This part of the house mainly got a facelift with paint, new windows, 10” baseboards and those amazing refinished pine floors. We aren’t sure if the mantle is original to 1914, but the owners liked it (and so did I) so we kept it. What is vintage is that beautiful brick which adds a nice dose of texture to the space.
Now, let’s get into the newness:
This multi-purpose room acts as part entryway, part sitting/reading area and part office. Its small but mighty and makes a great first impression when you walk through the door! We painted the entire house BM Chantilly Lace and pulled color in from all the accessories and furnishings. My clients really wanted to channel the happy New Orleans energy with lots of color and plants but still wanted the space to feel modern and clean.
Since this is a weekend house and the owners aren’t there full time, we chose a few faux plants to add some greenery that wouldn’t die. I’ve mentioned before, but New Orleans has a tropical vibe and we wanted the house is feel very alive. The palm is super hearty and will survive but we knew a fiddle leaf fig would not. We grabbed that faux fiddle branch from West Elm and it works perfectly (and looks very realistic!)
We used more of that Cypress to create a little storage area with hooks as you walk in and borrowed some INCREDIBLY beautiful vintage rugs from Alyse Studios (who is also local to New Orleans) to bring in more yummy color.
Here is the hallway to the front door with another one of Alyse’s amazing rugs. I’m still kicking myself for not buying it but it wouldn’t fit in my suitcase. It was so very beautiful in person!
That desk was the perfect choice for the room! There is just enough storage and space for a laptop, books, art and accessories. Nothing too fussy, but just enough to give this corner some character. I would love to work at this desk for a day with that morning sun and a delicious cup of coffee at the ready!
What do you guys think? I just love this home and seeing the pictures just brings all the smiles. I’ve gathered most of the sources below with links if you are into it!