Orient Expressed3905 Magazine Street • 504-899-3060Silk and Velvet Pillows from Orient Expressed. Aquamarine blue silk feather and down pillow trimmed in brown velvet with silk ties. Designed by Michele Varian. $170. Silk and Burnout Velvet down and feather pillow with Silk Ties in a Fortuny-like brown print. $175. Leontine Linens3806 Magazine Street • 504-899-7833Leontine Linens […]
There are, undoubtedly, some bad things about New Orleans summers, and we all know what they are. But as with everything in this city, the good outweighs the bad, and one of the very best things about summer down south is the tomatoes –– the warm, ripe, fragrant, juicy red Creole tomatoes. On days when […]
New Orleans, it’s been said again and again, is like nowhere else on earth. It feels different, it smells different, it looks different. After Katrina, many people speculated that that would change, that as New Orleans rebuilt, it would becomea wasteland of beige siding and hasty, shoddy construction. Thankfully, the Preservation Resource Center of New […]
Forget everything you thought you knew about empty nesters who downsize their living spaces. The 5,500-square-foot house in Old Metairie with the adjacent 900-square-foot pool house belies the conventional wisdom that says smaller is better. Although the owners indeed moved from a 7,000-plus-square-foot house, their new house is as spacious as it is elegant. “What […]
Beth and Keith DePass had been looking for the perfect house for years before finding the one that felt right. After living in the River Ridge house where Beth was raised, they bought a house in Old Metairie and planned to renovate but later scrapped that idea in favor of tearing it down and building […]
Wrap yourself in the comfort of Egyptian cotton bath towels by Abyss; rejuvenate tired feet and hands with a touch of shea butter; indulge your whimsy with a quirky, boldly textured pillow. Or just breathe the calming cucumber scent of a ZINNIA Essentials soy candle as it lights up the warm nights. It is time […]
Her art begins with delicate-looking “found” objects crafted by someone else –– ceramic figurines or teacups, for instance, hand-painted in soft hues and intricate detail. Given the fragile nature of her medium, the first tool that Shannon Landis Hansen wields on the items comes as a bit of a shock: It’s a glue-encrusted3-pound hammer. Hansen […]
Terry Voorhies remembers her first antique purchase well. She and husband, Rand, then newlyweds living in New York, spent weeks shopping for a cabinet that would hold their stereo equipment and found what they thought was the perfect antique, which they proudly displayed in their teensy Manhattan apartment. Months later, Terry’s uncle, a Royal Street […]
The lazy days of summer are here once again. As the temperature rises, the outdoor activities seem to mount –– especially for Dad. On June 15, thank him for the tiring hours of yardwork he has tackled or for his perfect attendance record at this year’s Little League games. There is no better way to […]
Fancy Faucets The beauty of fine porcelain dinnerware has been extended into the powder room. To create this incomparable aesthetic of luxury and elegance, THG Paris offers a new line of faucetry featuring beloved Bernardaud porcelain. The line that debuted this past spring is available in four fanciful patterns –– Capucine, Passion, Ithaque and Marquise […]
Situated on Bayou St. John in close proximity to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Esplanade at City Park provides 441 high-end residential living spaces for young professionals, families and retirees. Built in 1973, the property has evolved greatly since its beginning. RCG Longview Properties purchased it in 2006, and Leslie Bemis, property manager, […]
Discoveries –– Furniture & Finds is a store that sells stylish furniture and unique items for the home from around the world that opened up just last month in downtown New Orleans. “We have been direct importing and wholesaling for over 15 years as owners of Flambeau Lighting and Dauphine Mirror Co.,” says Scott McKearn, who co-owns […]
Cinderella was never my favorite bedtime story, and it’s certainly overused as a metaphor. It’s hard, however, to think of a more apt comparison for the homes that we’re honoring with the inaugural Renaissance Awards. Storm damage was the impetus for some of the renovations, but in most cases, these resplendent homes sat crumbling, unloved […]
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Orient Expressed 3905 Magazine Street • 504-899-3060 Silk and Velvet Pillows from Orient Expressed. Aquamarine blue silk feather and down pillow trimmed in brown velvet with silk ties. Designed by Michele Varian. $170. Silk and Burnout Velvet down and feather pillow with Silk Ties in a Fortuny-like brown print. $175.
