Influenced by the international style of her native city, Bangalore, and the history of her adopted hometown, New Orleans, interior designer Nomita Joshi-Gupta brings a fresh, worldly perspective to her design work and to her textile emporium, Spruce. 


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Weekly Tradition 

Sunday is my day to cuddle up on the couch with a hot cup of tea and an inspiring design book. The Preservation Resource Center stocks its shelves with the best local titles including Lee Ledbetter’s “The Art of Place” Preservation Resource Center,
prcno.org

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Bright Idea

Lamps are my obsession — especially those with sculptural bases or unusually shaped shades. Merchant House is my go-to source modern and antique lighting, and I particularly love Rosa’s selection. Merchant House, merchanthouse.co

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Flower Power

Freshly-cut garden flowers turn a house into a home. Over time, I’ve amassed quite a collection of floral containers and Robin Kanner’s vases are as lovely unfilled as they are bursting with blooms. Victoria, @victoria4858   

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Screen Time

For lighter, brighter rooms, I forgo heavy drapes or shades and opt for screens handmade from Japanese papers. There is something so beautiful about the way the natural light filters through them. Spruce, sprucenola.com

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Sew Unique

A room is never complete without art. Local artist Courtney Simon de Montfort’s mixed media works intrigue me and strike a chord with my architectural side. I mean, she literally sews wood! Courtney Simon de Montfort, @court.sdm