19 Photos of Splendid European Antiques at Empire Antiques

Not far from New Orleans' famed French Quarter, one can find Magazine Street located slightly outside the elegant and lush boundaries of the Garden District. There a magnificent haven of historical homes converted into enchanting shops - stocked with storied European antiques arranged in inspiring vignettes - welcome interior designers, antiques lovers, decorating divas and design tourists. One of those enchanting shops is Empire Antiques which specializes in 17th, 18th and ...

12 Beautiful Photos of Old World Style at Antiquites d’Europe

Magazine Street in New Orleans is home to a bevy of elegant historical homes converted into antiques-filled shops. One such exquisite shop is Antiquites d'Europe owned by antiques expert Petricia Thompson. With an impressive collection of 18th and 19th century European antiques from France, Sweden and Italy, Petricia's shop is an inspiring visual journey through design history. Antiquites d'Europe Photo Tour Petricia's Magazine Street boutique is filled with 18th and ...

Wild to Manicured: 18 Enchanting & Colorful Flower Gardens

Perfectly manicured ball topiary rises above blue-violet flowers adding color and elegance to this small statue garden. (Garden location: Vero Beach, Florida.) Pink and purple Bougainville flowering vines climb arched trellises in this southern European styled garden with Mediterranean architectural influence. (Garden location: Miami, Florida.) Appearing whimsically wild this bright kaleidoscope of flowers is kept orderly and neat corralled in a brick trimmed circular garden replete with an ...

21 Sophisticated, Sexy & Stylish Seating Options for the Home

Fashion-infused design made its way to the 2015 High Point Furniture and Design market this spring. Furniture design houses took inspiration from the world's fashion runways in a broad and interesting spectrum from 70s vintage glamour to bountiful botanicals to Hermes-style orange tinted decor confections.  Style mainstays including animal prints, organic shapes, metallic finishes and the enduring paisley motif were also on show, though in many cases they were ...

Elegant Antiques & Decorations at Malachite in New Orleans

I love the combination of these striking Gooseneck Bergere peacock blue chairs with gilded ornamentation upholstered in a luxe strie fabric trimmed with brass nail studs juxtaposed with the geometrically-shaped contemporary brass and smoked glass accent table. Exquisite, elegant and timeless bud and flower vases in brass and stone. The brass lobster reminds me of the decor that graced the cocktail tables in my aunt's Madrid home. An ...