New Orleans Love!

I just returned from another great visit to one of my favorite cities - New Orleans!  As a designer I gain so much inspiration for my 'vault' to use in current & future design projects.

 

I love the great architecture, the live music everywhere, the garden courtyards, the mighty Mississippi, the free spirits of today (and the spirits of the past), the Cajun cooking, Michalopoulos, that distinct New Orleans accent and much more.

Here are some of my inspirations:

Brass trumpet light fixture for a Musician Client & blue globe pendant installation for a Client's Dining Room

Bottle ceiling installation for a Client's Bar - residential or commercial

Medallions for adorning a wood fireplace surround, a wood framed mirror, or a bookcase

I'd hire my talented artist cousin from Salem, MA Jill Pabich to paint this in a children's library or playroom

Quintessential New Orleans

 
 This is Soul Project.  Go hear them live if you're in NOLA!  

I'd repeat the magical quality of this beaded tree in a client's Outdoor Room

I loved meeting this artist Steve Martin!  He has great energy & enthusiasm...and art.  These frames are salvaged after Katrina and he has a great story behind his works.  
 
 Visit his gallery if you're in New Orleans.
   
 Colors for a Master Bedroom
 
 Kitchen inspiration

Great colors, details, materials & original use of beads 

 Kitchen Floor inspiration (I did something similar in a client's bathroom)

 
Interesting moment

  
Fun kids artwork
   
Was here in 1995 on a cross country drive...it's still there!
 
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Hope you enjoy!

~Lisa