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Stylish New Orleans Showhouse

Chic reigns supreme at the Southern Style Now Designer Showhouse in New Orleans

Written by Clara Haneberg
  • Brittany Ambridge

    No one does classic quite like Southerners. And it doesn’t get any more Southern than St. Charles Avenue in the bustling Uptown District of New Orleans. An 1895 Queen Anne Victorian—complete with stained-glass windows, wrought-iron trim, and an adjacent guest cottage—was the ideal setting for our Southern Style Now Designer Showhouse. 

    Photography: Brittany Ambridge

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    Courtyard by Kenneth Rabalais, Jennifer Rabalais & Tina Lagasse

    In conjunction with the Southern Style Now Festival, 28 designers with strong Southern ties transformed the home of newlyweds James and Brett Lapeyre to benefit the Preservation Center of New Orleans. See why the second stop on our national showhouse tour is a true decorator’s delight. 

    Landscaping, plants, garden details, and accessories: The Plant Gallery, theplantgallery.com.
    Pavers (“Standard Pavers” in 8x8 and 4x8-inch sizes); color (“Waterwheel”): Azek Building Products, azek.com.
    Siding on main house (“HardiePlank Lap Siding”): James Hardie, jameshardie.com.
    Exterior wall paint (“Ancestral” #20-1, Red Seal Exterior , in Satin); trim paint on exterior base (“Ancestral” #20-1, Accolade Semi-Gloss): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.

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    Living Room by Shaun Smith

    Shaun Smith ensured the living room met New Orleanian expectations. Exterior views, portable furniture, and whimsical accents were all musts. The classic-but-current arrangement features a clean-lined slipper chair and sofa, a round ottoman, and a vintage armchair in geometric Fortuny fabric atop Stanton’s sea-grass rug. 

    Monogrammed pillow on slipper chair: B. Viz Design, bviz.com.
    Pair of chests (antique); Shaun Smith Home, shaunsmithhome.com.
    Black lamps on chests (“Wide Zig Zag”): Christopher Spitzmiller, christopherspitzmiller.com.
    Pedestals (acrylic): Shaun Smith Home, shaunsmithhome.com.
    Stone horse sculptures: Bremermann Designs, bremermanndesigns.com.
    Large vase holding flowers on coffee table: by Julie Silvers, juliesilvers.com.
    Bronze sculpture on coffee table and Euro occasional table (17th-century Italian bed finials): antique.
    Abstract art: by Mallory Page, mallorypage.com.
    Art over chest (19th-century oil): Shaun Smith Home, shaunsmithhome.com.
    Brass obelisk on chest: vintage.
    Daybed (antique, French): Bremermann Designs, bremermannsdesigns.com.
    Daybed fabric (“Camo Isole”/Army #5743): Fortuny, fortuny.com.
    Bolster-pillow fabric (“Adamo & Eva”/Olive): Dedar, dedar.com

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    Living Room by Shaun Smith

    Eighteenth-century Italian bed finials ornament the acrylic drinks table and glass-and-brass coffee table. “I wanted it to feel collected, not decorated,” Smith says. Flowing, white-silk draperies adorn the windows. Abstract art incorporates bursts of color. A rococo-style mirror crowns an antique console while a Noguchi lantern hangs overhead. 

    Interior designer: Shaun Smith, Shaun Smith Home, 3947 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70015; 504/896-1020, shaunsmithhome.com

    Wall and trim paint (“Off White” #32-31): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Seagrass rug (“Cameroon”/Natural): Stanton, stantoncarpet.com.
    White cowhide rug: Shaun Smith Home, shaunsmithhome.com.
    Hanging light (“Akari Light Sculpture” #120A): Noguchi, noguchi.org.
    Drapery (“Whisper II” #190J6921): JF Fabrics, jffabrics.com.
    Sofa (“Norman” #SF638G-SK); slipper chair (“Baldwin Slipper Chair” #CH615): Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, ef-lm.com.
    Sofa and slipper-chair fabric (“Watermill”/Cloud #30421.101): Kravet, kravet.com.
    Slipper-chair seat cushion (“New York New York”/Camel); sofa pillow (“Louis”/Oro #006): Dedar, dedar.com.
    Side table by slipper chair (“Euro Occasional Table” #K220901K): Allan-Knight & Assoc., allan-knight.com.
    Coffee table (vintage glass-and-brass): The Uptowner Antiques, 504/891-7700.
    Armchair (vintage brass leg armchair #CHA7805A): Wirthmore Antiques, wirthmoreantiques.com.
    Armchair fabric (“Dissolvenza”/Ecru and Black #5754): Fortuny, fortuny.com.
    Ottoman (custom): Shaun Smith Home, shaunsmithhome.com.
    Ottoman fabric (“La Mordoree”/Bois #26872-001): Scalamandré, scalamandre.com.
    Console (antique); chest (antique); Shaun Smith Home, shaunsmithhome.com.
    Art to right of console: Alexis Walter Art, alexiswalter.com.
    Mirror over console (Rococo-stye, 18th century): Petricia Thompson Antiques, 504/897-5477.
    Statue on console (antique Italian); crystal point on console: Shaun Smith Home, shaunsmithhome.com.
    Silver vase on console; black urn under console: antique.
    Black table lamp (“Wide Zig Zag”); gold table lamp (“Single Gourd”): Christopher Spitzmiller, christopherspitzmiller.com.
    Large vase holding flowers on coffee table: by Julie Silvers, juliesilvers.com.
    Abstract art (Citron Green/Black Abstract): by Mallory Page, mallorypage.com.
    Box on coffee table; books; obelisk (vintage): Shaun Smith Home, shaunsmithhome.com.
    Bronze sculpture on coffee table and Euro occasional table (17th-century Italian bed finials): antique.  

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    Foyer & Stairwell by Melissa Rufty

    Melissa Rufty put a modern spin on the ancient craft of marbling in the foyer and stairwell. She collaborated with textile designer Paige Cleveland of Rule of Three to create the marbleized fabric panels with warm pops of terra-cotta. “The colors are reminiscent of sun-kissed buildings seen throughout Charleston, Savannah, and the Vieux Carré of New Orleans,” Rufty says. Lush botanicals, geometric stairwell carpet, and striped Scalamandré draperies complete the welcoming entry.  

    Interior designer: Melissa Rufty, Melissa Rufty Design Studio, 3806 Magazine St., Suite 1, New Orleans, LA 70115; 504/899-7020, melissarufty.com.

    Wall fabric (custom marbleized fabric ,“Stone Plume”/Satsuma): by Paige Cleveland, Rule of Three, ruleofthreestudio.com.
    Door and trim paint (“Feather Gray” #32-27); risers, spindles, post, ceiling paint (“Designer White” #33-1): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Stair carpet (“Nadira”/Gold Mahogany, colorway discontinued): Stark, starkcarpet.com.
    Drapery (“Kent Stripe”/Ebony #36395-008): Scalamandré, scalamandre.com.
    Plant at bottom of stairs: Antiques on Jackson, 504/524-8201.  

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    Study by Michel Smith Boyd

    “I wanted the study to feel authentic to NOLA,” says designer Michel Smith Boyd. Matelassé draperies dress the bay window, framed in decorative molding, while Thibaut’s extra-fine sisal wraps the ceiling and walls. A vintage curved sofa upholstered in rich red velvet provides a perch for sipping cognac and admiring art. The colorful Clintel Steed portrait reminded Boyd of jazz music and was the first piece he selected for the space. Circa Lighting’s aged-iron pendant and triple-arm floor lamp illuminate the escape.

    Interior designer: Michel Smith Boyd, SmithBoyd Interiors, 404/402-4224, michelsmithboyd.com.

