Curated Style Comes Home: Signature Style Home Decor Pieces

In this companion piece to Do You Know What it Means to Love the Decorating Styles Characteristic of the New Orleans Garden District, we’ll look at interiors of homes in the New Orleans Garden District and selected signature style home decor pieces that exemplify the look.  Creative leeway, contrast, and brilliant juxtaposition work in unison with signature style home decor pieces at varying price points to represent the decorating styles expressly associated with period homes and signature NOLA style.

gold rope accent table

Rivers Spencer Interiors

vintage bombe chest

Vintage Bombe Chest

trumeau mirror

Chateau Trumeau Mirror from Hickory Manor House

French-trumeau-mirror

18th Century Painted Trumeau

When I take a visual inventory of the curated style in my own home and the home decor pieces featured in this post, I’m reminded of the spaghetti sauce ad from campaigns past that proclaims, “it’s in there!”

gilded headboard

Big, Easy Style by Bryan Batt ~ Pinterest

Big impact comes in small accent table packages.  We like to use the term spot accessory.

Spot chair.

Spot table.

Spot the fabulous contrast piece.

gold accent tables

ONE- Amelia End Table ||  TWO- Engenue Antique Mirror Side Table    THREE- Culpepper End Table  ||  FOUR-Bambusea Side Table

The accent table is perhaps the most genius of of home decor pieces.  A contemporary spot piece such as a small gold accent table(s) elegantly lends a modern twist to a predominately classic interior.  These are just a sampling of the many styles and finishes available at varying price points in the home decor market.

gold leaf antique mirrorClassic Wreath Gold Leaf Antique Reproduction Mirror 

pink cottage New Orleans

The Cottage Journal

copper lanternLantern & Scroll CH-29

House Proud Valorie Hart
From House Proud: Unique Home Design/Louisiana by Valorie Hart with Photos by Sara Essex Bradley
 

antique setteeThe HighBoy

Ebanista setteeMontmartre Settee by Ebanista

If you are fortunate enough to have access to the wonderful world of antiques stores, auctions and flea markets, keep an eye out for a diamond in the rough settee.  A stunning French settee at an equally stunning price reupholstered in the designer fabric of your choice could become a custom focal point piece to DIY for.

French settee

Louis XVI Carved Giltwood and Aubusson   ~   Fabrics from Inside Fabric

12 light crystal chandelier

Versailles 12-Light Crystal Chandelier

4 light crystal chandelierQuoizel Signature 4 Light 18″ Wide Mini Chandelier with Crystal Accents

Empire crystal chandelier

Empire 12-Light Crystal Chandelier

Ceiling Medallions

dupioni silk drapes

Heritage Landing Faux Silk Lined Drape Pair

dupioni silk curtains

 Dupioni Silk Drape in Pewter

decorative curtain hardware

Hickory Manor House Decorative Drapery Hardware

corbet accent chest

Corbett Chest by Century Furniture

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Cheleb 3 Drawer Chest

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Cando 2~Door Cabinet

European key tassels

19th-C. European Keys w/ Tassels

New Orleans interior designer Valorie Hart notes in a recent post on The Visual Vamp that silk drapes continue to be a popular choice with decoristas in New Orleans while the color orange remains a top color preference for draperies.

signature style home decor piecesBetter Homes & Gardens

A look-see of this decorating show and tell counted as the second time in one day my decorating eye crossed paths with orange drapes- reason enough to give a second thought to changing the color of the drapes in the den.

orange curtains

Antiques, lanterns, ceiling medallions, dupioni silk drapes, decorative objects d’art, ornamental accents, chandeliers dripping in crystal prisms, decorative mirrors and frames scrolled in gold leaf- the New Orleans influence comes home through signature style home decor pieces.

