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New Orleans Homes Autumn 2018

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White Lightning

White marble and brass Florence Lamp H 21.25-inch and whitewashed hemp rope side table at Eclectic Home; McCartys Pottery Artisan Garden Sculpture Bell Chime at Katie Koch Home. Combine functional form and aesthetics with a pair of diminutive lamps. Positioned to anchor opposite ends of a console, a dresser or a bed on either side […]


  Each year our readers vote by paper and online ballot for their favorite home design industry professionals in New Orleans. The businesses cover the scope of everything homeowners need to make and maintain a beautiful abode. The votes have been tallied and we present our 2018 Best of Home winners.   Best place to […]

Sugar and Spice

  The first time I had Mexican hot chocolate, was at a coffee house in Austin, Texas. The concoction was slightly grainy, but still creamy. Rich and complex, it ruined me for traditional hot chocolate. Its combination of bittersweet chocolate and a hint of spice transform simple hot chocolate into something much more sophisticated. The […]

Buy Like A Pro

Graci Interiors, LLC   The new floors are down, and the walls are finally painted. The curtains are hung, and so are the light fixtures. As the furniture makes its way into the room, new questions arise. There’s empty wall space now where a tall, flimsy bookshelf once stood. Perhaps there’s empty floor space where […]

Double Dutch

$64-$102 Lodge cast iron 4-7 quart The original cast iron dutch oven from Lodge may appear basic, but with a super-affordable price point and a tough as nails construction, this is the kind of pot that your grandmother probably used…and may have passed down to you, if you’re lucky. You can’t go wrong with this […]


‘Roman’ wall mirror from Jade, jadenola.com   Floral Movement Print No. 2 by Daymon Gardner, Sunday Shop, sundayshop.co   White lacquer chest with silver leaf link design on doors from Eclectic Home, eclectichome.net   Hand-foiled finish “Rye” wallpaper in Pewter by Custhom of London from Spruce, sprucenola.com   Curved back black rattan rocking chair from […]

Home Sweet Tiny Home

  If you watch home improvement channels like HGTV, then chances are you have seen tiny houses on shows such as “Tiny House Hunters.” These miniature homes can be as small as 60 square feet. In a materialistic world, the thought of discarding all but the essentials has its appeal. But is the reality of […]

Design Masters

  As the tricentennial of New Orleans, 2018 is a banner year. The history, milestones, landmarks, beauty, resilience and movers and shakers of New Orleans — past and present — are being celebrated everywhere you turn. Those highlighted in this year’s New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles Design Masters have the extra cachet of being able […]

Mix Modern

The ship captain’s table that often serves as a bar, along with the elk antlers nestled beneath were purchased from Ann Koerner Antiques. The green velvet Directoire chair is the first chair deemed “good” by Fort’s close friend and mentor, Gerrie Bremermann. The painted cypress barber pole was an early purchase and said to be […]

Bohemian Chic

They expanded the kitchen from its original location. The old kitchen and dining room was completely gutted, and a wall was taken down between the two to create one big, open space. Lighting: Sconces above the shelf are from Schoolhouse Electric, the chandelier over dining table is Lambert et Fils. The brass pendants over the […]

New Build of The Year

The three-story cantilevered staircase has threaded metal cables that cascade from the double height ceiling down to the edge of the first-floor stair treads and is lined with sleek, smoky gray glass and decorated with a black, flat plate steel rail.   Nicole and Paul Dorsey had already built one Metairie home when they decided […]

Editor's Note: Falling for Fall

  I love spending as much time as possible at the beach all summer long, but autumn will forever reign supreme as my favorite season. Long walks in Uptown and through the Garden District, porch sits and flinging open the windows at every available opportunity, as well as switching the floral candles out in favor […]

Sweet Life

  As you approach a small building between Pine and broadway, there’s an intoxicating smell of butter, cinnamon and vanilla. It’s Gracious To Go, which is attached to Gracious Bakery’s 5,000 square-foot commissary kitchen. This local bread and pastry shop is run by husband-and-wife team Jay and Chef Megan Roen Forman (the former is a […]

Grande Dame

  When noted interior decorator Gerrie Bremermann closed her iconic shop, Bremermann Designs, on Magazine it was the end of an era. But for Bremermann, 91, long considered the dean of decorating in the South, it was a new beginning. “I’m not retiring,” she says. “I may write a book about my experiences, but it […]

Perennial Sunflowers

  1 Reigning Queen Perennial sunflowers such as the Lemon Queen impart gardens with their gentle splendor. Where other sunflowers shout their beauty, this gem purrs. 2 What to Expect They bloom in late summer and autumn, and their beauty can last six weeks. They attract birds, butterflies, and lots of attention. 3 The Appeal […]

Making It

  What do you get when you combine a love of horticulture, innovative engineering, warm sunlight and feminine creativity? The answer is Axil Rose, NOLA’s first mobile solarium and design studio. This 23-foot van, made in part with reclaimed cypress, meanders throughout the city making stops at farmers markets, pop-up arts events, bridal showers and […]

Mama Knows Best

Crawfish Cornbread Dressing Dressing Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter, divided 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 red bell pepper, finely diced 1 rib celery, finely diced 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound cleaned crawfish tails 1 ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper, finely ground ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 cups crawfish stock (or any seafood […]

Hotel Style

MELANIE WARNER SPENCER PHOTO When close friends and family visit New Orleans and opt to stay in our living space built for two, we set up a temporary guest room. It is located just off of the kitchen and the living room with a doorways leading to both areas. There are removable curtains, which provide some privacy, […]

Jamar Pierre

  Jamar Pierre’s paintings are an exuberant mix of color and imagery. A self-described native son and citizen of the world, he draws on a global array of experience to express his artistry — his works are dense with indigenous motifs as well as references to Costa Rica, Africa, Iceland and Eastern spirituality.   Pierre’s […]

Clean Sweep

  Do you keep your car in your garage? Organizing professionals estimate that only 30 percent of us do. Why? The answer is simple — it’s because there is just way too much clutter and chaos. Here are a few garage storage ideas and products that’ll help you get organized and discover the perfect place […]

Stay Neutral

EUGENIA UHL PHOTO 1. Handmade and faux-finished to look like the real deal, this resin turtle shell is mounted on a custom iron stand and brings a sense of swamp chic to a bookshelf or tabletop. Virginia Dunn New Orleans, 8795 Leake Ave., 237-4773, virginiadunn.com   2. Local ceramic artist Michael Clement makes his foray […]

Design Diary

  A Street Party Soiree Hosted by the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center, Chef Andrea LeTard is doing a cooking demonstration and cookbook signing on Sept. 22 at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (1504 Oretha C. Haley Blvd.). LeTard’s recipes explore a new generation’s take on Southern dishes with healthy options for those with a […]

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