The happy Nola home: the living room


Rug / Coffee table / Chair / Table lamp base / Table lamp shade / Side table / Picture ledge / Fiddle leaf fig tree / Throw / Kiln pillow (similar) / Lady art / Grey felt pillow / Blue geometric pillow

Welcome to the happiest of living/dining rooms in all of New Orleans! I’m so excited to share this space with you guys! It’s all the things I love in a room: bright, cheery, modern with a side of vintage! Before we get into all the details, let’s take a peek at how the room started out during the renovation state:


This space originally started out as 2 smaller bedrooms, but my clients tore some walls down and converted it to this glorious open space! Isn’t that just the best view, ever (below)?


The main goal throughout the whole house was to keep the finishes and the decor cohesive with a good flow and maintain a modern and happy vibe. My clients didn’t want a lot of stuff cluttering up the place, but they did want their home to feel warm and inviting and lived-in.


The magic of white walls (all painted BM Chantilly Lace) with pops of beautiful color make the place feel so special and full of life. We included a bunch of rugs and textiles from New Orleans artist Alysestudios and they were just perfect in this home, providing color, texture and that vintage charm and character. You guys know I love West Elm (and so did my clients) so we turned to them for a lot of the furniture you see throughout the house. I love the fresh & modern aesthetic and I’m obsessed with that Roar + Rabbit swivel chair!


Rug / Console / Metallic poufs / Botanical print / Number poster / New Orleans Shotgun print

When I arrived at the house, that wall (pictured above) was empty apart from the TV and the media console. We kinda scratched our heads as to what to do with it since it was quite large and a bit awkward. Decorating around a black box is tricky and did I mention the 13’ ceilings? I’ve always found a gallery wall to be a good solution for a TV area, so it was all systems go designing and curating that bad boy.

I don’t remember how many hours we spent trying to carefully plan it out (it was many and gallery walls aren’t easy in my opinion) but I feel pretty good about how it all turned out. We used a bunch of Jenny’s Print Shop prints (what a great resource for affordable and downloadable art!) as well as a few pieces I brought from home and some my client had on hand. We wanted to capture some of the Nola spirit in the art, so we made sure to use a few local pieces as well like the Soul Rebels poster and the Grove Street Press New Orleans shotgun print.


The whole experience in New Orleans was so great and I love the way the house turned out! My clients are happy too, which is the icing on the cake!

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