    Wallcovering (“Shang Extra Fine Sisal”/Ash #T41176, Grasscloth Resource 3 Collection): Thibaut, thibautdesign.com.
    Trim paint (“Diplomat Gray” #33-21): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Chandelier (“Hatton Large Pendant”/Aged Iron #S5048, by Barry Goralnick for Visual Comfort); floor lamp (“Sommerard Triple Arm Floor Lamp” #ARN1009, by Aerin for Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Drapery (“Royal Flush”/Greenbacks #3750/04, by Great Plains): Holly Hunt, hollyhunt.com.
    Drapery hardware (Quick Ship Collection by Paris Texas Hardware): Duralee, duralee.com.
    Portrait in window: by Clintel Steed, clintelsteed.carbonmade.com.
    Sofa (vintage): Sarah Cyrus Home, sarahcyrus.com.
    Sofa fabric (“Palais”/Claret #F0649/05, velvet): Clarke & Clarke, clarke-clarke.com.
    Sofa pillow, left (“Golden Sunburst”/Silverbirch #3337/05, Tony Duquette Collection): Jim Thompson Fabrics. jimthompsonfabrics.com.
    Sofa pillow, center: Townhouse by Robert Brown Showroom, robertbrowninteriordesign.com/townhouse.
    Sofa pillow, right (“Christobal”/Gold #F3111001): Pierre Frey, pierrefrey.com.
    Area rug (“Staccato,” by Kelly Wearstler): The Rug Co., therugcompany.com.
    Drink tables (“Half Circle Drink Stands” #TB-CS-01): Coup D’Etat, coupdetatsf.com.
    Carved wooden chair (“Teak Assam Chair” #CC1011-52, by Chip and Co., LLC): Martin Nash Showroom, martinnash.com.
    Gold floor pillow (“Sultan”/Ochre #F0465-5, by Clarke & Clarke): Duralee, duralee.com.
    Patterned floor pillow (“Golden Sunburst”/Silverbirch #3337/05, Tony Duquette Collection): Jim Thompson Fabrics. jimthompsonfabrics.com.
    Art on left wall (by Brigitte McReynolds); art on right wall (by Joseph Adolphe); art on easel by right wall (by Andre Pettersen): Pryor Fine Art, pryorfineart.com.
    Easels (“Iron Easel”): Noah J. & Co., 404/549-7919.

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    Dining Room by William Rankin McLure IV

    William Rankin McLure IV ensured the dining room was multifunctional. The table, skirted in Ralph Lauren Home pinstripe fabric and stacked with books, doubles as a desk. Art pieces—including a black-and-white abstract by the designer—grace the walls, covered in Pratt & Lambert’s “Sutter’s Gold.” “It accents the art while bringing a sense of formality to the room,” McLure says. Lacquered chairs with chinoiserie fretwork turn up the formality. Circa Lighting’s antique-brass chandelier caps the assembly. 

    Interior designer: William Rankin McLure IV, William McLure, 2848 Highland Ave. S., Suite 4, Birmingham, AL 35205; 334/492-0137, williammclure.com

    Paint (“Sutter’s Gold” #12-7): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Area rug (antique Oushak): Nashville Rug Gallery, nashvilleruggallery.com.
    Chandelier (“Natalya Small Chandelier”/Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass #SR5020, by John Rosselli): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Abstract art above sideboard (Black and White Abstract, by William McLure); art above sideboard, top left (antique Roman print); art above sideboard, bottom left (by William McLure): William McLure, williammclure.com.
    Wallpaper on pedestals (“Tumbling Blocks”/Black #5007964): Schumacher, fschumacher.com.
    Dining table; sideboard (antique); pedestals (custom); table lamps (red lacquer): William McLure, williammclure.com.
    Tablecloth (“Trevor Stripe”/Spectator #LCF65057F): Ralph Lauren Home, ralphlaurenhome.com.
    Dining chairs (lacquered chinoiserie fretwork, by Miles Redd for Oscar de la Renta Collection for Century Furniture): Ware M. Porter & Co., waremporter.com.
    Dining-chair fabric (“Fiorentina”/White on Tint #2490-01, by China Seas): Quadrille, quadrillefabrics.com.  

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    Parlor by Reagan Hayes

    Reagan Hayes gave the parlor graphic punch. She coated the ceiling in a dramatic black design. The sofa’s black-and-white geometric upholstery echoes the ceiling. Vintage chairs upholstered in blue velvet offer shapely seats atop a colorful area rug. The aged brass and gunmetal cocktail tables are Hayes’s own designs. An antique Steinway by the windows beckons to be played. The custom flower arrangement is from Natural Decorations Inc. 

    Interior designer: Reagan Hayes, Reagan Hayes Inc., 8687 Melrose Ave., Suite B300, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 888/380-8642, and 200 Lexington Ave., Suite 903, New York, NY 10016, 212/658-1922, reaganhayes.com.

    Paint (“Pro White” #33-4); accent paint (“Midnight Black” #33-16): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Area rug (“Tibetan): Nashville Rug Gallery, nashvilleruggallery.com.
    Chandelier (custom, plaster): Old South Lighting & Ironworks, oldsouthlighting.com.
    Sofa (“Henry”/Taupe stain with nickel nailheads); sofa fabric (“Triangles”/Black on Ivory Linen); pair of cocktail tables (“Harlow”/Aged Brass, Gunmetal): Reagan Hayes Inc., reaganhayes.com.
    Pillows on sofa (white linen #30817.1): Kravet, kravet.com.
    Chairs: vintage.
    Chair fabric (“Rossini Velvet”/Midnight Blue #FD628.F109, by Mulberry Home); pillows on chairs (“Confetti”/Cream #GWF-2810.18, by Groundworks): Lee Jofa, leejofa.com.
    Obelisks on cocktail table (“Crystal Obelisk-Tall” #8.81724): Global Views, globalviews.com.
    Flower arrangement (custom): NDI, ndi.com.
    Mantel: existing.
    Mirror over mantel (“Ramo” #9.004): Jean De Merry, jeandemerry.com.
    Piano (Steinway): designer’s collection.
    Piano stool (“Small African Table”/White #65101, John Dickinson Outdoor Collection): Sutherland, sutherlandfurniture.com.
    Floor lamp (“Cleo Floor Lamp” #KW1088, by Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Art by piano (Dancing Man): by Daymon Gardner, daymongardner.com.  

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    Powder Room by Denise McGaha

    Denise McGaha “infused color and drama in a Southern way” when decorating the powder room. A large-scale floral wallcovering with black background breathes life into the small space while paying homage to the Garden District. A cast of characters, each in a different frame, ornaments the wall above the vanity from DXV by American Standard. An 18th-century architectural fragment wall mirror reflects the chic sanctuary. The shaded sconce is from Currey & Company. 

    Interior designer: Denise McGaha, Denise McGaha Interiors, 3001 Maple Ave., Suite 502, Dallas, TX 75201; 972/869-4914, denisemcgaha.com.

    Wallpaper (“Dutch Love”): by Ashley Woodson Bailey, ashleywoodsonbailey.com. Through Bradley, bradley-usa.com.
    Paint on trim, molding, back of door, and baseboards (“Pink Hibiscus” #2-2, high gloss): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Sink (“Fitzgerald Console Sink with Three Faucet Holes”/Canvas White #D20015008, #D21410028); faucet (“Randall Widespread Bathroom Faucet with Cross Handles”/Platinum Nickel #D35102840); toilet (“Fitzgerald Two-Piece Elongated Toilet”/Canvas White #D2205CA101): DXV by American Standard, dxv.com.
    Mirror (18th-century Architectural Fragment Wall Mirror with Candle Holder”): Shaun Smith Home, shaunsmithhome.com.
    Sconce (“Theta Sconce” #5135): Currey & Co., curreycodealers.com.
    Photographs (Brownlee Currey original photography); framed by Artifex, artifexart.com.
    Linens (custom): Leontine Linens, leontinelinens.com.
    Tall candlestick; skull candle: Ceylon et Cie, ceylonetcie.com.
    Cigar box on toilet: vintage. 

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    Family Room by Lance Jackson & David Ecton

    “It’s a fresh, traditional take on the typical family room,” says Lance Jackson, who collaborated with David Ecton to design the stylish gathering spot. A collection of silhouettes climbs above the desk and around the entryway to create a gallery wall. 

