Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Pretty New Orleans Cottage
No less than four of my friends have taken trips to New Orleans in the last month or so. Their fun vacays got me thinking about how much I liked this Cottage Living Idea House. The traditional shotgun-style house was built to fit right in to this historical neighborhood.
Designed by Ann and Jane Dupuy, the front door opens into a parlor lined with bookcases.
The room's pretty monochromatic scheme sets the tone for the first floor.
I've always loved the simple desk area.
Further in, the kitchen has iconic cottage details like beaded board and bin pull cabinet hardware.
But the real show-stopper is the barn door over the pantry and the chalkboard-painted wall.
The powder room is dressed up with a pretty mirror and a wall-mounted faucet.
Nearby, an office nook is no doubt the home's command center.
Along the back of the house, the living and dining rooms have horizontal planking and French doors. The gas lanterns are a nod to the Crescent City.
I also the the simple, but well-appointed dining room. New Orleans design has a reputation for being over-the-top, so I love this more clean interpretation.
The French doors open to a wonderful back porch overlooking the courtyard garden.
Upstairs, the master bedroom is swathed appropriately in French blue and outfitted with Leontine Linens, of course!
And what's not to love about a wallpapered walk-in closet!
Photos are by Robbie Caponetto and Roger Foley.