New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - Winter 2018

The Lost Art of the Letter

1. Air plant. Dunn and Sonnier Antiques Florals and Gifts 3433 Magazine St. 504-524-3235 dunnandsonnier.com  2. Florentine letter box. Dunn and Sonnier Antiques Florals and Gifts 3433 Magazine St. 504-524-3235 dunnandsonnier.com  3. Leather-look hardback journals. Scriptura 5423 Magazine St. 504-897-1555…

Artist Profile: Cristina Molina

Cristina Molina’s art is a confluence of personal things – including her background, education, experience and interests. Yet Molina’s pieces – she works predominantly with still photography and large-scale video installations – explore themes that are relevant to society at…

Comfort and Joy

You’ve run the gamut of winter and summer entertaining. You have done dinners and lunches and brunches and cocktail parties at home. You’ve done picnics and croquet in the park. Did you do an art gallery gathering? Of course you…

Home Renewal: Reno-great

Maybe you’ve bought a new home and want to put your personal stamp on the kitchens and bathrooms. Maybe you’ve owned your home for many years but are selling it and want to increase its value on the open market.…

Bon Vivant: Easy Does It

A few years ago, one of our neighbors suggested a progressive dinner party for our building-wide holiday gathering. One person or couple wouldn’t have too much responsibility or labor. It was a brilliant idea. We did cocktails at my place;…

Inspiration Board: Orient Express

Four light black iron and metal pagoda lantern. shopatabode.com Zeal Deluxe Daybed, a midcentury design multifunctional sofa with adjustable sides, available in light blue, mixed dance aqua petrol, fleshtex dark grey or soft mustard flower as shown. modernmarketlifestyle.com Silky Kyoto…

Comfort Food

English Peas with Cauliflower Cream and Country Ham INGREDIENTS 1 head cauliflower 1 quart milk 8 ounces butter 1 pound English or green peas 3 cups panko bread crumbs 1 cup olive oil 3 lemons 8 ounces country ham salt and…

Price Mix: Going with the Flokati

Now that the cooler, occasionally cold, days are with us, many New Orleans homes may feel decidedly drafty. Adding a soft rug to sink your toes into will bring a touch of warmth, and style, to your home’s design palette,…

For the Garden: Urban Oasis

Amidst the whoop of sirens, the growl of motorcycles and the constant throb of traffic on the Pontchartrain Expressway, one finds peace and calm in a verdant oasis on South Rampart Street. In the heart of Central City, Paradigm Gardens…

Ask the Experts: The Stone (and Tile) Age

Options in hard surfaces like tile and stone are continually expanding and evolving, giving homeowners more choices to make than ever. Whether you want hard surfaces with a subtle, soft appeal or a stony, rustic intensity, you can just about…

Home Grown: Orchids

1 DIVA DEBUNK Orchids are not the primadonna of plants. With the proper information anyone can successfully grow beautiful orchids. 2 BREATHING ROOM Never pot an orchid in potting soil; the roots will suffocate in the dense soil. Use a growing medium such…

Last Indulgence: Decadent Drizzles & Dips

We’ve used extra virgin olive oil for cooking for years and historically opted for the economical store brand. After buying a bottle of Stonehouse California Olive Oil on a trip to San Francisco last year however, I was a convert…

Living with Antiques: Not Goodbye

In 2007, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles editor in chief Errol Laborde called to ask me if I would be interested in writing the antiques column for the magazine. Of course, it depended on my meeting with the editor, Eve…

Masters of Their Craft: Ice, Ice Baby

Exquisite glassware and house-made bitters are just some of the things that make up the perfect craft cocktail. These trendy concoctions focus on high quality ingredients and ask only that as you imbibe you take your time to savor the…

Trendwatch: Game of Throws

Longhair Brazilian Cowhides (hanging) and Tito Agnoli Modular Sectional at Katie Koch Home; Vintage Wool Throw Blanket at Sunday Shop; Shearling ‘Brady’ Counter Stool at Eclectic Home. Bloom & Give Cotton and Wool Jacquard Throw at Sotre; Velvet-backed Kilim Pillows…

Editor's Note: Home for the Holidays

When it comes to holiday entertaining, I like to keep it simple. In fact, that’s my motto for all entertaining. Effortlessly chic is always in style, so whether its a cocktail party or a sit down dinner and no matter…

A Whiter Shade of Pale

The homeowners are well versed in decorating and designing using a palette of every hue and shade of white imaginable. The artwork next to the armoire in the living room is by Tony Mose. The mirror front armoire is from…

Design Diary

Fresh, hot bread buzz Bellegarde Bakery, which many New Orleanians have been enjoying for years through local retailers and eateries, including Whole Foods, Simone’s Market, Martin Wine Cellar, St. James Cheese, Bar Frances, Lilette, Palace Café or via the company’s…

Kitchens and Baths

Contractor: Dragan Zegvic Architect: Daniel Zangara Cabinets: Conner Millworks Flooring: Rosa’s Hardword Flooring *most floors were original to the house but were restained and refinished. Backsplash: Pieri Tile and Marble Co. Countertops: Pieri Tile and Marble Co. Tile: Pieri Tile…

Get Organized: Fa la la voilà

For many, the day after Christmas is the time to take advantage of all the deals on festive decorations, holiday décor and all things that make this season so special. However, as your collection grows you’ll need some Christmas storage solutions…