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Design Show and Tell Time: Beautiful Scroll Instagram Photos

Social networking is an integral tool of the blogging trade.  Those in the social media know advise selecting two to three social platforms to focus on to perfect your social media presence and contributions.  I went with the big 3 in the blogging world conference- Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.   I usually am so good at following sage advice, but in the instance of Instagram an exception is being made.  More viewer than posting participant, I must admit I am late to the Instagram photos party, but better late than never.  Instagram photos take the eye on a visual journey one scroll at a time.  Places In The Home is first and foremost a design show and tell, and I can tell you these beautiful scroll Instagram photos are show and share worthy.

@beautifuli_world

Национальный парк Бэдлендс, США

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@victoriamagazine

@abeautifulmess

Who’s in for a Sunday painting party? 🙋🏻🎨 @susan.nethercote #ABMlifeiscolorful

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@townandcountrymag

Sunday drivers in Cannes. 📷 by T&C’s @klaraglowczewska

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@toryburch

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner plates…#dodiethayerfortoryburch #dodiethayer #antigua

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@riversspencer

@dominomag

Inspiration is everywhere, as is evident from these beautiful scroll Instagram photos.

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Souvenirs: 21 Design Features From Hotel To Home

Part II of the Souvenirs series takes a look at 21 design features from hotel to home.  The purpose of the well-appointed hotel room and the design features within is to make your stay convenient, comfortable and memorable- a thoughtful and inspiring souvenir.

hotel chic at home

Hotel Chic at Home: Inspired Design Ideas from Glamorous Escapes ~ Sara Bliss 

Design and decor features of a stylish, chic and well-appointed hotel room is full to capacity with ideas to use in our homes.  I keep the camera handy and a small journal in my purse for exactly that reason.  See it.  Shoot it. Commit to design features from hotel to home memory.

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Caesars Palace Augustus Tower Master Bath

To illustrate the point, I am using some from our Las Vegas trips in this post.  Some of the rooms have been remodeled since our last stay, but we will work with what we have.

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Palazzo Hotel Master Bath

Where a hotel room for some is just a place to sleep, for me it is as much a part of the vacation as a special dinner at a gourmet restaurant or seeing a top-tier headliner show.

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Venetian Hotel Master Bath

In the spirit of Vegas lucky 21 I have selected 21 inspiring design features from hotels to home for your design and decorating implementation consideration.

Master Bathroom Features

1.  His and Hers Sinks

Better yet, his and hers bathrooms.  Since the his and hers bathrooms may not be in the cards, we will keep the focus on a design feature that is more in line with traditional bath design- his and hers sinks.  Two is better than one in the name of convenience and personal space, and storage allocation.

mason-apothecary-single-sink-console-oMason Apothecary Single Sink Console X 2

Medicine cabinets, storage tower(s) or center shelving offer excellent storage options.

traditional bathroom ideasDaniel Contelmo Architects

2.  In-Bathroom Television

Who doesn’t love a television in the dressing area of the bathroom?  I am a big fan of this design features from hotel to home idea.  Getting ready for the day, client meeting or an evening out can find us pressed for time. Having a television in the bathroom makes it easy for us to get our news, weather, traffic updates, sports scores (his) and music choice channels (hers).

flat screen television

3.  Lighted Makeup Mirror  

More the rule than the exception in today’s hotel room bathroom amenities, a lighted makeup mirror magnifies the magnificent you!

wall mounted lighted mirror

4.  Dimmer Switch

Call this a bonus lighting feature that adjusts to the task at hand.  The dimmer control allows me to add to or take away from the ambient lighting.  Up for an extra layer of lighting to optimize the lighted makeup mirror or down for a soft night light effect.

preset dimmerPreset Dimmer

5.  Double Entry Doors 

Design of the wonderfully dramatic kind.

double door bathroom entry 3 North ~ DecorPad

6. Decorative Molding Accents

molding_954Sierra Frieze Molding

7.  Stylish Bathroom Faucets

Virture bath faucet pfisterVirtue Bathroom Faucet

french-bathroom-gold-ornate-mirror-mosaic-tiled-sink-marble-vanityDecorPad

8.  Decorative Mirror(s)

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the statement making fairest of them all?

