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New Orleans Homes Autumn 2021

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Getting Personal

A partial maximalist and total people person, interior designer Whitney Jones digs deep to create bold and comfortable spaces that personify each individual client’s style. Pretty Pottery A simple, earthy bowl is perfect for serving Mother Nature’s bounty and makes an artistic statement on its own. Rust and Sage Rimmed Studio Bowl, sundayshop.co   Bird […]

Ida Floreak

Ida Floreak says love of art and love of nature were always part of her life. Growing up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she enjoyed drawing, painting, ceramics, and theater set design, and was enthralled by oceans, insects and the mathematical perfection that is the foundation of the natural world. Eventually, her two passions would merge, first […]

Collected Calm

Decorate a room with the fall colors of burnished orange, rich browns, yellows and golds to imbue the space with a warmth left over by the summer sun, and a serenity that the busyness of summer has passed. Choose rich textures and fabrics with depth, and the coziness will make you feel cocooned.     […]

New Build Of The Year

[gtx_gallery] The design duo behind New Orleans architecture and design firm Farouki Farouki have done it again. This time, it’s from the ground up. Sabri and Caroline Farouki, the architects of colorful local staples Justine, Maypop and Saffron, found an empty lot in the Lower Garden District and knew it would be their sanctuary. “It […]

Design Masters

A year and a half after the onset of a world-changing pandemic that suddenly had people at home most hours of the day, locals have had a chance to think about the meaning of home. As we’ve re-evaluated the role of our homes in our lives, we’ve also had the opportunity to consider the way […]

World Views

Brass candlestick: look to The Collective Shop for an array of vintage brass decorative objects; available at statementgoods.com. Box, vase, basket: Alexis hexagonal box with abalone lid, brass base and velvet lining; turquoise Sharine vase made of aluminum with a mix of aged green and antique brass finish; natural and black stained rattan Jaeger Centerpiece […]

Pretty in Paint

Most homeowners likely understand the aesthetic importance of keeping up their house’s exterior paint job. But maintaining exterior paint is important for other reasons, and is not a task that should be done only if the paint is obviously cracked or peeling. It is true the most obvious reason for applying a fresh coat of […]

Desk Set

After months of remote working or schooling, your home workspace — whether a standalone office or corner carve-out — might be ready for a refresh. According to Victoria Tran, owner and organizer at local organizing company Sorted, the key to a clean office is continuous culling. “Things pile up easily,” says Tran. “Once a pile […]

Simply Delicious

Oatmeal Crème Sandwiches Yields: 1-1 ½ dozen Cookie ½ cup coconut oil, melted ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup Steen’s cane syrup 1 ¼ cups almond flour 1 ½ cups rolled oats 2 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon non-dairy milk (coconut, almond, oat […]

Best of Home Winners

Each year our readers vote by 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 house and home. The votes have been tallied and we present our 2021 Best of Home winners. Best architect/architecture firm Albert Architecture […]

Seasons Change

Emily Shea Robín knows how to light up a room. This year, the born-and-bred Louisianan has cemented her position as both interior decorator and working mom. Armed with many years of professional experience, diligence, and instinct, this design impresario launched her own firm, Charlotte Logan Interiors, named after her two children. With fall upon us, […]

Light My Fire

$1,875 – $2,395 High Light The Plodes Geometric Fire Pit is as much a work of art as it is a place to gather round for warmth or for cooking. Created by Texas designer John Paul Plauché and his plodes studio, the fire pit is hand crafted from Corten steel, and is designed to weather […]

Personal Space

Last October, we moved from a Victorian-era apartment in Uptown to a nearby, charming circa-1900s shotgun. We gave up a few turn of the 20th-century architectural details, but gained a lot more space. The increase in space enabled me to create a proper reading nook, for which I will be eternally grateful. Whether you have […]

Sweater Weather

AUTUMN IN THE SOUTH, especially New Orleans, starts out looking and feeling a lot like summer. But that doesn’t make me look forward to it any less. Perhaps it’s the joy of knowing the temperature will drop any time now and soon throw blankets, hot beverages and crisp evening walks will prevail. This issue has […]

Lime Sizzler Firebush

1 Appearance The Lime Sizzler Firebush (Hamelia patens Grelmsiz) is a mounding, semi-woody perennial that sports variegated chartreuse yellow and lime green foliage with red veins. With a long bloom season from the late spring through the fall, the whorled arrangement of four leaves gives rise to clusters of red-orange tubular blooms. 2 Use The […]

Color Me Beautiful

[gtx_gallery] Photography by Sara Essex Bradley Historic Creole architecture and original materials provided an interesting backdrop for what would become a festive retreat for Dallas-based homeowners Karen and Steven Boulware. The couple, who purchased the French Quarter townhouse on Governor Nicholls as a second home, wanted a place where they could entertain, and, of course, […]

Sweet Spot

Whether being used to create a vignette, or to spruce up an otherwise mundane area, accent chairs provide that extra punch to bring a space to life. One we love is the new Coliseum Club Chair by the New Orleans furniture brand, Doorman Designs. The first iteration of the chair — which is modern, funky, […]

Finely Crafted

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 […]

Timeless Appeal

With a booming real estate market, plenty of area homeowners are considering a move. Simultaneously, other homeowners have taken advantage of a homebound several months and embarked on renovation projects to improve their home’s function or outdated design. Both groups are likely calculating or considering their homes’ resale value, and this season, we’ve checked in […]

MLM Incorporated

[gtx_gallery]   Forget all your preconceptions about construction, because when you call MLM Incorporated for your commercial or residential project, you’re guaranteed a standard of excellence that defies all expectations. “We successfully took the old ‘can’t get the contractor on the phone’ stigma out of the business model,” says company founder Machi Medrzycki. “We use […]

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