New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - Winter 2012

Anita Cooke

New Orleans artist Anita Cooke says there’s no narrative to her works, which are large collages of paint and reconfigured canvas. But these “sewn constructions,” as she calls them, are not purely abstract either. Once you get behind her process,…


Raising the Bar Designer Kathy Slater is on a roll – literally – with her locally made Orleans bar cart. Available in aged gold leaf and aged silver leaf finishes, it’s the newest addition to her namesake table collection. With…

Kidding Around

Combining fashion and whimsy, these children’s rooms are proof that having kids doesn’t mean sacrificing style.

Give & Learn

Here’s a quick primer on appropriate hostess gifts for every occasion you might encounter during the busy holiday season.

Waste Not, Want Not

Adaptive reuse is not just good for the environment; it’s also good for your wallet and your décor.

Spiffing Up

De-cluttering your home on an everyday basis can make it so much more comfortable and livable.

All that Sparkles

From champagne to fireworks to the glittery pageantry of Carnival, ‘tis the season to sparkle!

Going Native

When starting from scratch with your garden, native plants are usually a fail-safe option.

Creative Community

Mallory Whitfield, aka Miss Malaprop, works with artists around the city while also generating unique, popular and award-winning work of her own

Home Away from Home

Lisa Donofrio and Brian Valzania split their time between New York and New Orleans, but their Creole cottage in the French Quarter is second to none.

2012 Design Masters

The Swedish-style chandelier, custom-made dining table and Louis Philippe buffet are from Source. The 18th-century French chairs are from Piranesi Antiques.