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Front door at dusk with cozy porch and white columns on New Orleans-inspired home. Designed by Kevin Harris Architect LLC. Photographed by Chipper Hatter. #southern #architecture #nola

Front door at dusk with cozy porch and white columns on New Orleans-inspired home. Designed by Kevin Harris Architect LLC. Photographed by Chipper Hatter. #southern #architecture #nola

277 Likes, 3 Comments - Free People New Orleans (@fpneworleans) on Instagram: “Gorgeous spot in the Marigny! #locallove #neworleans #nola #followyournola”

277 Likes, 3 Comments - Free People New Orleans (@fpneworleans) on Instagram: “Gorgeous spot in the Marigny! #locallove #neworleans #nola #followyournola”

If there's one city in the United States with pizazz, it's New Orleans, LA. It's fun, it's bold and it's vibrant. But the city itself can't take all the credit. Much of New Orleans' flair and fabulousness is thanks in part to its creative and inspiring residents. One of them being seamstress, designer and artist, Merry Lake. She and her home are as lively and colorful as the city she lives in.The early-1800s gem Merry owns struck her the moment she walked in six years ago. It radiated with…

If there's one city in the United States with pizazz, it's New Orleans, LA. It's fun, it's bold and it's vibrant. But the city itself can't take all the credit. Much of New Orleans' flair and fabulousness is thanks in part to its creative and inspiring residents. One of them being seamstress, designer and artist, Merry Lake. She and her home are as lively and colorful as the city she lives in.The early-1800s gem Merry owns struck her the moment she walked in six years ago. It radiated with…

A New Orleans Renovation that Captures History and Charm - Southernliving. How to make an old home new again.   A renovation is like a marriage. Once you’re in it, you’re invested—for better or for worse. Just ask designer Grace Kaynor and her husband, Sandy. When the starry-eyed couple first stepped into the 1850s Greek Revival house in the Garden District of New Orleans, they and their two children now call home, they were smitten by its towering 13-foot ceilings, intricate moldings, and…

A New Orleans Renovation that Captures History and Charm

A New Orleans Renovation that Captures History and Charm - Southernliving. How to make an old home new again. A renovation is like a marriage. Once you’re in it, you’re invested—for better or for worse. Just ask designer Grace Kaynor and her husband, Sandy. When the starry-eyed couple first stepped into the 1850s Greek Revival house in the Garden District of New Orleans, they and their two children now call home, they were smitten by its towering 13-foot ceilings, intricate moldings, and…

Expected Exterior Additions - A New Orleans Renovation that Captures History and Charm  - Southernliving. Rotten wooden railings and stairs gave Grace and Sandy Kaynor good reason to upgrade. Rather than simply replacing what had been there, they opted for better, more historically authentic iron and brick options. Local craftsmen forged iron handrails to complement the original fence, while masons rebuilt the front steps with hand-molded bricks made using antique firing techniques.

A New Orleans Renovation that Captures History and Charm

Expected Exterior Additions - A New Orleans Renovation that Captures History and Charm - Southernliving. Rotten wooden railings and stairs gave Grace and Sandy Kaynor good reason to upgrade. Rather than simply replacing what had been there, they opted for better, more historically authentic iron and brick options. Local craftsmen forged iron handrails to complement the original fence, while masons rebuilt the front steps with hand-molded bricks made using antique firing techniques.

The March issue of Southern Living features a gorgeous 1850s Greek Revival home that was transformed by owner and designer Grace Kaynor and...

The March issue of Southern Living features a gorgeous 1850s Greek Revival home that was transformed by owner and designer Grace Kaynor and...

Next Project: Wrought iron fence and stamped concrete front patio.  Can't wait!

Next Project: Wrought iron fence and stamped concrete front patio. Can't wait!

One Kings Lane has just published new photos of one of my favorite homes on earth, Sara Ruffin Costello’s New Orleans pad. The gorgeous interior was previously published by T Magazine, and I …

Sara Ruffin Costello at Home in New Orleans

One Kings Lane has just published new photos of one of my favorite homes on earth, Sara Ruffin Costello’s New Orleans pad. The gorgeous interior was previously published by T Magazine, and I …

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