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Color Destination: Charleston

This summer we wanted to feature a few colorful destinations from around the world. We thought we’d start with Charleston, South Carolina, another jewel of the South that reminds many of New Orleans. It wasn’t surprising to learn that the city has been voted one of the most colorful cities in the world. From the pastel houses found on Rainbow Row to the vivid greens and

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Design Trend: Rustic Décor

The heat and humidity in New Orleans can be so bad that we find ourselves spending more time indoors, which can lead to some serious cabin fever. Luckily I have been daydreaming about spending some quality time in the rustic style homes. I love a mountain retreat this time of year! Take a look at these rustic decor ideas to help bring a little cabin living

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Colorful Kitchen Backsplashes

Add drama and interest to your kitchen with a colorful kitchen backsplash. A “splash” of color is exactly what is needed in these all-white kitchens.   Let the backsplash inspire the rest of your kitchen design, right down to the cabinets. We love the fresh look of this subway green tile backsplash. Create a focal point with your kitchen backsplash. According to HGTV, “A beautiful backsplash

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Bastille Day- French Inspired Design

Joyeux Quatorze Juillet, or as we Americans say, Happy Bastille Day! This Saturday, July 14th, the French celebrate the storming of the Bastille, which marked the beginning of the French Revolution. Bastille Day is also celebrated here in New Orleans, after all La Nouvelle-Orléans is named after Philippe d’Orléans, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France. So today, in celebration of our French heritage I wanted to

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Style Watch: Ric Rac

Maybe your grandmother sewed it on a summer outfit for you as a child or you had ric rac bedding, either way this popular 1970s pattern is gaining popularity in the 21st century. The ric rac trend is a great way to add color, pattern, and texture to a room. Take a look at today’s version of ric rac. Schumacher’s Ric Rac fabric in Midnight is

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Kerri McCaffety’s New Orleans New Elegance

Award-winning photographer Kerri McCaffety’s newly released “New Orleans New Elegance” takes a look inside the city’s “most innovative and iconic interiors in a quest to define the essence of the unique New Orleans style.” From the “grandeur of the Greek revival architecture” to an “infusion of contemporary energy,” McCaffety captures the essence of New Orleans beautifully through the lens of her camera. For those of you

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July 4th Design Inspiration

Tomorrow is July 4th and in honor of America’s birthday, I wanted to feature some great interior spaces incorporating red, white and blue.       So whether you are looking for the perfect outfit to wear to that outdoor barbecue…     Or a way to take a break from your hectic work week…     Do it with style and a touch of some

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