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.
Cilegon Gold Framed Wall Mirror
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!”
Big, Easy Style by Bryan Batt ~ Pinterest
Big impact comes in small accent table packages.
We like to use the term spot accessory.
Spot the fabulous contrast piece.
Marshfield Tray Top Cross Legs End 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.
Classic Wreath Gold Leaf Antique Reproduction Mirror
Clarksburg 4 – Light Lantern Geometric Chandelier
Abramo Antique Lead 4 -Bulb 26.25″ H Outdoor Hanging Lantern
Conte 4 – Light Lantern Geometric Chandelier
3 – Light Lantern Bell Chandelier
From House Proud: Unique Home Design/Louisiana by Valorie Hart with Photos by Sara Essex Bradley
Italian Gilt and Cream Florentine Painted Vintage Accent Chest or Nightstand
Montmartre 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.
Louis XVI Carved Giltwood and Aubusson – Fabrics from Inside Fabric
Versailles 12-Light Crystal Chandelier
Karlton 6 – Light Candle Style Empire Chandelier with Crystal Accents
6 Light Chandelier by Minka Metropolitan
Frida 6-Light Candle Style Classic / Traditional Chandelier
Lucrezia 8-Light Candle Style Empire Chandelier
Montgomery Unique / Statement Empire Chandelier
Heritage Landing Faux Silk Lined Drape Pair
Hickory Manor House Decorative Drapery Hardware
Fiore 3 Drawers Standard Dresser
French Antique Key w/ Teal Tassel
Louis XVI-Style French Buffet, c. 1900
French Painted Buffet in Louis XVI Style
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.
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.
Dupioni silk drapes.
Decorative objects d’art.
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.