New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - Winter 2020

Ask the Experts | Colorways

Designers have been expressing a lot of excitement over the last year on the reemergence of color in home design, as all white rooms give way…

Price Mix | Impressed

Chic, sleek and classic, French press coffee makers are coffee connoisseurs’ favorite way to brew their morning, afternoon or post-dinner cup. French press makers do not employ paper filters, thus letting the natural oils and flavors of the coffee bloom…

Inspiration Board | Cozy Corner

Jaclyn settee from eclectichome.net   Dark Rose sheepskin pelt from sundayshop.co   Bubblegum Lady in Burgundy from perchneworleans.myshopify.com   Scissor Wall Lamp from eclectichome.net   “Lotus” wallpaper by Farrow & Ball from sprucenola.com   Table by French artist Jean-Pierre Viot…

Home Renewal | Home Checklist

Owning a house brings with it many responsibilities. Some parts of upkeep and maintenance are easy to remember. For example, if you forget to mow your lawn, you’ll notice it when the grass becomes overgrown. But there are many things…

Borne Again

  Church jokes and references pepper the conversation when Robin and Scott Borne talk about their Mid-City house, which was once a Lutheran church. For instance, the couple affectionately call their residence the “Borne Again Church.” They moved the…

Down to the Wire

A large abstract by artist Tony Mose hangs behind the sofa. The palette of persimmon in the living room was chosen because it reminded the designers of Kristin and is carried through to the keeping room,…

Trendwatch | Go Bold

Whimsical black and white striped ball pillow, double-sided black and white eye pillows featuring inverted colorways and embroidery stitched Eye of Horus, the ancient Egyptian symbol for royalty, good health and protection, knobby brown Moro Orb Cushion in Jacquard cotton,…

Masters of Their Craft | Bohemian Dreams

Liz Kamarul is a professional home stager, interior designer and artist. She’s also a blogger with a healthy Instagram following of 126,000 followers. Kamarul gets a lot of inspiration from fellow Instagrammers and describes her style as Bohemian. She…

Home Grown | Paradise Found

1 What? Known for its stunning tropical flowers, the bird of paradise is a staple in many New Orleans courtyards, backyards and patios. The vibrant flowers nestle among thick green leaves and look as if cranes are delicately perched in…

For the Garden | Planting seeds

Krystle Sims-Cameron’s first experience growing food was a plum tree. At age 6, she planted a plum pit in the corner of her yard. “My mom told me that it was pointless to plant it,” she says. “Years later, on…

Ready, Set, Roast.

Dijon Roasted Chicken 1 3-3.5 pound chicken broken down into 8 pieces (or your favorite cuts of chicken) 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes cut into wedges 2 medium red onions, sliced 10-12 whole cloves garlic 1 red bell pepper, julienned…

Bon Vivant | Party People

With slightly loosened restrictions and friend and family “pods” (groups of people who have agreed to follow the same safety protocols so they can socialize without social distancing), party people are eager for do’s and don’ts. We are all making…

Artist Profile

  In a time when the lower half of the human face is often obscured by a mask, artist and attorney Jeff Pastorek’s work offers a welcome window into the range of emotions faces communicate. His colorful grids of…

Get Organized | Neat Nook

Even for those who find mornings challenging, a well-organized and well-appointed breakfast nook can be the perfect place to launch one’s busy day, the comfy corner to lazily brunch on the weekend or the oasis to wind down after that…

Style | PILLOW TALK

  Unusual Containers and Vases Flowers and plants are gifts from nature and they deserve to be showcased in really special vessels. I’m especially keen on bold and whimsical ceramic pieces made by artisans in Italy. Sud, sudneworleans.com   Design…

Editor’s Note

Cozy, comfortable, warm, homey and snug continue to be my design inspiration words or theme, as we navigate the pandemic. Soft throw blankets and hot chocolate have dominated many of my days and evenings lately and I’m not alone in…