    Wall paint (“Chalk Grey” #11-32); ceiling paint (“Swedish Blue” #26-15); trim paint (China White #33-8): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Chandelier (“Darlana Large Lantern”/Gilded Iron #CHC2176): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Sofa (“Breakers” #440-SC); sofa fabric (“Paxton”/Cobalt #2309); sofa banding (#H137 in White, 1.5-inch); club chairs (“Jennifer” #2585); club-chair fabric (“Kate”/Ivy #1875); screen behind desk (“Stella” #821-59); screen fabric (“Paxton”/Cobalt #2309, with small antique nail heads): CR Laine, crlaine.com.
    Desk chair (hand-painted Italian vintage chair); lamp on desk (vintage) area rug (custom): Parker Kennedy Living, parkerkennedyliving.com.
    Sofa end table (“Regent End Tables”); desk (“Colette”): Ave. Home, avehome.com.
    Lamp behind sofa (vintage Greek Key lamp): Lume, LLC, lume-llc.com.
    Mirror behind desk (vintage La Barge Chinoiserie mirror): designer’s collection.
    Wall brackets (vintage);  vases on wall brackets (vintage, blue-and-white); silhouettes on wall (mix of vintage and antique): Parker Kennedy Living, parkerkennedyliving.com.  

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    Family Room by Lance Jackson & David Ecton

    CR Laine’s blue sofa and green velvet club chairs team with Mr. Brown London’s faux-bois coffee table to form a plush conversation area. 

    Drapery (Ferns”/Indigo, White #BP10381.2, by GP&J Baker): Lee Jofa, leejofa.com.
    Valance fabric (“Kate”/Ivy #1875): CR Laine, crlaine.com.
    Display cabinet (vintage, in original color); goat sculpture on top of cabinet (vintage): Parker Kennedy Living, parkerkennedyliving.com.
    Wall brackets (“Sheraton Bracket”/Antique Cream, large #380992, medium #380986): Chelsea House, chelseahouseinc.com.
    Paintings behind club chair (French Children, by Denise Bowman Carson); blue-and-white vases on brackets (antique Delft); yellow containers on bracketss (vintage); pair of yellow vases in display cabinet (antique); pair of yellow bowls in display cabinet (vintage); yellow pedestal bowls in display cabinet (vintage); blue-and-white containers in display cabinet (antique); pedestal in window (vintage); ginger jar on pedestal (antique): Parker Kennedy Living, parkerkennedyliving.com.
    Ottomans flanking display cabinet (“Stonehenge” #13); ottoman leather (“Echo”/Spruce); pair of side chairs (“Helen” #805-05); side-chair fabric (Leo”/Indigo #13152): CR Laine, crlaine.com.
    Pedestal in window (vintage); ginger jar on pedestal (antique); portraits on wall behind club chairs (antique): Parker Kennedy Living, parkerkennedyliving.com.
    Elephant table between side chairs (vintage): designer’s collection. 

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    Family Room by Lance Jackson & David Ecton

    Blue ceiling paint by Pratt & Lambert draws eyes overhead to a gilded-iron hanging lantern. 

    Interior designer: Lance Jackson and David Ecton, Parker Kennedy Living, 2129 Northwest Parkway, Suite 109, Atlanta, GA 30067; 770/272-7800, parkerkennedyliving.com.

    Wall paint (“Chalk Grey” #11-32); ceiling paint (“Swedish Blue” #26-15); trim paint (China White #33-8): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    French doors and windows: Marvin Windows and Doors, marvin.com.
    Window-shade fabric (“Ferns”/Indigo, White #BP10381.2, by GP&J Baker): Lee Jofa, leejofa.com.
    Window-shade trim (“Kate”/Ivy #1875): CR laine, crlaine.com.
    Paintings flanking French doors (French Children, by Denise Bowman Carson): represented by Parker Kennedy, parkerkennedyliving.com.
    Medallions above paintings (vintage); area rug (custom): Parker Kennedy Living, parkerkennedyliving.com.
    Plants below paintings (“Fresh Fiddle Fig Trees”): The Plant Gallery, theplantgallery.com.
    Chandelier (“Darlana Large Lantern”/Gilded Iron #CHC2176): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Sofa (“Breakers” #440-SC); sofa fabric (“Paxton”/Cobalt #2309); sofa banding (#H137 in White, 1.5-inch); club chairs (“Jennifer” #2585); club-chair fabric (“Kate”/Ivy #1875); side chairs (“Helen” #805-05); side-chair fabric (Leo”/Indigo #13152); ottomans (“Stonehenge” #13); ottoman leather (“Echo”/Spruce); screen behind desk (“Stella” #821-59); screen fabric (“Paxton”/Cobalt #2309, with small antique nail heads): CR Laine, crlaine.com.
    Paint on side chair (“Soft Chamois” #969): Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com.
    Pillows on club chairs (“Alto Velvet”/China Blue #8012141.5): Brunschwig & Fils, brunschwig.com.
    Sofa end tables (“Regent End Table”); desk (“Colette”): Ave Home, avehome.com.
    Framed art on left end table (antique); blue-and-white jars on end table (vintage); large bowl on right end table (antique); smaller containers on end table (mix of vintage and antique); bust on table behind sofa (vintage); container and moss behind sofa (custom); brackets on wall behind sofa (vintage); vases on brackets (vintage blue-and-white); large candlestick on coffee table (vintage): Parker Kennedy Living, parkerkennedyliving.com.
    Pair of lamps behind sofa (vintage Greek Key lamps): Lume, LLC, lume-llc.com.
    Coffee table (“Leopold Special Edition”): Mr. Brown, mrbrownhome.com.
    Flowers on coffee table: hydrangeas.
    Gold box on coffee table (vintage); yellow side table (vintage); figure on yellow side table (vintage); small blue-and-white urn on yellow side table; books: Parker Kennedy Living, parkerkennedyliving.com.
    Elephant side table: designer’s collection.

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    Kitchen by James Farmer

    Old-world-style antiques mingle with modern appliances in the kitchen by James Farmer. Surrounded by upholstered chairs, the trestle dining table can also be used for food prep. A bamboo-trellis wallcovering offsets the white cabinetry, Wilsonart quartz countertops, and glossy Crossville subway tiles. “The sleek backdrop allows ‘crunchier’ elements to contrast against it,” he explains. Terra-cotta containers, antique sardine pots, and green-glass wine jugs layer in rugged character. 

    Ceiling paint (“Woodgate” #18-24); trim paint (“Designer White” #33-1): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Wall tile (“Savoy”/Glossy White, 3x6-inch #VS130): Crossville Inc., crossvilleinc.com.
    Wallpaper (“Bamboo Lattice”/Beige #T36160): Thibaut, thibautdesign.com.
    Cabinetry (“Sedona” door style in “Alpine” finish): HomeCrest Cabinetry, homecrestcabinetry.com.
    Countertop (“Haida Quartz” #Q4008): Wilsonart, wilsonart.com.
    Dining table (“Trestle Dining Table with Iron Stretcher”); upholstered dining chairs: Crown and Colony Antiques, crownandcolony.com.
    Hanging lantern (“Mount Vernon” #MV-30 with Fluted Top, Classic Yoke, and Ladder Rest): The Coppersmith, thecoppersmith.net.
    Wall sconces (“Sconce with Open Shade”/Antique Brass): Barbara Cosgrove, barbaracosgrovelamps.com.
    Turquoise stool: World Market, worldmarket.com.
    Microwave drawer  (24-inch Built-In MicroDrawer” MD24JS): Thermador, thermador.com.
    Painting above doorway: Crown and Colony Antiques, crownandcolony.com

    Tabletop—
    Charger 
    (“Rufolo Glass Gold Charger” #RUF-5221); shallow bowl (“Rufolo Glass Gold Small Shallow Bowl” #RUF-5204); dinner plate (“Alabaster White Dinner Plate” #ABS-5200W); cereal bowl (“Alabaster White Cereal Bowl” #ABS-5205W); flatware (Aladdin White” #ALD-9800W); water goblet (“Puccinelli Classic Clear Water Glass” #PGL-5210); champagne flute (“Pucinelli Classic Clear Champagne Glass” #PGL-5250); napkins (Gray Painted Damask Napkin” #ANC-14026); cake stand (“Lastra White Large Cake Stand” #LAS-2673W): Vietri, vietri.com.  

