New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - October 2007

Garden Fancy

You don’t need a green thumb to decorate with botanical style. Furnishings and fabrics the color of leaves and soil are available to grace every room in your home, while gifts featuring flora and fauna abound for the wistful gardener…

An Iron in the Fire

“I want to die with a hammer in my hand.” So said David Paul Kloete Sr.—and it is clear he passed this same passion and respect for the ancient craft of ironwork on to his son. David Kloete Jr.’s own…

Rediscovering our Heritage

During their long marriage, Mercedes Whitecloud and her late husband Dr. Thomas Whitecloud shared a common passion: collecting Native American art.  Eventually, they accumulated more than 600 pieces, ranging from ceremonial pots to feasting spoons to beaded leggings and drum…

Prickly Heat

If plants could be ascribed personalities, it wouldn’t be difficult to separate the A-list from the rest. You’ve got your tropicals, the extroverts of the garden: showy, charismatic, a little demanding of attention, but eager to please. Most people are…

Apple of Your Eye

Thanksgiving, I know, is categorically not the time to incorporatehealthy eating, but I can’t help myself. For this holiday, my daughter,Abigail, and I are in charge of making the desserts. I decided to makean apple galette (free-form apple pie) using…

Lance Lafargue

Finding the right piano can be a daunting challenge. The choices can be confusing to the first-time buyer, as well as to the existing piano owner looking to upgrade. Fortunately, Lafargue Pianos can help no matter what level your knowledge…

Terry Onebane

While many antiques stores may seem stodgy, Terry and Paul Onebane strive to make their store, Antiques and Wholesale Furnishings, welcoming. “People feel very much at home and they are not intimidated by the surroundings. It’s not your average stuffy…

Jacqueline Bishop

For decades, Jacqueline Bishop has traveled to flashpoints of environmental peril around the world, especially the rainforests of Brazil, which are now deeply involved in patterns of land loss and climate change. She always returned home to New Orleans to…

Set for the Season

While the beginning of October can be almost as balmy as August, there comes a day when the weather magically turns and it actually feels like fall. While sweater-weather is still far off, the coolish temperatures beckon people to leave…

Home Renewal: Listings for Kitchen, Bathroom, and Building Materials

KITCHEN AND BATHBelle Chasse Cabinet Works1500 Woodland Hwy.Belle Chasse(504) 394-4870www.bccw.netFamily owned andoperated business since 1960 with an emphasison quality products and impeccable service. Cabinets by Design5201 Tchoupitoulas(504) 899-2300www.cabinetsbydesign.comSpecializes in cabinetryand kitchen designs that feature Wood-Mode and Brookhaven custom cabinetry. Also…

Home Renewal: Rules to Sell By

"Curb Appeal" is an important element to help sell a home.Do Clyne found the 10-foot sofa at Renaissance Interiors and the Milo Baughman barrel back chairs at Neal Auction Company. The Oushak rug is from NOLA Rugs. It’s not hard…

Working it Out

While some of us may spend so much time in our offices that they sometimes feel like home, others have jobs that actually allow them to work from home. The office can be crafted out of an existing space or…

A View from the Top

Do Clyne found the 10-foot sofa at Renaissance Interiors and the Milo Baughman barrel back chairs at Neal Auction Company. The Oushak rug is from NOLA Rugs. On a clear day, from the balcony of her penthouse located atop the…

In Harmony

Fall is upon us—and the cool breezes of the season also bring in a fresh mood. Cristy and Travis McNabb show how a small space can be a home for good design. In Dorothy Clyne’s condominium, a soothing shade creates…

Curtain Call

Keeping everything unique is how Blythe Wren describes the purpose of her company, Wren’s Tontine Shade & Design. Paired with a plush tassel tieback, this “Buonarroti” fabric, in woven silk jacquard, will do just that––bring one-of-a-kind luxury to a home. Corragio…

Layer by Layer

Gretchen Howard in her Studio.Anyone who has invested an afternoon putting a fresh coat of paint on a wall at home or over a favorite piece of furniture knows the transformative power such a seemingly simple task can achieve. There…

Tied Up in Knots

The foreground shows the back side of Persian kilim and its knots.“More than meets the eye.” This short, simple phrase holds much truth with regard to the splendor of an antique Oriental rug. While its color, pattern and texture can…

Sowing the Seeds

My grandparents’ spread in Northeast Texas wasn’t big: less than an  acre, I guess. But to a little kid, it was a self-contained world of adventure. It had a vegetable garden, grape vines and fruit trees—apricot, apple and, my favorite,…

Finding Comfort

For me, October is about fall, and at the first cool snap I always crave some decadent comfort food. This dish may not fit into my generally healthy guidelines, but every now and then it’s good to indulge. I was…

Stewart-Richards Custom Window Treatments

Several years ago, Paula Richards designed and created all of the window treatments in her own home. Richards’ friends—and friends of friends—were so impressed by her work that they began to call her to make window treatments for their homes.…

Russell's Cleaning Services

Andrée Bauer co-owns Russell’s Cleaning Services with her parents, Richard and Carole Bauer, and her brother, Eric Bauer. Her maternal grandfather, Russell Cuoco, founded Russell’s in the 1930s. Cuoco began washing clothes in his mother’s backyard, then delivered them to…

Jennifer Shaw

When out-of-towners first see Jennifer Shaw’s New Orleans photography, especially the sepia-toned series of industrial detritus and backstreet scenes, they often assume the subjects are evidence of Katrina’s lingering devastation. In fact, most were shot before the storm and are…

Style

Feeling Blue Blue never looked so cool. Solid silks get depth and dimension when kissed with a hint of iridescence or cut in a lattice pattern. Pair the two with a ribbed mocha stripe for some warmth and whimsy, and…