This year's Tour includes two neighborhoods, Lakeview and Uptown, and is set for next Saturday, March 27, 2010. The sale of the tickets goes 100% to Junior League funded projects. SO....you can contribute to bettering New Orleans all while enjoying some kitcheny eye candy and hopefully gaining some new ideas for your own spaces.
I definitely plan to detail the highlights of the Tour for you gimleters, but figured I would include a sneak scan of my favorite kitchen so far. This choice, of course, is only based upon the spread in New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles, but I think it is a great space. Such a bright, clean and contemporary room. It is airy, yet compact. Nice work!
I particularly love their bar stools....I have the side chair in the same style from Arteriors (well, it is Arteriors, but do you know where I got it? The Home and Garden Warehouse on the Northshore. We need to talk about that mecca soon), and it is hot!
I think it will be interesting to see the current kitchen trends in New Orleans and compare them to what is going on in the design world at large. I hope you will enjoy it as well! If you are interested in purchasing a tic, head to the JLNO website.
(Warning: My snaps may be a little boozy, though...I was invited to go in on a limo ride with some friends as part of a "Kitchen Tour Package." Genius fundraising idea....design, Spring, friends, drinks!)
P.S. I snapped this sign recently in my neighborhood.
I love anything that has "upscale" and "yard sale" in the same sentence. I plan to attend...early bird style. Let me know if you are interested. As hopefully evidenced by this blog, I am a good scavenger and would love to assist you in any "fug" or "fab" quandaries.