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Elizabeth Alpaugh loves decorating for every holiday, but Halloween is her absolute favorite. "All things spooky have a special place in my heart. From an early age, I loved to watch scary movies and read scary stories. It's a holiday that doesn't have to be serious or stressful and it bring… Read more

For an out-of-town client with ties to New Orleans, Penny Francis created a dreamy getaway in the French Quarter that honors the rich history of the property, while meeting the needs of a vibrant young family and their frequent visits. Built in 1810, the compound includes a two-story Creole … Read more

Embrace the eerier side of spooky season with moody, romantic, and slightly ominous pieces. Black is definitely the new black and snakes, skulls, spikes, and studs are all fair game. Combine the best parts of the goth, gothic, and punk trends of the past into items you'll love beyond Halloween. Read more

Antiques, jewelry, and more will be available during the Estates Auction hosted by New Orleans Auction Galleries on October 23 and 24. Over 800 treasures await including pieces from the collection of New Orleans antique dealer and collector Allain Bush, owner of the now-closed Bush Antiques.… Read more

This season calls for crisp lines, exaggerated details, and doses of interesting fabrics and embellishments. Dress up your abode with architectural furniture and design heavy accessories and look sharp in a rotation of fashion forward ensembles that embrace everything from sequins to sleeves… Read more

Entertaining at home shows no sign of waning and statement trays are having their moment. Serving swanky cocktails before dinner? Need a strong and functional piece for an ottoman or coffee table? Corralling remotes, keys, or cell phones? Decorative trays in all sizes and materials are your … Read more

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Summer may be over, but our love of color is here to stay! Add bold accent pieces to any room and upgrade your wardrobe with striking new hues. From complementary pairings to eccentric and unexpected combinations, this is a sign to expand your palette in style. Read more

For the first time since the pandemic began, New Orleans Auction Galleries will host an in-person auction. The Estates Auction taking place July 24-25 offers over 800 beautiful pieces of furniture, décor, artworks, and more from a few estates including Rose Hill, a historic property in Rome,… Read more

There are two ways to handle the impending heat: leave New Orleans for a cooler locale or double down and embrace it. Summer's arrival usually ends any voluntary outdoor time, but in the spirit of accepting our city's most hot and humid season, we're making the time outside more enjoyable by… Read more

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It doesn't get any grander than living in a spacious formal home on St. Charles Avenue in the heart of Uptown New Orleans. But for Emily and Stirling Morrison and their nine-year-old triplets, the house is wonderfully relaxed and anything but staid. "Nothing is off limits or too precious," E… Read more

Adore brings you the best in parties, personalities, fashion, and food with the spotlight on the stylemakers, artists, and designers that make it all happen. Join us as we celebrate with a look back at some of our favorite stories. Here's to another five years of discovering all the best tal… Read more

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It's no wonder we're crushing on all things pink. We're looking for some fun and feel like celebrating! It's the "invite me to something" color and the happiest hue in home decor. In a range of shades from peony to bubblegum to electric, pink delivers the joy. Bring this punchy color home fo… Read more

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The iconic palm print connotes the glamorous life — nice weather, vacation vibes, and all the tropical feels. A pretty silhouette that's a tad exotic, the palm frond goes from old Hollywood to island boho to Kelly green prep with the greatest of ease. As we all yearn for travel and good time… Read more

The Odeon at South Market isn't just the tallest building to be built in New Orleans in 30 years. The new residential development is home to a beautiful collection of artwork by both female and local artists displayed through the entire structure, including the outdoor mural created by New O… Read more

Save the date for the March Major Estates Auction hosted by New Orleans Auction Galleries. Starting Saturday, March 27 at 10 a.m., the two-day auction features over 1,000 pieces of furniture, jewelry, home accessories, and art. Many of the items are from the Estate of Joyce "Penny" and B. Ga… Read more

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Each time Susan and Mauricio Prieto were in New Orleans to visit his brother Carlos Miguel, the conductor of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, they wondered out loud "Why aren't we living here? This place is amazing." And they'd lived in some pretty amazing places — 15 years in Barcelona… Read more

