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Inspired Kitchens

Contractor: Jeremiah Watson Designer: Sherry Shirah Designs Cabinets: Shaker-style, custom built by Jeremiah Watson; Paint – Sherwin-Williams Rookwood Sash Green Flooring: 5-inch white oak, Jeremiah Watson Countertops: Caesarstone Quartz Backsplash: White beveled subway tile Lighting: Pottery Barn Classic Rod Pendant, Glass Globe (in brass) Door knobs: Schoolhouse Ruth knob in satin brass Furniture: Earhart counter […]

In the Pink

“I’m not a designer or a decorator—I’m a stylist.” Looking back, Margaret Zainey Roux recalls that her love of old houses and interior design began early. “Growing up in the early ‘80s everybody wanted the Barbie Dream House, but I wanted an old school Victorian dollhouse,” says the native New Orleanian. “Even as a child, […]

Renovation of the Year

When empty nesters Judy and Bob Hendel relocated to New Orleans from Miami so Bob could head up Tulane University’s Heart & Vascular Institute, they originally thought they wanted to downsize to a smaller home. But after touring a huge Victorian Uptown, the Hendels put aside any notions of compact living. Both Judy and Bob […]

Trendwatch: Pet Friendly

Vibrant, mix and match melamine serve ware and whimsical hedgehog bar towels, available in a large range of sizes and styles at Hazelnut, hazelnutneworleans.com; “Resident Dog: Incredible Homes and the Dogs That Live There” by Nicole England, available at White’s Mercantile, whitesmercantile.com; customizable trivet featuring the pet of your choice, available at Queork, queork.com. Framed […]

Masters of Their Craft: Miles of Tiles

Years ago, a young couple of urban potters began quietly building a joyous life and a thriving business on Magazine Street. This year, Mark and Ann-Marie Derby will be celebrating 20 years of business as the owners of Derby Pottery & Tile. “It was a risk,” says Ann-Marie. “There wasn’t a master business plan; we […]

Home Grown: Ultra Violets

1 Window dressing Travers C. Koerner, Priest Associate with Christ Church Cathedral and violet enthusiast, says, “I’ve been very successful with them in a windowsill where they get a couple of hours of full early morning sun.”  2 Humidity rules Because they love humidity, consider placing pots on a tray of pebbles and add lukewarm […]

For the Garden: Cooking Out

“Everyone’s life is so hectic, and there are so few places you can relax,” says Paul Soniat, Director of the New Orleans City Park Botanical Gardens. “Our new Kitchen the Garden is a great place to come and just chill out.” Last October, New Orleans Botanical Garden opened its Kitchen in the Garden. It’s located […]

Gatherings: Green with Envy

Seafood Salad with Green Goddess Dressing Seafood Salad 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/8 cup crab boil seasoning ¼ cup salt 4 lemons, squeezed 2 bay leaves 1/8 cup Creole spices ½ gallon water 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, cleaned Directions 1.  Combine crab boil, salt, lemons, bay leaves, Creole spices and water in […]

Bon Vivant: Spring Fling

Springtime is high time for seasonal veggies and, my favorite, fruits. Thankfully, New Orleans is home to several farmers markets throughout the week, local and national grocery stores committed to carrying fresh, local food and services which bring the goods to your doorstep. Since Hurricane Katrina, multiple programs, such as the Fresh Food Retailers Initiative, […]

Artist Profile: Scott Ewen

Scott Ewen has always been surrounded by art and artists. His uncle is sculptor Bill Binnings; his mother, writer and poet Pamela Binnings Ewen; his grandfather, a successful business owner in the shipping industry, always encouraged an appreciation of the arts. Ewen himself studied film and photography at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and […]

Get Organized: Double Duty

It’s Easter, and the heirloom lace tablecloth drapes a table set with cherished china, polished sterling and sparkling crystal. Once again, your formal dining room takes center stage, making priceless family memories. But if this square footage is only used a few times of year, is it really the best use of space? Many homeowners […]

Style: Singing the Blues

1.  Framed blue agate with double white mat Haven Custom Furnishings, 300 Jefferson Hwy., 304-2144 2.  Handmade silk velvet lumbar pillow backed in silk cotton ikat Elysian by Em, 236-6096 3.  Le Jacquard Francais “Fleur de Kyoto” cotton napkins Sotre, 3933 Magazine St., 304-9475 4.  Silk ikat pleated lampshade handmade in Istanbul Elysian by Em, […]

Design Diary

Southern Flair New Orleans-based Doorman Designs — a furniture brand known for its handcrafted woodwork — has launched a new e-commerce site. Founder Alex Geriner also has been busy moving into a new workshop, where he offers tours and a behind-the-scenes look at his craft. With a focus on sustainability and preservation, Doorman only uses materials […]

Editor’s Note: Home Style

For many years, a big part of my job was photo styling. I’d work with the photographers at whatever publication I was writing or editing for at the time and, whether it was on location or in the studio, I would make sure the products, models, rooms or whatever else we were shooting were looking […]

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