Silestone: Making it Right in Post-Katrina New Orleans

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One of several homes in New Orleans’ Lower 9th ward designed by world-renowned architects participating in Brad Pitt’s “Make it Right” program. Spanish surface materials company Cosentino has provided their Silestone product for kitchen and bath counters for the homes in the Make it Right program. Happy homeowner welcoming the Blogtour New Orleans team into her home. Thanks to Make … Read More

Du Verre: Sculpted Hardware That Inspires

Carmen NatschkeSpotlight: Decor & Furniture

duverre hardware drawer

Artistically designed, finished by hand and eco-friendly, Du Verre Hardware elements command attention and make a striking and unique addition to your kitchen and bath. Stunning jewelry to adorn kitchen and bath cabinets from traditional to contemporary. Thinking outside the box – love the use of this Du Verre hardware element as a decorative hook.

Inspired by New Orleans Ironwork

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GARDEN DISTRICT Garden District: Blue Lace Ironwork New Orleans. Garden District:Madonna and Child Ironwork New Orleans. Garden District: Asian Influenced Ironwork New Orleans. Garden District: Simple Ironwork New Orleans. Garden District: Ironwork at Ann Rice’s Former House New Orleans. Garden District:Ironwork Details Lafayette Cemetery New Orleans. Garden District: Rusted, intricate ironwork Gate Lafayette Cemetery New Orleans. FRENCH QUARTER WAREHOUSE/ARTS DISTRICT MAGAZINE STREET

2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Highlights

Carmen NatschkeDecor by X, To the Trade: Design Shows & Events

Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2013 KBIS New Orleans (383)

DESIGN SPOTLIGHT Striking elegance and glamour in bath design from Ann Sacks and Kallista. Beautiful design pairings combining TOTO bath fixtures and Villeroy and Boch tub and sink. Stunning black Lavastone counter and sinuous kitchen faucet from Rohl. CREATIVITY on DISPLAY at KBIS Brizo’s creative and inspiring bath sink and faucet water fountain display had the KBIS crowds oohing and … Read More

Exploring New Orleans with Blogtour NOLA

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Architectural delights in the French Quarter swathed in colors rich in history and beauty. Buildings adorned with lace-like iron work balconies dressed with spring flowers on Rue de Chartres in Jackson Square. Fortune-tellers divining futures. Jazz band preparing to entertain the crowds. Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France, also called St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. Courtyard lunch at … Read More