New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - Summer 2021

Home Renewal | Landscaping 101

When you own a home, your lawn and yard are your responsibility. If you don’t think to take care of these spaces, it won’t get done. Most people remember to do things like mow lawns because it’s an obvious task.…

Inspiration Board | Life Al Fresco

  Adan Planter, from Villa Vici, villavici.com   Outdoor Rocky Beach Terrazzo Stool, artisan-crafted from terrazzo concrete, from Arhaus, arhaus.com   Outdoor round concrete fire pit,…

Predestined

Right: In the living room, Eclectic Homes suggested a high gloss emerald green paint for the ceiling to compliment the reupholstered Louis the XVI arm chairs and the yellow and blue wallpaper with chimerical blossoms. “I…

Design Diary | Nascent Venture

Hattie Collins, owner of the erstwhile Hattie Sparks boutique, recently forayed into the world of decorating. Though the boutique — which specialized in women’s clothing, unique jewelry and gift items, accent pieces and art — is now closed, it served…

Nate Sheaffer

  Nate Sheaffer began an art career that has spanned nearly 40 years by blowing glass while in college at the University of North Carolina. By the time he graduated in 1986 with a degree in German, working with…

Bright Ideas | Staying Cool

Denizen of the French Quarter, Peter Patout knows classical Southern homes. As both an architecture historian and licensed historic property realtor, Patout says there’s much to be gleaned from the structures of old New Orleans houses. Going back to the…

Gatherings | Goodness To-Go

Picnic Pasta Salad with Oregano Dill Dressing Serves 6-8 Dressing 1 ½ cups vegan mayo ½ cup finely chopped fresh oregano ½ cup finely chopped fresh dill 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons nutritional…

Style | Well Edited

Acrylic display pieces Boxes, plinths or pedestals in acrylic or lucite transform ordinary objects into stunning displays of art. Tara Shaw, tarashaw.com.   Handwoven baskets Perfect for bringing texture into an otherwise sleek space and for containing everything from plants…

Last Indulgence | Perky Pillows

When it comes to decorating, sometimes it just takes a small accessory to change things up. Enter colorful throw pillows that can really brighten up a space, especially when it comes to…

Down to Details

The breakfast area features polished Italian porcelain tile floors installed by Keller Tile; a hand-forged bronze-base table with Japanese patina finish; a twig-shaped brass and bronze pendant light by Global Views; Uttermost Selam wing chairs with…

Editor's Note

  THIS TIME LAST YEAR, my husband and I were planning Sunday drives and chicken and champagne picnics, in addition to any other form of safe entertainment we could cook up. The city…

MULLIN

  One positive takeaway from the last year is that homeowners are embracing their outdoor spaces more than ever and experiencing the joys of having a lush and relaxing space. For Mullin, this means more opportunities to use the…

Bon Vivant | Brunch Bunch

In May, I june the 11-month mark of a year-long alcohol-free challenge. (It’s going well, I don’t miss booze and I feel great, thanks for asking!) I like to celebrate these milestones with treats and rewards, including creating alcohol-free versions…

High and Dry

Summer fashion and design go beyond the latest in swimwear when hitting the water. What you choose to wrap yourself up in after a dip also counts. We’ve selected the best beach, cabana and poolside towels that will keep you…

Nowhere to Go But Up

The elevated deck features an outdoor kitchen and dining area with built-in seating. The dining table is custom, with chairs from Ledge Lounger. The fan tile in the pool is from Stafford Tile & Stone. Facing…

Ask the Experts | New Life

The home design and décor industries are getting a lot of attention this year as homeowners — having experienced an all new way of life — are more interested in the colors, shapes and…

Home Grown | Garlic

1 Use Cultivated for the distinct flavor of its bulb, garlic is a robust and frequently used ingredient in almost everyone’s kitchen. Additionally, it has many medicinal applications, especially for regulating blood pressure. 2 Learn Garlic is in the same…

Get Organized | Curated Cabana

Ah, the pool house. It gives swimmers a place to freshen up and enjoy a snack or drink. Plus, guests aren’t tramping through the house in dripping swimsuits. But with all of the use — toys, floats, pool equipment, wet…

For the Garden | Zen and Now

Local landscape architect Robin Tanner doesn’t have a formal resume or a detailed curriculum vitae but his extraordinary work can be found throughout the city. Much of it beautifies the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park. “Robin Tanner’s landscape…

Trendwatch | Pool Party!

Nothing says summertime quite like a waterside soiree. These vibrant picks for al fresco entertaining are sure to make a splash. Chair, gingham tablecloth and striped throw pillow: Robert Wengler chair woven of Manau and Tohiti rattan, linen gingham tablecloth…

Why Use the BBB?

When you need work done on your home, there’s a lot on your mind. It’s a costly venture inside your house (an already expensive endeavor), so you likely feel a strong pressure to get it right. Hiring the wrong contractor…

Advertising Directory

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Parade of Homes

Free and open to the public   hbagno.org/paradeofhomes   Danos Development 606 Tall Oaks Ct. Belle Chasse 504-738-4434 Flick Homes 170 Green Trials Dr. Belle Chasse 504-329-9032 Flick Homes 103 Kellywood Ct. Belle Chasse 504-329-9033 Hoskin Homes 110 Hardwood Dr.…