Home Products & Maintenance 

Gulf Coast Lanterns

Located just a short drive from New Orleans, Gulf Coast Lanterns offers a vast selection of over 3,000 models of gas and electric copper lanterns with over 150 models on display in their Downtown Covington showroom. Customers see firsthand the high quality of these lanterns while receiving expert, in-person guidance from knowledgeable professionals with over 40 years of experience in the industry. Homeowners, builders, designers, architects, and developers enjoy the welcome advantage of fast, two-to-five-day delivery times when selecting copper lanterns for their homes or projects. All customers can expect to receive the same gracious customer service regardless of project size.

Take the quick drive across the lake to 401 North Columbia Street in Covington, or skip the drive and view Gulf Coast Lanterns’ products online at Gulf Coast Lanterns offers fast, free shipping and the most competitive prices on the market. Call 800-910-3275 for showroom hours or to make an appointment.

Nordic Kitchens & Baths

For nearly a quarter of a century, Nordic Kitchens & Baths has been a trusted, go-to source for New Orleans area homeowners and builders for highest quality products in kitchen and bath design. Originally founded in 1986 by a Norwegian master cabinetmaker and his stepson, the current owner, Nordic was one of the first manufacturers of European cabinetry in the city of New Orleans. Now in its 26th year, the company has evolved to focus on the overall design and furnishing of products for upscale kitchens and baths.

Nordic expanded its luxury products beyond cabinetry to also include appliances, plumbing fixtures, and more. The company thrives thanks to satisfied, repeat customers who seek the company’s expertise and quality-driven approach time and again. From cutting-edge cabinet finishes and countertop surfaces, to top of the line indoor and outdoor kitchen appliances and grills, Nordic Kitchens and Baths reliably supplies the latest offerings by industry leading brands.

Visit Nordic Kitchens and Baths at 1818 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie or online at 

Southern Refinishing

Are you considering replacing your worn or stained old bathtub? Restoring/refinishing is likely a better option. With traditional replacement, the biggest issues often arise in removing the old tub. Parts of the bathroom tile, walls and floor must be torn away, and the location of the old plumbing is often incompatible with the new. The cost of the new tub, new floor and wall materials, tiles, lumber, and labor can run into thousands of dollars and mean dirt, noise, and the hassle of days or weeks of work.

With the refinishing/restoration process from Southern Refinishing, your worn out fixtures and tile can be restored to their original luster—or even a new color—in less than a day, sparing you from the downtime and hassle of replacement. The process can save you up to 80 percent of the cost of replacement and give you the bathroom of your dreams.

A local, trusted company, Southern Refinishing has the equipment and expertise to work with any fixture. Get a customized quote today by calling 504-348-1770. Visit for a gallery of projects and additional information. 

J&J Exterminating

Termite season is arriving, and Greater New Orleans homeowners can expect swarms late this month and into May. Louisiana is ripe for termites this year thanks to already heavily landscaped swamp areas and the recent 2020 hurricanes. Now is the time to make sure your property is protected and that your pest control plan is in place.

“Most people in south Louisiana know that our climate contributes to a variety of pest control challenges, and termite services are critical for local property protection,” says Robert Lewis John III, Southeastern Regional Supervisor of J&J Exterminating. Along with termites, J&J Exterminating battles a variety of additional pests, including bed bugs, fleas, flies, mosquitoes, beetles and moths. Additionally, the company can treat for rodents and offers a progressive new TAP pest control insulation.

From humble beginnings in Crowley, Louisiana, J&J Exterminating is now the largest local exterminating company that is Louisiana-owned and operated for more than 60 years. Request a free estimate and learn more at or by calling 504-833-6305.

Architecture & Interior Design


After a year spent largely at home, homeowners understand more than ever the importance of loving the space they occupy. The team of experts at NANO, LLC design quality architectural environments that define a sense of place and identity while being adaptive, responsive, and timeless. From its foundation to its interiors, NANO’s designs support the lifestyle and context of the occupant and their surroundings.

“We focus on incorporating ‘detail at every scale,’” says Terri Dreyer, Owner & Founding Partner. “We approach every project not only at the scale of the city, the block and the street, but also at the level of the smallest minutiae—the joint, the reveal and the grain,” she says. 

Repeatedly recognized locally and nationally for its work, NANO offers added expertise in historic renovations. NANO’s approach to the built environment, particularly interiors, is holistic—its interior designers are dedicated to the entire design process.

For more information and to view NANO’s portfolio, visit

Katherine Diamond Designs, LLC

A deep appreciation for “Good Design” from antiquity to the contemporary is the impetus for Katherine Diamond’s work. Focusing on architectural and interior design that reflects the elegance of the past as well as the creativity and vibrancy of the modern aesthetic allows her and her team to create environments that transcend time. Katherine Diamond has extensive experience working on historic projects around Greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge and enjoys rejuvenating the beauty and brilliance of old homes.

Whether undertaking a residential renovation, a new construction project or just freshening up an interior environment, projects of all sizes and varieties are within the company’s scope. Appointments are available upon request. For more information or a consultation, call Katherine Diamond Designs at 225-421-4740.

Apartment Living

Lumina Apartments

Set in vibrant and stylish Mid-City and just steps away from the Lafitte Greenway, Lumina Apartments offers luxurious and spacious living spaces with sleek, modern amenities. Both one- and two-bedroom floor plans feature high ceilings and contemporary finishes, with designer touches including vinyl plank floors, spacious walk-in closets, pendant lighting and granite countertops.

Got a roommate? The Lumina offers the space you need—huge bedrooms with walk-in closets and double-hung shelves and a chef-inspired kitchen with a custom designed table make Lumina your best choice for sharing costs without sacrificing space or style. Spread out even more by grabbing your laptop and heading to the posh clubroom, or work in the lounge with free Starbucks coffee. A resort-inspired pool and onsite 24-hour gym add to the luxury apartment allure.

With popular restaurants and shops just a short walk away, Lumina is nestled in the heart of a thriving and active community. For more information and to set up an in-person or virtual tour, visit or call 504-608-5778. The Lumina is currently offering one month free with a 13-month lease. 

The Delaneaux Apartments

All the luxury and amenities of Mid-City’s Lumina are now available in the Lower Garden District with The Delaneaux Apartments. This modern living community is designed to cater to your busy schedule and to ensure comfort, convenience and relaxation when you return home.

Chef-inspired kitchens feature sleek, stainless steel appliances and custom island dining tables, and each floor plan is accented with contemporary finishes that set these spaces above all the rest. Amenities unique to The Delaneaux include a movie theater, a grand two-story clubroom and a resort-inspired pool, allowing residents to savor the rich history of their neighborhood whether inside their apartments or spending time with neighbors in communal spaces.

The elegance of these spaces combines the beauty, distinction, and originality that make New Orleans an exceptional place to live with modern comforts and exquisite touches that create an unrivaled residential experience. For more information or to sign up for the VIP waiting list, call 504-841-9900 or email today. The Delaneaux is currently offering one month free with a 13-month lease.