The rejuvenation of spring doesn’t only apply to cleaning – give your home a facelift by incorporating fresh, original looks to your indoor and outdoor spaces. From art to furniture to appliances, these pieces will give an updated feel to your favorite rooms.
Great cooking is essential for a great outdoor living space, especially in a mild New Orleans spring. This Adgas outdoor kitchen includes 642 square inches of cooking surface, use with natural or LP gas, two-piece stainless steel rod cooking grids, porcelain briquettes and stainless steel warming rack and dual control burner – plus many more features. The concrete countertop is available in a variety of colors, and the barbecue even features a side cooker with a heavy-duty cast iron burner and stainless steel cover. Adgas Outdoor Cooking Products, 2626 Music St.,
For an instant upgrade, a timeless statement piece provides the perfect effect. This Mango wood and antiqued mirror cabinet is both aesthetically unique and functional. The variations in tone and texture give a classic yet comfortable feel to the room. The cabinet is 50 inches in width, 17 in depth and 97 in height. Eclectic Home, 8211 Oak St., 866-6654, eclectichome.net
Sometimes an entire room needs its own renovation – this “Swedish Cottage” design includes an Yves Delorme custom French bed, a French Laundry loveseat with ruffle welt detail, a Maison drop-leaf solid mahogany desk with custom damask pattern, a heavily washed antique-look wool rug, exclusive Home & Garden secretary and
a Suzanne Kassler Percival chandelier. Home & Garden: A Plant Gallery Store, 2033 Highway 190, Covington, (985) 875-7576, handg.com
If there’s one room that New Orleanians cherish, it’s the kitchen – the place where both meals and memories are made. Splash some color on your kitchen surfaces with these custom handmade terra cotta tiles created in America, perfect for countertops, backsplashes, walls and more. Stafford Tile & Stone, 5234 Magazine St., 895-5000, staffordtile.com
Let your New Orleans attitude shine with a hand-painted, one-of-a-kind wall hanging that can be customized with such uniquely local sayings as “Let the good times roll” and “Throw me something, mister.” In an eclectic touch, the indoor- and outdoor-friendly art is embellished with decorative beer bottle tops. Little Miss Muffin, 766 Harrison Ave., 482-8200; 244 Metairie Road, Metairie, 833-6321, shoplittlemissmuffin.com
The influence of John James Audubon is prevalent throughout Louisiana and New Orleans, from his namesake nature institute to the iconic depictions of wildlife in his art. This winter egret 10-inch platter from Hazelnut’s exclusive Audubon series is handmade by Laurel Wilder and features the classic imagery of Audubon wildlife.
Hazelnut, 5515 Magazine St., 891-2424, hazelnutneworleans.com
These handmade ceramic plates are the perfect piece for both indoor and outdoor dining; they transition from the kitchen to the patio seamlessly and provide a bright and whimsical touch to the meal. Judy at the Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 891-7018, judyattherink.com