While it's no secret that we love a bright and bold color palette, there's something especially enticing about an earthy scheme. Often associated with minimalism, our definition of neutral is far from boring. Natural fibers bring texture to any home and wardrobe, and organic hues ensure vers… Read more

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At home entertaining nourishes both body and soul, and this is the season to run with it. Take simple themes as inspiration and set Spring tables in festive ways, creating delicious and colorful get-aways for family and friends. Read more

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Julia Reed's death last year touched readers throughout the country, especially those in New Orleans where she had lived for over 30 years. Neal Auction Company is set to offer the journalist and author's estate within its Important Winter Estates Auction taking place February 5-7. Proceeds … Read more

Last year, pre-Covid, Karen Buck started thinking about the next chapter of her working life. "For the last 25 years, I have worked professionally in marketing communications — clawing my way up from basic production work to strategy lead," she explains. "My training was in journalism, but I… Read more

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It's hard not to stop and stare while passing LeBlanc + Smith's latest and highly anticipated Uptown restoration. The 19th century St. Charles Avenue mansion is now home to The Chloe, a 14-room hotel with a bar and restaurant a.k.a. the perfect set up for a food focused group adding a boutiq… Read more

It is always a treat to visit with local attorney and art collector Jim Mounger at his beautiful art-filled Uptown home, especially during the holidays. Ever the consummate host — his holiday parties are spectacular — even dropping by the day after for a glass of wine is filled with fun conv… Read more

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With work from home and remote learning now part of our everyday language, January resolutions to "get organized" are at the top of every list. The key to a fresh start is to set small realistic goals that are easily managed over time. For planning family schedules, desk maintenance, and jou… Read more

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When Jennifer Mattingly Rareshide was growing up in Texas, she performed in the Nutcracker with the Beaumont Civic Ballet for many Christmas seasons. "Beginning in the fourth grade and until my senior year in high school, my entire month of December was swept up in the magic of this classic … Read more

For an intimate dinner party celebrating Hanukkah, Tom Cianfichi of Hazelnut set a stylish table and bar for festive cocktails and holiday fare. Taking the theme "Festival of Lights" literally, he layered the tablescapes with an abundance of sparkling candlelight. Two beautiful Menorahs — on… Read more

In an Uptown home with four energetic children under the age of 12, Kristina Fortier of Porter New Orleans created a glistening winter wonderland that the entire family enjoyed. Using a palette of Sugar Plum Fairy hues in the living room, she decorated the bookcases, coffee table, and a hand… Read more

There's a new spot in Uptown New Orleans to sip, eat, and stay awhile, even overnight if you'd wish. The Chloe, a boutique hotel, restaurant, and bar, officially opened in late October after much anticipation. The 14-room sanctuary is the first from restaurateur and 2019 Adore A-Lister Rober… Read more

In Tara Shaw's book Soul of the Home: Designing with Antiques, the designer shares tips, photography, and plenty of tales from her many years of antique wholesaling and travelling the world. Mark your calendar for these book signings where guests can visit with Shaw and walk away with a pers… Read more

The Georgian-style home that CeCe Colhoun shares with her husband Trevor, their young sons Trevor Jr. and Blaise, and Leia, their goldendoodle, is all about personal style, sentimental furnishings, and the stunning aesthetic of Audubon Park. Just about every space in the house opens up to th… Read more

While chandeliers aren't meant for swinging (sorry, Sia), they serve as more than just formal light fixtures in a stuffy room. Whether traditional or modern or whimsical, a chandelier is a striking visual centerpiece that adds character and enhances any room it might live in. From the foyer … Read more

Tara Shaw knows a thing or two about luxury European antiques and interior design. This New Orleanian has been a premier source for in-the-know designers and collectors from all across the country for over twenty years. Whether importing fine furniture from Italy, France, or Sweden, or desig… Read more

One of the world's most widespread symbols has become a mainstay in fashion and home décor — and for good reason. While often seen as mysterious and alluring, snakes represent rebirth and transformation, as well as opportunity and the source of life. Whether colorful or muted, the reptile an… Read more