Is it the bright colors, the pastels, or the friendly building proportions? Is it the spicy food or the brass music you hear around the corner?
This mix of old and timeless should never go out of style!
Splendid cast iron balconies are found throughout the Vieux Carre (French Quarter), and a grand collection of restored French colonial, Spanish, Creole and American architecture, dating from the mid 1700's through the early 20th century, is a true delight as you walk by.
|French Quarter Yoke Lantern|
(Bevolo gas lights)
|Wallace bench (Lee Jofa)|
- upholstered in 'Les Rizieres' -
|'Les Rizieres' - upholstery fabric black/gold|
(Brunschwig & Fils)
|Asta Side Table (Lee Jofa)|
Strolling along, you are surrounded by history and uniqueness, as Greek revival style mixes with Queen Ann and Victorian embellishment.
Le Vieux Carre is the 85-square-block original foot print of New Orleans.
|Cascading glass Chandelier|
by Gaetano Sciolari
|Indigo Fairwood dresser|
(Peter Dunham Textiles)
|'Helios' plaid /mussel shell|
upholstery fabric for sofa
|'Ivy' customize sofa (Robert Allen)|
- upholstery: Helios plaid -
|"Barbara' - art by Hayley Gaberlavage|
The famous New Orleans Hurricane cocktail was created in the 1950's by a local bartender - it was originally served in the glass piece of hurricane lamps.
Walking through the city, one is amazed how much it resembles Europe - why has history not been more preserved and protected throughout the United States?
Being connected to the past helps us know who we are and how to move forward into the future - it gives us a firm footing to walk purposely on our life path.
|'Stretchin It Out' by James Michalopoulos|
|George Briard ceramic lamp|
|Grafton bench (Kravet)|
- upholstered in 'Serendip' by Manuel Canovas -
|'Serendip' - upholstery fabric|
|Abellona Cross mirror|
|Andre Arbus bronze sconces|
|Cobble Hill industry city chair|
(Serena & Lilly)
(Serena & Lilly)
|'Street musician with guitar'|
by Willie Birch
|Blakely console (Kravet)|
|Boutique Accent chair|
|Druggist Eye Vase|
|Copper Hanging Light|
(Lantern and Scroll)
|Vintage Industrial stool|
|'Dew Drop Club'|
by Bill Hemmering
All nature and architecture photographs were taken by author.
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