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    Kitchen by James Farmer

    Thermador’s stainless-steel range and refrigerator columns are accented by antique-brass sconces and framed art. The polished-chrome faucet and “Hillside” farmhouse sink are from DXV by American Standard. Gold-rimmed dinnerware from Vietri lends class. “It’s a young kitchen with an old soul,” Farmer says. 

    Interior designer: James Farmer, James Farmer Inc., 936 Carroll St., Perry, GA 31069; 478/988-9494, jamesfarmer.com. 

    Wall tile (“Savoy”/Glossy White, 3x6-inch #VS130): Crossville Inc., crossvilleinc.com.
    Cabinetry (“Sedona” door style in “Alpine” finish): HomeCrest Cabinetry, homecrestcabinetry.com.
    Countertop (“Haida Quartz” #Q4008): Wilsonart, wilsonart.com.
    Wall sconces (“Sconce with Open Shade”/Antique Brass): Barbara Cosgrove, barbaracosgrovelamps.com.
    Range (“48-inch Professional Series Pro Grand Commercial Depth Dual Fuel Steam Range” #PRD48NLSGU); wall hood (“48-inch Professional Series 27-inch Deep Wall Hood” #PH48GS); refrigerator (“30-inch Built-In Fresh Food Column” #TFL30IR800SP): Thermador, thermador.com.
    Pot filler faucet (“Traditional Pot Filler”/Polished Chrome #D35402900.100): DXV by American Standard, dxv.com.
    Copper stock pot; sardine pots; painting above range: Crown and Colony Antiques, crownandcolony.com.

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    Butler’s Pantry by Lindsey Coral Harper

    Lindsey Coral Harper maximized every inch of the 38-square-foot butler’s pantry. Teal shelves with brass brackets accent the walls, clad in a malachite-pattern brick wallcovering. Oil paintings provide an unexpected surprise when pulling glassware, heirlooms, and antique serving pieces. Circa Lighting’s gilded-iron chandelier inserts sparkle. 

    Interior designer: Lindsey Coral Harper, Lindsey Coral Harper Interiors, 247 E. 60th St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022; 212/686-3610, lchinteriors.com

    Wallpaper (“Fancy Ashlar”/Historic Colorway): Adelphi Paper Hangings, adelphipaperhangings.com. Through Claremont, claremontfurnishing.com.
    Shelving (custom shelving, brackets): Morgik Metal Designs, morgik.com.
    Shelf paint (“Beau Geste” #24-18); door and trim paint (“London Fog” 328-20): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Chandelier (“Gramercy Small Chandelier”/Gilded Iron #CHC5370): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Art (antique): Mac Maison Ltd., macmaisonantiquesneworleans.com.
    Shelf under paintings (antique): Soniat House Antiques, soniatantiques.com

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    Courtyard by Kenneth Rabalais, Jennifer Rabalais & Tina Lagasse

    Emerging outdoors, a central water feature adds charm to the courtyard by Kenneth Rabalais, Jennifer Rabalais, and Tina Lagasse. Woodard’s aluminum dining table and cushioned side chairs enjoy the shade of a black umbrella. 

    Table base (“Delphi Table Base”/Textured Black #854900 in finish #92); table top (“48-inch Round Table Top” #09248); umbrella (“Garden Umbrella” #1475GRWC); side chairs (“Delphi Side Chairs with Attached Cushion” #850402): Woodard, woodard-furniture.com.
    Placemat (“Water Hyacinth Placemat”/Gold): Dransfield & Ross, dransfieldandross.biz.
    Water goblet (“Victoria & Albert”/Green); dinner plate and soup bowl (“Saint Tropez”/Green): Mario Luca Giusti, mariolucagiusti.com.
    Charger (“Caspari Acrylic Charger Dinner Plate”/Clear with Gold Rim #HDP600): amazon.com.

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    Courtyard by Kenneth Rabalais, Jennifer Rabalais & Tina Lagasse

    A coordinating lounge chair and ottoman sit pretty atop the standard pavers by AZEK Building Products. Bevolo Gas & Electric Light’s copper lantern illuminates the exterior after sundown. The main house siding is by James Hardie.

    Landscape designer: Kenneth Rabalais, The Plant Gallery, 9401 Airline Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70118; 504/488-8887, theplantgallery.com.
    Interior designers: Jennifer Rabalais and Tina Lagasse, Jade, 324 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA 70005; 504/875-4420, jadenola.com.

    Lounge chair (“Delphi” #860606); ottoman (“Delphi” #850486); cushion fabric (“Sailcloth”/Salt #89Y): Woodard, woodard-furniture.com.
    Black-and-white pillows (“Plushy Noir” #990-16 and “Plushy Blanca” #990-28): Perennials, perennialsfabrics.com
    Garden sculptures to left of chair (“Bogart Garden Finial Sculpture” #36093): A&B Home, abhomeinc.com.
    Planters (“Fibreclay Alexis Lightweight Planter”): Napa Home and Garden, napahomeandgarden.com. Through The Plant Gallery, theplantgallery.com.
    Lantern (“Governor Bracket Mount”): Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights, bevolo.com.  

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    Upstairs Bedroom & Balcony by Paloma Contreras

    Paloma Contreras envisioned the upstairs bedroom as belonging to a young debutante. “She has a hint of a rebellious side—a Southern Lady Mary, if you will,” the designer says. A custom de Gournay wallcovering with 12-karat white gold sets the stage for a feminine sanctuary. Local artisans created the crystal chandelier, abstract art, and iron canopy bed. Ivory linen draperies and monogrammed bedding add to the lavishness. Federal-style convex mirrors crown the ebony bedside tables while peony arrangements by Natural Decorations Inc. complement the Schumacher Euro shams. A sisal rug grounds the room in nubby texture. 

    Wallpaper (“Badminton” on Lead Gray Silk with 12 ct White Gold and Aluminum Leaf feather gilding); plain wallpaper (silk in Lead Gray): De Gournay, degournay.com.
    Trim and ceiling paint (“Designer White” #33-1): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Area rug (“Canyon Sisal Rug”/Limestone, with serged edge #9405833): Williams-Sonoma Home, williams-Sonoma.com.
    Chandelier (custom “Adelaide” chandelier in glazed gilt finish, with crystal ball): Julie Neill Designs, julieneill.com.
    Bed (“Iron Venetian Canopy Bed, Queen” #BD1032M); headboard fabric (Ivory Linen): Tara Shaw Maison, tarashawmaison.com.
    Queen blanket cover (“White Birdseye Pique” with Linen trim in Quartz); King French pillow case (“White Birdseye Pique” with Linen trim in Quartz, wih piped edge and “Frances” 6-inch monogram); standard French case (White Percale with Linen trim in Quartz): Leontine Linens, leontinelinens.com.
    Euro shams (“Samarkand Ikat II”/Ruby #176061): Schumacher, fschumacher.com.
    Duvet cover (“Percale Border Bedding Duvet Cover, Full/Queen,”/Light Gray #73-4810966): Williams-Sonoma Home, williams-sonoma.com.
    Duvet insert (“Micromax Down-Alternative Duvet Insert” #37-7094014); pillow inserts (“Synthetic Pillow Insert,” Standard and King #374205738): Pottery Barn, potterybarn.com.
    Upholstered bench (“Mademoiselle Bench” in Distressed Gold with Fog Linen upholstery #BNRC03M-FL-DG): Eloquence Inc., eloquenceinc.com.
    Bolster pillows on bench (“Venetian Silk Velvet”/Olivine, #62741): Schumacher, fschumacher.com.
    Bedside tables (“Lacourte Side Table”/Ebony): Williams-Sonoma Home, williams-sonoma.com.
    Table lamps (“Juliette Table Lamp”/Clear Glass #SK3905, by Suzanne Kasler for Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Flowers (“Peony/Set of  3” #KF286/3): NDI, ndi.com.
    Mirrors (“Federalist Style Gold Convex Mirror”): High Street Market, highstreetmarket.com.
    Drapery fabric (“Perfect Basics Barnett”/Chalk #69370); drapery trim (“Dominique Linen Tape”/Zinc #65561): Schumacher, fschumacher.com.
    Drapery hardware: custom.
    Art between windows, bottom (Untitled): by Alexis Walter, alexiswalterart.com.
    Art between windows, top (Young Lady, by Tali Yalonetzki); middle (Hot Pink Abstract, by Anna Ullman): Artfully Walls, artfullywalls.com.