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Pagoda Mirror by Cooper Classics

KlingJ K Kling Associates ~ DecorPad

The design and decorating elements of a ranch style house giveth and taketh away.  Eight foot ceilings fall into the taketh away category, but layers of light, color, accents and accessories gorgeously guide the eye and giveth style to the overall look.

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G P Schafer

9.  Marble

Marble is the material of choice for showers, walls, floors and vanity tops.

Why?

 Because marble is just so pretty.

carrara marble bathroom vanity topHouzz

Maddux CreativeWorld of Interiors~ Maddux Creative

marble tile shower benchTraditional Home

10. Lighting

Layers and layers of task, accent, ambient and decorative lighting.

wall-sconce-lightingCushman Design Group ~ Houzz ~ Photography by Susan Teare

11. Vanity Stool

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One Kings Lane Eliza Vanity Stool – Pagoda Park

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Honaker Metal Fabric Hair Stool

Sitting pretty.

vanity chair bathTraditional Home

12. In-Drawer Electrical Outlets

Convenience comes home!

outlet drawer bathroon

13. Stylish Hardware

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Chrissy and Co

When the preliminary remodel/decor strategy session (eloquent words for the thirty minute “this is what I want, and how are you going to make my remodeling suite dreams come true?” conversation with Dave) began, my mental Rolodex flipped to I for inspiring design features from hotel to home.

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Caesars Palace Augustus Tower Hotel Room

Caesars Flamingo Road View

Caesars Palace Augustus Tower Hotel Room

The implementation of inspiring design features to further enhance the look and design of our master bathroom is presently on hold for two families under one roof reasons.  The upside is time- time that allows me to source, study and gather inspiring design features information.

Palazzo Hotel Room

Venetian Hotel Piazza Suite

Venetian Hotel Piazza Suite

Hotels roll with the what’s on trend flow when it comes to updating the interiors of rooms, and what a difference a contemporary update makes. Which do you prefer?

Venetian differences

14.  Unique Headboard

unique headboardPinterest

Wall-BooksPOPSUGAR

Height, color, pattern and texture- all present and stylishly accounted for. I like the look of the diamond tufted upholstered headboard.

JSchoenberger_MasterBedroom2Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

I ask myself “is the tall upholstered headboard on its way out?”  I tell myself “if you love the look, it’s in style.”

15.  Floor Mirror

For checking your look from head to toe.

summer house styleDecorPad

bella mirrorBella Mirror

16.  Above the Bed and Bedside Lighting

bedside lighting House Beautiful

Bedtime readers know the value of good lighting.  May I suggest adding Places In The Home and Hotel Chic at Home: Inspired Design Ideas from Glamorous Escapes by Sara Bliss to your bedtime reading list. 

sarah richardson design decorpadSarah Richardson Design ~ DecorPad

The beside swing arm sconce lamps are perfect additions in size, function and balance.

swing arm sconces

swing arm wall with sconce shade

Lamps  Plus

17.  Bedside Light Switch

Convenience again makes an appearance on the list.  I love the convenience of being able to turn out the bedroom light(s) from bed.  Does that sound right?  You know what I mean.

18.  Bed Curtains

This design feature falls into the category of maybe, maybe not, but it is well worth considering.

Paul Corrie Interiors bedroomPaul Corrie Interiors ~ DecorPad

bed-drapes-soft-bedroom-paletteAtlanta Homes & Lifestyles

19.  End of Bed Seating Options

Isabelle-Tufted-BenchAmbrine Upholstered Bench

Cassini settee

Cassini Grey Mistral Velvet Settee

A pair of upholstered stools, bench or settee placed at the foot of the bed round out my idea for extra seating and stylish function.

