The Patina of Personality

At the home of Betty Whitt in Baton Rouge’s Old Goodwood neighborhood, all of the furnishings and art have that rare cohesion of… more »


Romantic Rooms

In honor of Saint Valentine, Louisiana Homes and Gardens takes a look at some sexy, sultry, romantic rooms. When I started looking for… more »


The Heart of the Room: Loft Living in Downtown New Orleans

Rodney Santana Villarreal’s small condo in a converted 19th-century warehouse in downtown New Orleans features furniture of his own design, art he created,… more »


Bywater Wonderland

A Vietnamese water puppet, a miniature Easter Island statue, a 1940s guide book titled The Bachelor in New Orleans,, and a pair of… more »


Prime Builders

When Aristotle whipped out the term “architectonic,” which refers to something with a unified structure, he meant politics—apparently politicians in Athens were more… more »


A Quiet Passion: restoring the heritage of Louisiana

Most people would associate passion with loud sweaty dramatic demonstrations, perhaps like a passionate performance of Macbeth “full of sound and fury.” However,… more »


Sophisticated Comfort in Denham Springs: formal, yet unpretentious design

When designer Beth Claybourn began work on a new house for a venerable Denham Springs family, she already knew a little bit about… more »


A Sacred Setting: with original charm

Along River Road, near the holy-sounding town of Convent sits a well-kept reminder of the early days of the area called “The Priest… more »


An Oasis of Comfort & Beauty

The design of a home intertwines three conceptual strands: the desires of the designers, the structure of the space, and most importantly, the… more »


An Accidental Haven

Nearing another anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I recently went back to visit the Alexandria couple that took my family in for a week… more »