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    Upstairs Bedroom & Balcony by Paloma Contreras

    The adjoining balcony features a sofa and rectangular table from Woodard. Navy-and-white accoutrements round out the alfresco retreat.

    Interior designer: Paloma Contreras, Paloma Contreras Design, 832/509-3967, Houston, TX, palomacontreras.com.

    Area rug (“Patio Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Rug”/Dress Blue, Egret #73-7747744): Williams-Sonoma Home, williams-sonoma.com.
    Sofa (“Sheffield”/Textured Black finish #3C0020); fabric (“Sailcloth”/Salt #89Y); coffee table base (“Universal Coffee Table Base”/Textured Black finish 3884500); table top (“Thatch Rectangular Table Top” #04945):  Woodard Furniture, woodard-furniture.com.
    Pillow (“Outdoor Printed Basketweave Pillow”/Navy 373-6493402, colorway discontinued); pillow (“Outdoor Greek Key Embroidered Pillow”/Navy #73-1161236); ceramic garden seats (“Blossom Garden Seat” #73-184374): Williams-Sonoma Home, williams-sonoma.com.
    Planters (“Rodin Large Planters”/Zinc #AO074): Ballard Designs, ballarddesigns.com.
    Topiaries on coffee table (“Rosemary Topiary”): NDI, ndi.com.
    Greenery in planters (Boxwood): Perino’s Garden Center, 504/834-7888. 

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    Bathroom by Laura Burleson

    Laura Burleson’s bold bathroom design began with the wallcovering. “Its black stroke marks reminded me of Japanese calligraphy but with a modern twist,” says Burleson, who spent part of her childhood in Asia. Custom flower sconces outline the sink, which features a chrome faucet from DXV by American Standard. Furry stools nestle between the chrome-and-acrylic vanity base. 

    Wallpaper (“Lynx”/Off-White, Ebony, Angie Hranowsky + Studio Four): Studio Four NYC, studiofournyc.com.
    Ceiling paint (“Divinity” #30-29): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Ceiling lights, sconces (custom “Wall Flower” sconces and decor, by Laura Burleson and Julie Neill): Julie Neill Designs, julieneill.com.
    Vanity base (“Lucite and Chrome Vanity Base,” by Ashley Platt): Lux Holdups, etsy.com/shop/LuxHoldups.
    Sink (“Pop Grande Square Under Counter Bathroom Sink”/Canvas White #D20130000.415); faucets (“Rem Widespread Bathroom Faucet”/Polished Chrome #D3510080C.144): DXV by American Standard, dxv.com.
    Countertop (“Laminam by Crossville”/Statuario Venato); floor tiles (“Yin + Yang”/Black Dragon” #YY04, elongated hex tiles): Crossville Inc., crossvilleinc.com.
    Mirror (custom design by Laura Burleson and Lucy Smith): Lucy Smith Designs, lucysmithdesigns.com.
    Lamp on vanity (“Cleo Table Lamp”): Kelly Wearstler, kellywearstler.com.
    Crystal spheres on vanity (from #8.81202 to #8.81205); sculpture on books (“Geo Sculpture Gold” #9.92623); gold sculptures by stools (“Geo Sculpture”/Gold): Global Views, globalviews.com.
    Beads (“Sophia Blessing Beads”/Whitewash and Gold): by Lucy Rose, shoplucyrose.com.
    Stools (“Tibet” Mongolian Lamb Stools, discontinued): Dwell Studio, dwellstudio.com.  

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    Bathroom by Laura Burleson

    The powder-coated steel on the shower door is repeated on the custom mirror. Black floor tiles from Crossville anchor the sleek oasis. 

    Interior designer: Laura Burleson, Laura Burleson Interiors, 3553 Blairstone Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32301, 750/265-1874, lauraburleson.com.

    Shower (“Laminam by Crossville”/Calacatta Oro); floor tile (“Yin + Yang”/Black Dragon #YY04, elongated hex tiles): Crossville Inc., crossvilleinc.com.
    Shower fixtures (“Rem Multifunctional Showherhead”/Polished Chrome #D35100775.100); accessories (Rem Collection/Polished Chrome): DXV by American Standard, dxv.com.
    Bath towels (white terry bath sheets with “Driscoll” applique border: Leontine Linens, leontinelinens.com.
    Container holding plant: vintage: 

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    Sitting Room by Catherine Brooks Giuffre

    The sitting room by Catherine Brooks Giuffre is pretty in pink. Pratt & Lambert’s “Soapstone” paint teams with coordinating draperies to drench the space in blush. Perched atop an antique Persian rug, acrylic swivel chairs urge guests to gab in front of the fireplace. A large gilt mirror and a pair of crystal sconces glisten above the mantel. The antique-brass floor lamp is by Circa Lighting. 

    Interior designer: Catherine Brooks Giuffre, CBG Interiors Ltd., 2911 Sunset Blvd., Houston, TX 77005; 713/927-0037, cbginteriorsltd.com

    Wall paint (“Soapstone” #5-31); ceiling paint (“Genteel Gray” #33-12); trim and fireplace paint (“Designer White” #33-1): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Drapery (“Glazy Days”/Sand #2041-02): Kerry Joyce Textiles, kerryjoycetextiles.com.
    Rug (seagrass): Creative Flooring, 713/522-1181.
    Oriental rug (antique West Persian wool rug, c. 1890): Carol Piper Rugs, carolpiperrugs.com.
    Mantel: existing.
    Mirror above mantel (Louis XVI period, France, c. 1785): Carl Moore Antiques, carlmooreantiques.com.
    Sconces (iron and crystal with marble bases and moon finials): Kay O’Toole Antiques, 713/523-1921.
    Acrylic chairs (vintage swivel chairs); chair fabric (white linen); table between chairs (iron and marble Bistro table): Found for the Home, shop.foundforthehome.com.
    Pillows on chairs (custom, in vintage Fortuny fabric): The Gray Door, graydoorantiques.com.
    Floor lamp (“Hackney Floor Lamp”/Antique Brass #SP1022); pendant seen in mirror (“Hampton Pendant”/Plaster White #ARN5001, by Aerin for Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Flowers (faux hydrangea): David Brown Flowers, davidbrown.flowers

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    Gallery Hall by Robert Leleux

    The gallery hall curated by Robert Leleux overflows with eye-catching works by Southern artists. From large-scale abstracts and etchings to botanicals, portraiture, and landscapes, the colorful configuration captivates guests. “I wanted it to be as distinct and varied as a real-life collection and as New Orleans itself,” Leleux says. 

    Interior designer: Robert Leleux, Southern Style Now, 646/662-5151, southernstylenow.com. 

    Art, from left:

    Art, left row:  
    Top: William McLure, Shaun Smith Home. shaunsmithhome.com
    Middle: Alexis Walter, Alexis Walter Art, alexiswalterart.com
    Bottom: William Hemmerling, Hemmerling Gallery, hemmerlingart.com

    Art, second row: 
    Top: Mallory Page, Mallory Page Studio, mallorypage.com
    Middle: Thaddeus Conti, Kevin Gillentine Gallery, kevingillentine.com
    Bottom: large yellow abstract, by  Amanda Stone Talley, Amanda Stone Talley Gallery, amandatalley.com.  

    Art, third row: Top left: two pieces by William McLure, Shaun Smith Home, shaunsmithhome.com
    Center, from top: Ida Floreak, Kevin Gillentine Gallery, kevingillentine.com; Amanda StoneTalley, Amanda Stone Talley Gallery, amandatalley.com; William Hemmerling, Hemmerling Gallery, hemmerlingart.com; large pink abstract, by Michael Leleux, Yve Gallery, yve-gallery.com
    Top right: Thaddeus Conti, Kevin Gillentine Gallery, kevingillentine.com

    Art, right row: 
    Top: James Michalopoulos, Michalopoulos Gallery, michalopoulos.com
    Middle: Mallory Page, Mallory Page Studio, mallorypage.com
    Bottom: Peter Hoffman, Martine Chaisson Gallery, martinechaissongallery.com

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    Den by Brian Patrick Flynn

    “It’s informally formal, packed with personality, and all about Louisiana,” says Brian Patrick Flynn of the art-filled den. The leather English sofa, French armchairs, modern club chairs, and pierced tables are all by Ballard Designs. Classic blue-and-white upholstery keeps the lively space cohesive. A black-and-white hide overlaps the neutral woven rug while a bronze-and-crystal chandelier glistens above.

