New Orleans faves

I have started a new house in south Louisiana.   New construction but with a old Acadiana feel and look so we spent this past Monday looking for materials and inspiration and getting some basics decided…lucky me the new house is in the same town where this sweet client lives so Drew and I got to stay with her family. There is so much hospitality down there it is easy to combine family and work! You gotta love that!

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It was a treat being back in this house, still one of my fave projects ever.   Ahhh, having coffee here, what a treat. Thank you Guidrys for your hospitality as usual!


Rachel’s friend Marla is my new client and we have so much fun!  We met with her architect and then headed to New Orleans to check out doors at THE BANK.  Many of you have probably heard of this place.  It’s an amazing resource for cypress doors and more.

This is my kind of stripping! lol!


Just look at this place! That is Marla and I in the middle, hot because of the humidity but happy!

thebankwithmarla.jpgWe found all sort of inspiration for Marla’s new house and Drew had fun at the aquarium while we shopped! This is the night before after we arrived…he is at that age where every photo is the peace sign or something crazy;;;

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And he also discovered he loves BEIGNETS..he talked about them the entire way home!


We also went to Bevolo Lighting and I will post some of those phone pics (that is all I post any more it seems;) later in the week! Thank you Guidry family and Marla for being good to this Texas girl and her boy and sending us home with a big stuffed dolphin for little bro! And thank you to Aunt Kim and Nana for hosting Henry while we were away!

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  1. Marla Lopez says:

    What a fun time we had!!! I am looking so forward to working with you again soon… Can’t wait to see how our home turns out!!!

  2. Oh, my! The Bank looks like TONS of fun!!! So glad you and D had a fun trip together!!! And now I am plotting to paint my kitchen cabinets white! So fresh and pretty!

  3. Louisiana is the best! We lived there (Lafayette) for a year and loved the people, the music, the cajun culture, the food! And the homes all had a very specific aesthetic that I miss. Just a beautiful experience. I look forward to what you have to share with us! (and I had to laugh because everyone in Acadiana is a Guidry, a Thibideaux or a Boudreaux)

  4. Those doors!!!! Hi Rachel! Hi Drew! I’m jealous of the beignets!

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