New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - Spring 2019

Editor's Note: Spring Fever

Confession: I have kitchen envy. coming from people who love to cook and  also loving to cook myself exacerbates the condition. Thankfully, our current kitchen is at least efficient. The “triangle” is — pardon the pun — on point. Whether…

Five & Up

Carter looked to Galatoire’s Restaurant for inspiration when choosing the kitchen floor. Subway tiles, sourced through Stafford Tile & Stone, were cut into the desired pattern. The butcher block island counter was custom made by NOLA Boards. Iron chandelier by Chris…

Design Diary

Get Planted Unleash your inner green thumb and get creative at FAIT Nola’s spring workshops. A studio with roots to the natural world, FAIT guides customers in arranging, mounting, potting and assembling exotic plants to bring into their homes. Create…

Finishing Touches

FAUCETS 1. Moen Align 2. Brizo Litze 3. Brizo Talo 4. Kohler Purist LCR 2601 L and A Road, Metairie 504-378-8300 lcrnola.com COUNTERTOPS 1. Silestone Eternal Marquina Quartz 2. Cambria Levven Quartz 3. Bianco Superiore Quartzite 4. Cambria White Cliff…

Style: Branching Out

1. Handpainted Sarrancolin placemat. E. Lee Jahncke Fine Finishes, 926 Valmont St., 939-7987, eleejahncke.com 2. Custom frames. Uptown Frames, 237 Broadway St., 866-1576, uptownframes.com 3. Dessert plate. JADE, 324 Metairie Rd., 875-4420, jadenola.com 4. Embroidered pillow (insert included but not…

Home Renewal: On Trend

When buying or building a home, it is always best to be ahead of the curve. No one wants to feel their house is obsolete or outdated. But New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles Magazine is here to tell you what’s…

Get Organized: Costume Closet Basics

New Orleanians know what it takes to make an event beyond brilliant: food, intoxicants, music, glitter and costumes — and not just during Mardi Gras. Throughout the year, there are dozens of opportunities for costuming. But are your dress-up duds…

Inspiration Board: Lighten Up

Wilson chandelier from Eclectic Home eclectichome.net Nicole Charbonnet’s “Erased Audubon” from the Arthur Roger Gallery, arthurrogergallery.com Cole & Son ‘Woods’ wallpaper from Spruce, sprucenola.com Dark linen sheepskin pelt from Sunday Shop, sundayshop.co White Seda sectional sofa from Villa Vici, villavici.com…

Artist Profile: Julie Silvers

“Free, loose, colorful, happy” are words that Julie Silvers uses to describe her art.  While angst is a common theme in art, Silvers’ works articulate the uncontainable positivity and exuberance that reside in her soul. “My art makes me happy…

Price Mix: Springing for Linens

$248 Maximum Comfort Hawkins NY Simple Linen Bedding, $248 per king sheet, fitted and flat sheets sold separately. Made from Belgium linen, and finished in Portugal, these stonewashed sheets just may become your best friends ever. Available in a wide…

Bon Vivant: Biscuits 101

There is something special about offering houseguests warm, homemade biscuits. Whether it’s during a little welcome reception upon their arrival to your home or in the morning when they make their way to the kitchen for coffee, biscuits are a…

Ask the Experts: Seasons Change

Punxsutawney Phil predicted a quick spring arrival this year, and as early as Groundhog Day, Oriental magnolia trees were already splashing the landscape with striking pinks and whites, hinting at the coming change of the seasons in early February. Just…

Gatherings: Fresh Catch

Lemon Roasted Grouper INGREDIENTS 4 6-oz grouper fillets, skin off 2 oz lemon juice 2 oz lemon-infused olive oil 2 lemons, each thinly sliced into 12 even rounds 4 sprigs of fresh thyme 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed, stems peeled,…

Last Indulgence: Toweling Off

One of life’s simplist pleasures is grabbing a fresh, soft towel after a shower or bath and enveloping yourself in it. The choice of towel is of course crucial to just how comforting and luxurious you want it to be…

For the Garden: Get Your Hands Dirty

Some girls yearn for emeralds and pearls, and some desire Jimmy Choo shoes. For me, my heart soars when the mail carrier delivers pretty little envelopes of seeds, glorious seeds. Avid gardeners know they get more variety options, healthier crops…

Masters of Their Craft: Dream Weaver

In the French Quarter the brass bands and buskers jam out while tourists revel day and night. The noise and excitement of this historic neighborhood is invigorating. But just a few blocks from Jackson Square there is a small storefront,…

Trendwatch: Animal Love

Mold-and scratch-resistant cork dog bed at Queork, queork.com; scarf and chew toy by Amanda Stone Talley at Studio Amanda Talley, amandatalley.com. Playful food and water bowls and hand-embroidered pillow, available in an assortment of breeds at Perch, perch-home.com; The American…

Renovation of the Year

A sunny nook in the kitchen is furnished with a table and chairs by Abode. Pendant fixture by Robert Abbey. The exterior was renovated through refinement and re-articulation of the cornice, fusing the dormer windows into a single clerestory, installing…