The Mighty Mississippi has been a powerful presence in artist Sean Friloux’s life. Growing up in Destrehan, he was introduced to its strength, beauty and industry by his grandfather. Today, the river is also a powerful presence in Friloux’s art, which depicts a variety of local subjects, including French Quarter scenes, industrial sites along […]
1. This hand-painted tin pagoda epitomizes chinoiserie chic. Insert a candle and use it as a lantern or fill it with succulents for a terrific terrarium. Sotre, 3933 Magazine St., 504-304-9475, sotrenola.com. 2. Amanda Talley is taking her art off the walls and putting it on the patio furniture. The local artist […]
Summer Reads While you’re laying out by the pool with your summer cocktail, be sure to grab some new reading material and find your next home inspiration. New Orleans-based decorator, writer and designer Sara Ruffin Costello’s new book “Gatekeeper: World of Folly by Hunt Slonem,” features Slonem’s work as an American painter, sculptor and printmaker. […]
Recently, I’m ashamed to admit, I learned the song “Southern Nights” was written by the late, great, New Orleanian Allan, Toussaint. For years, it never occured to me that anyone other than Glen Campbell wrote it, given his version was a 1977 hit. This new knowledge sent me down a rabbit hole of listening […]
The Collection Bistro 24-inch round folding table and chair patented in 1889 is a classic among the terrace furniture styles by Fermob, available in the showroom and to order at Perino’s Home & Garden; Plush Chik-Chek tassled Turkish towel available in all sizes at Sunday Shop by Logan Killen Interiors; Wine and water bottle holder with attached cap and beaded heads in several shapes and sizes are imported from Morocco at Katie Koch Home.
Graphic wide-stripe “Colombian” bed blanket at Katie Koch Home; Plush organic cotton hand-woven Turkish bath towel at Sunday Shop by Logan Killen Interiors; Ombre Pop indoor and outdoor rug made in India available at West Elm; Maritime life buoys, patented in 1918 and available on eBay, are both useful and decorative poolside.
The ample jute tote at Katie Koch Home is sturdy enough to store half a dozen rolled beach towels; Precious Threads Pompom throw at Perch.
Hand-braided macramé cotton rope hanging chair, lantern and pillow crafted in India available at Peony NOLA; The Philomela Studio hand-drawn and printed fabric is compatible for patio upholstery or to curtain an outdoor cabana or shower and is available exclusively at Spruce; Whitewashed midcentury lantern available in four sizes at West Elm.
The glass tumbler from Sotre rests on a set of Moroccan cocktail napkins available at Katie Koch Home; Xenia Taler bamboo fiber plates at West Elm; The “Green Leaf” peel and stick wall covering by Chasing Paper is sold by the 2-foot-by-4-foot panel at Spruce.
Woven Cape Cod basket and vintage South American blanket at Perch; Banded stripe “Orange Eclipse” 24-inch square outdoor pillow at West Elm.