Barnes Vanze architects

Barnes Vanze Architects, Inc.

french-bench-gray-pinstripe-bench-pinstripe-bolster-pillowAmy Berry Design ~ DecorPad

I gave my friend a bed bench for her birthday, and it was the missing piece of her decor puzzle.  The next time I saw her husband he thanked me for supplying her with a lovely and convenient piece that now served as housing for their folded laundry.  I can lead my friends to stylish home decor, but I can not make them use it appropriately!

20.  Bed crown ~ Bed cornice

bed-crown

A bed crown cornice can be custom built for more length, and work beautifully in conjunction with an architectural piece headboard- the best of both worlds scenario.

Rococo Bed Corona18th c Ornate Rococo Bed Corona

Hickory-Manor-House-Bed-CrownHickory Manor Bed Crown

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First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s Bedroom, White House

21.  Bed Curtain with Decorative Tiebacks or Holdbacks

peach-french-bedroomDecorPad

venetian-luxury-suiteVenetian Luxury Suite

wooden-tiebacks 43 Chesapeake Court Antiques

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Emmy Curtain Tieback

Bed curtains, bed crowns and decorative holdbacks and tiebacks carry the look, the space and the eye to a regal level.

Benjamin Dhong BedroomBenjamin Dhong ~ House Beautiful

Don’t shy away from pairing two or more statement making design elements.  You will know if the two cross each other out.  There is a lot of trail and error involved in the process of making things beautiful, and plenty of fun, too.  Stylish, smart and luxurious hotel room features provide a comfortable and unforgettable experience.  Forget the soaps and shampoos- bring inspiring design features from hotel to home with you and make them your design and decorating souvenirs.

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Making A Bold Statement: Bold Home Decor

Making a bold statement with bold home decor and the bold, color wheel wow and oh so beautiful decor accessories drenched in bold home decor color is a bold move in the right and decoratively daring direction.

Steven Gambrel

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My Domaine

If you have been considering going for the bold and the beautiful, but have yet to test the waters, there’s no time like the present.

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My Domaine

Taking an all in approach to bold home decor produces bold results.

Miles-Redd-interiorsMiles Redd

Bold home decor statements in bold and living color are alive and done very well in New Orleans style as illustrated page after unique page in Valorie Hart’s book, House Proud: Unique Home Design/Louisiana. There’s no place quite like New Orleans, and Ms. Hart recognizes and features the interior design and decorating so expressly unique to New Orleans.

house-proud-louisiana-homes-1-xlnElle Decor

Another stunning feature from the pages of Elle Decor further makes the point.  New Orleans based artist Ashley Longshore’s studio is a gallery of bold expression.

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Elle Decor

Bold color incorporation on a grand scale boldly colors the world of some, where as a gradual color progression better sets the tone for others.

bold-home-officeNuevo Estilo

Rather experimenting on a small scale or full-on bold color saturation, working with bold home decor colors may be easier to do in baby steps for the decor timid or undecided.  The shallow end of the bold home decor color pool is a great place to begin.

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This contemporary armoire definitely will not fade into the woodwork, and that is exactly why I love it!  

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Fabulously funky, extravagantly elegant and guaranteed to produce a bold reaction, try coloring your world and space with one focal point piece.

Lisa Mende

Lisa Mende Design – Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Go bold and go home, Dorothy!  There’s no place like it.

Paint-Ceiling

POPSUGAR

From floor to ceiling, a brilliant contrast created through bold color, pattern and texture combined with distinctive accents and home decor accessories notes a truly unique design and decor visual experience.

bold-entrywayDomino

bold home decorFloor to ceiling-

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 “Fiori Di Como” by artist Dale Chihuly in the lobby of Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas.

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Amanda Nisbet

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Lindsey Coral Harper Interiors

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DecorPad

Bold color combinations and pattern selections capture the modern twists and turns of today’s tastes, yet stay true to the core appeal of classic designs.

bold color combinations

Southern Living

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Pinterest

Neutral walls more of what you have in mind for the space?  Introduce bold home decor to the space through spot accessories.

bold-artInterior designer by Ghislaine Viñas – Art Piece by Jason Woodside

Subtle boldness is not a firm contradiction of terms, but more a design approach to keep in mind.  This example beautifully illustrates the role color plays in bold home decor accessories servings as both focal point and integral color infusion.