    Wallcovering (“Santa Barbara”/Eggshell #T41102, grasscloth): Thibaut, thibautdesign.com.
    Area rug (discontinued, for similar, “Suzanne Kasler Montaigne Rug” #RT371); hide rug (“Natural Cowhide Rug”/Salt and Pepper #RT335); striped chairs (“Olivia Chair”/Distressed Off White); club chairs (“Griffin Club Chair without Nailheads”/Cognac #UC162); coffee table (“Bornova”/Brown #ME005); side tables (“Bornova” in Brown and in White Wash finishes #MT164); sofa end table (“Olivia 30-inch Round Mirrored Side Table”/Black #TS397); table between striped chairs (“Fringed Burlap Trio with  Table, Glass & Tablecloth” TX035): Ballard Designs, ballarddesigns.com.
    Fabric on striped chairs (#32807-5, Palmade Striped Collection); pillows on striped chairs and fabric on club chairs (#42417-5 in Blue, Winstead All Purpose Collection); pillows on club chairs (#32589-197, in Marine, Fox Hollow All Purpose Collection); drapery (“Mezzotint”/Indigo #15455-193, John Robshaw Collection): Duralee, duralee.com.
    Diamond-patterned sofa pillow (“La Fiorentina”/colorway discontinued #2430-GWF, David Hicks III by Ashley Hicks Collection): Lee Jofa, leejofa.com.
    Chandelier (“Calypso 8-Light Crystal Teardrop Bronze Chandelier” #278-VZ): Crystorama, crystorama.com.
    Table lamp on sofa end table: from local antique store.
    Floor lamp (“Julian Apothecary Floor Lamp”/Antique Brass #LL284); plates on wall; striped cups and saucers (“Bunny Williams Campbell House Dinnerware Collection” #BD461); plant holder on sofa end table (“Bunny Williams Silver Wire Cachepot” #BT355): Ballard Designs, ballarddesigns.com.
    Art: by Celery Jones, celeryjones.com.
    Portrait: vintage. 

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    Den by Brian Patrick Flynn

    Assorted art, including photography, sketches, abstracts, and oil portraits, embellish the raffia-wrapped walls and the fireplace area. 

    Interior designer: Brian Patrick Flynn, Flynnside Out, 496 Chandler Park Drive, Altlanta, GA 30307; flynnsideout.com

    Mantel: existing.
    Tile in front of mantel (for similar, “Jeffrey Court Carrara 3x6x8-inch Honed Marble”): Home Depot, homedepot.com.
    Mirror (“Beaudry Mirror”/Antique Brass #WN007); cachepot (“Bunny Williams Potting Room Cachepot” #AV898); bucket (“Found Olive Bucket” #AM994): Ballard Designs, ballarddesigns.com.
    Animal portraits: from Paris street market.
    Photographs: stock photos.
    Art at right on mantel; painting of airplane on floor in front of mantel: by Celery Jones, celeryjones.com

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    Hall Bath by Catherine Olasky & Maximilian Sinsteden

    The spacious hall bath by Catherine Olasky and Maximilian Sinsteden features twin console sinks with polished-nickel faucets from DXV by American Standard. Simple framed mirrors and shaded sconces keep the bath from becoming cluttered. 

    Wallcovering (“GSD Strie”/Cream #011L/02); wallpaper border (“Bead & Reel Border,” by Adelphi Paper Hangings): Claremont Furnishing, claremontfurnishing.com.
    Brick mosaic wall tile (“Natural Stone Unicorn”/Statuary White #SS002, Modern Mythology Collection); floor field tile (“Koi Pond” #YY05, Yin + Yang Collection); floor border tile (“Koi Pod” #YY05, 3x12 inches, Yin + Yang Collection): Crossville Inc., crossvilleinc.com.
    Wall sconces (“Jane Wall Sconce”/Polished Nickel #AH2305, by Alexa Hampton for Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Lamp shades: Blanche Field, blanchefield.com.
    Art in background (Mutual Affection, 2013, by Pard Morrison): IG Art, ig-art.net.
    Mirrors: Allart, allartframing.com.
    Vanity consoles (“Fitzgerald Console Sink -Three Faucet Holes”/Canvas White #D20015008.415 and console #D21410028.008/Polished Nickel); lavatory faucet (“Landfair Bridge Lavatory Faucet”/Platinum Nickel #D35107254.150): DXV by American Standard, dxv.com.
    Monogrammed towels: Leontine Linens, leontinelinens.com.   

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    Hall Bath by Catherine Olasky & Maximilian Sinsteden

    Crossville’s brick mosaic wall tiles and floor tiles laid in a herringbone pattern set a soothing tone. “Graphic monogrammed towels are a nod to the Southern tradition of monogramming anything that doesn’t move,” Olasky says. 

    Interior designer: Catherine Olasky and Maximilian Sinsteden, Olasky & Sinsteden, 1950 Larchmont Rd., Houston, TX 77019; 281/974-3797, and 247 E. 60th St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022; 212/352-1917, o-and-s.com.  

    Bathtub (“Oak Hill Freeestanding Soaking Tub” /Canvas White #D12025004.415); floor-mount tub filler (“Traditional Floor Mount Bathtub Faucet with Landfair Cross Handles”/Platinum Nickel #35107954.150); towel bar (“Landfair 24-inch Towel Bar”/Platinum Nickel #D35107240.150): DXV by American Standard, dxv.com.
    Tub rack (“Crystal Tub Rack”): Waterworks, waterworks.com.
    Monogrammed towels: Leontine Linens, leontinelinens.com.
    Small art by towels (Dr. Swift’s Cure For Hysteria, 2013, by Michael Pajon): IG Art, ig-art.net.
    Sheers (“Gasoline” #91002-01): Rogers & Goffigon, rogersandgoffigon.com.

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    Laundry Room by Clary Bosbyshell

    Clary Bosbyshell didn’t skimp on style when it came to the laundry room. Jim Thompson’s updated “tree of life” pattern wraps the walls—its soft-blue hue referencing Southern porch ceilings. Open shelves topped with Circa Lighting’s polished-nickel library lights utilize space above the existing washer and dryer. Abstract art and a braided-jute basket inject color and texture.  

    Interior designer: Clary Bosbyshell, Margaux Interiors Ltd., 2300 Peachtree Rd. N.W., Suite A-105, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404/314-0744, margauxinteriorslimited.com

    Wallpaper (“Pomegranate”/Wedgwood #WR1015/06, No. 9 Thompson Collection): Jim Thompson fabrics, jimthompsonfabrics.com.
    Paint (“Designer White” #33-1): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Washer and dryer (existing): Whirlpool, whirlpool.com.
    Art (In the Sheets Nude): by Sally King Benedict, sallybenedict.com.
    Shelving: custom.
    Brackets: Home Depot, homedepot.com.
    Laundry basket (“Braided Jute Oversized Porto Fringe Tote”/Natural #AF145); woven basket on shelf (“Piper Woven Basket” #AB219); Turkish bath towels: Ballard Designs, ballarddesigns.com.
    Striped towels: Bed Bath & Beyond, bedbathandbeyond.com.
    Monogrammed towel (“Celeste”): Leontine Linens, leontinelinens.com.  

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    Master Bathroom & Closet by Chad Graci & Christina Graci Javanmardi

    New Orleans natives—and siblings—Chad Graci and Christina Graci Javanmardi took charge of designing an updated turn-of-the-century master bath. 

