New Orleans Art and Design Blog

The Open Shelving Trend in Kitchens... Yea or Nay?

The Open Shelving Trend in Kitchens... Yea or Nay?
     Our new kitchen looks like something out of a magazine.  The plank ceiling, butcher block counters, farm sink... and that open shelving.   It'...

Five Ways to Avoid "Trendy" Decor

Five Ways to Avoid "Trendy" Decor

Plaster patterns on the walls, patina on the iron gates.  What could a designer possibly do to outshine what already shines with such subtlety?

Here are 5 ideas to help you re-imagine without falling into a "trendy" look that will soon be dated:

Use Subtle and Solid tXture to Anchor the Decor...

Use Subtle and Solid tXture to Anchor the Decor...
The thing about decor is that... it's easy to get carried away.  SO easy to get lost in color and accents and grace notes, that an aura of confusi...

300 Years of New Orleans History...

300 Years of New Orleans History...
One has to wonder, what happened here?  Chunks of this brick have not fallen away over time... someone tried to defeat this wall... and lost. I wa...

Texture, Textiles, Touching New Orleans...

Texture, Textiles, Touching New Orleans...
It's ridiculous how mesmerized I can get, just living regular life in New Orleans... I'm like a visual savant, easily hypnotized, and hard to awak...