New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - Autumn 2021

Getting Personal

A partial maximalist and total people person, interior designer Whitney Jones digs deep to create bold and comfortable spaces that personify each individual client’s style. Pretty Pottery A simple, earthy bowl is perfect for serving Mother Nature’s bounty and makes…

Ida Floreak

Ida Floreak says love of art and love of nature were always part of her life. Growing up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she enjoyed drawing, painting, ceramics, and theater set design, and was enthralled…

New Build Of The Year

The Faroukis strategically designed their kitchen to be on the second floor, in order to flood the kitchen with light. “We lived in a double shotgun previously. It makes such a difference having windows on both…

Collected Calm

Decorate a room with the fall colors of burnished orange, rich browns, yellows and golds to imbue the space with a warmth left over by the summer sun, and a serenity that the busyness of summer has passed. Choose rich…

Design Masters

A year and a half after the onset of a world-changing pandemic that suddenly had people at home most hours of the day, locals have had a chance to think about the meaning of home. As we’ve re-evaluated the role…

World Views

Brass candlestick: look to The Collective Shop for an array of vintage brass decorative objects; available at statementgoods.com. Box, vase, basket: Alexis hexagonal box with abalone lid, brass base and velvet lining; turquoise Sharine vase made of aluminum with a…

Pretty in Paint

Most homeowners likely understand the aesthetic importance of keeping up their house’s exterior paint job. But maintaining exterior paint is important for other reasons, and is not a task that should be done only if the paint is obviously cracked…

Desk Set

After months of remote working or schooling, your home workspace — whether a standalone office or corner carve-out — might be ready for a refresh. According to Victoria Tran, owner and organizer at local organizing company Sorted, the key to…

Simply Delicious

Oatmeal Crème Sandwiches Yields: 1-1 ½ dozen Cookie ½ cup coconut oil, melted ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup Steen’s cane syrup 1 ¼ cups almond…

Best of Home Winners

Each year our readers vote by online ballot for their favorite home design industry professionals in New Orleans. The businesses cover the scope of everything homeowners need to make and maintain a beautiful house and home. The votes have been…

Seasons Change

Emily Shea Robín knows how to light up a room. This year, the born-and-bred Louisianan has cemented her position as both interior decorator and working mom. Armed with many years of professional experience,…

Light My Fire

$1,875 - $2,395 High Light The Plodes Geometric Fire Pit is as much a work of art as it is a place to gather round for warmth or for cooking. Created by Texas designer John Paul Plauché and his plodes…

Personal Space

Last October, we moved from a Victorian-era apartment in Uptown to a nearby, charming circa-1900s shotgun. We gave up a few turn of the 20th-century architectural details, but gained a lot more space. The increase in space enabled me to…

Sweater Weather

AUTUMN IN THE SOUTH, especially New Orleans, starts out looking and feeling a lot like summer. But that doesn’t make me look forward to it any less. Perhaps it’s the joy of knowing the temperature will drop any time now…

Lime Sizzler Firebush

1 Appearance The Lime Sizzler Firebush (Hamelia patens Grelmsiz) is a mounding, semi-woody perennial that sports variegated chartreuse yellow and lime green foliage with red veins. With a long bloom season from the late spring through the fall, the whorled…

Color Me Beautiful

Interior designer Chad Graci envisioned an eclectic mix of furnishings mixed with New Orleans glamour for the parlor of this French Quarter townhouse. The wooden beaded chandelier from Karla Katz Antiques is a standout piece, as…

Sweet Spot

Whether being used to create a vignette, or to spruce up an otherwise mundane area, accent chairs provide that extra punch to bring a space to life. One we love is the new Coliseum Club Chair by the New Orleans…

Finely Crafted

New Orleans-based lifestyle brand Elysian has added a new category to its curated Bespoke Home Goods Collection, which includes home linens, to now include the Bespoke Tableware Collection. The selection of products features hand-painted ceramic tableware, handmade silk napkins, handmade…

Timeless Appeal

With a booming real estate market, plenty of area homeowners are considering a move. Simultaneously, other homeowners have taken advantage of a homebound several months and embarked on renovation projects to improve their home’s function or outdated design. Both groups…

MLM Incorporated

  Forget all your preconceptions about construction, because when you call MLM Incorporated for your commercial or residential project, you’re guaranteed a standard of excellence that defies all expectations. “We successfully took the old ‘can’t get the contractor on…