    Wall paint (“Loam” #32-16); trim paint (“Granitine” #29-30); ceiling paint (“Ever Classic” #32-24); : Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Wood flooring (pine): existing.
    Area rug (antique Oushak): Nashville Rug Gallery, nashvilleruggallery.com.
    Ceiling light (“Charles Pendant” #AH5002, by Alexa Hampton for Visual Comfort); wall sconces (“English Two-Light Sconce”/Bronze #CHD1122): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Silhouettes above sconces (19th-century framed silhouettes): designer’s collection.
    Cabinets: Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry, wood-mode.com. Through Cabinets by design, cabinetsbydesign.com.
    Countertop (“Duomo” #Q4007, quartz): Wilsonart, wilsonart.com.
    Sink (“Bowen Under Counter Bathroom Sink”/Canvas White); faucets (“Randall Widespread Bathroom Faucet with Lever Handles” #D3510280C); towel ring (“Randall Towel Ring”#D35102190): DXV by American Standard, dxv.com.
    Soap dish (“engine Turned Pewter Freestanding Oval Soap dish” #ENSD01); toothbrush holder (“Engine Turned Pewter Toothbrush Holder” #ENTH01); round silver box (“ENgine Turoned Pewter Round Container” #ENCO01); towels (“Cumulus Terry Hand Towels”/White #CUHT01): Waterworks, waterworks.com.
    Mirrors
    (“Regence Mirrors”): Mac Maison Ltd., macmaisonantiquesneworleans.com.
    Flowers: Harold’s Plants, haroldsplants.com

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    Master Bathroom & Closet by Chad Graci & Christina Graci Javanmardi

    Sheer fabric trimmed in silk fringe garnishes the Palladian window, forming an idyllic setting for DXV by American Standard’s soaking tub. A 19th-century plant stand plays host to soaps while an antique whippet statue stands guard. The floor tile is from Crossville. 

    Interior designer: Chad Graci and Christina Graci Javanmardi, Graci Interiors, 4858 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115; 504/452-0051, graciinteriors.com

    Wall paint (“Manor Stone” #2-25); ceiling and trim paint (“Granitine” #29-30): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Window treatment (“Lumina Sheer”/Biscuit #27045-002): Scalamandré, scalamandre.com.
    Trim (“2-inch Delicat Silk Cut Fringe”/Pewter #986-37475-13): Samuel & Sons, samuelandsons.com.
    Hanging light (“Small Amphora Bell Jar Pendant”/Bronze #CHC2114): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Bathtub (“St. George Freestanding Soaking Tub” #D62745004); fixtures (“Transitional Floor Mounted Bathtub Faucet with Randall Lever Handles” #D35102950); robe hook (“Randall Robe Hook” #D35102210): DXV by American Standard, dxv.com.
    Art by tub: by William McClure, williammclure.com.
    Floor tile (“Yin + Yang”/Snow Flower Plank #YY03, 3x12 inches); shower tile, white (“Yin + Yang”/Snow Flower #YY03, 1x3 inches); shower tile, black (“Yin + Yang”/Tea Garden #YY08, 3x12 inches): Crossville Inc., crossvilleinc.com.
    Cabinet (“Louis Phillippe Cabinet”/Mahogany): DOP Antiques & Architecturals, dopantiques.com.
    Table by tub (“19th-century Chinese Plant Stand”): Silk Road Collection, silkroadcollection.com.
    Robe (“Gotham Unisex Robe”/White #GORO01): Waterworks, waterworks.com.
    Dog statue (antique): Appartique, 504/345-4554. 

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    Master Closet by Regan Zibilich

    Thanks to California Closets, the master closet designed by Regan Zibilich is expertly organized. Linen-hued cabinets pair with high-gloss gray countertops for posh presentation. An aged-iron lantern pendant and Stanton’s leopard-print carpet finish the fashionable hideaway. 

    Closet designer: Regan Zibilch, California Closets, 3211 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA  70002; 504/828-5705, californiaclosets.com

    Wall and trim paint (“Tobacco” #33-19); ceiling paint (“Granitine” 32930): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Carpet (“Felix”/True Leopard #8095): Stanton Carpet, stantoncarpet.com. Through Brown & Damare, 504/833-1155.
    Pendant light (“Chatsworth Lantern”/Aged Iron #NW5100, by Niermann Weeks): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Cabinetry ( Tesoro Collection, imported from Italy, exclusive to California Closets); finish (“Tuscan Moon”); door-and-drawer front finish (“Linen”); vanity countertop (high-gloss gray finish); accent puck lights: California Closets, californiaclosets.com.
    Tray on vanity (“Wagner Medium Rectangular Tray” #WNTR04): Waterworks, waterworks.com.
    Remaining items: designer’s collection. 

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    Master Bedroom & Balcony by Ware M. Porter

    “I tried to stay away from anything overwhelmingly serious,” Ware M. Porter says of the master bedroom. Tonal striped walls and a bevy of custom lampshades set the tailored tenor. The stately bed corona and curtains were achieved using textiles from Quadrille. Its blue-striped interior fabric repeats on the skirted ottoman and armchair. Patterned wool carpet, monogrammed bed linens, and a glitzy chandelier amplify the opulence. A leather-topped writing table, a cane-back chair, and 18th-century paintings form a sophisticated workstation. 

    Interior designer: Ware M. Porter, Ware and Co., 3954 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115; 504/267-3868, waremporter.com

    Paint (“Half ‘N Half” #7-2, in eggshell and semi-gloss for tonal stripes): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Area rug (“Langham and Fine Dhurrie Rug”): Ware and Co., waremporter.com.
    Bed (“Empire Bed”/Queen): Bunny Williams Home, bunnywilliamshome.com.
    Monogrammed bed linens (“Madison” border with “Arlington” embroidered monogram): duvet (“Cordelia Charmeuse Satin Quilt”): Leontine Linens, leontinelinens.com.
    Bed corona and curtains (“Madame Butterfly”/Pinks #301342F); inner lining of bed curtains (“Mini Stripe”/Dark Blue #008381T); drapery and valance (“Castleton”/Ivory, discontinued): Quadrille Fabrics, quadrillefabrics.com.
    Sconces (“Pimlico Swing Arm” #CHD2154); chandelier (“Petite Paris Flea Market Chandelier” #CHC1407); picture light (“Frame Maker’s 30-inch Picture Light” #SL2708): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Bedside chest (18th-century France); bedside table at right (18th-century Italy): Empire Antiques, 1stdibs.com/dealers/empire-antiques.
    Table lamps (“Large Three Ball,” by Christopher Spitzmiller): Ware and Co., waremporter.com.
    Container for greenery on bedside table (“Faux Bois Cache Pot”/Matte Platinum Luster”): Christopher Spitzmiller, shop.christopherspitzmiller.com.
    Round woven table (product line varies): Waterworks, waterworks.com.
    Bench at end of bed (custom): Richard Keith Langham Inc., 212/759-1212.
    Bench fabric: Carleton V Ltd., carletonvltd.com.
    Striped armchair: Richard Keith Langham, richardkeithlangham.com.
    Armchair fabric: Carleton V Ltd., carletonvltd.com.

    Desk area—
    Desk
     (19th-century English leather-top writing table); desk chair (“Cane-Back Chair with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay,” and custom cushion by Bob Collins); paintings by desk (18th-century England); flowers: Ware and Co., waremporter.com.  

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    Guest Cottage Living room by Lisa Mende

    A tented ceiling treatment, à la Dorothy Draper, captivates in the cottage living room by Lisa Mende. “Guests enter and instantly feel happy and energized,” she says. The designer hung the valance and draperies to hide an unattractive air vent. A portrait of Frida Kahlo by local artist Ashley Longshore commands the back wall. Ballard Designs’ pink sofa and club chairs upholstered in vintage ticking stripe join antique tête-à-tête chairs with gilt frames to encircle an acrylic coffee table by Century. 

