New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - March 2009

Outdoor Living

The Plant Gallery9401 Airline Dr. • 504-488-8887 • 800-545-2499 • www.theplantgallery.comHome and Garden2033 Hwy. 190 • Covington • 985-875-7576Expand your living space this spring with our new, exclusive line of all weather wicker collection. Solid aluminum framing with with all weather…

Design Your Life: New Orleans Home and Garden Show

Greetings!On behalf of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans, we’d like to welcome you to the 2009 New Orleans Home and Garden Show.  We think that you’re going to be amazed at the variety and quality of exhibits,…

Imagine Yourself Here

The world of real estate has always had its challenges, but the faltering economy has made it even trickier to navigate. On the one hand, it’s a buyer’s market, with prices falling and more great options available than ever. On…

Smart Cookies

Girl Scout Birthday is March 12: Let’s celebrate with cookies!

Through a Glass Smartly

Windows aren’t cheap to replace, but spending the money to do it right can save you heartache — and more money — down the line.

A Reflection of our Character

The Uptown home of designer Tanga Winstead is the epitome of eclectic the way eclectic is done in New Orleans. The bargeboard cottage shows classic turn-of-the-century features and maps out its own history from a double to a corner sweet…

Unmistakable Allure

After their kids left home, Marcy and Mike Gertler felt drawn to the idea of a smaller space with less upkeep –– but they didn’t give up so much as a square inch of style.

A Change of Season

Winter is over, and the brutal days of summer aren’t yet here: It’s time to get down and dirty in your garden.

Living History

This Creole town house in Bywater has been lovingly and authentically restored, but far from treating it as a museum, owner Mary Cooper makes herself right at home.

Spring Fever

Twin needs prompt a flurry of March activity in the garden.

Restorative Power

After Katrina, McConnell’s Furniture Refinishers Inc. went on a personal mission to help fix New Orleans, one antique at a time.

Retailer Spotlight: Pro-Vision Paving Inc.

Owned by Alessandra Franklin and Rodrigo Ribeiro, Pro-Vision Paving provides all services related to “hardscapes,” such as driveways, walkways, pool decks, patios and retaining walls. The two established their business in 2003, and they continue to strive to provide personal,…

“Springtime and Sunshine”

The first time I ever heard the phrase “February blahs,” I was still living in New Orleans, and I thought: “What? February is Carnival! February is Valentine’s Day! February is awesome!” Then I moved to Missouri. After a couple of…

Artist Profile: Bobby Wozniak

After a good rain, resurrection fern tends to pop with vivid green color over the bark of live oak trees. In the outdoor photography of New Orleans artist Bobby Wozniak, those ferns and the serpentine limbs and solid trunks of…

Retailer Spotlight: South Coast Solar

With state and federal tax incentives, solar panels are more affordable than ever, and since 2008, South Coast Solar has been combining energy-efficient measures with renewable energy for residential and commercial establishments. The business is owned by Chief Executive Officer Tucker…


Fancy FaucetsTrends may come and go, but precious stones are always en vogue. With that in mind, THG Paris has created the Vogue Collection to bring a little “bling-bling” into the bathroom. The luxury bath series features exotic gems, including…

Mixed Media Message

Marlena Asher hopes to inspire healing and action with her works of transformational art.