The flecks of juicy orange on this natural flax background will have you seeing spots. Available in 20-inch square and lumbar sizes, local blogger and decorator Whitney J. designs and handmakes pillows in her eponymous collection to reflect the energy and vitality of a new generation of New Orleans design enthusiasts. whitenyjdecor.com.
The Ro-Sham-Beaux Genevieve table lamp gives off a beachy-chic vibe even in the most urban settings. Its curvy base has a multifaceted matte white finish that softly glimmers when it catches the light thanks to elegant brass accents. An oversized linen drum shade and wispy jute tassel finish the look and enhance its organic design sensibility. Connie Seitz Interiors (by appointment only), 839 Heavens Drive Suite A, Mandeville, 235-1193, ro-sham-beaux.com.
In their eighth collaboration, “Garden Legacy,” local preservationists Mary Louise Mossy Christovich and Roulhac Bunkley Toledano explore the French-American tradition of landscape design and how French settlers in New Orleans adapted garden prototypes from the era of Louis XIV to suit the small-scale gardens of colonial Louisiana. Their sumptuously illustrated survey showcases period maps and prints from North American and European institutions; the 19th-century plan-book collection of the New Orleans Notarial Archives; and contemporary memoirs of early Louisiana settlers and naturalists. The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal Street, 523-4662, hnoc.org.
A Bit of Bling
This season, tiny tables are all the rage and this one truly sparkles. Designed by John-Richard, this faceted-glass end table is perfectly proportioned for a cocktail or coffee cup. Like jewelry for the home, it dresses up a living room, bedroom, or any room in need of a little glam. Haven Custom Furnishings, 300 Jefferson Highway Suite 102, 304-2144, havencustomfurnishings.com.
Stirring Things Up
Kettle-brewed in small batches, The Owl’s Brew is the first ever tea-inspired all-natural mixer made from tea leaves, fruits, spices and herbs. Available in a variety of flavors, it mixes well with vodka, tequila, rum, whiskey, gin, or champagne and provides the at-home-entertainer an effortless way to offer craft cocktails. The Fresh Market, 3338 St. Charles Ave., 895-5160 and 755 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 831-0784, owlsbrew.com.
Drawing on today’s bright colors and bold patterns, Hatcher Design has reinvented a classic design staple it in an effortlessly cool way. Their chalky white intaglios are individually cast in porcelain plaster, backed on hand-dyed Himalayan rice paper and presented in neon acrylic cubes giving the Old World favorites fresh flair. Katie Koch Home, 3905 Magazine St., 410-1415, katiekochhome.com.