New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - Spring 2011

California Closets

California Closets3211 N. Causeway Blvd.504-828-5705www.californiaclosets.com/ MetairieLocally owned and operated by Paul Corona, California Closets has been serving South Louisiana since 1984, providing custom storage systems for all areas of the home including closets, home office, wall beds, entertainment centers, garage…

Southland Plumbing Supply, Inc.

Southland Plumbing Supply, Inc.2321 N. Arnoult Road504-835-8411www.southlandplumbingsupply.comSouthland Plumbing Supply Inc., is a full scale plumbing and lighting retailer. Along with our Premier Kohler plumbing showroom, we now offer a lighting showroom with over 1000 fixtures on display. We carry everything,…

Nordic Kitchens and Baths Inc.

Nordic Kitchens and Baths Inc.4437 Veterans Blvd.504-888-2300Nordic offers full-scale kitchen and bath design services utilizing the finest lines of luxury products, all by names you can trust, like Gaggenau, Viking, Sub-Zero, Poggenpohl, Miele, La Cornue. Whether new construction or renovation,…

Banting’s Nursery

Banting’s NurseryCari Jane Murray3425 River RoadBridge City, LA 70094(504) 436-4343www.bantingnursery.comEncore Azaleas, roses, trees, vegetables, shrubs, perennials, annuals, fertilizers, gifts and much more! Banting’s Nursery is your regional source for plants and nursery supplies. 

The Front Door

The Front Door4273 Perkins RoadBaton Rouge225-338-9353www.thefrontdoor-architecture.comThe Front Door strives to create the perfect balance between function and style for every project. From custom architecture to designer hardware and lighting, we can complete any look. Our hardware showroom provides the largest selection…

Palatial Stone

Palatial Stone2052 Paxton St., Harvey504-340-22292033 N. Highway 190, Suite 9, Covington985-249-6868www.palatialstone.comWith so many choices available in today’s stone and tile market, Palatial Stone strives to offer unique items. A visit to one of our showrooms is strongly recommended. Our staff…

Wren’s Tontine Shade and Design

Wren’s Tontine Shade and Design1533 Prytania St.504-525-7409www.wrenstontine.comWren’s Tontine Shade & Design is a family owned and operated business that specializes in custom drapery, window shades, blinds, interior shutters, bedding, and home décor. Blythe Wren is the third generation to run…

The Stairway Shop

The Stairway Shop5632 Salmen St.504-734-1315 The Stairway Shop offers traditional stairways, spiral stairs, attic stairs, library ladders and a host of railing systems. Customers can visit our large showroom and buy standard stair parts or have a stairway designed and…

New Orleans Museum of Art

New Orleans Museum of ArtOne Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park504-658-4133www.noma.orgThe New Orleans Museum of Art reprinted Artist's Palate Cookbook in celebration of the museum's centennial year. Originally printed 25 years ago, this cookbook is complete with recipes and beautiful…

Cabinets by Design 

Cabinets by Design 5201 Tchoupitoulas St.504-899-2300www.cabinetsbydesign.comAt Cabinets by Design, Monique Poché Bennett, CKD and her team of experienced designers will work with you to create the perfect kitchen or bathroom using Wood-Mode and Brookhaven Cabinetry. Our wide selection of appliances,…

Ruffino’s Custom Closets

Ruffino’s Custom Closets985-809-7623/ 866-638-9943  www.ruffinocustomcloset.comRuffino Custom Closets has had the privilege of serving south Louisiana since 1993.  Our commitment to providing our customers with the latest in storage solution innovation and the most competitive prices sets us apart in the…

Russell’s Cleaning Services

Russell’s Cleaning Services3704 Robertson St.504-832-15463401 Tulane Ave.504-482-3135The Russell’s you’ve known since 1930 is still providing quality cleaning for all kinds of specialty items. Cleaning rugs, upholstery, draperies and specialty garments are all part of the full service our company provides.…

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Belles and Whistles

The modern Southern belle is sophisticated, elegant and comfortable almost anywhere! Take a peek at some fresh new looks for spring.

Revival of the Fittest

Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth, so it’s only appropriate to announce in our Spring issue that this magazine is being revived: We’re going from twice a year to quarterly, and I couldn’t be happier! Home magazines are…

Great White Way

Lighter shades of pale take center stage in Kimberly and Clint Szubinski’s happy family home.

Style

Charlotte Moss Decorates: The Art of Creating Elegant and Inspired Rooms (Rizzoli, $50)This spring, renowned interior designer and author Charlotte Moss releases her latest book, Charlotte Moss Decorates, giving readers a glimpse into the methods behind her magic. For each…

Aron Belka

The proliferation of satellite imagery may be changing our daily perception of the world, from the way we understand news events to the way we get driving directions across town. A recent body of work from New Orleans artist Aron…

The Third Annual Renaissance Awards

In the previous issue of New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, we published the first installment of our third annual Renaissance Awards in collaboration with the Preservation Resource Center, honoring those who have added vitality and breathed new life into buildings…

Break out the Bubbly!

With New Year’s Eve festivities behind us, toast to springtime with healthy homemade bubble tea.

Resource Directory

      specialistsAlvarez + Basik Design Group132 N. Cortez St., Suite BNew Orleans504-486-4422www.alvarezbasik.comAlvarez + Basik Design Group provides complete garden services, from initial design through maintenance, for a wide range of clients and styles.Bayou Closets2535 N. Rampart St.New Orleans504-944-8388www.bayouclosets.comBayou Closets provides custom-designed…

A Gardener’s Roots

From Iowa to North Carolina to Missouri to New Orleans, gardening is a constant source of comfort and nourishment.

As Good as Old

Master silversmith Ellis Joubert can flawlessly re-create the works of old masters to help restore antique pieces with broken or lost parts.

Pining Away

Luscious but not lavish, pineapple upside-down cake is an easy everyday way to usher in the lighter days of spring.

Built to Last

New Orleans is a city of old housing stock. Here are some tips to keep your house – and your family – healthy.