg. 27 to check out Lisa Tudor’s favorite gardening tools and other items that’ll help you plant without sacrificing an ounce of fashion.
With this issue, we also feature our Renovation of the Year, the eclectic and tasteful Uptown home of Sandy and Grace Kaynor (pg. 34). As an interior designer who owns the shop Sotre on Magazine Street, Grace has traveled the world, studied in France and has a particular fondness for British elements that also blend in seamlessly with family heirlooms and other furnishings they’ve gathered over the years. The couple spent six years renovating the home, and updated it to include four bedrooms to fit their family needs. We also have a story about a charming bungalow belonging to Charlotte Williamson (pg. 44), who updated it and turned it into a creative space with Bohemian flair and eclectic art.
We know how much New Orleanians love to spend time in the kitchen: Whether it’s for cooking, baking or sipping and socializing, it’s the spot where we all like to hang out. With this issue, we showcase six fashionable kitchens that should serve you a heaping dose of inspiration if you’re looking to remodel, revamp or update your own.
We hope you have a great springtime that’s productive and enjoyable in and out of your home!