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Magazine Street’s Modern Market offers a wide variety of stock and services in the Garden District, including furniture for sale and event rentals, as well as interior design and architectural services. Founder Charles J. Neyrey brings 15 years of experience in Louisiana, Texas and New York to the firm and specializes in education, corporate, hospitality, multi-family and residential projects.
Mullin Landscape Associates, LLC
Harahan’s Mullin Landscape Associates has been bringing outdoor design to the area for many years, specializing in landscape design for the Gulf Coast region. Services available include landscape architecture, site work, landscape paintings, wooden structures, hardscapes, water features, irrigation, landscape lighting, drainage and holiday lighting and décor. The company offers experience in both commercial and residential design.
Wren’s Tontine Shade & Design
Started in 1937, this design shop has become a New Orleans institution for home décor, window treatments, wood shutters and more. Located in the Garden District, this family-owned and -operated establishment specializes in custom drapery, window shades, blinds, interior shutters, bedding, upholstering, furniture, lighting, fabrics and home décor.
Adda Carpets and Flooring
Adda Carpets and Flooring offers the some of the finest flooring and cabinetry in southeastern Louisiana. In addition to offering full supervised installations of tile, carpet, wood, stone, vinyl and more, the broad range of stock is also available for self-installation or through outside contractors. Manufacturers include Shaw, Mohawk, Anderson, Kane, Dixie Home, Heritage, Masland, Mannington, Daltile, UA, Qucork, Roca, Bruce, Hirsch, Cathedral, Mirage Glass, Pucinni, Esmer and Wellborn. Adda works tirelessly to provide quality design and products to locals, and their work shines.
Best place to buy contemporary furniture: Modern Market, 3138 Magazine St., Suite C, 896-2206
Georgian Furniture, 5400 Jefferson Hwy., 733-4141
Comeaux’s, 415 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, 831-1365
Design Within Reach, 3138 Magazine St., Suite A, 891-6520
Best place to buy window treatments: Wren’s Tontine Shade & Design, 1533 Prytania St., 525-7409
Best landscaping company: Mullin Landscape Associates, 621 Distributors Row, 275-6617
Best place to buy tile or stone: Adda Carpets & Flooring, 5480 Mounes St., Harahan, 736-9001
Best place for closet design/installation:
California Closets, 3211 N. Causeway Blvd., 828-5705
Bayou Closets, 2537 N. Rampart St., 944-8388
* Businessess in bold indicate winner by a landside
Tips from our readers!
“Mix and match with pops of color. It adds personal character. Have confidence.”
“Show some personality.”
“Be sure not to make your home look like a museum; it’s a place to live and entertain.”
“Get a dog to make your house a home.”
Ed. Note: A self-addressed, postage-paid questionnaire was included in our Spring 2014 issue. Readers were also able to to vote online. In certain categories where there was not a significant cluster of votes, the category was dropped. We tried to control for organized voting as best as we could. All places listed as being among our winners are no doubt worthy of consideration, although, as always, advice from other sources is also recommended. Polls were open from March 1-May 1, 2014.