Fancy Faucets
Trends may come and go, but precious stones are always en vogue. With that in mind, THG Paris has created the Vogue Collection to bring a little “bling-bling” into the bathroom. The luxury bath series features exotic gems, including turquoise, gray agate, rose quartz, smoky quartz and amethyst. THG Paris, 954/425-8225, or go to

Breath of Fresh Air
For hard-to-vent homes, Thermador’s new Pivot Lift Hood combines state-of-the-art technology with a bold, chiseled look. It’s distinguished by a pivoting glass canopy that can be lowered to effectively clear away smoke or lifted for more headroom or ease during cleaning. Thermador, Nordic Kitchens and Baths, 4437 Veterans Blvd, Metairie, 888-2300, or
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Good Scents
k. hall designs recently unveiled five new scents for its popular reed diffuser line that are delicate, fragrant and true to their names  —  Honeysuckle, Washed Cotton, Currant, Clary Sage and Peony. Each blend is made of natural ingredients and then put in a shatterproof amber bottle to protect it from light and maintain the integrity of the scent.  But perhaps the most notable new additions to the line are the handmade ceramic diffuser vases by renowned ceramicist Barbara Eigen of Eigen Arts. The vases are created in soft neutral tones to complement the k. hall style. Daphne, 304 E. Boston St., Covington, 985/893-5398.

Wild Thing
“Chic and sleek” aptly describes the look of this versatile couture cocktail table. Resting atop a black lacquer base is a removable tray made of eggshell in an ostrich pattern and adorned with nickel accents. Shop of the Two Sisters, 1800 Magazine St., 525-2747,

Charles Faudree Interiors (Gibbs Smith, $40)
One of the most beloved designers of Country French interiors, Charles Faudree has been working his magic on homes domestically and internationally for more than 35 years. His latest book, Charles Faudree Interiors, continues to reveal his versatility in classic and international styles and showcases his newest designs, including his own private cabin in the Oklahoma countryside, a tropical island retreat and a chic metropolitan high-rise. In a personal, engaging manner, Faudree walks readers through the challenges and successes of his newest designs, which prove that Country French can keep its traditional spirit and still be modern, surprising and edgy.


Coming Up Roses 
Purchased through a father-daughter team of antique dealers at a small booth at Marché aux Puces in Paris, this two-tier, seven-light tole chandelier is an original creation by an early-20th-century French artist. The otherwise feminine floral bouquets gain a rustic, romantic charm thanks to a natural timeworn patina. Balzac Antiques, 3506 Magazine St.,

At Your Service 
Although the days of valets have come and gone, it is still possible to get personal attention. Handmade in Italy of solid brass with an antique finish, the Victorian lady towel bar is a truly unique piece for the powder room — and the next best thing to a bathroom attendant. Accessories in Brass,
4537 Magazine St., 899-6237,


Quick Fix
Fear of commitment? Funky Home Stickers in various shapes and sizes are the perfect temporary solution for battling the blahs when it comes to wall décor. An interesting innovation by Nouvelles Images, these nontoxic wall stickers quickly and easily adhere to almost any surface and won’t damage walls and other surfaces underneath. Nouvelles Images,

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