Name: Ware M Porter

Neighborhood: Uptown

Profession: Interior Decorator, Ware M Porter and Co.

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Describe what you love about what you do: To be given trust and creative freedom to enhance someone's life with happiness is very rewarding. It is second to the lasting relationships that we form with clients who inevitably become family.

What about New Orleans inspires you? Inspiration is all around us. From the deep roots of culture, architecture, and laissez faire attitude, I'm endlessly inspired and very grateful to call New Orleans home.

How has the pandemic impacted you on a personal level? I've really been able to "stop and smell the roses." For someone that is always on the go, I've actually been able to enjoy some downtime. It's made me stop and think about the important things in life.

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Describe your personal style: Comfortable, timeless, and luxurious

Favorite museum: Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Favorite meal and where to get it: Hearts of Palm Salad and Italian Wedding Soup at Lilette

Favorite art gallery: Martine Chaisson Gallery

Favorite clothing store: George Bass

Restaurant you’ve ordered from the most during pandemic: Saba

Favorite place to listen to music: In my house

Best book you've read in the past year: The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

Interviews have been edited and condensed.

This article appeared in the September 2020 Issue of Adore Magazine.