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Kirsten Kelli

Traditional styles mixed with bold color choices strike a palette balance and speaks to the unique personality of the space.  Take your look boldly where no look has gone before.

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Family style time in the home of fashion designer Kim Bachmann as featured on One Kings Lane

Revisiting and refreshing vintage posts is the norm for most bloggers in these slow and easy summer months.  Readers utilize every moment of these summer long days and outdoor living nights to get the most out of their summer season, and I totally respect that.  While I hope these new reads and range of topics keeps us engaged during the summer, I also hope you will enjoy the updated posts as well.

Treasures,Trinkets and Trash: Flea Market and Antiques Shopping

Flea market and antiques shopping is all the rage, and why not? Discovering fabulous finds from yesteryear or the quintessential pièce de résistance races the heart and feeds the soul of a true treasure hunter.

Paris

There are many flea market aficionados that deeply regard Paris and the Les Puces de Saint-Ouen Market as the holy grail of flea markets – the epitome of ooh la la chic and vintage style. As for flea markets here in the good old USA,  isn’t it always flea o’clock somewhere?  I’ve frequented the best of the best- the rusty, chippy, in need of tender love and repair cream of the flea market crop.  And antique shops?  I lost count years ago.  Like a moth to a flame!

Faux Window

The one and only item I own purchased from a Paris flea market is a vintage Louis Vuitton suitcase. Factoring in the signs of age, gentle use and the honey patina,  this piece is a keeper.

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Dave the Builder brokered a deal for this little goodie as a surprise Christmas gift. A  fellow interior designer friend of ours purchased the suitcase for her husband while antiquing and fleaing in Paris.

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Now don’t hold me to it, but this Louis Vuitton suitcase may just be the closest I ever get to an actual Paris flea market. It is a dream trip on the list, but in the meantime the finds this side of the Eiffel Tower satisfy the decorative joie de vivre.

Darryl Carter for Benjamin Moore

Darryl Carter – Benjamin Moore

If there is a better way to spend a weekend afternoon than in New Orleans perusing Camp Street or strolling the streets of the French Quarter,  I have not found it yet (and goodness knows I do love the pursuit of Paris).  It’s a wonderful substitute for an afternoon in Paris only 3½ hours from my driveway.  I set my GPS -Grand Paris Style- for the Vieux Carré  and we’re off!

M.S. Rau Antiquesvia

M.S. Rau Antiques and Tara Shaw Antiques are absolute favorites.  The best of the best antiquities inhabit these two New Orleans institutions.

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You can definitely become lost in the European flair of decorative furnishings and continental treasures. 

Tara Shaw Ltd.Tara Shaw Maison

Antiquing and fleaing at flea markets is a weekend ritual of absolute bargains and beauty in the eye of  the treasure, trinkets and trash beholder. I love the phrase treasures, trinkets and trash for what it is and what it was- the name of my grandmother’s antique shop.  The appeal of flea market and antique shopping  is rooted in curiosity, appreciation, vintage love, and the art of the deal.  Avid, seasoned, and even novice  flea market treasure hunting and antique shoppers know of what I speak.  Do you brake for antique and vintage treasures?

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Remodels, Redos, And Renovations In Pictorial Preview

Remodels, redos, and renovations are the three R’s ruling the past two weeks at Casa de Places In The Home.  I’ve had a few things on the creative part of my brain (this could be trouble), and there’s no time like the present so here we go.   Let me share a in progress preview pictures with you.

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and now we have…

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Are we having fun yet?  You bet we are!  More details and pictures to come.  I have added the Our Home page with pictures of the spaces recently completed.

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