    Wall paint (“China White” #33-8); trim paint (“African Night” #32-18)): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Art (Frida with Peacocks): by Ashley Longshore, ashleylongshore.com.
    Chandelier (“Hedy” #9770): Currey & Co., curreycodealers.com.
    Seagrass carpet (“Cameroon”/Natural): Stanton, stantoncarpet.com. Through Brown & Damare, 504/833-1155.
    Striped rug (“Catamaran”/Black/Ivory): Dash & Albert, dashandalbert.com.
    Cowhide rug (“Natural Cowhide Rug”/Salt and Pepper #RT335); sofa (“Georgetown” #US229, customized); sofa fabric and drapery trim (“Suzanne Kasler Signature 13 oz. Linen Peony Fabric By The Yard”); club chairs (“Griffin Club Chair with Aged Brass Nailheads” #UC157, customized); club-chair fabric (“Vintage Ticking Stripe Black Fabric By the Yard); étagère (“Silvia” #MV325): Ballard Designs, ballarddesigns.com.
    Drapery (“Bali Hai”/Jungle, by Dorothy Draper); green-patterned pillows on sofa and club chairs (“Brazilliance, by Dorothy Draper”): Carleton Varney by the Yard, dorothydraperfw.com.
    Pair of pillows on sofa (“Les Touches” #8012138, by Brunschwig & Fils): Lisa Mende Design, lisamende.com.
    Table lamps (vintage): Lume, LLC, lume-llc.com.
    Coffee table (“Phoenix” #AEA-604-1, by Thomas O’Brien): Century Furniture, centuryfurniture.com.
    Bust on coffee table (“Evelyn Terra Cotta Bust Planter” #AO062); books: Ballard Designs, ballarddesigns.com.
    Pair of gilt chairs (antique French gilt chairs): Lisa Mende Design, lisamende.com.
    Chair fabrics (“Chiang Mai Dragon”/Ebony #173275, and “Zorio Velvet”/Ebony #68460): Schumacher, fschumacher.com.
    Pedestal table in foreground; object on pedestal table: designer’s collection.
    Urns on top of etágère (vintage): Lisa Mende Design, lisamende.com.
    Brass cachepot on étagère (“Bunny Williams Lattice Oval Cachepot” #AV878): Ballard Designs, ballarddesigns.com.

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    Guest Cottage Kitchenette by Lisa Mende

    Mende cleverly continued one of the ceiling’s canopy rays into the kitchenette. Crossville’s hexagonal wall tiles incorporate subtle texture. Appliances are from Thermador. 

    Interior designer: Lisa Mende, Lisa Mende Design,  2935 Providence Rd., Suite 202, Charlotte, NC 28211; 704/561-1466, lisamende.com.

    Wall paint (“China White” #33-8); trim paint (“African Night” #32-18)): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Ceiling paint (custom): by Thomas Oppliger Decorative Painter, thomasoppliger.com.
    Cabinetry: Homecrest Cabinetry, homecrestcabinetry.com.
    Cabinetry knob (“Facet-02”/Brushed Brass); cabinetry pull (“Facet-01”/Brushed Brass): Nest Studio, nest-studio-home.com.
    Countertop (“Haida Quartz” #Q4008): Wilsonart, wilsonart.com.
    Backsplash (“Simpatico”/Botanic #LWT02.11224BOT); flooring (“Speakeasy”/Silver Screen #AV284, porcelain stone): Crossville Inc., crossvilleinc.com.
    Rug runner (“Catamaran”/Black/Ivory): Dash & Albert, dashandalbert.com.
    Gas range (“30-inch Professional Series Pro Harmony”); range hood (wall hood with blower); dishwasher (“Masterpiece Handle and Fully Flush Stainless Steel Panel Emerald 24-inch 4 Programs and 4 Options” #DWHD440MFM)”); microwave (“Built-In Traditional Microwave” #MBES): Thermador, thermador.com.
    Sink (“Hillside 30-inch Kitchen Sink”/Canvas White #D20066030.415): DXV by American Standard, dxv.com.
    Bar cart (“Jill Bar Cart”/Antique Gold #TR046); glassware on top shelf of bar cart (“Bunny Williams Bubbly Glasses” #BG172); wine glasses (“Bunny Williams Spiral Wine Glasses” #BG228); tumblers (“Bunny Williams Spiral Tumblers” #BG230); white-and-gold tray and bowls (“Suzanne Kasler White & Gold Votives & Tray” #AC455); tiered stand by range (“Artichoke 2-Tier Sand” #BT487); crock by range (“Florentine Urn Crock”/Rustic Cream #BC075): Ballard Designs, ballarddesigns.com.
    Art: Gallery Orange, gallery-orange.com.   

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    Guest Cottage Bedroom by Jonathan savage

    Jonathan Savage’s guest cottage bedroom is masculine but refined. Twin awning-striped daybeds by Ballard Designs nestle in the corners while woven trunks afford extra storage for guests. The painted brick walls boast art by Kayce Hughes. Warm bursts of orange reference the Bayou sunsets. A gray metallic wallcovering in a shattered motif injects pattern overhead. 

    Interior designer: Jonathan Savage, Savage Interior Design, 194 Moultrie Park, Nashville, TN 37205; 615/244-5674, savageinteriordesign.com

    Wall paint (“China White” #33-8): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
    Wallpaper on ceiling (“Shatter”/Neutral, Gray): Carleton V Ltd., carletonvltd.com.
    Chandelier (“Laurence”/Pewter with Spanish Gold Accents #810): Ironware Int’l, ironwareinternational.com.
    Carpet (“New Oriental” #100569-B): Stark, starkcarpet.com.
    Daybeds (“Isabella Left Corner Daybed” #UM004, and “Isabella Right Corner Daybed #UM005);  daybed fabric (“Suzanne Kasler Signature 13 oz. Linen Flax & Blanc Stripe Fabric By the Yard” #FF047FBS ); daybed trim (“Suzanne Kasler Signature 13 oz. Linen Flax Fabric By the Yard” #FF047FLA); mattress cover (“Twin Daybed Mattress Cover” #FL383); mattress-cover fabric (“Suzanne Kasler Signature 13 oz. Linen Flax & Blanc Small Stripe Fabric By the Yard” #FF047FWS); nightstand (“Isabella Large Nightstand with Charging Station” #MB421); wicker chest (“Travelers Wicker Chest, Large” #M1431): Ballard Designs, ballarddesigns.com.
    Quilted coverlet, standard shams, standard pillowcases (“Triomphe”/Caramel): Yves Delorme, usa.yvesdelorme.com.
    Throw pillows (“Gatsby”/Putty #3143-8): Carleton V Ltd., carletonvltd.com.
    Pillow trim (“French Piping”/Rust #981-26621-112): Samuel & Sons, samuelandsons.com.
    Lamp (“Saffron Lamp” #BLH1168, by Bunny Williams Home): Lee Jofa, leejofa.com.
    Lamp shade (“Burlap Tap Drum Shade”): Lamp Shade House, lshmemphis.com.
    Pitcher on nightstand (“Optic Pitcher”/Apricot, by Orbix Hot Glass): Taigan, taigan.com.
    Art behind bed (#2 Notes in Brown); abstract art (Thoughts on Brown): by Kayce Hughes, kaycehughes.com

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    Guest Cottage Bathroom by Betsey Nixon Hazard

    The guest cottage bathroom by Betsey Nixon Hazard is beautiful in blue and ivory. Stark’s lush foliage wallcovering climbs up the walls and along the ceiling. Pratt & Lambert’s “Russian Blue” lacquer paint continues the color story on the wall trim. A plaster wall sconce keeps to the botanical theme. All plumbing fixtures are from DXV by American Standard. 

    Interior designer: Betsey Nixon Hazard, Shaun Smith Home, 3947 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115; 504/896-1020, shaunsmithhome.com.

    Wallpaper (“Raphael”/Blue #WSB-0036-0444): Stark, starkcarpet.com.
    Console sink (“Oak Hill Console Sink” #D20155002 and #D21411030); faucet (“Oak Hill Wall Mount Bathroom Faucet” #D3515545C): DXV by American Standard, dxv.com.
    Mirror (antique); accessories; towel: Shaun Smith Home, shaunsmithhome.com.
    Sconces (custom, “Diego”): Julie Neill Designs, julieneill.com.
    Drapery (“Cartier”/Pearl #235075): Robert Allen, robertallendesign.com.
    Towel bar seen in mirror (“Arrondi 9-inch Towel Bar”/Golden Champagne #BH26546BBZ): Amerock, amerock.com.
    Art (French 18th-century copper-plated academic figure studies): Kevin Gillentine Gallery, kevingillentine.com