NOLA Decorator Showhouse – Southern Style

Interior designers have come together to transform this stunning NOLA mansion into a decorator show house to define Southern style in modern times.

The Victorian mansion, built in 1895, has been decorated by over 25 interior designers, all with Southern roots and an eye for traditional designs. The mansion will be open for public tours from May 19th through June 12th.

This event is the brain-child of Robert Leleux, a design guru with a love for all things Southern. The festival includes great food, southern hospitality and of course, beautiful interiors. The home is located at 7618 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans and has been completely re-vamped, inside and out.

The showhouse goes to show that traditional interior design can beautifully blended with contemporary design elements to create a unique, updated space. The mansion’s transformation began with the exterior. The original dark tones did nothing to highlight the timeless beauty of the home, so the design team took it from dark and drab to a fresh, antique white.

Before:

Mansion before

From outdated to swoon-worthy.  

After:

Mansion after

New Orleans has always been a melting pot of history, cultures, and aesthetics, making it the perfect back-drop for this event.

Patrick Flynn Room

Created by interior designer, Patrick Flynn, this upstairs room adds modern, whimsical touches to an otherwise traditional space. Even the artwork is a subtle blending of the ages.  

Melissa Rufty interior

Foyer decorated by designer Melissa Rufty. This space is more than just a blend of traditional southern style and contemporary touches. This room transcends not only times and genres, but cultures. A perfect showcase of NOLA culture!

butlers pantry

Trendy pieces like the ever-present pineapple add fun elements to this butler’s pantry designed by Lindsey Coral Harper.

Sitting area Rose quartz

A feminine quality is added to this room with 2016’s latest color, Rose Quartz, while trendy design elements like the Lucite chairs add a contemporary twist.

I highly recommend this event to anyone that can make it. To purchase your ticket, click here.

Stay inspired.

Margery Wedderburn

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