Wednesday, October 27, 2010

halloween Decor

Sometimes Halloween and many other holidays can seem to get a little tacky. I have some great ways to keep things stylish and classic without breaking the bank. If you are hosting a Halloween house party there is one place that you definitely need to check out. Hazelnut has many great things for the perfect party. To serve your guests wine and other drinks use this black and white skeleton decanter set. As small party favors give out festive fall scented wrapped pumpkin candles. If your guests tend to get a little messy make sure you have some Frankenstein paper napkins for them to clean up. And to add a little glitz and glam to your coffee table place this metallic skull on your coffee table. Make sure you greet yours guests in costume too by wearing one the hand made masks by the Little Shop of Fantasy. This shop offers an array of masks from leather, feathered, buckrum, and metal. This is an easy way to style it up for Halloween in good taste. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Louisiana Homes & Gardens

Hey everyone!  Please pick up the new issue of Louisiana Homes & Gardens.  It features a house I did on Bayou St. John.  I was also honored to receive the cover this time.  Check it out.  I hope you enjoy!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Texture for Fall

This fall there is a lot going on.  Animal prints are everywhere, shiny metallics seem to be a big hit but if your not convinced to change your entire d├ęcor to fit a trend we have something easy that you can do.  Switch out your regular pillows for some with autumn colors and texture to instantly transform your sofa.  On your mantel or bookcase add textured accent pieces to draw attention and create a focal point.  Add textured decorative balls to your coffee table to also help add interest to your space.  Doing these small things can help revamp any room for fall.  

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mingon Faget's John Humphries

John Humphries is a New Orleans jewelry designer and has recently unveiled his “Second Line” collection.  His jewelry is available at Mignon Faget Galleries as well as the Ogden Museum Center for Southern Crafts and Design.  Humprhies latest collection “Second Line” was presented last weekend at Art for Art’s Sake and includes necklaces, bracelets, pendants and earrings in sterling silver or stainless steel.  

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

art for arts sake

Tomorrow night is Art for Art’s Sake and is the beginning of fine arts season.  More than 30,000 art spectators come party and celebrate the great variety of our local artists’ work.  New Orleans is home to hundreds of galleries and shops that will be open on Saturday evening.  The 3 main districts that host Art for Art’s Sake is the Warehouse District which is centered around Julia Street, The Contemporary Arts Center, and Magazine Street.  There are all different types of art to view from classic to contemporary art to outstanding photography, sculpture and more.  So come out and support New Orleans and its local artists.