New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - December 2007

Making a Debut - This Comeback Home's Stunning Transformation

The little house couldn’t have imagined such a turn of fate for itself.Built during the Reconstruction era, it had seen major changes over its lifetime: The rise of the Holy Cross neighborhood around it; the construction of the Industrial Canal…

Ultimate Resource Directory

ArchitectsBell Architects755 Camp St.(504) 596-2355 www.bellarchitects.comBell Architects specializes in the design of custom homes, apartments, townhomes and condominiums.David Dillard, AIA(504) 756-4181www.historicprojects.comProvides architectural design for the renovation, repair and restoration of older homes and historic properties. Also specializes in kitchen or…

Beautiful Rooms

Nancy Robbins1291 North Causeway • Mandeville • 985.727.4565This french bedroom with dining and wonderful storage is shown in a french grey painted finish with antique wax rub. Wood tones mixed with painted furniture and upholstery is so very French. Wrens…

Family Chic

Outside the tucked-away Garden District New Orleans home the air is crisp, almost biting, but inside there is nothing but warmth. Anyone who has ever wondered how to combine comfortable family living with stylized design and quality aesthetics need look…

Creative Collaboration

The day Michelle Mize and Tom Leggett decided to buy their home,  its fate as a creative showplace was sealed. The couple is thoroughly unequipped to produce aho-hum renovation.Michelle is an interior designer, a watercolor painter and a realtor who…

Living the Dream

When Lance and Liz Bordes first viewed the Uptown house where they now live, it possessed few qualities they considered worth saving. Outside, the residence was architecturally non-descript. It had started as an one-story Craftsman-style house in 1925, then was…

Painting the Town

Color Forecasters specify that green and golden earth tones, paired with rich accent colors such as lilac and orchid, will be wildly popular in 2008. (And paints that are eco-friendly, such as Benjamin Moore’s “Aura” line and those from Green…

Last Man Standing

Herbert Halpern stands amongst velvet, silk taffeta, silk faille, satin and other fabrics available at Promenade Fine Fabrics. The first thing you notice when you step into Promenade Fine Fabrics is the feeling of warm, natural light; the second is…

Alluring Linens

Bryce Reveley turned her hobby—passed down from two generations of women in her family—into a lucrative career more than 30 years ago.“My grandmother knew how to make lace and quilts. All the women in my family, when they had some…

Seeds of Change

For convenience, it’s hard to beat a tray of starter plants, laid out in neat rows and ready for bedding. But there’s something especially rewarding about growing a garden from seeds, even more so if you have children. I remember…

A Spirited Season

It’s Carnival time and it can be hard to think of new things to replace our usual choices, so I turned my attention to cocktails. After all, there could nothing more cliché than drinks and Mardi Gras! So I made…

Vanessa Burst

The locally owned Trinity Realty was formed in 2004 and operates out of Lakeview. Vanessa Burst, who began herreal-estate career more than 10 years ago as an agent, became a broker because she “saw a need for different marketing strategiesthan…

Martina, Ashleigh, and Martina Scheuermann

Owned by Ashleigh and Martina Scheuermann, the Wow Factor Showroom provides locals with outdoor kitchens, fireplaces (electric and gas), pergolas, as well as fountains. David Scheuermann, marketing director, says that the business appeals to “all types of clients, but epicureans…

Christopher Scott Brumfield

Poetry, music, street culture, gardening, dogs and a myriad of other interests are just as important to the work of local ceramic artist Christopher Scott Brumfield as clay and the kiln. They’re all part of the collection of experiences and…

Style

Suite Dreams Design the suite of your dreams with heirloom quality beds, benches and bedside tables built to last and to suit. Handcrafted from brass, cast iron or steel, pieces are available in traditional, contemporary or transitional styles in an…