AUGUST 2021 | ISSUE NO.8
Dear Friends and Clients,
As the world slowly opens up and the pandemic starts turning into a distant memory, we all want to travel to exotic locations. We’ve been stuck at home for months on end so it’s only natural that our minds wander off into dream-land with thoughts of faraway places.
I always approach travel the same way I approach interior design: Mindfulness.
For me, mindful travel is more than just an escape from the daily grind and a new place to explore. It’s about seeing a new way to approach and relate to a newly inspired sense of beauty. It’s fully integrating yourself in experiencing not only your destination, but experiencing it with an open mind and heart — making space for new ideas and perspectives.
With these ideas in mind, come with me in today’s newsletter on a mindful journey to New Orleans and some of it’s hidden gems…
Destination is never a place, but a new way of
thinking –Henry Miller
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!
New Orleans is one of my favorite cities, and it’s not just the French influence that makes this place special. It stands out from other American cities because it has a rich history of unique architecture that you can’t find anywhere else in America!
ms, like this shotgun house in the Garden District. With Mardi Gras beads strewn over the iron-wrought fence, you know that New Orleanians are proud to keep their rich heritage alive!
During our last visit to shop for Belladue, Adue’s sister biz, we serendipitously stumbled upon the most perfect French Antique store on Jackson Street. Not only is parler francais welcome there, but the delicacy of the French style along with the bold strength of color makes me feel like these old pieces are dancing in front of me.
The use of primary and secondary colors along with white, cream, and gold on this old french antique furniture is my color dream. It’s like being surrounded by the most delicate pastel blossoms in springtime!
Inspire Your Home Decor With Wanderlust
Forget shopping online the next time you want to add something deliciously unusual to your living space, because this is a task that needs hands-on exploration! Surrender yourself to the experience of wandering wild and free to inspire your home décor.
You’ll be surprised by what you stumble on when given the chance to look and touch everything in person.
These one-of-a-kind classic pillows caught my eye during my own wanders down Magazine Street in New Orleans. A mother-daughter creative duo delicately removes decorative pieces from remnants of old uniforms and hand sews them onto new velvet pillow fabric bringing new life as exquisite pieces unlike anything else!
Well what are you waiting for? Go explore!
Interior Design For Inspired Living
Invite me to work with you and I promise to be unswayed by the passing dictates of fads. I will incorporate my love for the arts and the richness of color along with your vision and deliver an eclectic, yet balanced sensibility to your interior. Tell me about your project!