Let’s face it, you ­— and your dog — adore the pet groomer you’ve been seeing for Fluffer’s weekly blowouts for years. The thought of even looking at new toss pillows without consulting your designer (who is practically a therapist at this point) causes your heart to beat faster. When the faucet, toilet or gutters leak, run or need cleaning, respectively, you have the essential pros on speed dial. Our home and design industry professionals, transform our houses into well-appointed, cozy homes, tend our gardens, make the pool sparkle and so much more. Without their knowledge, talent and expertise, our houses would fall apart — quite literally in some cases. That’s why each year, New Orleans Homes magazine — of which I am the editor — asks readers to vote for their favorites.

Visit our Best of Home Ballot between now and June 1 to cast your vote for the New Orleans vendors, experts, shops and all-around pros who keep your home running like a well-oiled machine. We will publish the winners of your best-of-the-best home pros in the Autumn issue of the magazine, so be sure to grab a copy or check it out online in the fall.

Finally, an instance where it’s OK to pick favorites! Go vote!