Category: Style & Design

Unique New Orleans home deserve to be styled to maximize our unique way of living. Enjoy our blog topic on design and décor, and creating a perfect space to call home.

Beach oasis!

Hi Neighbors! I wanted to share some thoughts (and maybe solutions) for a few of the challenges we have living Uptown. When we moved back to NOLA and into our home, there was PLENTY to do, just to be able …

Backyard Solutions in Uptown Read More »

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It’s so tempting.  The spring catalog has just arrived from West Elm, and I can’t help but think, “What’s new in color and texture?  What sort of materials and themes will those designers be showing this year?” I am a …

Five Ways to Avoid “Trendy” Decor Read More »

Delicate blown glass bottles, waiting to be filled.

Two years ago when I decided to commit to our front courtyard as my own “yard,” I dreamed of blooms and vines and everything in happy colors in the spring. My gardening experience boils down to four house plants I’ve …

Your Signature Perfume… And How to Share It Read More »

Creating faux brick looks complicated, but it’s a project of instinct, and is best accomplished by learning to love real brick, studying its textures and colors, then creating a good, straight base of brick – which you will then “age,” …

Faux Brick Tutorial Read More »

Creepy details everywhere...

This serene scene is what I imagine when I think of the holidays… but more and more often, I am caught at the last minute with all my good intentions gone by the wayside, and yet another holiday season weighing …

9 Secrets to Outsmarting the Holiday Rush… Today. Read More »

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      Nearly everyone I know enjoys wine.  It just goes with everything, and I joined the wine club out of pure ignorance.  I wanted to learn, and I wanted an interesting idea that would catch on in NOLA. …

But How Do I Get the Wine? Read More »

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