New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - June 2005

Piece by Piece

Discover the art of decoupage. by KELLIE GRENGS Decoupage, derived from the French word decouper, meaning “to cut out,” is the creative art of assembling, pasting and varnishing paper cutouts for decorating objects. This is a process that all ages…

Patricia Brady

This local writer unmasks The real First Lady—Martha Washington. by PAUL A. GREENBERG In a culture obsessed with Britney’s latest escapades and the trials and tribulations of Hollywood celebrities from Jackson to J-Lo, will the reading public cotton to a…

11 Summer Weekend Getaways

There’s no need to suffer in the city’s heat and humidity when you can hop in a car or plane and escape to a relaxing, as well as exciting, destination. Often the biggest problem with trying to figure out where…

Par for the course

Spacious dreams and simple designs in a New Orleans home. by PAUL A GREENBERG How does this sound as the ideal homebuilder’s fantasy? You have found the perfect piece of land in a location that you have coveted for a…

A Common Thread

Textile restorer Jessica Hack brings old fabric—be it a flag or a Carnival dress—back to its original splendor. by DAWN RUTH Many drawers of yarn fill up a corner of Jessica Hack’s textile restoration studio in Algiers Point. Dozens of…

June 2005

Cream of the CropUsing the actual 18th-century creamware pieces from its collection as inspiration, Longue Vue House and Gardens has reproduction creamware made using techniques from the 1700s. Since the pieces are unable to be mass-produced, each item is unique—just…

A Natural Feel

Light in touch and weight, items made in bamboo, straw and grass can make this hot season seem a bit cooler. by LISA TUDOR Bits of bamboo, pieces of grass and an expanse of strawpopulate the summer landscape of fashionable…

Green is in

Bring the outdoors in during the hot summer. By RUSSELL MCCULLEY The next couple of months are trying ones for New Orleans area gardeners. Our typical summer weather pattern—brutal heat and humidity, interrupted by torrential rain—isn’t exactly the most conducive…

Allyson & Giuseppe Colosimo

by HILLARY GOLDEN Tuscany Decor Center ALLYSON & GIUSEPPE COLOSIMO While living in Italy, Allyson and Giuseppe Colosimo made a bold move across the Atlantic Ocean to start a new life and business. “The textiles we found in Italy needed…

Jonathan Traviesa

by OLIVIA SMITH “There’s a certain violence to photography, a certain stealing,” says Jonathan Traviesa. “When someone whips out a camera, there’s immediately a whole new dynamic.” In his portraits, the artist continues, “I work hard to counteract that effect.…