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New Orleans Homes Fall 2022

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Tales of the Mocktail

My favorite way to welcome house- and dinner guests is to surprise them with cocktail hour or, depending on what time they arrive, a Bloody Mary or mimosa welcome hour. New Orleans is, after all, such a welcoming place, so a welcome reception is one of the best ways to set the tone for the […]

Nic Brierre Aziz

For artist and curator Nic Brierre Aziz, the past is a compass for the future. Aziz’s lineage and personal experience, and the collective experience of society at large, are at the heart of his thought-provoking work. Aziz refers to himself as a Haitian-New Orleanian and is interested in illuminating the many connections (racial, political, religious, […]

Pantry Perfect

As we shift from summer produce to heartier pantry staples, it’s time to trade Creole tomatoes for canned. For pointers on keeping those cans — and the rest of our larder — within easy reach, we turn to Jenny Zurik, partner with MZ. Architecture & Design. Her storage strategies follow a guiding principle: “Everything has […]

Global View

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.  1  Weekly Tradition  Sunday is my day to cuddle up on the couch with a hot cup […]

Stylish Specs

Caddis, the Salt Lake City, Utah-based company selling “eye appliances” (aka readers) is on a mission to live in the present moment and to rally against the fear of aging. To that end, the company offers high-design, blue light-blocking readers that not only help you see, but also look great in the process. After a […]

Bold Texture

Suzani: Hand-stitched suzani from Bukhara embellished with intricate flicker stitches depicting a floral motif in a stunning array of colors, available at B. Viz, bvizdesign.com. Pillows from top to bottom: Delicate handcrafted burnt orange velvet pillow with gold metallic cording and knotted corners and Fortuny pillow with gold metallic cording and velvet backing, available at […]

NOLA Chic

Vikki Leftwich is a trailblazer. Co-owner of New Orleans furniture and design institution Villa Vici, Leftwich has long been a guiding light in the community. After founding Villa Vici in 1991 with her husband, Bryan Colwell, Leftwich developed long-term relationships with local artists and a keen eye for contemporary design, while providing exemplary customer service […]

Bubblegum Petunia

1 Appearance Supertunia Vista Bubblegum is a hearty petunia that can grow 16 to 24 inches tall with a three-foot spread. As such, they make for great garden fillers or hedges. The flowers are bright pink, and a light pruning after each bloom flush will keep your plant looking its best. 2 Use Supertunia Vista […]

Best of Both Worlds

About Sous Chef Zac Hill  Born and raised in Fairhope, Alabama, by age 9, Zac Hill began cultivating his food hobby while cooking in his grandmother’s kitchen. Years later as a student at Tulane University, he entered the food scene through coffee, serving as a barista and a café manager. After a stint in a […]

Colorful Cottage

When Sherry Shirah of Sherry Shirah Design first saw her client’s exquisite collection of art and antique furniture, she knew the pieces would drive the design for this one-bedroom, one-bath cottage. “It was clear we needed those elements to be our North Star for the overall design,” Shirah says. “The goal was to renovate and […]

New Build of the Year

One of the things that we thought was that the new should feel new and the old should feel old,” says the owner of a 19th-century Creole center hall cottage with a striking modern addition. Working with likeminded architect Tracie Ashe of the award-winning StudioWTA architecture firm, the owner and his partner adhered to that […]

Falling for Color

Dishes set the tone for tablescapes, and, now that autumn is officially in the air, we’re eyeing pretty place settings that elicit the feeling of cozy fall days. A new collection by Juliska, dubbed Forest Walk, is not only appropriate for an elaborate Thanksgiving feast, but also for casual weeknight family dinners. The pieces feature […]

Strong Choices

As the stone and tile industries continue to improve technologies and expand their products’ capabilities, aesthetic possibilities seem like an endless array of color, pattern, size, and layout choices. Two to three decades ago, options were more straightforward — granite countertops and a complementary tile backsplash in the kitchen, marble countertops in the bathroom and […]

Basket Cases

$44.95 Totes Stylish Beachy. Clean. Easy. This canvas basket tote from Food52 combines the ease of a farmers market bag with the sturdy-based reliability of a classic picnic basket. The canvas body cinches to keep contents enclosed, stylish leather straps provide a good grip and a woven willow base keeps things from tipping over. Available […]

Let Nature Be Your Guide

Kipton Sofa in Variety Lemon at Arhaus, arhaus.com Antique Dutch Cupboard in Tonal Green at Sunday Shop, sundayshop.co Garden City Vase at Eclectic Home, eclectichome.net Indies Bar Cart at Eclectic Home, eclectichome.net Paloma Chandelier Arhaus, arhaus.com Piper Chair at Sunday Shop, sundayshop.co

Closing Time

Buying a home is an important milestone in a person’s life. When an offer has been accepted, it can result in a lot of emotions, includuing both excitement and anxiety. It can be hard to keep track of everything that needs to be done. But there are some helpful tips to remember when closing. One […]

Design Masters

While their talents easily translate to any geographical location, we’re confident this year’s Design Masters are great examples of New Orleans style

Craftman Builders

Q: What do you enjoy most about the job?A: The creativity. I love seeing a project evolve and come together more every day. As a builder I can visualize a project from the very start, but it’s priceless to see the look on my clients faces as they see the progress of their home.  Q: […]

MLM Incorporated

Q: What sets you apart from your competition?A: At MLM, Inc. it’s the systems and processes we utilize on and off-site — such as online project management platforms, unwavering communication, dedication to customer care and warranty services — that are priorities to us. We make sure our clients feel they’re taken care of, listened to and […]

Titan Construction

Q: What types of projects are the most fun/rewarding?A: All of them! Over the past 25 years we’ve done a variety of different style homes and renovations throughout Greater New Orleans. Every project is different and has its own set of challenges. Whether it’s a new construction in Metairie or a complete renovation of a […]

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM