New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - Fall 2009 10/01/2009 Site Staff FacebookTwitter Holiday WhimsyWith a fresh and nontraditional color palette and custom-made centerpieces with fresh lemons and apples, Richard and Sally Edrington keep holiday decorating fun. The most wonderful timeSandra and Bob Eason look forward to Christmas all year long. editor’s notefollow us into the future New Orleans AlchemyA home just steps from Audubon Park illustrates the fresh sophistication of today’s New Orleans style.style Design MastersThis year, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles presents our second annual class of Design Masters, bringing together a wealth of diverse talents who help us to maintain, renew, rebuild and rethink our unique city. Lance and Elizabeth Bordes, Lee Ledbetter,… artist profilelou jordan The garden districtHomes hidden within gardens how ‘bout them apples?From the Garden of Eden to America’s kitchens, apples are forever tempting our taste buds. A house of a different colorNo white baseboards? Peach-hued ceilings? Colorist Mary Cooper offers some unusual suggestions for interior color that will add life to your home. If life gives you rain...Between subsidence and rainstorms, both of which we have in abundance here, rain gardens make great sense. pie-eyedPie is good any time of year, but it’s a necessity during the holidays. Soldier onCollections of military antiques can be both aesthetically pleasing and meaningful. The Second Annual Renaissance AwardsNew Orleans Homes and Lifestyles and the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans recognize five historically sensitive home renovations and two business icons. creative forceTressa Procter-King of Flambeaux Design Co. makes New Orleans-inspired jewelry out of polymer clay, copper wire and found objects. eat your heart outLocal chefs show off some of their signature dishes. artfully doneSculptor and physician Dr. Arthur Silverman and his late wife of more than 65 years, Merce, filled their home with a blend of low-key furnishings and light colors, letting their art collection truly shine.