New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - July 2005

Accent Pieces

A kitchen backsplash—from boring to brilliant! by KELLIE GRENGS When my husband and I remodeled our kitchen more than two years ago, I could not find anything I liked for the backsplash. I shopped for ceramic and glass tiles, but…

Liz Reyes

This TV anchor and reporter has a talent for breaking news, as well as adapting enthusiastically to her adopted home of New Orleans. by PAUL A. GREENBERG Some people find their passion in life a bit earlier than others. Just…

Creole Comfort

An Irish Channel home and its gardens are lovingly brought back to life. by S.L. STRACHAN It's not many of us who wake up in the middle of the night and proclaim “Can I handle our house being all one…

Glassy Eyed

Elements of everyday life and nature inspire glass artist James Vella by FAITH DAWSON Glass, temperamental and fragile, is born in the furnace at Vella Vetro Art Glass and Custom Design, and shaped and perfected in the hands of its…

Rock Paper Scissors

A children’s game grows up in dramatic design accessories for fashionable home interiors and offices. by EUGENIA UHL No one knows exactly how the game “rock, paper, scissors”—also known as “roshambo”—began, but the classic children’s game we all grew up…

Kidding Around

Let your child discover nature in a fun way—by creating their own garden. by RUSSELL MCCULLEY It’s hardly a coincidence that so many children’s stories are set in gardens. To a child, the garden represents a comfortable middle ground between…

Cindy St. Romain

St. Romain Interiors When patrons first walk into St. Romain Interiors, they realize they have entered into more than just an antique store. After running an antique and design company out of her home for five years, Cindy St. Romain…

Tricia Duffy Vitrano

“Once I get into the paint, it brings me places I don’t expect,”says Tricia Duffy Vitrano. “You have this skeleton, and you build on the body and you don’t know how it’s going to be, but that’s the excitement.” Duffy…

Hot Ideas for Cool Kitchens

A Green to Envy by LEE CUTRONE ARCHITECT: John Wettermark, Wettermark & Keiffer CONTRACTOR: Hal Collums, Hal Collums Construction In 2001, when two local psychiatrists purchased the 1850 raised, Garden District cottage they now call home, they enlisted the help…