Leontine Linens 3806 Magazine Street • 504-899-7833 Leontine Linens features custom made-to-order linens for bed, bath and table. Stop by the showroom to create products in the fabrics, colors and styles of your choosing. Open Monday-Saturday, 10-5. Call 899-7833 for more information.
Windows By Design 602 Metairie Road • 504-835-2800 • www.windowsbydesignonline.com Windows By Design is locally owned and has been serving the Gulf South for almost 20 years. Visit our showroom for hundreds of fabrics and styles of both roller and Roman shades. We also carry a large selection of wood blinds, interior and exterior shutters and hurricane shutters, as well. Bring us your drawings or blueprints, and we will work with you to make your house a home. Decorators and designers are always welcome at Windows By Design. Call us today for a free consultation or in-house estimate.
Wren’s Tontine Shade and Design 1533 Prytania Street • 504-525-7409 When you visit Wren’s Tontine Shade and Design, you will find unique, elegant fabrics that are perfect for any decorating taste. Pictured are stunning fabrics that are 100 percent silk and are hand-painted and embroidered. You are sure to find beautiful, sophisticated and truly one-of-a-kind styles at Wren’s Tontine Shade and Design.
Fabacher’s Interiors and Upholstry 8704 Oak Street • 504-861-1115 Fabacher’s provides complete design services, custom window treatments, draperies and upholstery. We have thousands of fabrics to choose from: chenilles, silks, linens, cottons, suedes and leathers. Marlene can help with all of your interior design projects. In Shelly Katz’s dining room, we decorated with contemporary and traditional fabrics. In designing this room we used tapestries, chenilles and silks with bold and pastel colors. The end result is simply fabulous.
Probst Decorating 3300 Magazine Street • 504-895-2094 Renew, refresh and redecorate! This is what Probst Decorating is all about. With an extensive selection of window treatments; hundreds of bolts of fabric; beautiful rugs; and unique pieces of art, furniture, lighting fixtures and candles, let them make your house a home again.
Brian’s Furniture 515 Court Street • Port Allen • 225-346-0896 800-259-0896 • www.briansfurniture.com At Brian’s Furniture you will find hundreds of beautiful fabrics and leather swatches to choose from to customize your own sofa. Be it traditional, contemporary, conversation or sectional, our helpful staff is here to help make your dream room come true. You will also find a large selection of unique chests, consoles, accessories, Sid Dickens plaques, paintings by local artists, prints by Fonville, hand-forged recaptured metal sculptures, plus much, much more. Visit Brian’s Furniture in historic downtown Port Allen and also on its Web site, www.briansfurniture.com.
La Perrin 820 E. Boston St. • Covington • 985-892-3677 Come visit the La Perrin showroom for all of your home furnishing and home accessory needs. From fabulous bedding, remarkable throw pillows and beautiful furniture to exquisite art and décor for any room in your house, La Perrin has everything to make your home gorgeous and the envy of all of your friends.
First Curtain Call — NOLA 504-485-3688 Locally owned and operated, First Curtain Call is a new and fresh idea to purchasing draperies. Usually, shoppers find a panel or fabric in the store that they believe will be perfect for their windows. They bring a panel or swatch home only to find that the fabric color changes because the lighting in the store is different from in their home. As a result, drapery shopping can be time-consuming and frustrating. First Curtain Call offers a unique approach. Cynthia Webb, the owner, not only brings a beautiful collection of draperies to the client’s home but also hangs full-length panels with special equipment by the window. There is no imagination needed as to what the window treatment will look like once it is installed. Draperies are offered in custom, semi-custom and ready-made. The semi-custom line is less expensive than custom and is a very detailed-oriented collection with many different pleats, colors and fabrics. She offers very unique hardware that is the finishing touch to any window. With First Curtain Call, you will find a designer look with a custom price.
Interior Designs Inc. 3814 Magazine Street • 504-895-5110 www.interiordesignsnola.com SOFT, SUMPTUOUS … BAMBOO? These exquisite, baby-soft boucle weave throws from Interior Designs Inc. are made from the pulp of the bamboo grass. It’s light and strong, incredibly soft and able to take a variety of dye colors quite well. As an eco-friendly bonus, bamboo is fast growing and does not usually need pesticides or herbicides to thrive, so the plantations can be kept organic and replanted yearly. Perfect for afternoon lounging indoors or out, they also make great gifts. Available in four colors.