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Smoke and Mirrors—a post for lovers of transitional, contemporary, and art-deco design.

It’s no secret that I’m an avid advocate for the rescue, repair, and preservation of antiques. Architectural antiques. Furniture antiques. Antique clocks. Antique dishes and flatware. Every time I snag a historical item for our home or someone else’s, I feel like Wonder Woman. Come to think of it, with the exception of those creepy [...]

By | November 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Restoration Business- It’s Not What You Think

I bet you’re thinking this is another post about construction, huh? Nope, it’s not. Not today. It’s about restoration of a different sort altogether. Confession time—life has been a bit too busy for me lately. The long lists of to do’s, the hectic pace of my day, the loads of laundry, and piles of dirty [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sometimes, We All Need A Break

Confession time. A few mornings  ago I woke up feeling rather worn for the wear. My heart was heavy as the holidays were drawing to a close.  The kids would be back at school in a few short days. Regrettably, we hadn’t had as much family time together as we’d hoped we would. While I [...]

By | January 8th, 2017|ANTIQUITY|2 Comments


Bold Colors. Make it POP.   Ever bought an accessory or piece of furniture that blended perfectly with your room’s color palette, only to find it bland and boring once you got it home? Or better still, have you ever felt dissatisfied after choosing a neutral color instead of a fun one, because you were [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|ANTIQUITY|2 Comments

How to Choose A Wall Color

I'm not entirely certain when or how it happened, but color is one of my emotional sweet spots. The right wall color evokes strong reactions from me.  I see a bright yellow flower, and I'm immediately happy.  Scarlet lipstick conjures mental images of my beautiful mother and her feminine stilettos.  A soft blue sky soothes [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|ANTIQUITY|0 Comments

Our Season Of Thankfulness: The Louisiana Flood

Our Season of Thankfulness came a little early this year.  It was unexpected, uninvited, and veiled in unlikely disguise. Beau and I discovered the most profound reason for gratitude in the wake of muddy Louisiana flood. Community. Ours is remarkable, more like one big family.  And regardless of how historians will one day recount the [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|ANTIQUITY|0 Comments

Happiness is the best facelift.

  Without my even realizing it, the shabby shop on Rees Street assumed a life of her own. The ole dame is no longer a raggedy, run-down building, but rather she is now a snazzy little number, and she’s dressed to take the world by storm. A couple of weeks ago I slid my brand [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|ANTIQUITY|4 Comments

Design Mom Article

We are so honored to have had the opportunity to work with the Design Mom blog. It was an absolute pleasure and honor to be a part of this family home and design blog. You can see our featured article at Design Mom here.

By | July 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments


“Lee,” he called from the living room, “I just found a building for sale in downtown Breaux Bridge!” “Oh?” Distracted with my internet search, I wasn’t paying much attention. (Don’t judge, I was shopping for shoes!) “No, Lee…you gotta see this.” Beau came over and laid his laptop on the table in front of me.  [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|ANTIQUITY|8 Comments