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Architects Bell Architects755 Camp St.(504) 596-2355 www.bellarchitects.comBell Architects specializes in the design of custom homes, apartments, townhomes and condominiums. David Dillard, AIA(504) 756-4181www.historicprojects.comProvides architectural design for the renovation, repair and restoration of older homes and historic properties. Also specializes in kitchen or bath upgrades, hurricane damage recovery and additions. The Hopkins Company3045 Ridgelake Dr., Ste. […]

Beautiful Rooms

Nancy Robbins1291 North Causeway • Mandeville • 985.727.4565This french bedroom with dining and wonderful storage is shown in a french grey painted finish with antique wax rub. Wood tones mixed with painted furniture and upholstery is so very French. Wrens Tontine Shades and Design1533 Prytania St. • 504.525.7409Come to Wrens Tontine Shade and Design, and […]

Family Chic

Outside the tucked-away Garden District New Orleans home the air is crisp, almost biting, but inside there is nothing but warmth. Anyone who has ever wondered how to combine comfortable family living with stylized design and quality aesthetics need look no further than the 2,800-square-foot domain of Jennifer and John Rareshide. On this chilly evening, […]

Creative Collaboration

The day Michelle Mize and Tom Leggett decided to buy their home,  its fate as a creative showplace was sealed. The couple is thoroughly unequipped to produce aho-hum renovation. Michelle is an interior designer, a watercolor painter and a realtor who worksin development. Tom is a writer, a guitarist-about-town and a teacher who apprenticed under […]

Living the Dream

When Lance and Liz Bordes first viewed the Uptown house where they now live, it possessed few qualities they considered worth saving. Outside, the residence was architecturally non-descript. It had started as an one-story Craftsman-style house in 1925, then was moved, raised and added to in the 1960s. Inside, the house was dark, dated and […]

Painting the Town

Color Forecasters specify that green and golden earth tones, paired with rich accent colors such as lilac and orchid, will be wildly popular in 2008. (And paints that are eco-friendly, such as Benjamin Moore’s “Aura” line and those from Green Planet and Auro Natural Paints are equally as in fashion.)Don’t they know that New Orleans […]

Last Man Standing

Herbert Halpern stands amongst velvet, silk taffeta, silk faille, satin and other fabrics available at Promenade Fine Fabrics. The first thing you notice when you step into Promenade Fine Fabrics is the feeling of warm, natural light; the second is a room filled with the finest of fabrics, ribbon, buttons and notions—in fact, says owner […]

Alluring Linens

Bryce Reveley turned her hobby—passed down from two generations of women in her family—into a lucrative career more than 30 years ago. “My grandmother knew how to make lace and quilts. All the women in my family, when they had some free time, had some type of needlework device in their hands … crocheting or […]

A Spirited Season

It’s Carnival time and it can be hard to think of new things to replace our usual choices, so I turned my attention to cocktails. After all, there could nothing more cliché than drinks and Mardi Gras! So I made it my goal to think of something new to drink and nibble on. Rosemary-roasted pecans […]

Vanessa Burst

The locally owned Trinity Realty was formed in 2004 and operates out of Lakeview. Vanessa Burst, who began herreal-estate career more than 10 years ago as an agent, became a broker because she “saw a need for different marketing strategiesthan we were seeing in our area.” Trinity specializes in concierge-type, personal service. “I have enjoyed […]

Martina, Ashleigh, and Martina Scheuermann

Owned by Ashleigh and Martina Scheuermann, the Wow Factor Showroom provides locals with outdoor kitchens, fireplaces (electric and gas), pergolas, as well as fountains. David Scheuermann, marketing director, says that the business appeals to “all types of clients, but epicureans for sure.” Scheuermann believes the company is aptly named, as their products are bound to […]

Style

Suite Dreams Design the suite of your dreams with heirloom quality beds, benches and bedside tables built to last and to suit. Handcrafted from brass, cast iron or steel, pieces are available in traditional, contemporary or transitional styles in an array of fabulous finishes, as shown here on sample bedposts. Bella Prezza Originals, 2852 Magazine […]

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