New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - Summer 2018

clean dreams

Fragrant and gentle cleansing products that make household chores less of a chore

backyard living

From plants to pools and paint to prettying things up, the pros are offering up advice for your outdoor oasis

Sizzling Style

Chef Kevin Belton’s advice for a grill to suit any occassion this summer

Fun in the Sun

Quick and easy pieces to create a stylish outdoor entertaining space

Caribbean Connection

Chef Nina Compton channels memories of her charmed island childhood with this fresh and fruity summer recipe

Firmly planted

Horticulturist Margie Yates Jenkins named to Louisiana Department of Agricluture’s 2018 Hall of Distinction


Boston ferns are a New Orleans, Southern staple

cover up

Give antiques new life with bold, modern fabrics

Life Goes On

Woodworker Paul Troyano gives felled and old trees and wood a second act

Patio Posh

Add luxurious global-market karma to outdoor lounging in your own backyard

Southern nights

  Recently, I’m ashamed to admit, I learned the song “Southern Nights” was written by the late, great, New Orleanian Allan, Toussaint. For years, it never occured to me that anyone other than Glen Campbell wrote it, given his version…

design diary

Summer Reads While you’re laying out by the pool with your summer cocktail, be sure to grab some new reading material and find your next home inspiration. New Orleans-based decorator, writer and designer Sara Ruffin Costello’s new book “Gatekeeper: World…

hot takes

  1. This hand-painted tin pagoda epitomizes chinoiserie chic. Insert a candle and use it as a lantern or fill it with succulents for a terrific terrarium. Sotre, 3933 Magazine St., 504-304-9475,         2.  Amanda Talley is taking…

Child’s Play

Corralling the kid’s stuff with creative solutions, style and whimsy

Sean Friloux

  The Mighty Mississippi has been a powerful presence in artist Sean Friloux’s life. Growing up in Destrehan, he was introduced to its strength, beauty and industry by his grandfather. Today, the river is also a powerful presence in Friloux’s…

Good Gifting

Hostess gifts to get you invited back again and again

A Good Fit

When George Varino found a New Orleans home and an interior designer that met his qualifications, he knew he had a winning combination.

Top Tier

Designer Chad Graci updates a penthouse at One River Place

lush life

Lounging poolside in New Orleans never looked so good